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HEATHEN: 'Recovered' Delayed Due To 'Manufacturing Difficulties'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been forced to delay its release until mid-April. Commented the band: "We are currently experiencing difficulties with our manufacturer in getting the new CD out. Unfortunately this will set production back by two weeks. ...

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HEATHEN To Guest On San Francisco Radio Station

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will appear on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone" show on San Francisco radio station 107.7 The Bone on Friday, April 2. The show will air between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. PST. For those of you not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still listen in with ...

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WINDIR To Play 'Farewell' Concert In Norway

Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have announced plans to perform on final concert as a tribute to late frontman Terje "Valfar" Bakken, who tragically passed away in January. The concert, dubbed "Heidra Valfar", will take place on Friday, September 3 at the Rockefeller Arena in Oslo, Norway. "The 3rd of September would have been ...

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KING'S X Drummer To Release Solo Album Next Month

KING'S X drummer Jerry Gaskill will be issuing his first solo album, "Come Somewhere", on April 27 through InsideOut Music. KING'S X colleague Ty Tabor provided his studio for the recording and was involved as bassist, guitarist, and producer. Commented KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick: " 'Come Somewhere' makes me jealous and proud at the ...

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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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GHOULUNATICS To Release Studio, Live Album Next Month

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS will simultaneously release a studio album and a live CD next month. Both CDs will be available from Galy Records and the band on April 9, and in stores across Canada on May 4. "Sabacthany" is the title of the group's fourth studio album, while the live CD will carry the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announce Brazilian Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the details of their Brazilian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 10 - Sao Paulo, BRA - DirecTV Aug. 11 - Rio De Janeiro, BRA - Garden Hall Aug. 12 - Curitiba, BRA - Moinho Sao Roque Aug. 14 - Belo Horizonte, BRA - Lapa Multishow Aug. 15 ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Begin Writing New Material

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have finished writing eight songs for what will become their second full-length CD. Songtitles include: 01. Through the Broken Lens 02. The Conjoined 03. Hand That ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's 'Zero Tolerance' Due At The End Of The Month

Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) has set "Zero Tolerance" (view cover here) as the title of the upcoming collection of unfinished recordings made by late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, due in Europe on March 22. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, ...

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DEICIDE, SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Team Up For U.S. Tour

DEICIDE will be hitting the road this spring with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The tour kicks off April 6 in Louisville, Ky. CLUTCH will be joining the bill at select shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 07 - Annie's - Cincinnati, OH Apr. 08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL + Apr. 09 - The ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother: CONTROL DENIED Album To Made Available For Free Download

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued another statement in response to continuing reports that the now-defunct Hammerheart Records (currently operating under the name Karmageddon Media) will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED this spring. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Crank Up The Volume At London's Royal Opera House

MOTÖRHEAD played the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in central London on Sunday night, raising the rafters at the home of classical opera in London as part of a publicity stunt to boost tourism to the British capital, according to the South African Press Association. The band, listed in the Guinness Book of Records ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch metal/hardcore act 37 STABWOUNDZ have signed a deal with new label Garden of Exile Records. The band, who play and create a blend of groovy crossover-metal with influences from bands like CROWBAR, MERAUDER and PANTERA, recently had their debut album, "Embrace Solitude", mastered by Tue Madsen of Antfarm Studios (BORN FROM PAIN, THE HAUNTED, ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Memorial Service Held

A ceremony held Thursday to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island was filled with messages of hope and transformation, as Gov. Don Carcieri urged the suffering to find a reason to keep on living, according to the Associated Press. Rescue workers who responded to the Feb. ...

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VISION DIVINE Ink Deal With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the international release (excluding Italy and Asia) of their third album, "Stream Of Consciousness". The follow-up to 2001's "Send Me An Angel" features new singer Michele Luppi, "an amazing talented voice that fits ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Rock Royal Opera House

MOTÖRHEAD will play a gig at London's most refined concert hall, The Royal Opera House, this Sunday (Feb. 22). The Covent Garden concert hall is more used to staging classic opera and ballet. But for one night only it will play host to MOTÖRHEAD — who are entered in the Guinness Book of Records as ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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SPASTIC INK To Release Sophomore Album In April

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas-based prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek, bassist Pete Perez, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have signed a deal with Marquee Inc. for the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Marquee will handle Japan and most Southeast Asian territories while the rest of the world will be covered ...

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OPETH Drummer To Guest On DEATH Tribute CD?

OPETH drummer Martin Lopez is the latest high-profile metal musician linked with the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. "At [Monday] night's OPETH concert in Tampa, drummer Martin Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least ...

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THANATOSCHIZO Name New Album

Portuguese avantgarde metallers THANATOSCHIZO have set "Turbulence" as the title of their forthcoming third album, tentatively due this summer through Rage Of Achilles Records (Portugal will receive the album this spring through Misdeed Records). The follow-up to 2002's "InsomniousNightLift" was recorded at Porto's Rec N' Roll Studios with producer Luís Barros (drummer for AFM Records ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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