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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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RUNEMAGICK Prepare To Record New CD

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have started writing material for their next full-length effort, tentatively titled "Darkness Death Doom", which they hope to begin recording in mid-November at Gothenburg's Los Angered Recording studios. Additional tracking and the final mixing sessions will be done at the band's own Magick Sound Studio for a tentative spring ...

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CRIMINAL To Support DARKANE In London

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, will be supporting DARKANE at the London Underworld in London, England on Tuesday, November 12. As previously reported, CRIMINAL recently completed work on a three-song demo ...

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'Rock Music Is Evil': Russian Priest Anatoly Berestov

Russian Celibate Priest Anatoly Berestov recently gave an interview to the web site Credo.Ru in which he blamed rock music for the rise of Satanism in Russia, citing aggressive mass culture that has poured into Russia from the West since the beginning of the 1990s as being a factor in drug addiction. Anatoly, a Doctor ...

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RUNEMAGICK Part Ways With Guitarist, Record New Material

Guitarist Fredrik Johnsson has left Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK in order to concentrate on his instrumental/studio projects. Although he is no longer a full-time member of RUNEMAGICK, Johnsson will likely stay involved with the group as a studio musician, according to the band's official web site. In other news, RUNEMAGICK are currently recording ...

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CRIMINAL To Participate In Online Chat

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, will be participating in a live chat via their official web site (www.criminal.cl) this Sunday, August 18th at 22:00 GMT. As previously reported, CRIMINAL ...

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CRIMINAL Complete Work On New Demo

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, have completed work on a three-song demo at Springvale Studio in Ipswich, UK, with producer Mark Harwood. Showcasing the group's new direction—described by the band as ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine: An Old -School Metalhead's Delight!

Snakepit magazine has just come out with its 10th issue featuring 108 full-packed, pro-printed “pure metal” pages, including the following US metal and Euro-metal legends and hopefuls: RAZOR (8 pages, first interview with ex-vocalist Sheepdog in many, many years), OMEN (5 pages, about theír 80s heyday and their comeback), STEEL PROPHET, HALLOWS EVE (3 pages, ...

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German Satanists Jailed For Murder!

The German couple (Manuela, 23, and Daniel Ruda, 26) who were accused of murdering a 33-year-old man beneath a banner reading "When Satan Lives" (as reported here on January 18th) were given prison sentences of 13 and 15 years respectively after admitting to killing the “friend” in their flat in Witten, in the ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Wacken, Other Acts Join In On The Action!

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—have been officially confirmed for next year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS will also perform at the 2002 installment of the ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 2

Australia's ALCHEMIST have signed a three-album recording deal with Relapse Records for the whole world except Australia, where they will remain with Chatterbox Records. As part of the deal, Relapse will issue the band's Organasm CD worldwide in October. The band is currently writing new material for a new studio album, which is due ...

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Archive News May 28, 2001

The classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner has reunited and is in the process of demoing new material, according to several postings from Ron on Patrick Schlimm's excellent TROUBLE Heaven web site. TROUBLE entered the studio on May 21st to start ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News May 14, 2001

In a recent interview with the UK's Kerrang! magazine, POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider talked about the musical and lyrical content of the group's forthcoming studio album, provisionally titled Anyone For Doomsday?, which is tentatively scheduled for a July 17th release through Dreamworks Records. Here are a few select quotes from the article:

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On the ...

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Archive News May 10, 2001

The upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is tentatively scheduled to take place July 7th at either San Francisco's The Maritime Hall or Oakland's Henry J. Kaiser Arena. Besides the previously announced artists/musicians, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is rumored to have been ...

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Archive News May 06, 2001

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell reportedly broke his left hand on Thursday, May 3rd, causing the remainder of his solo tour to be postponed/cancelled. Although there was talk of the tour continuing, with various members of the support acts COMES WITH THE FALL and M.I.R.V. assisting on guitar, it now appears that Jerry's ...

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Archive News May 03, 2001

MACHINE HEAD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Supercharger CD, which is due to be mixed shortly for a late summer release. Produced by Johnny K and recorded at Los Angeles Mad Dog and Indigo Ranch studios, Supercharger will contain the following songs (in no particular order):

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01. Bulldozer

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Archive News May 02, 2001

SLAYER's Kerry King will be making a guest appearance on ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming second solo effort, which is tentatively due for release at the end of the year. The bald-headed axeman will be heading into a Hollywood studio next week to record his tracks on an as-yet-untitled tune on the Scott Humphrey-produced album, which the ...

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