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RAVEN: Studio Update

Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has returned to Assembly Line Studios with engineer/mixer Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) to resume recording its new album, tentatively titled "Walk through Fire". Commented Kevin 131: "We have been working round the clock and everyone is fried. Thank goodness I started drinking coffee ...

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RAVEN: Working Title For New Album Revealed

Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has set "Walk through Fire" as the tentative title of its new album. The band is scheduled to return to the studio on July 9 to resume recording the CD, which is expected in late 2007/early 2008. RAVEN last year recorded four new tracks — "Against The Grain", "Running ...

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RAVEN, ANVIL, PILEDRIVER, DESTRUCTOR Confirmed For Cleveland's 'Metal On Metal' Concert

The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio will host a "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert" on Saturday, September 15. Featured bands include RAVEN (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends), ANVIL (Canadian metal veterans and Cleveland favorites who released the classic "Metal On Metal" album in 1982), PILEDRIVER (the "Metal Inquisition" rides again... Canada's '80s ...

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'Thrash Metal' Book Due In September

Garry Sharpe–Young's latest book "Thrash Metal" is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books will publish Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal", all before the end of the year. These titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked No. 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more. ...

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ANVIL To Play Toronto Before Embarking On European Tour

Legendary Canadian metal band ANVIL will play a "warm-up" show in Toronto, Ontario prior to embarking on its European tour in August/September 2007. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 04 - Metal Bar - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Aug. 25 - The Underworld - London, UK Aug. 26 - Astor Theatre - Deal, UK ...

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ANVIL: European Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Canadian metal band ANVIL will embark on a European tour in August/September 2007. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 25 - The Underworld - London, UK Aug. 26 - [to be announced] - Deal, UK Aug. 28 - Negasonic Music Club - Aalst, Belgium Aug. 29 - Negasonic Music Club - Aalst, ...

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ANVIL: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Video footage of Canadian metal legends ANVIL performing at L'Amour in Staten Island, New York on June 2, 2007 has been posted on YouTube. ANVIL last year re-teamed with producer Chris Tsangarides for the first time since 1983's classic "Forged in Fire" album to record their new CD. The recording sessions took place ...

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ANVIL Documentary Movie Is In Editing Stage

Canadian metal veterans ANVIL last year re-teamed with producer Chris Tsangarides for the first time since 1983's classic "Forged in Fire" album to record their new CD. The recording sessions took place at Tsangarides' Dump Studios in England and were filmed for an upcoming feature drama-documentary covering ANVIL's return to the metal scene. The group's ...

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ANVIL CHORUS, MORDRED Reunite For Benefit Show In San Francisco

Veteran San Francisco metal bands ANVIL CHORUS, MORDRED and MERCENARY reunited this past Thursday night, April 12 at the Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco to help raise money for the family of guitarist Curtis Grant (ex-BLACK CHERRY, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK), who recently lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The show marked the first appearance ...

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MARTYR To Film Quebec City Concert For DVD Release

French-Canadian technical death masters MARTYR will film their April 6 concert at Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec for an upcoming DVD. A fall release via Galy Records is expected. MARTYR's third studio album, "Feeding the Abscess", was released on October 31 via Galy Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Pierre Rémillard ...

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Into the Cauldron EP - CAULDRON

It was a sad day for retro-minded metallers everywhere when Canadian thrashers GOAT HORN acrimoniously split up last year. But you can't keep a good hessian down, and bassist/vocalist Jason Decay wasted no time in putting together a new trio that, if possible, swears even more allegiance to the ideals of 1980's metal and its ...

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ANVIL CHORUS, MORDRED To Perform At CURTIS GRANT Benefit Concert

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area metal bands ANVIL CHORUS, MORDRED and MERCENARY will team up with AMERICAN HEARTBREAK to perform at a benefit concert for the family of late San Francisco rock musician Curtis Grant (BLACK CHERRY, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, TOUCH ME HOOKER), who lost his battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on March 20. The concert, which ...

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Mexico's FULL METAL FEST 'Postponed'

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "AGENT STEEL was en route to the Los Angeles airport when they received notice that the Full Metal Fest in Mexico City set forth to take place this Saturday, March 3rd got postponed! "We are disappointed, we feel bad for the metal fans, but this is ...

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TRIVIUM Guitarist Comments On ANNIHILATOR Guest Appearance

TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu has commented on his guest appearance on the new ANNIHILATOR album, "Metal", due in Europe on April 16 via SPV Records. "Metal"'s ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (longtime vocalist and touring guitarist/vocalist). "Metal" ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Metal' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for the new ANNIHILATOR album, "Metal", is available for viewing at this location. Due in Europe on April 16 via SPV Records, the CD's ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (longtime vocalist and ...

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ARCH ENEMY Members Comment On ANNIHILATOR Guest Appearance

ARCH ENEMY members Angela Gossow (vocals) and Michael Amott (guitar) have recorded guest appearances on the forthcoming ANNIHILATOR album, "Metal", to be released in April via SPV Records. Angela Gossow comments: "I have done quite a few guest vocal things, but this one was especially cool as it's a duet with Danko Jones on an ...

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New ANNIHILATOR CD To Feature Guest Appearances By LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY Members

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have revealed the complete track listing for their new album, "Metal", due in Europe on April 16 via SPV Records. The CD's ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (long-time vocalist and touring guitarist/vocalist). "Metal" also ...

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ANVIL And JOE THRASHER Line Up Canadian Dates

Legendary Canadian metallers ANVIL will team up with JOE THRASHER for two Candian shows in early March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 09 - Katacombes – Montreal, QUE Mar. 10 - Maverick's – Ottawa, ONT ANVIL last year re-teamed with producer Chris Tsangarides for the first time since 1983's classic "Forged in Fire" album ...

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HIRAX Frontman: 'Thrash Metal Is Back!'

HIRAX are currently rehearsing for their eight-date tour opening for their thrash metal metal brothers DESTRUCTION, which begins on Sunday, January 21, at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California. Although HIRAX and DESTRUCTION have never played a show together, HIRAX vocalist Katon W. De Pena and DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer have known each ...

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MARTYR: More Tour Dates Announced

Canadian technical death metallers MARTYR have lined up the following tour dates: Jan. 24 - Oshawa, ON - The Dungeon Jan. 25 - London, ON - The Embassy Jan. 26 - Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog Tavern Jan. 27 - Toronto, ON - TBA Jan. 28 - Hamilton, ON - The Underground Feb. 23 ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: New Video Interview Available

The members of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS were interviewed by Doug Troxell on October 21, 2006 at McLaren Park in San Francisco prior to their departure for their European tour. Interviewed were: Geoff Thorpe, Larry Howe, James Rivera, Thaen Rasmussen, and Stephen Goodwin. Watch the interview at

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