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A Matter of Life and Death - IRON MAIDEN

Seven out of the ten very long, largely interminable tunes on IRON MAIDEN's 14th studio offering start out with either a gentle, low bass line or a softly strummed guitar. There's nothing wrong with either type of intro, but hearing it over and over again starts to make the listener feel like he's hearing the ...

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THE DISTANCE Added To European PERSISTENCE TOUR

THE DISTANCE has been confirmed for the European Persistence Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 30. The final lineup is as follows: SICK OF IT ALL MADBALL WALLS OF JERICHO TERROR COMEBACK KID DESTINY THE DISTANCE Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 30 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany) Dec. 01 ...

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VOIVOD Frontman: Guitar Tribute To PIGGY Finds A Home

VOIVOD frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger has issued the following update: "Here's my news: Doing well, relaxing, still doing a lot of interviews. A few weeks ago I went to our hometown Jonquiere to see my parents. While I was there I did a full day of promotion covering the whole Morgoth area Saguenay, Lac St-Jean. ...

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Live Apocalypse - ARCH ENEMY

Bands could learn a thing or two from ARCH ENEMY about releasing a debut DVD. The Swedish metal giants do pretty much everything right on the double-DVD "Live Apocalypse". Diving right in, Disc 1 contains the DVD's main feature, an outstanding live set recorded at the London Forum on December 17th, 2004. The 18-song performance ...

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New DIMEBAG Razorback V Guitar Unveiled

Dean Guitars redefines the attitude of the V with its USA-made Razorback V (photo), designed by the late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. With its barbed body points, painted beveled edges, and an overall look of a deadly weapon, this V doesn't just fly, it rips through space leaving damage in its wake. ...

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Christ Illusion - SLAYER

Everyone's known it for years: while SLAYER is widely considered one of the greatest live metal acts of all time, the band has not made an equally great album since 1990's "Seasons in the Abyss". That record brought together the speed and fury of "Reign in Blood" (1986) with the experimental nature of "South of ...

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BRAND NEW SIN: Acoustic Version Of 'Crank It Up' Available On WWE.com

Yesterday, WWE.com — the official website of World Wrestling Entertainment, and one of the Internet's most popular destinations for young males — posted its first-ever exclusive live music stream, an acoustic performance by the New York-based rock band BRAND NEW SIN. The group recently joined WWE music director Jim Johnston at WWE's music studios in ...

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Deathrider - MOTORJESUS

If the greasy-knuckled biker rock of BRAND NEW SIN turns your crank, then these long-running German hessians (wisely debuting a new name, after spending years trying to get somewhere as THE SHITHEADZ) will fill the bill nicely. Throw in a little bit of accented Hetfield yowl, the occasional tough-but-generic mid-'90s ANTHRAX riffery, and the occasional ...

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Failure - OUTBREAK

After releasing a couple of EPs as mere teenagers, Maine hardcore punkers OUTBREAK now offer the world its "full-length" (16 songs, 20 minutes) debut, "Failure", via Bridge Nine Records. In keeping with Bridge Nine's relatively consistent roster of punk and hardcore, "Failure" at least stays true to label form, but falls a bit short as ...

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EXILIA: 'Kill Me' Video Posted Online

EXILIA's video for their new single, "Kill Me", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). The clip, which was shot June 22 in Berlin, Germany, "deals with the violation of human rights and about pictures we come across daily on the news and which nearly made us indifferent towards what is ...

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EXILIA: New Single Sample Posted Online

A 96-second audio sample of the new EXILIA single, "Kill Me", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Kill Me" is the first single off the Italian female-fronted quartet's sophomore full-length album, "Nobody Excluded", due on July 21 via G.U.N./ BMG Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Unleashed", "Nobody Excluded" was produced ...

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EXILIA Set Release Date For Sophomore Album

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA will release their sophomore full-length album, "Nobody Excluded", on July 21 via G.U.N./ BMG Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Unleashed", "Nobody Excluded" was produced by Udo Rinklin and recorded by the infamous Resetti Brothers (Jörg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg), with Jeff Collier helping out with the vocal recordings. According to a ...

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PERRY FARRELL's SATELLITE PARTY Sign With COLUMBIA

Billboard.com is reporting that Perry Farrell's new band SATELLITE PARTY has signed with Columbia, which will release the group's self-titled debut album later this year. The project boasts guest appearances by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Flea and John Frusciante, plus NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook. The group also features former EXTREME guitarist ...

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LEEWAY: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jun. 04 - Farmingdale, NY @ Club Loaded/Crazy Donkey Jun. 17 - New London, CT @ Club Hypnotiq (w/ MADBALL) Jun. 18 - New York, NY @ CBGB Jun. 23 - Stuttgart/Backnang, GER @ Backnanger Strassenfest Jun. 24 - ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman: 'We Have Half The Next Album Written'

Ari Bendersky of The Associated Press recently conducted a short interview with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott: AP: Why now, after 25 years of playing hard rock, did you decide to cover the glam rock era of the '70s? Elliott: "People would ask if we're a heavy-metal band and we'd say, 'No, that's BLACK SABBATH, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's Record Label Explains European Tour Cancellation

Sources at AUDIOSLAVE's record label have told Launch Radio Networks that the band made the decision to cancel their previously announced European tour after being advised that it would be better to hit the road with a new album to support. The group's third effort, titled "Revelations", is not due out until September at the ...

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Rio Grande Blood - MINISTRY

Uncle Al has gotta be pushing 50 at this point, but he's never been more enraged. Following MINISTRY's big comeback in 2004 with "Houses of the Molè", the cranky ringleader has assembled some new players (notably riffmeister Tommy Victor of PRONG and DANZIG fame, and PRONG/KILLING JOKE bassist Paul Raven), without changing the band's mission ...

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SATYRICON, KHOMA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

SATYRICON, HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word) and KHOMA are among the latest acts confirmed for Download festival, set to take place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, over the weekend of June 9-11 June. Download 2006 will go something like this: Friday, June 9: Main Stage: TOOL DEFTONES FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND COHEED & CAMBRIA SOULFLY STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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