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NEURAXIS: More Dates With MARTYR Announced

Montreal-based NEURAXIS has confirmed the final dates for its Canadian tour with MARTYR. The details are as follows: May 17 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Office May 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo May 19 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment May 20 - Medecine Hat, AB @ Moose Lodge Social Room May ...

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QUO VADIS To Release 'Live In Montreal' Two-CD Set

Canadian technical metallers QUO VADIS have issued the following update: "It gives us great pleasure to announce a show in Montreal at the Medley on May 12. This is our first show in our home town since the recording of the DVD two years ago!! QUO VADIS will share the stage with MARTYR, BLINDED BY ...

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DEFILED Announces New Drummer, Prepares For Australian Tour

Japanese death metallers DEFILED have announced the addition of drummer Takashi Nonaka to the group's ranks. A tour of Australia is also scheduled for late June/early July. The dates are as follows: June 27 - Hobart,Tasnania @ The Trout Bar June 29 - Melbourne, Victoria @ The Tote June 30 - Adelaide, South Australia @ ...

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MANILLA ROAD Tribute Album Due This Month

Germany's Solemnity Music will release the first official tribute to MANILLA ROAD, entitled "The Riddle Masters", on double CD next weekend (April 14) to coincide with the Keep It True festival. The brilliant cover artwork was created by Jowita Kaminska. "The Riddle Masters" track listing: CD 1: 01. ROSAE CRUCIS - The Fires ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METAL FEST XIX

Long-running Florida-based death metallers DEICIDE have been confirmed for the Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX, set to take place May 11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 MILE SCREAM A.N.J. ABACINATE ACHERONGODLESS RISING AGENT STEEL ANAL BLAST AZREAL'S BANE BATTERED BEYOND AGONY BIG BANG FURY ...

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MARTYR To Film Quebec City Concert For DVD Release

French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR will film their April 6 concert at Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec for an upcoming DVD. A fall release via Galy Records is expected. MARTYR's third studio album, "Feeding the Abscess", was released on October 31 via Galy Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Pierre Rémillard ...

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MILWAUKEE METALFEST XIX: First 36 Bands Announced

The organizers of Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX — which is scheduled to take place May 11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI — have announced that the majority of its undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining acts. 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion': New EARACHE Collection Due In April

Earache Records will release a six-CD collection, entitled "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion", on April 23. Headbang away to over 100 all-out blistering tracks on six separate discs, featuring Earache's own genre-defining, groundbreaking artists. The set will be priced only £9.99 (U.K.) or $15.98 (U.S.). "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" track listing: Disc 1 - Death Metal: ...

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NEURAXIS Names New Vocalist

Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have announced that vocalist Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) has joined the group as a permanent member. Commented the band: "After completing the European Domination tour, we knew Alex was the right man for the job. His vocals were crushing, and he displayed a very intense energy both onstage and offstage. ...

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ATHEIST Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Reunited technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have just confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007 as the Saturday night headliners. The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL (located just outside Chicago). According to the band, this will be ATHEIST's final performance ever ...

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LETHAL Replaces MYSTIC PROPHECY At CHICAGO POWERFEST

Reunited power/progressive metal legends LETHAL have just confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007 as replacements for MYSTIC PROPHECY (who were forced to cancel their Powerfest performance due to passport/visa issues). The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL (located just outside ...

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The World's First 'Black Metal Porn Movie' Now Available

Karnal Film Productions has announced the release of what it claims to be "the world's first black metal porn movie." Entitled "Phallusifer – The Immoral Code", the theme of the film is "something never done before: Hardcore porn with hints of S&M and Satanic imagery starring the Harlot Queen as herself and a frontman of ...

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SCREAMIN DAEMON To Support GWAR In England

SCREAMIN DAEMON, the U.K. metal act featuring guitarist Gian Pyres (DRAGONLORD, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/EXTREME NOISE TERROR), will support GWAR on March 12 at Rio's in Bradford, England. A flyer for the show can be found at this location. The band, which appeared tonight (Saturday, February 24) alongside THUS DEFILED and NFD at an ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY, SUSPYRE Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Germany's melodic power metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY and New Jersey's neo-classical power metallers SUSPYRE have been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007. The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL. MYSTIC PROPHECY will be making their U.S. debut as an exclusive one-off ...

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SATURNUS Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007. The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL. SATURNUS will be playing in support of its critically acclaimed new album, "Veronika Decides To Die", which was produced ...

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THUS DEFILED To Release New Album Next Month

U.K. black metallers THUS DEFILED will release their long-awaited new album, "Daemonspawn", in February through Shadowflame Productions. The follow-up to 2003's "Weeping Holocaust Tears" was recorded in Texas during 2006 and was mastered by guitarist-turned-producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY). The track listing is as follows: 01. Genesis in Darkness 02. …And They Shall Fear ...

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VOMITORY Completes Work On 'Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize'

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY have completed work on their new album. "Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Leon Music Studio in Karlstad, Sweden with producer/engineer Rikard Löfgren during December. Comments drummer Tobias Gustafsson: "We have now finally completed our sixth album, 'Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize'! And I say finally because it has been ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS, BENEDICTUM, THURISAZ Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Texas doom legends SOLITUDE AETURNUS, San Diego female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM and Belgium's up-and-coming death/doom metallers THURISAZ have been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007. The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL. SOLITUDE AETURNUS will be playing in support of their ...

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NEURAXIS Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Montreal-based NEURAXIS has announced that it has parted ways with vocalist Ian Campbell. The band comments: "We thank Ian for his help and dedication to the band and we wish him the best." NEURAXIS has confirmed that Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) will be taking care of vocal duties for NEURAXIS on the following ...

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MARTYR: More Tour Dates Announced

Canadian technical death metallers MARTYR have lined up the following tour dates: Jan. 24 - Oshawa, ON - The Dungeon Jan. 25 - London, ON - The Embassy Jan. 26 - Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog Tavern Jan. 27 - Toronto, ON - TBA Jan. 28 - Hamilton, ON - The Underground Feb. 23 ...

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DEFEATED SANITY: New Album Details Revealed

U.K.-based label Grindethic Records has set a February 2007 release date for the long-awaited sophomore album from German death metallers DEFEATED SANITY, entitled "Psalms of the Moribund". According to a press release, "Psalms of the Moribund" contains "the band's heaviest material yet and adds more brutal slamming elements and progressive compositions into the mix of ...

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SONIC REIGN Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of SONIC REIGN. According to a press release, SONIC REIGN is one of the best black metal bands ever to come out of Germany and will take the metal world by storm with their upcoming album "Raw Dark Pure". "SONIC REIGN is exactly the band we were looking ...

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Feeding the Abscess - MARTYR

Where would we be without ATHEIST? What about CYNIC? From whom would bands like Canada's tech deathsters MARTYR take their cues were it not for the technical wizardry and jazzed up death metal of said legends. I suppose one could hail fellow Canadians CRYPTOPSY and GORGUTS, especially one when considers that the full frontal aggression ...

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