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Islamic Party Seeks To Ban 'Youth-Corrupting' SCORPIONS Concert

HindustanTimes.com is reporting that Islamic fundamentalists urged the Malaysian government on Wednesday (Sept. 8) to bar a concert by the German rock group SCORPIONS, claiming the band would corrupt Malaysian youths. "Concerts like these are the catalysts for hedonism and vice in society," Salahuddin Haji Ayub, a youth leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, said ...

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EDGUY Commence Songwriting Sessions For New Album

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi there people, It's been quite a while since we talked. But just because you don't get any news doesn't mean that we are being lazy these days. We had a little summer break, which meant some of us have ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio Later This Month

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter D studio (HEVEIN, DIVERCIA) in Klaukkala, Finland on September 25 to begin recording their new album, "The Prophecy of the Paganblood", for an early 2005 release through France's Holy Records. Final mixing is tentatively scheduled to take place in ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: 'The Ballads III' CD Details Revealed

The AXEL RUDI PELL band has finished mixing and mastering three new songs for the upcoming "The Ballads III" compilation, tentatively due on October 25 through SPV Records. The three songs that were recorded are "Don't Say Goodbye" (a new Axel composition), a new acoustic version of "Forever Angel", and a cover version of RAINBOW's ...

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FLESH MADE SIN Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

Dutch thrashers FLESH MADE SIN have completed work on their full-length debut, "Dawn of the Stillborn", tentatively due in November. The album was recorded at Harrow studio with producer Marc ter Braak. Cover artwork was handled by Manuel Tinnemans (PENTACLE, NECROPHAGIA). "Dawn of the Stillborn" track listing (in no particular order): 01. Crowned In Torment ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Toy Line In Development

Claude Flowers of Figures.com is reporting that a line of toys featuring legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio is currently "in development," according to his record company, Sanctuary Records. "No word yet on who will be releasing the line, or which characters will be featured, but [Dio] himself is a legendary showman ...

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EDENBRIDGE: Live Album Track Listing Revealed

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have finalized the track listing for their live album, "A Livetime in Eden", due on August 30. The album will contain a bonus DVD with live recordings from the last few tours. "A Livetime in Eden" track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Undiscovered Land 03. Skyward 04. Holy Fire ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: New 'Best Of' Collection Due In August

A Ronnie James Dio "best of" collection, entitled "We Rock - Greatest Hits", is reportedly scheduled for release in Europe on August 25 through Universal Records. The two-disc set, which is set to arrive a mere five days before DIO's newest studio album, "Master of the Moon", will feature one song from ELF, five from ...

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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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Metal Compilation Available For Free Download

A 16-track compilation of Southern California and Tijuana (Mexico) metal bands is now available as a free MP3 download at this location. Titled "SDMetal.org Compilation Vol. 1", "this compilation was put together to showcase the growing talent and dedication among metal bands hailing from the Southern California/Baja Mexico metal scene," according to an ...

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NATRON Complete Work On New Album

Italian death metallers NATRON have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Livid Corruption", tentatively due in September through Holy Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Bedtime For Mercy" was recorded at Jolly Roger studios in Italy and was mixed at Starstruck studios in Denmark with Anders Lundemark (KONKHRA). The mastering session will take place later ...

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Australian Metal Compilation To Be Unleashed This Week

An Australian metal compilation, featuring 26 "hordes from under the southern skies," many presenting new and exclusive tracks, will be unleashed July 1 via Blacktalon Media. Titled "Legions – Opening Of The Southern Gate", the two-disc collection will feature the following track listing: Disc One: 01. SADISTIK EXEKUTION - Homicidal Suicide 02. ASTRIAAL - Ritual ...

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Producer EDDIE KRAMER: Classic Rock Auction Details Revealed

Backstage Auctions has announced The 2004 Classic Rock Auction, featuring the private collection of Eddie Kramer. The auction begins on July 18, 2004 and runs for two weeks. Eddie Kramer is one of the most renowned and respected record producers in music, spanning a career of more than four decades, working with a stellar array ...

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SALEM Jam With BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: Photos Posted Online

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM have uploaded several pictures from their special performance at the City Hall club in Hifa on May 24 (Independence Day of Israel) when they were joined by special guest Nergal of the Polish metal band BEHEMOTH. Check out the photos here. Nergal had previously commented on the jam. "I ...

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DRAGONLAND Members Launch Death Metal Side-Project

DRAGONLAND members Olof Morck (guitar) and Nicklas Magnusson (guitar) have reformed their old death metal band RAPTURE under the name THE RETURNING. The group, who will be reworking some of their old material, will begin writing new songs following the completion of the new DRAGONLAND album, "Starfall". THE RETURNING, whose current lineup is rounded out ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Performs With SALEM In Israel

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM were joined by special guest Nergal of the Polish metal band BEHEMOTH during their appearance at the City Hall club in Hifa on May 24 (Independence Day of Israel). "It was a blast!" Nergal writes on BEHEMOTH's web site. "I didn't expect the crowd to be sooo crazy and hungry for ...

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DESTINY: Promotional DVD Available

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have completed work on a promotional DVD featuring the video for "In The Shadow Of The Rainbow" and a video trailer consisting of a medley of "Holy Man", "Sabotage" and "Future Of The Past", including animations and live DV-film from the group's recent record-release party at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Fights Premature Birth

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has been named the Grand Marshall and Chairperson of the March of Dimes ride, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 23 in Westbury, New York. Over 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will join Dee Snider to help the March of Dimes raise money to pursue its mission and fight premature ...

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