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KATAKLYSM Pulls Out Of Germany's HELLRAISER OPEN AIR Festival

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have cancelled their appearances at the Hellraiser Open Air festival (May 25-27 at Mark Schönstädt in Wurzen, Germany) and Rock Hard Festival (May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany) due to scheduling conflicts related to the group's North American tour plans. KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary: U.S. Premiere Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will have its North American premiere on Sunday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the 2007 Texas Rock Fest. This will be a free rooftop screening at ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of (1978-1984)' Pushed Back Once Again

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has once again pushed back the projected release date of VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era — this time to April 3. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock and ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces First-Ever Appearance In India

Following their phenomenally successful new album and sold-out tour late last year of arenas around the world, IRON MAIDEN are announcing a series of headline stadium and festival appearances in March and June of this year. Always keen to take metal to new places, MAIDEN will for the first time ever play in India, on ...

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BLUE MURDER Reunion In The Works?

Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM announced on his program Friday night (February 9) that a BLUE MURDER comeback consisting of all original bandmembers is being planned and that he is personally involved in putting a reunion concert together. Although Trunk was sure to point out that ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: 'I Love JOEY BELLADONNA'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian spoke to Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (February 9) about the group's recent split with singer Joey Belladonna and their future plans. A BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcript of the chat follows: Q: What's going on in the ANTHRAX world? Scott Ian: We ...

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WHITE LION Guitarist To Break 15-Year Silence

WHITE LION guitarist Vito Bratta will be the in-studio guest on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM next Friday night (February 16) beginning at 11:00 p.m. EST. "I have had so many e-mails and calls about this great guitarist over the years and Vito has not spoken to anyone ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: New VINNY APPICE Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 127 of its "Talking Metal" podcast. In part two of their BLACK SABBATH coverage, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by guest host C.C. Banana. The episode features a new 20-minute interview "Talking Metal" conducted with legendary drummer Vinny Appice. Interview topics include HEAVEN AND HELL, ...

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KATAKLYSM Introduces 'The Heartbeast'

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering. Commented KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of (1978-1984)' Gets New Release Date

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has pushed back the projected release date of VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era, to March 27 from the previously announced March 13. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock ...

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It's Official: DAVID LEE ROTH Rejoins VAN HALEN

David Lee Roth has officially returned as the singer for VAN HALEN and will join the rest of the band on a North American tour this summer. The 40-date trek will mark the first time since 1984 that original VH frontman Roth will perform with Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with new bassist, Wolfgang ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of (1978-1984)' Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has set a March 13 release date for VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, contains over an hour ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Release New DVD This Year

TWISTED SISTER has issued the following update: "We want to wish all of our fans a very happy new year, and we want to thank those who really helped the band out in 2006. "First off, to our tour manager and close friend, Danny Stanton: we truly appreciate everything you have done to keep the ...

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VAN HALEN: '1984' Expanded Classic Album Edition Guitar Tabs Now Available

According to Harmony-Central.com, Alfred has expanded the Classic Album Edition series with the new Piano/Vocal/Chords and Authentic Guitar TAB Editions of VAN HALEN's smash hit record "1984". One of VAN HALEN's most famous records, "1984" includes the hit songs "Panama", "Hot for Teacher", "I'll Wait", and "Jump". The Piano/Vocal/Chords edition provides the lyrics ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Perform 'More Classic Favorites' At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

Following the official announcement this evening on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show, IRON MAIDEN has confirmed it will be once again headlining this year's Download festival on Sunday, June 10, making this a record-breaking fourth headline appearance at the world-famous Donington Park (Leicestershire, England) venue. The first time MAIDEN ever played at Donington was ...

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SLIPKNOT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Director Completes Feature Film

Award-winning director Thomas Mignone, who has helmed videos for SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SEPULTURA, MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, has just finished directing the feature film "On the Doll" starring Josh Janowicz ("The Chumscrubber"), Brittany Snow ("John Tucker Must Die"), Clayne Crawford, Eddie Jemison, and Angela Sarafyan. The film's dark and enigmatic soundtrack is now ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Discusses Stripping Down 'November Rain'

"Chinese Hypocrisy", the latest release by TributeAlbums.com, features a beautifully stripped down acoustic rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "November Rain" performed by current QUIET RIOT/HOOKERS N' BLOW guitarist Alex Grossi, along with vocalist Zoli Teglas of California punk outfit IGNITE, and Finland's Marko Pukkila of ALTARIA. Grossi recently had a chance to sit ...

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TWISTED SISTER In Talks To Record 'A Twisted Christmas, Too'

As an epilogue to his 2006 Bananiversary Celebration, rock 'n' roll comic C.C. Banana has interviewed all five members of TWISTED SISTER. In the last of this series of holiday-themed interviews, C.C. Banana speaks with TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider about their current album "A Twisted Christmas", the possible future of the band and a ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Judge 'Gifted', The Christian Reality Show

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will serve as one of the judges on "Gifted", the two-hour primetime TBN television special that culminates months of nationwide searching to find and present the brightest new talent in Christian music. The show will air on January 26 at 7:00 p.m. The official program description reads as follows: "16,000 contestants, ...

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