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The Voyeurs of Destruction - PURE SWEET HELL

I've had the pleasure of having "Voyeurs" for well over a year and a half. So, some of my observations are how well this release has held up for me, but I'll still try and tell you what it "sounds" like, which is the toughest part of any review, especially this band. They put the ...

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SENTENCED To Play Final German Show At WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish metallers SENTENCED will perform their last-ever show in Germany at the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ...

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EXHUMED Film Los Angeles Shows For Upcoming DVD

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have just completed filming two shows in Los Angeles at the Alterknit Lounge room of the Knitting Factory. "Both shows were oversold, and all the necromaniacs and slaughtercultists in attendance made it truly a weekend well worth filming," the group write on their web site. "The band is currently compiling in-depth interviews ...

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NASUM Frontman Confirmed Dead

Sweden's NASUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "Today — Thursday, February 17, 2005 — we recieved a confirmation that Mieszko Talarczyk [NASUM guitarist/vocalist] died in the tsunami disaster December 26, 2004. His body has been identified and will be transfered to Sweden shortly. "His closest family and friends ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Growing Excited For Tour

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN guitarist Brian May says he's growing more "excited" about the upcoming tour with FREE/BAD COMPANY vocalist Paul Rodgers as its start date draws closer. May told Britain's Uncut magazine, "As the tour approaches, it feels like my whole body and soul have been tipped upside down. It's now ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX ...

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AFTER FOREVER Drummer Diagnosed With Cancer, Undergoes Surgery

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Dear fans, we bring sad tidings. "Our friend and drummer André [Borgman] has been admitted to hospital. De doctors have found cancer and surgically removed a tumor. The medical staff is satisfied about the result of the surgery. ...

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CHIMAIRA Guitarist Death Hoax

Metal Hammer is reporting that CHIMAIRA guitarist Rob Arnold did not die yesterday as an Internet report has suggested. A fake news story has been circulating since yesterday afternoon stating that "CHIMAIRA guitarist Rob Arnold was found dead in car aged 25. "Cleveland police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a ...

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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ...

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OTEP: Fretless Bass Guitar Stolen

A fretless Carvin bass belonging to Evil J of OTEP was stolen after the February 1 stop of the "Alliance of Defiance" tour in Boise, Idaho. It's a Carvin LB70 bass, koa body, with no fret markings on the fingerboard. The bass, which is used live during the song "My Confession", is said to be ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Checks In From Dublin

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Well, we made it here [to Dublin for European tour rehearsals] without a hitch and Shawn [Drover, drums] got delayed for hours because he shot his mouth off about how he had a direct flight and ...

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AGENTS OF MAN Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

The New Jersey quintet AGENTS OF MAN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group have just finished recording their full-length debut, "Count Your Blessings", tentatively due this spring. Composed of former members of such acclaimed hardcore acts as BULLDOZE, COLD AS LIFE, ONE 4 ONE, TRAIN OF THOUGHT and SWORN ENEMY, ...

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DEEP PURPLE 's STEVE MORSE Unveils New Signature Y2d Guitar

Music Man and DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Steve Morse signature guitar first created in 1985 with the new Steve Morse Y2d signature model, making its official debut at the Winter NAMM show 2005. Updated features will include a poplar body with maple top in flame or quilt, cream ...

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ESP GUITARS Introduces New DAVE MUSTAINE Signature Guitar Model

ESP Guitars has debuted the Axxion, a new Signature Series guitar from MEGADETH founder Dave Mustaine. The Axxion (pronounced "Action") represents an entirely new custom-designed body style built to Mustaine's specification. It's the guitarist's second ESP signature model, joining the DV-8 introduced last year. "Working with Dave on his signature models has been terrific," says ...

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