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DRAGONFORCE To Play Acoustic Set On INDIE 103.1's 'Chaos' Tomorrow

U.K. extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE will be the special guests tomorrow night (Wednesday, September 13) on Indie 103.1 FM's "Chaos" metal show with host Full Metal Jackie. The band will be performing an acoustic set during the program as well as discussing their latest album "Inhuman Rampage" and their current headlining North American tour with ...

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MANNHAI Parts Ways With Drummer; Temporary Replacement Announced

Björn Again Electric (a.k.a. Nalle Österman) from SONIC ROOTS will embark on a European tour as a substitute drummer for Finnish rockers MANNHAI. Electric is replacing Junior, who recorded four albums as the drummer for the band before jumping ship to Finnish "boy metal" band BLEAK. Commented Electric: "I did a few shows with MANNHAI ...

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THUNDERSTONE Begins Recording New Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to begin recording their fourth album. The band is currently working on 11 as-yet-untitled original tracks and two cover songs which will be included as bonus tracks on special-edition versions of the new album. You can read the band's studio diary and check ...

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PRIMUS Returns With Twin Releases In October

The mighty PRIMUS — bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim Alexander — return this fall with a formidable one-two-three punch. October 17 will bring twin releases: their first-ever retrospective CD "They Can't All Be Zingers: The Best Of Primus" (Interscope/UMe) and a new DVD "Blame It On The Fish" (on their own ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Warball' Audio Samples Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS has uploaded two short samples from its upcoming "Warball" abum — "Sonic Rebellion" and "Mr. Miracle" — at its official web site. Due on October 8 via Mascot Records, "Warball" was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. ...

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CELTIC FROST Launches New Video Online

Visionary extreme metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have captured their innovative and dark art in a new video clip for "A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh", a song taken from their first album in 13 years, "Monotheist". The fascinatingly gloomy clip was filmed by up-and-coming Swiss director Jessie Fischer (no relation to singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: More U.K. Dates Annonuced

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have added two more dates to their upcoming "Under The Earth UK 2006" tour. Support on the shows will come from BLACK RIVER PROJECT. The dates are as follows: Sep. 22 - The Shed, Leicester, UK Sep. 23 - The Attik, Rushden - Northampton, UK Sep. 24 - Nexus, Southampton, ...

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Ancient Symbolism - FEAR OF ETERNITY

Italy's FEAR OF ETERNITY consists of a single individual, Tilenni, who plays all instruments and produces his works. The style is a form of keyboard-based black metal despondency. Typically slow, doom-like tempos with guitar serving as more of a background instrument and Tilenni's croaky vocals are heard on albums like "Toward the Castle" and "Spirit ...

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ELVENKING Singer Promises 'Surprise' For Fans

Vocalist Damnagoras of the Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We all have returned from our summer holidays and we wanted to write a couple of lines here on the website. Very soon we will post an official statement about our upcoming new album! But ...

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DRAGONFORCE Schedules Vancouver Signing Session

U.K. extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE will be holding an after-show autograph session in Vancouver, B.C. on September 12 at the Scrape Records booth (around 11:00 p.m.) at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The band's latest album, "Inhuman Rampage", will be specially priced at the venue along with their two previous records, "Valley of the Damned" and ...

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THE BERZERKER Mainman: 'The New Material Is F*cking Insane'

Australia's THE BERZERKER is currently working on its fourth studio album for Earache Records. With 10 tracks currently in demo form, the band is waiting with baited breath to take this material into the studio and record yet another "earth-shattering" album of industrial grindcore. Working on the new album this time as always is mainman ...

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DEAD SYNDICATE Signs To BLACK MORNING STAR RECORDS

Black Morning Star Records has announced the signing of Virginia death metal band DEAD SYNDICATE. The group will record its full-length debut in November 2006 at Nightsky Studios in Waldorf, Maryland. A tentative January/February 2007 release is expected. DEAD SYNDICATE was born in the fall of 1997 as the brainchild of Michael Arcane and guitarist ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Embark On U.K. Headlining Tour

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will headline a nine-date U.K. tour, dubbed the "Under the Earth UK 2006" tour, in September. Support on the shows will come from BLACK RIVER PROJECT. The dates are as follows: Sep. 22 - The Shed – Leicester, UK Sep. 23 - TBA Sep. 24 - Nexus - Southampton, UK ...

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GOD.FEAR.NONE: New Song Posted Online

GOD.FEAR.NONE, the Greek death metal band featuring former SADWINGS members Jim Voutsas (guitar) and Chronis Katsamakas (guitar), along with drummer Kostis Papalexopoulos (WASTEFALL, ABSENT MINDEAD, ex-STAGNATE), has posted a new song, entitled "Uncommon", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's recently recorded promotional CD. The band is currently in the ...

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Void - INTRONAUT

A band that can create epic, churning technical metal juggernauts better than MASTODON, and make them seethe and creak like the most apocalyptic NEUROSIS endtime visions, with the scorched-earth battery of KEELHAUL at their most ferally fucked up… that's the promise made by INTRONAUT's debut EP, "Null", earlier this year. And it's a promise more ...

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METALLICA Guitarist Jams With TOOL In Hawaii

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett reportedly joined TOOL onstage during their headlining appearance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday (August 18). According to one TOOL fan's eyewitness account posted at the ToolNavy.com web site, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan introduced Hammett by saying, "We have a special guest tonight. He's ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Video Posted Online

DRAGONFORCE's new video for the song "Operation Ground and Pound" has been posted online at this location. The track comes off the U.K. extreme power metallers' third album, "Inhuman Rampage", which has sold 48,000 copies in the United States since its June release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The follow-up to 2004's "Sonic Firestorm" ...

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METALLICA On 'The Simpsons': Photo Available

METALLICA's much-anticipated appearance on "The Simpsons" will air as the program's season premiere on September 10, 2006 on the Fox network. Check out a photo at this location. The four members of METALLICA recorded their voices for the program last September. METALLICA joins a long list of artists who have been featured on ...

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PROFANE OMEN Sets Release Date For Debut Album

Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN will release its debut abum, "Beaten into Submission", on September 6 via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). "Beaten into Submission" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Adrenaline 03. Painbox 04. FMH (Fuck Me Hollow) ...

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