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PRONG Signs With MINISTRY Mainman's 13TH PLANET RECORDS

PRONG has inked a deal with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgenson's 13th Planet Records label for the release of the group's new album, tentatively due later in the year. The group — whose lineup consists of Tommy Victor (vocals, guitar), Monte Pittman (bass) and Aaron Rossi (drums) — is currenty recording the new CD at Sonic ...

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MARSHALL LAW Pulls Out Of HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR, INTENSE Steps In

Long-running Birmingham, U.K. metallers MARSHALL LAW have cancelled their appearance at the Headbanger's Open Air (set to take place June 13-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany) because they still haven't found a replacement for drummer Pete Hunt who left the band last November. Newly confirmed for the festival are fellow U.K. metallers INTENSE. Headbanger's Open Air festival ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Perform At DIMEBAG Hollywood's RockWalk Induction

May 17, 2007 marks the day of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's induction into Hollywood's RockWalk, the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll. A bronze bust of Abbott will be unveiled during the ceremony and later installed ...

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MINISTRY Mainman To Complete New Album In June

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has issued the following update: "Half way done [with the new MINISTRY album, 'The Last Sucker']! Burton Bell [FEAR FACTORY] comes back to Hell Paso may 1st to finish up his vox on two trax he's on – 'End of Days Part I' and 'End of Days Part II'. "Just got ...

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TAUNTED Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area metallers TAUNTED have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Headbanger's Open Air festival, set to take place June 13-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN THE BLACK BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KNIGHT ERRANT MOONSORROW PARAGON RAGE ...

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KALEDON Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Italian power metallers KALEDON have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place June 13-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN THE BLACK BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KALEDON KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MALICE MARSHALL LAW MOONSORROW PARAGON RAGE RAVEN BLACK NIGHT SILVER ...

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Inside Extremities: Mixes, Rehearsals and Live - KILLING JOKE

The early 1990s were a triumphant and chaotic period for KILLING JOKE. The influential band, fathers to a hundred punk, metal, alternative, new wave and goth bastard children, had disintegrated amid usurious record deals and nervous breakdowns. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. drummer Martin Atkins arrived to see if he, along with band masterminds Jaz Coleman and ...

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ATTACKER Confirmed For THE MONSTERS BALL

New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have been confirmed for The Monsters Ball, set to take place Friday, October 12 at The Rock Room of the Sterling hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Saturday, October 13 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear are RAVEN, HALLOWS EVE, SEVENTH CALLING and OVERDRIVE (performing their first U.S. ...

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RAVEN To Headline THE MONSTERS BALL In Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has been confirmed for The Monsters Ball, set to take place Friday, October 12 at The Rock Room of the Sterling hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Saturday, October 13 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear are HALLOWS EVE, SEVENTH CALLING and fellow British metallers OVERDRIVE ...

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VINNIE PAUL, KERRY KING, SCOTT IAN To Perform At LITTLE KIDS ROCK Benefit Concert

Little Kids Rock (LKR), an innovative non-profit music education program that provides free instruments and rock 'n' roll lessons to public schools, celebrated March's "Music in Our Schools" month by announcing today that it will be the sole beneficiary of the Six-String Masterpieces memorial tribute, auction and benefit concert honoring the late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" ...

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Into the Cauldron EP - CAULDRON

It was a sad day for retro-minded metallers everywhere when Canadian thrashers GOAT HORN acrimoniously split up last year. But you can't keep a good hessian down, and bassist/vocalist Jason Decay wasted no time in putting together a new trio that, if possible, swears even more allegiance to the ideals of 1980's metal and its ...

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Turkish Black Metallers EPISODE 13 Begin Recording New Album

Turkish black metallers EPISODE 13 have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Pitch Black", at Raven Studios in Ankara. The band will spend two weeks recording the CD, which is scheduled for release early summer via Raven Records. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "War", "Torture Bleeding" and "Self Destruction". EPISODE ...

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MALICE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MALICE MARSHALL LAW ...

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PRONG: North American Tour Dates Announced

PRONG has lined up the following North American tour dates: Jun. 28 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go Oct. 15 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock Oct. 21 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian Oct. 23 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse Oct. 24 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter Oct. ...

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CANDLEMASS To Co-Headline Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MARSHALL LAW MOONSORROW ...

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RAVEN: Deaths In The Family Force Concert Cancellations

British metal veterans RAVEN have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It is with regret that RAVEN must reschedule all of their upcoming tour dates with the exception of February 17th in Brescia, Italy [at the Play It Loud Festival]. The reason being is that John [bass, vocals] and Mark Gallagher's [guitar] mother passed away ...

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The Shadow Cabinet - WUTHERING HEIGHTS

I've not heard an album from Denmark's WUTHERING HEIGHTS since 2002's "To Travel for Evermore" and barely remember that one, outside recalling it being a progressive metal release. What a mistake that's been, as I've been thoroughly impressed with "The Shadow Cabinet", and find more to like about it with every spin. The addition of ...

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RAVEN: First European Dates Announced

British metal maniacs RAVEN have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 17 - Play It Loud Festival - Brescia, Italy Feb. 28 - Negasonic - Aalst, Belguim The band is also planning to hit the following places during the next three months: (February) Vienna, Wurzburg, Breda, Paris; (March) U.K., Germany and Czech Republic. ...

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DIMEBAG Art Tribute To Hit Tampa At The End Of March

"Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" — the art exhibit of guitars that have been hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by top rockers and modern artists in tribute to one of the most influential metal guitarists of all-time, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA — will be on display at the the Seminole Hard ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Sweden's WOLF has been confirmed for the the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN THE BLACK BULLET HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MARSHALL LAW MOONSORROW PARAGON RAGE RAVEN ...

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MARILYN MANSON About To Be Served With Divorce Papers?

Richard Johnson of the New York Post's Page Six column reports that Marilyn Manson's wife, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (real name: Heather Sweet), has filed for divorce after only a year of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences." According to Page Six, Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, will be served with divorce papers today ...

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MARSHALL LAW Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running U.K. metallers MARSHALL LAW have been confirmed for the the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14, 2007 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN THE BLACK BULLET HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MARSHALL LAW ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist, Ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist Guest On New MARION RAVEN Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES guitarist DJ Ashba, with whom Sixx recently launched Funny Farm Studios (an "amazing state-of-the-art facility which includes three full-service studios and an amazing photography studio") produced and played on the first single from Marion Raven's (formerly one half of Norwegian pop group M2M) new album, "Set ...

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