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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Working On New Material

Tim Gutierrez of PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, has issued the following update: "We've recently started a third album. Right now we have nine songs written, but two of those may be Frankensteined for the best parts and turned into one song. Very pleased with the new stuff ...

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HALLOWS EVE Bassist: 'I'm Not Dead Yet'

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE were forced to cancel their appearance at this coming weekend's Monsters Ball (Friday, October 12 at the Rock Room of the Sterling Hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania and on Saturday, October 13 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey) after the group's bassist, Tommy Stewart, was diagnosed with a lower abdominal abscess. ...

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HALLOWS EVE: Illness Forces Concert Cancellations

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Monsters Ball next weekend (Friday, October 12 at the Rock Room of the Sterling Hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania and on Saturday, October 13 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey). Commented guitarist Doyle Bright: "Tommy Stewart [bass] is in the hospital tonight. ...

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PRONG Mainman Discusses 'Power Of The Damager'

Alex Zander of MK magazine recently conducted an interview with PRONG mainman Tommy Victor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: MK: How did [Monte Pittman, guitar] come into the whole picture? How did you cross paths with someone like Monte Pitman? Victor: Actually it was through Ivan de Prume who initially ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer To Visit Lowe's Motor Speedway

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen will attend the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on October 13, 2007. Rick will meet fans, corporate guests and some of NASCAR's greatest drivers in the industry to share with them his vision for the Raven Drum Foundation. It is the mission of ...

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Reunited TREPONEM PAL To Release New Album

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL (named after the bacteria that causes syphilis) have completed work on a brand new studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Produced by KMFDM mastermind Sascha Konietzko,the CD features guest appearances by Paul Raven (MINISTRY, PRONG) on bass and Ted Parsons (SWANS, PRONG) on drums. ...

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FROSTMOON ECLIPSE's CLAUDIO ALCARA Releases Acoustic Album

"Songs of Remorse", the first album from STROSZEK, saw its release this week on the Canadian God Is Myth label. The band is FROSTMOON ECLIPSE guitarist and founder Claudio Alcara's personal project, and the melodic, acoustic work is far removed from the black metal he is more usually associated with. In addition to Claudio himself ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'The Foetus Of A New Day Kicking' Video Available

CRADLE OF FILTH's video for the song "The Foetus of a New Day Kicking" can be viewed below. The track comes off the British extreme metallers' seventh album, "Thornography", which was released in October 2006 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Nymphetamine", "Thornography" was recorded at Lincolnshire, England's Chapel studios with producer Rob Caggiano ...

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'Heavy Metal Box' Animated Product Shot Available

An animated product shot for the upcoming "Heavy Metal Box" (due on October 2 via Rhino Records) can be viewed below. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and SLAYER, among dozens of others. Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like DEEP ...

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PILEDRIVER: Cleveland Concert Footage Available

Video footage of Canadian metal legends PILEDRIVER performing the new song "Metal Manifesto" at the "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert" on Saturday, September 15 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio can be viewed below (courtesy of Metalfanzine.net). Also appearing on the bill were RAVEN, ANVIL, and DESTRUCTOR. The concert celebrated the ...

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ATTACKER To Release 'Definitive' Best-Of Collection

New Jersey metallers ATTACKER will release a new definitive "best-of" collection titled "Standing the Test of Time" this fall. The set will contain 16 neck-snapping metal tracks from the bands lengthy music career. "Standing the Test of Time" will be released through Chavis Records and distributed worldwide by the BCD Music Group. As previously reported, ...

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THE KOVENANT Re-Releases Classic 'In Times Before The Light' Album

Norwegian extreme metallers THE KOVENANT have re-released their classic album "In Times before the Light" on VME/Head Not Found Records, featuring the original tracks (not the re-mixed 2002 edition) with the original demos from 1993-1994. The complete track listing is as follows: 01. Towards the Crown of Nights 02. Dragonstorms 03. The Dark Conquest 04. ...

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DESTRUCTOR: New Album Release Date Announced

Cleveland thrash metal legends DESTRUCTOR will release their new album, "Forever in Leather", on October 9 via Auburn Records. The release was pushed back slightly so the dates could be coordinated internationally with all the distributors. Produced by BREAKER guitarist Don Depew, the album was recorded at Metro Sync and Noise Floor Studios in Cleveland, ...

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Classic Swedish Metallers TORCH To Co-Headline Holland's MARIO'S METAL MEETING

Reactivated Swedish metallers TORCH have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the first edition of Mario's Metal Meeting, set to take place November 11, 2007 at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: RAVEN TORCH DREAMLAND DIVINE RUINS DOUBLE DIAMOND IMPERIOUS REX For more information, visit www.mariosmetalmania.com. ...

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RAVEN: Belgian Dates Added

Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has added two dates in Belgium following the band's headlining appearance at Mario's Metal Meeting (on November 11, 2007 at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands). They will perform at The Negasonic club in Aalst on November 12 and November 13. RAVEN is putting the finishing touches on its new ...

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ANVIL: Peterborough Show Added

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have scheduled the following dates: Sep. 15 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH (with RAVEN, PILEDRIVER, DESTRUCTOR) Oct. 05 - The Underdog - Peterborough, ON, CAN Oct. 06 - Cafe Dekuf - Ottawa, ON, CAN ANVIL has made its new album, "This Is Thirteen", available for order in a limited edition ...

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Artist DEREK HESS Designs Artwork For 'Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert'

World-renowned Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess has created exclusive poster artwork for the "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert", set to take place on September 15 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Artist Aaron Sechrist assisted with the layout. Hess has designed cover art for SEPULTURA, IN FLAMES, DEFTONES, WITHERED EARTH, BREAKER, UNEARTH, ...

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PILEDRIVER Frontman To Guest On 'Metal On Metal' Radio Program

The Exalted Piledriver, lead "vo-kill-ist" for Canadian thrash legends PILEDRIVER, will be interviewed live this Friday, September 7 on WJCU's "Metal On Metal" show in Cleveland at 8:30 p.m. (EST). The program can be heard in the Northeast Ohio area at 88.7 FM and worldwide at www.wjcu.org. The "exalted one" will be talking about the ...

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SABBAT Confirmed For U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL Festival

Reactivated British thrashers SABBAT have been confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell festival, set to take place November 9-11 at Butlins in Minehead, U.K. (Somerset). The festival billing is as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AMENTI AVENGER BEYOND THE GRAVE CHTHONIC CRADLE OF FILTH CRUCIFIED BARBARA DIAMOND HEAD FASTWAY FEICOMODO FINNTROLL FOREVER NEVER GIRLSCHOOL GMT ...

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MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS To Release 'Cover Up' In April

Al Jourgensen's band MINISTRY may be releasing their final studio album — "The Last Sucker" — on September 18 on 13th Planet/Megaforce Records, but that doesn't mean Jourgensen is saying good-bye to the inside of a recording studio. As a matter of fact, Jourgensen plans to spend significantly more time in the studio doing what ...

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RAVEN To Begin Recording Vocals Next Week

Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN will return Assembly Line Studios next week with engineer/mixer Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) to begin laying down vocals for their new album, tentatively titled "Walk through Fire". A spring release is expected. As previously reported, RAVEN has been confirmed as the headliner of ...

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PRONG Mainman Pays Tribute To Late CBGB Founder

PRONG mainman Tommy Victor has posted the following bulletin on the band's MySpace page: "Raven [former PRONG and current MINISTRY bassist Paul Raven] just let me know that Hilly Krystal, owner of CBGB, is gone. He was my boss from 1986 to '90. He was a tough guy to work for, but that's what he ...

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RAVEN To Headline Holland's MARIO'S METAL MEETING

Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has been confirmed as the headliner of the first edition of Mario's Metal Meeting, set to take place November 11, 2007 at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: RAVEN DREAMLAND DIVINE RUINS DOUBLE DIAMOND IMPERIOUS REX U.S. metallers RAVENSTHORN had to cancel ...

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MINISTRY: 'End Of Days Countdown Video #3' Posted Online

MINISTRY has posted the "End of Days Countdown Video #3" on its YouTube channel. Watch the clip below. MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen has revealed the band's lineup for its final tour, which is expected to kick off early next year. It is as follows: Al Jourgensen - Vocals Jimmy DeGrasso (MEGADETH, Y&T, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) - ...

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MINISTRY: More 'Cover Up' Album Details Revealed

According to MTV.com, MINISTRY has set "Cover Up" as the title of its upcoming CD of covers — some new, some old. The disc will feature numerous guests, including STATIC-X's Wayne Static (singing "I Want You [She's So Heavy]" by THE BEATLES); CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing GOLDEN EARRING's "Radar Love"); FEAR FACTORY's ...

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