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Ex-HEAVENLY Members Form New Band, Seek Singer

Former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums) have announced plans to form a new band. "We are currently looking for a singer, influenced by Dio, [John] Corabi, [David] Coverdale, [Graham] Bonnet, that kind of guys," the group write in a statement. "You may ask yourself (and you're absolutely right), ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER's video for "Slither", the first single off their upcoming "Contraband" debut, is available for viewing on the MTV.com web site at this location. As previously reported, the "Slither" clip, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SONIC YOUTH), follows club kids as they chase through underground tunnels ...

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Nerve Damage - SKINLAB

Despite having only three full albums in the can, these Bay Area die-hards have lovingly pieced together a two-disc celebration of their decade-long tenure, featuring demos, remixes, out-of-print EPs and all the kind of stuff lying around cassette drawers. Basically all the material you'd hope fans would go out and buy because they love you ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Makes A Video' To Air This Weekend

VELVET REVOLVER's "Slither" video and the accompanying show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" will now air on MTV2 on Saturday, May 1 at midnight, immediately following "Headbanger's Ball", according to a posting on the group's official web site. The video has already started running on MTV2, and will begin airing on Fuse this weekend. As ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video Premiere Postponed

The world premiere of VELVET REVOLVER's "Slither" video has been rescheduled from its originally announced April 29 air date, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The clip and the accompanying MTV2 show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" will be shown at an as-yet-undisclosed later date. As previously reported, the "Slither" clip, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video To Premiere On Thursday

VELVET REVOLVER's video for "Slither" will be the subject of the MTV2 show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" airing this Thursday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The show will be followed by the world premiere of the "Slither" video. The clip, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SONIC YOUTH), ...

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GLORIA MORTI: Debut Album Due In August

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have finished recording their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", for an August release through Japan's World Chaos Productions. Mixing sessions for the CD will take place between April 12 and 21 at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki. "Lifestream Corrosion" track listing: 01. Xanadu 02. Ephemeral Lifespan 03. The EnNightenment 04. The ...

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Sonic Firestorm - DRAGONFORCE

If you're big on impassioned warbling, fluttering keyboards and perma-galloping rhythms, the question is why go for DRAGONFORCE's second album specifically? Can it bring fresh joys to your record collection? The answer is, well, yes, although not — in the spirit of this breed of dramatic metal — a resounding yes to be trumpeted from ...

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CROWBAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced more dates as part of their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Jun. 25 – Koln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 – Herne, GER - Pressure Fest Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH - 013 Jun. 28 – Hamburg, GER - Knust Jun. 29 – Salzgitter, GER - Forellenhof ...

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Back To Times of Splendor - DISILLUSION

On the face of it, the industry-standard sleeve adorning "Back To Times of Splendor" (ghostly woman staring mournfully across arid landscape) does precious little to prepare you for the stupendously ambitious music that emanates from it. You also discover that the band is three essentially unknown guys from Germany attempting to piece together black, death, ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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CROWBAR Announce New Guitarist, Line Up European Tour Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce Mexican Dates

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced the details of their upcoming Mexican tour. The dates are as follows: May 26 - Puebla, Puebla, MEX @ Salon Los Angeles May 27 - Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX @ Hard Rock Live May 28 - Monterrey, N.L., MEX @ TBA May 29 - San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., MEX ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Enter German Album Chart At No. 74

CANNIBAL CORPSE's latest CD, "The Wretched Spawn", entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 74. According to the band's record label, Metal Blade Records, this is "pretty good, especially considering the fact that shitloads of copies were imported to Germany from abroad due to the more brutal artwork of that version." "The ...

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IMPERANON Set Release Date, Track Listing For Debut Album

Finland's IMPERANON have set "Stained" as the title of their debut album, due on May 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne and producer Titus Hjelm and was mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Support AXEL RUDI PELL In Europe

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE will be supporting AXEL RUDI PELL on a European tour in April/May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL Apr. 25 - Zeche - Bochum, GER Apr. 27 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER Apr. 28 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER Apr. 29 - Batschkapp - ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Name New Album

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have set "Fall Grave Silence" as the working title of their sophomore album, tentatively due this fall through Rage Of Achilles Records. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" will be recorded during June-July at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with engineer Nino Laurenne. "Fall ...

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THROES OF DAWN: New Music Posted Online

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have uploaded two sound clips from their forthcoming album, "Quicksilver Clouds", due in April through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The two songs, "Vertigo" and "Black Carbon Snow", are available for preview here. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August ...

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DRAGONFORCE: 'Sonic Firestorm' Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", has been posted online at this location. "Sonic Firestorm" is scheduled for release on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom. All the ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Single Due In May?

According to Herzeleid.com, the German magazine Sonic Seducer is reporting that the new RAMMSTEIN single will be called "Rosenrot" (Rose Red). The single is reportedly due at the end of May. RAMMSTEIN entered the studio in early November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new DRAGONFORCE track, titled "My Spirit Will Go On", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "My Spirit Will Go On" comes off DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", due on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at ...

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BLESSING THE HOGS Sign With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

San Francisco's BLESSING THE HOGS, the band featuring acclaimed producer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL), have signed a new deal with Goodfellow Records, the label responsible for releasing the group's previous album, "The Poisoning", in late 2002. "After over a year of ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Play Special Gig In Helsinki

THUNDERSTONE's concert at On the Rocks in Helsinki, Finland on March 3 will be "a very special show featuring acoustic versions (!) of THUNDERSTONE favorites, rare songs, killer covers and special guests!" according to a posting on the band's web site. "We are planning to make this an annual event, so be there to witness ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support W.A.S.P. In The U.K.

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will be supporting W.A.S.P. on their upcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Garage - Glasgow, UK May 05 - MDH - Manchester, UK May 06 - Rio's - Bradford, UK May 07 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK May 08 - Rock City - ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Announce Live Dates, Continue Writing New Material

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the following two dates in February/March: Feb. 13 – Kotka, FIN - Yellowstone Mar. 05 – Kouvola, FIN - Rytmikatti (w/ SCENT OF FLESH) OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin recording the follow-up to their highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" debut in the summer with engineer Nino Laurenne at ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Film Video For 'Decency Defied'

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello everyone, this Alex from CANNIBAL here with an update on our video shoot for the song 'Decency Defied'. "We shot the video on Jan. 25th, 2004 at St. Petersburg Florida's Club Venom. We want to say an extra ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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