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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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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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