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Former THE CROWN, GARDENIAN Members Join Forces In ENGEL: Audio Available

ENGEL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH) and vocalist Mangan Klavborn, have launched their official web site at www.engelpropaganda.com. Available for download on the site is a brand new demo track, ...

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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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SOULFLY: New Album To Surface In August

Roadrunner Records has reportedly set an August 9 release date for the fifth SOULFLY album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by mainman Max Cavalera and is being mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others. In a recent interview with SoulflyWeb.com, Cavalera had the following to ...

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SALEM: 'Act Of War' Video Tops Russian Chart

SALEM's video for the track "Act of War" was reportedly selected by the viewers of the Russian TV channel "Music Box" as the top video for the month of January 2005. The video countdown is updated daily and the "Act of War" clip was No. 1 the entire month, according to a posting on the ...

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SOULFLY's Live Video For 'Roots Bloody Roots' To Appear Online

A live SOULFLY video for the track "Roots Bloody Roots" (originally written and recorded by SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera's previous band SEPULTURA) recently hit the Roadrunner Records offices and should be appearing online soon, according to a posting on the label's web site. As previously reported, Cavalera is one of a number of musicians that ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA: 'I'm A Complete Riff Freak'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with SOULFLY vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: What prompted you to start exclusively playing a four-string guitar? Max Cavalera: "I don't do leads, ya know? More than ten years ago, when those strings broke, a friend of mine said 'Don't replace them, you don't use ...

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SOULFLY: 'The Song Remains Insane' DVD Delayed

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., the release date for SOULFLY's "The Song Remains Insane" DVD has been put back "due to an authoring error." "Although this is in fact a very small problem that can be solved easily, it has been decided to recall all stock," reads a posting on the label's web site. "Roadrunner ...

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MINISTRY Songs Featured In Award-Winning Documentary

MINISTRY's songs "No W" and "Waiting" are featured in the documentary film "Murderball", which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary, and a jury prize for its editing. This moving film chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More information is available at St. ...

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HEVEIN Enter Studio To Record New Single

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN entered Sonic Pump studios on February 5 with Nino Laurenne at the helm to begin recording their new single, entitled "iOta". The single will consist of the title cut and "Worth Fighting For" and will be mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. An April 11 release via Spinefarm ...

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SALEM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Israeli death metallers SALEM are currently putting the finishing touches on their new CD, "No Strings Attached", scheduled for release in April through a local distributor in Israel, The End Records in North America and Raven Music for the rest of the world. "No Strings Attached" contains 11 songs from the band's past repertoire and ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman Schedules European Solo Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has lined up the following tour dates in support of his upcoming solo album, "Elements of Persuasion": Apr. 24 - München, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle Apr. 27 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle Apr. 28 - Düsseldorf, GER - Tor 3 May 02 - Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos-Saal As previously reported, ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Names New Solo Album, Plans Live Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has set "Elements of Persuasion" as the title of his third solo album, due on March 15 via InsideOut Music. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Record German-Language Album

German hard rockers SKEW SISKIN are currently working on new material with famous German rock-star rebel Udo Lindenberg. For the first time in SKEW SISKIN history, the songs are in German language. Commented SKEW SISKIN frontwoman Nina C. Alice: "With Udo I now have a partner for writing German lyrics.....with attitude! Similar to Lemmy [MOTÖRHEAD] ...

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HEARSE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva, have finished recording their third album, "The Last Ordeal", for a summer release through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to 2004's "Armageddon Mon Amour", "The Last Ordeal" was recorded and mixed at Stockholm's The White Chapel Studios by Jonas Edler, who had previously ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce New Album Title, Tentative Release Date

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update on the band's current and future activities: "We've been working non-stop on our new album since last fall, on tour and in between touring. I've been receiving MP3 files from the rehearsals here in Chicago from J-F [guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] and things are going right on ...

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KATAKLYSM: Drummer MAX DUHAMEL Rejoins The Fold; DANZIG Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with drummer Martin Maurais due to "personal and professional reasons." Replacing Maurais in the group's lineup is returning skinsman Max Duhamel, who performed on five KATAKLYSM albums, the latest being the critically acclaimed 2002 offering, "Shadows & Dust". "Max is in full form, focused and sounds outstanding. We're ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Release New Solo Album In March

InsideOut Music has set a March 15 release date for the third solo album from DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from Italy named Marco Sfogli. The ...

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