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ANVIL: More Peformance Footage With New Bassist Posted Online

Video footage of Canadian metal legends ANVIL performing the song "Swing Thing" on January 31 at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. New ANVIL bassist Sal Italiano was interviewed on this past weekend's edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. When asked about landing the ANVIL gig, Italiano said, "We've been friends for ...

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New ANVIL Bassist Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

New ANVIL bassist Sal Italiano was interviewed on this past weekend's edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. When asked about landing the ANVIL gig, Italiano said, "We've been friends for a really long time. Back in the day, we used to play this ...

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ANVIL Plays First Concert With New Bassist; Photos Available

Canadian metal legends ANVIL made their live debut with their new bassist Sal Italiano last night (Friday, January 27) at the Live Wire concert club in Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. March Of The Crabs 02. 666 03. School Love 04. Juggernaut Of Justice 05. Winged Assassins 06. On Fire 07. ...

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ANVIL Recruits Bassist From IRON MAIDEN Tribute Band

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have recruited Sal Italiano (pictured below) — a member of the Long Island, New York IRON MAIDEN tribute band LIVE AFTER DEATH and original progressive metal act THE NIGHTMARE STAGE, as well as a former member of the acclaimed '80s heavy metal group CITIES — as their new touring bassist. ANVIL's ...

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SAXON: Helsinki Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SAXON's December 4, 2011 performance at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland with ANVIL can be seen below. SAXON's setlist was as follows: 01. Hammer Of The Gods 02. Heavy Metal Thunder 03. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory) 04. Never Surrender 05. Chasing The Bullet 06. Motorcycle Man 07. Back In '79 ...

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TINNER: Trailer For Forthcoming Documentary Posted Online

A four-minute trailer for the forthcoming documentary about the Finnish/Swedish crust/grind band TINNER can be seen below. Filmmaker Johan Karrento of Inbreed Film has been following the band since April 2011 on a journey with many "highs" and "very, very deep lows." Due in the spring, "Döda Din Chef" (English translation: "Kill Your Boss") — ...

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ANVIL: Video Footage Of Helsinki Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ANVIL's December 4, 2011 performance at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for SAXON can be seen below. ANVIL's setlist was as follows: 01. March Of The Crabs 02. 666 03. Juggernaut Of Justice 04. Winged Assassins 05. Mothra 06. Thumb Hang 07. Swing Thing 08. Fuken Eh! 09. ...

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BEHEMOTH Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Polish extreme metal veterans BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Ronnie James Dio Stage ALICE COOPER ANVIL BEHEMOTH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY DIMMU BORGIR GRAND ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Hot on the heels of his "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" tour, notorious shock rocker Alice Cooper has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England. Unless you've had your head buried in the sand for the ...

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BREAKER Reunites With Original Vocalist For Cleveland Show

Cleveland metal legends BREAKER reunited with original vocalist Jim Hamar when they supported ANVIL on November 5 at the West Side Masonic Temple in Cleveland, Ohio. Hamar performed a surprise and unannounced full set with the band for the first time in 10 years. "There was no official announcement about the reunion," says Bill Peters, ...

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Classic ANVIL Albums To Be Reissued In Europe

Three classic albums from Canadian metal legends ANVIL "Strength Of Steel" (1987), "Pound For Pound" (1988) and "Worth The Weight" (1991) will be made available in Europe through SPV/Steamhammer as high-class digipak re-releases with new booklets, including liner notes from Steve "Lips" Kudlow (guitar, vocals) and Robb Reiner (drums). There will also be gatefold LP ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Schedules More Dates

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, has scheduled the following dates: * Oct. 22 - Time Out Sports Bar - Concord, CA (w/ BEER DRINKERS, HELL RAISERS) * Oct. 27 ...

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ANVIL CHORUS To Be Rejoined By Guitarist DOUG PIERCY For San Francisco Concert

Influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS will reunite with original member/guitarist Doug Piercy for an October 26 performance supporting Yngwie Malmsteen at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. This show will be somewhat historical/nostalgic for the band and die-hard fans as ANVIL CHORUS shared the stage with ...

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WARBRINGER: 'Worlds Torn Asunder' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Worlds Torn Asunder", the third album from Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined ...

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WARBRINGER: 'Shattered Like Glass' Video Released

"Shattered Like Glass", the new video from Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER, can be seen below. Rather than churn out the "standard" live-in-an-abandoned-warehouse music clip, WARBRINGER decided to give "Shattered Like Glass" a horror movie treatment with help from director Dave Vorhes and actor Don Danielson. Commented WARBRINGER's John Laux: "We are very excited about the ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's CHRISTMAS METAL FESTIVAL

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the Christmas Metal Festival, set to take place November 25-26 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany. Commented VENOM vocalist/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant: "I know were supposed to be just working on the new album release, etc., but c'mon, some of our most hardcore legions are German. How ...

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Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Artists Look Back On 9/11

This Sunday (September 11) marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that brought down the Twin Towers, killed 3,000 people and forever changed both the future of the United States and the course of history. Below is a short series of remarks made by hard ...

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WARBRINGER: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Shattered Like Glass' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Shattered Like Glass", a brand new song from Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER, can be seen below. Rather than churn out the "standard" live-in-an-abandoned-warehouse music clip, WARBRINGER decided to give "Shattered Like Glass" a horror movie treatment with help from director Dave Vorhes and actor Don Danielson. Commented WARBRINGER's ...

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ANVIL: U.S. Dates Announced

Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL have scheduled the following U.S. tour dates: Oct. 19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx Oct. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar Oct. 21 - Akron, OH - Ripper Owens Tap House Oct. 22 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge Oct. 23 - South Bend, IN - Club Landing Oct. ...

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