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SEETHER Pay Tribute To Fallen PANTERA Guitarist

South African hard rockers SEETHER reportedly performed a cover of PANTERA's "Walk" during their concert at San Francisco's Civic Auditorium Sunday night (Sept. 25) as a tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The San Francisco show was the second night of SEETHER's North American tour as the support act for AUDIOSLAVE. It is ...

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DANZIG Mainman Comments On New Guitarist

Glenn Danzig has issued a press release confirming that Joe Fraulob, guitarist for the Sacramento-based band DECONSTRUCT, has joined the DANZIG lineup for the "Blackest of the Black" tour that kicks off in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Los Angeles on October 29. "Joe really wanted to play with us, so he ...

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MINISTRY: More MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 05 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Lonestar May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's 'Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar' DVD To Receive U.S. Release

Yngwie Malmsteen's "Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra" will receive its long-awaited North American release on DVD on November 1, 2005, via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVD was filmed in 2001 with the New Japan Philharmonic, conducted by Taizo Takemoto. It was initially released overseas only, and North American fans have eagerly awaited its ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

British rock act THE DARKNESS have finalized the track listing for their much-anticipated second album, "One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back", due on November 28 in the United Kingdom via Must Destroy/Atlantic and a day later in North America. First single "One Way Ticket" will be released commercially November 14 in the United Kingdom. ...

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TYPHUS Confirmed For Minnesota's HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST

American black metallers TYPHUS have been confirmed for for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, Sweden's THYRFING, TODESBONDEN (featuring Laurie Ann Haus; AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS, NEST) ...

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AEROSMITH Comment On 'Rockin' The Joint' DualDisc Release

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler have commented on the upcoming release of their new live DualDisc effort, "Rockin' the Joint (Live at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas)". Recorded in January 2002 during an intimate club date at The Joint in the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel, "Rockin' the Joint" showcases prime ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: New Songs Are 'Amazing'

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album, "The Conjoined": "As reported here before, Eric [Forrest; ex-VOIVOD, curently in E-FORCE] was finally in the studio with us to do vocals. He had come over ...

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CATHEDRAL: No Bonus Track On Japanese Release

Contrary to previous reports, the Japanese version of the new CATHEDRAL album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" — which is scheduled for release on October 26 — will NOT include a bonus track. The CD will be issued in North America in January. More details about the Japanese version of the CD can be found ...

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MOONSORROW, PRIMORDIAL, THYRFING Confirmed For Minnesota's HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST

Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL and Sweden's THYRFING are among the confirmed bands for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are TODESBONDEN (featuring Laurie Ann Haus; AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS, NEST) and THE ...

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CATHEDRAL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH On U.K. Tour

British doomsters CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as the main support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall Dec. 02 - Norwich, UK - UEA Dec. 03 - London, UK - The Forum Dec. 05 - Cardiff, UK - University ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

Finnish metal merchants DOMINATION BLACK have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Fearbringer", due this fall via Poison Arrow Records. Recorded at Woodbine Garden Studios in Pyhtää, Finland and mixed by Teemu "Bob" Aalto, the album will be mastered at Finnvox studios by Minerva Pappi. "Fearbringer" track listing: 01. Ultra-Speed Destructor 02. Nightmare ...

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MÖRSER: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new MÖRSER track, entitled "The Indirect Threat (To the World's Freedom)", has been posted online at this location. "The Indirect Threat (To the World's Freedom)" comes off the German group's upcoming mini-CD/comic, "Der Kosmopolit - Pure", due in November via Garden of Exile Records. The CD will contain five "blistering" songs ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist: 'GIGANTOUR Has Been A Blast'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Cold and rainy Seattle on a Saturday afternoon and we're playing outside! Well, at least the seats are covered. Gigantour has been a blast. Too short. We're only on five shows on this traveling metal extravaganza and I wish it ...

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Ex-DAMAGEPLAN Singer Pays Tribute To Former Guitar Tech; New THE MERCY CLINIC MP3 Posted Online

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), have uploaded a full-length MP3 of another brand-new song, "Numb" (mp3), ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Begin Work On New Material

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has told MTV.com that the band have already written several new tunes for the follow-up to this year's "Out of Exile", some of which AUDIOSLAVE will debut on the road this fall. "What we're hoping to do is follow in the footsteps of some of our favorite bands, like ...

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THE OCEAN/BURST Split 7" Single Due In October

Garden of Exile Records has announced plans to release a limited-edition split seven-inch single from THE OCEAN and BURST. This will be a limited release on colored vinyl only. Artwork will be provided by Seldon Hunt (known for his work for ISIS, NEUROSIS and PELICAN) and will consist of a fold-out poster. THE OCEAN's contribution ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

Nuclear Blast Records has pushed back the projected North American release date of the new CATHEDRAL album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", to January 2006. The Japanese edition will be released on October 26 and will contain an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track, which will not be included on the European or USA versions. More details on ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new CATHEDRAL track, "Upon Azrael's Wings", has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real Media). "Upon Azrael's Wings" comes off the doom icons' upcoming album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", due on September 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is said to be ...

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JAMES MURPHY On Loss, Progress, And Inspiration

Guitarist/producer extraordinaire James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following update: "Hi everyone. I'm sorry for dropping out. I've been dealing with my grandmother's illness and passing. Several weeks ago she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, quite large and inoperable. She has always been a major part of our family life and ...

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CATHEDRAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England have lined up the following dates during September/October: Sep. 02 – Glasgow, UK @ Barfly Sep. 03 – Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival Sep. 04 – London, UK @ Astoria (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION) Oct. 26 – Utrecht, NETH @ Helling Oct. 27 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar KZ ...

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SINAMORE Finish Recording Debut Album

Finnish goth-rock quartet SINAMORE have completed work on their debut album at Woodbine Garden studio with producer Teemu Aalto. The CD will be mixed by Anssi Kippo at Astia studio in early September for a late 2005/early 2006 release via Napalm Records. The album will be mastered on September 21 by Mika Jussila at Finnvox ...

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