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AXEMASTER Announces New Bassist

Ohio-based metallers AXEMASTER have issued the following update: "AXEMASTER is happy to announce that it has completed its lineup with the addition of bassist Jim Curtis. Jim's a world-class player with vast experience in a wide range of music. He says, 'I'm honored to be in AXEMASTER and ready to help the band kick ass.' ...

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ANVIL Schedules Toronto Concert

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will perform at the Bovine Sex Club in Toronto, Ontario on January 26. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist To Attend ANVIL Film Screenings

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will appear at various screenings of "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008, in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. Scott stars as "Metal Liaison" in the film. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is a mockumentary-like true account of ...

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ANVIL Filmmaker Speaks

indieWIRE recently conducted an interview with Sacha Gervasi, who directed "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their ...

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Forever In Leather - DESTRUCTOR

Old-school metal bands don't get much more authentic than Cleveland, Ohio working-class bruisers DESTRUCTOR. After a well-received 1985 debut, the band signed to Island Records and was hard at work on their major-label debut when their longtime friend and bassist was murdered. The stunned group went into hiatus for years, reforming earlier in this decade ...

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Singer JAMES RIVERA Says End-Of-Tour Altercation Led To His Exit From VICIOUS RUMORS

Veteran heavy metal vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) has confirmed his departure from VICIOUS RUMORS, the long-running San Francisco Bay Area metal band he joined in September 2005. In a statement released to BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today, Rivera said about his decision to leave the group, "A public announcement should have been ...

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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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ANVIL: Video Interview With LIPS, Cleveland Concert Footage Available

Metal Fanzine conducted a behind-the-scenes interview with ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow at the "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert" on Saturday, September 15 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. The 21-minute clip — which includes performance footage from the show — can be viewed below. ANVIL has made its new album, "This Is ...

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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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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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ANVIL Announces Ottawa Date

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will perform at the Heavy Metal Earthquake show at Cafe Dekuf in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, October 6. Also scheduled to appear are JOE THRASHER, NO OTHER WAY and PHALANX. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. ANVIL has made its new album, "This Is Thirteen", available ...

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ANVIL: New Concert Photos Posted Online

Photos of Canadian metal legends ANVIL performing at Negasonic Music Club in Aalst, Belgium on August 28 and at B-Hof in Würzburg, Germany on September 1 have been posted on the band's official web site (scroll down to bottom of page). ANVIL has made its new album, "This Is Thirteen", available for order ...

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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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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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ANVIL: New Song Posted Online

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have made their new album, "This Is Thirteen", available for order in a limited edition of 1,000 copies directly from the band. Make payment of $20 plus $5.00 for shipping (certified check or money order) out to R&R Enterprises and send to: Anvil Metal Pounders Union (Local 666) 592 Sheppard Ave. ...

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MANIMALS, SOULLESS, LICK THE BLADE Confirmed For 'Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert'

MANIMALS, SOULLESS and LICK THE BLADE have been confirmed for the "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert", set to take place Saturday, September 15 at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Headlining the event will be RAVEN (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends), ANVIL (Canadian metal veterans and Cleveland favorites who released the classic ...

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BLADESMITH: 'Legion Of Swords' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Finnish black metal band BLADESMITH will release its debut album, "Legion of Swords", in September through Dungeons Deep Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Vassals Summoned 02. Dark and Iron Blood 03. Uncertain Death Triumphant 04. Bladesmith's Anvil Fire 05. The Adamantine Chains 06. Battle on Ice and Snow ...

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