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POSSESSED Schedules One-Off Hollywood Show

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED — featuring sole original member Jeff Becerra (vocals) backed by members of California's SADISTIC INTENT — will play a special one-off show on December 13, 2009 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Tickets are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until July 5, at which ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Detained By Federal Agents

Canada's KATAKLYSM recently returned home after two separate very successful shows in St-Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Unfortunately, upon arriving in America guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais was pulled from line at customs and detained by federal agents. Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "Well, this was one odd week especially yesterday. First, we finally flew out to Russia for ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: New Tour Dates Announced

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have issued the following update: "ORANGE GOBLIN are happy to announce that they will co-headline this year's Rock Im Wald festival on Saturday, August 15 in Neuensee bei Lichtenfels in Germany. Other bands scheduled to appear include BACKYARD BABIES, EAT THE GUN, and many more. A little closer to home, the ...

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TEXTURES: Video Footage From Spanish Tour Posted Online

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have posted video footage from their recent Spanish tour. Watch the six-minute clip below. TEXTURES has just signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's first album for the label is expected to arrive sometime next year. Commented Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker: "Diversity and complexity are important elements ...

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TEXTURES Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES. The band's first album for the label is expected to arrive sometime next year. Commented Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker: "Diversity and complexity are important elements of the unique TEXTURES sound, building bridges between epic, polyrhythmic grooves and contrasting melodies. TEXTURES create ...

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MINSK: Another New Song Posted Online

Chicago/Peoria, Illinois quartet MINSK has posted another new song, "Means To An End", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone", which is scheduled for release on May 26 in North America and June 1 internationally via Relapse Records. The follow-up ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Guitarist Injures Ankle

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz was forced to perform in a boot cast during the Music As A Weapon IV concert this past Saturday night (May 9) at the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa after severely hurting his ankle. He played the show under two giant inflated palm trees in a chair ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: First New Songtitles Revealed

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have issued the following update: "Songwriting for the next ORANGE GOBLIN album is ongoing but looks very promising with the skeletons of four or five new songs already in place. Two rough working titles for the new songs so far include 'Red Tide Rising' and 'The Bishop's Wolf'." ORANGE GOBLIN previously ...

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INTO ETERNITY: In Full-Blown Rehearsal Mode

Founding guitarist/principal songwriter Tim Roth of Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update: "INTO ETERNITY is in full-blown rehearsal mode now [for upcoming shows in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan]. The jams have been going very smooth and they sound very tight already.We are about 10 hours in and we ...

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WARRANT's 'Cherry Pie' In ARBY'S Commercial

WARRANT's classic song "Cherry Pie" is featured in a TV commercial for Arby's, a fast-food restaurant chain in the United States and Canada that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. Watch the commercial below. During an interview that aired in May 2006 as part of VH1's "Heavy: The Story of Metal" ...

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COVERED CALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish melodic hard rock band COVERED CALL — which features established members of the Swedish music scene, including founding member/drummer Ronny Svanströmer and Thomas Vikström (ex-CANDLEMASS, THERION) — has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS ...

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BRUCE KULICK Issues Recap Of Australian Clinic Tour

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has issued a following update: "I want to share with you all my latest international trip, my long journey to Australia for four guitar clinics. "After two exciting three-day weekends in Vegas performing with 'Monster Circus', it was a stressful Sunday before my long flight. I had a late Saturday ...

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RAGE, DEATHSTARS, WITCHCRAFT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

RAGE, DEATHSTARS, VAINS OF JENNA, BABYLON BOMBS, INNOCENT ROSIE, WITCHCRAFT, FOUREVER, HINDENBURG and HOT LEG (featuring former THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins) have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS BRAMA (S) AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON ...

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PRONG Mainman Discusses New Remix Album

James Zahn of Fangoria.com recently conducted an interview with PRONG mainman Tommy Victor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Fangoria.com: The new release coming out next month isn't PRONG's first foray into the remix realm, but it is the first full-length remix album. How did this come about? Tommy Victor: ...

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BLACK HAG Working On Debut Album

BLACK HAG, the "power-doom metal" band featuring drummer Joe Hasselvander (PENTAGRAM, RAVEN, HOUNDS OF HASSELVANDER), vocalist Bob Mitchell (ex-ATTACKER, THE BOB MITCHELL BAND), guitarist Pete Vorias and bassist Eric "Orion" Cabana (HOUNDS OF HASSELVANDER), has commenced work on its self-titled debut album. Vorias is currently recording the basic rhythym guitar tracks, with Hassalvander in the ...

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OLD HEAD Recording Full-Length Album

OLD HEAD, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based band featuring MegaDan Tumolo on lead vocals, guitarist Ryan Moll (RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER), producer/bass guitarist Dan O'Hare (Mark-It-Zero Music Studios) and drummer Richard Hoak (BRUTAL TRUTH, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, PEACEMAKER), has entered Mark-It-Zero Music Studios with Dan O'Hare in the producer's chair to record a full-length album of all-new original material ...

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MINSK: New Song Posted Online

Chicago/Peoria, Illinois quartet MINSK has posted a new song, "Three Moons", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone", which is scheduled for release on May 26 in North America and June 1 internationally via Relapse Records. The follow-up to "The ...

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SLASH Commences Recording Solo Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has commenced recording his debut solo album with Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE, NINE INCH NAILS) on drums, Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION) on bass, and Eric Valentine (SMASH MOUTH, THIRD EYE BLIND, GOOD CHARLOTTE) in the producer's chair. Slash says, "I know you're saying, 'Didn't ...

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BOMB SCARE CREW Completes Work On New Album

French thrashers BOMB SCARE CREW have completed work on their second album, "Autopsy of a Monster". The recording duties were handled by producers Ole at the Montpellier, France-based Trendkill Studio (EYELESS) and Brett Caldas Lima at Tower Studios (KALISIA, TO-MERA, HYPNO5E). The CD will feature a guest appearance by MALMONDE frontman Ludovic Giroud on the ...

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JOURNEY, UFO, TYKETTO, TANK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

JOURNEY, UFO, TYKETTO and TANK have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON AMARTH (S) AXIDENT AVENUE (N) BLACK TOOTH (TUR) BLACKFOOT (USA) BLAZE BAYLEY (UK) BULLET (S) CHAINS (S) CRUCIFIED BARBARA (S) ...

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METALLICA Fan Appears On U.K. Quiz Show 'Mastermind'

A METALLICA fan by the name of Ian Volante appeared on the legendary U.K. quiz show "Mastermind", where contestants face an inquisition on their chosen specialized subject. Volante took his place in the "Mastermind" chair on March 6, 2009 to answer questions about METALLICA. Watch footage of his appearance below. "Mastermind" is widely regarded as ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Adelaide Footage Available

Video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS' February 28, 2009 performance at the Soundwave Festival in Adelaide, Australia can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "backpackdave08"). ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently spoke with Australia's Courier-Mail about the group's upcoming album, its first full-length set of new material in more than 13 years and first ...

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