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Skinhead Cop Fronts Satanic Death Metal Band

Jennifer Dann of New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz has issued the following report: A tattooed skinhead south Auckland policeman is the frontman for a satanic death metal band which calls for the "eradication of the weak and inferior". New Zealand Police Minister Annette King plans to ask the police commissioner for a report on Constable ...

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COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN Hard At Work On New Album

COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, the band featuring Kevin Quirion on bass/guitar/vocals and Derek Roddy (HATE ETERNAL) on drums, have finished recording bass, guitars and drums for their new album, tentatively due in early 2006. Entitled "An Examination of Being", the CD is being recorded at Derek's personal studio in Deerfield Beach, FL with Roddy at ...

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SUBMISSION Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

Danish metallers SUBMISSION, who won the "Best Self-Financed Release" prize at the Danish Metal Awards 2004, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Failure to Perfection", tentatively due in early 2006 via Listenable Records. The first part of the album recordings was done at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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DISILLUSION To Enter Studio In February

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in February to begin recording their sophomore full-length effort for a May/June 2006 release via Metal Blade Records. The band are currently finishing up the songwriting process at their own Salvation Recording studio in Leipzig and are describing the new material ...

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SUBMISSION Confirmed For Denmark's GODZZFEST Metal Festival

Danish metallers SUBMISSION, who won the "Best Self-Financed Release" prize at the Danish Metal Awards 2004, have been confirmed for the Godzzfest Metal Festival 2005, set to take place November 19 at Godset in Kolding, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, HATESPHERE, RAUNCHY, AS WE FIGHT and DAWN OF DEMISE. More ...

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Muscle, Guts and Luck - LAMONT

Unabashed shitkicker rock and roll from Boston. LAMONT are one of those bands that's rattling around the country in a bombed-out van at any given moment, en route to a gig for 26 people at a broke-dick bar in Nowheresville, living that particularly no-hope strain of the rock and roll dream, sleeping on floors, fueled ...

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CIRITH UNGOL: Official Tribute Album Due In Early 2006

Germany's Solemnity Music will be issuing the first "official" tribute to CIRITH UNGOL, entitled "One Foot in Fire". The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in January/February2006 on regular CD and a special limited 12-inch picture vinyl edition with inlay. "One Foot in Fire" tentative track listing (in no particular order): FALCON (w/ Greg ...

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SUNSETH MIDNIGHT Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

Brazilian gothic metal band SUNSETH MIDNIGHT are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, entitled "Sun Seth", at Carbonos Estúdio in São Paulo, Brazil. The mastering will be done at Finnvox Studios in Finland by Mika Jussila (THE 69 EYES, NIGHTWISH, SENTENCED, CHARON, ENTWINE, TO/DIE/FOR, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE). An early 2006 release via Hellion Records ...

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MY THRENODY: New EP Available For Free Download

After releasing the second album, "The Dawn of Understanding", through Avernus Records, Brazilian doom metal band MY THRENODY have returned with a new EP, available for free download on the Internet. Entitled "Transcending Misery", the disc contains three songs plus a booklet and lyrics. This EP is a gift for the fans who followed the ...

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Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions - VARIOUS ARTISTS

You have to give a project like this credit for sheer balls alone, not to mention the amount of frequent-flyer miles annihilated in the name of tribute. Four "team captains" — ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison and TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K. Heafy — assembled core bands ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Mexican, Turkish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Nov. 24 - Puebla, MEX @ La Ciricua Nov. 25 - Mexico City, MEX @ Hard Rock Live Nov. 26 - Monterrey, MEX @ Iguana Cafe Nov. 27 - Guadalajara, MEX @ Hard Rock Live Nov. 30 - Toluca, MEX @ TBA ...

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DINO CAZARES Discusses New Project, Says He Is Open To Playing With BURTON C. BELL

Sweden's Close-Up magazine recently spoke to the four ROADRUNNER UNITED team captains Dino Cazares (ASESINO, ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA), Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). In addition, Roadrunner Records Senior Director of A&R Monte Conner gives his input on the gigantic project. Following are some excerpts from the article. Cazarez on ...

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Australian Metal Compilation Available For Free Download

To coincide with a brand new design and site expansion, Australia's PyroMusic.net has announced the release their first free downloadable "Aussie metal compilation." Featured on "PyroMusic.net - Aussie Metal Compilation Volume 1" are a selection of Australian Metal bands whose styles range from thrash, black and death to doom, prog and power metal. The complete ...

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CERBERUS to Co-Headline California's OPEN GRAVE EXTREME METAL FEST

Los Angeles thrashers CERBERUS have posted another track, entitled "Fractured Extraction", from their latest offering "The Cage of Existence" on their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/cerberus. "The Cage of Existence" was released in June through Hell and Death Records. In other news, CERBERUS have secured a co-headline slot with CREMATORIUM at Open Grave Extreme Metal Fest, ...

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CENTINEX Confirmed For Sweden's MOTALA METAL FESTIVAL

Sweden's CENTINEX have been confirmed for the Motala Metal Festival, set to take place November 19 at Folkets Park in Motala, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DARK TRANQUILLITY NOCTURNAL RITES GRAVEWORM ELIXIR WARRANT ISOLE CENTINEX STEEL ATTACK DAWN OF SILENCE For more information, click here. As previously reported, CENTINEX's ...

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AKERCOCKE To Tour Europe With MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE

After crushing the U.K. in October with a brace of shows and the unleashing of the beast that is new album "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", British Satanic metallers AKERCOCKE have announced they will be teaming up with MORTICIAN and BLOOD RED THRONE to lay waste to the continent that will formerly ...

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AKERCOCKE: New Songs Posted Online

Two brand-new AKERCOCKE tracks, "Verdelet" and "The Penance", have been posted online at www.myspace.com/akercocke. The songs come off the U.K. black/death metallers' fourth album, "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", tentatively due in early 2006 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Choronzon", "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" ...

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DOOM SHALL RISE IV: First Bands Announced

The fourth edition of Doom Shall Rise festival, the world's biggest event exclusively dedicated to doom metal, is now confirmed for March 31 and April 1, 2006. It will once again take place at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany. So far the following bands have been confirmed: DANTESCO (Puerto Rico) DAWN OF WINTER (Germany) DOOMRAISER ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL: New Album Details Revealed

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL have set "Sedition" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in the U.S. in October via Ibex Moon Records. You can preview the tracks "Swathed in Impurity" (mp3) and "Master of the Strumpets" (mp3) at the group's official web site. Check out ...

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Vocalist VINNIE VALENTINE Quits CRACK OV DAWN

Vocalist Vinnie Valentine (a.k.a. Hreidmarr) has left the French punk/rock/metal act CRACK OV DAWN. "Some people talk about drugs, friends fight for a bootle or some kind of problem with groupies management, but the reason is 'time missing,'", CRACK OV DAWN write in a statement. "Vinnie is for now well busy with his evil guys ...

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HYPOCRISY, HATESPHERE Confirmed For Denmark's AALBORG METAL FESTIVAL

HYPOCRISY, HATESPHERE and PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT are the latest confirmed acts for the the Aalborg Metal Festival, a two-day event set to take place November 4-5, 2005 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows; Friday, November 4, 2005: 16.00 - 16.30 DAWN OF DEMISE 16.50 - 17.20 PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT 17.40 ...

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IMPALED: Southwestern U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Oakland's IMPALED are preparing to defile the Southwestern U.S. Supporting their latest release, "Death After Life", and performing with DISGORGE and BLESSING THE HOGS, the band will be surreptitiously cavorting with local morticians and grave robbers beginning September 23. Vocalist/guitarist Sean McGrath said of the tour, "We're super excited. No, wait, that's how I feel ...

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FARO Commence Recording Second Album 'Angelost'

Melodic metal band FARO, led by vocalist Chity Somapala (FIREWIND, MOONLIGHT AGONY, AVALON), have just begun recording their second album, "Angelost", to be released by MTM Music in November. FARO's debut offering, "Dawn Of Forever", received praise from critics and fans alike with such instantly memorable songs as "Surrender", "We'll Entertain You", and "The Beast", ...

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The Dawn - BEDLIGHT FOR BLUE EYES

BEDLIGHT FOR BLUE EYES' "The Dawn" is not a metal or hardcore album. It's a rock album with pop songwriting and sappy lyrics. The band has more in common with DEL AMITRI than ATREYU. If that's not your thing, then stop reading now. I can appreciate this heartfelt radio-friendly rock as much as the next ...

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