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FLAMETAL Flamenco/Metal Hybrid Band Featuring WHITESNAKE Bassist To Make Hollywood Debut

Hotly tipped San Francisco-based flamenco/metal hybrid band FLAMETAL will be making their Southern California live debut this Saturday, December 17 at Bar Sinister, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. For more info call: 323-769-7070. FLAMETAL who combine the flamenco shred of Paco DeLucia with hard-edged Bay Area metal, are the brainchild of virtuoso acoustic ...

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EXHORDER: Audio Interview With Former Frontman KYLE THOMAS Posted Online

A 25-minute audio interview with former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE frontman Kyle Thomas, conducted in mid-October by Cleveland, Ohio's "The Metal Show" (airing on WXTM FM), has been posted online at www.myspace.com/themetalshow. Thomas discusses his career, including EXHORDER, FLOODGATE, his newer projects, and his contribution to the "Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions" project. Additionally, he ...

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CULT OF LUNA Begin Recording New Album

CULT OF LUNA have begun recording around seven to eight tracks for their follow-up to their 2004 release, "Salvation", in their homeland of Sweden. The band was holed up recording in Umeå-based studio The Barn for seven days and the group's label, Earache Records, got some words from keyboardist Magnus Lindberg to find out how ...

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KAMELOT Mainman Checks In From Brazil

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood (guitar) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are coming off two amazing shows here in Brazil. The fans here deserve their reputation of being the loudest and craziest in the world. Over 3,000 fans at the Via Funchal in Sao Paulo sang along with us ...

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DEVOLVED Schedule Hollywood Date

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED will be performing live at The Knitting Factory Alterknit Lounge in Hollywood, California on Saturday February 4, 2006. Also appearing on the bill will be DORCIA plus three more bands that have yet to be announced. DEVOLVED have just announced the permanent addition of vocalist Kyle Zemanek to the group's ranks. Kyle ...

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DEVOLVED Announce New Vocalist

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have announced the permanent addition of vocalist Kyle Zemanek to the group's ranks. Kyle is the former singer of Los Angeles-based metal band DEADSETT. Commented drummer John Sankey: "Kyle definitely has the aggression and intensity essential for DEVOLVED. He is a killer vocalist and a great all-around musician so it is an ...

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WITCH Sign With TEE PEE RECORDS

WITCH, the band featuring J. Mascis of DINOSAUR JR. on drums alongside members of FEATHERS, have inked a deal with Tee Pee Records. WITCH began recording their self-titled debut record on October 10 with John Agnello (DINOSAUR JR., EARLY MAN, SCREAMING TREES, LAMB OF GOD) at the helm. The band's musical direction is being described ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES: 'Dismantling Devotion' Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has confirmed a March 7, 2006 U.S. release date for the new DAYLIGHT DIES album, entitled "Dismantling Devotion". It is the second full-length album from the band, currently headquartered in North Carolina, and officially ends a four-year recording gap. The near hour-long "Dismantling Devotion" is a giant step forward for the already popular ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: New Album 'Slightly Delayed'

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF have issued the following update via their official web site: "[The new CLOVEN HOOF album] 'Eye of the Sun' will be available soon on the XZec Records site, but there has been a slight delay due to distribution deals being finalised. The band would ...

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CLOUDSCAPE To Enter Studio In December

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE will enter RoastingHouse studio in Malmö, Sweden on December 26 with producers Anders "Theo" Theander and Pontus Lindmark to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in Europe in June 2006 via Metal Heaven. A spring 2006 Asian release is expected. Artwork will be handled by Mattias Norén. In related news, CLOUDSCAPE ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES: 'Dismantling Devotion' Mastering Complete

Raleigh, North Carolina-based DAYLIGHT DIES have issued the following update: "The mastering for our upcoming album, 'Dismantling Devotion', was completed earlier this month at The Cutting Room by Thomas Eberger. We finally heard the finished product earlier this week and everyone is extremely satisfied. The recording captured the rich texture of sounds we were shooting ...

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BRAINSTORM Announce Cooperation With DRAGON PRODUCTIONS

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have posted the following message on their official web site: "After taking a short break for some days to breathe some fresh air into our hearts, minds and lungs, we have not only been sitting around and being the lazy, beer-drinking musicians we're supposed to be — we have been dealing ...

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REVEREND Begin Rehearsing With DAVID WAYNE's Brother

According to a posting on REVEREND's official web site, the surviving members of the group have begun rehearsing with vocalist Dennis Carnell, brother of the band's late frontman David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH). "All is going well. We will keep you up to-date. Still more to do Sunday [Nov. 6]," the group write. Wayne's bandmates had ...

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AXENSTAR Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish power metallers AXENSTAR have inked a long-term deal with Massacre Records. The grup recently parted ways with guitarist Peter Johansson and Thomas Eriksson due to "personal reasons." The three remaining members will continue with the help of new lead guitarist Joakim Jonsson (SKYFIRE, THE MIST OF AVALON). AXENSTAR will enter the studio in April ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Perform On Argentine TV: Photos Available

ADLER'S APPETITE, the band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, appeared on an Argentine soccer-related TV show called "Futbol Para Todos". They were interviewed and played five songs. During the last number, one of the hosts was dressed as GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose and he did Axl's trademark dance while ...

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SAXON Explain U.S. Tour Cancellation

As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Thursday (Nov. 3), British heavy metal legends SAXON have now confirmed that they have postponed their previously announced U.S. tour. In a statement posted on the band's official web site, band manager Thomas Jensen writes, "I'm sad to announce that SAXON has to postpone and reschedule all ...

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KAMELOT Prepare To Hit The Road

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Today we begin the rehearsals for the second round of tour dates for 'The Black Halo'. New keyboardist Oliver arrives tonight in Tampa and we will have Khan [vocals] here on next week. We will add some new songs that we ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS: In Pre-Production Mode

36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Today [Oct. 31] marks the official beginning of pre-production for us. Our producer Sal Villanueva [THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, VISION OF DISORDER] flew in last night from New Jersey so we figured wed kick this thing off with a ...

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WOLF 'Looking Forward' To Recording New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following message on their official web site: "Nick [Niklas Olsson, guitar/vocals] is playing the evil priest 'Hannias' in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Stockholm right now. He's getting some great reviews, and the show seems to be a huge success. Very cool, and we are proud of him. His new vocal ...

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Former Members Of DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE To Take Part In ROCK N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP 2006

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson and GREAT WHITE guitarist/keyboardist Michael Lardie are among the musicians taking part in Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2006. During President's Day weekend (February 16-20, 2006), camp is held in Hollywood, California where the campers will be mentored and molded into musical sensations by some of the world's biggest rock ...

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TALISMAN Mastermind Featured On Several New Albums

TALISMAN bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, EUROPE, JOHN NORUM) has been updated with the following message: "There are three releases with Marcel on them coming out in the future: 1) LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, 2) SPEEDY GONZALES with Tommy Denander and Thomas Vikström [ex-CANDLEMASS], which I have a feeling is a good one, and the third... LAST ...

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