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HOLY MOSES Cancel ART OF DARKNESS Appearance

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have been forced to cancel their appearance at today's (Oct. 29) Art Of Darkness Festival in Warburg/Paderborn, Germany after the group's drummer, Asgard, injured his knee on Thursday in an accident. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the band's schedule will be affected. As previously reported, ...

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INFERNAL METHOD To Support ARCH ENEMY In Sydney

Australia's INFERNAL METHOD have been confirmed as the sole support band in Sydney for Swedish/German metal titans ARCH ENEMY. The show will take place at the UNSW Roundhouse on Saturday, November 5. INFERNAL METHOD's highly anticipated full-length debut, "Architecture of Instinct", will be in stores throughout Australia on December 5 via Ward69Records. Upcoming INFERNAL METHOD ...

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METALIUM Bassist Leaves Label Position

METALIUM bassist Lars Ratz has left his position as managing director of the German metal label Armageddon Music GmbH "by his own request," according to Tartarean Desire. As a result, the label's office in Hamburg is closed and the company can now be reached only at their main office: Armageddon Music GmbH Hauptstr. ...

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ROB ROCK To Film Live DVD In Germany

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will be returning to Germany in March 2006 to film and record his first live DVD. A late 2006 release is expected. Rock's latest solo album, "Holy Hell", was released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. The CD features contributions from Bobby Jarzombek ...

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ROB ROCK's VICE Reunion Was A 'Smashing Success'

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), reunited for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, were joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar slinger, Jason ...

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Kill a Celebrity - RAMALLAH

Considering Thorp Records' reputation for releasing high quality, boot-to-face hardcore, RAMALLAH's "Kill a Celebrity" surprised the hell out of me, but not in a negative way. I was puzzled initially by Rob Lind's (BLOOD FOR BLOOD, SINNERS AND SAINTS) militantly damning look at a deceitful U.S. government and an apathetic American populace (and other world ...

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MANOWAR Bassist's German TV Acting Debut Postponed

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio's special guest appearance as himself in the second season of the German TV series "18 Alone Between Girls", originally scheduled to air on Friday, October 14 on Pro Sieben in Germany, has been postponed to a future date by the company. A show synopsis reads as follows: "The only four guys ...

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THE STORYTELLER To Support HELLOWEEN In Finland

Swedish power metallers THE STORYTELLER will support HELLOWEEN on the Finnish leg of their world tour in late November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 26 - Helsinki, FIN @ Kaapelitehdas Nov. 27 - Oulu, FIN @ Club Teatria Nov. 28 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone THE STORYTELLER's fourth full-length album, "Underworld", is scheduled for ...

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SEXTRASH: New Album To Be Produced By Former SARCOFAGO Bassist

Reunited Brazilian death metallers SEXTRASH have announced that former SARCOFAGO bassist Gerald Minelli will produce the band's upcoming album, tentatively due December 2005. "SEXTRASH is a fucking great band," Minelli said in a statement. "They called me a few weeks ago at their practice place to listen the new songs and then they asked me ...

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Promises In Blood - PATHS OF POSSESSION

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher will surprise longtime fans here — his work in CANNIBAL CORPSE sounds positively one-dimensional next to the clear enunciation and varied vocal patterns he brings to PATHS OF POSSESSION. Musically, you might be a little startled too. The band lays off the speedy Floridian death metal for a semi-melodic midtempo chug not ...

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Strength, Power, Will, Passion - HOLY MOSES

On a purely visceral level, the new HOLY MOSES is a more satisfying beast than ARCH ENEMY's latest — a female-fronted thrash album with roaring harsh vocals and simple, speed-picking riffing that should make any SLAYER, SODOM or THE HAUNTED fan happy. Frontwoman Sabina Classen has been doing this off and on since the early ...

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TRIVIUM: Special Edition Of 'Ascendancy' To Be Released In Conjunction With ARCH ENEMY Tour

Roadrunner Records Germany has announced that it will be issuing a limited tour edition of TRIVIUM's new album, "Ascendancy", to coincide with the band's European tour with ARCH ENEMY. The special edition will feature a bonus disc containing two previously unreleased tracks and three video clips. No further information is available at this time. In ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Offically In Writing Mode

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, everybody? Just getting back from doing some running, doing four miles every other day and starting five next week. I'm trying to get in shape for a half-marathon next year, maybe the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in ...

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NATRON: Former Bassist Rejoins The Fold

Italian death metallers NATRON have issued the following update: "Last week we officially parted ways with our bass player, Michael Maggi, due to his need in moving towards different music direction. We duly thank him for his services in the band all over the past two years and a half and wish him the best ...

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MEGADETH Bassist JAMES MACDONOUGH's GIGANTOUR Recap

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "I would like to thank all the members and crew from DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC and BOBAFLEX. You guys made [Gigantour] work ...

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HOLY MOSES Introduce New Members

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES introduced two new bandmembers during their appearance at the Occultfest on September 3 in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands: bassist Ozzy (ex-WARPATH, TEMPLE OF THE ABSURD, LA CRY, ELF) and drummer Asgard. HOLY MOSES had their early albums "Finished with the Dogs" (1987) and "The New Machine of Liechtenstein" (1989) reissued through ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'Hypnotize' Track Listing Revealed

Six months after SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Mezmerize" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart, the uncompromising and outspoken quartet returns with "Hypnotize", part two of a promised two-album set. American Recordings/Columbia will release two versions of "Hypnotize", the band's fifth studio album, on November 22. Both the CD and DualDisc versions feature ...

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