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IRON MAIDEN Spanish Inquisition

Living metal legends they may be, but from playing their new album in its entirety on tour to insisting they aren't metal, their legacy is hardly set in stone. Metal Hammer magazine's (web site) Geoff Barton rakes them over the coals. Read on: Q: Do you believe your fans want to hear the ...

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The Fall of an Empire - FAIRYLAND

Do not let it be said that French symphonic metallers FAIRYLAND tricked you into buying "The Fall of an Empire". If you buy an album from a band called FAIRYLAND and you expect anything other than the utterly over-the-top bard-metal you get, you're either illiterate or retarded. Anyone not into Middle Earth, bombast, elves, Renaissance ...

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Outcast - EKTOMORF

After a decade of releasing albums and numerous European tours, it's nothing short of amazing that the best EKTOMORF can come up with on their seventh release is such a ridiculous ripoff of the Max Cavalera school of simpler-is-better mono-thrash. It's not a passing resemblance, it's not an occasional inflection — it sounds like this ...

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METAL INJECTION Uploads 30 Hours Of Footage Into 'Video Vault'

Metal Injection has uploaded over 30 hours of archival footage into its "Video Vault". Before becoming the first metal video-on-demand network, "Overdose", Metal Injection would release weekly episodic episodes featuring the best in underground videos as well as interviews with today's big stars and up-and-comers. All of these episodes are now available in the "Video ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Announces New Solo Dates

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo will be taking his shredding skills to the West Coast for the first time to let more metalheads thrash to his trademark sound. Newly scheduled Rizzo solo shows are as follows: Jan. 12 - Boston, MA - TBA Jan. 13 - Lowell, MA - Rusty G's Jan. 18 - Anaheim, CA ...

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CRASH MUSIC Announces New Signings

Crash Music has announced the signing of multi-album deals with RIKETS, ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY and BLESS THE FALLEN. RIKETS' latest album, "Anything for the Devil", was released via Corporate Punishment Records. The CD was produced by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED) and mixed by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). New Jersey's ASHES OF YOUR ...

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STURCH: New Videos Posted Online

Germany's STURCH has uploaded three new videos on its MySpace page, including a clip for its song "Bless Me with Patience" from the band's new album "Beauty, Anger & Aggression", the ballad "Teamlove" (piano version) and an older video for their song "Bite My Tongue". STURCH has just finished mastering its debut album, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: New Solo Track Posted Online

An audio sample of VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) new solo track, "The Man I Didn't Know", has been posted online at the Softdrive Records MySpace page. Weiland is the President and principal owner of Softdrive Records, which just signed a deal with Sony/RED Distribution and New West Records. This ...

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SOULFLY Drummer 'Looking Back At A Very Intense Year'

SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez has issued the following update: "After our return from the Gigantour with MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, and CALIBAN in Australia, I took a deep breath and found myself looking back at a very intense year, 2006. SOULFLY had hit the globe with 'Dark Ages', and the touring was non-stop. More and more ...

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MAD MAX To Support AXEL RUDI PELL

German veteran hard rock band MAD MAX has been tapped to support AXEL RUDI PELL on the second leg of the Mystica tour. The dates for the trek are as follows: Jan. 30 - Fulda, Germany @ Kreuz Jan. 31 - Augsburg, Germany @ Spektrum Feb. 02 - Madrid, Spain @ Heineken Feb. 03 - ...

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Death-Rapper NECRO To Make European Live Debut In London

After building a rabid following across America, the critically acclaimed Brooklyn death-rapper NECRO has set his sights on Europe before he knuckles down to work on his new album. NECRO will premier his "Drugs, Gory Death and Sex Tour" at a special one-night-only headline show at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January 11, 2007. ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA Schedules Guest Appearance In Russia

SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera will make a special guest appearance with Paul Filipenko of the popular Russian group FAQ on January 11, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. No further details are currently available. SOULFLY recently completed a U.S. tour in support of its latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's ...

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E-FORCE: Studio Update

E-FORCE, the band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, recently entered the studio in Toulouse, France with producer Patrick Freidrich to begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2007 via France's Thundering Records. Forrest has sent the following recording update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We have been just doing the tracks on the weekend, which ...

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SEPULTURA Explains Show Cancellations

Brazilan thrashers SEPULTURA have issued a statement explaining the cancellation of the first few shows of their North American headlining tour (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported yesterday). It reads as follows: "We would like to apologize to everyone for our delay for the upcoming U.S. tour. There were visa problems preventing us from starting ...

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SEPULTURA's North American Tour Kick-Off Postponed

Brazilan thrashers SEPULTURA have cancelled the first few shows on their North American tour, reportedly due to visa/immigration issues. So far the following dates have been called off: Nov. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee Theatre Nov. 17 - Long Beach, CA - The Vault Nov. 18 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk The ...

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ANDREAS KISSER: There Will Be No SEPULTURA Reunion In 2007

Thorsten Zahn, chief editor of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine (web site), recently conducted an exclusive interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the persistent rumors of a reunion with the band's former frontman, Max Cavalera. What follows is a transcript of the interview in its entirety (English-language translation provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Thorsten ...

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