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KRISIUN, SCARECROW Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

Brazil's KRISIUN and Finland's SCARECROW have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 24-25 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOPHIS ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION DEMONICAL DISASTER KFW DYING FETUS EAR-SHOT ENTHRONED ENTOMBED EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION FLESHLESS GRAVEWORM ...

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GRIM REAPER Replaces MALICE At Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER has replaced MALICE on the billing of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The running order for the event is as follows: Thursday, July 12: SIXTH ALLOY (GER) 18.00-18.45 SILVER FIST (ESP) 19.00-19.50 INTENSE (UK) 20.05-20.55 STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER (UK) 21.15-22.20 WOLF ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's MAN RAZE To Release Debut In September

MAN RAZE, the new band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, will release its long-awaited debut album, "Surreal", on September 30 through the group's own label, Surrealist Records. According to a posting on the band's web site, "The legendary Bob Ludwig was employed to master the album and the result is a sonic onslaught… a ...

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HIMSA: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Seattle's HIMSA have set "Summon In Thunder" as the title of its new album, due on September 17 via Century Media Records. Steve Carter (who produced the band's second album, "Courting Tragedy And Disaster") produced the music while Devin Townsend (LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR) produced vocals and the renowned Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED) brought ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Interview Available

TheRighttoRock.com has has posted a new interview with guitarist Marios Iliopoulos from NIGHTRAGE. Marios discusses the group's new CD, "A New Disease is Born", as well as band's new lineup. Marios also talks about the departure of Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES) and the new NIGHTRAGE sound. Read the interview at this location. ...

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DAM Parts Ways With Guitarist

U.K. extreme metal band DAM has parted ways with guitarist Lal. "His contributions have played a crucial part in shaping the sound of DAM, and we are sorry to see him go," the group writes in a statement. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavours." Guitarist and brother-in-arms Dan "Ropeman" Knight of ...

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HYADES Confirmed For Italy's METAL DISORDER Festival

Italian thrash metal act HYADES has confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Metal Disorder festival, set to take place September 22-23 in Pogliano Milanese, near Milan, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BASTARD SAINTS (ITA) BURNING BLACK (ITA) CARCHARODON (ITA) CENTURION GHOST UK ENEMYNSIDE (ITA) GROUND CONTROL (ITA) HORRID (ITA) HYADES ...

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SADUS Bassist Issues 'End-Of-Tour' Report

SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio (ex-TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH, DRAGONLORD, DEATH) has posted the following end-of-tour report on his message board:: "Some of our best shows, ever. "Started back in March in a couple SoCal spots. Almost lost a tire off the trailer on the way to Riverside, but pulled off the set. Then the CalMetalFest. Killer ...

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ONSLAUGHT Frontman Is 'Hungry For Thrash'

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will perform at the Bang Your Head!!! festival "warm-up party" on June 21 in Hechingen, Germany as a co-headliner alongside VICIOUS RUMORS. ONSLAUGHT has also been confirmed as a special guest to OBITUARY at the London Underworld on July 5. Meanwhile, ONSLAUGHT frontman Sy Keeler, who recently underwent successful surgery to ...

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JORDANRIVER To Release OATH TO VANQUISH Debut

In another step towards supporting the Arabian metal scene, JordanRiver Entertainment has signed an exclusive licensing deal with U.K. death metal label Grindethic Records to issue the debut album by Lebanese extreme metallers OATH TO VANQUISH. A July 7 release is expected. The new license version of the album, titled "Applied Schizophrenic Science", will feature ...

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HEMLOCK Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Las Vegas' HEMLOCK. According to a press release, "HEMLOCK has already established itself as a hard-working, touring act with a loyal and expanding fan base. The 'LOCK continues setting an example to bands to work hard towards their goals and not wait around for a handout from the ...

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ENTHRONED, DEMONICAL Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

ENTHRONED and DEMONICAL have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 24-25 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOPHIS ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION DEMONICAL DISASTER KFW DYING FETUS EAR-SHOT ENTHRONED ENTOMBED EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION FLESHLESS GRAVEWORM GRIND INC. ...

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ENTOMBED, DISASTER KFW, EVOCATION Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

ENTOMBED, DISASTER KFW and EVOCATION have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 24-25 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOPHIS ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION DISASTER KFW DYING FETUS EAR-SHOT ENTOMBED EQUILIBRIUM EVOCATION FLESHLESS GRAVEWORM GRIND INC. ...

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DESTRUCTION, ONSLAUGHT: U.K. Dates Announced

German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in November. Support at the shows will come from ONSLAUGHT, AMENTI and RASTA. The details are as follows: Nov. 09 - Kingston - The Peel Nov. 10 - Dublin - Voodoo Lounge Nov. 11 - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan Nov. 12 - Glasgow ...

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ONSLAUGHT Frontman Issues 'Eye' Update

ONSLAUGHT frontman Sy Keeler, who recently underwent a successful surgery to re-attach the retina of his left eye, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Hello all. Now I can see well enough, thought I'd check in with an eye update. But first off a HUGE thank you to everyone who posted here on Blabbermouth ...

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THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND Signs With METAL HEAVEN

THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, the new group fronted by legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART), has inked a deal with Metal Heaven for the release of its debut album, tentatively due in October. The group recently entered the studio with producer Dennis Ward (KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, PINK CREAM 69) to ...

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BIFFY CLYRO Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the U.S. acquisition of Glasgow's latest rock sensation BIFFY CLYRO, a trio being heralded in some U.K. circles as "the new NIRVANA." "Puzzle" is the band's breakthrough new album, and is garnering massive attention in Britain. It was produced by GGGarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, CHEVELLE, RED HOT CHILI ...

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ONSLAUGHT Singer Undergoes Surgery

ONSLAUGHT vocalist Sy Keeler has undergone a successful surgery to re-attach the retina of his left eye and is recovering well at home. The detachment occured at the soundcheck of Leeds Rio's during the first leg of the reunited British thrashers' "Killing Peace" tour, forcing the group to cancel the remainder of the U.K. shows. ...

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ONSLAUGHT Cancels U.K. Dates

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their British tour due to a serious health issue concerning vocalist Sy Keeler. The ONSLAUGHT frontman was rushed to hospital during the soundcheck at Leeds Rio's suffering from an acute loss of vision. Keeler has since undergone an emergency operation to repair ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

Swedish metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 24-25 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): APOPHIS ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION DYING FETUS EAR-SHOT EQUILIBRIUM FLESHLESS GRAVEWORM GRIND INC. JUSTICE KROMLEK ONSLAUGHT SADIST SCAR ...

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JACK FROST Comments On Upcoming Performance With LIZZY BORDEN

LIZZY BORDEN has recruited Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET CO.) to be the second half of a two-guitar onslaught at Metal Blade's 25th Anniversary Showcase at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. Jack has released the following statement: "I am very honored to be taking the stage with LIZZY BORDEN at Metal Blade's ...

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BLACK SABBATH, SHADOWS FALL, STATIC-X First-Week Sales Revealed

SHADOWS FALL's Atlantic Records debut, "Threads of Life", sold just over 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 46 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially less than the 39,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The War Within" (Century Media), which came out ...

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