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DESPISED ICON To Embark On Inaugural U.S. Tour Supporting DEICIDE

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON recently completed a massive Canadian tour alongside ION DISSONANCE in support of "The Healing Process", their highly acclaimed new album. The band will make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May leading them directly into their first national U.S. tour alongside DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, SKINLESS and ...

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QUIET RIOT To Enter Studio In September

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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NAILBOMB: 'Live At Dynamo' DVD To Surface In July

Roadrunner Records U.K. has announced that NAILBOMB, the cult punk/metal side-project put together by Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY) and Alex Newport (FUDGE TUNNEL), will release a specially low-priced DVD, called "Live at Dynamo", on July 4. The disc features a full raw live recording of NAILBOMB's second (and last) show at the Dynamo Festival in ...

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SINISTER: Back From The Dead

As first reported here on March 30, Dutch death metallers SINISTER have now officially reformed, according to a statement issued by Nuclear Blast Records. "Fact is that after numerous letters and e-mails of fans around the world we reconsidered to revive the band again", the group said in a statement, "but drastic measures were needed ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio In October

CANNIBAL CORPSE are scheduled to enter Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida in October with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Blade Records. "We have only one upcoming concert, and that is the Party.San Open Air festival in Germany on August 13," ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says He Is 'Done With' VAN HALEN

According to MelodicRock.com, Sammy Hagar was interviewed on St. Louis radio station KSHE-FM Monday (April 25) and spoke about a couple of interesting things. Sammy said he and VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen are great friends and "will remain great friends." He also stated that there is no VAN HALEN activity planned, adding that ...

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ATARGATIS Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, featuring female singer Stephanie Luzie (DARKWELL), have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band will enter Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany in June/July to record their full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The as-yet-untitled CD will include a new version of the group's ...

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TESTAMENT: Two More U.S. 'Reunion' Dates Announced

The original lineup of TESTAMENTChuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass), and Louie Clemente (drums) — will play two shows at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia in early June, immediately preceding their appearance at the Louder Harder Faster festival on June 5 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, ...

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TESTAMENT: New 'Bootleg' DVD Showcases Original Lineup

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering a new "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live at the Country Club, Los Angeles, CA" was filmed by Walter Morgan of Deadly Embrace Productions on October 6, 1989 and features the band's original ...

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NIGHTMARE: New Album Update

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have issued the following update on the recording sessions for their fifth album, "The Dominion Gate", tentatively due in October via Regain Records. "We've just finished all the recordings of the drums and everything is fine so far... We will start guitars and bass next week and this evening, we will ...

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HOLY MOSES To Perform In Afghanistan

German thrashers HOLY MOSES and AC/DC tribute band DIRTY DEEDS (featuring Alex Kraft from DESPERADOS and ONKEL TOM) will perform in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 27, 2005. HOLY MOSES' new album, "Strength Power Will Passion", is scheduled for release on May 23 via Armageddon Music/Soulfood. 22 songs and over 80 minutes of music were reportedly ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Guest On VARGAS BLUES BAND CD

According to a posting on Glenn Hughes' (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) official web site, Hughes recently did a session with the VARGAS BLUES BAND or their new album called "Love, Union, Peace". Other artists appearing on the CD include Jack Bruce (CREAM), Alex Ligertwood (SANTANA), Elliot Murphy, Devon Allman, Reese Wynans (SRV'S DOUBLE TROUBLE). The ...

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