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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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VIO-LENCE Debut To Be Reissued In June

Megaforce Records will reissue VIO-LENCE's classic debut album, "Eternal Nightmare", on CD on June 28, 2005. Produced by John Cuniberti between February and April 1988 at Music Grinder and Alpha & Omega studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, "Eternal Nightmare" sees brutal, speed-thrash riffage collide with a lightning-fast barrage of lyrics. The result: ...

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H.I.M.: Festival Appearances Announced

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming months: Jun. 03 - Rock Im Park - Nürnberg, GER Jun. 05 - Rock Am Ring - Nürburgring, GER Jun. 11 - Download Festival - Donington, UK Jul. 09 - Ruisrock - Turku, FIN Aug. 13 - Summer Sonic - Tokyo, JPN ...

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HEVEIN: New Single Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of the new HEVEIN single, "iOta", has been posted online at the group's official web site. Due on April 6 via Spinefarm Records, the "iOta" single consists of the title cut and "Worth Fighting For". The recording was mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and was mastered ...

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Anomalies - CEPHALIC CARNAGE

An apt title if there ever was one, if CEPHALIC CARNAGE's twisted style of mind fucking grindcore and death metal isn't anomalous in a world of pretenders and imitators, then please restate your definition of the term. It will come as no surprise to anyone that has spent any time at all with "Lucid Interval" ...

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The Pale Haunt Departure - NOVEMBERS DOOM

Being the best American doom metal band is sorta like being the best Italian chef in Des Moines. You may kick ass, but a lot of purists are gonna hold your address against you before they've sampled a bit of what you have to offer. NOVEMBERS DOOM has been dealing with this stigma since their ...

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SONIC X Release Debut Album Via Z RECORDS

Toronto-based hard rockers SONIC X have just released their self-titled debut CD on Z Records. "It's great to see the classic bands such as MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, and even BILLY IDOL releasing new material and touring," said Adam Troy, lead singer for SONIC X, "It is very timely for what is happening with SONIC ...

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AKERCOCKE To Play First Gig Since Guitarist's Departure

The U.K.'s premier (and best dressed!) death metallers AKERCOCKE are set to play an exclusive one-off show at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday, March 17. The gig will mark the group's first live performance since guitarist Paul Scanlan left the band (he has since been replaced by ex-BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock). Also appearing ...

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THE BLACK HALOS Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Vancouver, Canada's "most decadent rock outfit to date" THE BLACK HALOS have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. Although there have been a plethora of punk and rock revivalists over the years, THE BLACK HALOS look to a slightly different golden age than that of THE CLASH and BUZZCOCKS; THE HALOS are more ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Finally folks. IMPALED NAZARENE celebrates 15 years of chaos and drunken mayhem this year. To celebrate this achievement, we proudly present 'Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces', our first official live album. "Recorded last December at Tavastia club in ...

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SILVER GINGER 5: 'Black Leather Mojo' Reissue To Include Bonus Disc

SILVER GINGER 5, the band featuring THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger and ex-ELECTRIC BOYS frontman/current HANOI ROCKS guitarist Conny Bloom, will have their "Black Leather Mojo" collection re-released this month by Sanctuary Records. The two-CD set features all the tracks from the original Japanese release, plus a bonus disc featuring live tracks and demos from the ...

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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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SINISTHRA: Debut Album Details Revealed

SINISTHRA (formerly NEVERGREEN), the Finnish band featuring current AMORPHIS frontman Tomi Joutsen, will release their full-length debut, "Last of the Stories of Long Past Glories", on May 13 via Arise Records. The CD was recorded last summer at Sonic Pump studios and features a sound best described as "metal with all the most common metal ...

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ELVENKING: Studio Diary Posted Online

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have launched a studio diary for their third album at their official web site. Check it out at this location. The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" is being recorded at the group's own Sherpa Studios while the mixing will take place at Sonic Pump studios in Finland with Nino ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Taiwanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have just signed a licensing deal with Rock Empire Music and Screaming Shout Records in Taiwan, republic of China. The group's debut album will be released in Taiwan on June 1. The Japanese release will take place on May 25 via King ...

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