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RUSH Hope To Release New Studio Album In Early 2007

Canadian rock legends RUSH are hoping to release a new studio album early next year, to be a followed by an extensive tour. Speaking to MoreSugar.com, RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said, "With a bit of luck we will have an album out early in 2007 and then go out on the road maybe next spring ...

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PUNGENT STENCH Cancel Remainder Of U.S. Tour

Long-running Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH have called off the remainder of their U.S. tour. According to a statement released by the band's drummer, Alex Wank (a.k.a. Rector Stench, Mr. Stench, Sex Slave), the cancellation was caused by "a fuck-up by our agent…. there will be a show in New York City at CBGB on ...

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Afterburner - SINISTER

The amazing consistency of SINISTER is even more remarkable when one considers the near-constant state of flux of their lineup. After a hiatus of several years, drummer and founder Aad Kloosterwaard has returned as the vocalist, and former bassist Alex Paul is now the guitarist! Yet despite inactivity and upheaval, "Afterburner" stands out as not ...

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7TH NEMESIS: Debut Album Available For Free Download

French death metallers 7TH NEMESIS have made their debut album, "Violentia Imperatrix Mundi", available for free download at VS-Webzine.com. "Violentia Imperatrix Mundi" was recorded and mixed in 2005 by Stephan May and features 7TH NEMESIS' new lineup: Niko (guitar; ex-KORUM), Dagulard (drums; ex-SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION) and Alex G. (bass). 7TH NEMESIS will celebrate ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEEP PURPLE ...

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PLEASURE MAKER Sign With SPIRITUAL BEAST RECORDS

Spiritual Beast has announced the signing of Brazilian hard rockers PLEASURE MAKER. The first release under the deal will be a "revitalized" version of their debut album, "Love on the Rocks", which was previously released in Latin America. It will be re-mastered and feature completely new artwork by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (TRIBUZY, FATES PROPHECY). ...

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DARK ARENA: Debut CD Details Revealed

DARK ARENA, the new Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring vocalist Juan Ricardo (ATTAXE, RITUAL), guitarists "Tall" Paul Konjicija (ANTITHESIS, RITUAL) and Dale Robertson (ROADIE'S NIGHTMARE), keyboardist Rhiannon Wisniewski (SOMNUS), drummer Chris Stolle (SOMNUS), and bassist Brian Glodde (ANTITHESIS, RICK RENSTROM), will release their debut disc, entitled "Alien Factor", on May 26 at the Great Lakes Metal ...

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ARES KINGDOM To Release 'Failsafe' Single This Summer

Kansas City's self-proclaimed "only death/thrash metal band" ARES KINGDOM are scheduled to release their new CD, "Return to Dust", this week through NWN! Productions. Gatefold LPs will follow later in May and include a poster. Also, limited-edition "Die Hard" picture discs will include a bonus 7" EP featuring the band's acclaimed 1997 demo, poster and ...

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E-FORCE: French Festival Date Confirmed

E-FORCE, the band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, have scheduled an appearance at the Festival Combines A Sons on September 10 in Toulouse, France. As previously reported, E-FORCE have posted four songs from their 2006 demo on their MySpace.com page. Check out the tracks "Satanic Rituals", "Lobotomized", "Agent 99" and "Exterminator" at

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RUSH Begin Work On New Material

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has posted the following update on his official web site, www.neilpeart.net: "In early March, winter still ruled the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. The snow was often at its deepest in that month, piling up through the blizzards of January and February until it covered the ground up to your ...

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CIRCUS OF POWER To Play Reunion Show In Texas

CIRCUS OF POWERRicky Beck Mahler (guitar), Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ryan Maher (drums) and Marc Frappier (bass) — have confirmed that they will be playing a gig June 3 at The Elysium in Austin, Texas. They will be mainly performing material from their classic self-titled debut, which came out in 1988 on the RCA ...

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FIREBIRD: New Album Details Revealed

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their new album, "Hot Wings", in Japan on May 31, 2006 through Victor Entertainment. The track listing for the effort is as follows 01. Carousel 02. Good Times 03. Misty Morning 04. Play The Fool 05. Horse Drawn Man 06. Overnight ...

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WINTERS BANE: European Version Of 'Redivivus' To Include Bonus Tracks

WINTERS BANE will release their new album, "Redivivus", in Europe on June 30 via Metal Heaven Records. Since their formation in 1990, WINTERS BANE has consistently created some of the most memorable heavy metal songs ever written. In their first incarnation with present ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, BEYOND FEAR), they released ...

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Photos Of Road Accident Involving Ex-Members Of QUIET RIOT, LOVE/HATE Posted Online

Several photos of this past Sunday's (April 9) road accident scene in Danvers, Massachusetts involving members of HOOKERS 'N' BLOW — the band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Alex Grossi (ex-QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (WHITE LION), and bassist Scottie Griffin (LIARS AND CHEATS) — have been posted online ...

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AUT'CHOSE Announce Replacement For Late VOIVOD Guitarist

AUT'CHOSE, the legendary '70s band from Montreal whose current lineup includes VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, have announced the addition of guitarist Alex Crowe (TRICKY WOO) to the group's ranks. Crowe joins the band as the replacement for late VOIVOD axeman Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away last August from complications of colon cancer. AUT'CHOSE's ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT, LOVE/HATE Members Involved In Road Accident

Several members of HOOKERS 'N' BLOW — the band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Alex Grossi (ex-QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (WHITE LION), and bassist Scottie Griffin (LIARS AND CHEATS) — were involved in a road accident over the weekend. Grossi and Griffin suffered rib injuries, while singer Jizzy ...

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SINISTER Begin Writing New Material

Despite the fact that their latest CD, "Afterburner", has only just been released through Nuclear Blast Records, reunited Dutch death metallers SINISTER have already commenced the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively titled "No Mercyful God". SINISTER's current lineup consists of Aad Kloosterwaard, drummer and founder of the band, on vocals, Alex Paul on ...

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