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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Survivor Talks About Her New Book

On February 20, 2003, nearly 500 people filled a small rock club in West Warwick, Rhode Island to see the California rock band GREAT WHITE. During the performance, a pyrotechnic display ignited a fire that quickly engulfed the interior. The incident became the fourth deadliest fire in U.S. history, killing 100 and injuring hundreds more. ...

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GRAND MAGUS Completes Recording New Album

GRAND MAGUS, the three-piece Swedish heavy rock band featuring "JB" Christofferson (guitar, lead vocals), Fox Skinner (bass, backing vocals) and Sebastian "Seb" Sippola (drums), has finished recording and mixing its fifth album, "Hammer Of The North", at 301 studios outside of Stockholm for a spring/early summer release via Roadrunner Records. The group says, "Tonight the ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Survivor Tells Her Story In New Book

On February 20, 2003, nearly 500 people filled a small rock club in West Warwick, Rhode Island. During the performance, a pyrotechnic display ignited a fire that quickly engulfed the interior. The incident became the fourth deadliest fire in U.S. history, killing 100 and injuring hundreds more. Gina Russo was one of the survivors. She ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Release New Album In March

Los Angeles' FIREBALL MINISTRY will release its self-titled fourth album on March 16 via Restricted Release. The follow-up to 2005's "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock" marks the group's first release without the support of a traditional label. After an extended break where outside projects were allowed to flourish — Reverend James A. Rota II ...

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MISERY INDEX: Studio Blog Launched

Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX entered Wright Way Studios (DYING FETUS, SLIPKNOT, MOS DEF) on Saturday (January 2) with engineer Steve Wright to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Heirs To Thievery", for a May release via Relapse Records. An exclusive in-studio written/pictoral blog documenting the making of the CD can be found at

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GRAND MAGUS Begins Recording New Album

GRAND MAGUS, the three-piece Swedish heavy rock band featuring "JB" Christofferson (guitar, lead vocals), Fox Skinner (bass, backing vocals) and Sebastian "Seb" Sippola (drums), entered 301 studios outside of Stockholm in December to begin recording its fifth album, "Hammer Of The North", for a spring/early summer release via Roadrunner Records. The group says, "The big ...

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MISERY INDEX: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX entered Wright Way Studios (DYING FETUS, SLIPKNOT, MOS DEF) on Saturday (January 2) with engineer Steve Wright to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Heirs To Thievery", for a May release via Relapse Records. According to the band, "Adam [Jarvis, drums] has eight songs of eleven completed. [We are] finishing ...

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MISERY INDEX: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX will enter Wright Way Studios (DYING FETUS, SLIPKNOT, MOS DEF) this Saturday (January 2) with engineer Steve Wright to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Heirs To Thievery", for a May 2010 release via Relapse Records. According to the band, "all day Saturday will be set aside for tweaking drums ...

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Drakonian Paradigm - WEAPON

It sure is looking like WEAPON's "Drakonian Paradigm" will end up my favorite black metal album of 2009, or at least sharing the honor with MARDUK's "Wormwood". But the funny thing is that what makes "Drakonian Paradigm" such an intriguing and wholly entertaining album is the fact that it does not restrict itself to an ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepares To Enter Studio

Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX will enter Wright Way Studios (DYING FETUS, SLIPKNOT, MOS DEF) with engineer Steve Wright to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Heirs To Thievery", for a May 2010 release via Relapse Records. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2008's "Traitors" include "Embracing Extinction", "Heirs To Thievery", "Fed To ...

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IRON FIRE To Record Song For VIRGIN STEELE Tribute Album

Danish metallers IRON FIRE will record a song for the upcoming VIRGIN STEELE tribute album, "By The Gods: A Noble Tribute To Virgin Steele". IRON FIRE recently parted ways with guitarist Marc Masters (FORCENTURY). The band stated, "In the end, Marc did not have the dedication to the band that we need, but there are ...

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Legendary Punk And Metal Icon EERIE VON Schedules NYC In-Store

On Friday, January 8, 2010, punk legend Eerie Von (DANZIG, SAMHAIN) will make a special in-store appearance at New York's Generation Records in support of his new photography book, "Misery Obscura: The Photography Of Eerie Von (1981-2009)". He and designer Tom Bejgrowicz will sign copies of the book, and Eerie Von will take part in ...

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GRAND MAGUS Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS. GRAND MAGUS is a three-piece band featuring "JB" Christofferson (guitar, lead vocals), Fox Skinner (bass, backing vocals) and Sebastian "Seb" Sippola (drums). During the band's 10-year history, GRAND MAGUS has released two demos, one split EP and four full-length albums, and has received ...

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IRON FIRE Parts Ways With Guitarist

Danish metallers IRON FIRE have parted ways with guitarist Marc Masters (FORCENTURY). The band states, "In the end, Marc did not have the dedication to the band that we need, but there are no bad feelings involved in his departure and we wish him the best of luck in the future. "It's now been almost ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new album, "The Frozen Tears Of Angels", on March 5, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli and it was mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth at the Gate Studio (AVANTASIA, EPICA) in Wolfsburg, Germany. Commented the ...

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EERIE VON's Photo Book Pushed Back To December

From the deepest depths of punk rock's 1970s primordial wastelands, through the stygian goth swamps of the 1980s, and on into the bloodstained arenas of 1990s heavy metal, Eerie Von witnessed it all. Beginning as the unofficial photographer for punk legends the MISFITS and later taking charge of the bass guitar as a founding member ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Discusses New Album

The Scream Queen recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SKINLAB. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Scream Queen: Your new album, "The Scars Between Us", is set to debut on September 15. How excited are you guys for its release? ...

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NOCTURNAL FEAR: New Album Details Revealed

Highly anticipated among true thrash metal fans, NOCTURNAL FEAR's fourth full-length album, "Metal Of Honor", will be released worldwide by Moribund Records on November 3. Reviewers with access to advance tracks claim this offering to be "more aggressive, more pissed-off, and more original than any thrash metal relesase in many years." The steadfast duo of ...

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Infini - VOIVOD

With the death of beloved VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'amour, the world lost one of its most visionary axemen. Honoring one of his last requests, his bandmates retrieved files full of riffing from his laptop, and painstakingly cobbled songs together from the raw, unfinished guitar tracks. Anyone with a passing knowledge of rock recording, where ...

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