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SAMAEL Complete Work On 'Telepath' Video

The editing of SAMAEL's video for the song "Telepath" is done, according to a press release. Shot in Gothenburg, Sweden before the start of the European tour with directors Roger Johansson and Alex Hansson, the video shows two sides of a personality trying to get in touch with each other. The clip is going to ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist ALEX SKOLNICK: DIMEBAG Was One Of The Best Metal Players Out There

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I was watching CNN early this morning when they cut to the scene of a conert shooting in Columbus. I was sure it was some local band, then they showed the pictures of Darrell. I ...

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ATROCITY And LEAVES' EYES Attacked By French Police In Paris

ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES have issued the following statement regarding a recent incident on the two group's joint European tour: "After their grand finale show of the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour in La Locomotive, Paris, November 28, 2004, the bands experienced an arbitrary infringement by the French police. "Right after crew and band had finished the ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Part Ways With Singer

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, the Minnesota-based group featuring former SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY members, have parted with singer Dan Soren due to family issues. For their upcoming February tour with CROWBAR and ENTOMBED, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY guitarist Erik Larson will sing for the band. Larson played guitar on THE MIGHTY NIMBUS' debut record and was ...

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HAMMERFALL Film Video For New Single 'Blood Bound'

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Last week, we recorded a video for the first single, 'Blood Bound'. It, like the cover art of the release, will have a winter theme. I haven't seen anything from the session yet, and it's hard to tell what it ...

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DEF LEPPARD Perform On German TV: Photos Available

DEF LEPPARD performed the track "Two Steps Behind" last Saturday (Nov. 27) on "50 Years Of Rock/Love Songs", a German TV show that also included appearances by such artists as JOE COCKER, ROBIN GIBB, URIAH HEEP, EUROPE, THE CURE and many more. Footage of the show will be available on the group's official web site ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE Finish Mixing New Album

HORTUS ANIMAE, the extreme metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, have finished mixing their new album, "The Blow of Furious Winds", at Italy's Alpha-Omega Studios with producer Alex Azzali (ANCIENT). The CD will be released on February 5, 2005 via Black Lotus Records in a limited-edition leather bookshape format containing an extra track ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Performs With THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott made a surprise appearance with THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND Sunday night (Nov. 21) at the Boardwalk in Sheffield, U.K. During the encore, the band and Joe performed "Boston Tea Party" from the 1976 THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND album "The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Stories". The song was recorded ...

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ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver magazines, has announced its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at B.B. King's in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's ENTOMBED, New Orleans' CROWBAR with Florida-based PRO-PAIN and Minnesota's THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. ENTOMBED, earlier this year seeing the ...

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ALSTON To Release Debut Album In February

ALSTON, the New York-based band featuring former PRIMER 55 bassist Kobie Jackson (on guitar and vocals), guitarist/vocalist Ron Paige, bassist Alex Cando, and drummer Woody Wurzburg, will release their debut album, "Voodoo For Fun And Profit", on February 1, 2005 via Repossession Records. The album contains eleven songs, including "Recon Seed", "Anna", "Rock Star", "Ordinary", ...

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QUIET RIOT To Release 'Live And Rare' CD In January

QUIET RIOT will be releasing a live CD, entitled "Quiet Riot Live & Rare - Vol. 1", on January 18, 2005, through Cleopatra/Deadline Records. The material is a compilation of live recordings from various concert performances during their 1983 "Metal Health" and 1984 "Condition Critical" world tours. There are also three rare original and previously ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour With SIGGI SCHWARZ In Germany

Guitar legend Michael Schenker will be embarking on a short German tour with guitarist Siggi Schwarz and his band in Germany in mid-December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 17 - Winterbach/Stuttgart, GER @ Turnhalle Dec. 18 – Heidenheim, GER @ Karl-Rau-Halle Dec. 19 - Dillingen/Donau, GER @ Downtown Eventhalle The band lineup for these ...

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MANOWAR To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS?

Will MANOWAR sign a new record deal with Sanctuary Records following their recent split with the Nuclear Blast label? According to legendary '80s A&R executive John Kalodner, who signed the group to Geffen and who is currently employed at Sanctuary, there is more than just a remote possibility that the two parties will work together ...

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SUBSONIC Launch Official Web Site

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, have launched ther official web site at this location. SUBSONIC's sophomore album, "No Such Soul", was released last week through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) is available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, ...

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Drummer: VAN HALEN To Begin Work On New Album

VAN HALEN drummer has tried to put rumors of the band's demise to rest, denying that internal tensions have taken their toll. Speaking to the Wichita Eagle, Alex said, "Our disagreements are about our music." The band plan to take a break after the tour and then enter the studio to begin work on a ...

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TESTAMENT: 1989 'Bootleg' Live DVD Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering the second live "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live at Santa Monica Civic December 16, 1989" was filmed in Santa Monica, CA during the band's tour in support of their third album, "Practice ...

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SCENES Sign With ESCAPI

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have inked a two-album deal with Escapi. The group's full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", will be released on January 24, 2005. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM: Release Date For New Album Confirmed

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, will release their new album, "Philosopher", in North America on December 1 through ICorp. A South American release on December 15 via Rawforce Productions is expected. "Philosopher" was recorded at Big Blue Meenie studios and features a guest appearance by ...

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SCENES Complete Work On Debut Album

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have completed work on their full-length debut. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, ARK, UFO) at his Area 51 Studio. "Dirk Thurisch (ANGEL DUST, MERCURY TIDE) as ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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