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MALICE Guitarist: New Material Will Be 'Heavier Than Ever'

More information has been revealed about the reunion of '80s Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE, featuring the three original guitar slingers (Mick Zane, Jay Reynolds and Mark Behn) alongside Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, MICHAEL SCHENKER) on drums and newfound vocal sensation Brian Allen. According to Jay Reynolds, Brian Allen has not left his ...

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MALICE Is Back!

'80s Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE have been resurrected by the three original guitar slingers (Mick Zane, Jay Reynolds and Mark Behn) with Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, MICHAEL SCHENKER) on drums and newfound vocal sensation Brian Allen fronting the band. Immediate plans include European festivals in summer 2007 and a new record on ...

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Mirrors - MISERY SIGNALS

I have a vague recollection of a review I wrote for MISERY SIGNALS' debut "Of Malice and the Magnum Heart" in which I basically stated that it was not an enjoyable effort nor was it an impressive one. The memory was unpleasant enough to almost result in my avoidance of a review of the group's ...

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SIGH Finishes Recording 'Hangman's Hymn'; Guest Appearances Revealed

Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH has finished the recording of its seventh studio album, titled "Hangman's Hymn", at Studio Moopies with engineer Takamichi Osada. The CD, still in the mixing stages, is due out in 2007 on The End Records. Commented SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima: "SIGH have finished recording the new album 'Hangman's Hymn' and have ...

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MADDER MORTEM Reports On Bergen Gig

Norway's MADDER MORTEM has issued the following update: "We had a great time playing in Bergen [Norway] on Saturday [September] 9th! A great audience and a superb sound on stage (which is more of a utopic wish than the standard procedure). Originally we were asked to do a 1.5-hour set, but due to reasons we ...

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Accept Death - ACCEPT DEATH

I'll put Northeast Ohio's heavy music collective against any region in the world when it comes to churning out raggedy hate metal and sludge punishment that is from the heart and convincingly soul-burning. It is a fact of which England's Retribute Records is keenly aware, making it no surprise that the label signed a band ...

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ABORTED Forced To Drop Off CRYPTOPSY Tour

Belgian death metallers ABORTED have issued the following update: Well, this tour [with CRYPTOPSY] has been quite the debacle. We had to cancel Malmo [Sweden] since the bus broke down in Denmark and we were stuck there the whole day which sucked ass. Luckily for the fans, CRYPTOPSY did make it at the last minute, ...

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SIGH Begins Recording New Album

Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH entered the studio today in Japan to commence work on its seventh album, titled "Hangman's Hymn", due out in 2007 on The End Records. The band will be working with engineer Takamichi Osada at Studio Moopies and will produce the album themselves. About the new album, SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima says, ...

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MALICE IN WONDERLAND Music Featured In 'The Passing' Horror Movie

Norwegian dark/glam metal band MALICE IN WONDERLAND will have their song "Lucifer's Town" featured in the upcoming horror movie "The Passing". The film was produced and directed by John Harwood and stars Paul Gleason ("Die Hard", "Friends") and Tara Carroll ("Cruel Intentions"). "The Passing" will be released in Europe and USA this fall. More information ...

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SIGH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Groundbreaking Japanese metal act SIGH has revealed the final tracklisting for their forthcoming debut for The End Records, entitled "Hangman's Hymn". Regarding the sound and direction of the new album, SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima said that "Hangman's Hymn" is "thrash-metal-meets-German-symphonies! Fast, heavy, bombastic and majestic!' "Hangman's Hymn" track listing: Act 1 01. Introitus/Kyrie 02. Inked ...

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Japan's MOI DIX MOIS Schedule U.S. Tour Dates

Japanese theatrical rock band MOI DIX MOIS has scheduled a U.S. summer showcase tour from July 1 to July 12 in five major cities. MOI DIX MOIS have played sold-out shows at 1,000-capacity venues in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany during the 2005 and 2006 spring seasons. Mana-sama, the creator, leader, and guitarist of MOI ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Complete Work On New Album

Oakland's death metal bruisers ALL SHALL PERISH have set "The Price of Existence" as the title of their second Nuclear Blast offering, tentatively due this summer. According to a press release, "this new album from ALL SHALL PERISH shows incredible maturity and a more focused approach to both songwriting and delivery. Although 'Hate, Malice, Revenge' ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Hard At Work On New Album

Oakland, CA-based death metal band ALL SHALL PERISH are currently at Castle Ultimate Studios in Emeryville, CA working on the follow-up to their underground hit release "Hate. Malice. Revenge". The album has yet to be titled but the band has released some songtitles, including "We Hold These Truths", "The Day of Justice", "Last Relapse", "The ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Announce New Singer

Milwaukee, WI's metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS has announced the addition of vocalist Karl Schubach to the group's ranks. Schubach, who hails from Saskatchewan, Canada, has never sung for a band before and was a guitarist before joining MISERY SIGNALS. "He sent over an mp3 of him singing one of our songs and it floored us!" ...

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METAL CHURCH Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

METAL CHURCH have issued the following statement: "Due to health complications from years of struggling with diabetes, Kirk Arrington has stepped down as METAL CHURCH's drummer. He will be missed and we wish him only the best. "We are pleased to announce that filling Kirk's shoes is the 'one and only' Mr. Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, ...

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METAL CHURCH: European Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Seattle-based metallers METAL CHURCH have lined up the following European dates in June: Jun. 04 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Jun. 05 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg Jun. 06 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Jun. 07 - Hannover, GER @ Musikzentrum Jun. 08 - Flensburg, GER @ Roxy Jun. 09 - Sölvesborg, SWE ...

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MADDER MORTEM Announce Release Date For 'Desiderata'

Peaceville Records has set a March 27 European release date for the new album from Norway's MADDER MORTEM, entitled "Desiderata". The CD will be accompanied by a video for the album's opening track, "My Name Is Silence". MADDER MORTEM recorded "Desiderata" at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and at Space Valley Studios. Mastering duties were ...

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Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred - HATE

HATE has always been overshadowed by Polish brethren VADER, BEHEMOTH, and DECAPITATED, especially in the States. Some of that I would assume had to do with labels that lacked the promotion muscle of a Metal Blade, Century Media, or Earache. Signing to a hard-working label like France's Listenable and releasing "Awakening of the Liar" in ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Part Ways With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Milwaukee, WI's metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS have parted ways with vocalist Jesse Zaraska. Zaraska was a founding member of the band since 2002 and had done vocals on both the group's debut EP and acclaimed full-length, "Of Malice and the Magnum Heart". The band will be holding auditions for a new vocalist. Interested parties are ...

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Fuck the Universe - CRAFT

Having just reviewed HAEMOTH's "Kontamination", it is difficult to avoid comparing and contrasting it with CRAFT's "Fuck the Universe", at least to some extent. It is not as though the two discs sit on opposite ends of the spectrum The common denominator is one of quality black metal that emanates from a charred soul. Whereas ...

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MADDER MORTEM: 'Desiderata' To Arrive In March

Norway's MADDER MORTEM will release their long-awaited new album, "Desiderata", in March 2006 via Peaceville Records. The CD will be accompanied by a video for one of the tracks of the album. The clip has already been shot and is in the final stages of editing. MADDER MORTEM recorded "Desiderata" at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, ...

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PEACEVILLE RECORDS Confirm MADDER MORTEM Signing

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on July 8, Peaceville Records have now confirmed that they have signed Norway's MADDER MORTEM. The group's new album, "Desiderata", which was completed last September, is scheduled for release before the end of the year. Commented MADDER MORTEM in a statement: "It feels great to finally have settled in ...

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