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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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Worldwide Response To ROCKLAHOMA 'Amazing'

Only one week after announcing plans for Rocklahoma, the largest '80s rock festival of its kind to ever be organized, an onslaught of fans worldwide have purchased tickets and made their plans to travel to Oklahoma. Fans from throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and 32 states in the U.S. have purchased their advanced tickets ...

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SUSPERIA Drummer Forced To Sit Out European Tour

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have suffered a major setback in the run-up to their forthcoming European tour with W.A.S.P. (set to begin later this month) and the subsequent U.K. dates with ONSLAUGHT. The band's drummer Tjodalv has broken his ankle in a freak accident and will have to sit out the dates. According to an official ...

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DEMONICAL To Support GRAVE In Sweden, Norway

DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring past and present members from CENTINEX, GRAVE, REGURGITATE, INTERMENT, AMARAN, WORLD BELOW and DELLAMORTE, will celebrate the release of its debut album, "Servants of the Unlight", by supporting for Swedish death masters GRAVE on two shows in Sweden and Norway in late April. The dates are as ...

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ENTOMBED Added To ONSLAUGHT, SUSPERIA Gig In London

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have been added to the May 7 concert at the Underworld in London, England featuring ONSLAUGHT and SUSPERIA. ENTOMBED will release its new album, "Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments", in Germany on July 13 through Threeman Recordings via a special arrangement with Candlelight Records. The 10-song effort will mark the ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS, ONSLAUGHT Live DVDs Due In May

Metal Mind Productions has set a May 14 European release date for the new SOLITUDE AETURNUS and ONSLAUGHT live DVDs, entitled "Hour of Despair" and "Live Polish Assault 2007" respectively. The footage for both discs was filmed/recorded on February 12, 2007 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. SOLITUDE AETURNUS's critically acclaimed new album, "Alone", ...

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The Blackening - MACHINE HEAD

"The Blackening", MACHINE HEAD's sixth studio album, is quite simply the band's best effort since its shattering 1994 debut, "Burn My Eyes", and may even surpass that modern classic. It may also be the best all-out metal recording of 2007. This is a no-holds-barred, brutally heavy, uncompromising album, a labor of love on which every ...

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Age Eternal - MIDDIAN

Mike Scheidt may have been the guitarist and vocalist of revered northwest U.S. space-doom freaks YOB, but the opening track of his new band's debut seems determined to highlight the differences between his earlier outfit and MIDDIAN. "Dreamless Eye" crashes out of the gate with a fast, aggressive, crusty old-NEUROSIS clatter, a much harsher and ...

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DEMONICAL: Debut Album Samples Available

DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring past and present members from CENTINEX, GRAVE, REGURGITATE, INTERMENT, AMARAN, WORLD BELOW and DELLAMORTE, has posted two tracks from its upcoming debut album, "Servants of the Unlight", on its MySpace page. "Servants of the Unlight" is scheduled for release on April 27 via Germany's Cyclone ...

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DYING FETUS, ONSLAUGHT, SADIST Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

DYING FETUS, ONSLAUGHT and SADIST 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 JUSTICE KROMLEK ONSLAUGHT SADIST SONIC SYNDICATE SUIDAKRA ...

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ONSLAUGHT, SUSPERIA, EVILE To Team Up For U.K. Tour

ONSLAUGHT, SUSPERIA and EVILE will team up for a U.K. tour in May. The dates are as follows: May 02 - Academy 3, Manchester May 03 - Rio's, Leeds May 04 - Corporation, Sheffield May 05 - JBs, Dudley May 06 - Venue TBC May 07 - Underworld, London May 08 - Bierkeller, Bristol ONSLAUGHT's ...

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SEREGON To Release Debut EP In April

Bristol, England-based death/thrash metal band SEREGON will release its debut EP, entitled "Kingdom of the Blind", on April 6. The CD was recorded over a seven-day period at The Whitehouse Studio in Weston-Super-Mare with engineer Martain Nichols. According to the band, "six days were spent on the recording of all the music and vocals and ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'Scathing' Video Posted Online

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has posted its video for the track "Scathing" at YouTube.com. The clip was shot last month in Athens, Greece. The track comes off the group's third album, "A New Disease Is Born", due in North America on April 17. The CD was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, ...

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THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND Begins Recording Debut Album

THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, the new group fronted by legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART), has entered the studio with producer Dennis Ward (KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, PINK CREAM 69) to begin recording its debut album, tentatively titled "Personal Crisis". The projected track listing for the effort is as follows (in ...

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Killing Peace - ONSLAUGHT

You know, it won't win you any friends among the back-patch-and-MALICE-button set, but it's okay once in a while to admit that some of those quasi-legendary '80s bands were… well… second-tier. Not that it should affect one's enjoyment of their classic albums — hell, I'm a huge XENTRIX fan despite my absolute certainty that they ...

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VADER: Australian Dates Announced

Polish death metallers VADER have announced the following shows in Australia as part of their World Devastation Tour: Apr. 24 - The Enigma Bar - Adelaide Apr. 26 - Club Phoenix - Brisbane Apr. 27 - The Gaelic Club - Sydney (Over 18 Only) Apr. 28 - The Corner - Melbourne Support will come from ...

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'80s Hard Rockers HURRICANE Resurrected; New Album In The Works

'80s hard rockers HURRICANE are reportedly being resurrected by guitarist and founding member Robert Sarzo (brother of former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo). This new version of the group will record a new album and tour throughout the world. The new CD will feature original material along with new music that will fuse different musical ...

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NIGHTRAGE Announces New Guitarist

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has announced the addition of guitarist Constantine to the group's ranks. Constantine hails from Athens, Greece and is said to be "a really talented guitarist" who "is willing to give everything for NIGHTRAGE. For more information on Constantine, visit his MySpace page. As previously reported, a brand new ...

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STEVE GRIMMETT Superbowl Commercial Theme Explained

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has revealed more information about its Super Bowl commercial featuring legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART). The 30-second television commercial will air today (Sunday, February 4) during Super Bowl XLI in Miami. The spot airs midway through the Super Bowl's second quarter. ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Collaborates With Ex-GRIM REAPER Singer On SUPERBOWL Commercial

Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, COSMOSQUAD, MOGG/WAY) and writing/production partner Jono Brown have landed a Superbowl commercial for Garmin GSP navigation systems. The 30-second spot, which is set to air just before Superbowl half-time this Sunday, was recorded and mixed in Los Angeles and London, England and also features legendary U.K. metal vocalist ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'String Quartet Tribute' Due Next Month

Vitamin Records has set a February 20 release date for "The String Quartet Tribute to Dream Theater". A press release for the effort reads as follows; For over 20 years, DREAM THEATER has consistently challenged and engaged critics and fans alike with their unique brand of progressive metal. They've sold millions of records worldwide, released ...

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