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GENGHIS TRON Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of avant-garde rock extremists GENGHIS TRON. The band commented: "We're incredibly excited to be joining the Relapse family. The three of us have been huge fans of the label since the dawn of time and we can't wait to work with them on our future releases.' The new Philadelphia ...

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GOJIRA And SANCTITY Added To TRIVIUM's European Tour

French metallers GOJIRA and Asheville, North Carolina SANCTITY will be joining "special guest" ANNIHILATOR as support on TRIVIUM's European Crusade 2007 tour. GOJIRA will appear on all Irish and U.K. dates (no mainland European dates). SANCTITY will appear on all U.K. and mainland European dates (no Irish dates). The details are as follows: Apr. 08 ...

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Blood Libels - ANTAEUS

Getting a promotional CD from a French black metal act is now the norm, rather than the exception. The French black metal underground has been polluting the ears of fans the world over in a big way these last couple of years. ANTAEUS is yet another vicious beast and "Blood Libels" is about as aurally ...

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HAMMERFALL Extends Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have extended their contract with Nuclear Blast Records for another six albums. The signing took place on January 31 before the band's concert at the Filharmonie in Filderstadt, Germany. Check out pictures from the signing: Photo#1 (left to right): Oscar Dronjak (HAMMERFALL), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), Anders ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Auctioning Axe From 'Conquer All' Video

BEHEMOTH's Nergal is auctioning on eBay his six-string Flame guitar, model Signum Gothic Custom. Commented Nergal: "There's some history behind this guitar. I used it on 'Conquer All' video as well as during several shows on the Demigod tour (South American leg). Even though it was used in battle several times, this axe is in ...

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Former PULSE ULTRA Guitarist Mixing Debut Solo Album

Former PULSE ULTRA guitarist Dominic Cifarelli is in the final mixing stage of his debut solo album, a semi-instrumental guitar masterpiece based on a story he created, and the first part of an ongoing series dubbed "The Chronicles of Israfel". According to a press release, "This is a story about a boy, 'The Starborn Child', ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN: European Tour Dates Announced

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN wil embark on a European headlining tour in May. Support at the shows will come from TWELVE TRIBES from Ohio and BRIDGE TO SOLACE from Budapest, Hungary. The dates are as follows: May 09 - Kato - Berlin, GER May 11 - Zeche Carl - Essen, GER May 12 - Rock Fest ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Signature Guitar Announced

Launch Radio Networks reports: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation on a limited-edition signature guitar. Fender has produced a replica of Van Halen's original "Frankenstein" guitar, which he used on the band's early albums and tours. The re-creation of the red guitar with black and white stripes is exact, ...

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KNUT Parts Ways With Guitarist; Future Uncertain

Switzerland-based hardcore/metal band KNUT (pronounced "kahNOOOOT") has announced the departure of guitarist Jeremy, who is leaving the group to concentrate on his grind project, MUMAKIL. Commented the group: "This marks the end of an eight-plus year partnership, and a big letdown considering the atmosphere that prevailed within the band and the amount of enthusiasm towards ...

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BLAKK MARKET Begins Recording Debut Album

Brazilian melodic death metal quartet BLAKK MARKET entered Captain on the Bridge Studios this week to begin laying down guitar tracks for its debut album, "Self-improvement: Suicide". Produced by Alexei Leão (STORMENTAL, SHADOW OF SADNESS, DISPLAY) and BLAKK MARKET, the CD will feature 10 tracks — three of them re-recorded versions of previously released songs ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Begins Recording New Album

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have commenced the recording sessions for their tenth full-length album, "Doomsday X". "Dave [Culross] finished tracking the drums and arrived home this evening," the band writes in an update. "They recorded 12 songs and Dave is very happy with the natural feel they achieved, without sounding overly mechanical. The ...

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IGNITE: European Tour Dates Announced

West Coast conscious hardcore champions IGNITE will team up with DEATH BY STEREO and BURN THE 8 TRACK for a European tour beginning mid-February. Commented IGNITE bassist Brett: "We are really excited about our upcoming headlining club tour in February with our friends in DEATH BY STEREO. The tour will support the re-launch of our ...

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FIRST BLOOD Announces Headlining Tour

FIRST BLOOD has announced its first national headlining tour for January 2007. Support acts on the bill chosen by the band include DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, BLOODLINED CALLIGRAPHY, and DEAD HEARTS. Releasing their full-length debut, "Killafornia", on Trustkill this year, the group has already completed tours of the U.S., Europe and most recently Japan. This summer ...

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ANNIHILATOR Added To TRIVIUM's European Tour

Veteran Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have been added to the European leg of TRIVIUM's "The Crusade 2007 Tour". Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - Ireland, Dublin - Ambassador Apr. 09 - Ireland, Dublin - Ambassador Apr. 11 - UK, Bradford - St Georges Hall Apr. 12 - UK, Manchester - Apollo Apr. 13 - ...

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RWAKE: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Arkansas sludge kingpins RWAKE have finalized the track listing for their brand new full-length record, "Voices of Omens", due in North America on February 20, 2007 via Relapse (February 26 internationally). RWAKE recorded "Voices of Omens" with Sanford Parker at Electrical Audio (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, PELICAN, ZAO) and Parker's own Volume Studios (PLANES MISTAKEN ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Begin Mixing New Album In January

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Is it possible I am actually finished writing and recording a new NINE INCH NAILS record? Apparently so. We begin mixing in January! "Juggling fifteen all-new tracks around. Testing sequences. No leftovers from 'With Teeth'. Highly ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Discusses His Art

Susan Frances of Indie In-Tune has issued the following report: French-Canadian mathematician, painter, and musician Michel Langevin is a conceptual artist whose creations depict the negative forces of technology's nature, often representations of the surreal, the macabre, and the destructive. His first paintings were of an anti-hero whom he christened VOIVOD after Bram ...

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Chapter Chaos Begins - ANONYMUS

It is pleasant surprise time again. I'm talking about "Chapter Chaos Begins" by Montreal thrash kings ANONYMUS. It is a crime that more folks outside of Canada are not aware of the knuckle-busting thrash produced by this monster act. The group has moved quite a few units in its homeland and for good reason. An ...

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PARADOX To Carry On As Duo

Long-running German metallers PARADOX parted ways with guitarist Fabian Schwarz, drummer Chris Weiss and bassist Andi Siegl during the recording sessions for the band's fourth album, "Electrify", due in early 2007 via AFM Records. However, "the recordings are not affected by this," the rest of the group writes in a statement. "The album will be ...

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