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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers GAMMA RAY 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE ...

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ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG and THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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SILENT FORCE Guitarist Becomes First-Time Father

SILENT FORCE guitarist Alex Beyrodt and his wife have announced the birth of their first child. Melody Mimi Beyrodt was born on Sunday, January 15 at 6:49 p.m. She weighed in at 3.5 kg and is 52 cm tall. SILENT FORCE, which also features in its ranks ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, are currently recording ...

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RUSH: 'R-30' DVD To Receive World Television Premiere This Weekend

"Invisible airwaves will crackle with life" when VH1 Classic presents the world television premiere of "Rush R-30", a DVD concert performance from the band's $21 million grossing sell-out 30th Anniversary Tour. The concert will air as part of VH1 Classic's salute to RUSH the weekend of Friday, January 13. The "Rush R-30" concert was filmed ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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RHAPSODY To Release First Live Album January 31

Italian film-score metal icons RHAPSODY have announced that they will release their first live album on January 31 via Magic Circle Music. Entitled "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", the release is a testimony of pure energy, with over 60 minutes of footage recorded at the Metropolis in Montreal/Canada on June 14, 2005 ...

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Brazil's KRISIUN Talk About Upcoming DVD Release

Brazilian extreme metallers KRISIUN have crafted not just a new album, "AssassiNation", but a full-length DVD, entitled "Live Armageddon", as well (both slated for a Feb. 21 North American release via Century Media). The band's first DVD, "Live Armageddon" documents their decimating stage performance. "It was the best concert footage we ever filmed," says guitarist ...

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RUSH: 'Exit...Stage Left' DVD Release Date Reports Wrong

Contrary to published reports, Zoe Vision/Rounder Records "has no plans whatsoever" to release the DVD version of RUSH's classic "Exit...Stage Left", a representative for the company told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is, however, still believed that the "Exit...Stage Left" DVD will surface later in the year via another label. In a recent interview with Billboard.com, RUSH guitarist ...

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RUSH: 'Exit...Stage Left' DVD Delayed

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, Zoe/Rounder has pushed back the projected U.S. release date of the the DVD version of RUSH's classic "Exit...Stage Left" concert film to March 7 from the previously announced February 7. "Everything's been remixed to 5.1, and that was the intention — to ...

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MYSTIC CIRCLE: 'The Bloody Path of God' Track Listing Revealed

German "dark Satanic metal band" MYSTIC CIRCLE have finalized the track listing for their seventh full-length album, "The Bloody Path of God", due on February 27, 2006 via Dockyard 1, the new company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR). The new CD was recorded at State of ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE Finish Recording 'An Unrelenting Assault'

Canadian metallers BLOODSHOTEYE have finished recording their sophomore album, entitled "An Unrelenting Assault", with producer JF Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX, MALEVOLENT CREATION). The vocal production was handled by D. Randall Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), with guest vocalist Alex Erian (DESPISED ICON) appearing on a track titled "The Last Laugh". The CD will be mastered early ...

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RUSH Frontman Hopes To Release New Album Next Summer

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee has told MTV.com that he, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart have been getting their home studios ready to start writing the group's new album, and in January they plan to begin the collaborative process. "The whole process of writing, recording and getting ready for a tour is ...

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UNMERCIFUL: Debut Album To Feature Guest Appearance By CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist

UNMERCIFUL, the new band featuring former ORIGIN members Clinton Appelhanz (guitar, vocals), James King (drums) and Jeremy Turner (formerly a touring guitarist for CANNIBAL CORPSE), have inked a two-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The group, who describe their musical style as "modern blasting American death metal," have already completed work on their debut album ...

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CODE OF PERFECTION Sign With LIMB MUSIC PRODUCTS

Limb Music Products has announced the signing of the German-Japanese powerhouse high-tech trio CODE OF PERFECTION. The band consists of guitar virtuoso Thorsten Koehne (ex-DEMON DRIVE), bass wizard Keisuke Nishimoto (KELLY SIMONZ, HIDEOUS SUN DEMONS) and drum genius Frank Kraus (ex-DEMON DRIVE, LETTER X). The group's debut CD, "Last Exit for the Lost", "takes the ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM: New Album Planned For 2008

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have posted the following message on their official web site: "After a year of focused work in the USA, the band has decided to halt for a while its live presentations due to some private negligences vocalist and guitarist Jose ...

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MINDSCAPE To Release New Album In January

Ohio-based power metallers MINDSCAPE have set "Mask of Anger" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in late January. The disc was completed by master engineer Alex Perilias, known for his work with such legendary bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and OVERKILL. MINDSCAPE will open for OVERKILL and PRONG on February 23 in Cleveland, ...

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SOULFLY: Video For NAILBOMB's 'Wasting Away' Surfaces

SOULFLY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Gloria [Cavalera, SOULFLY's manager] informs us that rumors are circulating that a videotape for the NAILBOMB track 'Wasting Away' has surfaced. NAILBOMB was a shortlived side project that Max Cavalera formed [with former FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport] between the recording SEPULTURA's 'Chaos A.D.' ...

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Audio Interview With Ex-WARRIOR SOUL Singer Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 29 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by former WARRIOR SOUL and current DIRTY RIG frontman Kory Clarke and members of his new project, THE STONED. Rounding out THE STONED, where Clarke plays drums and handles production duties, ...

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