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DESPISED ICON Begins Recording New Album

Singer Alex Erian of the Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We've been in the studio [recording our new album] for about two weeks now. The drums were recorded with a click track/metronome and the result is tight as fuck. Seriously, some of the parts ...

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LIZZY BORDEN: 'Master Of Disguise' Reissue Detailed

Metal Blade Records and LIZZY BORDEN have announced the reissue of the 1989 original recording of "Master of Disguise", due on March 6. Special features will include: * A re-master of the original disc * Liner notes written by producer of "Master of Disguise", Elliot Solomon * A bonus (demo) track, "Vampires Kiss", never before ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Schedules NAMM Appearance

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi will appear at Paul Reed Smith Guitars NAMM booth on Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. as part a press conference to be held by company founder Paul Reed Smith himself. The conference will include the debut of many of Paul Reed Smith's new models for 2007, as well as ...

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ATREYU Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

ATREYU will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, January 15. 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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W.A.S.P. Bassist To Play With DIZZY REED's HOOKERS 'N' BLOW

HOOKERS 'N' BLOW (a.k.a. HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZER) — the band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Alex Grossi (ex-QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), and drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (WHITE LION) — has tapped Mike Duda of W.A.S.P. to play bass on its upcoming short run of dates in California and the East Coast. The details ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Humbled By VAN HALEN's Election To ROCK HALL

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sammy Hagar has never been the shy, retiring type, but the official announcement that he'd been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of VAN HALEN knocked him back on his heels. Hagar's been staying and playing at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico since the ...

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VISION DIVINE Prepares To Record New Album

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have issued the following update: "'The 25th Hour' is ready to go! The band is completing the last parts and working really hard to realize an album capable of continuing the standard achieved with the last 'The Perfect Machine'. Olaf is ready ...

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SIEGES EVEN: New Album Update

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN has issued the following update: "It has been quite quiet from our side for some time now. Here a brief update concerning our 'steps' towards the new album. "Writing is going really well. So far we have finished or almost finished about six, seven songs, with a ...

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NEURAXIS Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Montreal-based NEURAXIS has announced that it has parted ways with vocalist Ian Campbell. The band comments: "We thank Ian for his help and dedication to the band and we wish him the best." NEURAXIS has confirmed that Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) will be taking care of vocal duties for NEURAXIS on the following ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Album Title Announced

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE have finished the recordings to their upcoming Lifeforce Records debut (third album overall), "A New Disease Is Born", at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, MERCENARY, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). The CD contains 12 tracks (including "Spiral", "Reconcile", "Encircle", and "Scathing") and is set ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Sister: CONTROL DENIED's Second Album Will be Released This Year

Beth Schuldiner, sister of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a response to statements and accusations made by Guido Heijnens, owner of the now-defunct Dutch record label Hammerheart Records (which was "resurrected" for a short while under the Karmageddon Media banner) regarding the fate of the unreleased second CONTROL DENIED album and Hammerheart/Karmageddon ...

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CRYPTOPSY To 'Focus On New Record'

Guitarist Alex Auburn of the Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "CRYPTOPSY celebrates 15 years of extreme metal Saturday, January 6th in their hometown Montréal at the Medley. It is also the end of 2006 which was a year of intense touring for the last record, 'Once Was Not'. We ...

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Former CONTROL DENIED Singer, Ex-HAMMERHEART Label Owner Engage In Public War Of Words

Guido Heijnens, owner of the now-defunct Dutch record label Hammerheart Records (which was "resurrected" for a short while under the Karmageddon Media banner), has responded to accusations by former CONTROL DENIED singer Tim Aymar that Hammerheart/Karamageddon "cashed in" on late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mainman Chuck Schuldiner's death by releasing a couple of compilation albums in the ...

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'2007 Girls Of Metal Calendar' To Honor CHUCK SCHULDINER's Memory

DEATH's official web site is currently offering the 2007 Girls of Metal Calendar, with proceeds going to the American Brain Tumor Association in memory of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner. The calendar includes monthly metal facts and trivia, two photos and a bio of each girl every month. More information is available at

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QUIET RIOT: Free Ringtones Available

DADAmobile is offering the following ten QUIET RIOT ringtones free of charge by clicking here: 01. Cum On Feel the Noize 02. Condition Critical 03. Red Alert 04. Sign of the Times 05. Stay with Me Tonight 06. Love's a Bitch 07. Gonna Have a Riot 08. Alive and Well 09. Don't Wanna ...

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PITTS VS. PREPS Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces New Album Title

PITTS VS. PREPS — the Louisiana-based band featuring former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE and current ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY frontman Kyle Thomas — has issued the following update: "What's happenin? Crazy shit goin on right now. Wrappin' up pre-production stuff and a lineup change. PITTS have parted ways with drummer Alex Ducro. Alex will remain a good friend and someone ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Featured In New THE RIGHT TO ROCK Podcast

TheRightToRock.com has has issued its latest podcast (episode #7) featuring TESTAMENT/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA lead guitarist Alex Skolnick. Hosts Genghis and Ragman discuss everything from TESTAMENT to TSO with Alex, plus a little more. The interview is approximately 25 minutes long. Genghis and Ragman also dissect rock on TV. The boys dig into the bowels of reality ...

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NIGHTRAGE On New Album: 'The End Result Is Amazing'

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has completed work on its new album at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, MERCENARY, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). "The end result is fucking amazing," the band writes on its web site. "The songs turned out really good and we Can't wait to ...

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Former DEATH Bandmates, Other Musicians Remember CHUCK SCHULDINER

The latest issue of the Greek edition of Rock Hard magazine features a tribute to late DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner, including statements and stories from many of the people that played with Chuck — such as Kam Lee, Chris Reifert, Terry Butler, Steve DiGiorgio, Richard Christy and Paul Masvidal — music industry notables who dealt ...

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