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SAXON: 'The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III' Details Revealed

Every truly great act in the history of rock music has had two distinctive traits: a sure hand for hit-worthy compositions, but also the skill and that inner fire to translate these compositions just as hauntingly in their shows. SAXON certainly have both characteristics: having composed countless metal classics, they are also indisputably at home ...

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Sinner's Intuition - ENFORSAKEN

I'll not beat around the bush. "Sinner's Intuition" by Chicago's ENFORSAKEN is one of the best examples of melodic death metal that I have heard in quite some time. Bold words, I know, but ENFORSAKEN gets everything right with the Gothenburg-infused style heard on its third full-length release (and first for Crash Music). It is ...

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EYES OF FIRE Frontman Talks About New Video

EYES OF FIRE frontman Dan Kaufman recently spoke to MTV.com about the making of the band's new video, "It All Dies Today" — the first single off the Orange County ambient-metal quintet's sophomore disc, "Prisons". "I'm just glad there's not a whole lot of us in it," he joked. "You can see we're ...

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TAROT Remastered Reissues To Include Bonus Tracks

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, will be issuing remastered versions of their first five studio albums along with the "To Live Again" live album previously released in Japan. Each CD will include special bonus track(s). A March 1 release via Bluelight Records is expected. The following albums are being reissued: ...

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GENE SIMMONS Co-Authors 'I Am Indy' Campaign Signature Song: Audio Available

The IndyCar Series has announced that it has forged a unique marketing alliance with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and entertainment industry veteran Richard Abramson, principals in the Hollywood-based Simmons Abramson Marketing company. The broad-based agreement will see Simmons Abramson Marketing actively engaged in the league's marketing, event, public relations, sponsorship, merchandising and branding efforts — ...

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Deviant Current Signal - HACRIDE

It is not exactly shocking these days to run into a band that blends a variety of metal styles into its music. The odd MESHUGGAH time signatures and the schizophrenic pace-changes are staples of a seemingly ever-growing movement. France's HACRIDE have created an album in "Deviant Current Signal" that mixes Swedish melodic death and thrash ...

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SHINING: New Live Photos Posted Online

SHINING's official web site has been updated with 80 live photos from the band's October 28 live appearance at H62 in Stockholm, Sweden. Special guest Acerbus of ONDSKAPT joined Kvarforth on stage for a song. Even ex-SHINING bassist Phil A. Cirone attended the concert, as evidenced by the last two photos, where he's ...

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ORACLE SUN To Release Debut Album In January

ORACLE SUN, the new band featuring members of LABYRINTH, SIGMA, SHINING FURY, ANGEL GRACE and SEVEN GATES, will release their debut album, "Deep Inside", in January' via Scarlet Records. According to a press release, the CD will contain "nine songs of incredible prog-power metal based on a heavy-riffing session, dreamy solos and melodic singing that ...

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JAG PANZER: European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER will play the following dates in early November: Nov. 03 - San Benedetto del Tronto, ITA @ Shining Club (w/ BATTLE RAM) Nov. 04 - Bergamo (Milan), ITA @ Keller Club Nov. 05 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle (Keep It True V Festival) Nov. 06 – Athens, GRE @ ...

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Reactivated Swedish Black Metallers SHINING Announce Tour Dates

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING are preparing to embark on a European tour, with the first dates now announced. More shows will be added as they get confimed. Enterpainment Booking have arranged three SHINING gigs in Germany that are to take place in January 2006. The band have, however, not been informed on the exact ...

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Reactivated Black Metallers SHINING To Hit The Road, Record New Album

Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING have returned! SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected French record label Osmose Productions, who recently reissued SHINING's first two albums on digipack with bonus tracks. SHINING leader Kvarforth last year announced the death of the band due to many unpleasant circumstances which have been prominent the past ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer GENE HOGLAN Checks In

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, it's your big buddy Gene here, here to give all of you a long-awaited update! An UPDATE, you say? On a STRAPPING site? Can you believe it? As of this writing, The Dev ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman: PIGGY 'Will Stay In My Metal Heart Forever'

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "I feel really sad, empty and distraught about the too early loss of VOIVOD guitar player Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour! "Another pioneer of metal has left the stage but the legend of Piggy will live forever! "He ...

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SACRIFICE: 'Torment In Fire' Reissue With Bonus CD Now Available

Brazil's Marquee Records has jus re-released the debut album from legendary Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE, entitled "Torment in Fire". It comes as a double CD in a limited-edition hand-numbered slipcase and contains a massive booklet with liner notes by Laurent Ramadier, live pictures and personal comments by Joe Rico (guitar) and Rob Urbinati (guitar, vocals). The ...

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Punk Rock Tribute To VENOM Now Available

A new VENOM tribute album has been made available through Madskull Records. Entitled "Mayhem Without Mercy - A Hardcore Punkrock Tribute To Venom", the album features punk bands paying homage to the black metal pioneers. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. THE FELCHERS - Mayhem With Mercy 02. THE SHINING ...

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The Process of Elimination - LENG TCH'E

Is it just me or has there been an upsurge in the number of grindcore bands making the genre more creative and exciting, while still keeping it dangerous and monstrously heavy? "The Process of Elimination" may not be the dementia inducing, creative tour de force that is CEPHALIC CARNAGE's "Anomalies", but it sure is a ...

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MEGADETH: 'Greatest Hits' Package Essay Posted Online

MEGADETH's publicists, The Mitch Schneider Organization (MSO), have posted the "package essay" written by the director of "The Decline of Western Civilization" documentary series, Penelope Spheeris, for the group's upcoming "Greatest Hits: Back to the Start" collection, due on June 28. It reads as follows: "MEGADETH was always on the forefront of innovation, always challenging ...

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ELVENKING Begin Mixing New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING are currently at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland mixing their third album for a late 2005 release via AFM Records. "Everything's going great as we've nearly finished the first song," the band write on their web site. "Sonic Pump will surely become one the biggest and greatest studios over here ...

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Wolf's Return - GRAND MAGUS

Draped in doom and powered by classic heavy metal, Stockholm's GRAND MAGUS continue the quality streak with "Wolf's Return", the band's third release. A majestic and soulful album, yet heavy metal in the truest sense of the term. I can always tell when an album has had a big impact on me, as I'll being ...

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ARCH ENEMY: The Making Of 'The Ultimate Metal Album'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update on the group's official web site: "As the long and cold Swedish winter has slowly lost its icy grip on our country here up in the north, the sun has been shining and it has been an unusually couple of warm weeks here…the spring ...

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IMPALED To Guest On 1077 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone'

Oakland's IMPALED will be on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel on Friday night, March 4 between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to talk about their new album, new label, and "their plans to kill themselves sometime in the near future in a public place," according to an official press release. You ...

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CLUTCH Release Double Live CD

CLUTCH have announced the release of "Clutch - Live in Flint, Michigan" through their own River Road Records. This is a double CD recording of CLUTCH's marathon "An Evening With" set from the Machine Shop in July 2004. Both CDs are enhanced with still photos and video. The track listing is as follows: Set One: ...

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SLIPKNOT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHIMAIRA Share Their Halloween Flick Picks

What will you be listening to/watching this Halloween? Several Roadrunner recording artists shared their Halloween 2004 picks: Corey Taylor, SLIPKNOT: "How much time you got? Mine would be a toss-up between the original 'Psycho' (1960) and probably 'Chainsaw'. But a classic, dude, is the first 'Halloween' (1978). It's so fuckin' brutally spooky. On a personal ...

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