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ANDRÉ MATOS: 'Mentalize' To Receive European Release In February

"Mentalize", the second solo album from Brazilian singer André Matos (ex-ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER), will be released in Europe on February 1, 2010 via SPV/Steamhammer (three days earlier in Germany) "Mentalize" was released in Japan on August 26 via Avalon/Marquee Inc. The Japanese edition of the album includes two bonus cuts. The complete track listing is ...

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Metal Nation - CRYSTAL VIPER

CRYSTAL VIPER is proof that Poland has more to offer the world of heavy metal than just first class death metal. "Metal Nation" is one hell of a power metal album! With a giant set of balls and sing-along anthems to die for, the album is one of 2009's best kept secrets. But hopefully not ...

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Former MURPHY'S LAW/DANZIG Guitarist Launches Two New Bands

Guitarist Todd Youth (MURPHY'S LAW, D-GENERATION, DANZIG) has launched two new bands, THE ROYAL HIGHNESS and CAPRICORN. Commented Youth: "THE ROYAL HIGHNESS is my new band. All the members have worked together before. Skye (lead vocals, ex-BULLETS AND OCTANE) had been in THE CHELSEA SMILES and sang on the last SON OF SAM record that ...

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LOST DREAMS Added To SIX FEET UNDER's 'Christmas Metal Meeting'

Tirol, Austria-based melodic death/dark metal band LOST DREAMS has been added to the "Christmas Metal Meeting 2009" tour featuring SIX FEET UNDER, ILLDISPOSED and BLACK-OUT BEAUTY. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy Music Hall Dec. 03 - Rostock, Germany - Alte Zuckerfabrik Dec. 04 - Berlin, Germany - K ...

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SHRINEBUILDER Live In West Hollywood; Video Available

Video footage of SHRINEBUILDER — the project that features in its ranks Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS) — performing a couple of songs (including a cover of JOY DIVISION's "24 Hours") on November 11, 2009 at the Viper Room in West ...

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MISERY SPEAKS Calls It Quits

German melodic death metal outfit MISERY SPEAKS has issued the following update: "In the tenth year after founding the band, several line-up-changes and three albums, we are very sorry to tell you that we finally decided to call it a day and close the chapter MISERY SPEAKS. Different personal reasons forced us to come to ...

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World Painted Blood - SLAYER

I'm going to skip over all the hoopla about the release date of a new SLAYER album being like a holiday for metal fans. You all know the band's history and legacy. You all know that almost 25 years ago they changed the face of metal forever with a little album called "Reign In Blood" ...

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LONEWOLF: Two More New Songs Posted Online

Two brand new songs from the French heavy metal squad LONEWOLF"Legacy Of The Wild" and "Hail Victory" (both taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "The Dark Crusade") — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. "Legacy Of The Wild" is the group's personal tribute to RUNNING WILD, the ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Stronghold: Under Siege' Video Released

"Stronghold: Under Siege", the new video from the Polish female-fronted "true heavy metal" act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be viewed below. The track was written for the Stronghold role-playing/dark fantasy game, which will come out later this month through Portal Publishing and their partners worldwide. The song was recorded at MP Studio in Poland with engineer ...

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LONEWOLF: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Two brand new songs from the French heavy metal squad LONEWOLF, taken from the forthcoming studio album "The Dark Crusade", are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. "The Dark Crusade" will be released on November 11 on both CD (Karthago Records) and vinyl (Killer Metal Records). The CD version will include ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: New Single Available For Streaming

"Stronghold: Under Siege", the new single from the Polish female-fronted "true heavy metal" act CRYSTAL VIPER, is available for streaming on band's MySpace page. The track was written for the Stronghold role-playing/dark fantasy game, which will come out later this month through Portal Publishing and their partners worldwide. The song was recorded at ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist To Guest On 'The Ellen Degeneres Show'

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will guest on tomorrow's (Thursday, October 8) edition of "The Ellen Degeneres Show". Perry released his new solo album, "Have Guitar, Will Travel", on Tuesday (October 6). The first single from the project is "We've Got A Long Way To Go". Perry told The Pulse of Radio that he began putting ...

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LONEWOLF Signs With KARTHAGO RECORDS

French true heavy metal squad LONEWOLF has signed a multi-album deal with the German label Karthago Records. The band's brand new studio CD, "The Dark Crusade", will be released on November 11. "The Dark Crusade" was mixed and mastered by the Grammy-nominated guitarist Andy La Rocque of KING DIAMOND and was produced by Bart Gabriel ...

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THE JOE PERRY PROJECT: Quality Plymouth Footage Available

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry's solo band, dubbed THE JOE PERRY PROJECT, performed this past Sunday night (September 20) at Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below (courtesy of "HowellKenny"). Upcoming THE JOE PERRY PROJECT shows: Sep. 26 - Fusion 5 - Foxboro, MA Sep. 27 - Club ...

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NOISE WITHIN Parts Ways With Guitarist

NOISE WITHIN, the project featuring singer/guitarist Boris Bouma (EPIDEMIC), bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock (SNOT, AMEN) and drummer Pedro Vasquez, has parted ways with guitarist Aaron Slipp (PRONG, TAD). The band will carry on as a three-piece. Comments Bouma: "It wasn't anything personal; Aaron is a big talent and a hilarious guy, but freeing up time ...

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ACE FREHLEY Talks 'Anomaly', New KISS Album

Norway's NRK conducted an interview with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley on Tuesday, September 15 — the day his new solo album, "Anomaly", was released. , During the chat, Frehley revealed that he already has four songs finished and ready for his next solo CD. He also claimed that he still can use ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Schedules Plymouth Date

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry and his touring band, THE JOE PERRY PROJECT, will perform at the Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts this Sunday, September 20. Opening act is former DROPKICK MURPHYS co-founder Rick Barton with his new band CONTINENTAL, featuring his son Stephen. Tickets are general admission and are $20. Doors are at 7 p.m. ...

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NAPALM DEATH/BRUJERIA's SHANE EMBURY Auctioning ESP Guitar

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, who plays guitar in BRUJERIA under the name Hongo, is selling his seven-string ESP guitar that has been used on stage and to record some of the most memorable BRUJERIA riffs. A description of the guitar reads as follows: "After countless live shows with BRUJERIA, guitarist Hongo is letting go ...

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