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THE PANIC CHANNEL Tracking Two More Songs For Upcoming Debut

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are continuing work on their debut album with producer Josh Abraham (KORN, COURTNEY LOVE, LIMP BIZKIT, VELVET REVOLVER) for a tentative early ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support EDGUY In Europe

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will be supporting EDGUY on their European headlining tour beginning in early February. Upcoming DRAGONFORCE shows: Nov. 20 - Capitole Theatre - Québec, Canada Nov. 22 - CBGB - New York, NY (w/ BEYOND THE EMBRACE) "Inhuman Rampage European Tour: The First Strike": Jan. 29 - Nottingham Rock City ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE Announce New Album Title, Release Date

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE have set "Pro Patria Finlandia" as the title of their ninth studio album, tentatively due on March 28, 2006 via Osmose Productions. The band will enter Sonic Pump studio in mid-November with producer Tapio Pennanen to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "All That You Fear". Songtitles set to appear ...

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EMINENCE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new EMINENCE track, entitled "Written in Dust", has been posted online at www.myspace.com/eminenceband. The song is a pre-production version of a cut that will appear on the Brazilian extreme metallers' next CD, tentatively due next year. As previously reported, EMINENCE recently uploaded a live video of the track "Hawking Radiation", recorded on ...

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9.0 Live - SLIPKNOT

There's plenty of people — many of them on the message boards of this site — who loathe SLIPKNOT, some for reasons that are legitimate (at least in their eyes), others simply because they're haters. Like every band that does something out of the ordinary, the nine-piece group from Iowa is an acquired taste. Despite ...

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ORANGE SKY To Support YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On U.S. Tour

Trinidad-based rock band ORANGE SKY has just been named the opening act for the upcoming fall 2005 U.S. tour by guitar wizard YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. ORANGE SKY will be promoting its Granite Records debut CD, "Upstairs", and DVD, "Live In Trinidad", on the 17-date run of shows from October 31 to December 7. Band members include ...

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DISSECTION To Play Two Exclusive Shows Based On Classic Albums

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will play two exclusive headlining concerts focusing solely on the old songs. The first show is scheduled for December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH), while the second one will take place on January 28 at the Winternoize Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. These shows ...

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Eden Fire - SONIC SYNDICATE

Young label Pivotal Rockordings (from the same folks who brought you Pivotal Rage webzine) did well for themselves by signing Sweden's SONIC SYNDICATE as its first act. Ranging in age from a mere 17 to a ripe old 22, the members of this sextet have crafted a mature, confident album of Swedish-style melodic death metal ...

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DRAGONFORCE Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Bass player Adrian Lambert has announced that he is to leave DRAGONFORCE with immediate effect. [Being] the father of a young son, the increasingly busy tour schedule of the band has precluded him from spending time with his child. ...

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GIANT SQUID Sign With THE END RECORDS

Northern California's GIANT SQUID have inked a deal with The End Records. GIANT SQUID garnered the attention of eclectic indie-metal label The End Records with their self-released first album, "Metridium Field", engineered by legendary veteran producer of heavy music, Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, HIGH ON FIRE, MR. BUNGLE). This original release, featuring the concussion-inducing beats ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Complete Work On New Album

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have completed work on their new album, entitled "Resurrection of the Wicked". The CD was recorded at the new Helgate Studio and was mixed at Tonebox Studio by Kakke Vähäkuopus. The band recorded a total of 15 tracks, 10 of which will be chosen for the album's ...

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Kings of Damnation: 98-04 - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

I like Zakk Wylde as much as the next guy, his denim-and-leather-clad, grease-stained, beer-swilling aesthetic always welcome in my house. While I'll probably always prefer albums like "Stronger than Death" and "Sonic Brew" to those released since (with the possible exception of "1919 Eternal"), I can't say that there has been anything Mr. Wylde released ...

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SEVENDUST To Perform On 'The Mancow Show'

SEVENDUST will be making two national radio appearances on Monday, October 24. That morning they'll appear live on "The Mancow Show" from the program's Chicago studio starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. They'll be performing three songs from their latest effort, "Next", and answering questions from host Mancow. Fans should check www.mancow.com for station ...

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'God Save The Queen - A Punk Rock Anthology' DVD Due In December

THE EXPLOITED, GBH and DEAD KENNEDYS are among the artists featured on the "God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology" DVD, due on Decemebr 6 via Music Video Distributors. This 75-minute DVD includes twenty-one live and studio performance video clips from the best old-school punk bands. It's a collection that best exemplifies roots ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: Live Dates Announced

Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS) have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 28 - Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Nov. 03 - Nyköping, SWE – Rockroad Nov. 26 - Alingsås, SWE – Fabriken Dec. 09 - Falkenberg, SWE – Lusthuset Dec. 10 - Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock Dec. ...

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NICODEMUS Seek Keyboard Player

Portland-based goth metallers NICODEMUS are seeking a full-time keyboard player for recording and touring. Keyboards on the band's previous albums had been handled by vocalist/bassist Christopher Morris. The group have decided to enlist the talents of a full-time keyboard player for future releases and tours. Interested candidates must be willing to relocate to the Pacific ...

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EMINENCE Begin Work On New Material

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE, who feature in their ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due next year. So far, one track has been completed: "Written in Dust". As previously reported, EMINENCE recently uploaded a live video of the track "Hawking Radiation", recorded on ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Make U.S. Live Debut At New York's CBGB

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will make their long-awaited U.S. live debut by playing a headlining show at the CBGB in New York on November 22. This will be DRAGONFORCE's only U.S. headlining concert this year. As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE have completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album, entitled "Inhuman Rampage". The follow-up ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Release 'Inhuman Rampage' In January

London-based metallers DRAGONFORCE have completed work on their eagerly anticipated third album, entitled "Inhuman Rampage". The follow-up to 2004's "Sonic Firestorm" contains eight brand new songs and will be released on January 9, 2006. The album recording sessions were made at Thin Ice Studios in Virginia Water (Surrey) and guitarist Herman Li's own studio in ...

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DISSECTION: Early Albums To Be Reissued

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers have reacquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire in December. Both albums are currently out of print and ...

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GAMMACIDE: 1990's 'Victims Of Science' Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Long out of print and available on CD for the first time, GAMMACIDE's 1990 release, "Victims of Science", has been reissued. All nine tracks of ripping thrash metal intensity have been digitally remastered for maximum sonic damage. As a special bonus, six extra tracks have been included: the four ultra-brutal tracks from the 1991 demo ...

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AKERCOCKE To Tour Europe With MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE

After crushing the U.K. in October with a brace of shows and the unleashing of the beast that is new album "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", British Satanic metallers AKERCOCKE have announced they will be teaming up with MORTICIAN and BLOOD RED THRONE to lay waste to the continent that will formerly ...

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DYSRHYTHMIA To Enter Studio In December

DYSRHYTHMIA will be entering B.C. Studios in Brooklyn, NY with engineer Martin Bisi (SWANS, SONIC YOUTH, JOHN ZORN) in early December to record their new album, entitled "Barriers and Passages". "Barriers and Passages" is set for a spring 2006 release. A demo version of a new DYSRHYTHMIA track, entitled "Sleep Decayer", is available for download ...

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