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Former ONWARD Guitarist To 'Offically' Release New Solo Album Next Week

Former ONWARD guitarist and solo instrumentalist Toby Knapp will "officially" release his new solo album, entitled "Misanthropy Divine", on March 24. The CD, which has been two years in the making, includes four vocal tracks featuring Dean Sternberg (also of WITHINANOTHER; former touring vocalist for INTO ETERNITY) and four instrumental tracks. All instruments on the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Play This Year's ROCKLAHOMA?

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will reportedly perform at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which will be held July 10-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. Bach's participation in the second annual event was announced earlier today on the KMOD 97.5 radio station out of Tulsa, Oklahoma ...

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TORCHE: Another New Song Posted Online

Antother new TORCHE song, entitled "Grenades", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off the Miami, Florida-based band's second full-length CD, "Meanderthal", due on April 8 through the Hydra Head imprint (vinyl to be released on Robotic Empire). Recorded throughout November 2007 at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, the ...

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TRIUMPH Bassist Discusses Reunion Plans

Sweden's Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with TRIUMPH bassist Mike Levine. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Metalshrine: First off, what was it about the offer from Sweden Rock Festival that really made you decide you were gonna do this? Mike Levine: "Eehh, you know, that's a good question. I guess it ...

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ARMORED SAINT Bassist To Perform With Singer BRAD ALDEN

ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has issued the following update: "I'm playing some local gigs with singer Brad Alden here in Los Angeles this month and in April doing one in Tokyo, Japan on the 23rd. Ahh, back to Tokyo! "ARMORED SAINT news: The SAINT will be playing at this year's Rocklahoma festival in ...

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HELLHAMMER: New Audio Interview With TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Posted Online

Before they were creating proto-black metal in CELTIC FROST, guitarist/vocalist Tom Gabriel Fischer and bassist Martin Eric Ain were members of seminal blackened thrash outfit HELLHAMMER. If you're a fan of CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER, or extreme metal in general, you should definitely check out HELLHAMMER's new demo anthology, "Demon Entrails", which sheds new light on ...

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HELLHAMMER: 'Demon Entrails' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Demon Entrails", a collection of the classic HELLHAMMER demos "Death Fiend", "Triumph of Death" and "Satanic Rites", has sold 667 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet sales *are* included in the SoundScan totals.) "Demon Entrails" was made available as an opulent oversized double CD ...

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SISTER SIN Wins SWEDEN ROCK's 'Nordic Challenge'

Swedish female-fronted band SISTER SIN beat out more than 2,500 groups to win the Nordic Challenge competition and land a slot at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. SISTER SIN recently released a well-received EP, "Smash The Silence". In addition, they toured Europe with W.A.S.P. during 2007. ...

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BUCKCHERRY Settles 'Crazy Bitch' Video Lawsuit

According to The Pulse of Radio, BUCKCHERRY has settled a lawsuit filed in 2006 by the mother of a teenage girl who appeared topless in the "unrated" version of the video for the band's single "Crazy Bitch". The suit claimed that the girl, who was 16 years old at the time, was "coerced" into drinking ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Discusses HELLHAMMER; Audio Available

MetalKult.com has just posted a seven-question downloadable audio interview with CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER vocalist/guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer. In the interview, Fischer talks about the details surrounding the creation of HELLHAMMER's seminal "Satanic Rites", "Death Fiend" and "Triumph of Death" demos, which are about to be released in the U.S. on February 26 as a two-CD reissue ...

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ACE FREHLEY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Original KISS guitarist Ace Fehley has been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACE FREHLEY (US) ASTRAL DOORS (S) AT THE GATES (S) AVATAR (S) AXEWITCH (S) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US) BONAFIDE ...

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HELLHAMMER Launches 'Demon Entrails' Web Site

With the release of "Demon Entrails" on February 26 in the U.S., the days of numerous substandard bootlegs of the classic HELLHAMMER demos "Death Fiend", "Triumph of Death" and "Satanic Rites" are finally over! "Demon Entrails" will also be available as an opulent oversized double CD media-book packaging and as a gatefold triple vinyl album. ...

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AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH, VIVIAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH and VIVIAN have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. AVANTASIA mainman Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) will be backed during the group's performance by a phenomenal band, including members of KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE and — of course — EDGUY. ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States. This year's show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., ...

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TORCHE: 'Meanderthal' Track Listing Revealed

Miami, Florida's TORCHE will release its second full-length CD, "Meanderthal", on April 8 through the Hydra Head imprint (vinyl to be released on Robotic Empire). Recorded throughout November 2007 at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, the 13-track album is TORCHE's first with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, GENGHIS TRON, DISFEAR) at the helm. Commented Andy Low of ...

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PRIMORDIAL Frontman: The Mainstream Needs Bands Like Us

Vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill of the of the Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL has issued the following update: "Well, it's been a long time coming. Not only this mesage but the current air of positivity that is surrounding the band. It really seems like we have moved in from the fringes of the scene to ...

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TRIUMPH Canadian Hall Of Fame Induction At JUNO AWARDS

At the 2008 Juno Awards nominee media conference held today in Toronto, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced this year's Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, the legendary rock band TRIUMPH. The original band members will be honored at the 2008 Juno Awards in Calgary on Sunday, April 6, broadcast on ...

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POISON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

'80s hard rockers POISON have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This will mark the band's only European appearance of 2008 and their first concert in Europe in 15 years. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASTRAL ...

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MORTIFICATION's STEVE ROWE Comments On Upcoming Reissues

MORTIFICATION vocalist/bassist Steve Rowe has issued the following update: "The big news this month is that everything ever released by Nuclear Blast from 1992 to 2002 is being reissued by Polish label Metal Mind Productions. Under license from Nuclear Blast, eight CDs will be reissued in deluxe digipak format packed full of extras like bonus ...

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HELLHAMMER Demo Tracks To Air This Weekend

With the release of "Demon Entrails" on February 26 in the U.S., the days of numerous substandard bootlegs of the classic HELLHAMMER demos "Death Fiend", "Triumph of Death" and "Satanic Rites" are finally over! This Sunday, January 27, "Chaos with Full Metal Jackie", on Indie 103 FM in Los Angeles brings you the worldwide debut ...

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BUCKCHERRY Performs On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'; Video Available

California hard rockers BUCKCHERRY were the featured musical guests on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" last night (Thursday, January 24). Watch their performance below. BUCKCHERRY's most recent album, "15", has been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of one million copies in the United States. ...

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TRIUMPH's EMMETT To Guest On ALICE COOPER's Radio Show

TRIUMPH's Rik Emmett will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show "Nights with Alice Cooper" airing tonight (Wednesday, January 23). The program is a classic-rock format and can be heard on over 100 radio stations in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Air times differ, so make sure to check out ...

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Reunited TRIUMPH Planning 'Major World Tour' In 2009

The reunited TRIUMPH — featuring guitarist Rik Emmett alongside drummer Gil Moore and bassist Mike Levine — will follow up its appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival in June with a couple of dates in July at venues yet to be determined, then spend a year gearing up for a major world tour beginning in ...

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