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Before the Devil - BLACK MY HEART

It is not a good thing when I am dissecting the songs on a hardcore album to find anything that may make the music stand apart from the pack. The first reaction should always approximate "holy shit!" When it doesn't, you've got problems. It's not that BLACK MY HEART's "Before the Devil" is a bad ...

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RIOT: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added two more U.S. dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tailspins Jan. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Feb. 03 - TBA Feb. 17 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Feb. 18 - ...

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Prologue - END OF LEVEL BOSS

Former HANGNAIL vocalist Heck Armstrong has been kicking around the scene for years, but he's still got that teen scream going on, the primal yowl of a pimply young Chris Cornell celebrating the onset of his first pubes by caterwauling along with his beat-to-shit ZEPPELIN tapes in the shower. It's a throaty, untutored, emotional yell ...

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CRYPTOPSY, NAPALM DEATH, IMPALED Members Reveal Their Holiday Plans

Every family has its holiday traditions, from the holy to the secular, the materialistic to the generous and everything in between. Screaming through the holiday season Century Media artists prepare for eating, drinking and making merry! CRYPTOPSY's Flo Mounier: "Christmas is a time for family, friends, good food and drink. On Christmas Eve, we go ...

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HOLY MOSES To Headline Germany's METALLIC NOISE FESTIVAL

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have been confirmed as the first headliners of next year's Metallic Noise Festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Burgstetten-Erbstetten, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRESCHDLENG COCKROACH CRISIS NEVER ENDS DARK WIRE DAVIDIAN DESASTER DOOMSHINE HOLY MOSES KARKADAN MUCUPURULENT NOCTE OBDUCTA ...

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NATRON to Record New EP

Italian death metallers NATRON will be entering Jolly Roger studio in early 2006 with producer Miky Giove to begin recording a new four-song EP. The band, who recently split with France's Holy Records after releasing four albums through the label (1999's "Negative Prevails", 2000's "Bedtime for Mercy", 2002's "Necrospective", and 2004's "Livid Corruption"), have yet ...

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HOLY MOSES To Perform At 25-Year Anniversary Of German Metal Pub

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES will perform at the 25th anniversary of metal pub "Schluesseloch" on December 2, 2006 at Saalbau Rothe Erde in Aachen, Germany. Several other bands will appear at the event, which will also coincide with HOLY MOSES' 25-year anniversary. As previously reported, HOLY MOSES had their early albums "Finished with the ...

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DISMEMBER To Embark On European Tour In February

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER will be embarking on a European tour in February in support of their upcoming CD, "The God That Never Was", due in Europe on January 27, 2006 via Regain Records. Support at the shows will come from REQUIEM. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Feb. 14 - K 17 ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS: We Are 'Doing Everything In Our Power' To Make New Album Best Ever

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), are mixing their third album, "Dragonheart", at Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT). All the instruments were tracked at Arena 20 while the vocals were laid down at the M-J.T. studio in ...

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Fear in a Handful of Dust - HURTLOCKER

One moment while I Q-Tip the blood out of my ears. There we go. So why does it take a label in Austria to sign a fearsome thrash-beast from Chicago when said band has been in our midst since 2000? For shame U.S. labels, you've missed a golden opportunity to sign a band called HURTLOCKER, ...

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RIOT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added two U.S. dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tailspins Jan. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. ...

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SADUS: Live Video Posted Online

SADUS' live video for the track "Through the Eyes of Greed" has been posted online at the group's fan site www.valleyofdrybones.tk (Quicktime required, 39 MB). The clip was shot last year in Santiago, Chile during the band's 2004 Hemp Fueled Tour. As previously reported, a brand-new SADUS track, entitled "Sick", has been posted ...

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BALROG Sign With HOLY RECORDS

French black/death metallers BALROG, who feature in their ranks two former members of GARWALL and two current members of MISANTHROPE, have inked a two-album deal with the French label Holy Records. The group's second full-length CD, "Bestial Satanic Terror", was recorded at the MF and BST studios in France and is scheduled for relase on ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Finish Recording 'Dragonheart'

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), have completed the recordings for their third album, "Dragonheart". All the instruments were tracked at Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT) while the vocals were laid down at the M-J.T. studio in ...

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DISMEMBER: The God That Never Was

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set "The God That Never Was" as the title of their seventh album, due in Europe on January 27, 2006 via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed ...

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ROB ROCK To Film DVD At Germany's OWEN ROCK NIGHT Festival

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has announced that he will record his first live DVD at the Owen Rock Night Festival in Germany in March 2006. Rock is also confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland April 2006. JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan released ROB ROCK's latest CD, "Holy Hell", with ...

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KALEDON To Enter Studio In February

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will enter The Outer Sound Studios on February 1, 2006 to begin recording their fourth album, "Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods", tentatively due next summer through Mythic Silence Records. "Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods" track listing: 01. The Holy Water 02. Hell on Earth 03. War Plans 04. ...

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DISMEMBER: More New Album Details Revealed

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set the tentative track listing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album, due in early February via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed by Matti Kärki (vocals), David Blomqvist ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS: North American Tour Announced

Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends QUEEN, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of BAD COMPANY/FREE fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming spring. The tour announcement ...

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NATRON Split With HOLY RECORDS

Italian death metallers NATRON have issued the following update via their official web site: "After more then seven years, four albums(1999's 'Negative Prevails', 2000's 'Bedtime for Mercy', 2002's 'Necrospective', and 2004's 'Livid Corruption') and a couple of compilations, NATRON officially part ways with their label Holy Records. Our deal still included an option but — ...

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HOLY TERROR Re-Launch Vocalist Search

Reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR are once again looking for a lead singer following a brief stint with a relative newcomer by the name of Aaron Redbird. "We entered the studio to demo some tracks and it became apparent that although Aaron Redbird is a great singer, his style was not what the ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Begin Writing Material For New Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following tour update at the band's official web site: "What's happening? We're pulling into Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I've got my eyes peeled for that 900 ft. Jesus. I don't see anything. But hey man, if Jesus saves, I'd like to know where he shops... "Our three ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Putting Finishing Touches On 'Dragonheart'

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), have completed al the instrumental recordings for their third album, "Dragonheart", at Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT). Commented the band: "The recordings worked out pretty well, and we already reached 100 ...

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MANOWAR Schedule Greek Dates

Heavy Metal giants MANOWAR will play two dates in Greece this coming March as part of the band's "Demons, Dragons & Warriors Tour 2005-2006". This information was confirmed by both the Greek concert-promotion company Neo Revma and the offficial Greek MANOWAR fan club. The "Demons, Dragons & Warriors" tour will also include Italian power metallers ...

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RIOT: Spanish Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have lined up the following dates in March/April: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol Apr. 08 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle As previously reported, RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including a Japanese tour ...

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