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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: New Music Posted Online

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have posted two songs ("Eve of Demise" and "Surface Noise") from their upcoming album, "The Conjoined", to their MySpace page. Check them out at

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RAVEN: New Songtitles Revealed

Long-running British metallers RAVEN have revealed more information about their recent recording session at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, Virginia. The project was self-produced, with Kevin 131 engineering and mixing. The songs that were laid down are as follows: 01. Against The Grain 02. Running Around In Circles 03. Breaking You Down 04. Necessary Evil ...

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RAVEN Finish Tracking Four New Songs

Long-running British metallers RAVEN have just finished tracking four new songs at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, Virginia. The project was self-produced, with Kevin 131 engineering and mixing. Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, OVER IT, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) has issued the following statement about the project. "A few months ago John [Gallagher, RAVEN ...

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COMMUNIC Replace EXODUS AT Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Norwegian progressive/power metal band COMMUNIC, who feature in their ranks ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have reportedly replaced EXODUS on the billing of this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The running order is now shaping up as follows: Friday, June ...

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EXODUS Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival organizers have issued the following statement on the matter: "Having cooperatively solved several organisational problems in advance and acommodating the ...

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MERCILESS DEATH Replace VINDICATOR At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

California-based MERCILESS DEATH (Heavy Artillery Records) have replaced their labelmates VINDICATOR on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the festival organizers, VINDICATOR were forced to drop off the bill due to "issues within the lineup." The lineup for ...

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Rio Grande Blood - MINISTRY

Uncle Al has gotta be pushing 50 at this point, but he's never been more enraged. Following MINISTRY's big comeback in 2004 with "Houses of the Molè", the cranky ringleader has assembled some new players (notably riffmeister Tommy Victor of PRONG and DANZIG fame, and PRONG/KILLING JOKE bassist Paul Raven), without changing the band's mission ...

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MINISTRY Schedule Hollywood Signing Session

MINISTRY will be taking part in a signing session at Tower Records in West Hollywood, California on Thursday, May 18 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Present for the session will be the group's entire current touring lineup, which consists of the following: Tommy Victor (PRONG) - Guitar Al Jourgensen - Vocals, Guitar John Bechdel (FEAR FACTORY, ...

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MINISTRY: More 'Lies Lies Lies' Video Details Revealed

More information has been released about MINISTRY's recently completed video for the song "Lies Lies Lies", taken from their latest CD, "Rio Grande Blood". The clip was directed by Zach Passero at the 13th Planet Studios and The Pershing Theatre in El Paso, Texas and features the following lineup: Tommy Victor (PRONG) - Guitar Al ...

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BEYOND FEAR Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Warm-Up Show

BEYOND FEAR, the new Ohio-based band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens alongside guitarist John Comprix (SPAWN, 13 FACES), Dennis Hayes (ex-WINTERS BANE, SEVEN WITCHES) on bass, Dwane Bihary (MISSING SKIN) on rhythm guitar, and drummer Eric Elkins (CRYPTKICKER, ALL YOU FEAR), have been confirmed for the Bang Your ...

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HELSTAR Replace EXCITER At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

HELSTAR have replaced EXCITER on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The lineup for the festival is now shaping up as follows: TANKARD HIRAX RAVEN HELSTAR JAG PANZER OMEN STEEL ATTACK DIVISION USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD IMAGIKA GAIA EPICUS NOCTUARY ...

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RAVEN Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

RAVEN have been confirmed for the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: TANKARD HIRAX RAVEN EXCITER JAG PANZER OMEN STEEL ATTACK DIVISION USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD IMAGIKA GAIA EPICUS NOCTUARY UNDER EDEN COLD COLOURS HEAD ...

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MAJESTY Part Ways With Guitarist ROLF MUNKES

Germany's MAJESTY have parted ways with guitarist Rolf Munkes (EMPIRE, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE). "The band and me agreed in stopping to work together from now on," Rolf writes on his web site. "I wish them the best of luck in the future and want to say thanks for the great time we had. And a big ...

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EMPIRE: 'Raven Ride' Track Listing Revealed

EMPIRE, the brainchild of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE), have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Raven Ride", due on May 12 via AOR Heaven Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Trading Souls" (Lion Music) features guest appearances by singer Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), drummer Andre Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE, RAZORBACK) and ...

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MIRROR OF DECEPTION Sign With CYCLONE EMPIRE RECORDS

Germany's "doom-metal kings" MIRROR OF DECEPTION have inked a deal with Cyclone Empire Records (COUNT RAVEN, TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS). The band are currently at Der Soundmann studio in Stuttgart, Germany recording their third full-length album, "Shards", for a summer release. According to a Cyclone Empire press release, "First listening of some of the ...

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GRAVE FLOWERS Part Ways With FIREBOX RECORDS

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS have parted ways with Finland's Firebox Records. "There have been some changes inside the company and GRAVE FLOWERS did not fit into their new plans," the band write on their web site. "We would anyway like to thank Firebox for the time we cooperated." GRAVE FLOWERS' upcoming third ...

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RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Long-running metallers RAVEN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARMORED SAINT COUNT RAVEN DEATH ANGEL EXODUS FLOTSAM AND JETSAM FOREIGNER HELLFULED HELLOWEEN IN FLAMES JON OLIVA'S PAIN L.A. GUNS LEATHERWOLF POWERWOLF ...

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EMPIRE: 'Raven Ride' Release Date Set

EMPIRE, the brainchild of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE), will release their third album, "Raven Ride", on May 12 via AOR Heaven Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Trading Souls" (Lion Music) will feature guest appearances by singer Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), drummer Andre Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE, RAZORBACK) and bassist Neil Murray (WHITESNAKE, ...

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