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BURNING POINT: New Demo Samples Posted Online

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have uploaded audio samples of two new demo songs — "Nocturnal Sight" and "Bring Me Oblivion" — at their official web site. Check them out at this location. BURNING POINT released their latest, critically aclaimed album "Feeding Their Flames" in 2003 on Limb Music. The band consists of Pete Ahonen ...

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AMORAL: 'Bleeder' Live Video Posted Online

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have uploaded a live video of the song "Bleeder" at their official web site. The clip was shot on November 5 at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland and can be viewed at this location (Windows Media). "Bleeder" comes off AMORAL's second album, "Decrowning", available now on Spikefarm Records. AMORAL ...

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DRAGONFORCE Forced To Cancel New York Show

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will not be able to gain entry to the U.S. this time around to play the show at New York City's CBGBs on November 22. "The band are as stunned by this news as their fans who have waited a long time to see them ...

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ELVENKING: Live Shows Announced

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have set "The Winter Wake" as the title of their third album, due on January 27, 2006 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at Sherpa Studios (Italy), mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne and was mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussilla. ELVENKING have ...

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DISSECTION Part Ways With Bassist HAAKON FORWALD

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION have parted ways with recently recruited bassist Haakon Forwald (a.k.a. General K; MYRKSKOG, DISIPLIN). The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "As a result of bassist Haakon Forwald's family situation back home in Norway and his initiatory work with the Norwegian cell division of the Misanthropic Luciferian ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new DRAGONFORCE track, entitled "Through the Fire and Flames", is available for download at this location. The song comes off the London-based "extreme power metal" band's upcoming third album, "Inhuman Rampage", due on January 9, 2006. The follow-up to 2004's "Sonic Firestorm" was recorded at Thin Ice Studios in Virginia Water (Surrey) ...

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Conspiritus - EWIGKEIT

Seems that I ignored the last EWIGKEIT CD ("Radio Ixtlan"), casting it aside based on a "not my thing" sentiment, probably without even listening to it. I just may have to dig that bugger back up now that I have done a little reveling in "Conspiritus". What gets lost in all this talk of the ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Play One-Off Show in Tokyo

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will play a one-off special headlining show at Club One Two in Tokyo, Japan on December 6. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE will be supporting EDGUY on their European headlining tour beginning in early February. DRAGONFORCE have completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album, entitled "Inhuman Rampage". The follow-up ...

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ENSIFERUM To Film 10-Year Anniversary Show For Upcoming DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, will film their New Year's Eve 10-year anniversary concert at the Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland for an upcoming DVD. ENSIFERUM, who recently parted ways with drummer Oliver Fokin and replaced him with Janne Parviainen, will enter Sonic Pump studios ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Tracking Two More Songs For Upcoming Debut

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are continuing work on their debut album with producer Josh Abraham (KORN, COURTNEY LOVE, LIMP BIZKIT, VELVET REVOLVER) for a tentative early ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support EDGUY In Europe

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will be supporting EDGUY on their European headlining tour beginning in early February. Upcoming DRAGONFORCE shows: Nov. 20 - Capitole Theatre - Québec, Canada Nov. 22 - CBGB - New York, NY (w/ BEYOND THE EMBRACE) "Inhuman Rampage European Tour: The First Strike": Jan. 29 - Nottingham Rock City ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE Announce New Album Title, Release Date

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE have set "Pro Patria Finlandia" as the title of their ninth studio album, tentatively due on March 28, 2006 via Osmose Productions. The band will enter Sonic Pump studio in mid-November with producer Tapio Pennanen to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "All That You Fear". Songtitles set to appear ...

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EMINENCE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new EMINENCE track, entitled "Written in Dust", has been posted online at www.myspace.com/eminenceband. The song is a pre-production version of a cut that will appear on the Brazilian extreme metallers' next CD, tentatively due next year. As previously reported, EMINENCE recently uploaded a live video of the track "Hawking Radiation", recorded on ...

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9.0 Live - SLIPKNOT

There's plenty of people — many of them on the message boards of this site — who loathe SLIPKNOT, some for reasons that are legitimate (at least in their eyes), others simply because they're haters. Like every band that does something out of the ordinary, the nine-piece group from Iowa is an acquired taste. Despite ...

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ORANGE SKY To Support YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On U.S. Tour

Trinidad-based rock band ORANGE SKY has just been named the opening act for the upcoming fall 2005 U.S. tour by guitar wizard YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. ORANGE SKY will be promoting its Granite Records debut CD, "Upstairs", and DVD, "Live In Trinidad", on the 17-date run of shows from October 31 to December 7. Band members include ...

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DISSECTION To Play Two Exclusive Shows Based On Classic Albums

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will play two exclusive headlining concerts focusing solely on the old songs. The first show is scheduled for December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH), while the second one will take place on January 28 at the Winternoize Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. These shows ...

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Eden Fire - SONIC SYNDICATE

Young label Pivotal Rockordings (from the same folks who brought you Pivotal Rage webzine) did well for themselves by signing Sweden's SONIC SYNDICATE as its first act. Ranging in age from a mere 17 to a ripe old 22, the members of this sextet have crafted a mature, confident album of Swedish-style melodic death metal ...

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DRAGONFORCE Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Bass player Adrian Lambert has announced that he is to leave DRAGONFORCE with immediate effect. [Being] the father of a young son, the increasingly busy tour schedule of the band has precluded him from spending time with his child. ...

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GIANT SQUID Sign With THE END RECORDS

Northern California's GIANT SQUID have inked a deal with The End Records. GIANT SQUID garnered the attention of eclectic indie-metal label The End Records with their self-released first album, "Metridium Field", engineered by legendary veteran producer of heavy music, Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, HIGH ON FIRE, MR. BUNGLE). This original release, featuring the concussion-inducing beats ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Complete Work On New Album

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have completed work on their new album, entitled "Resurrection of the Wicked". The CD was recorded at the new Helgate Studio and was mixed at Tonebox Studio by Kakke Vähäkuopus. The band recorded a total of 15 tracks, 10 of which will be chosen for the album's ...

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Kings of Damnation: 98-04 - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

I like Zakk Wylde as much as the next guy, his denim-and-leather-clad, grease-stained, beer-swilling aesthetic always welcome in my house. While I'll probably always prefer albums like "Stronger than Death" and "Sonic Brew" to those released since (with the possible exception of "1919 Eternal"), I can't say that there has been anything Mr. Wylde released ...

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SEVENDUST To Perform On 'The Mancow Show'

SEVENDUST will be making two national radio appearances on Monday, October 24. That morning they'll appear live on "The Mancow Show" from the program's Chicago studio starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. They'll be performing three songs from their latest effort, "Next", and answering questions from host Mancow. Fans should check www.mancow.com for station ...

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'God Save The Queen - A Punk Rock Anthology' DVD Due In December

THE EXPLOITED, GBH and DEAD KENNEDYS are among the artists featured on the "God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology" DVD, due on Decemebr 6 via Music Video Distributors. This 75-minute DVD includes twenty-one live and studio performance video clips from the best old-school punk bands. It's a collection that best exemplifies roots ...

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