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ALICE IN CHAINS Performs LED ZEPPELIN's 'Kashmir' At Seattle's Qwest Field; Video Available

ALICE IN CHAINS played at halftime during the Seattle Seahawks 33-30 overtime loss last Sunday (September 14) to the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle's Qwest Field. The 12-minute performance in front of 67,000 people featured a cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir" accompanied by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS To Enter Studio In October

ALICE IN CHAINS will enter the studio in October to begin recording its first all-new studio effort since 1995's self-titled third album. According to an online posting by The Baldy — whose job is "to travel the world with ALICE IN CHAINS and send photos, videos and blog entries back to [the webmasters] at AliceInChains.com" ...

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HENRY ROLLINS And CHARLES MANSON Were Penpals

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has revealed to NME.com that he exchanged letters with the serial killer Charles Manson. Rollins said that the pair wrote to each other a few times in the '80s after Manson took a shining to Rollins after seeing him on MTV. Rollins explained: "He wrote me a letter ...

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'ZETRO' SOUZA Completes Tracking Vocals For TENET Debut

Guitarist Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ZIMMERS HOLE) has issued the following update on TENET, his project also featuring Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL) on drums, Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT) on lead guitar, Byron Stroud (FEAR FACTORY) on bass and Steve "Zetro" Souza (EXODUS, LEGACY) on vocals: "Well, I'm back from ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Checks In From Mexico

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has issued the following update: "We have been rehearsing with the band in Monterrey, Mexico for couple of days. Everything went perfect with the help of the local promoter and some friends. And we are ready to rock tonight! It was really nice to meet the people of the band ...

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Ex-MISFITS Singer MICHALE GRAVES Starring In 'Perkins 14' Movie

Former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves recently got back from Romania where he guest-starred in the Massify/After Dark Films production "Perkins 14". Graves plays Eric Ross, the love interest of the lead female Daisy Hopper (Shayla Beesley), and is introduced in story while strumming an acoustic guitar and singing one of his new songs, "Blackbird". "Perkins ...

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INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST: More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Indianapolis Metal Fest, set to take place September 26-27 at Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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DAGON: New Album Sample Available

Hailing from Texas, DAGON was formed in 2003 and has released the "Architects of the Black Crown" demo in 2005, and a full-length album, "They Who Abideth Amidst the Poison", in 2006, both out on Desastrious Rex. A second full-length album, "In Desolationem Per Nefandum", is now available through Fire of Fire, a division of ...

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The Ruiner - MADE OUT OF BABIES

Having not heard either of MADE OUT OF BABIES' previous two releases, I went into "The Ruiner" completely cold and perhaps a bit naïve. Between the head-scratching cover that proudly displays a hefty pair of Neanderthal breasts and the fact that the band is a part of The End Records' eclectically diverse roster, I didn't ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Norway's MOTSTØY Festival

Finland's FINNTROLL has been confirmed for this year's Motstøy festival, set to take place October 10-11 at Sliperihallen in Notodden, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANEKDOTEN ANTI-DEPRESSIVE DELIVERY BENEA REACH FINNTROLL GORGOROTH IN SALVO KOLDBRANN LEPROUS SATYRICON SHINING THE FLOWER KINGS VREID For more information, visit www.motstoy.com. ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Confirmed For INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH has been added to the list of main-stage performers at this year's edition of the Indianapolis Metal Fest, set to take place September 26-27 at Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. ...

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AMORPHIS: Expanded 'Far From The Sun' Reissue Available

The European branch of Nuclear Blast Records has released an expanded reissue of AMORPHIS' 2003 album "Far From The Sun". The new release contains the five bonus tracks that had previously only been available on the U.S. edition of the album, including an acoustic version of the title track, as well as the video clip ...

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SHINING: New Video Interview With NIKLAS KVARFORTH Available

Niklas Kvarforth, leader of the Swedish black metal band SHINING, was interviewed by Radio Metal at the Hellfest on June 21, 2008 in Clisson, France. Watch the chat in three parts below. SHINING's sixth album, "VI / Klagopsalmer", was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson and is scheduled for release later in ...

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ENSLAVED To Perform At Norwegian Jazz Festival Tomorrow

Extreme metallers ENSLAVED and the Norwegian progressive/experimental rock band SHINING will take the stage at the Moldejazz (Molde International Jazz Festival) festival in Norway tomorrow (Saturday, July 19) for a very special collaboration. Drawing inspiration from old Norse mythology, doomsday cults, science fiction, prog and jazz, the two bands will join forces to present the ...

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ONSLAUGHT Issues METALCAMP Recap

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have issued the following update: "Another new country for ONSLAUGHT and yet another great festival, Slovenia's Metalcamp! "We had the pleasure to visit Slovenia a little while back and have always wanted to return there as it is such a beautiful place to spend some time. So we were all real ...

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HELLSAW's 'Phantasm' To Be Released On Vinyl

Austrian black metallers HELLSAW are set to release the vinyl version of "Phantasm" in August via Austria's Bloodred Horizon Records. The album will come in a gatefold cover and will include a poster. The first 100 copies will be made available on colored vinyl. The nine-track LP was produced by DARK FORTRESS' Victor Bullok, and ...

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INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST: More Bands Confirmed

Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival. The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: BLACK CHAPEL BLEED THE ...

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KITTIE, DIVINE HERESY, DEW-SCENTED Confirmed For INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST

Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival. The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: BLACK CHAPEL BLEED THE SKY ...

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Alive from the Apocalypse - UNEARTH

Now damnit, this is what a music DVD should be all about! I've not even thought about UNEARTH for several months, although I've always found them to be a great metal band that makes great metal albums and puts on fantastic live shows. "Alive from the Apocalypse" features a ferocious performance from the band in ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS: New Song Available For Free Download

Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have made a new song from their forthcoming fifth album, "The Arrogance of Ignorance", available for free download. According to the band, "The song is called 'Some Things Seem So Easy' and it is a shining example of the diversity of OCEANS OF SADNESS. It grows from an almost ...

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PEPPERMINT CREEPS Drummer Dead At 34

Drummer Traci Michaelz of the long-running Hollywood, California glam-metal band PEPPERMINT CREEPS passed away on Friday, June 13 after the group's concert in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was 34 years old. According to the surviving members of PEPPERMINT CREEPS, "the cause of death is still unknown" and will likely take several weeks to determine. Commented ...

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SHINING: New Album Title Changed; Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish black metallers SHINING have changed the title of their upcoming sixth album to "VI / Klagopsalmer" from the previously announced "Tillbaka P Ruta Ett" (Back to Square One). The new CD was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson and is scheduled for release later in the year via Osmose Productions. "VI ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS: New Song Posted Online

Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have posted a new song from their forthcoming fifth album, "The Arrogance of Ignorance", on their MySpace page. According to the band, "The song is called 'Some Things Seem So Easy' and it is a shining example of the diversity of OCEANS OF SADNESS. It grows from ...

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