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ROUGH SILK Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Detlef 'Dizzy' Kroll had to leave ROUGH SILK because he had to go to Norway job-wise. But thank God, we found a new drummer right away. His name is Alex Wenn and we are ...

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SWEDEN ROCK 2006 DVD Trailer Available

The organizers of the Sweden Rock festival have uploaded a trailer for their newly released DVD commemorating the 2006 edition of the annual event, which was held June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Check it out at this location. Released on October 27, the DVD/CD set contains the following track listing: DVD: EDGUY - ...

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PYRO Signs With PERVADE PRODUCTIONS

Paris-based hard rock band PYRO has reportedly inked a deal with Pervade Productions/Manitou Music. The group's first release for the label will be its third album, tentatively titled "Stab in the Back". The CD is expected to arrive in early 2007. "Stab in the Back" track listing: 01. Loaded Dice 02. Something's Wrong 03. If ...

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CIRCUS OF POWER Frontman Publishes Book

CIRCUS OF POWER frontman Alex Mitchell has published a book, entitled "Life Is A Phantom Kmart Horse Starting Up In The Middle Of The Night". The author's official bio reads as follows: "Alex Mitchell was born in Toronto and moved to Pompano Beach when he was 12. He was student of the year in eighth ...

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TONY IOMMI's Daughter To Support GLENN HUGHES On U.K. Dates

LUNARMILE, the British band featuring frontwoman Toni-Marie Iommi (daughter of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi) and bassist Alex Hill (son of JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill), will support Glenn Hughes (BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE) on his U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Oct. 28 - JB's - Dudley, UK Oct. 31 – Roadmender - ...

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NIGHTRAGE Confirmed For Greece's METAL HEALING FESTIVAL

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has been confirmed for the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Greece. Also scheduled to appear are THE HAUNTED, TO/DIE/FOR, MYSTIC PROPHECY and EKTOMORF. More acts will be announced soon. NIGHTRAGE recently announced the addition of drummer Alex Svenningson (ex-MINDFALL) to the group's ranks. "He ...

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SINISTER Frontman To Guest On SUPREME PAIN's New Promo CD

SINISTER vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard will lay down the vocals for brutal death metal band SUPREME PAIN's upcoming two-track promo CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in December. As previously reported, MVD Visual has set a January 16, 2007 North American release date for the first-ever live DVD from Dutch death metallers SINISTER, entitled "Prophecies ...

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IMMORTAL RITES Completes Work On New Album

German melodic death metal band IMMORTAL RITES has finished recording its second full-length album, "Source Code @ Converter's Day", at Audiospezialist Studios in Germany with producer Martin Schmidt (ex-ATROCITY/LEAVES' EYES drummer). The mastering took place at Unisound Studios in Sweden by EDGE OF SANITY mastermind Dan Swanö. Commented the band: "Expect the new material to ...

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TESTAMENT: Perth Date Added To Australian Tour

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have added a Perth date to their upcoming Australian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 07 - Melbourne, Australia @ the Prince of Wales Hotel Feb. 08 - Sydney, Australia @ the Manning bar Feb. 09 - Brisbane, Australia @ the Waterloo Hotel Feb. 11 - Perth, ...

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New RUSH Album To Reflect On Faith, Says Drummer NEIL PEART

Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press reports: Canadian rock icons RUSH are working on a collection of new songs based on Neil Peart's reflections on faith, the drummer said Thursday from his home in Los Angeles. Peart said he, high-pitched singer Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson spent much of this year crafting the power ...

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SWEDEN ROCK 2006 DVD/CD Details Revealed

The organizers of the Sweden Rock festival have announced the details of the the DVD/CD commemorating the 2006 edition of the annual event, which was held June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Due on October 27, the set will contain the following track listing: DVD: EDGUY - Superheroes DORO - You Are My Family FROM BEHIND ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: 'Triumph Or Agony' Chart Positions Revealed

RHAPSODY OF FIRE, the Italian band formerly known as RHAPSODY, has entered the national album charts in the following countries with its new album, "Triumph or Agony": France: #59 Germany: #64 Switzerland: #74 "Triumph or Agony" was released last month via Magic Circle Music. According to a press release, the new CD sees the group ...

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SINISTER: Complete 'Prophecies Denied' DVD Details Announced

MVD Visual has set a January 16, 2007 North American release date for the first-ever live DVD from Dutch death metallers SINISTER, entitled "Prophecies Denied". The disc was shot with seven cameras on August 24 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland and will be made available as a standard DVD and a DVD+CD limited-edition ...

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E-FORCE To Enter Studio This Month

E-FORCE, the band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, is scheduled to enter the studio in Toulouse, France on October 30 with producer Patrick Fredrich to begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2007 via France's Thundering Records. As previously reported, E-FORCE have posted three songs from their 2006 demo on their MySpace.com ...

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CIRCUS OF POWER: More '20th Anniversary' Shows In The Works

Reunited hard rockers CIRCUS OF POWER are reportedly planning more "20th anniversary" dates in the near future, including shows in Los Angeles and Japan. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, CIRCUS OF POWER played a "20th anniversary" show at Don Hill's in New York City on September 27. The band was ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM Begins Work On New Album

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, has posted the following message on its official web site: "REQUIEM AETERNAM is ready to begin writing the music for their third opus, planed to be recorded in 2008. Lyrically, this new work will be based on the second book ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Reveals Plans For SAVATAGE DVD

Chris Caffery, guitarist for SAVATAGE/TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and solo artist, recently spoke to Metal Asylum just before rehearsals started for the TSO tour about his latest CD, "Pins and Needles", and the future of SAVATAGE, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Asylum: What is the album called ...

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BITCH Confirms Los Angeles Gig

Legendary female-fronted metal act BITCH has scheduled a rare concert on Thursday, October 12 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. BITCH goes on at 10:00 p.m. Alex Henderson of All Music Guide had the following to say about BITCH: "Although BITCH never headlined any arenas, the Los Angeles-based heavy metal quartet enjoyed a cult ...

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DEW-SCENTED Prepares To Enter Studio

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have issued the following update: "We have 12 new songs completed and are working on some cool cover version idea for the upcoming album which will be released early 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Starting by the end of October, we will record with our friend Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio (GOD ...

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ATREYU Signs With HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

Orange County, California's ATREYU has parted ways with Victory Records and has inked a new deal with the Hollywood label. Commented ATREYU frontman Alex Varkatzas: "As a group of friends playing music, our main goal is to grow and spread our brand of metallic rock around the world. We try to progress and grow on ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI's PETE EVIL To Host MTV NORDIC's 'Headbanger's Ball'

BLOOD TSUNAMI guitarist/singer Pete Evil has been tapped to host the MTV Nordic's Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball", which is scheduled to launch Friday, October 6. Commented Pete Evil's BLOOD TSUNAMI bandmate Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust, drums; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR): "In my opinion, this is a great chance to get someone with a splendid ...

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