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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Re-Released This Week

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will have three of their classic albums — "Heavy Metal Maniac" (1983), "Long Live the Loud" (1985) and "Unveiling the Wicked" (1986) — re-released on March 15 via Megaforce Records. All three releases were remastered by Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and include bonus tracks. The Ottawa band was formed in 1979 ...

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MANOWAR Sign With SPV RECORDS

Magic Circle Music has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal for MANOWAR with SPV. Magic Circle Music spokesman and MANOWAR management team member Hinrich Stuerken commented, "With their professional attitude and international structure, SPV won out over all the other major and independent record companies in negotiations that lasted more than a year." MANOWAR bassist ...

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MAJESTY To Enter Studio This Summer

Germany's MAJESTY will enter the studio this summer to record their new album with producer Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist). Commented band leader Tarek Maghari: "MAJESTY will again write metal history this year. The new songs are fantastic and we can't wait to present them to our fans all over the world. ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. NIGHTWISH will top the bill on Friday, July 22, while MANOWAR will close out the show the following night. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE CHILDREN ...

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RHAPSODY To Release New Single In April

When the Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY first met the legendary actor Christopher Lee in December 2003 during the recording of their current album "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret", no one really knew what could come of this collaboration. It was only after Lee himself, being a talented singer possessing a ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's Masters of Rock Festival on July 16 in Vizovice, Czech Republic. This will be MANOWAR's only festival performance in Eastern Europe this summer. Commented MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio: "The Czech Republic is one heavy country filled with serious metal warriors. We plan to scorch the ...

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PARAGON Set Release Date For 'Revenge'

German power metallers PARAGON have set an April 18 European release date through Remedy Records for their new album, "Revenge". "Revenge" marks the follow-up to the band's successful album "The Dark Legacy", released by Remedy in 2003. The new CD was recorded in part at Karo studios with the help of an engineer, and the ...

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THE BRAIN SURGEONS To Launch European Tour Next Month

THE BRAIN SURGEONS, the critically acclaimed New York City-based collaboration between BLUE ÖYSTER CULT founder Albert Bouchard and punk/metal guitar legend Ross the Boss (DICTATORS, MANOWAR) will begin a European tour Friday, February 11 at the 100 Club in London. For photos and more information, click here. ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST 2005

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of Earthshaker Fest 2005, a three-day event set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Legendary rock promoter/record producer Rainer Hansel brought MANOWAR and Earthshaker Fest together, knowing both were committed to presenting the highest quality production and creating the ultimate festival experience for fans. He was ...

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PARAGON Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Revenge'

German power metallers PARAGON have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Revenge", due in February/March 2005 through Remedy Records. "Revenge" marks the follow-up to the band's successful album "The Dark Legacy", released by Remedy last year. The new record was recorded in part at Karo studios with the help of an engineer, ...

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MANOWAR Are Packing Chocolate Fudge: Photo Available

All fans who order more than $150.00 worth of merchandise from MANOWAR's official webstore, The Kingdom Of Steel, will receive a free exclusive MANOWAR Chocolate Ingot. "This exclusive item is the size of a gold bar right out of Fort Knox comprised of pure custom made chocolate fudge with the MANOWAR logo branded across the ...

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ROSEWATER: Former Members Of MASI And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Join Forces

Vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, ANIMAL, BIRD OF PREY, RAVAGE) has teamed up with guitarist Rex Carroll (FIERCE HEART, WHITECROSS, KING JAMES) and drummer Mike Terrana (BEAU NASTY, HANOVER FIST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, METALIUM, RAGE) in a brand new band called ROSEWATER. Michaels was most recently involved with the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new ...

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KREATOR Frontman Guests On Children's TV Program: Photos Available

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza appeared on the children's TV channel KinderKanal in Germany today (Nov. 19). The 30-minute program featured Petrozza answering questions about the heavy metal genre. According to a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor, "the presenter of the show was a bit nervous, and Mille seemed a bit misplaced, but all in all it was a ...

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MANOWAR To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS?

Will MANOWAR sign a new record deal with Sanctuary Records following their recent split with the Nuclear Blast label? According to legendary '80s A&R executive John Kalodner, who signed the group to Geffen and who is currently employed at Sanctuary, there is more than just a remote possibility that the two parties will work together ...

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BLUDGEON: New Song Available Online

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON are making available for sale a rough-mix version of their new track "Carnage Begins" for a limited time only. Download it at this location this location. "Carnage Begins" comes off the band's sophomore album, "Fuck My Wife Please", tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. The first signing to MANOWAR's Magic ...

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BLUDGEON Announce New Album Working Title

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON have set "Fuck My Wife Please" as the "working title" of their new album, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. The first signing to MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music, BLUDGEON had their debut album, "Crucify the Priest", produced by MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. A live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", came out late last ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Release New EP

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will issue a new EP, "Dead Eyes See No Future", through Century Media Records on November 15 in Europe and November 30 in North America. This record, a mixture of live tracks and cover versions, was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago, and ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Seeking Singer, Keyboardist

DSG (DAVID SHANKLE GROUP), the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are currently looking for a singer/songwriter and keyboardist/songwriter. "Keyboardist should have experience in orchestration, sampling, strong songwriting abilities and serious chops," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Singer should have killer voice, songwriting ability, the metal look and the ...

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HADES ALMIGHTY: Album Reissue Features Bonus Tracks, Video

Norwegian black/extreme metallers HADES ALMIGHTY have just reissued their "forgotten classic", "The Pulse of Decay", through Dark Essence Records. The group originally released the album in 2001 through Psycho Bitch Records, the label formed by the band's then-management. That resulted in no distribution, making it virtually impossible for fans to find the album. Now the ...

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