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MINISTRY And REVOLTING COCKS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

MINISTRY and its offshoot project the REVOLTING COCKS will be teaming up for a summer 2006 U.S. tour. More information will be made available during the coming months. REVOLTING COCKS' current lineup includes MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark ...

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CHIMAIRA: New Music Coming Soon

Roadrunner Records has issued the following CHIMAIRA press release: "It's been almost exactly two years since the release of CHIMAIRA's genre-defining metal opus 'The Impossibility of Reason'. Filled with crushing anthems like 'Pure Hatred' and 'Power Trip', the album was direct and to the point, spewing pure sonic vitriol. Touring in support of 'Impossibility' saw ...

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DISSECTION: New Album Update

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the Light's Bane". The recording is taking place at Black Syndicate Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. THE DEATHSTARS' Nightmare ...

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AMORAL To Record New Album In July

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, we made it back home with no major losses or injuries (not counting cut fingers, stitched legs, lost phones and clothes or permanently damaged livers...) The atmosphere on the bus couldn't have possibly been any better than it was, ...

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DEVILDRIVER Check In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We had a four-day drive from california to Flint, MI to start out the States Turn Blue To Gray tour with MACHINE HEAD. First date, a sold-out show at The Machine Shop (May 6). The next day we stayed in ...

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PROFANE OMEN Schedule German Tour Dates

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN will shortly hit the road to do their first gigs outside Finland. The band's current mini-CD, "Adrenaline", was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was produced by Panu Willman (ex-ENTWINE/BEFORE THE DAWN, currently in DARK FILTH FRATERNITY). PROFANE OMEN will be teaming up with ...

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The Nihilist Demos - NIHILIST

If you're any kind of death metal fan, you recognize some of those song titles above as classic ENTOMBED cuts. NIHILIST was the band that spawned not only ENTOMBED, but UNLEASHED (formed by Johnny Hedlund upon NIHILIST's breakup in 1989). In the span of a short two years, before morphing into ENTOMBED, this band laid ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Live Album To Be Issued On Vinyl

Osmose Productions will be releasing a double 10" version of IMPALED NAZARENE's first-ever live album, entitled 'Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces', according to a posting on the group's web site. "We will be working on the layout soon and this jewel will be out during summer 2005," the band write. As previously reported, ...

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Catch Thirty Three - MESHUGGAH

Without repeating the MESHUGGAH praise you've read a thousand times before, I'll simply point out that the importance of this band is without bound. The problem with what has been written about MESHUGGAH since the release of "Nothing" lies in the opinions of what this band is supposed to be about, and what I believe ...

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First CORROSION OF CONFORMITY/CROWBAR Tour Dates Announced

CROWBAR have been confirmed as direct support on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's upcoming summer headline tour. Set to kick off June 2 at The Vogue in Indianapolis it is planned to run into early July. The tour is CROWBAR's second U.S. run in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden". "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" ...

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DEATHSTARS Completing Work On New Album

DEATHSTARS guitarist Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. Nightmare Industries) has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "We've been busy as hell over here, I moved to Stockholm back in November and it's been chaotic but creative ever since. "Me and Skinny [bass] has opened up a studio called Black Syndicate Studios where we ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Music Posted Online

Two brand-new DEVILDRIVER tracks, "End of the Line" and "Hold Back the Day", have been posted online at the Roadrunner Records web site. "End of the Line" and "Hold Back the Day" come off DEVILDRIVER's sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's ...

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AKERCOCKE: New Axeman Aboard

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE have officially announced the addition of former BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock to the group's ranks. "After surviving his recent Satanic baptism with great aplomb at a one-off show in Hamburg, Mr. Wilcock was offered the position, which he duly accepted," according to a press release. "The Satanic death metallers are currently ...

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IMPERANON Part Ways With NUCLEAR BLAST, Seek New Label Home

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have posted the following update on their official web site: "January 2004 after the recordings of 'Stained', Aleksi [Sihvonen, guitar] went to the military and got out on July when Jaakko [Nylund, drums] started his service. Jaakko got out April 7th 2005. "At some point we got an e-mail from ...

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CROWBAR To Tour With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY This Summer

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have abandoned plans to embark on a U.S. headlining tour during June/July. According to a post on the group's wbe site, CROWBAR are now working out details to tour with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY during that time. CROWBAR are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", ...

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SEXTUS: Former ALICE COOPER Guitarist Releases New CD

SEXTUS, the new project of former ALICE COOPER guitarist Eric Dover, has released its new CD, "Stranger than Fiction", in Weed file format. According to a press release, "sharing Weed is not illegal; it is the future of music file sharing. With it you can hear SEXTUS tracks free three times and then purchase them ...

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CROWBAR: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced the following U.S. dates during May/June: May 29 - Creepy Crawl - St. Louis, MO May 30 - TBA May 31 - El Terrson - Kansas City, MO Jun. 01 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN Jun. 02 - Bricktown Live - Oklahoma City, OK Jun. 03 - Gypsy ...

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SUBSONIC's New Video To Feature Model ANGEL DAWN MASSIE

The second video from SUBSONIC's "No Such Soul" CD will feature model Angel Dawn Massie, who is perhaps best known for her photos for Dean Guitars. The video, which is being shot in Chicago next week, is being directed by Jason Meudt of Vision 4 Films and is the follow-up to the the first single, ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: 'Death Comes' Release Date Announced

Osmose Productions has set a May 9 European release date for the first-ever live album by Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE, entitled 'Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces'. Recorded last December at Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland, 'DCI26CSP' features 26 songs from the band's catalogue, including songs from their 7" EPs. The album was ...

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ILL NINO: Recording Update From Band's A&R Rep

ILL NINO are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Confession". The band's Roadrunner Records A&R rep has checked in with the following update: "I can tell you that the guys have recorded fifteen songs 12-13 of which will end up on the finished album. And while every band always tells you that ...

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MACHINE MEN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic metal act MACHINE MEN have inked a deal with Century Media Records. Earning a reputation as an excellent live band, these young musicians (in their early 20s) created quite a buzz in the realm of melodic metal with their self-titled MCD (2002) and their debut album, "Scars & Wounds", which was released in ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand' Track Listing Revealed

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" was produced by Colin Richardson (MACHINE ...

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