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Brazil's HEADHUNTER D.C. Finish Recording New Album

Brazil's HEADHUNTER D.C. have finished recording their long-awaited fourth full-length album, "God's Spreading Cancer…", at Casa das Máquinas Studio in Salvador. Playing drums on and producing the new CD is the band's former drummer Thiago Nogueira (also currently in UNGODLY), who stepped into the skinsman role following the dismissal of Daniel Brandão. HEADHUNTER D.C., who ...

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POSSESSED Frontman To Guest On New KULT OV AZAZEL Album

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following update: "Writing for the fourth release has begun. We have also summoned the immortal Jeff Becerra [ex-POSSESSED frontman] from the abyss to co-write and record guest vocals for a new track on the yet-untitled album. Also an exclusive track of POSSESSED's 'Holy Hell' will appear ...

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DEICIDE: 'When London Burns' DVD Preview Available

Fresh from stirring up a storm in the U.K. with their appearance on the BBC documentary "Death Metal Murders", DEICIDE are back once again with a taster from their forthcoming debut DVD release, "When London Burns". DEICIDE's triumphant show at London's Mean Fiddler in November 2004 is remembered by anyone who was there as a ...

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Mythological Occult Metal 1991-2001 - ABSU

Not a best-of, which North America in particular could really use, but rather a nicely-packaged odds-and-sods collection of rarities from this ever-mutating, currently on hiatus Texas underground horde. You'd have to be a big fan to begin with to shell out cash for a 99-minute excursion into underproduced demos, vinyl only tracks, roughshod live recordings ...

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Minute Man For the Moment - LOOK WHAT I DID

Rating this one is tough. Do you call the band out for the miles of pretentious horseshit they dish out? Do you praise them for being freaked-out and weird enough to send more closed-minded metalheads running for the door with puckered buttholes? This record is a fucking mess, no doubt about it, but sometimes a ...

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STAIND Frontman Gives Props To KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS

liveDaily recently conducted an interview with STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis. An excerpt from the chat follows: liveDaily: Where does your songwriting inspiration come from? Aaron Lewis: "What I talk about in the songs, I have a really hard time expressing that otherwise. I tend to stuff things down and internalize it until it's ...

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FLESH: DECEIVER Guitarist Released Old-School Death Metal Solo CD

Pete Flesh (DECEIVER, ex-MAZE OF TORMENT) has recorded his first solo full-length album, entitled "Dödsångest". Vocals, guitars and bass were recorded by Pete, while the drums were taken care of by Flingan (DECEIVER). Released under the FLESH banner, the album was recorded over a three-day period in June 2005 at the Abyss studio with Tommy ...

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SEXTRASH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Reunited Brazilian death metallers SEXTRASH have set the tentative track listing for their as-yet-untitled fourth album, due in December via Cogumelo Records. SEXTRASH are currently recording the 11-song CD at Estúdio Engenho, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The album will be the group's first full-length studio effort since 1992's "Funeral Serenade". The band's current lineup consists ...

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Promises In Blood - PATHS OF POSSESSION

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher will surprise longtime fans here — his work in CANNIBAL CORPSE sounds positively one-dimensional next to the clear enunciation and varied vocal patterns he brings to PATHS OF POSSESSION. Musically, you might be a little startled too. The band lays off the speedy Floridian death metal for a semi-melodic midtempo chug not ...

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REQUIEM Complete Work On New Album

Finnish melodic metallers REQUIEM have completed work on their third album, "Requiem Forever", for an October 24 release via Scarlet Records. The CD was mastered at Chartmakers studios in Helsinki, Finland, by Svante Forsbäck (STRATOVARIUS, RAMMSTEIN) and will feature artwork by Carlos Del Olmo (SOILWORK, TERROR 2000, AGENT STEEL, THE DEFACED). "Requiem Forever" track listing: ...

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Longtime Metal Journalist Pays Tribute To Fallen VOIVOD Guitarist

Longtime metal journalist and BLABBERMOUTH.NET contributor Don Kaye has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "It was almost exactly twenty years ago that I first met the members of VOIVOD, including guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour. I had been following their career for a year before that, through demos ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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Black Grimoire - BLOOD RITUAL

Somewhere between nihilistic ambience and crushing brutality, BLOOD RITUAL set up shop in a murky corner of death metal, informed and influenced by early black metal. Sole member Tim Bishop treads the same dark paths of primeval murk as IMMOLATION and INCANTATION, though his music is less technical than the former, less oppressively crushing than ...

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Terrorist – Nekronaut Pt. 1 - NATTEFROST

In the incestuous, freewheeling black metal scene, side projects come and go faster than anyone with a life can keep up with them. NATTEFROST is on his second solo album, and this member of CARPATHIAN FOREST spends his time here gleefully taking the piss (at times literally), mocking black metal (the "clean vocals" in " ...

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CRISIS: Tales Of Haunted Clubs And Tornadoes

CRISIS have posted the following message on their official web site: "What an incredible and surreal experience we had last night. "The circumstances surrounding our show and the events that ensued were strange indeed and when going over it we realized that what we had lived had the makings for a really great horror flick ...

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CERBERUS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Los Angeles thrashers CERBERUS have announced the track listing for their new album, "The Cage of Existence", due on June 24 via Hell and Death Records. It is as follows: 01. Fractured Extraction 02. From Within 03. Hostility 04. The Cage of Existence 05. Brutal Remains 06. The Path... 07. The Gates of Mercy 08. ...

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ABSU To Release Two-CD/LP Anthology Of Rarities

Osmose Productions has announced the release of ABSU's "Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001", a double CD and LP anthology, due out in September 2005. The collection of songs, compiled by Equitant and re-mastered by Proscriptor, will feature tracks recorded by the band never featured on any of ABSU's five official releases. "This is not a posthumous ...

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COMBAT RECORDS To Relaunch

KOCH Records has announced the relaunch and resurrection of the classic Combat Records label brand, the birthing place of hard rock and hard core titans like VENOM, EXODUS, MEGADETH, POSSESSED, C.O.C., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL and many more. The new venture will focus on developing new bands and providing them with a home that ...

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BATHORY Tribute Album: Final Track Listing Revealed

Germany's Black Goat Productions have finalized the track listing for the upcoming BATHORY tribute album, "A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory", tentatively due in June. "A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory" will feature 25 tracks and 24 bands from 12 countries. The cover will be designed by Italian Lady Rock and will show ...

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Tyranny of Souls - BRUCE DICKINSON

There's a silent majority of us out here in IRON MAIDEN fandom. Sure, we're happy when Steve Harris warms up a plate of reheated past glories, hires a community college dropout to whip up some artwork (that "Dance of Death" cover… sheesh!) and graces us with another increasingly clunky, bloodless, self-important MAIDEN album. It's kinda ...

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Angel Of Retribution - JUDAS PRIEST

One of the most eagerly awaited (and pre-ordained) reunions in metal history has finally taken place, and the recorded results are here at last. The first JUDAS PRIEST album in nearly 15 years to feature original vocalist Rob Halford, "Angel of Retribution" may not be the masterpiece some were expecting (perhaps the hype had something ...

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OVERKILL: Early Albums To Be Reissued On One CD

Megaforce Records will re-release OVERKILL's two classic early albums, "Fuck You and Then Some" and "Feel the Fire", on one CD February 22, 2005. These albums not only showcase the early years of the band, but also represent some of the finest early thrash metal. New York thrash quartet OVERKILL formed in the early 1980s ...

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HATE ETERNAL Guitarist: 'DIMEBAG's Spirit Will Carry On Forever'

HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I have thought so long and hard on what I could possibly say that has not already been said about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott but I felt compelled to make a statement with ...

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VADER Bassist Completes New Album With Side Project

VADER bassist Novy's death/thrash metal side project SPINAL CORD have completed work on their second album, entitled "Stigmata of Life". The album was recorded at Screw Factory Studio between May and November 2004 and was produced by SPINAL CORD, engineered by Janusz Bryt, Tomasz Biernacki and Dino, and mixed by Janusz Bryt. It will reportedly ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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