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NEURAXIS Part Ways With Founding Member/Guitarist STEVEN HENRY

Montreal-based metal act NEURAXIS have announced the departure of founding member and guitarist Steven Henry. "NEURAXIS wish to express the split is due to both personal and musical differences," the band write in a statetement. "However we will still remain close friends. We wish Steven the best of luck with all his future projects. NEURAXIS ...

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TRIVIUM: Video Of DIMEBAG Tribute Posted Online

TRIVIUM have uploaded a video clip of their live tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at this location. As previously reported, TRIVIUM's sophomore album, "Ascendancy", has been officially certified silver in the U.K. for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. TRIVIUM were recently named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY Auctioning Gibson Les Paul Supreme Guitar

According to a posting on the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy is selling his stunning Gibson Les Paul Supreme on eBay. This "awesome white beast" is featured in the band's "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation" video and was used throughout the Ozzfest 2005 tour. The guitar, which will be ...

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TRIVIUM: 'Ascendancy' Voted 'Album Of The Year' By KERRANG! Magazine

TRIVIUM's second album and Roadrunner debut, "Ascendancy", has been voted "Album of the Year" by Britain's Kerrang! magazine. As previously reported, TRIVIUM's sophomore album, "Ascendancy", has been officially certified silver in the U.K. for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. TRIVIUM were recently named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the month of December. Accumulating ...

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DEFILED: New Lineup Revealed

Japanese old-school death metallers DEFILED have undergone dramatic lineup changes due to "family reasons." Founding guitarist Yusuke Sumita is the only remaining musician from the group's previous formation, having been joined by three new members. DEFILED current lineup: Kenji Sato - Vocals Yusuke Sumita - Guitars Haruhisa Takahata - Bass Tadashi Kurihara – Drums Photos ...

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MARTYR Enter Studio To Record New Album; New Song Available For Download

Canadian technical death metallers MARTYR entered Wild Studios in St-Zenon, Quebec on Sunday, December 18 with producer Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON, ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS, GHOULUNATICS) to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Galy Records. A pre-production version of the new song "Havoc" has been made available for download at

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TRIVIUM: 'Ascendancy' Certified Silver In The U.K.

TRIVIUM's sophomore album, "Ascendancy", has been officially certified silver in the U.K. for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. As previously reported, TRIVIUM were recently named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the month of December. Accumulating 37% of the votes, TRIVIUM won an exclusive performance and interview that is now available at Yahoo.com. Watch ...

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TRIVIUM: 'Who's Next' Interview, Live Performance Available

Orlando, Florida metal sensation TRIVIUM were recently named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the month of December. Accumulating 37% of the votes, TRIVIUM won an exclusive performance and interview that is now available at Yahoo.com. The band stopped by Yahoo!'s L.A. studios on November 28 to perform two songs from "Ascendancy", along with taping ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!

Last night's (Dec. 15) Roadrunner United show at the Nokia Theater in New York City brought together the best and brightest from the hard rock/metal genres in a series of never-before-seen collaborations. This landmark live event consisted of moments like SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor and LIFE OF AGONY's Keith Caputo singing STONE SOUR's hit "Bother" together ...

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'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal' Book Documents Over 600 Bands

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector has just published "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", a 376-page book with over 90 photos, featuring over 600 U.S. and Canadian alternative metal, emocore, hardcore, math metal, metal, metalcore, neo-thrash and screamo bands. In the mid-'90s, in the wake of grunge, the metal movement underwent its most radical evolution to ...

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CIRITH UNGOL: Official Tribute Album Due In Early 2006

Germany's Solemnity Music will be issuing the first "official" tribute to CIRITH UNGOL, entitled "One Foot in Fire". The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in January/February2006 on regular CD and a special limited 12-inch picture vinyl edition with inlay. "One Foot in Fire" tentative track listing (in no particular order): FALCON (w/ Greg ...

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BEHEMOTH, MARTYR, NEURAXIS Confirmed For TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST

BEHEMOTH, MARTYR and NEURAXIS are among the confirmed acts for the fifth annual Trois-Rivières Metalfest, set to be held November 11-12, 2005 at the Maquisart in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, November 11, 2005: 06:40 p.m. - STRIGAMPIRE 07:10 p.m. - PAROXYSM 07:45 p.m. - BENEATH THE MASSACRE ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS are the latest confirmed act for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG CANDLEMASS GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER 31 ORDER OF ...

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ULYSSES SIREN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers ULYSSES SIREN are the latest confirmed act for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER ...

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SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA Featured On 'Infected' Soundtrack

Providing a thundering musical backdrop to "infect" by, Majesco Entertainment Company and developer Planet Moon Studios today announced a deal with Roadrunner Records and several top heavy metal bands, including SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, ILL NINO, and THE AGONY SCENE to provide licensed music for the in-game soundtrack for Infected, scheduled for release on ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL are the latest confirmed act for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG GIRLSCHOOL GOATHORN ICARUS WITCH IVORY TOWER MARTYR METAL INQUISITOR MILES BEYOND OCTOBER 31 ORDER ...

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GOATHORN, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

GOATHORN (Canada), VISIONS OF ATLANTIS (Austria), IVORY TOWER (Germany), PYRAMAZE (USA) and MILES BEYOND (USA) are the latest confirmed acts for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BLITZKRIEG (UK) GOATHORN (Canada) ICARUS WITCH ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, ICARUS WITCH, OCTOBER 31 To Perform At Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS (Austria), ICARUS WITCH (USA), OCTOBER 31 (USA), MARTYR (Netherlands), TRINAKIUS (Italy), and METAL INQUISITOR (Germany) have reportedly been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15, 2006 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. More information is available at www.headbangers-open-air.de. ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Appear On MEGADETH Tribute CD

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno is among the artists contributing to an upcoming MEGADETH tribute album, due later in the year. The CD will be released in Europe and Argentina under the title "Hangar of Souls - A Tribute to Megadeth", and will be supported by a festival, featuring some of the bands appearing ...

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TORTURE KILLER Complete Work On Split Seven-Inch Single

Brutal Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just finished two new songs, titled as 'Day of Cadavers' and 'Defiled and Dead', to appear on a split 7" with our friends SOTAJUMALA. The EP will be released through Woodcut Records sometime in the near future, all ...

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A DOZEN FURIES 'Risking It All' For Sake Of Video

Dallas, TX-based A DOZEN FURIES, who won a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005 after beating out North Carolina's CYNDER (now CYN) in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" finale, have reportedly tapped director Darren Doane (EVERY TIME I DIE, DARKEST HOUR) to film the video for their track "The Cycle" in the Californian desert on ...

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NEURAXIS: Canadian Dates Announced

After completing work recording the follow-up to the recently repackaged 34-track "Truth Imagery Passage" European release, Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have announced the following dates in Canada: Aug. 25 - Riverview, NB @ O'Briens Aug. 26 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Winters Club Aug. 27 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion Sep. 11 - Montreal, PQ ...

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Third World Genocide - NUCLEAR ASSAULT

Someone's gonna literally have to shit in my mouth between now and December 31, 2005, to disappoint me more this year than NUCLEAR ASSAULT has. I've been looking forward to another album of blistering, humor-laced, neck-snapping thrash from these guys ever since the day I heard they were getting back together, and after digesting the ...

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CRYPTOPSY Complete Work On New Album

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY completed work on their fifth album, "Once Was Not", last week. "Sébastien Marsan, at his Studio Vortex in St-Constant (Quebec, Canada), did a wondrous job of mixing and engineering," the band write on their web site. "The album was mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound in New York City and ...

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A DOZEN FURIES: 'A Concept From Fire' Due In September

Dallas, TX-based A DOZEN FURIES, who won a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005 after beating out North Carolina's CYNDER (now CYN) in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" finale, have set "A Concept from Fire" as the title of their debut album, due on September 13 via Sanctuary Records. The album was mixed by Josh ...

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