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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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MARILYN MANSON, MUDVAYNE, BLOODSIMPLE Featured On 'Saw II' Soundtrack

MARILYN MANSON, MUDVAYNE and BLOODSIMPLE are among the artists contributing to the upcoming "Saw II" soundtrack, due on October 25 via Treadstone Records. Commented Treadstone Records president Jonathan Platt: "We were looking for tracks with an edge-of-your-seat intensity to reflect the mood of 'Saw II'. But we didn't want to rely on aggressive vocals and ...

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MANOWAR Bassist To Appear On German TV

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio will make a special guest appearance as himself in the second season of the German TV series "18 Alone Between Girls", airing daily (Monday-Friday) beginning on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. on Pro Sieben. A show synopsis reads as follows: "The only four guys at the 'girls' boarding school' have to ...

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HOLY TERROR Announce New Vocalist

Guitarist Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ex-AGENT STEEL) of the reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recent vocalist search: "So the search for the singer has ended as quickly as it began. Man, we got responses from all over the place. It was kinda ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Appear On MEGADETH Tribute CD

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno is among the artists contributing to an upcoming MEGADETH tribute album, due later in the year. The CD will be released in Europe and Argentina under the title "Hangar of Souls - A Tribute to Megadeth", and will be supported by a festival, featuring some of the bands appearing ...

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HOLY MOSES To Dedicate Next Show To VOIVOD's PIGGY

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have posted the following message on their official web site: "We got the sad message that Piggy of VOIVOD died. You maybe know, that Sabina [Classen, vocals] was a huge fan of VOIVOD and painted the VOIVOD logo as a huge patch on her jacket! We will dedicate our next ...

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Reformed HOLY TERROR Seek Vocalist

Recenly reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR are currently searching for a singer. Commented guitarist Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ex-AGENT STEEL), "We attempted to get in touch with our original singer, Keith Deen, and I'm taking the lack of any response as a 'No.' We did what we could, and so as of ...

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DIO: 'Holy Diver' To Be Re-Issued In September

According to MelodicRock.com, DIO's 1983 landmark album "Holy Diver" will be re-released in upgraded form on September 30, 2005. A joint project between Universal Music and Rock Candy Records, this new version of a recognized rock classic has been comprehensively remastered for maximum impact, and will also come complete with extensive sleeve notes, expanded original ...

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Dark Ages - SOULFLY

It's been a while since I dove headfirst into a SOULFLY album. After the self-titled debut and "Primitive", I stopped paying attention and missed out on "3" and "Prophecy". I half-expected album number five to be a watered down, more commercially oriented, "nu" type of album. To say I was "shocked" at the blisteringly metallic ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Schedules Fall Dates In England, Scotland, Ireland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Graham has been recording vocals for the first ELEKTRIC ZOO album, and he will tour with Dario Mollo after the album release. Iain Ashley Hersey has signed a deal with Lion Music for the ...

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RIOT Schedule New York Show

Long-running hard rock band RIOT will be performing a one-off concert at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, New York on Thursday, August 25. RIOT were recently joined for several shows by singer Mike Terelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike DiMeo was forced to bow out of the dates due to ...

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