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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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SONIC SYNDICATE: Live Dates Announced

Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS) have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 28 - Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Nov. 03 - Nyköping, SWE – Rockroad Nov. 26 - Alingsås, SWE – Fabriken Dec. 09 - Falkenberg, SWE – Lusthuset Dec. 10 - Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock Dec. ...

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NICODEMUS Seek Keyboard Player

Portland-based goth metallers NICODEMUS are seeking a full-time keyboard player for recording and touring. Keyboards on the band's previous albums had been handled by vocalist/bassist Christopher Morris. The group have decided to enlist the talents of a full-time keyboard player for future releases and tours. Interested candidates must be willing to relocate to the Pacific ...

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EMINENCE Begin Work On New Material

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE, who feature in their ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due next year. So far, one track has been completed: "Written in Dust". As previously reported, EMINENCE recently uploaded a live video of the track "Hawking Radiation", recorded on ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Make U.S. Live Debut At New York's CBGB

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will make their long-awaited U.S. live debut by playing a headlining show at the CBGB in New York on November 22. This will be DRAGONFORCE's only U.S. headlining concert this year. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE have completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album, entitled "Inhuman Rampage". The follow-up ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Release 'Inhuman Rampage' In January

London-based metallers DRAGONFORCE have completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album, entitled "Inhuman Rampage". The follow-up to 2004's "Sonic Firestorm" contains eight brand new songs and will be released on January 9, 2006. The album recording sessions were made at Thin Ice Studios in Virginia Water (Surrey) and guitarist Herman Li's own studio in ...

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DISSECTION: Early Albums To Be Reissued

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers have reacquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire in December. Both albums are currently out of print and ...

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GAMMACIDE: 1990's 'Victims Of Science' Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Long out of print and available on CD for the first time, GAMMACIDE's 1990 release, "Victims of Science", has been reissued. All nine tracks of ripping thrash metal intensity have been digitally remastered for maximum sonic damage. As a special bonus, six extra tracks have been included: the four ultra-brutal tracks from the 1991 demo ...

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AKERCOCKE To Tour Europe With MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE

After crushing the U.K. in October with a brace of shows and the unleashing of the beast that is new album "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", British Satanic metallers AKERCOCKE have announced they will be teaming up with MORTICIAN and BLOOD RED THRONE to lay waste to the continent that will formerly ...

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DYSRHYTHMIA To Enter Studio In December

DYSRHYTHMIA will be entering B.C. Studios in Brooklyn, NY with engineer Martin Bisi (SWANS, SONIC YOUTH, JOHN ZORN) in early December to record their new album, entitled "Barriers and Passages". "Barriers and Passages" is set for a spring 2006 release. A demo version of a new DYSRHYTHMIA track, entitled "Sleep Decayer", is available for download ...

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WINTERSUN Announce Working Title For New Album

WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, have set "Time" as the working title of their new album, tentatively due late 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut album (released last September) will be recorded in May 2006 at Sonic Pump Studios with producer Nino Laurenne. "The ...

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AMORAL: 'Decrowning' International Release Date Pushed Forward

The international release date for Finnish techno-thrashers AMORAL's second album, "Decrowning", is now October 10 and not November 21 as previously announced. The Finnish release date for the CD is still October 5. "Decrowning" was mastered on August 4 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. AMORAL signed a deal with Spikefarm in July 2004 following ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Work On New Album

Finland's AMORPHIS completed the final mix for their new album on Saturday, September 24 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki with Mikko Karmila (who previously worked with the group on their "Am Universum" CD). The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki with engineer Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). ...

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AKERCOCKE: New Songs Posted Online

Two brand-new AKERCOCKE tracks, "Verdelet" and "The Penance", have been posted online at www.myspace.com/akercocke. The songs come off the U.K. black/death metallers' fourth album, "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", tentatively due in early 2006 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Choronzon", "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" ...

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Solace - ION DISSONANCE

"Solace" defined: "A source of comfort or consolation." My ass! In a brutal twist of sarcasm, Montreal's ION DISSONANCE has eschewed all that is commercially accessible and aurally pleasing, opting instead for an involuntary sonic enema. Fans of fellow Canadian psycho-core madmen DESPISED ICON, as well as SWARM OF THE LOTUS, PREMONITIONS OF WAR, and ...

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ARCTURUS: 'Sideshow Symphonies' Enters Swedish Hard Rock/Metal Chart At No. 19

Norwegian extreme metal band ARCTURUS have entered the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal chart at position No. 19 with their latest release, "Sideshow Symphonies". As previously reported, ARCTURUS' live performance at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on Saturday, September 24 as part of the Sonic Solstice festival will be broadcast/streamed live on the Internet. The concert will ...

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ARCTURUS To Participate In Online Chat

Norwegian extreme metal band ARCTURUS will participate in an online chat on Friday (September 23) on the web site of Norway's second-largest newspaper, Dagbladet. To submit questions to the band, fill in the title of your question in the "Tittel" field, your question in the "Spørsmål" field, your name in the "Navn" field ...

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ENSIFERUM Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have officially parted ways with drummer Oliver Fokin. "As some of you may have already noticed, there's been a new man behind the drums at the live concerts during the past six months," the group write on their web ...

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AMORPHIS: Russian Tour Dates Announced

Finnish hard rockers AMORPHIS have lined up two dates in Russia in early November. The details are as follows: Nov. 03 – St. Petersburg, RUS @ Port Club Nov. 04 – Moscow, RUS @ CDK MAI AMORPHIS recently entered the Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to start the recording process for their follow-up to last ...

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BUCKCHERRY To Play 'Secret' Show In West Hollywood

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY will reportedly play a "secret" club show on Thursday, September 22 at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California under the name ALL LIT UP. Also appearing on the bill will be THE CHELSEA SMILES. As previously reported, BUCKCHERRY will be embarking on a Japanese tour in November in ...

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ARCTURUS: SONIC SOLSTICE Performance To Be Webcast

ARCTURUS' live performance at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on Saturday, September 24 as part of the Sonic Solstice festival will be broadcast/streamed live on the Internet. The concert will also be recorded/produced for release on DVD. To watch the concert online, visit www.gigs.no. You will need a Windows operating system, Windows Media Player ...

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DKT/MC5 To Play Special Concert With SUN RA ARKESTRA

Detroit's DKT/MC5, whose current touring lineup includes former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Glilby Clarke, will perform with the SUN RA ARKESTRA, the legendary avant-garde big band and free-jazz pioneers now directed by Marshall Allen, on Saturday, September 17 at at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in California. DKT/MC5 features the three surviving, original members ...

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