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Caustic Music for the Spiritually Bankrupt - ATOMIZER

There is evolution in music and then there is revolution. ATOMIZER's "Caustic Music for the Spiritually Bankrupt" is without a doubt of the revolutionary variety compared to previous albums of a more traditional black/thrash nature. I for one would have loved to hear what Melbourne's own Jason Healey (bass/guitar/vocals/damn-near-everything) did next. Alas, that's not going ...

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The Harvest Floor - CATTLE DECAPITATION

To this day, I remained impressed and honestly somewhat intimidated by the apex of extreme that is CATTLE DECAPITATION's "Karma.Bloody.Karma", and slight doubts stirred as to whether or not the band could surpass said album, or simply repeat themselves with its follow up. After all, when a group stretches their sound to its farthest reaches, ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

TWISTED SISTER has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HEAVEN AND HELL (UK) IN FLAMES (S) ZZ TOP (USA) TWISTED SISTER (USA) DREAM THEATER (USA) EUROPE (S) FOREIGNER (USA) HAMMERFALL (S) MOTÖRHEAD (UK) VOLBEAT (DK) ...

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CRADLE TO GRAVE Guitarist To Guest On 'Hard Beyond Driven'

Ex-AGGRESSION guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe, who currently plays in the Vancouver, British Columbia-based band CRADLE TO GRAVE, will be interviewed live tonight (Monday, February 9) on the Toronto, Ontario, Canada heavy metal radio show "Hard Beyond Driven". You can listen to the program live between 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. EST 5: at

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MEGADETH Mainman's Daughter Reports From CES; Video Available

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's 10-year-old daughter Electra — who co-hosts Animal Planet's hit TV show "Faithful Friends" — and friends interviewed key figures from the electronic industry at the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) conference in Las Vegas, asking serious questions about going green. Some of these company's include Mattel, EA Games, Microsoft, Sony, Samsung ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: New Video Interview Available

Angel Of Metal conducted an interview with British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN at the Hard Rock Hell II festival, which was held in early December 2008 in Prestatyn, Wales, U.K. Watch the 10-minute chat below. ORANGE GOBLIN has postponed the recording sessions for the band's new album "due to unforeseen circumstances." According to the group, "complications ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: Album Recordings Postponed

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have issued the following update: "ORANGE GOBLIN regret that plans to record a new album in May have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Complications beyond the band's control have meant that we have fallen behind schedule with the writing process and a decision was made to put the recording back ...

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MEGADETH Mainman's Daughter To File TV Reports From CES Conference In Las Vegas

Beginning January 17, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's 10-year-old daughter Electra Mustaine — who co-hosts Animal Planet's hit TV show "Faithful Friends" — together with a host of 3D animated characters, and "Faithful Friends" co-host Wanda Goldberg (who is married to retired professional wrestler Bill Goldberg), will introduce the going green segment, "Close Your Eyes and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'H2': Sneak Peek At MICHAEL MYERS' New Mask

Wayne Toth, creator of special makeup effects for countless films, including Rob Zombie's "Halloween", "House of 1000 Corpses", "The Devil's Rejects", "From Dusk til Dawn", "Army of Darkness" and many more, is back to work creating the "latest and greatest" version of Michael Myers for Zombie's upcoming "Halloween" sequel, tentatively titled "H2". Rob says, "If ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Opens Up About Decision To Direct 'Halloween' Sequel

According to The Pulse of Radio, Rob Zombie's little brother, POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider, spoke with his sibling about his return to the director's chair for the upcoming "Halloween" sequel, tentatively titled "H2". In an interview at Fearnet, where Spider is a contributor, Zombie that his decision to return to the franchise "took me by ...

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ZZ TOP Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ZZ TOP has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH (S) BLACKFOOT (USA) BULLET (S) DREAM THEATER (USA) ENFORCER (S) ERIC SARDINAS (USA) EUROPE (S) FORBIDDEN (US) FOREIGNER (USA) H.E.A.T (S) HAMMERFALL (S) HEAVEN ...

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CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS: FEAR FACTORY Will 'Come Together Eventually'

MetalSucks recently conducted an interview with FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers. Olde Wolbers recently handled vocal production for New Jersey metallers GOD FORBID's new album "Earthsblood" (Feb. 24, Century Media) and is currently recording with his side project ARKAEA, which also features FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, THREAT SIGNAL vocalist Jon Howard ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer To Perform At Benefit Concert

METAL CHURCH vocalist Ronny Munroe will play at the Royal Bear in Algona, Washington on December 20 as part of a benefit concert. Also scheduled to appear are MECHANISM, SHADES OF SANITY and SILVER. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will be donated to local teenage rocker Alex Macomber through the Pink Pillow Foundation to benefit ...

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POSSESSED: More Dates Announced

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED have added shows in San Marcos and Seattle to their itinerary. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 19 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues Jun. 05 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle Jun. 06 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven The San ...

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LIVING COLOUR Seeking Original Images For New Album Cover

LIVING COLOUR is compiling material for a new album entitled "The Chair in the Doorway". The band would like fans, non-fans, and photographers to participate in this process by submitting original images conveying their interpretation of "The Chair in the Doorway". The image could become artwork for the next LIVING COLOUR album! Commented guitarist Vernon ...

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TEXTURES: 'Awake' Video Available

"Awake", the new video from the Dutch progressive metal band TEXTURES, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Dutch filmmaker Rob Hodselaar who worked on numerous documentaries as well as videos for Dutch artists as GEM and ROOM ELEVEN. The production was handled by David Leite from Hazazah. For the video, the band ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: For My Wife's Memory And To Honor Her, I Will Continue

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE), whose wife, Debbie Hartland, died late last month after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the hospital, has released the following statement: "Thank you all for your support through this most difficult time. "Some weeks before Debbie had her first brain haemorrhage, we were talking about ...

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TEXTURES: 'Silhouettes' To Be Released On Vinyl

The vinyl version of "Silhouettes", the latest album from the Dutch progressive metal band TEXTURES, will be released on November 12 through Garden of Exile Records. The LP will be limited to 500 copies and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. The artwork will be printed on extra-thick cardboard gatefold jacket with golden foil print. The vinyl ...

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TEXTURES: New Video Interview Available

Eric Faber of Imhotep conducted an interview with vocalist Eric Kalsbeek of the Dutch progressive metal band TEXTURES after the group's September 25, 2008 concert in Oslo, Norway. Watch the chat in two parts below. TEXTURES will film a video for the song "Awake" from the band's current album "Silhouettes". The clip will ...

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POSSESSED Pulls Out Of Germany's WAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED have cancelled their appearance at the Way Of Darkness III Festival, set to take place October 2-4 in Bamberg, Germany. According to the group's drummer Emilio Marquez (who also plays in California's SADISTIC INTENT), sole remaining original member Jeff Becerra (vocals), who has been wheelchair bound for more than ...

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TEXTURES To Film 'Awake' Video

Dutch progressive metal band TEXTURES will film a video for the song "Awake" from the band's current album "Silhouettes". The clip will be directed by Dutch filmmaker Rob Hodselaar who worked on numerous documentaries as well as videos for Dutch artists as GEM and ROOM ELEVEN. The production will be handled by David Leite from ...

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