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FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS To Kick Off CRO-MAGS Tribute Tour Tomorrow

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, the band featuring original CRO-MAGS members John Joseph (vocals) and Mackie Jayson (drums) along with special guests Tom Capone (BOLD, QUICKSAND) on guitar and Cache Tolman (ICEBURN, CIV, RIVAL SCHOOLS) on bass, will embark on a European tour beginning Friday night (Nov. 3) in Arnhem, Holland. The group will play a special ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN: European Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, who feature in their ranks Obsidian C. (a.k.a. Arnt Grønbech), have lined up the following European dates: Nov. 03 - IT - Milan @ Alcatraz Nov. 04 - SLO - Ljubljana @ VKP Mediapark Nov. 05 - CRO - Zagreb @ Boogaloo Nov. 06 - HUN - Budapest @ ...

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GWAR Frontman Checks In

GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus has issued the following update: "LISTEN UP! It is I, ME! ODERUS OF GWAR. First off, it may please you to know I have liberated the 'cavemen' from that insurance commercial, and brought them to Antarctica to live with GWAR. I mean, they had suffered enough humiliation, especially when you consider ...

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'80s NYC Metal Contenders IDLE THREAT Considering Reunion

IDLE THREAT recorded two massively popular demos in the mid-to-late '80s ("Idle Threat" and "Boxxer's Revenge") and were regarded by many luminaries as "the next big thing" out of New York City at the time. "Boxxer's Revenge" was produced by NUCLEAR ASSAULT vocalist/guitarist John Connelly and the band was also a fave of pre-BIOHAZARD Evan ...

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Former CRO-MAGS Members Trade Verbal Jabs Over Upcoming Book

Former CRO-MAGS members Harley Flanagan (bass, vocals) and John Joseph (vocals) have traded verbal jabs over Joseph's upcoming autobiography of sorts, dubbed "The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon", which promises to tell "the true CRO-MAGS story," according to John, as well as show "what New York City was like through the eyes of someone who went ...

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BLOODCLOT Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, and ex-MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez, is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in early 2007 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's current lineup is also preparing to make its live debut sometime ...

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POISON Guitarist To Become First-Time Dad

According to TMZ.com, POISON guitarist C.C. Deville is set to have his first child with longtime girlfriend Shannon Malone (web site). The mom-to-be reportedly says everything is going great so far, and describes pregnancy as "an amazing process." While the bouncing baby isn't due until March, C.C. and Shannon are already ...

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COPROFAGO Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Chile's COPROFAGO has inked a deal with Candlelight Records. COPROFAGO was formed in Santiago on June of 1993 by Sebastián Vergara (guitar, vocals) and Pablo Alvarez (guitar), plus two friends of theirs. With that young lineup (all still at school), the band recorded a standard death metal demo that sold out immediately, getting also the ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: European Tour Dates Announced

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following European tour dates: Nov. 12 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH Nov. 13 - Bataclan - Paris, FRA Nov. 15 - ABBox - Brussels, BEL Nov. 16 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FRA Nov. 17 - La Cooperative de Mai Clermont - Ferrand, FRA Nov. ...

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ANGRA: New Album Cover, Track Listing Revealed

Brazilian heavy metal band ANGRA will release its new album, "Aurora Consurgens", in Europe on October 30 via SPV Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Course Of Nature 02. The Voice Commanding You 03. Ego Painted Grey 04. Breaking Ties 05. Salvation: Suicide 06. Window To Nowhere 07. ...

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MASTERPLAN, ROSE TATTOO To Support SAXON In Europe

MASTERPLAN and ROSE TATTOO have been confirmed as the special guests on the upcoming SAXON European tour, which is scheduled to kick off late February. The dates are as follows: Feb. 28 - UK Glasgow Garage (2) Mar. 02 - UK Belfast Spring & Airbrake (2) Mar. 03 - IRL Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre ...

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TRIVIUM: 'The Mark Of Perseverance' Biography Due In September

Independent Music Press has set a September 7, 2006 publication date for Joe Shooman's unauthorized TRIVIUM biography, entitled "Trivium: The Mark of Perseverance". The following description of the book was provided by the author: "The remarkable story of TRIVIUM is one of struggle, persistence, setbacks and eventual stellar success: from humble beginnings in dank cellars, ...

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NAPALM DEATH: European Tour Dates Announced

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have lined up the following European dates during October/November: Oct. 18 - Newcastle, UK @ University Oct. 19 - Southampton, UK @ TBA Oct. 20 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Oct. 21 - TBC, UK @ TBC Oct. 22 - Haarlem, NETH Patronaat Oct. 23 - Bochum, GER @ Matrix ...

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Ex-CRO-MAGS, MISFITS Members Remember CBGB

The August edition of the Atlas Plugged, a monthly web zine/industry newsletter published by The Music Resource Group, will feature a special section honoring CBGB, the classic New York City venue set to close on September 30. The article will feature first-hand memories of the legendary club by several musicians, fans and industry veterans. Confirmed ...

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Former MERAUDER Bassist Joins BLOODCLOT

Former MERAUDER bassist Rick Lopez has replaced Craig Setari (SICK OF IT ALL) in BLOODCLOT, the new band featuring former BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph, and former SPUDMONSTERS/BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts. Check out the BLOODCLOT demo tracks "Burn Babylon Burn", "Revolution" and "Subtext" at www.myspace.com/bloodclotnyc. In related news, John Joseph ...

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Legendary New York City Club CBGB To Close On September 30

After over 30 years, the legendary rock club CBGB will be closing for good on September 30, 2006. CBs, as it is universally and fondly known, opened its doors in 1973, making it New York City's oldest continuously operating rock venue. Owner Hilly Kristal originally intended the club to showcase country, bluegrass and blues (hence ...

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RIGHTEOUS JAMS Sign To ABACUS RECORDINGS

Abacus Recordings has announced the signing of Boston's RIGHTEOUS JAMS. RIGHTEOUS JAMS "fuse modern day hardcore with hardcore heroes from the past like the CRO-MAGS and SSD, and an incorporation of an element of rock that sets the band apart from the pack," according to a press release. RIGHTEOUS JAMS recently entered the Atomic! Studios ...

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MNEMIC: New Studio Report Available

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following studio report on the band's official blog: "These last couple of days [Track Record Studios in Los Angeles] have been really fun and exciting. Brian [Rasmussen, drums] has been transformed into a terminator, or to be more accurate, a furious Quiznos-eating-machine behind his drumkit. He basically ...

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In the Name of the Father, the Son - WARTORN

So what is the most important tidbit of information that you need to make an informed purchase decision with regard to WARTORN's debut full-length? It's really quite simple. "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy War" is meat-and-potatoes crust punk with an in-your-face musical and lyrical attitude. In keeping with CRIMES ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: More Tour Dates Announced

U.K. doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 24 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, BEL Jul. 22 - Metal Camp - Tolmin, SLO Jul. 29 - Metalway Festival - Gernika, SPA Aug. 19 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbuehl, GER Aug. 26 - Hole In The ...

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SAXON: 2007 European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON are currently working on a new studio album, which they plan to release in the spring of 2007. To coincide with the album's release, the band will embark on an extensive European tour. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Feb. 28 - UK - Glasgow - Garage ...

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ZEBRA's FELIX HANNEMAN Joins THE SLASHTONES

Harry Slash, Extreme Championship Wrestling's theme music producer and performer, has announce the addition of ZEBRA's Felix Hanneman on keyboards to THE SLASHTONES. Over the years the band has included members of THE CULT, RAGING SLAB, THE B-52S, RAINBOW, CRO-MAGS, WARRIOR SOUL, THE CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL and others. Felix Hammeman will make his live ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: In Recording Mode

U.K. doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have posted the following message on their official web site: "[MY DYING BRIDE] have been locked up in the studio since the beginning of April and are busy recording their new album. According to the band, at least five songs have already been recorded with more in the pipeline. ...

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THERION: European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's THERION have announced the following European tour dates in January/February 2007: Jan. 17 - Essen, GER @ Weststadthalle Jan. 18 - France @ TBA Jan. 19 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Jan. 20 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo Jan. 21 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Jan. 23 - Paris, FRA @ ...

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APOCALYPTICA: More European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have lined up the following European tour dates during the coming months: May 25 - Eskisehir, TUR @ 222 Park May 26 - Ankara, UR @ Cankaya May 27 - Izmir, UR @ Fuar May 28 - Istanbul, UR @ Yeni Melek May 30 - Skopje, MAC @ Ice Hockey Arena May ...

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Metal Black - VENOM

In the age of digital recording and lost metal innocence, it's physically impossible for a band to suck as bad as VENOM did in their formative years, and still be so awesome. But that didn't stop Cronos from trying to recapture the filth, fury and unholy incompetence of the band's classic(k) early works on "Metal ...

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