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SAXON: 'If I Was You' Video Posted Online

SAXON's video for the song "If I Was You" has been posted at YouTube. The track comes off the British heavy metal legends' latest album, "The Inner Sanctum", which was released in early March. SAXON is the subject of this coming Tuesday's (April 10) "Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith" documentary series ...

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SHINING: 'V / Halmstad' Swedish Release Date Announced

Osmose Productions has set an April 18 Swedish/European release date for the new album from reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING, entitled "V / Halmstad (Niklas Angående Niklas)". The North American release will be handled by The End Records. According to the band, "V / Halmstad (Niklas Angående Niklas)" will contain "six tracks of the darkest, ...

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SHINING FORCE Begins Work On 'By The Blood'

Pasadena, Texas-based Christian metal band SHINING FORCE have entered the studio to begin recording their third CD, entitled "By the Blood". According to a press release, the new album will be the group's "heaviest" release to date and will feature "a touch of LAMB OF GOD and SLAYER" combined with SHINING FORCE's own brand of ...

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ANGELCORPSE: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

ANGELCORPSE bassist/vocalist Pete Helmkamp has issued the following update: "As most of you know now, ANGELCORPSE has completed the recording of our fourth full-length album, 'Of Lucifer and Lightning'. Osmose Productions will handle the release of the CD (and limited-edition LP) in Europe, The End will handle things in North America, and Mutilation Productions will ...

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SHINING Rejoined By Bassist PHIL A. CIRONE

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING have been rejoined by bassist Phil A. Cirone. "Now with the new album just around the corner and a full lineup again, SHINING are preparing an extensive live set which will be forced upon the masses this autumn," the band writes. "Tour dates will follow shortly..." SHINING recently posted a ...

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Cycle Repeats - LOST EDEN

Average, harmless metalcore from Japan is what we find on LOST EDEN's debut, "Cycle Repeats". Though their country of origin might add a bullet point to their marketing plan, the fact is that this music could come from anywhere in the west right now. If you've heard AS I LAY DYING, TRIVIUM, SOILWORK or KILLSWITCH ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH: Classic Recordings To Be Reissued

On April 3, 2007, Friday Music will re-release three much-sought-after classic recordings from the legendary DAVID LEE ROTH Warner Brothers catalog: "A Little Ain't Enough" (FRM 1054), "Your Filthy Little Mouth" (FRM 1055) and the highly collectable "Sonrisa Salvaje" (FRM 1053) ("Eat 'Em and Smile" sung in Spanish). All three albums have been re-mastered by ...

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SHINING: New Song Posted Online

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING have posted a new song, entitled "Låt Oss Ta Allt Från Varandra", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "V / Halmstad", tentatively due this spring via Osmose Productions. According to the band, "V / Halmstad" will contain "six tracks of the darkest, ...

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MOONLYGHT: New Album To Be Mastered In Sweden

Quebec City's dark metallers MOONLYGHT will have their newly recorded album, "Shining", mastered by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid (DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH, DARK TRANQUILLITY) in Sweden. The new CD will feature 10 tracks and a running time of more than 70 minutes. A spring release via an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. MOONLYGHT re-released ...

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MAYHEM: New Documentary 'Pure F*cking Mayhem' Nearing Completion

A sequel to the acclaimed Norwegian/Swedish documentary "Cult of Aggression", focusing on the Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM, is in the final stages of production and is planned for release sometime in the spring. Entitled "Pure Fucking Mayhem", the new documentary is being financed by the film's director, Stefan Rydehed, and "will be shown at ...

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DØDHEIMSGARD: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG) track, entitled "Vendetta Assassin", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Norwegian band's forthcoming album, "Supervillain Outcast", due in Norway on March 26 and the rest of the world in April via Moonfog Records. DØDHEIMSGARD will debut some of the new ...

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SAXON Manager Checks In

SAXON's manager Thomas Jensen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "After a hectic week I would like to keep you posted on the latest activities of the band. It might be too much information but I'll try to keep it short. "Thursday: Biff [Byford, vocals] and Charlie [Bauerfeind, produer] finished ...

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SAXON: New Single Available For Paid Download

SAXON's new single, "If I Was You", is now available for download from a number of online shops. A complete list of participating shops can be found on the band's official web site. SAXON has finalized the track listing for its new album, "The Inner Sanctum", due in Europe on March 5 (Germany: ...

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SAXON: 'The Inner Sanctum' Details Revealed

British heavy metal legends SAXON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Inner Sanctum", due in Europe on March 5 (Germany: March 2, U.S.: April 3) via SPV Records. Commented frontman Biff Byford: "'The Inner Sanctum' is a typical SAXON recording that kicks off with gargatum heavy metal tracks, followed by classic ...

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SHINING To Film Swedish Gig For Upcoming DVD

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING will film their February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden for an upcoming DVD, entitled "Fy Fan För Livet!" In addition to the live footage, the disc will consist of a two-hour "road movie" and the promotional video for the new song "Låt Oss Ta Allt Från Varandra". ...

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SHINING, OPERA IX Confirmed For Germany's HELLS PLEASURE Festival

Sweden's SHINING and Italy's OPERA IX are among the latest confirmed bands for the Hells Pleasure festival, set to take place July 20-21, 2007 in Pößneck, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): DEFLORATION DEATHRONATION DESASTER DOOMSHINE EARTH FLIGHT EURE ERBEN (ex-DARKNESS) HELRUNAR MELECHESH NECROS CHRISTOS NEGURA BUNGET OLD OPERA ...

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Vocalist LANCE KING Parts Ways With PYRAMAZE

Due to "irreconcilable differences," Lance King will no longer be singing with PYRAMAZE. Commented Lance: "I would like to thank the PYRAMAZE guys for many wonderful memories. I'm very proud of the music we created together! I wish each and every member of the band success in their careers and personal lives, as well as ...

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Subliminal Genocide - XASTHUR

It seemed a tad strange to find that the new 71-minute full-length from Malefic's XASTHUR was being released on Hydra Head. That is, until one considers that the lo-fi black metal atmospheres and dread-drenched trance of "Subliminal Genocide" is the kind of expansive, heady, and off-the-beaten path album in which the label specializes. Of course, ...

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