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AMEN To Enter Studio In October

The following message has been posted at AMEN's official web site: "After going into the studio soon to record with a band called NARCOLEPSY in England (we will have more details on this project soon), Casey [Chaos, vocals] will be going into the studio in October with self-proclaimed biggest AMEN fan in the world' Shannon ...

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CELTIC FROST Fan Issues Studio Report

A CELTIC FROST fan by the name of Mike Rovers recently spent a day at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany, where FROST are recording their new album, "Dark Matter Manifest", for an early 2006 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Read his report at CELTIC FROST's official message board. CELTIC FROST's first album ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG's 'Deth And Life Experiences

During the late eighties at the tender age of 21, classically trained guitarist Jeff Young stepped into the metal world as lead guitarist for the legendary band MEGADETH. Jeff's highlight performances on the group's 1987 "So Far, So Good... So What!" album and tours astounded MEGA-fans and guitar aficionados alike. Fueled by an infamous cover ...

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MORTIIS Completes TECHNOPHOBIA Remix

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS recently completed a remix of TECHNOPHOBIA's "N.A.S.A (Not Antropomorph Space Assassin)", entitled "N.A.S.A. (Return of the Funky Dead Mix)", slated to appear on their upcoming EP, "The Dancefi Horror: N.A.S.A. vs I.N.R.I". More information is available at www.t3chnophob1a.com. As previously reported, MORTIIS recently did backing vocals on a ...

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OBITUARY: 'Frozen In Time' Signing Sessions Announced

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY will be signing copies of their new album, "Frozen in Time", at the following locations: Thursday, September 1: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tower Records Tysons Corner 8389 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 703-893-1622 Friday, September 2: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Vintage Vinyl 51 Lafayette Rd. Fords, NJ 732-225-7717 Wednesday, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Embark On First Headlining Tour

According to MTV.com, AUDIOSLAVE will be launching their first headlining arena tour beginning in late September. "We've done smaller tours at the beginning of records, we've done Lollapalooza, but this is our first real official AUDIOSLAVE tour," guitarist Tom Morello told MTV.com. The trek kicks off September 25 in San Francisco and wraps ...

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DEICIDE: Korean Tour Report

DEICIDE guitarist Ralph Santolla (ex-SEBASTIAN BACH, DEATH) has submitted the following Korean tour report exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We want to thank everybody that helped us out on the trip to the Busan Rock Festival, especially Kevin from Dope Records, and our translator, 'Korean Glen'. "We left Tampa at 9 a.m. on Thursday [August 4], and ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman: This Is 'The Strongest We Have Ever Been'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "The experience of darkness within my mind, incited by the events sustained while others smile. The cycles around me, the events, my obscurantist. How consummate these depths can be. Mine. "The day we step outside after 13 years. The album ...

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CELTIC FROST: New Album To Surface In Early 2006

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have announced the completion of their new studio album, tentatively titled "Dark Matter Manifest", their first in 13 years and the culmination of some three and a half years of songwriting and recording work. Although the album was largely produced by the band themselves and financed by their own ...

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Reformed BLACK SYMPHONY Schedule Co-Headlining Show With GREAT WHITE

BLACK SYMPHONY, the reformed Southern California-based band featuring bassist Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), have announced a co-headlining show with GREAT WHITE on August 26 at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, California. "The official BLACK SYMPHONY lineup has not been released as of yet, but should be announced sometime next week along with new album info ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Film 'Straight To Hell' Video

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will shoot a video for the track "Straight to Hell" on August 14 in Phoenix, Arizona. The clip is expected to be finished late August and ready for national and regional video outlets by September 1. "Straight to Hell" comes off the group's latest album, "Dreams of Death" (Crash Music, Inc.), which ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Guest On 'ESPN Hollywood'

According to Reuters, Ozzy Osbourne will make an appearance later this month on a new ESPN2 weeknight program dedicated to "examining the junction between sports and entertainment." Osbourne will appear on "ESPN Hollywood", backstage after a concert for a one-on-one "hookup" with one of his biggest fans, Philadelphia Eagles fullback Jon Ritchie. The half-hour show ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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THINE EYES BLEED Drop Off MORTICIAN Tour

Canadian thrash/metalcore act THINE EYES BLEED, featuring former KITTIE guitarist/technician Jeff Phillips and bassist John Araya (brother of SLAYER's Tom Araya), have dropped off the upcoming MORTICIAN tour that was scheduled to kick off August 12. Earlier this week, the other act on the tour, Oakland, California's IMPALED, decided to drop off the trek, citing ...

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THINE EYES BLEED Added To INTERNATIONAL EXTREME MUSIC FESTIVAL Tour

Canadian thrash/metalcore act THINE EYES BLEED, featuring former KITTIE guitarist/technician Jeff Phillips and bassist John Araya (brother of SLAYER's Tom Araya), have been added to the 2005 installment of the International Extreme Music Festival. The tour – which features such diverse acts as GOD DETHRONED, BYZANTINE, NIGHTRAGE, HELL WITHIN, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT and LILITU — ...

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MORTIIS Announces Final European Shows Of 2005

MORTIIS have announced details of what is likely to be the band's last live European appearances before 2006. They will perform at the Malmöfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden on Monday, August 22 (other bands appearing include LAIBACH, ENTOMBED and SUSPERIA) and at the John Dee in Oslo, Norway on Friday, September 16. All other previously announced ...

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SLAYER's New Album To Surface Via AMERICAN/WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Warner Bros. Records has announced that American Recordings — headed by legendary hip-hop and rock producer Rick Rubin — has joined the Warner Bros. family of labels. The partnership entails that American Recordings will sign and provide creative services for artists, while Warner Bros. will handle promotion, publicity, sales, marketing, and distribution. Current American Recordings ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Gets 'Blessed'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman is set to collaborate with BLESSED IN BLACK, a new hard rock group that features former members of NOTHINGFACE and SKRAPE. According to a posting on BLESSED IN BLACK's web site, Draiman will hit the studio in September to contribute to some songs slated for BIB's forthcoming debut album, ...

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