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TESTAMENT To Work On New Studio Album In Early 2007

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following update: "Just back from a whirlwind of shows, starting with ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO on the East Coast (touring with new projects by Dave Ellefson [ex-MEGADETH] and Marc Rizzo [SOULFLY, ex-ILL NINO], respectively) followed immediately by TESTAMENT on the West Coast and Europe (hottest summer in 100 years ...

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ELVENKING Singer Promises 'Surprise' For Fans

Vocalist Damnagoras of the Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We all have returned from our summer holidays and we wanted to write a couple of lines here on the website. Very soon we will post an official statement about our upcoming new album! But ...

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ILL NIÑO: New EP Title, Track Listing Revealed

On October 24, ILL NIÑO, the world re-known bi-lingual Latino metal sextet, will release a new five-song EP, "The Undercover Sessions", comprised of three of their favorite cover songs from bands they loved growing up as fans, and two brand new songs — all overseen by legendary producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN, OZZY ...

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ANKLA Bassist Hospitalized

During ANKLA's Midwest and East Coast tour with NONPOINT, SILENT CIVILIAN and SEEMLESS, the group's bassist, Edgar Gonzalez, had a seizure after an August 19 show at Mokena, IL, where he was hospitalized for two days. Due to his health, he had to return to Los Angeles and will be unable to finish the tour. ...

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GODHEAD, ILL NINO, RA To Team Up For U.S. Tour

GODHEAD will team up with ILL NINO and RA for a five-week U.S. tour beginning in late September. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. GODHEAD will release its new album, "The Shadow Line", on August 29 in the U.S. and September 4 in the rest of the world through new label Cement Shoes ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Embark On U.K. Headlining Tour

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will headline a nine-date U.K. tour, dubbed the "Under the Earth UK 2006" tour, in September. Support on the shows will come from BLACK RIVER PROJECT. The dates are as follows: Sep. 22 - The Shed – Leicester, UK Sep. 23 - TBA Sep. 24 - Nexus - Southampton, UK ...

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PROFANE OMEN Sets Release Date For Debut Album

Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN will release its debut abum, "Beaten into Submission", on September 6 via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). "Beaten into Submission" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Adrenaline 03. Painbox 04. FMH (Fuck Me Hollow) ...

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GOREFEST Replaces ILL NINO At Holland's LOWLANDS Festival

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST have replaced ILL NINO on the billing of this year's Lowlands festival, set to take place August 18-20 in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands. "So... what one thinks would be within reach and with some effort possible won't happen and what one didn't expect to happen in a million years falls more or ...

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IMPERANON: New Demo Samples Available

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have uploaded several audio samples from their recently completed five-song demo at their official web site. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Corroded 02. Dead in the Water 03. Wound 04. Trendhold 05. Set It Off IMPERANON recently parted ways with bassist Eki Nurmikari ...

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IMPERANON Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have issued the following update: "Since Eki Nurmikari [bass] had to go to the Great Southern Germany after his work, he couldn't be part of IMPERANON no longer, for no more than practical reasons. Eki leaving, we faced another line-up change in the band. After long discussions between the remaining ...

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ILL NINO Cancels European Tour

ILL NINO has cancelled its previously announced European tour. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "It is with sincere regret that we must announce that ILL NINO will not be able to perform its upcoming European tour. Danny Couto, ILL NINO's percussionist, and also semi-pro skateboarder, was in a skateboarding accident ...

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MACHINE MEN To Enter Studio Next Month

Vocalist Antony of the Finnish melodic metal act MACHINE MEN has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "If you have wondered why there is so quiet like in a church — the reason is simple. We have been in a local bar all days watching football and drinking beer. And we ...

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ILL NIÑO Signs With CEMENT SHOES RECORDS

ILL NIÑO drummer Dave Chavarri has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "OK, everybody, we want to fill you in on what's presently going on with ILL NIÑO. Let me start by saying that the split between Roadrunner and ILL NIÑO was an amicable split, and that we're thankful for all ...

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ENSIFERUM Announces Release Date For New Album

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM will enter the studio in November to begin recording their third album for a tentative February 21, 2007 release through Spinefarm Records. ENSIFERUM recently entered the Music DVD chart in their home country at position No. 2 with their "10th Anniversary Live" (Spinefarm) effort. The disc was recorded ...

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AMORPHIS: New Dates Announced

Following their appearance at the Scooprock Festival in Mikkeli, Finland on Friday, September 15, AMORPHIS will play a one-off club gig at Nosturi in Helsinki on Saturday, September 16. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 21. In other news, a brief AMORPHIS feature has been included in Imperiumi/MeduusaÄäni's Finnish Metal Expo special, which ...

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ILL NINO Parts Ways With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

ILL NINO has parted ways with Roadrunner Records less than a year after the release of its third album, "One Nation Underground". The band, who recently completed a number of U.S. and European dates with guitarist Diego Verduzco filling in for Jardel Paisante (who is said to be dealing with "personal family problems"), will make ...

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ENSIFERUM: '10th Anniversary Live' DVD Enters Finnish Chart At No. 2

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have entered the Music DVD chart in their home country at position No. 2 with their "10th Anniversary Live" (Spinefarm) effort. The disc was recorded at the band's 10th-anniversary celebration concert, which took place December 31, 2005 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. ENSIFERUM are planning on entering the ...

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MICHALE GRAVES To Perform MISFITS Set In New Jersey

Former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves will reportedly perform a full set of MISFITS material on Thursday, July 6 at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. Also appearing on the bill are BLITZKID, 84 and AMERICAN BARFIGHT. Graves' solo album, "Punk Rock Is Dead", was released in June 2005 via Horror High Records. The CD was written, recorded ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Beaten Into Submission' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN have revealed the track listing for their debut abum, "Beaten into Submission", due in September via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). "Beaten into Submission" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Adrenaline 03. Painbox 04. ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Issues Post-Tour Update

GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official MySpace profile: "We did a month of touring in the States in May-June with ILL NINO, SILENT CIVILIAN, BLEED THE SKY, and EYES OF FIRE. We had a great time with all the guys on this tour. It was certainly a ...

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