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CLIVEAID 2006 Benefit Concert To Be Held In May

The organizers of Cliveaid, which was set up in 2004 as a fund-raising event for original IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr (who suffers from multiple sclerosis), have issued the following update on this year's event: "It is with great pleasure that we can announce this year's 'Cliveaid' show. As you may or may not know, ...

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EMINENCE Part Ways With Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE have parted ways with bassist Jairo Guedz (former SEPULTURA guitarist) due to "personal reasons" and "scheduling conflicts." "Jairo has been a fantastic musician [in] the band for six years," the group write in a statement. "We would like to thank Jairo Guedz for his contribution and wish him well in his ...

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METALLICA: Estonian Date Announced

METALLICA have added an Estonian date to their upcoming "Escape from the Studio '06" tour. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 03 - Nurburgring, GER - Rock Am Ring Festival Jun. 04 - Nurnberg, GER - Rock Im Park Festival Jun. 06 - Berlin, GER - Waldebuhne Jun. 08 - Arnhem, ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman Schedules New York City Date

GINGER AND THE SONIC CIRCUS, the new band formed by ex-THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger, will play their first U.S. date at Don Hills in New York City on April 4. Upcoming GINGER AND THE SONIC CIRCUS shows now include: Mar. 23 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Mar. 24 - Bradford, UK @ Rios Mar. 25 ...

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NICODEMUS Wrap Up Filming For 'Next In Nocturne' Video

Portland-based progressive metallers NICODEMUS have wrapped up the filming of a long-form conceptual video for the track "Next In Nocturne" from their current release "Vanity Is A Virtue" (Sonic Age Records). The video was directed by Joni DeRouchie, a Northwest-based independent filmmaker who has worked on projects such as "Remote Control" and "Bigger Than Jesus". ...

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WITCH To Embark On East Coast Tour

WITCH, the band featuring J. Mascis of DINOSAUR JR. on drums alongside members of FEATHERS, will be performing select dates in late March following a week of intensive gigging during the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. They will be showcasing material from their eponymous debut album (on Tee Pee Records), which was recorded at ...

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AMORPHIS: More 'Eclipse' Chart Positions Revealed

AMORPHIS's latest album, "Eclipse", has entered the German national chart at position No. 56, Austrian chart at No. 69 and Hungarian chart at No. 29. The CD, which debuted at the top of the Finnish chart, has since moved down to position No. 3. The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun", "Eclipse" was ...

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DRAGONFORCE Announce More North American Tour Dates

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have added two North American headlining dates as part of their "Inhuman Rampage World Tour". The band's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House Apr. 29 - Montreal, QC @ Medley Apr. 30 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and ...

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DRAGONFORCE: North American Tour Dates Announced

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have announced the following North American headlining dates as part of their "Inhuman Rampage World Tour": Apr. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House Apr. 29 - Montreal, QC @ Medley Apr. 30 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Festival May 01 - New York, NY ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform On Finnish TV Next Week

On Wednesday, March 8, AMORPHIS will appear live on Yle TV2's "Lista" show (web site) in Finland starting at 7:15 p.m. The first 50 fans to gather at the door of Yleisradio's Radiotalo (Radiokatu 5 D, Länsi-Pasila, Helsinki) will be invited inside to watch the show as studio guests. The program will re-air ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: First European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE will be embarking on a European tour beginning on April 1 in Oulu, Finland. Support will come from the following bands: DARK RISE (April 1 – April 16) RESURRECTURIS (April 18 – May 2) MASTER (May 2 – June 11) ZUUL FX (May 2 – May 31) The tentative routing ...

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DRAGONFORCE: Australian Dates Announced

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have announced three Australian headlining dates in May as part of the "Inhuman Rampage World Tour". They are as follows: May 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Hi Fi Bar May 16 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Arena May 17 - Sydney, AUS @ Gaelic Theatre DRAGONFORCE are currently on ...

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METALLICA Announce Japanese Tour Dates

METALLICA have added two festival appearances in Japan to their upcoming "Escape from the Studio '06" tour. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jun. 03 - Nurburgring, GER - Rock Am Ring Festival Jun. 04 - Nurnberg, GER - Rock Im Park Festival Jun. 06 - Berlin, GER - Waldebuhne Jun. 08 - ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE: New Album Due In March

Poison Arrow Records has announced a worldwide licensing deal with Trinity Records. The first release under this agreement will be the new album from the Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE, entitled "Resurrection of the Wicked". Due in March, "Resurrection of the Wicked" was recorded at the new Helgate Studio and was mixed at ...

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Ravenous Deathworship - THE DEVIANT

Sometimes a record brings absolutely nothing new to the table, isn't technically impressive, and seems likely to be filed among the many metal albums that slip through the cracks each year. But the material enclosed will be delivered with such heart-stopping intensity and malevolent gusto, the band manages to knock it out of the park ...

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Soothing Torture - INSENSE

An unconvincing mish-mash of styles marks the Stateside debut of Norway's INSENSE, a band who seem to have remembered to throw everything into their sonic stew — except compelling songwriting. Though it may be a novelty to hear a band from Oslo doing anything besides black metal, the resulting third-rate gumbo of MESHUGGAH, FEAR FACTORY, ...

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ELVENKING: European Dates With JON OLIVA'S PAIN Announced

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have announced the first details of their upcoming European tour as the support act for JON OLIVA'S PAIN (the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva). Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 15 - Herne, GER @ Gysenberghalle Apr. 16 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal Apr. 19 - ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Eclipse' Tops Finnish Album Chart

AMORPHIS's latest album, "Eclipse", has entered the official Finnish chart at position No. 1. View the whole chart at this location. AMORPHIS have lined up several festival appearances following their Neckbreaker's Ball European tour (also featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY), which is scheduled to take ...

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AMORPHIS: European Festival Appearances Announced

Finland's AMORPHIS have lined up several festival appearances following their Neckbreaker's Ball European tour (also featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY), which is scheduled to take place in April. The details are as follows: Jun. 30 - Jul. 2 - Tuska Festival in Helsinki, FIN Jun. 30 - ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS: Photos From PAMELA MOORE Sessions Posted Online

NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis's official web site has been updated with several photos taken during the recording sessions for his guest appearance on the new solo album from Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) recently finished mixing the effort, which ...

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The Great Cold Distance - KATATONIA

Three long, dismal years after the release of the landmark "Viva Emptiness", Swedish wrist-slitters KATATONIA deliver another monolith of obsidian sadness and bleak, visceral despair. Hard-edged and dynamic even as they concoct a sonic fog so gray and choking as to render life impossible, KATATONIA are that rarity in metal — an instantly-identifiable sound, carefully ...

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