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EARACHE Announce European Licencing Deal With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

Earache Records has confirmed that it has become affiliated with rising U.S. label Willowtip as part of an exclusive licensing deal for Europe. Willowtip has produced a consistently high level of noise over the past few years, bringing to the underground's attention such names as CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION, GOATSBLOOD, MISERY INDEX and CIRCLE ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: 'In The Arms Of God' Track Listing Revealed

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have finalized the track listing for their new album, "In the Arms of God", due on April 5 via Sanctuary Records. The group's first collection of new material since 2000's "America's Volume Dealer" was produced by C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Reuters is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN got a "whole lotta" belated love from the music industry on Saturday, earning a lifetime achievement Grammy in recognition of a career that changed the face of rock 'n' roll. The English band was one of 10 performers, alongside the likes of rockabilly hellraiser JERRY LEE LEWIS, ...

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L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE Perform At 'Stripped' CD Launch Party: Photos Available

NIGHT RANGER, L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE, Jani Lane (formerly of WARRANT), Kip Winger (WINGER), and Freddie Curci (ALIAS, accompanied by Jason Hook) were among the artists that performed acoustic sets at Stripped On The Strip, the record release party and concert performance for "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" on Monday, February 7 at the ...

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UFO To Film DVD In May

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will record their first official DVD in May in Germany. "The band want to know which songs you would like them to perform on the DVD, with the emphasis on ...

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ANTHRAX: BELLADONNA, SPITZ And BELLO To Join Band At Holland's DYNAMO

Contrary to an earlier announcement indicating that former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna would share vocal duties with his replacement, John Bush, for the band's special 25-year anniversary concert at Holland's Dynamo Open Air festival on May 7 in Hellendoorn, it now appears that only Belladonna will be present at the gig. For the occasion ANTHRAX ...

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BLOOD DUSTER: METALLICA Want Their Shirts, THE HAUNTED Don't Like Their Gay Humor

Infamous Australian act BLOOD DUSTER, described as blending lethal grindcore with traditional '70s-style Southern rock and rockabilly rhythms spiced up with a large dose of grossed-out humor, are set to release their debut DVD. The band, who regularly perform naked onstage, have already shocked the world with product such as "Fisting the Dead", the banned-cover ...

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THIS IS MENACE: PITCHSHIFTER Offshoot Project To Release Debut Album In April

THIS IS MENACE, a U.K.-based collaborative project spearheaded by PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden and drummer Jason Bowld, will release their debut album, "No End In Sight", in April through PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden's PSI Records. Announced in late 2004 as "leviathonic, guitar driven music," this new venture will reportedly feature a whole host of guest ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: New Song Available For Download

DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have posted a brand new track, entitled "Storm of Hatred", at this location. "Storm of Hatred" comes off the group's fourth album, "Method of Execution", due in May via Olympic Recordings. The follow-up to 2003's "Nostradamus", "Method of Execution" (view ...

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DANGEROUS TOYS Schedule Special Two-Hour Performance

DANGEROUS TOYS, the Texas-based band featuring WATCHTOWER frontman Jason McMaster, have scheduled a special two-hour performance on May 7 at The Red Eyed Fly in Austin, Texas. There will be no opening bands — just an "evening with the TOYS," according to a posting on the group's web site. For more information, visit

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PHANTOM-X: Demo Tracks Available For Download

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), have uploaded their three-song demo at their official web site. The demo, which was engineered and produced by Sterling Winfield (DAMAGEPLAN, KING DIAMOND, PANTERA), includes the tracks "Storms ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Records Song For Tsunami Relief Fund

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has written a song about the tsunami tragedy and is currently assembling a group of musicians to record the song, with all proceeds from the recording to be donated to the relief funds. Commented Miller: "In the days after the tsunami hit the coasts of Southeast Asia, I like most people ...

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SKINLESS Announce New Singer, Prepare To Hit The Road

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have announced the addition of singer Jason Keyser (DETRIMENT) to the group's ranks. Keyser, brother of SKINLESS bassist Joe Keyser, joins the band as the replacement for longtime vocalist Sherwood Webber, who left the group in November in order "to pursue other interests." A photo of SKINLESS' new lineup can ...

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DOMAIN: Korean Edition Of New Album To Feature Bonus Track

The Korean version of DOMAIN's upcoming CD, "Last Days Of Utopia", will feature the bonus track "Only You Can", guitarist Axel Ritt's very own interpretation of the main theme of famous Korean TV series "Winter Sonata". The group's Korean label, Melodic Heaven, will also re-release "One Million Lightyears From Home" (2001), "New Horizons" (EP, 2001), ...

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ALTARIA: Hard At Work On New Material

Bassist Marko Pukkila of the Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA has revealed in an online posting that he and drummer Tony Smedjebacka have been busy writing and pre-producing material for the third ALTARIA album. "So far we have come up with a few great tunes and it looks like the third, as-yet-untitled album will be heavier ...

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Graveyard Statue Honors Late RAMONES Legend

The Associated Press is reporting that late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone is being immortalized with a bronze statue at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Ramone, co-founder and guitarist of THE RAMONES, was 55 when he died of prostate cancer on Sept. 15, 2004, at his Los Angeles home. The statue is near the grave of bandmate ...

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