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VIPER Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour

Drummer Renato Graccia of the long-running Brazillian metallers VIPER has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, after the December 1st concert in São Paulo, I started feeling pain in my back and right leg. After a number of acupuncture sessions and some painkillers that did not work, I passed through several exams and I have found ...

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CHRIS BARNES Quits TORTURE KILLER

Legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has officially parted ways with the Finish death metal band TORTURE KILLER, who took their name from a SIX FEET UNDER song back when they were a SFU and OBITUARY cover band. "I am no longer involved with, or a member of, the band ...

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CODE To Mix New Album In May

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: "Work is continuing with full force on our second album. We are booked to mix the ...

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TORTURE KILLER Announces '100% Finnish' Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Finland's TORTURE KILLER has issued the following update: "After a long and thoughtful consideration we've decided to start touring with TORTURE KILLER. Until now we've consciously hold ourselves back and waited for the right time in order to bring forth the line-up people expect to see now when Chris Barnes [SIX FEET UNDER, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE] ...

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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR: New Song Posted Online

Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR have posted a new song, "Horde of Undead Vengeance", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "War Metal Battle Master", due on March 25 on Southern Lord Records. The CD includes a 20-page booklet featuring art by Jeremy Mohler and graphic design ...

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JUNGLE ROT: European Tour Dates Announced

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 08 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL Mar. 28 - Die Eiche - Crailsheim, GER Mar. 29 - Romein - Leeuwarden, NETH Mar. 30 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH Apr. 04 - K17 - Berlin, GER Apr. 08 - PMK - Innsbruck, AUT ...

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DREAMSCAPE Added To SYMPHONY X European Tour

German progressive metallers DREAMSCAPE have been confirmed as one of the support acts for SYMPHONY X on their upcoming European tour. Also scheduled to appear are Norway's CIRCUS MAXIMUS. The package will play all dates below except London (Astoria) and the Atarfe Vega Rock festival in Spain; the London show will have EPICA as an ...

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CIRCUS MAXIMUS To Support SYMPHONY X In Europe

Norwegian progressive metal band CIRCUS MAXIMUS has been confirmed as the main support act on SYMPHONY X's European Paradise Lost tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 13 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle Feb. 14 - Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall Feb. 15 - Hellendoorn, Netherlands @ Lantaarn Feb. 16 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands @ ...

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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR To Release New Album In March

Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will release their new album, "War Metal Battle Master", in March on Southern Lord Records. The CD includes a 20-page booklet featuring art by Jeremy Mohler and graphic design by Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, KHANATE, JESU). "War Metal Battle Master" track listing: 01. Horde of Undead Vengeance 02. War Metal ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES Making New Moves As 2007 Comes To A Close

Los Angeles glitter and glam rock heroes SPIDERS & SNAKES are celebrating the release of their new "Melodrama" album on Corporate Punishment Records (distributed by Koch Entertainment) by making a few waves to close out 2007 and kick the new year off in grand style. The band has three songs — "Friends Like You", "Shoot ...

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ATTACKER Recording New Song

New Jersey metallers ATTACKER are recording a brand new song, "Condemned", that will be featured in a free CD to be published by Poland's Hard Rocker magazine. The track will later be released by the band as a commemorative CD single for fans attending the Keep It True X festival. Only 100 copies will be ...

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GOTTHARD: Italian Concert Cancellation Explained

Swiss hard rock band GOTTHARD has cancelled its previously announced four-date Italian mini-tour after singer Steve Lee was taken ill. "We had hoped that Steve [would be] back on track [by now], but unfortunately that is not the case right now," the group writes in a statement. "We hope to [be able to announce] new ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Dockyard 1 will re-release the classic VIRGIN STEELE albums "Noble Savage" (1985) and "Age Of Consent" (1988). Both albums will be remastered and will feature previously unreleased bonus tracks, and new full-color booklets with new photos and commentary/liner notes. Commented singer David DeFeis: "The purpose of these reissues, is not necessarily to have the fans ...

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NON-DIVINE To Support FLOTSAM AND JETSAM In Europe

Dutch metal band NON-DIVINE will support FLOTSAM AND JETSAM on their upcoming European tour. Also appearing on the bill will be the Dutch band IZEGRIM. The dates are as follows: March 01 - Hedon, Zwolle (The Netherlands) March 02 - Dynamo, Eindhoven (The Netherlands) March 04 - Roxy, Flensburg (Germany) March 05 - Nachtleben, Frankfurt ...

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SYMPHONY X: More European Tour Dates Announced

Progressive metallers SYMPHONY X have scheduled the following European headlining dates in February/March 2008: Feb. 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle Feb. 14 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall Feb. 15 - Hellendoorn, Netherlands - Lantaarn Feb. 16 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij Feb. 17 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Röhre Feb. 19 - ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO: Bonus Track Posted Online

CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals), and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM frontman Brett Scallions (bass) — has posted the song "Mary's Shadow" on the group's MySpace page. The track ...

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ONSLAUGHT Schedules European Assault

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT will embark on a European headlining tour in late March. Support on the trek will come from Sweden's CARNAL FORGE, Greece's SUICIDAL ANGELS and one more as-yet-unconfirmed act. Commented ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett: "This is gonna be a fucking awesome tour. It really is a great package. Four cool thrash bands, ...

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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Completes Work On New Album

Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR have completed work on their new album, entitled "War Metal Battle Master". The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Horde Of Undead Vengeance 02. War Metal Battle Master 03. When The Ice Giants Slayed All 04. Terror Tyrannus 05. Slaughter The Bestial Legion 06. Black Viper ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran Arizona-based metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have scheduled the following tour dates in the U.S. and Europe: Dec. 14 - The Jumping Turtle, San Marcos, CA Dec. 15 - Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Mar. 01 - Hedon, Zwolle, NETH Mar. 02 - Dynamo, Eindhoven, NETH Mar. 03 - Mephisto, Barcelona, ESP Mar. 04 - ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO: NGTV Video Interview Posted Online

A seven-minute video interview with CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist) and guitarist Ricky Warwick (THE ALMIGHTY frontman) conducted by NGTV.com (No Good TV) can be viewed below. CIRCUS DIABLO is the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, Warwick, Morrison, and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Tour Europe With EKTOMORF

Guitarist Nige Rockett of of the reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT has issued the following update: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we sadly announce that the 'X-mass Festival Tour' scheduled for December has been postponed. However, the tour will now go ahead in January 2008 under the title of the 'Black Winter' tour. More details ...

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EMERALD To Guest On 'Metal X'

Swiss melodic metallers EMERALD will guest on the "Metal X" program on Radio X Basel on Tuesday, October 16. You can listen to the show live via the Internet at Metal-x.radiox.ch. EMERALD's next live performance is scheduled for October 20 at the Days of Noise festival at Terra House Of Rock in Pfäffikon, ...

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SPIRALARMS Schedules Los Angeles Showcase

SPIRALARMS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring Craig Locicero (ex-FORBIDDEN, MANMADEGOD) on guitar, Tim Narducci (ex-SYSTEMATIC) on guitar/vocals, Chris Kontos (ex-MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT) on drums, Chris Lombardo on bass and Brad Barth on keyboards, will play a showcase gig at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, October 16. Commented Locicero: "We've waited ...

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ELVENKING To Support GOTTHARD In Italy

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING will support Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD in Italy this December. The dates are as follows: Dec. 10 – Florence, ITA - Viper Dec. 11 - Rome, ITA - Circolo Degli Artisti Dec. 13 - Treviso, ITA - New Age Dec. 15 - Milan, ITA - Transylvania ELVENKING's new album, "The Scythe", ...

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CODE To Support SHINING In London

Britain-based black metallers CODE, whose current lineup includes Adrian Erlandsson from AT THE GATES/CRADLE OF FILTH, Kvohst and Vicotnik from DHG, and Heimoth from SETH, will play an exclusive one-off show supporting SHINING on December 13 at the Camden Underworld in London, England. Additional support will come from Maniac's SKITLIV and HELLSAW. CODE will perform ...

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