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ALCATRAZZ: Behind-The-Scenes Biography Posted Online

Founding ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes biography at this location. The site covers the full story of the band, from its initial formation through three ex-guitar players, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Danny Johnson, up to their current axeman Stig Mathisen. ...

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HELMET: New Song Posted Online

HELMET's new song "Revenge Destroys Everything" has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track will be featured in legendary comic book creators Paul Jenkins (Wolverine Origin, Frontlines) and Rob Prior's (Spawn The Impaler, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show, EFX) new original motion picture "Tatua". HELMET has lined up the following ...

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Guitarist JEREMY TURNER Rejoins ORIGIN

Guitarist Jeremy Turner has rejoined Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN and will be participating in the writing and recording sessions for the group's next CD. Commented the group in a statement: "We are excited to be jamming with one of the genre's most respected players and are happy that he is back in the band." ORIGIN's ...

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HELMET Schedules Dates With BURNING BRIDES

HELMET has lined up the following dates with BURNING BRIDES: Aug. 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy's Aug. 27 - Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room Aug. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Aug. 29 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Aug. 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Aug. 31 - Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's ...

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HELMET Teams Up With Comic Icons For New Feature Film

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton will appear at this year's Comic-Con International convention in San Diego, California. Hamilton will speak on a panel along with legendary comic book creators Paul Jenkins (Wolverine Origin, Frontlines) and Rob Prior (Spawn The Impaler, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show, EFX) on Friday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the ...

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MITHRAS Mastermind Launches GALACTIC RECORDS

Founded by MITHRAS mastermind Leon Macey, Galactic Records launched in late 2006 and brought with it two exceptional debut releases from two very different artists: the U.K.'s fastest-rising death metal contenders SARPANITUM and Welsh/Swedish atmospheric instrumental hybrid SEPIA DREAMER. "SARPANITUM are an anomaly in the U.K. death metal scene. Their debut for us, 'Despoilment Of ...

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Dead Center - SELF TORTURE

SELF TORTURE's "Dead Center" is the sound of rage, no two ways about it. The style is unequivocally hardcore with a sharp metallic edge that turns otherwise standard hardcore fare (albeit, the "true" kind) into something a tad more engrossing. A very tight and full mix, courtesy of Erkan Tatoglu, that gives the riffs a ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: ALCATRAZZ Tour Has Been Huge Success

The following message has been posted on the web site of legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI): "ALCATRAZZ is now touring Japan and has finished three shows in Tokyo/Osaka, and only the last gig in Sapporo is left now. Apparently the tour has been HUGE success so far! The tickets are ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Threatened With Lawsuit Over Use Of ALCATRAZZ Name

Former ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have sent a "cease-and-desist" letter to the group's singer, Graham Bonnet, requesting that he stop calling his new band ALCATRAZZ in violation of their intellectual property rights. An excerpt from the letter, dated May 23, 2007, follows: "[Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea and ...

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DROWNING POOL Launches Podcast Series

Dallas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have just launched their podcast series on iTunes. The band will release a new episode to the podcast every week up to the July 24 release of its new album, "Full Circle". The podcasts offer their fans a glimpse of never before seen footage of the recording process, interviews, and their ...

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NEUROSIS: 'Given To The Rising' Mini-Documentary Available

A mini-documentary for the upcoming album from long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS, entitled "Given to the Rising", has been posted at YouTube (documentary shot by NEUROSIS and Kenneth Thomas). The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini. "[We are] forging some strange, ...

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A Great Divide - SUSPYRE

Those of you with a love for neoclassical progressive metal are strongly advised to seek out "A Great Divide" from New Jersey's SUSPYRE. The group's sophomore release is a 70-minute epic of virtuoso playing, enchanting melodies, and wild prog metal jams that'll have your head spinning for hours on end. Divided into two multi-part sections, ...

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NEUROSIS: 'Given To The Rising' Artwork Revealed

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming album, "Given to the Rising", at this location. The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini. "[We are] forging some strange, noisy psychedelic territory that is pretty disturbing," guitarist ...

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ORIGIN Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST, MISERY INDEX Steps In

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 26-27 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. According to festival organizers, "[ORIGIN has] been confirmed for 5-6 months, but sent their agent an e-mail that says 'After our last tour, we have to cancel MDF ...

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Infernal Rise EP - DISKREET

Innovative? No. Intense? Hell fucking yeah. Meet the new kids on the American death metal block, from Topeka, Kansas. Okay, I guess technically we should split hairs and call them “death core" or give them some equally meaningless semantic label. After all, they do have breakdowns, and for all I know, they may have short ...

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REVELATION: Early Material To Be Re-Released

Classic early '90s doom band REVELATION will re-release its much-sought-after 1993 album, "Never Comes Silence", on May 15 via Leaf Hound Records. The label will also reissue a collection of the band's earlier works. "Unreleased Album" and "Salvation's Answer", which was originally released on Rise Above Records, will be made available in June. "Unreleased Album" ...

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ANIMOSITY: Video Of New Song Posted Online

A video clip of Bay Area death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY performing a free show in a San Francisco park, featuring a demo recording of a new song called "You Can't Win", has been posted online at YouTube.com. ANIMOSITY will enter Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE ...

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Cycle Repeats - LOST EDEN

Average, harmless metalcore from Japan is what we find on LOST EDEN's debut, "Cycle Repeats". Though their country of origin might add a bullet point to their marketing plan, the fact is that this music could come from anywhere in the west right now. If you've heard AS I LAY DYING, TRIVIUM, SOILWORK or KILLSWITCH ...

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