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ALLELE: Singer WALLY WOOD Returns To The Fold

Vocalist Wally Wood of the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rockers ALLELE has issued the following update: "I am BACK along with the original members, Keith OG (drums) and Ryan St John (bass) as well as Kelly Hayes (guitar; ex-COLD). Sorry I have been away a while and glad to hear you all have been still rockin ...

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ORIGIN Drummer To Guest On WIPZ Radio

Drummer John Longstreth of the Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will take part a live phone interview with Fat Jake next Monday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST on 88.5 FM WIPZ. If you live outside the Kenosha, Wisconsin broadcast area, you can listen to the program online at www.wipzradio.com. You can also submit ...

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HUMAN MINCER Signs With BRUTAL BANDS

Spain's brutal death metal act HUMAN MINCER has inked a deal with Brutal Bands. The group's third full-length album, "Degradation Paradox", is scheduled for release this summer. The CD was recorded at Sadman Studios and was mastered at West West Side (SUFFOCATION, CANNIBAL CORPSE, ORIGIN). "Degradation Paradox" will feature eight tracks with cover art by ...

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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Comments On Upcoming Tours

New York's SWORN ENEMY will continue to bring the metal to the masses via a slew of North American touring activity to support the release of their new album "Maniacal". Having toured Europe, Japan and the U.S. in recent weeks, they will continue their unrelenting schedule on April 14 with a series of headlining dates ...

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Antithesis - ORIGIN

Hailing from the city that boasts zip codes beginning with 666 (you just don't get anymore metal than that), Topeka, KS-based ORIGIN have been raising the bar for brutal death metal since the release of their self-titled debut in 2000. By pushing themselves beyond the limits, each release has seen the band become more punishing ...

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SLAYER, VENOM, CANDLEMASS, ROTTING CHRIST, KRISIUN Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

SLAYER, VENOM, CANDLEMASS, DANKO JONES, ROTTING CHRIST, KRISIUN, SHAI HULUD, BLEEDING THROUGH, THROWDOWN, DISFEAR, BLACK TIDE and PUNISH YOURSELF have been confirmed for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 at Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SLAYER MOTRHEAD VENOM CAVALERA CONSPIRACY NOFX IN FLAMES DIMMU BORGIR ...

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OBITUARY: U.S. Tour Cancelled

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have issued the following update: "We regret to inform you for reasons beyond our control we must cancel this May tour. We wanna thank everyone for their hard work and dedication for this tour and we WILL reschedule this for September 2008... Look for updates." OBITUARY's May tour was scheduled ...

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BORKNAGAR Rejoined By Guitarist, Bassist

Norway's BORKNAGAR has announced that Jens Ryland (guitar) and Erik Tiwaz (a.k.a. Tyr; bass) are back as permanent members of the band. Jens Ryland was a longtime member of BORKNAGAR and contributed to "The Archaic Course", "Quintessence" and "Empiricism" albums before he quit in 2003 due to other priorities in life. Erik Tiwaz joined the ...

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GRAVE: More 20th-Anniversary U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION. So far the following dates have been announced: May 08 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade May 09 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ...

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GRAVE, MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION. So far the following dates have been announced: May 08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ...

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ORIGIN: To Shoot 'Finite' Video

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN will shoot the first video for their brand new album, "Antithesis", this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The video for the track "Finite" will be lensed by David Brodsky for MyGoodEye. ORIGIN will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in May. Support on the shows will come from IMPALED and ...

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HELMET Adds New Guitarist

Influential alternative rock pioneers HELMET have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Beeman to the group's ranks. Beeman replaces the band's most recent axeman, Jimmy Thompson, who reportedly decided to move back to his native Australia at the end of 2007. In a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, HELMET mainman Page Hamilton stated about ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

MOTÖRHEAD, ROSE TATTOO, ICED EARTH, AIRBOURNE, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PORCUPINE TREE, KATATONIA, MORBID ANGEL, KRISIUN and DEATH ANGEL are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 groups will perform on two stages. The festival billing is ...

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HELMET: New Tour Dates Announced

Influential alternative rock pioneers HELMET have scheduled the following dates: Mar. 13 - Red Seven - Austin, Texas Mar. 14 - Viper Room - Austin, Texas Mar. 15 - The Playground - Park City, Utah Apr. 17 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, California Apr. 18 - Key Club - Hollywood, California Apr. ...

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ORIGIN: New Album Details Revealed

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have completed work on their brand new album, "Antithesis" (cover artwork). The follow-up to 2005's "Echoes of Decimation" brings what is widely considered to be the band's strongest lineup back together: Paul Ryan - Guitar, Vocals Jeremy Turner - Guitars, Vocals James Lee - Vocals Mike Flores - Bass, ...

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NEUROTIC DEATHFEST 2008: Tentative Running Order Announced

The tentative running order has been announced for the Neurotic Deathfest 2008, set to take place May 30-31 at club 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. It is as follows: Friday, May 30: NAPALM DEATH SUFFOCATION ASPHYX DYING FETUS ABORTED EXMORTEM BLOOD RED THRONE SEVERE TORTURE COLDWORKER DEAD INFECTION HATE DEAD BEYOND BURIED FLESHLESS BENIGHTED INCARNATED HOUWITSER ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Talks Label Switch, Upcoming Album

BORKNAGAR guitar player/main composer Øystein G. Brun recently spoke to Antenna about the group's label switch from Century Media to Indie Recordings, the band's upcoming album, and the status of his CRONIAN project. An excerpt from the chat follows: Antenna: Following what seems like ages at Century Media Records, BORKNAGAR have switched to ...

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Apocalyptic Feasting - BRAIN DRILL

The dentist looms above you, the drill begins spinning with that sickly whine as it pierces the tooth and that atrocious burning smell fills the air, and all the while you sit back with every muscle stiffened, holding on to the arms of the chair with white-knuckled intensity. The "drill" referred to in BRAIN DRILL ...

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ORIGIN To Release 'Antithesis' In April

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have set "Antithesis" (cover artwork) as the title of their new album, due on April 1 via Relapse Records. "Faster, heavier and decidedly more advanced than anyone could have ever envisioned metal becoming, 'Antithesis' is a modern-day death metal classic, which proves ORIGIN stand head and shoulders above their ...

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ABORTED, BLOOD RED THRONE, HATE, COLDWORKER Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

BLOOD RED THRONE, BRUTUS, HATE, LAY DOWN ROTTEN, COLDWORKER and ABORTED have been confirmed for the Neurotic Deathfest 2008, set to take place May 30-31 at club 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ASPHYX BEHEMOTH BENIGHTED BLOOD RED THRONE BRUTUS CEPHALIC CARNAGE COLDWORKER CONDEMNED CRYPTOPSY DEAD BEYOND BURIED ...

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BEHEADED Announces New Guitarist

Malta-based brutal death metallers BEHEADED have issued the following update: "Two years have passed and expect more brutality than ever. "We welcome aboard Nick on guitars from TENDENCY CHARGE who replaced Omar. "BEHEADED will be performing on the 2nd February 2008 live at Poxx Bar, Paceville supported by PUTRID BIRTH. "This year BEHEADED will be ...

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CONDEMNED, ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY Confirmed For Germany's DEATH FEAST OPEN AIR

CONDEMNED and ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY have been confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 12-14, 2008 in Hünxe, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY AVULSED BEHEADED BRODEQUIN COCK AND BALL TORTURE CONDEMNED CRYPTOPSY DECAPITATED DECREPIT BIRTH DEFLORATION DEGRADE DERANGED DESECRATION DYING ...

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IMPALED, DEAD BEYOND BURIED, HOUR OF PENANCE Confirmed For Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

DEAD BEYOND BURIED, IMPALED, HOUR OF PENANCE and CONDEMNED have been confirmed for the Neurotic Deathfest 2008, set to take place May 30-31 at club 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ASPHYX BEHEMOTH BENIGHTED CEPHALIC CARNAGE CONDEMNED CRYPTOPSY DEAD BEYOND BURIED DEAD INFECTION DECREPIT BIRTH DESECRATION DYING FETUS EXMORTEM ...

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