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AMORPHIS: New Song Available As A Paid Download

A brand-new AMORPHIS track, "Two Moons", is currently featured among the "pre-listening specials" on Nuclear Blast's new online music shop. You can download the song for €0.99 at this location. "Two Moons" is the opening cut on AMORPHIS' forthcoming album, "Eclipse", due on February 17, 2006. The first single, "House of Sleep", will ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30, 2006 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. A possibility exists that the band will play a few other U.K gigs around this festival. OMNIUM GATHERUM will enter the studio in January 2006 to demo ...

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DEMIRICOUS Hard At Work On Debut Video

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS are currently working on their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol" with acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL). Co-directing is Resteghini's protégé Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). "I think we've got an ace in the hole with this one," commented ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC: More West Coast Dates Announced

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 06 - The Boardwalk ...

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ENSIFERUM: Complete 'Dragonheads' Details Revealed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have completed work on their new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was mastered by Mika ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform At Second Annual FINNISH METAL EXPO

Finland's AMORPHIS will celebrate the release of their new album, "Eclipse", with a live appearance at the second annual Finnish Metal Expo, which will take place on February 17-18, 2006 at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki, Finland. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Expo include U.D.O., AJATTARA, SWALLOW THE SUN, VERJNUARMU, ANJ, NAILDOWN and many more. ...

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ELVENKING: New Album Cover Art, Track Listing Revealed

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have finalized the track listing for their third album, "The Winter Wake", due on January 27, 2006 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at Sherpa Studios (Italy), mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne and was mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussilla. "The Winter ...

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AMORPHIS: More 'Eclipse' Details Revealed

The new AMORPHIS album, "Eclipse", is scheduled for release on February 17, 2006 on Nuclear Blast Records. The first single, "House of Sleep", will be released January 4, 2006. Introducing new vocalist Tomi Joutsen (SINISTHRA), AMORPHIS' seventh full-length release in their 15-year career marks a fresh start for the Finnish band. Thematically, however, the group ...

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Heavy Metal Musicians Remember DIMEBAG DARRELL

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about their memories of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. A few excerpts from ...

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DEMIRICOUS Seek 'Angry Young People' For 'Vagrant Idol' Video Shoot

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have recruited acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL) to helm their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol". Co-directing will be Resteghini's protege Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). According to Dale, "The premise of the video is to help show that ...

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SILENT VOICES Complete Work On Third Album

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg, REQUIEM/MENTAL CARE FOUNDATION bassist Pasi Kauppinen and SENTIMENT singer Michael Henneken, have completed work on their third album. Entitled "Building up the Apathy" the CD's musical direction is being described as "considerably more progressive" than that on the group's previous album, ...

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PRONG: More U.S. Dates Announced

PRONG will be teaming up with STATIC-X and ILL NINO for two shows at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California at the end of the month. In addition, they have scheduled three more headlining dates in late March. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Dec. 22 - Key Club - Hollywood, ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC: Former DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Schedules Hollywood Date

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be performing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on December ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC Open For BLACK LABEL SOCIETY In Los Angeles: Photos Available

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), made their live debut as the opening act for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: MEGADETH, DEATH Covers Posted Online

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded their covers of MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and DEATH's "Suicide Machine" on their MySpace.com page. OMNIUM GATHERUM's latest album "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC To Open For BLACK LABEL SOCIETY In California

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be opening for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and BRAND NEW SIN on the ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist Confirmed For HOLIDAY SHRED FEST

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) will be performing at this year's Holiday Shred Fest on Saturday, November 19 at the Steel Music Hall in Rochester, New York. Also appearing on the bill will be "the ultimate shred master" Joe Stump and the JUDAS PRIEST tribute act XCITER, among others. For more information, go to ...

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ELVENKING: Live Shows Announced

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have set "The Winter Wake" as the title of their third album, due on January 27, 2006 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at Sherpa Studios (Italy), mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne and was mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussilla. ELVENKING have ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC: Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer's New Band Schedules Live Debut

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be making their live debut on Saturday, December 3 at the Blank ...

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DIECAST Check In From AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Tour

DIECAST are currently in the midst of a massive U.S. tour as the support act for AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE (other opening bands on the trek are BLEED THE SKY and INDEX CASE). The group just wrapped up a highly-successful run with ILL NINO and also shot a new video for the track "These Days" with ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC To Appear On EMG PICKUPS' 30th Anniversary CD

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be contributing a song to the EMG Pickups' 30th-anniversary CD sampler. "As ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Tickets On Sale November 12

On Saturday, November 12, tickets for Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary concert taking place at the Nokia Theater in New York City on December 15 will go on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, at their outlets across the country and via phone by calling 212-307-7171. The year-long, ...

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DIECAST Embark On U.S. Tour; New Video Completed

DIECAST are currently gearing up for a U.S. direct support tour to AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE this November with BLEED THE SKY and BOBAFLEX in the support slots. The group just wrapped up a highly-successful run with ILL NINO and also shot a new video for the track "These Days" with acclaimed director David Brodsky (FIGHT ...

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