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EXHUMED's 'Anatomy Is Destiny' Banned In Germany

Due to pressure from German government ratings groups, Relapse Records' German distribution partner SPV has been forced to withdraw EXHUMED's new record, "Anatomy Is Destiny", from distribution on the brink of its release and on the eve of the band's European headlining tour. Ratings groups deemed the band photos inside "Anatomy Is Destiny"EXHUMED's ...

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25 Hurt In Dayton Rock Concert's Mosh Pits

About 25 people who attended an all-day rock concert were treated at a hospital for injuries, according to the Associated Press. Most of the injuries occurred in mosh pits near stages at the X-Fest concert, which was held Sunday (September 14) at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Injuries were caused by kickings, beatings and falls, with ...

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KATAKLYSM: More North American Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced more dates as part of their "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 11 - Calgary, AB @ The Machine * Sep. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ Stars * Sep. 13 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange * Sep. 16 - Thunder Bay, ...

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ANATHEMA To Release 'A Natural Disaster' In November

ANATHEMA have set "A Natural Disaster" as the title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due in November through Music For Nations Records. The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and ...

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Unsigned Heavy Metal Band Sent To Play For American Troops In Middle East

Will Jordan of NashvilleCityPaper.com reports that on May 8, unsigned heavy metal band GENEVA became the first artists the Department of Defense and Armed Forces Entertainment sent to play for American troops in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, according to the band. "The Gallatin-based, leather-wearing 'hair band,' comprised of Geneva Keene (lead ...

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MASTERS OF REALITY: No Rest For The Wicked

MASTERS OF REALITY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Rumors are spreading of an upcoming Los Angeles MASTERS OF REALITY show. We've been told that Halloween night at the Greek Theater in L.A. will feature QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOMAHAWK and MASTERS OF REALITY!!! Confirmation coming soon. Stay tuned right ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Accident Aftermath

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As those of you who have visited this site in the past two weeks know by now, I was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident almost two weeks ago. I am lucky to be alive, and even luckier that ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Flying High

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his "second" job piloting 150-seat Boeing 737s for Astraeus Airlines in London. Dickinson, a pilot (photo) for some 11 years, logged between 600 and 700 hours in the air for the company last year, regularly jetting back and forth from London to ...

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GOTHAM ROAD: New Music Posted Online

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), have posted MP3 clips of the tracks "Seasons Of The Witch" and "Bits Of Skin" at their official web site. Check them out at ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Track-By-Track Preview Of 'Dance Of Death'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following "objective" and completely "unbiased" track-by-track "preview" of their upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", on their official web site: 01. "Wildest Dreams" Previewed on the recent "Give Me Ed... Til I'm Dead" tour, this is a dynamic rocker which kicks off the album with a bang. Judging from the number ...

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DOOMINATION OF AMERICA: Tour Dates Announced

MORGION will be teaming up with MOURNING BELOVETH, THE PROPHECY and ORODRUIN for the Doomination of America tour, set to kick off next month. Confirmed/tentative dates so far are as follows: Aug. 06 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Theatre Aug. 07 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL @ TBA ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Sell New Demo At Upcoming Shows

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), are in the process of mixing a six-song demo at Demolition Studios with engineer Harry Jack and expect to have it mastered and pressed ...

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Captain Dog Rides Again - BLIND DOG

Just who Captain Dog is and what his purpose is in life remains unclear, you would think, to all but the three desperadoes who make up this Swedish outfit. But then again — and at the risk of doling out every stoner rock cliché in the book — who gives a flying fuck when you ...

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In Harmonia Universali - SOLEFALD

SOLEFALD are one of those bands that can make a reviewers life testy and fairly time-consuming. For, if you wanted to get really anal about it, you could get through reams of paper trying to catalogue their every musical twist and turn per album. DARKTHRONE this band certainly are not. If you've heard their previous ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates for their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 11 - Quest Club – ...

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Vintage OZZY And SABBATH Classics Unleashed In Vancouver

OZZY OSBOURNE's first show with his rejuvenated band — Zakk Wylde (guitar), Jason Newsted (bass), and Michael Bordin (drums) — was a rousing success. The Madman's second Canadian tour in as many years kicked off in Vancouver Sunday night (June 1) and a handful of seldom-played Ozzy classics were unleashed. Newsted was once again the ...

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EPHEL DUATH Set Release Date For 'The Painter's Palette'

Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH have set a May 19 European release date through Elitist Records for their second album, "The Painter's Palette". Joining main visionary and guitarist Davide Tiso on the new album are a number of guest musicians, including hardcore vocalist Lucio Lorusso George, progressive bass player Fabio Fecchio, singer Davide Tolomei and ...

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ANATHEMA Prepare To Record New Album

ANATHEMA guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The demos for the next album(s) are coming along well. [Bassist] Jamie [Cavanagh] arrives in England today 29th of March to start rehearsals for the gigs and for the albums too. He has some great new material. Similarly do ...

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OZZY To Appear On New IRON MAIDEN Album?

According to an April 1 posting by IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley on his web site, MAIDEN's forthcoming studio album will include an acoustic song featuring a guest appearance by OZZY OSBOURNE. April Fool's Day joke? You be the judge: "Greetings! Well, today we finish mixing the new IRON MAIDEN album, and with a very ...

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ICED EARTH Split With Guitarist, Begin Recording New CD

ICED EARTH have parted ways with guitarist Larry Tarnowski on the eve of the recording sessions for the group's new CD, tentatively titled "Glorious Burden". "[Larry] will continue his studies and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer wrote on the band's official web site. "There will ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist Lines Up Session Gig

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien was hired for one show to play bass for a new solo artist named Brooks Buford, according to a posting on Marty's official web site. "We got into [New York City] on Sunday and rehearsed for a couple days," O'Brien wrote. "[Monday] afternoon [March 24] we played a private showcase ...

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