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OSI: Vinyl Version Of New EP Due Next Week

Burning Shed has set an October 9 release date for the vinyl version of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) EP, featuring three remixes of "Free" album tracks. InsideOut Music will release a CD version of the EP, which will also include a video for the song "Free" directed by Andreas Nilsson. The EP ...

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The Black Flame - WOLF

When WOLF first came onto the scene, their self-titled album cover sported a freaky-looking lupine fella, sort of a denim-and-leather Disco Stu as imagined by Maurice Sendak. Musically, the band stuck out like a fistful of sore thumbs, too — the power metal revival was kicking into high gear, but many of its Johnny-come-lately practitioners ...

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BESTIAL MOCKERY Is 'Back From Beyond The Grave!'

Swedish black/thrash metal band BESTIAL MOCKERY, who previously announced on its web site that the group was "going down into the grave" following the alleged passing of its bassist Devilpig, has issued the following update: "After extensive nocturnal rites under the harvest fullmoon with the guidance of the Aghori Kharma men's of the ...

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HELSTAR To Headline CALIFORNIA BURNING STAR METAL FEST

The reunited HELSTAR has been confirmed as the headlining act for the 2006 California Burning Star Metal Fest, set to take place August 5-6 at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, CA. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, August 5 (show starts at 1:00 p.m.): HELSTAR NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS NIHILIST CAGE WITHER ...

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BARCODE: First Song With New Singer Posted Online

Danish hardcore bruisers BARCODE have uploaded the first new track featuring the group's latest addition, DEMOLITION INC. singer SS Graveyard. Check out the song "Glassjaw" at this location. Comments the band about their new frontman: Think Phil Anselmo meets Gary Meskil and you'll have an idea of his potential. "Butch's abrupt departure from ...

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OSI Complete Work On 'Free' Video, Plan EP Release

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, recently completed a music video for the title track of their sophomore album, entitled "Free". The clip, which directed by Andreas Nilsson, is now being released to video outlets worldwide. The ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Film 'Victims Of Violence' Video This Week

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will start filming a video for the track "Victims of Violence" this week with director Dave Paul (DISTURBED, FIREBALL MINISTRY, SKANK) of DP Filmworks. The clip will be filmed at a military vehicle graveyard in Wisconsin. "Victims Of Violence" comes off the band's upcoming album, "War Zone", due on June ...

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The Cult is Alive - DARKTHRONE

That buzzing guitar sound, the way the songs groove in a rock and roll kind of way, the shroud of malevolence darkening the proceedings, and a fuck-off punk rock attitude. This is DARKTRHONE all right. On the duo's 12th album, "The Cult is Alive", Fenriz and N.Culto sound as convincing as ever, the release further ...

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Two New MÖTLEY CRÜE Books Released For Rock Lovers

Publisher Chronological Crue has announced the release of two brand-new MÖTLEY CRÜE books, titled "Mötley Crüe Down Under: On Tour with The Carnival of Sins" and "What Mötley Crüe Means to Me: Crüeheads Share Their Stories". Now available from CafePress (web site), the paperbacks give rock music lovers a unique insight into life ...

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Artisans of Cruelty - OCTAGON

A delightful romp through lo-fi U.S. black metal, heavy on the sadomasochism, misogyny and good old-fashioned violence. This is that bottom-of-the-trashcan stuff you either love or hate, with almost comically bad vocals and sub-basement production, but OCTAGON manage to be creepily compelling in their orgy of primal lust and murder. Musically, OCTAGON capture the off-the-rails ...

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THE INBREDS To Record New EP

Anticulture Records stoner metal kings THE INBREDS are preparing to enter the studio to record follow-up material to 2004's "Groove Drenched Warfare". Bexley's favourite alcoholics will be recording six brand new booze fuelled songs at Resident Studios, North London, from February 17 until February 23. These will be released in the form of a mini-album ...

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MUDVAYNE Rumored To Be Opening For KORN On U.S. Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN will hold a press conference tomorrow (Friday, January 13) to announce the details of its upcoming North American tour. The band will convene at 4:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles for the event. The graveyard was founded in 1899 and is the final resting place for ...

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GOATSODOMIZER Begin Recording Debut Album

Swedish "cryptrobbers" GOATSODOMIZER have entered Blueflame Productions Studio to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Last Entertainment Productions. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Sodomized til Death", "Raping My Graveyard" and "UltraViolentGruesomeSlaughter". More information will be made available soon. ...

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DARKTHRONE To Release New Album In February; Details Revealed

Legendary Nowegian black metallers DARKTHRONE will be releasing their twelfth album, entitled "The Cult is Alive", in February 2006 via the group's newly rekindled partnership with Peaceville Records. A single, "Too Old, Too Cold", will precede the album in January. The track listing for both releases is as follows: "Too Old, Too Cold" single (projected ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Visits BON SCOTT's Grave

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "I'm sitting here in Perth, Australia having just returned from Bon Scott's grave. I went with Paul Miles, Jozie and Kimo. We all flew in from Adelaide (MOTÖRHEAD too) and went straight from the airport to the graveyard. Bon really was ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: Holiday In Cambodia

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Tonight is the last show in Japan. We've had a great time. I received some amazing gifts and spent time doing something I've never done: taking photos. "I was given a great book from a fan called 'The Wall of Fools' ...

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MONGREL To Open For MISFITS In New Hampshire

Nashua, NH-based aggressive punk band MONGREL have announced that they will be opening for legendary punk band the MISFITS for the second time on Sunday, November 13 at Mark's Showplace in Bedford, NH. The current line-up of the MISFITS includes Jerry Only, Dez Cadena (ex-BLACK FLAG), and drummer Robo. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. ...

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Halloween Wedding For HIRAX Member

HIRAX bassist Angelo Espino will marry his girlfriend of three years, Shannon Breshears, on October 31. The ceremony will take place in a graveyard setting and will be performed by former REVEREND drummer Jason Ian (brother of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian). HIRAX are preparing for their first-ever tour of Japan in late November. The band ...

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DARKTHRONE: Boxed Edition Of 'Preparing For War' Anthology To Include Extra Material

Peaceville Records will shortly release a boxed special edition of DARKTHRONE's "Preparing for War" anthology (originally issued in 2000), which covers more rare tracks and includes a DVD of rare interview and live footage. DARKTHRONE recently completed work on their twelfth album, their first under the group's newly rekindled partnership with Peaceville Records. Songtitles set ...

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CRISIS Bassist Leaves Band; Auditions To Be Held

CRISIS have announced the departure of Gia Wang, the group's bass player for the last 12 years. "Due to family commitments, Gia will be unable to continue to be a part of the CRISIS collective," reads an official press release. "The band wishes Gia well in all his future endeavors. "Nick Weitzel, a friend of ...

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DEATHCHAIN: New Album Samples Available For Download

Finnish death/thrash metal act DEATHCHAIN have uploaded several audio samples from their upcoming sophomore album, "Deathrash Assault", at their official web site. The follow-up to 2004's "Deadmeat Disciples" is scheduled for release on October 12 in Finland and October 31 in the rest of the world. "Deathrash Assault" track listing: 01. Return of the Nemesis ...

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