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ACCEPT To Record Cleveland Show For Possible Release

Reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT will record their October 8, 2010 concert in Cleveland, Ohio for a possible future live release. The show at the Agora will also include performances by KING'S X and Cleveland's own SHOK PARIS. A poster for the concert was created exclusively for the band by German design artist Claudia von ...

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TÝR Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Faroese Viking metallers TÝR have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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Former WITCHCRAFT Drummer Joins ATLANTIC TIDE

Former WITCHCRAFT/ABRAMIS BRAMA drummer Fredrik Jansson, who also plays bass in COUNT RAVEN, has joined ATLANTIC TIDE, the Swedish project featuring guitarist Freddie Eugene (UNLEASHED, TERRA FIRMA, LOUD PIPES, HARMS WAY) alongside ex-TERRA FIRMA bassist Izmo Ledderfejs, former BLACKSHINE axeman Stabel Miserabel and guitarist Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (ENTOMBED, MORBID, MURDER SQUAD, NIHILIST, DISFEAR, HAYSTACK). ATLANTIC ...

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THE FAMINE Completes Work On New Album

Dallas, Texas-based death metal band THE FAMINE has completed work on its new album, "The Architects Of Guilt", with producer D. Braxton Henry (ex-DEVOURMENT). Mixing duties were handled by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER). A fall release via Solid State Records is expected. THE FAMINE in January announced the departure of lead ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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RAGE Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Guest On Tonight's 'Caffeine Bomb'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, TRANSATLANTIC, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT) and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show") will appear together on this week's edition of "Caffeine Bomb". Make sure you tune in at 7:00 p.m. EDT tonight, August 23, to 91.7 FM WHUS in Eastern Connecticut, or stream live at WHUS.org. AVENGED ...

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PLASTIC HEAD Signs SPV Deal

SPV GmbH has announced a new distribution agreement in the U.K. with Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd. The agreement, which covers HMV and other stores, is for the house owned labels Steamhammer, Synthetic Symphony, Oblivion and Red. The first frontline titles in autumn on Steamhammer will be the new studio albums of ZODIAC MINDWARP, ANGRA, ...

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KORPIKLAANI Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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ENSIFERUM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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ICED EARTH Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

ICED EARTH has been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON AMARTH DEATH ...

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AGENT STEEL Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Californian metallers AGENT STEEL, who were recently rejoined by original singer John Cyriis, have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival ...

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Black Metal Battalion VALDUR To Unleash 'Raven God Amongst Us'

VALDUR, California lords of all that is black and abysmal, are readying to unleash their long-awaited new full-length album, "Raven God Amongst Us". Featuring nine tracks of sonic decay, the self-financed/self-produced long-player will be released via drummer Sxuperion's own BloodyMountain Records. Said Sxuperion of the infernal offering: "The new full-length is named after a song ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON ...

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Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival: Photos Posted Online

News blog Musica Metal has uploaded over 150 of photos from this year's Gods Of Metal festival, which took place last weekend (June 25-27) in Torino, Italy. Over 30 bands — including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, LORDI, AMON AMARTH, EXODUS, MOTÖRHEAD and SOULFLY — performed on two stages during the three-day event. Day One ...

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BALFOR: 'Barbaric Blood' Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Ukraine black metallers BALFOR have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing of the group's debut effort, entitled "Barbaric Blood". The "Barbaric Blood" artwork and layout was designed by Martin Saavedra at Uruguay's Spina Studio (ABORTED, DAATH, DIVINITY). "Barbaric Blood" track listing: 01. From The Ashes (…The Beginning) 02. Behold My Hate! 03. Shadow Of ...

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VINDICATOR To Release 'The Antique Witcheries' In August

Midwest thrash maniacs VINDICATOR will release their sophomore album, "The Antique Witcheries", on August 10 via Heavy Artillery Records. As one of the frontrunners of what has come to be known as the "New Wave Of Thrash", Ohio-based VINDICATOR was conceived during the summer of 2005 when longtime friends Marshall Law and brothers Vic and ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON ...

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RAVEN Frontman Interviewed On 'Metalkast'

Vocalist/bassist John Gallagher of the veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN was recently interviewed by Metalkast's Paul "The Rög" Rogne and Chris "Snakeskin" Townsend. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. RAVEN will play a very limited number of North American dates in September/October in support of the band's new ...

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FORBIDDEN Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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Walk Through Fire - RAVEN

Yet another veteran band from the storied New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), England's RAVEN stood apart from the herd for their outrageous image and a style called "athletic rock" that at times bordered on unhinged. While classics like "Wiped Out", "All For One", and more commercially accessible (though not in a sellout sense) ...

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RAVEN Announces More European Tour Dates

Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has scheduled the following European tour dates: May 22 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Rock Hard Festival Jun. 12 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest Jun. 25 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting Jul. 31 - Brande bei Elmshorn, Germany - ...

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GAIA EPICUS: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS are putting the finishing touches on their fifth album, "Dark Secrets", to be released this summer. The cover artwork for the CD was once again created by J.P. Fournier and can be viewed below. "Dark Secrets" track listing: 01. Beyond The Universe 02. Hellfire 03. Lost Forever 04. Mirror Of ...

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