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TESTAMENT Guitarist's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO: Tour Dates Announced

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, has scheduled the following dates: March 08 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Dr. Watson's Pub March 09 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Club Cafe March 10 - Charleston, West Virginia - Empty Glass March 11 - Atlanta, Georgia - Apache Cafe March 13 - New ...

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ATROCITY Films 'The Sun Always Shines on TV' Video

Long-running German metallers ATROCITY shot a video for their cover version of the A-HA classic "The Sun Always Shines on TV" this past weekend in an old castle near Berlin. Commented vocalist Alex Krull: "The filming was very intense! We were shooting the whole night through without sleep and at icy temperatures. The castle doesn't ...

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SUFFOCATION: New Album Title Revealed

Gino Alache from RockumRadio.com conducted an interview with SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith on Monday, February 11. During the 19-minute chat, Smith revealed the working title of the next SUFFOCATION album: "Blood Oath". According to Mike, the CD will be recorded by June for a tentative August/September release. Listen to the interview at

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Schedules NAMM Signing Sessions

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali will take part in the following signing sessions at this year's NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs from January 17 to January 20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California: Saturday, January 19: Vic Firth Drum Sticks (Booth #4430 Hall C): 12:30 p.m. Ludwig Drums (Booth ...

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SUFFOCATION: First 2008 Dates Announced

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 23 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Jul. 18 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Jul. 19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room Jul. 20 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club (Central Illinois Metalfest) Jul. 21 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants ...

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ATROCITY: New Album Details Revealed

Long-running German metallers ATROCITY will release a new two-song download single on January 11. According to vocalist Alex Krull, "'Smalltown Boy' turned out to be hymn-like, catchy and melodic wheras 'Relax' has become a real monster song!" "Smalltown Boy" and "Relax" come off ATROCITY's long-awaited new album, "Werk 80 II", which is scheduled for release ...

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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have been confirmed for next year's Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 18-20 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABACINATE ABOMINANT AMAGORTIS ATROCIOUS ABNORMALITY BLOODSOAKED BRODEQUIN CARDIAC ARREST CEPHALOTRIPSY CEREBRAL BORE CONDEMNED COVENANCE DEVOURMENT EBONMORTIS EVISCERATED EXECRATION FUNERUS ...

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GOTTHARD: Italian Concert Cancellation Explained

Swiss hard rock band GOTTHARD has cancelled its previously announced four-date Italian mini-tour after singer Steve Lee was taken ill. "We had hoped that Steve [would be] back on track [by now], but unfortunately that is not the case right now," the group writes in a statement. "We hope to [be able to announce] new ...

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