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PRIMORDIAL Confirmed for Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Irish metal titans PRIMORDIAL have been confirmed for the 2006 instalment of Ireland's Day of Darkness festival. The fifth edition of Ireland's only international metal festival will take place in Ballylinan, Co Laois on Saturday July 8, 2006. The event brings together bands from Ireland's thriving domestic metal scene with a number of their ...

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RAZOR: Original Bassist MIKE CAMPAGNOLO Rejoins The Fold

Original RAZOR bassist Mike Campagnolo has returned to the group in time for their appearance at the Montreal Metal Massacre on December 10 at Le Spectrum in Montreal. Mike will also be joining the recording process for the new RAZOR CD, due out in 2006 on The End Records in North America and Mausoleum Records ...

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MEGADETH Members Check In From Brazil

MEGADETH members Dave Mustaine, James MacDonough and Shawn Drover have posted separate messages on the band's official forum prior to the group's Oct. 11 gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The messages read as follows: Dave Mustaine: "I am harnessing up for the Sao Paulo show, whom I am sure knowing the fighting determination of these ...

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Solace - ION DISSONANCE

"Solace" defined: "A source of comfort or consolation." My ass! In a brutal twist of sarcasm, Montreal's ION DISSONANCE has eschewed all that is commercially accessible and aurally pleasing, opting instead for an involuntary sonic enema. Fans of fellow Canadian psycho-core madmen DESPISED ICON, as well as SWARM OF THE LOTUS, PREMONITIONS OF WAR, and ...

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HELSTAR And AGENT STEEL To Team Up For 'Majestic Power Metal Assault'

Progressive power metal outfits HELSTAR and AGENT STEEL will burn across the skies of Southern California and Texas for a limited number of performances. Word has spread like a wildfire throughout the metal community that singer James Rivera (HELSTAR, ex-SEVEN WITCHES) and guitarist Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL) have joined forces, along with bassist David Ellefson ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager Comments On OZZFEST's 'Disgusting' And 'Unprofessional' Behavior

IRON MAIDEN's manager, Rod Smallwood of Sanctuary Artist Management, has issued the following statement regarding the band's final Ozzfest performance this past weekend in Devore, CA: "MAIDEN are currently returning from America and preparing for U.K. festivals this weekend and don't wish to waste time giving Sharon Osbourne's statement the dignity of a reply. Considering ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT, which will be teaming up with EXODUS, OCCULT, KATAKLYSM, UNLEASHED, BEHEMOTH, and PRIMORDIAL for the X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour in December. Joining guitarist Nige Rockett, drummer Steve Grice, vocalist Sy Keeler and bassist Jim Hinder will be the group's ...

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Bassist BRICE LECLERCQ Quits DISSECTION

Bassist Brice Leclercq (NIGHTRAGE) has left reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION. "This event, although unforeseen, will however NOT have any effect on DISSECTION's ongoing victorious onslaught!" the band write on their web site. "Last Friday [June 10] DISSECTION performed a successful concert as a three-piece at Undead Festival in Hungary, this time with the bass ...

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W.A.S.P. To Play 'Greatest Hits' Set On AMERICAN METAL BLAST 2005 Tour

In the annals of rock 'n' roll, few theatrical stage shows have shocked, horrified and entertained America as much as W.A.S.P.'s did on the Los Angeles-based band's 1983-84 debut tour. Now, W.A.S.P. is resurrecting this not-for-the-faint-of-heart spectacle of blood and gore for the first-ever American Metal Blast 2005 tour. This uncontrollable onslaught, with W.A.S.P. planning ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: MARYLAND DEATH FEST Will Go Down In History Books

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have issued the following report from their recent appearance at the Maryland Death Fest 2005 (which took place May 27-28 at the House of Rock in White Marsh, Maryland): "With nearly 1,000 spectators, this year's Maryland Death Fest was definitely a festival to go down in the history books. ...

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NAGLFAR: 'Pariah' Final Track Listing Revealed

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have announced the final track listing for their new album, "Pariah", due in the U.S. on July 12 via Century Media Records (June 20 in Europe). The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol", "Pariah" is described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with ...

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NAGLFAR To Release 'Pariah' In July

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR's new beast, "Pariah", will be unleashed in the U.S. July 12 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol", "Pariah" is described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting ...

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PAGANIZER Put On Ice

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have posted the following message on their official web site: "PAGANIZER will be put on ice for the coming time, not saying the band will never surface again. Time will as always tell. As of now however there is no lineup existing and no plans to get one together or to ...

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New INTO ETERNITY Singer Speaks Out

New INTO ETERNITY singer Stu Block (of Vancouver's OMEGA CROM) recently spoke to MetalEater.com about how he landed the IE gig and the group's future plans, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: MetalEater.com: How did you first come into contact with INTO ETERNITY? If I am not mistaken (via my ...

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LIONSHEART Announce New Bassist, Keyboardist

LIONSHEART, the British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Following Eddie's departure from the band, ex-BATTLEZONE (Paul Di'Anno) bass player Gavin Cooper has stepped into the breach. At the same time as welcoming Gav into the band we would ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce New Studio Album For 2005

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, the Grammy-nominated heavy rockers from North Carolina, will release an aggressive new studio album through Sanctuary Records in early 2005, to be followed by a worldwide tour. Tentatively titled "En los Brazos del Dios" (In the Arms of God), the upcoming album is among the band's heaviest in years. "We all have ...

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AVENGER OF BLOOD Recording Debut Album

North American thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD are currently recording their debut album, entitled "Complete Annihilation", at Maurotone Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada. The album is being described as "a relentless nine-song onslaught of German-inspired thrash," featuring the songs "Scent Of Death", "Forced To Kill", "Tyrants Of The Bloodlands", and the title track, "Complete Annihilation". A ...

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STATETROOPER's NWOBHM Roots Run Deep

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have drafted Tony O'Hora on bass guitar, a man better known for his roles as frontman for outfits such as thrashers ONSLAUGHT, NWOBHM veterans PRAYING MANTIS, '80s rockers HIGHWIRE, his own HORA-KANE project, AOR band TORINO and even ...

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