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STAIND: Acoustic Performance Of New Single Available

Altitude TV's "Live and Direct" show has posted video footage of STAIND performing its new single "Believe" on June 24, 2008 at an industry showcase at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. Watch the five-minute clip below. "Believe" is the first single from STAIND's upcoming sixth studio album, "The Illusion of Progress", which arrives in ...

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OMEN Confirmed For Polands HARD ROCKER FESTIVAL

Cult heavy metallers OMEN will perform in Poland for the first time when they headline the Hard Rocker Festival on September 27 at the Rude Boy Club in Bielsko. The event will honor the first anniversary of the Hard Rocker bi-monthly magazine, which has proven to be a success with Polish metalheads. The festival billing ...

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CODE Continuing Work On Sophomore Album

British/Norwegian black metal project CODE, featuring vocalist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex; DIMMU BORGIR, ex-ARCTURUS), bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH), recently entered the studio to begin recording its second album, due before the end of the year through Tabu Recordings. Commented ...

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WOLF Announces New Drummer

Swedih metallers WOLF have announced Richard "Raptor" Holmgren as their new official drummer. According to a press release, "Richard is a well-known musician [who has] previously played in several bands such as APOSTASY and HATERUSH." Check out Richard "Raptor" Holmgren's video introduction below. WOLF is hard at work on the material for its new album, ...

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SLASH To Perform At First-Ever SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

According to NME.com, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is among the artists who have joined the lineup for the first-ever Sunset Strip Music Festival. The three-day event is set to take place June 26-28 at legendary Los Angeles venues including the Roxy, Whisky A-Go-Go, House of Blues, Viper Room, Key Club and the Cat Club ...

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DORNENREICH To Hit The Road With DEVON GRAVES

Austrian dark/avantgarde/black metallers DORNENREICH will hit the road in Europe for several shows with special guest Devon Graves (DEADSOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ). Additional dates in September/October will include LEAFBLADE. DORNENREICH's set will include "specially arranged songs from the band's twelve-year-history of artistic expression," according to a press release. "Via guitar, violin, percussion and voice DORNENREICH ...

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MCQUEEN Schedules One-Off Show In Hollywood

UK all-girl band MCQUEEN will play a special showcase gig at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on April 22. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: April 22 - Viper Room - Hollywood, CA Aug. 09 - Roadkill Festival - Adagem, Belgium Sep. 05 - Wardin Rock Festival - Wardin, Belgium MCQUEEN ...

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OBITUARY, DYING FETUS Team Up For South American Tour

OBITUARY and DYING FETUS will team up for the following South American tour dates: April 18 - Hangar 110 - Sao Paulo, Brazil April 19 - Bar Brazil - Belo Horizonte, Brazil April 20 - Lions Clube - Brasillia, Brazil April 21 - Bar Opiniao - Porto Alegre, Brazil April 23 - Teatro Novedades - ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: 'We Put Everything We Had Into This Recording'

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band fronted by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has issued the following update: "Our new CD 'Global Warning' has been released throughout Europe and scheduled for its U.S. release on May 6th. "We are thrilled to report that 'Global Warning' has received amazing reviews so far and beyond anything we ever expected. ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: New Album Title Announced

Polish female-fronted heavy metallers CRYSTAL VIPER have set "Metal Nation" as the title of their new album, due late 2008 through Karthago Records (CD version) and High Roller Records (limited vinyl version). Songtitles set to appear on the LP include "Metal Nation", "1428", "Die By The Blade", "Zombie Lust", "The Anvil Of Hate", "Crimson Tears", ...

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Former SKINLESS Vocalist Launches ENEMY REIGN

Former SKINLESS vocalist Sherwood Webber has launched a new band called ENEMY REIGN. The group will perform on April 8 at The Kingdom Of Doom (2126 Arapahoe St.) in Denver, Colorado with mighty metallers TRAP THEM. Also scheduled to appear are VIPER: VIPER, FEAR THE VACUUM and BOSNIA. ENEMY REIGN will also perform April 19 ...

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OBITUARY: U.S. Tour Cancelled

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have issued the following update: "We regret to inform you for reasons beyond our control we must cancel this May tour. We wanna thank everyone for their hard work and dedication for this tour and we WILL reschedule this for September 2008... Look for updates." OBITUARY's May tour was scheduled ...

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CODE To Begin Recording In April

British/Norwegian black metal project CODE, featuring vocalist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex; DIMMU BORGIR, ex-ARCTURUS), bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH), has issued the following update: "Firstly, the end is in sight at last for the recording of the second album. Drums ...

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War Metal Battle Master - LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR

Chicago's champions of true metal and all things battle-scarred return with album number three, the righteously titled "War Metal Battle Master". What a perfect title to use in describing the essence of LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR. The new disc features everything you've come to the love about the grimy trio. Like CELTIC FROST and early ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Featured In 'Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon'; Video Available

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian is featured in the "Battlestar Galatica" half-hour special "Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon", which is described as a "celebrity-studded celebration" of the show's impact on pop culture. The program, which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m., also includes interviews with such other celebrities as Seth Green, country ...

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OBITUARY Schedules U.S. Dates

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have scheduled the following U.S. dates: May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero May 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 May 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out May 12 - New York, NY @ BB Kings May 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's May 14 - ...

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WARMASTER To Tour Europe With JUNGLE ROT

Dutch metalheads WARMASTER will team up with JUNGLE ROT for the Rotting Jungle European Tour 2008. The dates are as follows: March 28 - Kassel, Germany - K-19 March 29 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Poppudium Romein March 30 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg March 31 - London, UK - The Underworld April 01 - Leeds, ...

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HELMET Adds New Guitarist

Influential alternative rock pioneers HELMET have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Beeman to the group's ranks. Beeman replaces the band's most recent axeman, Jimmy Thompson, who reportedly decided to move back to his native Australia at the end of 2007. In a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, HELMET mainman Page Hamilton stated about ...

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HELMET: New Tour Dates Announced

Influential alternative rock pioneers HELMET have scheduled the following dates: Mar. 13 - Red Seven - Austin, Texas Mar. 14 - Viper Room - Austin, Texas Mar. 15 - The Playground - Park City, Utah Apr. 17 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, California Apr. 18 - Key Club - Hollywood, California Apr. ...

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GURD: More Dates Announced

GURD, the Swiss band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 22 - AT - Wien Viper-Room Mar. 28 - CH - Basel B-Scene-Hirscheneck Apr. 19 - CH - Martigny Sunset-Bar May 17 - CH - Aarau Wenk Aug. 16 - D - Emlichheim Cat-rock ...

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