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'Demonic' Heavy Metal Voices Captured On Sound-Samples CD

Precisionsound, a Swedish sound design company focusing on high-quality sound samples for music production and sound effects for the multimedia/movie industry, has released a CD of "unprocessed performances from professional singers/voice artists in the darker heavy metal genres." The collection, entitled "Demonic – Voices from Hell", contains "staccato growls & long growls, hi and lo ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says JOHN KERRY Will 'Ruin Our Country'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Pit Magazine about the group's comeback effort, "The System Has Failed", and the upcoming presidential elections, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Pit Magazine: The cover painting [on the new album] is very striking. It marks the return of band mascot Vic Rattlehead ...

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TEMPLE OF BLOOD Cover DEADLY BLESSING Classic For Debut Album

Christian thrash/power metal band TEMPLE OF BLOOD have recorded a cover version of the DEADLY BLESSING classic "Deliver Us From Evil" with vocals provided by DEADLY BLESSING's own legendary vocalist Ski. Commented the band: "The recording went exceptionally well and Ski blew us away with his vocal prowess and sheer power. It was a surreal ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clincher is that the fourth disc of ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Eddie Rips Up The World

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN's upcoming tour will likely be called "Eddie Rips Up The World Tour", based on the various posters appearing for the already-announced dates. The trek will apparently comprise between 20 and 25 shows. It is unknown if this number represents the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Goes 'Trainspotting'

According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be a special guest of the "Trainspotting" show on the U.K. TV channel Discovery Home and Leisure on Friday, October 22. A brief description of the show reads as follows: "Presenter Mark Collins teams up with heavy ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More Details Revealed About BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Flying Heavy Metal' Documentary

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fans site Maidenfans.com, the upcoming documentary documentary series about airplanes, tentatively titled "Flying Heavy Metal", that is being hosted by MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson is being produced by the U.K.-based Ricochet production company, and the forthcoming feature can be seen listed on their "Current Productions" ...

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KING DIAMOND Discusses New Live Album

KING DIAMOND frontman and namesake recently spoke to MetalEater.com about the group's new live album, "Deadly Lullbyes Live", vocalist Livia Zita, his long friendship with Andy LaRocque, the Geraldo Rivera incident, and much more. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On "Deadly Lullbyes Live": "There are a lot of things we did that ...

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EDGUY Singer Checks In From The Road

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the band's web site: "The tour is going absolutely great so far, a lot of fun, a lot of non-sense, bad jokes all the time and the greatest fans in the world! It is really hard to mention anything specific as the real top-experience so ...

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ANTHRAX Give The Power To The People On 'The Greater of Two Evils'

ANTHRAX's upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup, entitled "The Greater of Two Evils", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 23 via Sanctuary. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Deathrider 02. Metal Thrashing Mad 03. Caught In A Mosh 04. A.I.R. ...

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FREAK KITCHEN Guitarist Schedules U.K. Promo Trip

FREAK KITCHEN axeman Mattias "IA" Eklund will travel to the U.K. on September 20/21 to perform at the ACM in Guildford (Europe's largest guitar school) and to support his acclaimed new solo CD, "Freak Guitar - The Road Less Travelled", available through Proper Music Distribution. While he is in the U.K., Mattias has two days ...

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Former BLAZE Bassist ROB NAYLOR Speaks Out

BLAZE fan site BlazeFans.com has posted a brand-new interview with the group's former bassist, Rob Naylor. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: You have mentioned that you are learning to fly planes — can you tell us more about this? What got you interested? Rob Naylor: "I've been keen on flying ...

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W.A.S.P.: 'Neon God Part 2' Due Later This Month

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless is quite possibly the busiest man in hard rock currently. Having just completed a nationwide and European tour in support of the first act of the band's 2004 two-part conceptual opus, "The Neon God", W.A.S.P. is planning yet another run around the world to support the forthcoming conclusion of said epic, ...

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Talks Biking Accident

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about the biking accident which resulted in a broken collarbone and a postponement in the band's album and tour. Says Hamilton: "I was up in Oregon with my family, and coming down the mountain. I just kinda came around a corner too fast and there ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Joins FOREIGN OBJECTS

Renowned metal guitarist James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has officially joined FOREIGN OBJECTS, the "neo-technical death metal" band formed by CKY members Deron Miller (guitar) and Jess Margera (drums). The group are planning on playing scattered shows in support of their upcoming double-CD, "Universal Culture Shock/Undiscovered Numbers and Colors", due on October 31 through Distant ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Cover JUDAS PRIEST, DIO On New CD

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will release their new album, "Transformation", on September 14 through Magna Carta's offshoot label Magnatude Records. Original compositions , which fill just over half the album, are accompanied by new arrangements of tunes by JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, DEEP PURPLE, and more. There ...

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NIGHTWISH Comment On Cancelled North American Dates

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the following message on their web site regarding the group's cancelled North American dates: "Many fans have asked us why the shows in Canada had to be cancelled due to U.S. visa problems. The band's manager Ewo Rytkönen explains: 'The band COULD have done the shows in Canada, because we would ...

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SALEM, ORPHANED LAND Confirmed For Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL

SALEM and ORPHANED LAND are among the latest bands confirmed for have been confirmed for the second annual Metalist Festival, set to be held August 26, 2004 at the Hangar 11 venue in Tel-aviv, Israel. The complete list of bands confirmed for the festival is as follows: BEHEMOTH EVERGREY SALEM ORPHANED LAND ARMILOS DISTORTED DAMNNATION ...

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WORLD BATTLE OF THE BANDS Goes Global

The World Battle of the Bands is seeking out the hottest, unsigned acts of four countries spanning the Pacific Rim. This is a competition organized by musicians for musicians. The aim is to seek out the most astounding live music the world has to offer. The World Battle of the Bands started in West Auckland ...

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