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40 BELOW SUMMER To Play 'Farewell' Show Next Month

40 BELOW SUMMER will play their "farewell" show on September 17 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The concert twill be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which will be sold through the band's official web site. 40 BELOW SUMMER members Max Illidge (vocals), Joe D'Amico (guitar) and Hector Graziani (bass) are continuing to play ...

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RHAPSODY To Tour Germany Next Spring

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY have announced the following German dates in April 2006: Apr. 04, 2006 - Frankfurt, GER - Festhalle Apr. 06, 2006 - Munich, GER - Olympiahalle Apr. 07, 2006 - Stuttgart, GER - Schleyerhalle Apr. 08, 2006 - Nuremberg, GER - Frankenhalle Apr. 10, 2006 - Berlin, GER - Max-Schmeling-Halle Apr. ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Names Solo Album

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has set "Hubris 1 & 2" as the title of his his first solo album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Holland's Mascot Records. The CD is being recorded at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil. As previously reported, SEPULTURA are expected to debut one new song during ...

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Gigs To Rise From HELLFEST's Ashes

Scott Frost of The Trentonian is reporting that the organizers of the canceled Hellfest three-day metal and hardcore festival said 6,000 tickets, including 500 from overseas fans as far as Japan, were sold for the event, but those numbers might have been exaggerated. Max Cruise Entertainment's Chris Ring, the talent buyers for 90 ...

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Dark Ages - SOULFLY

It's been a while since I dove headfirst into a SOULFLY album. After the self-titled debut and "Primitive", I stopped paying attention and missed out on "3" and "Prophecy". I half-expected album number five to be a watered down, more commercially oriented, "nu" type of album. To say I was "shocked" at the blisteringly metallic ...

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SEPULTURA To Premiere New Song During Hometown Performance

According to a posting on their official web site, Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will premiere one new song during their performance with SLIPKNOT on August 23 in São Paulo, Brazil. SEPULTURA will enter Trama Studios in São Paulo on August 15 to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Roorback", entitled "Dante 05". The band had previously ...

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SOULFLY Film Two New Promotional Videos In Serbia

While in Serbia last month, SOULFLY filmed two videos in support of the upcoming "Dark Ages" CD, due out on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. A video for "Frontlines" was filmed at a site that NATO bombed several years ago, and a clip for "Carved Inside" was shot at a 700-year-old fortress on the shores ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Join SOULFLY For Two Shows

Former MEGADETH and current F5 bassist Dave Ellefson will be filling in for SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns at two SOULFLY live shows next week. Burns is unable to make the dates due to a "family emergency." The details are as follows: Aug. 12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre Aug. 13 – Long Beach, CA ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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HEARSE: Former ARCH ENEMY Frontman Signs With COLD RECORDS

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva, have inked a deal with Cold Records. The group recently issued their third album, "The Last Ordeal", through Holland's Karmageddon Media. Formed by longtime friends Max Thornell (drums) and Liiva, HEARSE recorded a demo before signing with Hammerheart Records. The band released ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer Finishes Laying Down Vocals For New Album

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update: "The artwork contest [for the upcoming KATAKLYSM album] is now over. We would like to thank everyone from our fans to artists from the four corners of the world that have sent in their visions. The response was great!! Now we've got to go through all ...

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SEPULTURA Begin Recording New Album

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have entered Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil to begin recording their new studio album, "Dante 05", the follow-up to 2003's "Roorback". The band have previously used Trama Studios to record the "Revolusongs" EP, which included cover versions ranging from MASSIVE ATTACK to HELLHAMMER to JANE'S ADDICTION, and was included in the ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Begins Recording Solo Album

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has entered A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil to begin recording his his first solo album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Holland's Mascot Records. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, SPV Records recently pushed back the projected release date of the new SEPULTURA album ...

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KATAKLYSM: More Guest Appearances Announced

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update: "I received a call today from our producer/guitarist J-F [Dagenais], informing me that the drums are almost all done and they sound monstrous!! Max once again has done a killer job and put a lot of feel into the songs. We're going less mechanical and more ...

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SOULFLY: 'Dark Ages' Digipack To Include Bonus Tracks

In addition to the regular release of SOULFLY's "Dark Ages", there will also be a limited-edition three-panel digipack, according to Roadrunner Records U.K. The complete track listing for the digipack version is as follows: 01. The Dark Ages 02. Babylon 03. I And I 04. Carved Inside 05. Arise Again 06. Molotov 07. Frontlines 08. ...

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SEPULTURA: New Album To Surface In Early 2006

SPV Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new SEPULTURA album to early 2006. As previously reported, SEPULTURA's upcoming CD will be based on the "The Divine Comedy", widely considered the greatest epic poem of Italian literature, and one of the greatest of world literature. SEPULTURA's last album, "Roorback", was issued in ...

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Drummer VINNY APPICE To Collaborate With Hardcore Rapper NECRO

Legendary BLACK SABBATH/DIO drummer Vinny Appice will be collaborating with hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO on a track for NECRO's upcoming release, "Circle of Tyrants". Also scheduled to appear on the CD is SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera. NECRO's most recent album, "The Pre-Fix For Death" (Psycho-Logical Records), featured guest appearances by OBITUARY members John Tardy and ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer To Collaborate With Hardcore Rapper NECRO

SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera will be collaborating with hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO on a track for NECRO's upcoming release, "Circle of Tyrants". NECRO's most recent CD, "The Pre-Fix For Death" (Psycho-Logical Records), featured guest appearances by OBITUARY members John Tardy and Trevor Peres, Danny Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH), Danny Diablo (a.k.a. Lord Ezec of ...

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Instinct - EKTOMORF

I'd always heard EKTOMORF were SOULFLY rip-offs, but I reserved judgment until I could actually hear one of the band's albums. Having now heard "Instinct", I must say that the word on the street is pretty damn accurate. Cloning SEPULTURA or SOULFLY may not be a bad thing if you're a fan of either band. ...

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