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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Stabbing Victims Identified

The man that died of multiple stab wounds suffered during a brawl at CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's concert in Ybor City, Florida Thursday night (June 23) has been identified as Thomas Laskas, 30, of 1424 E. Idlewild Ave. in Tampa His wife, Wendy, is in critical but stable condition at Tampa General Hospital, according to the ...

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DOPE STARS INC.: New Album Teaser Posted Online

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have uploaded a new track, entitled "10000 Watts - Club Version", at their official web site. "This is just a little teaser for the multi-fashioned & techno-dekadent album, 'Neuromance', that will be out in August/September," the band write in a press release. DOPE STARS INC. completed the new CD ...

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KAMELOT And EPICA To Team Up For Brazilian Tour

KAMELOT and EPICA will be teaming up for a Brazilian tour in December. So far, one date has been confirmed: December 4 at Via Funchal in São Paulo. More shows will be announced soon. KAMELOT are continuing to promote their latest album, "The Black Halo", released in March through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2003's ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Schedule BANG YOUR HEAD Meet-And-Greet

SAVAGE CIRCUS members Thomas Stauch (drums; ex-BLIND GUARDIAN) and Jens Karlsson (guitar/vocals; PERSUADER) will be making an appearance at the Bang Your Head festival this Friday (June 24) in Balingen, Germany to present songs from the group's upcoming debut album and to sign autographs for the fans. The meet-and-greet will take place at around 6:00 ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer Launches LAST RIGHT

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Patrick Johansson has teamed up with former 5SKIN members Dewayne Hart (guitar and vocals), Tom Lynch (guitar), and Dave Thomas (bass) in a brand-new South Florida-based project called LAST RIGHT. The group, whose music is said to be "reminiscent of old-school hard rock/metal with a taste of nu metal," are currrently offering ...

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KING'S X To Film Two Videos For New Album

The critically acclaimed, highly influential Texas-based rock trio KING'S X has signed with InsideOut Music America. The band's recent work has been released by InsideOut except in North America, and signing with IOMA unifies its label worldwide. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill ...

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LINKIN PARK Added To LIVE 8 Concert In Philadelphia

LINKIN PARK have joined the lineup of artists that will play Live 8 concerts on July 2 that will be broadcast on AolMusic.com. LINKIN PARK will play the U.S. Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. They join dozens of other top artists — some of the biggest names in music — who will be performing all ...

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Reformed REVEREND Seek New Frontman

The surviving members of DAVID WAYNE'S METAL CHURCH, the band formed by late METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne, have issued the following press release: "On May 10th, 2005 we lost a true brother and close friend, Reverend David Wayne. As many already know, David was returning to the metal scene with us, the band members ...

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ACHERON To Begin Work On New Album, DVD

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have posted the following message on their web site: "Yes, we have been away for awhile. ACHERON took several months off, after the tour we did in Poland. But we are back and ready to devour! Needless to say, there have been a few things that the band ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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SODOM: New DVD To Be Released In Two Parts

Frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such of veteran German thrashers SODOM has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hallo Sodomaniacs! Here's the latest news about our DVD. "After consultation with our label SPV we came to the conclusion to distribute the DVD in two different publications. Part 1 (two DVDs) will appear in ...

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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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