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EVILE Announces U.K. Signing Sessions

British thrashers EVILE have scheduled several signing sessions at Pulp stores during their U.K. tour. Details can be found on the poster below. EVILE recently announced the addition of bassist Joel Graham to the group's ranks. Graham joined EVILE following the tragic death of their previous bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5, ...

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SHRINEBUILDER: New West Coast Dates Announced

SHRINEBUILDER — the project that features in its ranks Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS) — has scheduled the following dates: March 02 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah March 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo March 04 - Los ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Parts Ways With Bassist

Bassist Joel Graham has left RISE TO ADDICTION — the British band which features in its ranks former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar) — and has joined British thrashers EVILE. RISE TO ADDICTION states, "It's a real shame, but Joel's replacement is already in rehearsals, so there won't be much downtime ...

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EVILE: First Photo Of New Lineup Released

The first photo of the new EVILE lineup, featuring the band's new bassist Joel Graham, can be viewed below. Graham joined EVILE following the tragic death of their previous bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5, 2009 while the group was on tour in Sweden. Joel previously played in the Yorkshire metal band ...

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VADER Frontman Issues Year-End Update

Guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish death metallers VADER has issued the following update: "On behalf of VADER commando, I would like to wish you extremely metal year 2010! Let it be a fulfillment of your dreams and expectations!!! I also take the occasion to briefly summarize the past year 2009. "It was another hard-working ...

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Russian Rockers PUSHKING Preparing To Release All-Star Album

Russian rockers PUSHKING are putting the finishing touches on the on their new all-star album entitled "The World As We Love It" (formerly known as "Pushking - Duets"). The CD was produced by Fabrizio Grossi and is being mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles by Tom Baker, who has previously worked with ALICE COOPER, ...

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EVILE Announces New Bassist

British thrashers EVILE have revealed the identity of their new bassist, who joins the band following the tragic and untimely death of their late bassist, Mike Alexander. Mike Alexander passed away on October 5, 2009 while the band was on tour in Sweden. EVILE members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the ...

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VADER: Video Interview Posted Online

German online magazine Whiskey-Soda.de conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish death metallers VADER prior to the band's September 24, 2009 concert in Berlin, Germany. Watch the 20-minute chat (in English) at this location. As previously reported, VADER is seeking a U.S.-based session guitarist for the upcoming "Killfest 2010" tour ...

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VADER Seeking Session Guitarist For U.S. Tour

Polish extreme metallers VADER are seeking a U.S.-based session guitarist for the upcoming "Killfest 2010" tour with OVERKILL (headliner), GOD DETHRONED, WARBRINGER and EVILE. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka, who has been touring and recording with VADER for the past year, recently reformed DECAPITATED and will be unavailable ...

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KEEL: New Album Samples Available

Reactivated '80s hard rockers KEEL will release their new album, "Streets Of Rock & Roll", on January 29, 2010 in Europe and February 9 in the USA on Frontiers Records. The new recording contains twelve new rock anthems in the tradition of KEEL's classic "The Final Frontier", "Keel", and "Lay Down The Law" albums: commercial ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: New Munich Footage Available

Video footage of legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) November 25, 2009 performance in Munich, Germany can be viewed below. As previously reported, U.K. label Voiceprint has just released Bonnet's first two solo albums — "Graham Bonnet" and "No Bad Habits" — on CD. "Graham Bonnet" was released on ...

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VADER Frontman Interviewed In Montreal

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek of Polish extreme metallers VADER when the band played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 8, 2009. Watch the chat below. VADER's new album, "Necropolis", sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The ...

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SABBAT's MARTIN WALKYIER Interviewed; Audio Available

Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal) recently conducted an interview with British vocalist Martin Walkyier (SABBAT, SKYCLAD). The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. In late October, Walkyier issued the following update regarding his current musical activities: "It is my great pleasure to announce that I am currently ...

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SHRINEBUILDER Live In West Hollywood; Video Available

Video footage of SHRINEBUILDER — the project that features in its ranks Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS) — performing a couple of songs (including a cover of JOY DIVISION's "24 Hours") on November 11, 2009 at the Viper Room in West ...

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IRON MAIDEN Meets 'Monty Python'

Bryan Reesman of Attention Deficit Delirium reports: IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson recently attended the New York premiere of the IFC documentary "Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut)", for which he was interviewed. It is airing through Thursday and comes out on DVD next week. MAIDEN fans have long known that ...

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SABBAT's MARTIN WALKYIER Working On New THE CLAN DESTINED Material

British vocalist Martin Walkyier (SABBAT, SKYCLAD) has issued the following update: "It is my great pleasure to announce that I am currently working upon writing and recording some brand-new material for THE CLAN DESTINED. "Due to the literally thousands of emails and messages I've received from you kind people via the THE CLAN DESTINED website ...

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AL ATKINS' HOLY RAGE: New Song Posted Online

HOLY RAGE, the band led by original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins, has uploaded a new song, "A Void to Avoid", to the group's MySpace page. The track includes a special guest appearance by Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll ...

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ALCATRAZZ: European Dates Announced

Having completed successful gigs in Japan, U.S., Bulgaria and Mexico, ALCATRAZZ featuring Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, IMPELLITTERI) will embark on a tour of Europe in November/December. The trek will consist of dates in Germany, Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic. Since ALCATRAZZ never toured in Europe in the '80s, this is going to be the ...

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Original ALCATRAZZ Bassist To Guest On 'Hard Rock Nights'

Gary Shea, original bass player for ALCATRAZZ, will be the special guest on the next edition of the nationally syndicated radio program "Hard Rock Nights", airing the week of October 9-15. Shea will talk with JT about his time with the AOR band NEW ENGLAND, working briefly with Vinnie Cusano (prior to Cusano's days as ...

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SHRINEBUILDER Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN Festival

SHRINEBUILDER, the project that features in its ranks Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), has been confirmed for next year's Roadburn festival, set to take place from Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17 at the 013 and Midi Theatre venues in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Interviewed On 'Turn Up The Night'

A two-part interview with legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) conducted by Kenny Pick of the "Turn Up The Night" radio show can be heard using the audio player below. As previously reported, U.K. label Voiceprint will release Bonnet's first two solo albums — "Graham Bonnet" and "No Bad ...

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VADER: 'Necropolis' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Necropolis", the new album from Polish death metal veterans VADER, sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the ...

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VADER: 'Never Say My Name' Video Released

"Never Say My Name", the new video from Polish extreme metallers VADER, can be viewed below. Inspired by Patrick Graham's bestselling book "L'Évangile Selon Satan" (translation: "The Gospel According to Satan"), the clip tells an alternate story of the death of a messiah who curses humanity before his death on the cross and chooses life ...

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