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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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Man of Straw - VIKING

With this, their second release, the Lost and Found label is quickly becoming a benchmark for how these limited reissues should be done. The second effort from Los Angeles cult favorites VIKING is the latest album to come down off the high-priced eBay auction block, available again for all who missed it the first time, ...

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Desperate Man's Diary - GLASS CASKET

GLASS CASKET's debut album, "We Are Gathered Here Today", made some waves in the metal world for its technical blend of thrash and death metal, set against a metalcore backdrop. Counting a couple of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME members in its ranks (guitarist Waring and drummer Blake Richardson) didn't exactly hurt the publicity effort. ...

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RUSH Drummer Checks In With Songwriting Update

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has posted a lengthy update at his official web site. An excerpt from message follows: "My bandmates and I had decided to spend May working together in a Toronto studio, to refine some of the songs we had worked on long-distance over the winter, and hopefully to write some new ones. ...

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SHINING Begin Recording New Album

Mastering Kvarforth of the reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING has issued the following update: "We have just returned from the Razors Across Europe tour we made throughout Europe. The ten ceremonies and three emergency hospital visits, were more or less successful and we will soon return better and even more determined of your demise soon. ...

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Another Perfect Day - MOTÖRHEAD

Lemmy may be God, but you get past "Iron Fist" in MOTÖRHEAD's storied discography, and the blasphemers start crawling out from under rocks and taking potshots at 'im. (Say it to his warts, poseurs!) Some weak-kneed, genitally inferior types even call "Another Perfect Day" the band's downfall, when guitarist "Fast Eddie" Clarke split the scene, ...

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Sterling Black Icon - FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING

I recall applauding Germany's FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING in a review of the band's Metal Blade debut (and sophomore release) "Skywards/Chapter II: A Sylphe's Ascension". In said review I acknowledged the band's unabashed love of the Swedish melodic death metal style, but still found the album to be finely crafted and genuinely entertaining. "Sterling Black Icon ...

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