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PROFANE OMEN: Web Single Available For Download

Finnish death'n'roll band PROFANE OMEN have uploaded a "web single," entitled "Rewind", at this location. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Beaten Into Submission", due later in the year via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). PROFANE ...

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EWIGKEIT: Free EP Available For Download

U.K. progressive metallers EWIGKEIT (pronounced Ay-vish-kite) have released a free EP, entitled "Return to the Land of Fog". Commented EWIGKEIT mainman James Fogarty: "The idea was to revisit my favorite tracks from the 'Land of Fog' album. As these have largely not been heard by the people who have bought 'Radio Ixtlan' and the new ...

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SABATON To Release 'Attero Dominatus' In July

Sweden's SABATON will release their third full-length album, entitled "Attero Dominatus", on July 28 via Black Lodge Records. 11 songs were reportedly recorded for the follow-up to last year's "Primo Victoria". The CD's artwork is once again being handled by Mattias Norén of Progart Media. On May 13-14, a music video for the album's projected ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Mixing New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted the following message on their official web site: "Congratulations to Larry Howe [VICIOUS RUMORS drummer] who has been asked to play drums for W.A.S.P. on their U.S. and European tours this summer! And also to Carl Albert's [late VR singer] son, Keven Albert, guitarist for ...

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SATYRICON, KHOMA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

SATYRICON, HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word) and KHOMA are among the latest acts confirmed for Download festival, set to take place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, over the weekend of June 9-11 June. Download 2006 will go something like this: Friday, June 9: Main Stage: TOOL DEFTONES FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND COHEED & CAMBRIA SOULFLY STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE: New Album Samples Available For Download

Danish symphonic metallers EVIL MASQUERADE have posted audio samples from their upcoming album, "Third Act", on their official web site. "Third Act" will be issued in Japan and Southeast Asia on May 24 via Marqee/Avalon. European/North American release dates have not yet been announced. The CD was recorded at Stonelab (Copenhagen, Denmark), Lipton ...

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NICODEMUS Announce U.K. Tour

Portland-based progressive metallers NICODEMUS have announced that they will tour the U.K. for the first time in their career this July. Support act for dates will be Manchester, England-based goth metal band LIQUID SKY. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 16 - Stoke-On-Trent @ The Glebe Jul. 18 - Queensferry @ The Pentre Club Jul. ...

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Fly - BLIND GUARDIAN

BLIND GUARDIAN's last album, "A Night At the Opera", was the sonic equivalent of a brownie sundae. One the size of a large mixing bowl. A couple bites were awesome, but the whole thing was just too rich, too huge, too filling… just too everything. Stomachaches and the need for a restorative nap often resulted. ...

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Bestial - BLACK COBRA

Let's begin by giving thanks to the fine people at At a Loss Recordings for continuing to dredge up some of the angriest, angular, and utterly mind-fucking sonic trample in the universe. The trend ain't dead either. Now comes a two-man project called BLACK COBRA that fills every nook and cranny with down-tuned sludgy tones ...

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RAMMER: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Toronto thrash metal quintet RAMMER has confirmed the following select shows in Southern Ontario in support of their recently released debut album "Cancer" (Blue Fog Recordings): May 05 - Guelph, ON @ The Shadow May 06 - London, ON @ Call The Office May 11 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground Jun. 06 - Oshawa, ...

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ENSIFERUM Set Release Date For 10th Anniversary DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have set a June 14 release date for the DVD of their 10th anniversary celebration concert, which took place Dec. 31, 2005 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The band are planning on entering the studio in November to begin recording their third album for a tentative early February ...

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IGGY POP Working On New STOOGES Disc

Billboard.com is reporting that punk icon Iggy Pop has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boonies on a little river" in Florida writing music with his old band the STOOGES. The as-yet-untitled set, the legendary rock act's first since 1973, is due out next year via Virgin and will be ...

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NICODEMUS: 'Next In Nocturne' Video Posted Online

Portland-based progressive metallers NICODEMUS have unveiled the web premiere of their new longform conceptual video for the track "Next In Nocturne". The clip is now available at the band's web site, www.nicodemus.us. The video was directed by Joni DeRouchie, a Northwest-based independent filmmaker who has worked on projects such as "Remote Control" and ...

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KATAGORY V: New Album Delayed

Utah-based progressive/power metallers KATAGORY V have had the release date of their new album, "The Rising Anger", pushed back one month to May 23 from the previously announced April 25. A statement from Nightmare Records regarding the delay reads as follows: "Due to some unseen circumstances during mastering and the time frame of when the ...

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PEARL JAM: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PEARL JAM have announced the second leg of their 2006 U.S. tour in support of their new, self-titled album due out May 2. Leg two is scheduled to kick off on June 23 in Pittsburgh, PA and will finish on July 22 in George, WA. According to Billboard.com, the George show will be "an evening ...

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LIVING COLOUR Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

On April 16, LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid will release his third solo album and second featuring the backing of virtuosos called MASQUE. On "Other True Self", Vernon Reid exposes a vivid personal landscape. Each track illuminates one or another side of Vernon Reid: his African lineage in "Prof. Bebey", the Latin flavor of the ...

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ARCTURUS: 'Shipwrecked In Oslo' DVD Delayed

Due to "manufacturing issues," Season of Mist has pushed back the release date of the ARCTURUS DVD, entitled "Shipwrecked in Oslo", to May 22 from the previously announced April 24. The disc contains footage of the band's September 24, 2005 appearance at the Sonic Solstice Festival at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. Check out the "Shipwrecked ...

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The Trident - UNEARTHLY TRANCE

Relapse has a nose for sniffing out those special kinds of acts that usually bridge gaps, push boundaries, or possess that something extra to help set them apart from the rest of the herd. NYC's UNEARTHLY TRANCE is not quite as "out there" as vocalist/guitarist/noise-maker Ryan Lipynksy's black metal expeditionary force, THRALLDOM, but this third ...

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EMINENCE Announce New Bassist

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE have announced the additon of bassist Rodrigo Nunes to the group's rnaks. Nunes joins the band as the replacement for previous bassist Jairo Guedz (former SEPULTURA guitarist), who left EMINENCE due to "personal reasons" and "scheduling conflicts." EMINENCE are tentatively scheduled to record their new album at the Ferretti Studio in ...

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