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DISSECTION Announce Release Date For New EP

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will release their much-anticipated comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", on November 16 via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Armed with a fresh lineup, consisting of mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar), Set Teitan (guitar, ABORYM, BLOODLINE), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, NIGHTRAGE) and Thomas Asklund (drums, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL, DAWN), DISSECTION describe the ...

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NEEDLEMOUTH: Rough Demo Track Posted Online

NEEDLEMOUTH, the new band featuring Bobby Thomas (ex-MORGION, SHIVA), D-Hauz (ex-20 DEAD FLOWER CHILDREN) and Shomo (ex-VYNEGAR), have uploaded a recently recorded demo track at their official web site. The song was recorded with minimal gear and a drum machine and is said to be in the pre-production stage. Contrary to previous reports, ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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STEEL PROPHET To Open For BODY COUNT In California

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have announced the following dates in November/December: Nov. 27 – Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour (w/ BODY COUNT) Dec. 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A–Go-Go An after-show party following the Whisky gig will take place at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel across the street from the venue. STEEL ...

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TNT Frontman To Guest On New BRAZEN ABBOT CD

TNT frontman Tony Harnell has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming BRAZEN ABBOT studio album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Drums, bass and guitars for the CD have already been recorded, and the singers will record their parts during November and December. The album, which will have 11 or 12 tracks, is ...

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NEEDLEMOUTH Begin Recording Debut Demo

NEEDLEMOUTH, the new band featuring Bobby Thomas (ex-MORGION, SHIVA), D-Hauz (ex-20 DEAD FLOWER CHILDREN) and Shomo (ex-VYNEGAR), have begun recording their first four-song demo in Anaheim, California. The music on the demo, which is being co-produced by the band, is said to be a cross of FEAR FACTORY and ORGY with a good amount of ...

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BLOODY SIGN To Support KRISIUN/BEHEMOTH In Switzerland

French black/death metallers BLOODY SIGN will support KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH, INCANTATION and RAGNAROK on November 10 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. BLOODY SIGN's Ilmar Uibo is currently filling in for INCANTATION drummer Kyle Severn, who was unable to tour with the group due to the recent death of his mother. BLOODY SIGN's debut album, "Vana Vigala ...

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TIAMAT: DARK TRANQUILLITY Keyboardist, TALISMAN Guitarist To Join Touring Lineup

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström and TALISMAN guitarist Fredrik "Kulle" Akesson will be joining TIAMAT on the road during their upcoming two-week European tour with THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, PAIN and SIRENIA beginning in late December. Akesson will be filling in for regular TIAMAT guitarist Thomas Petersson, who is unable to tour with the band due ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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INCANTATION Drummer Forced To Sit Out European Tour

INCANTATION drummer Kyle Severn will be unable to participate in the group's upcoming "Clash of Demigods" European tour in October/November due to the sudden death of his mother. Filling in on drums for the tour will be Ilmar Uibo from the band BLOODY SIGN. Kyle's statement on the matter reads as follows: "My family was ...

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FAKTION Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Dallas, TX-based quintet FAKTION have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group will travel to Orlando in November to record their debut album with producers Brett Hestla (VIRGOS) and Justin Thomas. A spring release is expected. FAKTION's music is described as "emotional, melodic, but aggressive rock with a metal edge." The band's influences "include, ...

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STEEL PROPHET Announce Lineup Changes

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have parted ways with guitarist Pete Skermetta, drummer Kevin Cafferty and bassist Vince Dennis. Replacing them in the group's lineup are Tim Thomas (guitar, NEW EDEN), Glenn Cannon (bass, HELLION) and Gene McEwen (drums, STEIGER). STEEL PROPHET's new lineup will make its live debut on Saturday, December 18 at The ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Live DVD, CD Track Listing Revealed

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, will release a live CD/DVD package, entitled "A Decade Of Brazen Abbot", on November 22 via Frontiers Records. Following the release of the last BRAZEN ABBOT studio album, the critically acclaimed "Guilty As Sin", the band had for the first time the possibility to be embarked ...

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EVIDENCE ONE Film New Video

Germany's EVIDENCE ONE filmed a video for their track "Virus In My Veins" on Thursday, October 7. "Virus In My Veins" comes off the group's their second album, "Tattooed Heart", due on November 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Criticize the Truth" (AOR Heaven/Point Music) will include a bonus cut, "Wall of ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Added To KORN's U.S. Tour

BREAKING BENJAMIN have been confirmed as one of the openers for the upcoming KORN/CHEVELLE U.S. tour. Also set to appear on the bill are SKINDRED. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Talks Fatherhood

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash is among the featured artists on a new album called "Sing A Song With Six Strings", which came out yesterday (Oct. 5). Celebrating fatherhood and families, it features previously released tracks from Peter Frampton, Carlos Santana, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the late Carl Perkins, plus never-before-released songs from former ...

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KAMELOT: Preparing For A 'Monster Year'

KAMELOT are putting the finishing touches on their new album, tentatively entitled "The Black Halo". "This week we are heading to Morrisound Studios in Tampa to finish some vocals and special effects," KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood writes on the group's web site. "Mari will appear again as Helena, I will help engineer the sessions along ...

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SKINDRED, CHEVELLE To Open For KORN

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, have secured the opening slot on KORN's fall 2004 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be CHEVELLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - ...

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KAMELOT: More New Album Details Revealed

KAMELOT are scheduled to release the follow-up to last year's "Epica" in January/February 2005 via SPV Records. "Miro just finished the keys and orchestral arrangements and I am very happy," guitarist/main songwriter Thomas Youngblood writes on the band's web site. "Also I saw the final cover and it is killer, Derek has done his best ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Headlining Performance Scheduled This Friday

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has scheduled a headlining performance at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA this Friday, September 24. Graham's band for the evening will consist of the following musicians: Graham Bonnet – Vocals Howie Simons (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, KEN TAMPLIN) – Guitar Tim Luce – Bass John Thomas ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Present At WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

VELVET REVOLVER are among the presenters at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be broadcast live by ABC between 9 and 11 p.m. Other presenting or performing artists include Usher, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, ...

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