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RALPH SANTOLLA Confirmed For CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Gig

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH, DEICIDE) has been confirmed to perform at a benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC, Canada. The concert — which will feature additional guest musicians Bobby Koelble (guitarist on DEATH's "Symbolic" album), Shannon ...

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Former DEATH Members To Perform At CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert

DEATH tribute band SYMBOLIC will perform with special guest musicians Bobby Koelble (guitarist on DEATH's "Symbolic" album), Shannon Hamm (guitarist on DEATH's "The Sound of Perseverance" album), Scott Clendenin (bass on DEATH's "The Sound of Perseverance" album) and Daniel Mongrain (MARTYR) at a benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner on December ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist Comments On Upcoming Tour With CHIMAIRA And TERROR

Having recently returned from a wildly successful European tour (including a performance at Nuclear Blast's 20 Year Anniversary Party in Stuttgart, Germany), KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono shares his thoughts on the band's upcoming stint as the support act for CHIMAIRA and TERROR: "The KATAKLYSM machine is well-oiled and ready to crush! We are very anxious ...

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KATAKLYSM: Australian, New Zealand Tour Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in March. The details are as follows: Mar. 20 - Wellington, NZ - Valve Mar. 22 - Transmission Room, Auckland, NZ - Transmission Room (All Ages) Mar. 23 - Metalstock Festival, Sydney, AUS - Metalstock Festival (All Ages) Mar. 25 - ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer Explains Dublin, Glasgow Cancellations

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM were forced to cancel the band's shows in Dublin and Glasgow on December 21 and December 22 (respectively) due to circumstances beyond the band's control. Comented singer Maurizio Iacono: "What a disappointment it was. "What happened is simple: We didn't wanna make a big fuss out of it, but the hordes ...

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ICED EARTH: Graz Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage (courtesy of Tanelorn666) of ICED EARTH's October 16, 2007 headlining performance in Graz, Austria can be viewed below. ICED EARTH's new album, "Framing Armageddon - Something Wicked Part I", sold 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 ...

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Former NOVEMBERS DOOM Drummer Releases New TRIALS Song

TRIALS, the new Chicago-based band featuring drummer Sasha Horn (ex-NOVEMBERS DOOM) and guitarist/vocalist Mark Sugar, has released a new track, "Praise", at the group's MySpace page. The band, which describes its musical style as "twisted prog-thrash," is currently recording new material for an early 2008 release. Sasha Horn played on NOVEMBERS DOOM's 1999 ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLOOD DUSTER, DISFEAR Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLOOD DUSTER and DISFEAR have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-25 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFGRUND (Sweden) ANAAL NATHRAKH (England) BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS (New York) BLOOD DUSTER (Australia) COFFINS (Japan) COPREMESIS (New York) DECRYPT (Indiana) ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman Checks In From Europe

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update: "One week into this tour of European markets we havent hit for the last album and it seems like they've been waiting for us forever — phenomenal crowds, packed every night and having a packed house singing along… or screaming 'In ...

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DIVINE HERESY: UK Dates Announced

DIVINE HERESY — the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares alongside drummer Tim Yeung (ex-VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL), vocalist Tommy Cummings (VEXT) and bassist Joe Payne (ex-NILE, DOMINATION THROUGH IMPURITY, LUST OF DECAY) — has scheduled the following UK dates in December: Dec. 10 - Barfly - Birmingham, England ...

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MACABRE, PHOBIA Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

MACABRE, PHOBIA, COPREMESIS and DECRYPT have been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-25 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFGRUND (Sweden) BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS (New York) COFFINS (Japan) COPREMESIS (New York) DEFEATED SANITY (Germany) DEFEATIST (New York) DERANGED (Sweden) DISAVOWED (Netherlands) ENGORGED (Oregon) ...

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TRIVIUM Bassist Checks In

TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto has issued the following update: "Thank you to everyone that came out to see us on the Family Values Tour or at an 'off date' show, we really appreciate it and hoped that you enjoyed the summer as much as we did! "It seems our quick vacation is coming to an ...

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DIVINE HERESY: Second Part Of Word-Association Game Posted Online

Roadrunner Records Germany recently played the word-association game with DIVINE HERESY members Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY; guitar) and Tommy Cummings (VEXT; vocals). You can watch the footage in two parts below. DIVINE HERESY's new e-card, containing a photo gallery, tour dates and the group's new video for "Failed Creation", shot by acclaimed director Christoffer "Salzy" ...

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MARTYR Confirmed For Next Year's MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Canadian technical death metallers MARTYR have been confirmed for next year’s Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 23-25 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AFGRUND (Sweden) BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS (New York) COFFINS (Japan) DEFEATIST (New York) DERANGED (Sweden) DISAVOWED (Netherlands) ENGORGED (Oregon) FUCK…I'M DEAD (Australia) GADGET (Sweden) GHOUL ...

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VOIVOD Members To Attend PIGGY's 'Quebec Metal Hall Of Fame' Induction

VOIVOD members Michel "Away" Langevin, Denis "Snake" Belanger and the family of the group's late guitarist Denis "Piggy"D'Amour, as well as the band's former bassist Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky), will be present at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, September 1 for Piggy's induction into the Quebec Metal Hall of Fame. The induction ...

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PUNISH: 'Dawn Of The Martyr' Now Available

Swiss death metallers PUNISH have just released their second full-length album, "Dawn of the Martyr", on Quam Libet Records. The CD was produced by Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) and features "the lightning speed drum skills of Reto Crola (REQUIEM)," according to a press release. "Their top-notch technical and melodic style has earned PUNISH a ...

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SOIL Guitarist's DIRGE Schedules Live Shows

DIRGE, the new extreme metal project featuring SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, THE DOOMSDAY SOCIAL drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA) and A TEXAS FUNERAL vocalist Jermz, has scheduled its first two shows: Jul. 28 - The Rave - Milwaukee, Wisconsin (w/ LUPARA) Aug. 07 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, Illinois (w/ NILE, DAATH) ...

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Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize - VOMITORY

It sometimes seems to me that Sweden's VOMITORY is one of those bands that has periodically released albums that always mark a proud continuation of the early (and quality) Swedish death metal sound. Then they kind of disappear for a while (in part because they've not toured North America, this year's Maryland Deathfest marking their ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's Early Albums Remastered; Details Revealed

EMI will re-release BLIND GUARDIAN's early albums in remastered form on June 15. The remasters will include bonus tracks, new booklets, liner notes, rare band photos and videos. In addition, the first two LPs, "Battalions Of Fear" (1988) and "Follow The Blind" (1989), have been remixed. The details are as follows: "Battalions Of Fear" (1988) ...

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DEADLY APPLES To Open For VOIVOD Drummer's Side Project LES ÉKORCHÉS

DEADLY APPLES will open for LES ÉKORCHÉS (the new Montréal, Québec, Canada-based project featuring vocalist Marc Vaillancourt from B.A.R.F., drummer Michel "Away" Langevin from VOIVOD, guitarist Pat Gordon from GHOULUNATICS and cellist Philippe Mius d'Entremont from MARUKA) at the Petite-Nation Rockfest 2007 in Montebello, Quebec on July 6. Also on the bill are Quebec's punk-rock ...

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TRIVIUM: Milan Concert Photos Available

Photos of TRIVIUM's May 25, 2007 performance in Milan, Italy have been posted online at Musica Metal. According to a posting on the site, the air-conditioning system of the club was broken and it was nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit inside with 100% humidity, yet the band pulled off a perfect gig with many ...

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