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NIGHTWISH On The NBA Finals?

The following item was submitted by a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Scott M Davis: "Not a basketball fan at all, but I just happened to flip on Game 7 of the NBA Finals on ABC last night. To my surprise, as they were preparing for the introduction of the home team San Antonio ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

MOLLY HATCHET will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, June 29. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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Undoing Ruin - DARKEST HOUR

I like what DARKEST HOUR has done on "Undoing Ruin", the follow-up to the excellent "Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation". The band has not abandoned its Americanized AT THE GATES-style melodic thrash 'n bash, yet there are more colors and accents in the songs, more melody as well. A slight smoothing of the jagged ...

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COLD Change Album Title, Post New Single Online

COLD have changed the title of their fourth full-length album to "A Different Kind of Pain" from the previously announced "The Calm That Killed the Storm". The follow-up to 2003's "Year of the Spider" was recorded in part at Bearsville studios in Woodstock, New York with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP) and was ...

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DISTURBED Begin Mixing New Album

DISTURBED are currently in Los Angeles mixing their as-yet-untitled third album with Ben Grosse, who has previously worked with FILTER, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE, among others. A video shoot for the first single is scheduled for July this year. The video and single are expected to be issued shortly thereafter, with the full-length album slated ...

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MOONSPELL Resume Work On New Album, Continue Label Negotiations

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I reckon May was left out in blank yet nothing really exciting happened anyway besides a few gigs and assorted practises so nobody missed much, really. In any case as I just finished MOONSPELL's new calendar, filling all days up ...

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Lowest of the Low (Re-issue) - TERROR

First of all, if you've not experienced the hardcore kick in the face that is TERROR's "One with the Underdogs", go buy the damn thing now! Give thanks that bands like TERROR continue to play real hardcore — violent and uncompromising, blue collar and true. Thanks to the good folks at Trustkill, you're now given ...

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PUNGENT STENCH To Headline Austria's DARK MATTER FESTIVAL

Long-running Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH will headline the Dark Matter Festival, set to take place on August 13 at Alter Schlachthof in Hollabrunn, Austria. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MASTIC SCUM, DARK DECEPTION, and FREUND HEIN. Tickets are 12 euros in advance, or 14 euroes at the door. PUNGENT STENCH's latest ...

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DARK NEW DAY: 'Brother' Video Posted Online

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have unveiled the video for their new single, "Brother". Check it out:

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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DARK NEW DAY: More Tour Dates Announced

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 08 - ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Trouble With The Law

The following message has been posted at DARKEST HOUR's official web site: "The dudes just can't stay out of trouble with the law. While doing a photo shoot and video shoot to prep their new record, DARKEST HOUR had two run-ins with Johnny Law this week. "Day 1: Washington, D.C., where the band was taking ...

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JON OLIVA To Produce BIRD OF PREY Debut

Jon Oliva, the mastermind behind SAVATAGE, DOCTOR BUTCHER, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and JON OLIVA'S PAIN will be handling all production duties for the forthcoming debut album from BIRD OF PREY. BIRD OF PREY is led by vocalist Kyle Michaels. His impressive abilities have allowed him to collaborate with heavy hitters like Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Randy ...

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DARK NEW DAY: New Media Player Posted Online

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have released a new media player in anticipation of their upcoming album, "Twelve ...

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Fatwa Placed On KILLING MIRANDA

According to the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine, London's KILLING MIRANDA recently found themselves the subject of a fatwa (a religious decree, or judgment, issued by a recognized Islamic legal authority) after contributing music to the adult film "58 Bridge St" starring Muslim porn star Sahara. Attention was drawn to the movie after a recent edition of ...

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Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge - MOLLY HATCHET

With the passing of two legends in Jakson Spires (BLACKFOOT) and Danny Joe Brown (MOLLY HATCHET), it's been a tough year for southern rock. It is people like Bobby Ingram who have helped keep the spirit of southern rock alive. Ingram sure as hell has kept MOLLY HATCHET alive and doing quite well overseas, not ...

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ANTHRAX: Reunion With A 'Serious Purpose'

The following press release was issued by ANTHRAX's publicist, Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR: The news is spreading; not the disease. ANTHRAX, the heavy metal band has reunited with a serious purpose. Having had a very well-attended press conference at Sirius Satellite in New York City April 1, 2005, ANTHRAX continues to lead the heavy ...

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SINISTER: Back From The Dead

As first reported here on March 30, Dutch death metallers SINISTER have now officially reformed, according to a statement issued by Nuclear Blast Records. "Fact is that after numerous letters and e-mails of fans around the world we reconsidered to revive the band again", the group said in a statement, "but drastic measures were needed ...

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What the Mind Perceives - BEYOND THE FLESH

This New Jersey death metal band has been busting its ass since 2000, releasing music, garnering press accolades and touring with no help from others. That changes now as Screaming Ferret steps in to reissue the band's 2003 album "What the Mind Perceives" to a worldwide audience. It's always nice to see a hardworking band, ...

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