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INTERNAL BLEEDING Utilizing Session Musicians On U.S. Tour

According to a posting on INTERNAL BLEEDING's official web site, a couple of the bandmembers' "work commitments" have forced the group to utilize the services of guitarist Chris Montez from DECRYPT and drummer Kyle Eddy from MUCOPUS during their current U.S. headlining tour with BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS and STRONG INTENTION. The ...

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More GIGANTOUR Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who will be accompanied by other main-stage acts FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Artists confirmed for the second stage include DRY KILL LOGIC, SYMPHONY X and BOBAFLEX. The dates so far are as follows: Jul. ...

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SODOM: 'Better Off Dead' Picture Disc Due Next Week

The third SODOM picture disc, "Better Off Dead", in a series of five will be released on May 30 via the Vinyl Maniacs label. The first two SODOM picture discs — "Agent Orange" and "In the Sign of Evil" — were issued in January and were limited to 1,000 copies each. As previously reported, SODOM ...

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THE DARKNESS Split With Bassist

According to a posting on THE DARKNESS' official web site, bassist Frankie Poullain is no longer a member of the band. "Remaining members have cited musical differences as the reason for his departure," the posting adds. "A replacement will be announced within coming months." THE DARKNESS are currently working on their sophomore album with legendary ...

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AOR HEAVEN Inks European Deal With RIVEL RECORDS

AOR Heaven/Metal Heaven have struck up a deal with the Swedish label Rivel Records to handle all of Rivel's upcoming releases for the European territory. First up will be new editions of the spring's best-sellers AUDIOVISION and DIVINEFIRE, both of which are expected on July 18. AUDIOVISION are a melodic hard rock/metal band which was ...

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WOLF: 'Evil Star' Released On Vinyl

Immortal Vinyl Records has released the third full-length album from Sweden's WOLF, "Evil Star", as a three-sided double LP with a gatefold cover and white/black marbled vinyl. The LP, which includes the bonus track "Déjà Vu", is limited to 500 copies and is available for price 14 euros plus shipping costs. Also available are the ...

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DISSECTION: New Album Update

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the Light's Bane". The recording is taking place at Black Syndicate Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. THE DEATHSTARS' Nightmare ...

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SYMPHONY X Guitarist Comments On GIGANTOUR

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo has commented on the band's participation in this summer's Gigantour, a six-week trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts are FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Also confirmed for the second stage are DRY KILL LOGIC. Says Romeo: "Originally, our plans for the summer were ...

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GIGANTOUR: More Tour Dates Revealed

More dates have been announced for Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who'll be accompanied by other main-stage acts FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Artists confirmed for the second stage include DRY KILL LOGIC and SYMPHONY X. The dates so far are as follows: Jul. 21 - ...

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GLENN HUGHES: New Touring Drummer Announced

According to a post at GHPG.net, Swedish drummer Sebastian Sippola will take over Thomas Broman's spot in Glenn Hughes's (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) live European band lineup, as he has been asked to join Glenn and his band for their summer tour. Sippola's first appearance with Hughes will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria ...

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JON OLIVA To Produce BIRD OF PREY Debut

Jon Oliva, the mastermind behind SAVATAGE, DOCTOR BUTCHER, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and JON OLIVA'S PAIN will be handling all production duties for the forthcoming debut album from BIRD OF PREY. BIRD OF PREY is led by vocalist Kyle Michaels. His impressive abilities have allowed him to collaborate with heavy hitters like Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Randy ...

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URKRAFT Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have inked a multi-album, worldwide deal with Earache Records. Formed in the small Danish provincial town of Svendborg and now residing in Copenhagen, the five piece released their debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", in March 2004. Blending an unnerving sense of aggression, speed and flesh-peeling vocals, URKRAFT also expertly incorporate the ...

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KAMELOT: More Touring, DVD Planned

KAMELOT's official web site, Kamelot.com, has posted a short interview with the group's guitarist/leader Thomas Youngblood. Read on: Q: How are things going with the band and the upcoming events? Thomas Youngblood: "We are taking a few weeks break since the European and Japanese tour. We have been working nine months straight since the writing ...

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AGENT STEEL Comment On European Tour

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "Greetings! We're back in Los Angeles; special thanks to all the metalheads and loyal fans who attended the European tour! Overall, things went well for us on the road; highlights included the 'Raise Your Fist Festival' in Hardenburg, Netherlands and also the 'Keep It True Festival ...

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SODOM: DVD Release Pushed Back To July

German thrashers SODOM have pushed back the projected release date of their first DVD to July from the previously announced May. According to SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such, the DVD's concert footage will contain 23 songs. An overview of the band's career thus far and additional bonus features will also appear on the disc. "Such ...

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AUDREY HORNE: Tour Dates Announced

AUDREY HORNE, the Bergen, Norway-based band featuring members of ENSLAVED, GORGOROTH, DERIDE and SYLVIA WANE, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 18 – Geilo, NOR @ TBA May 19 – Tønsberg, NOR @ TBA May 20 - Oslo, NOR @ John Dee May 21 – Hamar, NOR @ TBA Jul. ...

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DOPE STARS INC. To Work With Legendary Producer JOHN FRYER

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. are currently in Vienna with producer Thomas Rainer (L'AME IMMORTELLE) working on three songs of their forthcoming debut album, "New Breed Of Digital Fuckers", tentatively due this summer/fall via Germany's Trisol Music Group GmbH. In other news, DOPE STARS INC. have announced that they will teaming up with legendary producer John ...

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THE DARKNESS Frontman To Release Solo Album

THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins is set to release a solo album before the end of 2005, according to Xfm Online. Expected to be released two months after the new THE DARKNESS LP, the album, entitled "British Whale", is reported to be "less rock" than the band's previous output. "It's a lot less ...

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PITTS VS. PREPS To Mix New Record In May

PITTS VS. PREPS, the Louisiana-based band featuring former EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are mixing the record in the middle of May for an early July release. Due to Jason and Scott traveling so much, there have not been many gigs lately. May 28th the ...

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DISSECTION To Perform As 'THE SOMBERLAIN' At STOCKHOLMROCK REVELATION II Festival

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will reportedly play under a fake name (THE SOMBERLAIN) on May 21 at the StockholmRock Revelation II festival at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden. Also scheduled to perform on the bill are INSISION and KAAMOS. For more information, visit www.stockholmrock.com. Late last year, DISSECTION released their comeback single/EP, "Maha ...

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TORCHBEARER To Begin Recording New Album This Weekend

Swedish death/black metal band TORCHBEARER will enter Panic-Room studios in Skövde, Sweden on April 30 to begin recording their sophomore album, entitled "Warnaments". The follow-up to last year's "Yersinia Pestis" will be recorded and mastered by Thomas Johansson and will feature a guest appearance by Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) on lead guitar and synthesizers. Pär ...

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MUCOPUS Part Ways With Singer, Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

New York-based old-school death metallers MUCOPUS have parted ways with frontman Rich Manzillo. Current SKINLESS singer Jason Keyser will be handling the vocal duties for MUCOPUS' appearance at the Tokyo Deathfest in Japan, while former SKINLESS vocalist Sherwood Webber will be joining MUCOPUS for a special one-off performance on May 8 at the Hudson Duster ...

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Paradigm In Entropy - BLEED THE SKY

This one surprised me. I was expecting the latest bland metalcore signing to capitalize on the genre's popularity. Well, it's not bland anyway. "Paradigm in Entropy" is a hard smack in the mouth. I suppose you can call it metalcore, but as far as I'm concerned, it's just modern extreme metal. The sound falls somewhere ...

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