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DEVIN TOWNSEND, Members Of OPETH, TESTAMENT Pay Tribute To DIO On Australia's 'The Racket'

Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR), Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH) and Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) were interviewed by Andrew Haug about the influence and legacy of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio during tonight's (Tuesday, May 18) edition of "The Racket", which airs on Australia's Triple ...

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On The Road With DIRGE WITHIN

DIRGE WITHIN, the new metal band featuring ex-SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, vocalist Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, guitarist Matt Szlachta, bassist James Pezanoski (ex-FROM ALL WITHIN), and drummer Frankie Harchut (ex-THE DOOMSDAY CATALYST), has uploaded the first in a three-part series of webisodes featuring footage from the group's "Fear Campaign" tour with FEAR FACTORY, WINDS OF PLAGUE ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Video Footage Of 'Ziltoid' Performance Preparations Posted Online

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) will perform his "Ziltoid The Omniscient" concept album in its entirety on Friday, July 2 at the thirteenth annual Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland as a special one-off world-exclusive show. Video footage of the preparations for this one-off performance can ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

DIRGE WITHIN, the new metal band featuring ex-SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, vocalist Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, guitarist Matt Szlachta and bassist James Pezanoski (ex-FROM ALL WITHIN), has parted ways with drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA) and has replaced him with Frankie Harchut (ex-THE DOOMSDAY CATALYST). Jerms said in a statement, "I have known Frankie ...

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GWAR's 'Crack-A-Thon' Revealed To Be Complete Failure

After a week and a half of utter silence (and even less interest), GWAR's much-touted "Crack-a-Thon 2010" was today revealed to be a "complete disaster," doing nothing to alleviate lead singer's Oderus Urungus' crack debt, which grew to four times its pre-Crack-a-Thon size. The MF Gallery, which hosted the event, was left in flaming ruin, ...

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ANACRUSIS At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival; Video Available

Video footage of reunited St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS performing at this year's Keep It True XIII festival, which was held April 23-24 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, can be viewed below. ANACRUSIS recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on a "new" album, entitled "Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason ...

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MASTER's 'The Human Machine' To Be Released in Alternate Slipcase Cover Edition

The upcoming album from legendary death metallers MASTER, entitled "The Human Machine", will be released in an alternate slipcase cover edition, which will be made available in only 2,000 copies worldwide. The alternate slipcase cover edition was once again designed and painted by Israeli artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR), who also created the ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Interviewed By HOLLWOOD MUSIC TV CANADA

Hollwood Music TV Canada e-zine recently conducted an interview with DIRGE WITHIN, the new metal band featuring ex-SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA), vocalist Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, guitarist Matt Szlachta and bassist James Pezanoski (ex-FROM ALL WITHIN). The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.

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GWAR Interviewed On 'The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show'

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" recently conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. Watch the chat below. As previously reported, GWAR has been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, set to take place June 10-13 in Manchester, Tennessee. "America Must Be Destroyed", GWAR's ...

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BENEDICTION, WITCHSORROW, ENFORCER, STEELWING Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK

BENEDICTION, WITCHSORROW, ENFORCER and STEELWING have been confirmed for the Sophie Lancaster Stage at the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Commented BENEDICTION bassist Frank Healy: "Bloodstock were the first festival in the U.K. to take notice of BENEDICTION in 2007 and ...

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MADDER MORTEM, KALMAH Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT

MADDER MORTEM and KALMAH have been confirmed for the 15-year-anniversary edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2010 in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT AHAB ARSIS AURA NOIR BAL-SAGOTH BLEED FROM WITHIN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CATAMENIA CONVERGE DEMONIC RESURRECTION DESPISED ICON DEVIN ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Interviewed In Atlanta

ATLmetal.com conducted an interview with guitarists Matt Szlachta and Shaun Glass of Chicago's DIRGE WITHIN before the band's April 1, 2010 concert in Atlanta, Georgia with FEAR FACTORY. Watch the chat below. DIRGE WITHIN's debut album, "Force Fed Lies", was released on September 1, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly Koch Records). The CD ...

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Reunited ANACRUSIS: Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the reunited St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metal act ANACRUSIS playing the song "Present Tense" at rehearsal on March 24, 2010 at Utopia Studios in St. Louis can be viewed below. ANACRUSIS recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on a "new" album, entitled "Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Reveals Plans For Remainder Of The Year

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has just completed an extremely successful Australian headlining trek. This was his first trip Down Under in a number of years and the first in support of "Addicted", the second in a series of albums from Townsend to be made ...

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KILLING MACHINE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

U.S. metallers KILLING MACHINE have been confirmed for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS ANDROMEDA BEHEMOTH BLACK SPIDERS BLOODBATH CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM DEVIN TOWNSEND DORO EDGUY ENSIFERUM ...

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DIRGE WITHIN To Support GWAR On U.S. Tour

DIRGE WITHIN, the new metal band featuring ex-SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA), vocalist Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, guitarist Matt Szlachta and bassist James Pezanoski (ex-FROM ALL WITHIN), will support GWAR on the following shows: June 01 - Toledo, OH - Headliners June 02 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellies June ...

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OBITUARY, GAZA Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT

OBITUARY and GAZA have been confirmed for the 15-year-anniversary edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2010 in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGNOSTIC FRONT AHAB ARSIS AURA NOIR BAL-SAGOTH BLEED FROM WITHIN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CATAMENIA CONVERGE DEMONIC RESURRECTION DESPISED ICON DEVIN TOWNSEND ...

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HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE Signs To METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of San Francisco's progressive metal outfit HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE. Metal Blade will reissue four of the band's previous releases in late summer 2010, with a new studio album expected in 2011. Commented guitarist and founding member John Cobbett: "Metal Blade contacted us in April of 2009. After some ...

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ANACRUSIS: Two Newly Re-Recorded Tracks Available For Streaming

Reunited St. Louis-based progressive/melodic thrash metal act ANACRUSIS recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on a "new" album, entitled "Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited". According to the band, the two-CD set will feature both ANACRUSIS' debut album, "Suffering Hour", and its second release, "Reason", along with the classic ANACRUSIS demo ...

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