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ATTACKER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Reunited New Jersey metal legends ATTACKER have been confirmed for this year's Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The complete list of bands scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: MANILLA ROAD HALLOWEEN BLITZKRIEG CLOVEN HOOF ATTACKER WIZARD ELIXIR MAJESTY DARK QUARTERER ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio In May

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter the studio on May 28 to begin recording their new album, "Omnino Veritas", tentatively due in early November through France's Holy Records. A limited-edition version (2,000 copies) of the new album will include an extra CD featuring the following: ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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WIZARD Replace PARADOX At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

German metallers WIZARD have replaced PARADOX on the bill for the Keep It True II festival, which is set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. In addition, Italian epic metallers BATTLE RAM have been added to the warm-up show, "The Dawn Of Battle", which will be held at Alibi ...

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EDGUY: New EP Details Revealed

German melodic metallers EDGUY have announced the details of their upcoming EP, "King Of Fools", due on February 2, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track listing for "King Of Fools" is as follows: 01. King Of Fools (3:30) 02. New Age Messiah (5:58) 03. The Savage Union (4:14) 04. Holy Water (4:13) 05. ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Enough Music For Two New Albums

Mark Gorman from the VIRGIN STEELE Home Office has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "VIRGIN STEELE are back in the studio completing the final recordings and mixes on [vocalist] David DeFeis' 'Barbaric-Romantic Movie Of The Mind' ..... the 'Lilith' soundtrack. All is going quite well, and apparently there is enough ...

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DEE SNIDER Talks About Singing At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

In a recent interview with Perfect Pitch Online, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider described the experience of singing the SISTER classic "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally in Sacramento earlier this month. "[Arnold] was very gracious and cool," Dee said. "Backstage, we talked about some USO stuff – TWISTED's ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL To Release Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

British black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will issue their second album, "Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua", later this month through Supernal Music. The group's first release since the departure of founding member Jaldaboath (guitar, synth), "Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua" is "again built around the concept of Christ's mortality and the Church of Rome ...

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Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

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FILTER Singer: 'Seriously Loud Motherfuckin' Rock Music!'

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Holy shit, it's been awhile [since I've last written] but I apologize – as always I've been a busy man. A lot of stuff has been going on behind the scenes. I just finished working ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Continues Love Affair With Heavy Metal Fans

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas Wednesday night (August 13). "I love the MAIDEN, always have," he wrote. "Virtually alone among the wave of British metal bands that emerged in the early 1980s, these guys have stayed extremely popular around ...

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PRIMUS Reform, Record New Material

The original lineup of PRIMUSLes Claypool (bass/vocals), Tim "Herb" Alexander (drums) and Larry "Ler" Lalonde (guitar) — has reformed after a four-year hiatus and has recorded five new songs for inclusion on the upcoming DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", due October 7 on Prawn Song/Interscope Records. According to ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE To Tour Spain

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, will embark on a 10-date tour of Spain in late September. Prior to the Spanish trek, the band will play a host of East Coast ...

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KISS Guitarist Remembers His First Gig With The Group

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will continue to portray Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" character during the band's upcoming tour with AEROSMITH, recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his first "proper" gig with the group, which took place in February with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — a sold-out show played to 48,000, broadcast worldwide via pay-per-view ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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SOULGRIND To Be Joined By SINERGY Axeman At Helsinki Gig

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will be joined by SINERGY/ex-STONE guitarist for their appearance at Tavastia club in Helsinki on Saturday, July 12. The gig will be part of this weekend's Tuska festival, which will feature more than 40 bands performing on three stages ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Announce New Tour Dates

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, have lined up a host of gigs during August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 01 - Continental Club - New York, NY Aug. 02 ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer To Play Cover Gigs In Greece

VALANOS, the new hard rock/metal cover band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross and former members of the Greek metal act SPITFIRE, will perform several gigs in Greece during July/August. The group's 90-minute set will include covers of various hard rock and metal classics, original tracks from SPITFIRE (who released two albums through EMI, 1986's "First ...

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