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IRON MAIDEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK: Photos Available

IRON MAIDEN were officially inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk Friday evening (August 19). Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for their album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie" — to the sidewalk gallery outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, according to the Associated Press. Check out pictures ...

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DISSECTION: South American Tour Dates Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have lined up the following South American dates during September: Sep. 02 - Sao Paulo/SP (BRAZIL) - Hangar 110 Sep. 04 - Porto Alegre/RS (BRAZIL) - Manará Sep. 09 - Santiago (CHILE) - Teatro Gabriela Mistral Sep. 10 - Caracas (VENEZUELA) - La Casa Del Artista As previously reported, DISSECTION ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: 'Eden Fire' To Surface In September

Florida's Pivotal Rockordings has set a September 13 release date for the debut album from the Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS), entitled "Eden Fire". "Eden Fire" was recorded at StudioMega (THE CROWN, BESEECH) in Varberg, Sweden. A 90-second MP3 clip of the song "Lament of Innocence" can be heard at

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DRAGONFORCE Guitarist To Broadcast For BBC WORLD SERVICE

Hong Kong-born guitarist Herman Li of the London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will broadcast for the BBC World Service program "The Music Feature - China's Music Revolution". This series explores the last great untapped music market for record companies — China. It looks at the rock/pop music scene and at how the influence of ...

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MINISTRY: 'The Great Satan' Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of "The Great Satan", a previously unreleased MINISTRY track, taken from the group's upcoming 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "RaNtologY" is scheduled for release on September 27 via Sanctuary Records. The 15-track release features "redux, remixes and alt mixes" by ...

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SHENOAH Call It Quits

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have officially disbanded. Founders Jason Hager (guitar, ex-CHIMAIRA) and Ben Hollowell (bass, ex-RINGWORM) are currently pursuing YEARS OF FIRE, while Vince DiFranco (guitar, ex-ERASE THE GREY) and Matt Danko (drums) are keeping busy with their new project SONIC TRANSMISSIONS. Meanwhile, ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK

IRON MAIDEN will be inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood Rockwalk, located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution ...

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Counting Hallways to the Left - EMBRACE THE END

Sacramento's EMBRACE THE END are another in a long line of metalcore bruisers on the Abacus label, albeit the more brutal end of metalcore with plenty of deathcore parts and absolutely no crooning. As devastating as the music may be, it's not devoid of melody; the Swedish style melodic twin guitar leads make sure of ...

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BUCKCHERRY: New Song Posted Online

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have posted a brand-new song, entitled "Crazy Bitch", on their MySpace.com page. "Crazy Bitch" comes off the group's forthcoming third CD, "Fifteen", which will be released on Universal in Japan in October. The follow-up to 2001's "Time Bomb" was produced by guitarist Keith Nelson and is expected ...

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MINISTRY: First 'RaNtologY' Audio Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of the track "No W Redux", taken from MINISTRY's upcoming 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "RaNtologY" is scheduled for release on September 27 via Sanctuary Records. The 15-track release features "redux, remixes and alt mixes" by MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen ...

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BUCKCHERRY: New Lineup Revealed; Third Album Due In October

It is now confirmed that reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY will be playing a "secret" club show tonight (August 5) at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California The band will hit the stage at around 8:30 p.m. under the name THE CHERRY BROTHERS. Headlining the concert will be MOLLY HATCHET. This will be ...

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EMINENCE: Live Video Posted Online

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE, who feature in their ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have uploaded a live video of the track "Hawking Radiation", recorded on the band's 2005 European tour at TSR in Geneva, Switzerland. Check it out at this location. "Hawking Radiation" comes off the band's latest CD, "Humanology", ...

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MINISTRY: 25th Anniversary Collection Due In September

Sanctuary Records has set a September 27 release date for MINISTRY's 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY". The 15-track release features "redux, remixes and alt mixes" by MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen and the previously unreleased "The Great Satan", heralding the forthcoming 2006 MINISTRY release, "Rio Grande Blood", according to a posting on the group's web site. ...

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BUCKCHERRY To Play 'Secret' Club Show In California

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY are rumored to be planning a "secret" club show at Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California on Friday, August 5. The band, who will allegedly appear under the name THE CHERRY BROTHERS, will be opening for MOLLY HATCHET. As previously reported, BUCKCHERRY have been confirmed for the Summer Sonic ...

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The Sirens of Silence - SWARM OF THE LOTUS

How exactly does a band follow up an earthquake of an album like "When White Becomes Black", a disc that is equal parts MASTODON girth, KEELHAUL pugilism, and SWARM OF THE LOTUS' own style of split lip racket-core? You make an even better album…that's how! On "The Sirens of Silence", the band takes all the ...

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DRAGONFORCE Cancel RAISMESFEST Appearance

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have been forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at the Raismesfest in France in September. "Certain assurances were given to the band which have not been fufilled forcing this situation," reads a posting on the group's web site. In other news, DRAGONFORCE have announced their debut shows in Ireland. ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Begin Work On New Material

Guitarist Markus Vanhala of the Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM has issued the following update: "Harri Pikka and I have updated our guitar arsenal with a Gibson Flying-V and a Gibson Les Paul! "OMNIUM GATHERUM have started composing the new stuff for the next album which is planned to be recorded next spring. The first ...

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An Answer Can Be Found - CKY

CKY has been an anomaly in the hard rock world. Not quite heavy metal, but possessing a heavy sound and attitude and rabid fan base (as evidenced by fan response to recent critical reviews of the group), the band has managed to forge a unique identity over the course of three albums that keeps them ...

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DESTYNATION Sign With SONIC AGE RECORDS

Swedish heavy metal band DESTYNATION (formerly ETERNIA) have inked a deal with Greece's Sonic Age Records. The band, who hail from Ornskoldsvik in the northern parts of Sweden, have been spreading their message and music since 1997. Their debut album, "Tales of Power" (issued under their previous moniker), was released in March 2002 and was ...

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NAPALM DEATH, VOIVOD, BRUTAL TRUTH Featured On DIE KREUZEN Tribute Album

Legendary Milwaukee punk/hardcore kings DIE KREUZEN have beeen honored by an Erosion Records tribute compilation featuring both local Wisconsin and national artists, including VOIVOD, NAPALM DEATH and BRUTAL TRUTH. Liner Notes were written by Thurston Moore of SONIC YOUTH and the disc is packaged in a limited-edition cardboard Arigato pak. "Lean into It", released on ...

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PAMELA MOORE: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Sister Mary' Begins Recording New Album

Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entered Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas on Wednesday (July 6) with renowned producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) to begin recording a new album featuring material co-written with Benjamin Anderson of RORSCHACH TEST. In a ...

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ELVENKING To Master New Album This Month

ELVENKING's third album is scheduled to be mastered by on July 26 at Finnvox studios in Finland by Mika Jussila. A late 2005 release via AFM Records is expected. The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at the Italian folk/power metal band 's own Sherpa Studios and was mixed at Sonic Pump studios in Finland ...

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22-Year-Old Tennessee Native Crowned GUITARMAGEDDON 2005 Winner

Screaming amps and sonic electricity merged on June 18, 2005 at the Wiltern LG Theater during Guitar Center's Guitarmageddon 2005 grand final competition. Utilizing a percussion-inspired and funk-laden performance, Tennessee native Robert Provine blitzed the crowd with his finest chops to capture the title of the nation's best undiscovered guitarist. For his efforts, Provine will ...

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