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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Germany's QUEENS OF METAL Festival

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Queens of Metal Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place June 19-21, 2008 in Kleinwenkheim, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: DELIRIOUS DYING FETUS ELENSIS END OF GREEN FLESHCRAWL FLESHLESS GOREFEST GRAILKNIGHTS HATRED KNORKATOR KRWTH LENG TCH'E MORT ONSLAUGHT PERZONAL WAR ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts of next year's instalment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place on June 27-28, 2008 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGE OF EVIL AGENT STEEL BREAKER CONTRACRASH ENSIFERUM FORBIDDEN GRAVE DIGGER ...

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ONSLAUGHT Forced To Cancel Five Shows In Germany

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been forced to cancel the final five shows of their current German tour with EKTOMORF due to what they claim were "continuing breaches of contract" by the tour's organizers. ONSLAUGHT singer Sy Keeler says in a statement: "The organization behind the tour has again been nothing short of shambolic from ...

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SABBAT, ONSLAUGHT, AT WAR Confirmed For Germany's THRASH ASSAULT 2

SABBAT, ONSLAUGHT and AT WAR are among the confirmed bands for the Thrash Assault 2 festival, set to take place February 23, 2008 in Würzburg, Germany at Soundpark-Ost (ex-Rockpalast). The festival billing is as follows: SABBAT (UK) ONSLAUGHT (UK) PROTECTORS (SWE) AT WAR (USA) DESASTER (GER) GAMA BOMB (IRL) RUNAMOK (GER) NOCTURNAL (GER) For more ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

QUEENSRŸCHE have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for next year's instalment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place on June 27-28, 2008 in Balingen, Germany. The band will deliver a very special three-hour performance with the full "Operation: Mindcrime" sets along with a huge stage production including stage actors, ...

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DESTRUCTION: Recent UK Tour Was 'Most Unprofessional Experience We've Ever Had In Europe'

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued a lengthy statement via their official web site blasting the booking agent that organized the band's recent UK tour as "an insult to true metal fans." DESTRUCTION frontman Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer is quoted as saying, "Realistically, several shows on this tour should never have been booked in the first ...

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SECRECY To Reunite For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Acclaimed early '90s German metallers SECRECY will reunite for an appearance at next year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 27-28, 2008 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The group's lineup for the performance will consist of the following musicians: Peter Dartin - Vocals Steve Kerby (a.k.a. Stephan Kerber) - Bass Manny Meccyca ...

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DESTRUCTION: All UK Shows Will Go Ahead!

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued the following update: "To allay the confusion about the rumours of cancelled UK tour dates, we have a statement from DESTRUCTION/ONSLAUGHT tour manager Baz Barett that will clear up everything." Commented Barett: "All shows as shown on the official DESTRUCTION and ONSLAUGHT websites are definately still going ahead! Leeds ...

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HEMLOCK Preparing To Enter Studio

Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers HEMLOCK are preparing to enter the studio with engineer Eddy Garcia (PISSING RAZORS) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2008 via Blind Prophecy Records. The group will be submitting a daily studio blog with videos on its MySpace page. According to a press release, HEMLOCK ...

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ONSLAUGHT Schedules European Assault

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT will embark on a European headlining tour in late March. Support on the trek will come from Sweden's CARNAL FORGE, Greece's SUICIDAL ANGELS and one more as-yet-unconfirmed act. Commented ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett: "This is gonna be a fucking awesome tour. It really is a great package. Four cool thrash bands, ...

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OBITUARY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have been confirmed for next year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 27-28, 2008 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGE OF EVIL AGENT STEEL BREAKER CONTRACRASH ENSIFERUM FORBIDDEN GRAVE DIGGER GREAT WHITE KORPIKLAANI LIZZY BORDEN OBITUARY ONSLAUGHT RAGE SAXON ...

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HATCHET Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Bay Area thrashers HATCHET. According to a press release, HATCHET is "an onslaught of five thrash metal fanatics from the San Francisco Bay Area; a starting point for infamous thrash bands like METALLICA, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, and VIO-LENCE, just to name a few. Formed by Julz on guitar ...

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HEMLOCK Signs With BLIND PROPHECY RECORDS

Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers HEMLOCK have inked a deal with Blind Prophecy Records. The band's new album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2008. According to a press release, HEMLOCK "is a heavy and brutal onslaught of metal with an arsenal of catchy lyrics, creative breakdowns and melodic hooks. [The band] considers their real ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Tour Europe With EKTOMORF

Guitarist Nige Rockett of of the reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT has issued the following update: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we sadly announce that the 'X-mass Festival Tour' scheduled for December has been postponed. However, the tour will now go ahead in January 2008 under the title of the 'Black Winter' tour. More details ...

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POWERTRIP Announces New Drummer

Swedish female-fronted alternative rock/metal band POWERTRIP (photo) has announced the addition of drummer Erik Palmqvist to the group's ranks. Erik, who has already played a few gigs with the band filling in for former drummer Hampus Ek, is now a full-time member of POWERTRIP. Commented bassist Peter Uvén: "Erik did such a good ...

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ASSAULTER Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Australia's ASSAULTER. According to a press release, ASSAULTER is "a two-man unit [which has] previously released two demos and [is] now preparing a full-length onslaught of dark speed metal! Heavily influenced by traditional thrash metal with the likes of old KREATOR. . . With a wide range of ...

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OATH TO VANQUISH Interviews Airing On VBS.tv

VBS.tv has posted several video interviews featuring Lebanese death metal trio OATH TO VANQUISH. VBS producer Eddy Moretti visited the band in Beirut, Lebanon, with a camera crew in tow to explore the band's struggle towards artistic freedom within the turbulent environment of Lebanon and the Middle East. During discussions with Moretti, guitarist/vocalist Elias van ...

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SUSPERIA Drummer To Return For Oslo Show

Norwegian melodic thrashers SUSPERIA have announced details of a one-off show at John Dee in Oslo on October 2. The concert sees the return to live action of the band's drummer Tjodalv, who broke his ankle earlier this year, forcing him to miss the group's European and UK tours with W.A.S.P. and ONSLAUGHT. Now fully ...

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POWERTRIP Records Theme Song For Swedish Floorball Team

Swedish female-fronted alternative rock/metal band POWERTRIP (photo) has announced that it has recorded the official song for Swedish floorball team Patriots. Longtime Patriots fans, POWERTRIP recorded the song live and members from the club and fanclub helped out with some serious kick-ass chanting! The song "Patriots" will from now on be the official ...

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