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ENTOMBED, GRAVE, GEHENNAH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ENTOMBED, GRAVE and GEHENNAH are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE ...

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PROTOTYPE: 'Continuum' European Release Date Pushed Back

The European release date via MetalAxe Records of the sophomore album from the Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE, entitled "Continuum", has been pushed back to May 25. The follow-up to the band's full-length debut, "Trinity", which was issued in 2004 via Massacre Records, will still receive a U.S. release on April 25 through ...

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EMINENCE Announce New Bassist

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE have announced the additon of bassist Rodrigo Nunes to the group's rnaks. Nunes joins the band as the replacement for previous bassist Jairo Guedz (former SEPULTURA guitarist), who left EMINENCE due to "personal reasons" and "scheduling conflicts." EMINENCE are tentatively scheduled to record their new album at the Ferretti Studio in ...

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We Hate You and Hope You Die - ULTRALORD

With members of FISTULA, RUE, RUNE, and MADMAN MUNT, it is not much of a shock that on "We Hate You and Hope You Die" Ohio's ULTRALORD play uncompromising, sludge-drenched, anti-social grime metal. I wouldn't exactly call it a trailblazing or original release, but goddamn, it hits with all the subtly of a tire iron ...

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RANDY RHOADS: Limited-Edition Classic Print Now Available

KnuckleBonz, Inc. has announced the release of a Randy Rhoads limited-edition signed/numbered classic print. This 16"X20" black-and-white photograph is a numbered print and signed by the photographer, Neil Zlozower. Limited to only 250 copies, each print is made from the original black-and-white negative and will be printed at the world-famous A&I Color Lab ...

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SOURVEIN To Team Up With RAMESSES For U.K. Tour

Following the release of the long-anticipated "Emerald Vulture" EP, New Orleans' SOURVEIN (originally from Wilmington, North Carolina) have been laying down tracks for their upcoming split 7" set with CHURCH OF MISERY along with the other EP releases slated for release later this year via This Dark Reign Recordings. Headed by T-Roy (ex-BUZZOVEN) on vocals, ...

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METAL MIRROR: NWOBHM Legend Returns As An All-Star Band

METAL MIRROR, the legendary band of the British heavy metal underground, have rerformed. The group will shortly publish a previously unreleased live album (recorded in 1981 in London) featuring the original lineup, including the late great Chris Haggerty, who sadly passed away in 2004. METAL MIRROR are currently working on material for a new studio ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Arrive In Mexico: Photos Available

MÖTLEY CRÜE were photographed arriving in Mexico ahead of the band's March 20 concert at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx arrived on a commercial flight at the Mexico City International Airport, while Tommy Lee arrived on a private jet at Aeropuerto de la Ciudad de Toluca. ...

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ANNIHILATOR Confirmed For Switzerland's METAL DAYZ FESTIVAL

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have been confirmed for the Metal Dayz Festival, set to take place August 4 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Commented ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters: "More dates will announced soon but we will be returning to Europe for the entire month of July and a few weeks into August. There's also going to be a ...

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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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AKERCOCKE Cancel Glasgow Show

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE have been forced to pull out of their previously announced March 23 appearance with VENOM and ONSLAUGHT at the Garage in Glasgow. Commented vocalist/guitarist Jason Mendonca: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, it's logistically impossible for us to make the Glasgow show. We're really disappointed. Dave [Gray, drums] and Matt ...

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EMINENCE Part Ways With Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE have parted ways with bassist Jairo Guedz (former SEPULTURA guitarist) due to "personal reasons" and "scheduling conflicts." "Jairo has been a fantastic musician [in] the band for six years," the group write in a statement. "We would like to thank Jairo Guedz for his contribution and wish him well in his ...

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LOVE/HATE: European Tour Dates Announced

LOVE/HATE, now featuring vocalist Jizzy Pearl, guitarist Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), bassist Robbie Crane (RATT, VINCE NEIL), and drummer Dave Moreno, have added more dates to their European tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladinos Apr. 25 - London, UK @ The Underworld * ...

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AMULANCE's Debut To Be Re-Released

New Renaissance Records will re-release the classic metal album from AMULANCE, "Feel the Pain", on CD May 1, 2006. Though AMULANCE's debut was largely ignored by critics when first released in 1988, it has since become as a classic. In the past year New Renaissance has discovered bootlegs of the CD being sold in five ...

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EMPIRE: 'Raven Ride' Release Date Set

EMPIRE, the brainchild of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE), will release their third album, "Raven Ride", on May 12 via AOR Heaven Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Trading Souls" (Lion Music) will feature guest appearances by singer Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), drummer Andre Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE, RAZORBACK) and bassist Neil Murray (WHITESNAKE, ...

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ION VEIN Part Ways With Label

Chicago-based prog/power metallers ION VEIN have parted ways with the U.K.'s Now and Then Records. The groups's mainman Chris Lotesto commented, "What could have been a very promising relationship ending up being nothing more than a complete joke! We still have no idea what happened with our last album, 'Reigning Memories', as the label would ...

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METALLICA Frontman JAMES HETFIELD To Be Honored

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with recovery process. Bill Silva will be the recipient of the MusiCares Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals ...

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PROTOTYPE: New Album Samples Posted Online

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE have uploaded two tracks from their upcoming their sophomore effort, "Continuum", at this location. Due on April 25 via MetalAxe Records in Europe and Nightmare Records in the U.S., the CD is the follow-up to the band's full-length debut, "Trinity", which was issued in 2004 via ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, VICTORY and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE ...

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PROTOTYPE To Release New Album In April

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE will release their sophomore effort, "Continuum", on April 25 via MetalAxe Records in Europe and Nightmare Records in the U.S. The CD is the follow-up to the band's full-length debut, "Trinity", which was issued in 2004 via Massacre Records. "The material covers more varied aspects of what the ...

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