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HOLY SOLDIER: 'Live, Rare And Raw' DVD Details Revealed

More details have been released about the upcoming limited-edition DVD featuring HOLY SOLDIER's never-before-released video clips from their first two CDs as well as some rare clips from the bands personal archives, plus footage from a recent performance at a Christian metal festival called Up From The Ashes. Due on April 22 via Roxx Productions, ...

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DIO: In Writing Mode

Ronnie James Dio's (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Ronnie and company are busy writing a new [DIO] studio record to be released later this year. Touring is expected to gear up in May with a South American jaunt, followed by a European tour commencing May 27 ...

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The God that Never Was - DISMEMBER

DISMEMBER is the sound of dirt and ugliness — always have been, always will be. And aren't we fortunate because of it? Both DISMEMBER and ENTOMBED (and the early incarnation, NIHILIST) are credited with that filthy and motoring, Sunlight Studio sound, but to me DISMEMBER always stuck more closely to it than their Swedish brethren, ...

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Entering the Diabolic Trinity - SATHANAS

Long-running underground U.S. black metal act SATHANAS drop their fifth album courtesy of Singapore's Pulverised Records (pay attention to this label). Blackened thrash is more like it, with an emphasis on the thrash part. The secret to "Entering the Diabolic Trinity" is in its non-nonsense, in-your-face approach. Black metal in feel only (largely because of ...

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DEE SNIDER's BIKERS FOR BABIES RIDE Scheduled For May

On Sunday, May 21, 2006, an estimated 2,000 motorcyclists will join Dee Snider (radio personality and lead singer of TWISTED SISTER) and the March of Dimes in the fight against premature birth at Dee Snider's fourth annual Bikers for Babies Ride. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Hempstead Turnpike ...

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RIOT: More European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added more European dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Copernico Apr. 08 - Lauda – Konigshofen, GER @ Tauber Franken Hall Apr. ...

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HOLY TERROR Schedule First Show In 16 Years

Reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR will play their first show in 16 years on March 11 at El Corazon (109 Eastlake Ave.) in Seattle. This will mark the band's debut live performance with new vocalist Chris Tretton (MIDNIGHT IDOLS) and it will be the only HOLY TERROR gig before bassist Jeff Matz (also ...

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KALEDON Part Ways With STEELBORN RECORDS

Italian power metal band KALEDON have parted ways with Steelborn Records (division of Nortwind Records). "After four years of collaboration, this label was to small for us, so we decided to look up for a bigger one," the band write on their web site. "We thank our old label manager for his work and for ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Wrath Of The Norsemen' DVD Details Revealed

Metal Blade Records has released the details of the upcoming AMON AMARTH DVD, "Wrath of the Norsemen", due in Europe on April 24 (April 21 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The three-disc set will be released in a deluxe 10-page digipack with special gold-laminated slipcase. The main body of the DVD is the Cologne show from ...

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DIO: 'Holy Diver Live' CD Due In April

Eagle Rock Entertainment/Spitfire Records has set an April 18 North American release date for DIO's "Holy Diver Live" CD (one day earlier internationally). Captured live in front of a sold-out London crowd, "Holy Diver Live" sees Ronnie James Dio delivering a truly memorable performance on this truly memorable night. Dio has been hailed as one ...

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DARK FORTRESS Confirmed For Germany's METALLIC NOISE FESTIVAL

German black metal band DARK FORTRESS have been confirmed as the co-headliners of this year's Metallic Noise Festival, set to take place July 14-15 at Festplatz in Burgstetten-Erbstetten, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DISBELIEF DARK FORTRESS HOLY MOSES NOCTE OBDUCTA DESASTER BRESCHDLENG COCKROACH CRISIS NEVER ENDS DARK WIRE DAVIDIAN DOOMSHINE KARKADAN ...

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DISBELIEF Confirmed For Germany's METALLIC NOISE FESTIVAL

German death metallers DISBELIEF have been confirmed as the second headliners of this year's Metallic Noise Festival, set to take place July 14-15 at Festplatz in Burgstetten-Erbstetten, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DISBELIEF HOLY MOSES NOCTE OBDUCTA DESASTER BRESCHDLENG COCKROACH CRISIS NEVER ENDS DARK WIRE DAVIDIAN DOOMSHINE KARKADAN MUCUPURULENT SCENES SUBCONSCIOUS ...

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MASTER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

MASTER have been confirmed this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Meanwhile, KORPIKLAANI were forced to cancel their appearance at the event, reportedly due to an exclusivity clause in connection with their performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. The festival billing is ...

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HOLY SOLDIER, RIVERA BOMMA Sign With ROXX PRODUCTIONS

Roxx Productions has announced that they have officially signed two new artists to their business roster: HOLY SOLDIER and RIVERA BOMMA. HOLY SOLDIER are currently putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated DVD, "Holy Soldier – Live, Rare and Raw". The disc will contain tons of archive stuff for the faithful fans as well as ...

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POSSESSED Frontman To Guest On New KULT OV AZAZEL Album

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following update: "Writing for the fourth release has begun. We have also summoned the immortal Jeff Becerra [ex-POSSESSED frontman] from the abyss to co-write and record guest vocals for a new track on the yet-untitled album. Also an exclusive track of POSSESSED's 'Holy Hell' will appear ...

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MEGADETH: 'Arsenal Of Megadeth' DVD Collection Details Revealed

MEGADETH has teamed with Capitol Records/EMI Music Catalog Marketing to unleash "Arsenal of Megadeth", a new comprehensive two-disc DVD collection available March 21. A visual career anthology containing 32 previously unreleased clips, "Arsenal of Megadeth" chronicles the rise and evolution of the band, providing fans with a heavy metal armory of music videos, interviews, home ...

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VADER Banned In Malaysia

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "VADER is on the list of 228 metal bands banned in Islamic Malaysia. The National Fatwa Council issued the religious decree against the 'black metal cult,' citing practices in which members stamp on the holy Koran, drink alcohol and freely ...

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TREPALIUM: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TREPALIUM song, entitled "Decased My Life", has been made available for download at VS-Webzine.com. The track comes off the French power/death metal band's new CD, "Alchemik Clockwork of Disorder", due February 21 via Holy Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Through The Absurd", "Alchemik Clockwork of Disorder" was recorded by Sylvain Biguet ...

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LEATHERWOLF Complete Work On New Album

Vocalist Wade Black of the legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF (also ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are finallizing label/distro on who will be in on up-and-comings for new year. Finally the new LEATHERWOLF record was just finished. Mr. Dean (Cohiba) Roberts has just gotten back from his ...

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PRAYING MANTIS, HOLY MOSES Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

PRAYING MANTIS and HOLY MOSES are the latest confirmed acts for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BLITZKRIEG CANDLEMASS GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER 31 ...

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