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MYSTIC PROPHECY Set Release Date For 'Never-Ending'

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., have set an October 25 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their third album, "Never-Ending". The follow-up to last year's "Regressus" will be issued in Japan in ...

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THUNDERSTONE: In Writing Mode

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE are currently writing songs for their third album, tentatively due next spring through Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to record three new songs as part of the pre-production process for the new CD. The actual recording sessions for the follow-up to this year's ...

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RIVERRED: 'Industry' Demo Available For Download

Pacific Northwest rock act RIVERRED have made available for download all five songs from their new industry demo, entitled "Agricultural Real Estate Purchase". Mixed and mastered by rock kingpin Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, GRUNTRUCK), the demo was produced by singer/guitarist James Francis and RIVERRED and engineered by Chris Hanson (VIO-LENCE, THE SERVANTS). The new demo ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: New Live Photos Posted Online

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have uploaded a bunch of photos from their recent gigs in Houston and San Antonio. Check them out here. DISTANT THUNDER's debut CD, "Welcome the End", was recorded at Spyder Studio in Houston, Texas and was produced ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Live Album, DVD Due Before The End Of The Year

THE NEW YORK DOLLS are scheduled to release a new live album, entitled "Pre-Crash Condition", in September, according to Gigwise.com. Recorded at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival earlier in the year, the album features recordings from the bands comeback shows. A DVD from same show is also planned for release before the end of the year. All ...

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OBITUARY: Scumbags Like JACK KOSHICK Must Be Stopped!

Reunited death metal legends OBITUARY have sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding their dealings with well-known heavy metal concert promoter Jack Koshick (Milwaukee Metalfest, March Metal Meltdown): "Well, after seeing a few bands post about getting screwed by Jack Koshick we have decided to go public with our case against Koshick. "We ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Vs. JACK KOSHICK: Bounced Checks And Threats Of Bodily Harm

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and ex-HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have issued the following press release regarding their dealings with well-known heavy metal concert promoter Jack Koshick (Milwaukee Metalfest, March Metal Meltdown): "To date, SEVEN WITCHES has played three Koshick events, and until recently, was always treated well. However, following ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, JAMES MURPHY To Guest On New FIREWIND Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH axeman James Murphy have contributed guest solos to the upcoming FIREWIND CD, tentatively titled "Forged By Fire". The disc, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records, features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is ...

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BLINDSIDE Dropped By ELEKTRA?

Swedish Christian hardcore/rock heroes BLINDSIDE are strongly rumored to have parted ways with Elektra Records less than six months after the release of their second major-label effort, "About a Burning Fire". The band, who were previously signed to 3 Points Records, P.O.D.'s Elektra imprint, played for several A&R executives during their headlining performance at CBGBs ...

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THE ETERNAL: Live Performance To Be Webcast

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) will be playing a selection of tracks from their acclaimed debut album, "The Sombre Light of Isolation", live-to-air on "Burning Bitumen with Kene Lightfoot" on PBS-FM 106.7 after 10pm Melbourne time (GMT +10:00) on Wednesday, August 25. There is a webcast of PBS-FM available from the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Embark On East Coast Tour

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed and his solo band, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZER (a.k.a. HOOKERS 'N' BLOW), will be embarking on a two-week East Coast tour beginning in early September. Prior to the East Coast dates, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZERReed (keyboards, acoustic guitar, and vocals), Alex Grossi (guitar, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Matt Starr (guitar, FASTMASTER, ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Joined By Ex-SOLUTION 13 Singer

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have announced the addition of singer Ilkka Järvenpää (ex-SOLUTION 13) to the group's ranks. The band are currently in the studio finalizing demos for the new album. NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE wish "to thank Altti Veteläinen (FOR MY PAIN) and Aki Häkkinen (PERFECT CHAOS, GRINISTER) for their help ...

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FIREWIND Set Tentative Title For New Album

FIREWIND have set "Forged By Fire" as the tentative title of their new CD, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records. Handling lead vocals on the album is Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is acting as producer and the CD will once again ...

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Norwegian Church Draws Black Metal Fans

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that the restored stave church (photo) in Fantoft in Bergen, Norway has become a pilgrimage site for European black metal music fans who want to visit the site of the church-burning that Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) of the one-man band BURZUM was suspected of carrying ...

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ADRIFT Confirmed For Alabama's BIG SPRING JAM

ADRIFT, the Florida-based heavy rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-RESURRECTION/EPITAPH drummer Kevin Astl, have been confirmed to play the Big Spring Jam at Big Spring International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. ADRIFT will hit the stage at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, September 25, just prior to Columbia recording artists SWITCHFOOT, who will ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DON DOKKEN Is 'A Very Clever Con Artist'

In a recent interview with ElectricBasement.com, ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke candidly about the early underpinnings of his severely strained relationship with vocalist Don Dokken. Lynch claims the vocalist snuck material from him prior to him joining DOKKEN. Lynch was in a SoCal band called XCITER at the time. "Don said he had an interest ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Blessed And The Damned' Collection Due In August

Century Media Records has set an August 10 North American release date for the upcoming ICED EARTH "greatest hits" collection, entitled "The Blessed And The Damned". This double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian fantasy artist Leo Hao (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH) ...

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Warkult - MALEVOLENT CREATION

The desire, enthusiasm and dedication of MALEVOLENT CREATION mastermind Phil Fasciana toward all things extreme metal cannot be faulted. After thirteen years of managing to squeeze albums out amidst label uncertainty and friction with assorted band members, it appears there might be some prolonged stability in the ranks. And how fitting it would be for ...

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NASUM Sign With BURNING HEART, New Album Due In October

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have signed a worldwide deal with Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth album, "Shift", was recorded at Soundlab studios and is scheduled for release in October. The group's recorded output will still be released in the U.S. through Relapse via a licensing deal with Burning Heart. "Our contract with Relapse expired ...

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MNEMIC Finalize Release Date, Track Listing For New CD

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set a September 27 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul". The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue ...

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TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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