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EXMORTEM: New Song Posted Online

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have posted a new song, "Funeral Phantom", on their MySpace page. the track comes off the group's fifth album, "Funeral Phantoms", due on October 27 via Mighty Music. The CD was self-produced by the band, while the mixing was handled by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, LAST MILE). According to a ...

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DANISH METAL AWARDS 2008: Nominees Announced

According to Antenna, reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will perform at the Danish Metal Awards 2008 show, which will be held on November 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Playing abbreviated sets at the event will be THE ARCANE ORDER, SVARTSOT, A KID HEREAFTER IN THE GRINDING LIGHT and DAWN OF DEMISE. The nominees ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: 'Legacy' Gydget Available

A gydget for "Legacy", the 30th-anniversary album from the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL, can be found below. "Legacy" will be released on October 24 in Germany, October 27 in Europe and November 4 in the USA via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 04 - Martorell, Spain - Martohell Oktoberfest 08 Oct. 10 - Berlin, Germany - White Trash Oct. 17 - Pul, Holland - Uden Oct. 18 - Lantaarn, Holland - Helendoorn Oct. 19 - Wieze, Belgium - Metal Female Voices Fest Oct. 20 ...

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Wild Story Of SHANNON HOON And BLIND MELON Told In New Book

One of the most tragic stories of the 1990s rock world was that of singer Shannon Hoon and his band, BLIND MELON. Despite scoring one of the decade's most enduring singles and videos, "No Rain", and a quadruple-platinum hit with their 1992 self-titled debut album (in addition to touring alongside rock's biggest names), Hoon could ...

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EXMORTEM: New Album Pushed Back A Week

Mighty Music will issue "Funeral Phantoms", the fifth album from Danish death metallers EXMORTEM, on October 27 — one week later than the previously announced October 20 release date. The CD was self-produced by the band, while the mixing was handled by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, LAST MILE). According to a press release, fans should "expect ...

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Record-Shopping With MUNICIPAL WASTE

Hang out with Richmond, Virginia thrash masters MUNICIPAL WASTE as they make their rounds at a New York City record shop with Metal Injection's own Grim Kim. This special interview, filmed mere hours before the band's second show with AT THE GATES this past July, is your chance to see what the band is like ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: 'Legacy' Details Revealed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", on October 24 in Germany, October 27 in Europe and November 4 in the USA via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Spain's MARTOHELL OKTOBERFEST

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for the Martohell Oktoberfest 08, set to take place October 4 in Martorell (near Barcelona), Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARTILLERY (Denmark) GIRLSCHOOL (UK) NECRODEATH (Italy) SILVER FIST (Spain) METRALLA (Spain) MORTIS CRUENTUS (Spain) CRYSYS (Spain) For more information, visit

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GIRLSCHOOL: New Album Title Revealed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has set "Legacy" as the title of its 30th-anniversary album, due in October via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will reportedly feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke (FASTWAY, ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Italian Dates Postponed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has postponed its previousy announced Italian dates in order to do promotion in support of its upcoming CD. The group says, "Very sorry for any inconvenience, but we will be there at some point." The affected shows are as follows: Oct. 23 - Rome, Jailbreak (Italy) Oct. 24 ...

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EXMORTEM: New Album Artwork Unveiled; New Song Available For Streaming

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have completed work on their fifth album, "Funeral Phantoms", for an October 20 release via Mighty Music. The CD was self-produced by the band, while the mixing was handled by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, LAST MILE). According to a press release, fans should "expect a crushing, sludgy, energetic death machine." "Funeral Phantoms" ...

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HONEYMOON SUITE: New Album Samples Available

Frontiers Records will release the brand new HONEYMOON SUITE album entitled "Clifton Hill" in Europe on October 10, 2008. HONEYMOON SUITE's original lineup reformed in 2007 and after a very successful year of touring, is now on the road again for the summer of 2008. The band will continue its non-stop touring schedule with summer ...

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GIRLSCHOOL To Release 30th-Anniversary Album In October

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album in October via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will reportedly feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke (FASTWAY, ex-MOTÖRHEAD) and a couple of members ...

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KOLDBRANN To Release New Mini-CD In August

Norwegian metallers KOLDBRANN will release a new mini-CD, "Stigma: På Kant Med Livet", on August 15 via Twilight-Vertrieb. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Opium Fields Forever 02. Intifada 03. Fredløs (re-recording) 04. Avmaktens Isolat 05. Bestial Lust (BATHORY cover) Listen to the opening track at KOLDBRANN's MySpace page. ...

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EXMORTEM Completes Work On New Album

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have completed work on their fifth album, "Funeral Phantom", for an October 20 release via Mighty Music. The CD was self-produced by the band, while the mixing was handled by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, LAST MILE). According to a press release, fans should "expect a crushing, sludgy, energetic death machine." "Funeral Phantom" ...

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THE DOWNWARD CANDIDATE Parts Ways With Vocalist, Seeks Replacement

THE DOWNWARD CANDIDATE, the Danish band featuring former/current members of HATESPHERE, THORIUM, KILLAMAN and WITHERING SURFACE, has parted ways with vocalist Kim Jarlhelt. According to the remaining members of the group, "a number of reasons has been decisive for Kim's departure, but it's mainly personal and something no one else but us would find interesting. ...

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GIRLSCHOOL's 30th-Anniversary Album To Feature TONY IOMMI, DIO, LEMMY

Guitarist/vocalist Kim McAuliffe of the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has reportedly told Classic Rock journalist Dave Ling that the band's upcoming 30th anniversary album will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: New Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled the following dates: Jul. 26 - Benatska Nok Open Air - Mala Skala, Czech Republic Sep. 04 - 100 Club - London, England (album release party) Oct. 18 - Lantaarn - Helendoorn, Holland Oct. 19 - Metal Female Voices Festival - Wieze, Belgium Oct. 20 - ...

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ANUBIS GATE To Enter Studio In July

Danish melodic progressive power metal band ANUBIS GATE has issued the following update: "This summer will indeed be far from inactive in the ANUBIS GATE camp! We will start recording the drums [for the new album] at Hansen Studios early July, and after the drums have been tracked, guitars, keyboards and bass will be recorded ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Begins Recording New Album

Swedish/Danish metallers CRYSTAL EYES have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album, due later in the year via Metal Heaven. According to the band, "Stefan [Svantesson] has nailed the drum tracks, and Claes [Wikander] is busy recording his bass tracks. The recording of the guitars will begin right after Mikael [Dahl] is back ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT Exonerated Of Mississippi Rape Charge

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett's MySpace blog has been updated with the following: POISON drummer Rikki Rockett was exonerated of a felony rape charge filed in Mississippi stemming from a September 23, 2007 incident in which a Neshoba County, Mississippi woman claimed that Rockett had forcibly raped her. Rockett was not in Mississippi during September 2007. ...

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EXMORTEM: In Mixing Mode

EXMORTEM, which is said to be "probably Denmark's oldest and most loyal death metal band," has issued the following update: "The new album is done and is right now being mixed by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, LAST MILE), who is doing everything he can to make sure this will be one smelly, wet, sleazy fist in ...

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Bassist JOACIM SANDIN Quits STEEVI JAIMZ BAND

Bassist Joacim Sandin has left the STEEVI JAIMZ BAND the group led by former TIGERTAILZ singer Steevi Jaimz in order to focus on his other project, BAI BANG. A replacement bassist has not yet been announced. As previously reported, STEEVI JAIMZ BAND also recently lost drummer Ace Finchum, who has joined UK flamenco sleaze rockers ...

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KOLDBRANN Confirmed For Norway's MOTSTY Festival

Norwegian metallers KOLDBRANN have been confirmed for this year's Motsty festival, set to take place October 10-11 at Sliperihallen in Notodden, Norway. Also scheduled to appear is VREID, the Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hvll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar). For more information, visit www.motstoy.com. KOLDBRANN's latest album, "Moribund", ...

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CENTURY's 'Black Ocean' Video Available

CENTURY's new video for the track "Black Ocean" is currently debuting on MTV's Headbanger's Blog, and will see a big screen debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday. Check local listings for time and channel. The track comes from CENTURY's new effort, "Black Ocean", which will hit the streets April 29 through Prosthetic Records. An ...

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