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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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SYCRONOMICA To Support DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER In December

German melodic/epic black metal band SYCRONOMICA will support DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on the following dates: Dec. 05 - Musikkantine - Augsburg (GER) Dec. 07 - Orpheum - Graz (AUT) Dec. 08 - Bürgersaal - Sand in Taufers (ITA) Dec. 09 - Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau (GER) Also scheduled to appear are NATRON and ROTTING FAITH. ...

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MAX MIDSUN To Open For SATYRICON In Trondheim

Norway's MAX MIDSUN recently returned home from a successful mini-tour of Norway with KEEP OF KALESSIN and will now open for SATYRICON on Saturday, November 11 at Studentersamfundet in Trondheim, Norway. MAX MIDSUN's new release "Max The 1st" was released on October 30 through Morningstar Records. The CD was recorded at Godt Selskap studio (KEEP ...

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B.O.S.C.H.: New Songs Posted Online

German industrial-metalers B.O.S.C.H. have made four new tracks available for download on their MySpace profile. The songs "Mehr", "Irgendwie", "God" and "Zeit" — will appear on the band's full-length debut, tentatively titled "Welt Am Draht". An early 2007 release through an as-yet-undetermined label.is expected. B.O.S.C.H. is: Programming, Drums: Loz Keyboards, Vocals: Kaie Vocals: ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Announces Solo Dates

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has announced the following solo dates: Nov. 10 - The Wheelie Bar - York, PA Nov. 11 - The Fire Station, Gaithersburgh, MD Nov. 17 - Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ Nov. 18 - Fish Head Cantina - Arbutus, MD Nov. 19 - McCoy's - Commack, NY Nov. 24 - The ...

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MANOWAR: More Rescheduled European Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR has announced more dates for its rescheduled European leg of the Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour 2007, also featuring RHAPSODY OF FIRE and HOLYHELL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 14 - Sportovní Hala Novesta - Zlín, CZR Mar. 15 - CEZ Aréna – Pardubice, CZR Mar. 16 - Hala Lokomotiva ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Suffering From 'End-Of-Tour Blues'

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following message on her MySpace page: "If you wanna know how to play the blues, get yourself a woman.. "Well, I am both. Woman and 'end-of-tour'-bluesy. Terrible. "My Mac broke down (the battery gave out, a serial defect) and I was offline for about 10 days. Thus ...

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AEON Frontman Undergoes Surgery

Sweden's AEON has issued the following update: "We are sorry to say that we have to cancel the Höstmörker gig in Sundsvall, Sweden. Tommy [Dahlström, vocals] suffered from an almost broken appendix... and he had to undergo surgery. He is alive and well but he needs to take it easy for two weeks or so." ...

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PHENOMENA Triple-CD Digipack To Arrive In December

Escape Music has announced the forthcoming release of a triple-CD digipack which combines the first three PHENOMENA albums. These three classic recordings include an all-star cast of musicians that include Glenn Hughes, Brian May, Ray Gillan, Scott Gorham and Don Airey, plus many others. All three albums are of the highest quality, and the re-mastered ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN: Back On The Road In Norway

Having just returned from drilling their technical black metal into the unsuspecting eardrums of metal fans all over Europe as SATYRICON's special guests, KEEP OF KALESSIN are back on the road in their native Norway: Oct. 19 - Hulen, Bergen, NOR Oct. 20 - Tribute, Sandnes, NOR Oct. 21 - Garage, Oslo, NOR IMBALANCE and ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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Former SNOT/SOULFLY Guitarist Launches Record Label

Ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling has announced the formation of his new label GridIron Records. The label is a joint venture between Doling, Kyle Turley (offensive tackle for Kansas City Chiefs), Max Harris and former SNOT manager Nic Adler. "I was on tour with PANTERA and had just got off stage in New Orleans. I'm on ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Solo CD

Matthew Hoffman of Hardrock Haven recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Hardrock Haven: Andreas I read that you were a roadie for SEPULTURA before joining the band. Is that true? Andreas: Well, there was a killer underground metal scene in Brazil back ...

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SEPULTURA Reunion In The Works: Video Available

When Max Cavalera and his brother Igor were reunited in August 2006 for the first time in 10 years, the former SEPULTURA bandmates decided to enter a rehearsal room in Phoenix, Arizona to jam out a few of the group's biggest songs with a view towards the inevitable reunion of the band's classic lineup. The ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Offers Free Singing Advice

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following message on her MySpace page: "I collected some mails regarding techniques, problems, nodules, etc. Maybe you got the same questions and find some answers here. Q: I am a fellow female death/black metal singer, who was recently diagnosed with vocal nodules. It's hard for me not ...

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