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BLACK COBRA: New Album Details Revealed

BLACK COBRA, the heaviest two-piece band in the universe, has completed work on its new album, "Chronomega", for a September 29 release via Southern Lord Records. According to a press release the CD's "nine tracks rage with BLACK COBRA's patented megacrushing, groove-heavy style of fuzztone doom-metal angst. With the grandmaster of sludge Billy Anderson manning ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: More Milwaukee Footage Available

More fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's July 2, 2009 performance at the Milwaukee Summerfest can be viewed below. JUDAS PRIEST kicked off its "British Steel" 30th-anniversary tour Monday night (June 29) at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana. JUDAS PRIEST has chosen 10 songs not previously released in live album form for "A Touch ...

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DRAGONFORCE Announces U.K. Headlining Tour

British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE will embark on a mammoth U.K. tour this November/December. The band says, "Grab your tin helmet and prepare for the invasion — the mighty DRAGONFORCE will be bringing a full-scale production to a town near you for their military-themed 'Hearts N' Minds' tour! Better yet, we are offering you the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'A Touch of Evil: Live' Samples Available

Audio samples of four songs from JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming "A Touch of Evil: Live" live album — "Painkiller", "Eat Me Alive", "Beyond The Realms Of Death" and "Death" — are available for streaming using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below. JUDAS PRIEST has chosen 10 songs not previously released in live album form for "A Touch of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist To Guest On 'Hard Rock Nights'

Guitarist K.K. Downing of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will guest on the "Hard Rock Nights" show on the Cincinnati, Ohio radio station WMWX-FM this Saturday night, June 6. "Hard Rock Nights" features the best hard rock from the past four decades and can be heard every Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. EDT at ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Perform National Anthem At NBA Playoff Game

Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) will perform the American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", tomorrow, Friday, May 29 in Denver, Colorado, at game six of the NBA playoffs between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. According to a posting on BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's MySpace page, the band will team up with ...

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Dat Iz Voodoo - ORANGE SKY

There has been quite a buzz surrounding this Trinidadian act ever since the release of "Upstairs", ORANGE SKY's debut album, particularly about the act's reportedly amazing live performances. Unfortunately, I overlooked the debut, but after hearing "Dat Iz Voodoo", I'm certain that it was my loss indeed. The sophomore effort is a (largely) hard rockin' ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY To Tour U.S. With MUDVAYNE, STATIC-X

According to a posting on BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's MySpace page, the band will team up with MUDVAYNE and STATIC-X for a U.S. tour this summer. Exact cities and dates are expected to be announced soon. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's "Skullage" DVD package sold 5,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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CLUTCH: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Veteran Maryland rock quartet CLUTCH is putting the finishing touches on its ninth studio album, titled "Strange Cousins From the West". Produced by CLUTCH and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, the effort is the first CLUTCH studio LP to be released on the band's own Weathermaker Music, through RED Distribution. It will ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: 'Skullage' DVD Tops 'Music Videos' Chart

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's "Skullage" DVD package sold 5,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on the Top Music Videos chart. Released Tuesday, April 21 in three different configurations — CD, DVD and CD/DVD — this highly anticipated collection features the best of Zakk Wylde ...

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DE PROFUNDIS: New Songtitles Revealed

London, U.K.-based progressive doom metal band DE PROFUNDIS has completed work on the pre-production demos for its second album. Guitarist Roman Subbotin states, "This time we tried yet another production approach, recording everything live in a single room to get a much more organic and raw sound. There's more groove and this approach certainly worked ...

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In Brazil With IRON MAIDEN: KERRANG! Video Podcast Available

The Kerrang! podcast team went behind the scenes of this week's IRON MAIDEN cover feature (see image below). Take in the chaos of the "Flight 666" premiere, look around the band's Ed Force One jet and watch frontman Bruce Dickinson burn rubber around Sao Paulo, Brazil's Grand Prix circuit. Watch the eight-minute clip below. "Iron ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Flight 666' To Be Released On Blu-Ray, DVD

"Iron Maiden: Flight 666", the feature-length documentary film which follows the IRON MAIDEN bandmembers on the first leg of their "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour" in February and March of 2008, will be released on extended Blu-ray and DVD formats, alongside a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc. It will be ...

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Orcustus - ORCUSTUS

Danger is omnipresent on this mean little bitch; a menacing hooded figure around every corner and the smell of rotting flesh inflaming the nostrils. ORCUSTUS' self-titled effort is morbid, lethal, and black as pitch, just what a black metal album should be, especially a Norwegian black metal album. Vocalist/guitarist Taipan wrote the music between 2003 ...

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SEXTAPES Schedules Hollywood Date

SEXTAPES, the Hollywood, California-based band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Chris Pitman on vocals and guitar synth, will perform at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California on April 20 with STEEL PANTHER. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and SEXTAPES will hit the stage at 10:00 p.m. SEXTAPES released its self-titled debut album on ...

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HEAVENS BASEMENT To Release Self-Titled EP

British rockers HEAVENS BASEMENT will release a self-titled EP on April 20 to coincide with their mammoth tour of the U.K. Produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, AIRBOURNE, SHINEDOWN, SALIVA), the four-song EP was laid down in five days. Commented guitarist Jonny Rocker: "We can't wait to get back out on the road; it's ...

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ABSCESS To Team Up With POPULATION REDUCTION For Split CD/LP

Tankcrimes will release a ABSCESS / POPULATION REDUCTION split LP/CD in the spring 2009. The split, brought on by a fan-based cover song years ago, features cover art by Chris Reifert. In 2005, POPULATION REDUCTION contacted Chris Reifert of ABSCESS with a demo tape including a cover of ABSCESS' "I Don't Give a Fuck". POPULATION ...

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