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SEPULTURA: Six New 'Dante XXI' E-Cards Released

SPV Records has released six new SEPULTURA e-cards, each featuring a different track from the band's upcoming "Dante XXI" CD in the background, and each one connected to the other. You have to answer the questions right and enter the code to get to the next one. And if you make it to the end, ...

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MANOWAR, RHAPSODY And HOLYHELL Reschedule And Add New Dates

Rescheduled tour dates, as well as additional new dates, have been announced regarding German performances by MANOWAR, with special guests RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL, on the "Demons, Dragons & Warriors World Tour 2006". Due to an unfortunate accident involving MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan, previously scheduled European dates of the tour had been postponed, much to the ...

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In the Arms of Devastation - KATAKLYSM

It is about time I got around to reviewing a disc by Canada's northern hyper blasters, KATAKLYSM. After enjoying what I heard of the last several albums and suffering through the disappointment of two live performances, thanks to horrid sound mixes, I have now been able to spend a little quality time with "In the ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Dante XXI' Minisite Launched

The Sepularmy (as SEPULTURA fans are affectionately called) has developed a flash minisite for SEPULTURA's new album, "Dante XXI", where you can find information related to this release, including audio samples and historical information behind each part of the book that the album is based on (the epic poetic masterpiece "The Divine Comedy", written by ...

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Dante XXI - SEPULTURA

After the disappointing and rambling 2003 album "Roorback", SEPULTURA does indeed roar back with "Dante XXI", a concept album based on Dante Alighieri's classic work of literature, "Divina Comedia (The Divine Comedy)". Conceptual ideas aside, however, "Dante XXI" thrashes with an intensity that was missing from "Roorback" and was not quite as present on its ...

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Audio Interview With Classic 'Headbanger's Ball' Host RIKI RACHTMAN Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 42 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features an 18-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with "Racing Rocks" and classic "Headbanger's Ball" host, Riki Rachtman. Interview topics include NASCAR, MTV and VH1, Axl Rose and GUNS N' ROSES, Hollywood's legendary Cathouse, and FASTER PUSSYCAT singer Taime Downe. ...

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SOULFLY To Embark On West Coast Tour With MANNTIS, A PERFECT MURDER

According to a posting on SOULFLY's official web site, the band will be undertaking a short West Coast tour beginning in early April, immediately following the band's current European headlining trek. Support on the West Coast dates will come from INCITE (featuring SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Ritchie), Century Media recording artists MANNTIS, and Victory ...

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PRONG: Another New Demo Song Posted Online

A brand-new PRONG demo track, entitled "Third Option", has been posted online at the group's MySpace.com page. Check it out at www.myspace.com/prong. PRONG bassist Mike Longworth recently told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group have abandoned the search for a second guitarist and have chosen to stick with the "traditional" three-piece format. "We've done several ...

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WORMS INSIDE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

WORMS INSIDE (formerly WORMS INSIDE YOU), the new band featuring guitarist Tom Tangalos (ex-GORGASM) vocalist James Eads (RELLIK) and bassist Jeremy Barger (TORN BETWEEN), have parted ways with drummer Derek Hoffman (ex-GORGASM). Replacing him in the group is former MARTYR drummer Max Colunga. "We are gonna go back into the studio probably later this year ...

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SEPULTURA's KISSER Doesn't Rule Out Reunion With MAX CAVALERA

In a recent interview with MTV News, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser said he's heard all the rumors about SEPULTURA reuniting with founding member and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera for a spot on this summer's Ozzfest. He's even heard the one that involves the band's "plans" to perform three different sets from the main stage ...

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SKINLESS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS are continuing work on their new album for Relapse Records. Entitled "Trample The Weak, Hurdle the Dead", the CD will be the band's first to feature new vocalist Jason Keyser and is being recorded with longtime engineer Brett Portzer at his Max Trax Studios. "Trample The Weak, Hurdle the Dead" ...

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Black Tiger (Re-Release) - Y&T

In the minds of some, San Francisco's Y&T will forever be remembered for 1985's quintessential '80s, pop-metal anthem "Summertime Girls". And that's a shame because prior to this leap into the commercial world, the band created some outstanding melodic, guitar-drenched, American hard rock and metal. Two of those albums are definitive: 1982's "Black Tiger" and ...

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MANOWAR To Release New Single, Full-Length Album

MANOWAR will relerase a brand new single, "The Sons Of Odin", on February 27, 2006. This 10-minute epic, in classic true metal style, sets the perfect tone for the impending release of the yet-untitled full-length album, scheduled for April 3, 2006. Entitled "The Sons Of Odin", the upcoming CD will feature MANOWAR's patented, lion-hearted metal ...

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ONCE DEAD Confirmed For Switzerland's ELEMENTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL

ONCE DEAD, the Christian metal band featuring former members of VENGEANCE RISING and ex-HIRAX guitarist Glenn Rogers, have been confirmed for the Elements of Rock Festival, set to take place April 21-23 at Stadthofsaal in Uster, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ROB ROCK (USA) NARNIA (SWE) ONCE DEAD (USA) MAD MAX ...

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SEPULTURA's Webmaster On IGOR CAVALERA's Status: 'Either You Do It Right Or Don't Do It At All'

SEPULTURA's official webmaster Estevam Romera has confirmed in an online posting that drummer Igor Cavalera will not be joining the band on their upcoming European tour (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on January 13). Responding to a fan question regarding the lack of an official statement from the band addressing the situation, Romera wrote, "[I] ...

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SEPULTURA's IGOR CAVALERA Becomes Fourth-Time Father

SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera became a fourth-time father on Sunday (Jan. 15) when his second wife, Laima, gave birth to the couple's first child, Antonio Leyton Cavalera. Both mother and son are said to be doing fine. Igor has three children with his first wife, Monika. As previously reported, SEPULTURA will embark on their European ...

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SEPULTURA's KISSER To Conduct Guitar Clinic At Hollywood's Musicians Institute

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be conducting a special clinic at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, January 25. Kisser will be in town to lay down guitar leads on the upcoming album from ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals). The ...

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