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Burn the Flags - BY NIGHT

I was prepared to toss this one into the metalcore overflow bin, even though the press quote states: "Expect influences that range from EXTOL to MESHUGGAH, OPETH to ENTOMBED, and BREACH to BURST." One should always take such grandiose statements with a grain of salt anyway. In the case of "Burn the Flags" by Sweden's ...

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OSBOURNES In Australia To Host MTV AWARDS

According to the Daily Telegraph, Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly arrived in Australlia yesterday, greeting photographers with shy grins before being whisked away in a black limo. Brother Jack arrived just before them, skipping a photographic greeting by jumping into a waiting car. The Osbournes are in Australia for the MTV Awards ceremony ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Mexico's 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), featuring German guitar legend Michael Schenker (ex-SCORPIONS/UFO), have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MSG WARCRY ...

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TWISTED INTO FORM Complete Work On Debut Album; Audio Available

TWISTED INTO FORM, the Norwegian band featuring Kaj Gornitzka (guitar, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Erik Aadland (bass), David Husvik (drums, EXTOL) and Leif J. Knashaug (vocals, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT session), have finished recording their as-yet-untitled debut album at Top Room Studio (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR, EXTOL, etc) and Multimono Studio. The album was produced by the band and Asgeir Mickelson ...

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Classic HADES Albums To Be Reissued In May

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Rock Ridge Music will reissue two albums from the '80s heavy metal band HADES. The two recordings, "Resisting Success" and "If At First You Don't Succeed", each include a newly-recorded, previously unreleased track. HADES was formed by guitarist Dan Lorenzo back in 1978, playing around local rock clubs in New ...

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REVIVER Sign With REMEDY RECORDS

Dutch heavy power metal band REVIVER have inked a deal with the German label Remedy Records (PARAGON, TWISTED TOWER DIRE). The group's self-titled debut album was recorded at Steelworks Studio in Purmerend, Holland and is scheduled for release on March 21. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cycles", "Osiris Eyes", "Bringer of Evil", ...

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WARCRY, SHADOWKEEP Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Spain's WARCRY and England's SHADOWKEEP are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA) WARCRY (SP) ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

DANZIG have been confirmed as the co-headliners, alongside MOTÖRHEAD, on the Main Stage of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is the confirmed headliner on the second stage. The rest of the festival ...

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MELIAH RAGE Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

The pioneering thrash metal band MELIAH RAGE are finishing the recording of their upcoming studio album, "The Deep And Dreamless Sleep", scheduled for release by mid-year on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Band leader/guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols, vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and returning original drummer Stuart Dowie are working on "The Deep ...

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New SAXON Tribute Album To See Light Of Day This Month

Germany's Remedy Records will be releasing a brand new SAXON tribute album entitled "Eagleution - A Tribute to Saxon", on February 21. The complete track listing for the two-CD set is as follows: 01. STORMWARRIOR - "Power and the Glory" 02. TORMENT - "Denim & Leather" 03. PARAGON - "20.000 Feet" 04. V8 WANKERS - ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Play Surprise Gig

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE played a surprise show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Feb. 8). The group's 40-minute, ten-song set featured three tunes from their upcoming album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", including "Little Sister", "Burn The Witch", and "The Long Slow Goodbye", as well ...

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NASUM Talk About Missing Singer: 'It's Hard To Comprehend What Has Happened'

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson recently spoke exclusively to Sweden's Close-Up magazine about the group's singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk, who is among the more than 500 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. "The whole thing feels so totally ...

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Alien - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

"Well, aren't you just a traveling shitstorm?" A more appropriate quote couldn't be found for Devin Townsend, nor STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's new one, "Alien". This release has untouchable frenetic speed, fuming and frenzied honesty at its purest, a radical shift in what we've come to know as "extreme" metal, topped off with Devin screaming like ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In March

Candlelight Records USA has set a March 22 release date for PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's debut album, "A Beautiful Sickness". "A Beautiful Sickness" was previously released in Europe last September through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). PROJECT: FAILING FLESH have almost completed work on their sophomore album, "The Conjoned". "Only additional keys and vocals remain ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman Directs Video

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shot a video for their new single, "Little Sister", in Los Angeles over the weekend, with singer and guitarist Josh Homme getting behind the camera for the first time. Homme co-directed the clip with Nathan Cox, who's previously helmed videos for LINKIN PARK and ...

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AC/DC Frontman Pulls Out Of MUSICIANS 4 DISASTER RELIEF Concert

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has reportedly cancelled his participation in the Mardi Gras kick-off celebration on Saturday, February 5 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. According to legendary rock musician Rick Derringer, who organized the benefit concert, Brian felt that the atmosphere of the event's theme (Mardi Gras) did not properly reflect on the cause ...

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