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GOREFEST Seek 'Chapter 13' Tour Photos

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST are currently looking for pictures taken on the group's "Chapter 13" tour — "either supporting PRIEST or our own shows, live pics, backstage, anything you thought was worth saving for later," the group's drummer, Ed Warby, writes on their web site. To submit material, write to: [email protected] As previously reported, GOREFEST ...

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BOBAFLEX Sign With TVT RECORDS

According to a post at The Gauntlet, West Virginia's BOBAFLEX have signed a multi-album deal with TVT Records. The band will release their sophomore full-length effort, entitled "Bright Red Violent Sex", in June. The follow-up to "Primitive Epic" (Eclipse Records) is expected to include the track "The Guardian", which the band apparently wrote ...

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Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

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The January Tree - DEAD SOUL TRIBE

"A tree in winter – naked, the leaves have fallen, it stretches its thin branches in desperation to the cloudy sky." This is the conceptual basis of "The January Tree", according to DEAD SOUL TRIBE mainman Devon Graves — a man perhaps better known as Buddy Lackey from his days in Californian proggers PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Reports On ANTHRAX European Tour

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, SEVEN WITCHES) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey y'all, I know it’s been some time since my last update but I've been away as you know. Seems like I just got back from the ANTHRAX European tour yesterday. These past two weeks have flown ...

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New IMPALED Album Produced By Former MR. BUNGLE Guitarist

Oakland, California's demented, maniacal surgeons known as IMPALED have been holed up in the studio the past month recording their highly anticipated Century Media debut offering and plan to emerge with their most outlandish work to date. Their new album, "Death After Life", shows the Bay Area unit in their most vile state, so expect ...

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MILLENIUM: New Album Details Revealed

MILLENIUM (sic), the Florida-based hard rock band featuring guitarists Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH) and Shane French (ex-CIRCLE II CIRCLE), have inked a deal with Germany's Metal Heaven (subsidiary of AOR Heaven) for the territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAS), Benelux and Sweden. The group's new studio album, "Jericho", is scheduled for release on July ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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PSYCHOMANTHIUM: First Song Posted Online

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), have posted a "raw rehearsal" version of the track "Zombie Lake" at

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Former PROTECTOR Singer To Launch New 'Old-School Thrash' Project

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), will be releasing their debut CD through Poland's Still Dead Productions. Titled "Death Attack" ...

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DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE Debuts Featuring HALFORD Live Concert

With the record industry scrambling for ways to service the downloading audience, DEP Music TM is introducing a new digital media which allows the packaging of all promotional, media, artwork, audio and video elements of established and breaking bands bringing it to the fan bases with a very friendly and easy-to-use interface. Known by millions ...

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ANCIENT Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Norwegian cult extreme metal band ANCIENT have set "Night Visit" as the title of their sixth album, due on June 1 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Records 'Johnny Bravo' Theme Song

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spent Friday (Jan. 23) in New York City at Sony Recording Studios singing the theme song for the cartoon TV show "Johnny Bravo", according to a posting on his web site. "Yes that's right!" Bach writes. "In an upcoming episode, also featuring the legendary Don Knotts, I sing the ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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Former ANCIENT Singer To Guest On The Band's New CD

Former ANCIENT singer Lord Kaiaphas (ex-THOKK, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY) will make a guest appearance on the band's forthcoming CD, tentatively due in the spring through Metal Blade Records. The album will be recorded in January at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and the mixing and mastering will take place in early February at Studio Fredman in ...

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ANCIENT To Enter Studio In January

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT will enter the studio in January to record their new album, tentatively due in the spring through Metal Blade Records. The CD will be recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and the mixing and mastering will take place in early February at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to ...

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ANCIENT To Enter Studio In November

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT will enter the studio in November to record their new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The CD will be recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and the mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" ...

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A Tearful GREAT WHITE, Playing Only With Fog

Sean Daly of The Washington Post reports that "when hair-metal band GREAT WHITE stormed the stage at Springfield's Jaxx concert hall Friday night [September 5], Todd King did not bang his head or pump his fist like the rest of the 200-strong crowd. Instead, the linebacker-size rock fan from Framingham, Mass., stood motionless, his eyes ...

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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: Saving Rock And Roll

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN will enter New Rising Studios in Peldon, Essex on July 14 to begin recording their fifth album, "Progress Stops Here", for a late October release through Rise Above Records. The record will be produced by the legendary Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, NEUROSIS, SLEEP), who worked with the band on "The ...

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