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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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HALLOWEEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Detroit-based metallers HALLOWEEN 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: AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN THE BLACK BULLET HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MOONSORROW PARAGON RAGE RAVEN BLACK NIGHT SINNER ...

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Bassist PAUL RAVEN Returns To PRONG?

Gearwire recently conducted an interview with legenedary bassist Paul Raven (KILLING JOKE, PRONG, PIGFACE, MINISTRY). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: On upcoming projects: "I am going to El Paso next year to record 'The Last Sucker' — the last MINISTRY record. It is going to be interesting — a lot ...

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TIMELORD Mixing Debut Album

Springfield, Virginia-based progressive/thrash metal band TIMELORD has begun mixing its debut album, "The Great Machine", with Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, RAVEN, DECEASED, DYSRHYTHMIA) at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, Virginia. The mixes are being assisted by Ben McCall. Commented Kevin: "The guys have delivered me all the tracking and I have got them all ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For Italy's PLAY IT LOUD FESTIVAL

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have been confirmed for the Play It Loud Festival, set to take place February 17, 2007 in Milan, Italy. Headlining the event will be RAVEN. BLITZKRIEG supported German metal queen DORO on her U.K. dates in early November. BLITZKRIEG's most recent album, "Sins and Greed", was ...

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A Line of Deathless Kings - MY DYING BRIDE

One look at the song titles above will let you know that it's business as usual in the MY DYING BRIDE camp. Dark wine flows, pale and raven-tressed sylphs expire dramatically on beds of flower-strewn stone inside mist-choked castles, quasi-vampiric men with bad facial hair wear cloaks and sip absinthe… all that shit. Having all ...

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RAVEN To Resume Recording New Album In November

British metal maniacs RAVEN are scheduled to return to the studio late November/early December to resume recording material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2007. Touring activities are currently being penciled in for January onwards. More details will be announced soon. As previously reported, RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on the band's ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS: In Pre-Production Mode

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS has issued the following update: "At the moment we are composing music and making pre-productions for our upcoming third album. As it seems now the music will be darker and more complex. [It] is still too early to say when we will enter the studio." GRAVE FLOWERS recently ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'The Collection' To Arrive In November

Spinefarm Records has set a November 15 release date for a "best of" collection from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, entitled "The Collection 1999-2006". In addition to material from the band's studio albums, the CD will include new versions of the songs "My Land" and "Replica", both of which originally appeared on the group's 1999 ...

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RAVEN Frontman Explains Abbreviated Spanish Festival Performance

British metal maniacs RAVEN performed an abbreviated set at the Rockzinante Excalibur Metal Festival in Alcala de Henares, Spain last Saturday, September 30. The group's bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has since posted the following message on the band's web site explaining the circumstances being the shortened performance: "We'd like to apologize to the people that waited ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Shoots Down Reports Of Drummer's Departure

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have rejected persistent reports that drummer Adrian Erdlandsson has left the band. Over the course of the last few months, rumors of Adrian's departure have been gaining strength, with several "in-the-know" parties claiming that Adrian was fired from the group just days before they were to sign a new ...

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THE REVOLTING COCKS' PHILDO OWEN Unveils New Project SNOW BLACK

THE REVOLTING COCKS' Phildo Owen has announced that he will be unveiling his new project SNOW BLACK in Texas this month on a string of dates alongside industrial rock pioneers KMFDM. Joining him for the five-date tour are bassist Paul Raven (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE), guitarist SIN (REVOLTING COCKS) and drummer Mark Dufour (SKREW). "It's truly ...

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AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN, KILLINGSWORTH and RAVEN BLACK NIGHT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place June 13-14, 2007 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN HOLLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT RAVEN BLACK NIGHT SINNER ...

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RAVEN To Perform At Spain's ROCKZINANTE EXCALIBUR METAL FESTIVAL

British metal maniacs RAVEN will perform at the Rockzinante Excalibur Metal Festival in Alcala de Henares, Spain this Saturday, September 30. The complete festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): DESTRUCTION DORO DRAGONFLY GLENN HUGHES HAMELYN RAVEN SAVAGE CIRCUS SPHINX TONY MARTIN U.D.O. VIXEN As previously reported, RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on ...

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