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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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KAMELOT: Working On New Dates For The Fall

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are now back from our first part of the European Tour 2005. All I can say is WOOOA! What a great time we had with all of you that came to the shows. The turnouts in most of the ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: New Album Audio Samples Posted Online

Frontiers Records has uploaded several audio samples from the new BRAZEN ABBOT album, "My Resurrection", due in Europe on June 6. The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD) and Erik Mårtensson. "My Resurrection" final track listing: ...

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U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival Backed By Mighty WACKEN

The mighty German heavy metal festival, Wacken, has leant its European marketing muscle to the U.K. in a global demonstration of support for the launch of Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) — the leading independent U.K. festival that is dedicated to heavy metal music. With Wacken's support, B-O-A will be an international Mecca for heavy metal ...

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DETONATION: New Album Delayed

Dutch melodic death/thrashers DETONATION have been forced to postpone the release date of their second full-length album, "Portals to Uphobia", to September 12 from the previously announced April 25 (via Osmose Productions). "There are several reasons for the delay," the band write on their web site. "One of them is that we had some problems ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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AGENT STEEL: European Tour Dates Announced

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have posted the following message on their official web site: "First of all; We’d like to thank everyone that came out to the live show in San Diego at Blue Meannie earlier this month; highlights included George Robb (original bassist on 'Skeptics Apocalypse') joined us for the anthem 'Agents of Steel' ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Set European Release Date For New Album

Frontiers Records has set a June 6 European release date for the new BRAZEN ABBOT album, entitled "My Resurrection". The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD) and Erik Mårtensson. "My Resurrection" final track listing: 01. My ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Haunting' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "The Haunting" has been posted online at this location. "The Haunting" clip was directed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) of Revolver Films and and was shot in Sweden. Making guest appearances in the video are EPICA singer Simone Simons and Mari, who ...

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KAMELOT: 'March Of Mephisto' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, has been posted online at the group's official web site. The clip, the group's second off the group's upcoming album "The Black Halo", was shot by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) ...

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ROUGH SILK Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK have parted ways with drummer Thomas Becker. "Thomas has left the band because of his family," singer Ferdy Doernberg writes on the group's web site. "But we were ready to find Detlef 'Dizzy' Kroll. He's our new drummer since a few weeks. He was in a band called TRIBE 13 ...

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Former LEMMING PROJECT Guitarist Dies At Age 33

Michael Schmale, guitarist and main songwriter of the German death metal band LEMMING PROJECT, died on Thursday, February 17 at the age of 33. LEMMING PROJECT initially formed in 1986 and eventually signed to Noise Records for the release of the two albums "Extinction" and "Hate And Despise", the latter of which was licensed and ...

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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT To Release New Album In June

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nikolo has delievered the final mix of the new BRAZEN ABBOT album! The new BRAZEN ABBOT album, 'My Resurrection', is expected to be released in June! The album will be 62 minutes and 30 seconds. Currently Nikolo ...

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BLACK CROWES: Reunion Tour Announced

BLACK CROWES have announced plans for a full-blown reunion tour — the band's first gigs since October 2001, according to Billboard.com. Guitarist Marc Ford is back in the fold for the first time since 1997, while Bill Dobrow, who played with Rich Robinson in the short-lived band HOOKAH BROWN, will take over for Steve Gorman ...

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DISSECTION: Mexican Date Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will return to the North American continent on April 22, when they are scheduled to play at the Box Underground in Tijuana, Mexico. Support at the show will come from SADISTIC INTENT, RISE, INFINITUM OBSCURE and NINTH LEVEL. Box Underground is located at 1500 Revolucion Avenue in downtown Tijuana. Late ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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