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KOLDBRANN Contributing To 'Might Is Right' 2-CD+DVD

A live recording of the song "Djevelens Treskeverk" from Norwegian metallers KOLDBRANN is featured on the "Might Is Right - Nordic Warchants II" two-CD+DVD. The DVD was released through Det Germanske Folket/Ureuropa and contains over 90 minutes of professional video footage from last year's Ragnark festival, including additional performances from URGEHAL, KAMPFAR, HELHEIM, ANGANTYR, MNEGARM ...

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CENTURY Launches E-Card, Announces Tour Dates

Pennsylvania's CENTURY has posted an e-card featuring three tracks from the band's forthcoming effort, "Black Ocean", alongside biographical information, tour dates, and a trailer for the "Black Ocean" music video, which will receive a small-screen premiere later this month on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Fans can also spread the word about the e-card at ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Tour Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled the following dates: April 23 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK (w/ SAXON) May 03 - Biker-Union Festival - Hildburghausen, Germany May 27 - Carling Academy - Birmingham, UK (w/ DIO) May 28 - Astoria - London, UK (w/ DIO) July 26 - Benatska Nok ...

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Former TIGERTAILZ Drummer Joins GYPSY PISTOLEROS

U.S.-born drummer Ace Finchum has joined UK flamenco sleaze rockers GYPSY PISTOLEROS. Finchum was a member of the Welsh glam legends TIGERTAILZ, both with original singer Steevi Jaimz and with Jaimz's replacement, Kim Hooker. Finchum was also part of Jaimz's reuninted incarnation of the band which last year lost the rights to tour under the ...

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PORTRAIT Signs With IRON KODEX RECORDS

Iron Kodex Records has announced the signing of Sweden's traditional metal hopefuls PORTRAIT. The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on April 3. According to a press release, "Portrait" will feature eight songs of highly energetic traditional metal in the vein of bands like SAVAGE, MERCYFUL FATE, early IRON MAIDEN and WITCHCROSS and ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: 'The Band Is Hibernating Right Now'

FORCE OF EVIL, the Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), has issued the following update: "Good news for vinyl collectors: 'Black Empire' [originally released in 2005] is now available in a vinyl gatefold ...

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TILES: 'Sacred & Mundane' Video Posted Online

"Sacred & Mundane", the new video from Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES, can be viewed below.. Says the band: "Although 'Sacred & Mundane' features RUSH's Alex Lifeson on a host of guitars, he only makes a fleeting two-dimensional appearance in the video in the guise of his alter ego 'Victor' ...just for fun." "Sacred & ...

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CENTURY Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Pennsylvania-based CENTURY. Boasting a forward-thinking approach to heavy music, the band has already garnered critical praise from 2006's "Faith and Failure" and plans to release its latest effort, the concept-based "Black Ocean" April 29 worldwide, and a day prior in Europe. Currently being mastered by Kim Rosen at ...

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MANES Parts Ways With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has parted ways with Candlelight Records. The group says, "We'll probably use this 'window of opportunity' to do various stuff, so, expect a frenzy of 'free,' 'open' and 'experimental' activity (not just music) for a while before we start hunting for ...

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TILES Schedules In-Store Appearance

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES has scheduled an in-store appearance on Saturday, February 2 at Record Time in Roseville, Michigan. The band will play a "casual 45-minute set" at approximately 6:00 p.m. and signing copies of its new album, "Fly Paper". Record Time 27360 Gratiot Ave. Roseville, MI 48066 Phone: (586)775-1550 TILES's official CD-release party ...

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EXMORTEM Begins Recording New Album

EXMORTEM, which is said to be "probably Denmark’s oldest and most loyal death metal band," has issued the following update: "EXMORTEM is right now in the studio recording their new album. So far all drums and guitars have been recorded. Bass and vocals etc. will be recorded in January. You can see a detailed studio ...

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SOLEFALD: 10th Anniversary Remix Album Details Revealed

SOLEFALD, the Norwegian avant-garde metal/black metal band consisting of Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland and Cornelius von Jackhelln, is preparing to release a 10th-anniversary remix album entitled "The Circular Drain". Cornelius von Jackhelln has issued the following update regarding the collection: "In the liner notes of our debut album, 'The Linear Scaffold', (1997) we audaciously announced ...

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TAD: 'Busted Circuits And Ringing Ears' DVD Due In February

MVD has set a February 19, 2008 release date for the "Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears" DVD from Seattle "grunge" pioneers TAD. According to a press release, the disc contains archival footage spanning the band's entire career, from the club days to the arenas. The documentary also utilizes insightful interviews from some of Seattle's most ...

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MUGSHOT To Release Full-Length Debut In April

Danish metal band MUGSHOT, which recently signed to the local branch of SonyBMG, has completed recording the instrumental parts for its debut album at Antfarm Studios with producer Tue Madsen. The vocal recording sessions are set to begin in December, with the album itself penciled in for an April 2008 release. A studio blog documenting ...

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RAVEN Plays 'Blinder' At UK's HARD ROCK HELL

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has issued the following update: "Recovering from the lunacy of the last week — no sleep 'til bedtime!!! And bedtime never freekin shows up! "The Hard Rock Hell gig [in the UK] was excellent — a great set-up at a holiday camp at Minehead in South West England — right on ...

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TIGERTAILZ Members To Guest On 'Hair Metal Haven'

TIGERTAILZ members Kim Hooker (vocals) and Matt Blakout (drums) will be interviewed by Chris Nelson on this week's edition of "Hair Metal Haven" on Rock 247 Online. They will discuss the death of bass player Pepsi Tate and the future of TIGERTAILZ in general. The show will be broadcast between 17.00 and 19.00 GMT on ...

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EXMORTEM Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

EXMORTEM, which is said to be "probably Denmark’s oldest and most loyal death metal band," has inked a two-album deal with Mighty Music. According to a press release, "after a two year period searching for their roots, EXMORTEM are now back and ready to record their sixth full-length album. The new material is nothing short ...

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TILES Films 'Sacred & Mundane' Video

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES has finished filming footage for the edited version of the song "Sacred & Mundane". The raw material has since been shipped off to Kentucky where Highway Run Productions will work its magic and create a quirky promotional video. As previously reported, TILES will release its new album, "Fly Paper", via ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Italian Dates Cancelled

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has cancelled its previously announced Italian dates with RAIN and FATAL SMILE — reportedly as a result of an illness suffered by the group's bassist/vocalist Enid Williams. The affected dates are as follows: Oct. 25 - Jailbreak, ITA - Roma Oct. 26 - Lucille, ITA - Verona Oct. ...

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MANES Recording New EP

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has issued the following update: "Well, we've actually started a little recording now. We have no planned releasedate or much more to share about this, apart from the fact that it isn't for a new album. An EP maybe, or something ...

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TILES: 'Fly Paper' Artwork Revealed

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES will release its new album, "Fly Paper", via InsideOut Music on the following dates: Germany, Austria and Switzerland: January 25, 2008 The rest of Europe: January 28, 2008 North America: January 29, 2008 "Fly Paper" (cover artwork) was produced by Terry Brown (RUSH, FATES WARNING, VOIVOD) and includes ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Osaka Date Cancelled, Korean Show Confirmed

MACHINE HEAD has cancelled its previously announced October 24 concert at Club Quattro in Osaka, Japan (as the support act for TRIVIUM). In its place, the band has scheduled an October 24 show in Seoul, Korea. More details will be made available in the coming days. MACHINE HEAD's Osaka cancellation will not affect the group's ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Gets ANGUS YOUNG Tattoo On 'LA Ink'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will be inked up with a tattoo of AC/DC's Angus Young on the new TLC series "LA Ink" on September 18 at 10:00 p.m. According to BuddyTV.com, the show, which stars tattoo artist Kat Von D, her staff and A-list clientele, was the highest-rated series premiere in the history of TLC ...

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