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ALIEN Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS; New Album Due In The Fall

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of the freshly reunited Swedish band ALIEN for the release of their brand new album, entitled "Dark Eyes". Comprising 11 tracks touching on the great themes of rock 'n' roll (love, loss, hope and despair), "Dark Eyes" revisits the classic ALIEN sound and adds over a decade more of ...

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INGURGITATE To Enter Studio This Month

Houston, Texas' based INGURGITATE will head into the studio late July to record the follow up to their 2004 debut "Blackest Origins", entitled "Bleeding His Sacred Kingship", due in September via Inherited Suffering Records. The group's new lineup includes former DEVOURMENT guitarist Chris Hutto (vocals and guitar), DIVINE EMPIRE drummer Duane Timlin and BRACED FOR ...

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This Godless Endeavor - NEVERMORE

"This Godless Endeavor" may just be the most complete and musically accomplished NEVERMORE album to date. Quite a pronouncement, I know, especially when considered in light of a classic like "Dead Heart in a Dead World". However, as with any NEVERMORE album, repeat listens to the 57 minutes of "This Godless Endeavor" reveal layer after ...

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CRIMINAL Finalize Track Listing For 'Sicario'

Anglo-Chilean thrash extremists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Sicario", due in Europe on September 5 via Metal Blade Records. "Sicario" (a Spanish word for "assassin," most commonly associated with the hired killers of the South American mafias and drug cartels) was recorded in May ...

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MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS Members To Participate In THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Current and former members of MACHINE HEAD, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL will comprise the "All-Star" guest lineup, which is scheduled to appear and participate at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. Confirmed guests include: Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex-EXODUS, LEGACY) Phil Demmel ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist Talks About GIGANTOUR

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Antenna: How did you get involved in Gigantour? Jeff Loomis: "What happened is that Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH] was trying to find some great U.S. metal bands for his tour, and I happen to ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD At Yankee Stadium: Photos Available

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was at Friday night's (June 24) game between the Yankees and Mets as a guest of his friend, Randy Johnson, according to MLB.com. But Hetfield was interested in meeting another Yankees pitcher: closer Mariano Rivera. Rivera, of course, comes in to METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" when he enters a game at Yankee ...

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SLIPKNOT: Second Vegas Show Added

ABC ePrep is reporting that SLIPKNOT have added an additional August show at the Las Vegas House of Blues. The band are now set to play there on August 21 and August 22, following their sole Ozzfest appearance on August 20 in San Bernardino. At this point, those are the only U.S. shows on the ...

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KAOS, RIGHTEOUS SIRE, ANGER AS ART Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Long-running Bay Area acts KAOS and RIGHTEOUS SIRE, along with ANGER AS ART (featuring ABBATOIR mainman Steve Gaines), and tribute bands HANGAR 18 (playing MEGADETH covers) and HOT FOR TEACHER (VAN HALEN cover band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos and current HEATHEN touring guitarist Terry Lauderdale), have been added to the Thrash Against ...

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ALICE COOPER Says He Was A Functional Alcoholic

ALICE COOPER was a guest on the Australian show "Enough Rope with Andrew Denton" Monday night (June 20). A few excerpts from the interview follow: Andrew Denton: And could yet be again. You basically invented shock rock, and your stage show is legendary for its success. What's the most over the top thing you've done ...

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HAVOCHATE To Film Live Video

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will be shooting a live video on Friday, June 24 at Dingbats in Clifton, NJ. HAVOCHATE recently released their sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", through Indecent Media. The follow-up to "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, is ...

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KING'S X To Film Two Videos For New Album

The critically acclaimed, highly influential Texas-based rock trio KING'S X has signed with InsideOut Music America. The band's recent work has been released by InsideOut except in North America, and signing with IOMA unifies its label worldwide. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION, BROCAS HELM Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

DREAMS OF DAMNATION (featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin) and BROCAS HELM have been added to the Thrash Against Cancer benefit, which will be headlined by TESTAMENT, on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. VICIOUS RUMORS, LAAZ ROCKIT, HIRAX, AGENT STEEL, DEKAPITATOR, MUDFACE, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ...

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KISS EXPO 2005 CHICAGO Scheduled For September

KISS Expo 2005 Chicago is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 3 at the Holiday Inn – Countryside in LaGrange/Countryside, Illinois. KISS drummer Eric Singer will be signing autographs, taking photos and answering questions. An all-female KISS tribute band BLACK DIAMOND will perform. More guests will be announced soon. Ticket prices and special VIP ...

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YAKUZA: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Chicago's experimental hardcore/metal band YAKUZA have finalized the track listing for the follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed CD "Way of the Dead" (Century Media). Entitled "Samsara", the CD was recorded at Volume studios (PELICAN, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) in Chicago with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, MASTODON, PEARL JAM) and features a wide variety of musical guests, including ...

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HELIX Frontman Is Ready To Kick Ass At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HELIX frontman Brian Vollmer recently spoke to the The London Free Press about the group's appearance at this weekend's Sweden Rock Festival, a three-day sonic barrage of some of the world's hardest and most renowned metal bands. Speaking of the upcoming Swedish gig, Vollmer expressed total confidence in the band's ability to rock just as ...

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PERRY FARRELL To Record With THE DOORS?

Trent McMartin of Canada's Soul Shine magazine has issued the following report: According to the Perry Farrell fan pageAintNoRight.com, the surviving members of THE DOORS have approached ex–JANE'S ADDICTION singer Perry Farrell to record an album with them. This August Farrell will perform with THE DOORS at the VH1 taping of "Decades". Recent ...

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