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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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EDGUY Singer Talks About Upcoming DVD, Studio Album

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently answered several questions for the group's official web site regarding the band's recent tour, the upcoming DVD and the group's next studio album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: The fans have been asking so here it goes — will there be an EDGUY DVD sometime soon? Tobias Sammet: ...

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Guitarist JOE STUMP Signs With LION MUSIC

Guitar shredder Joe Stump has just signed a deal with Lion Music for his new solo record, "Speed Metal Messiah". A September release is expected. In addition, Joe will be releasing two more instructional DVDs in the upcoming months. "Neo-Classical Guitar 1", which has already been shot and is being edited now, will feature some ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP: New Singer Found?

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was released in June 2003 through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The ...

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The Book Of Heavy Metal - DREAM EVIL

Judging by the vibe surrounding this third DREAM EVIL album, big things are expected. And from the fact that these Swedes scream "Metal!" at every given opportunity and willfully admit to rifling the riff chests of every heads-down-no-nonsense act known to man — JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT and DIO are apparently their three main victims — ...

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CORNERSTONE Featured On 'Hearts Of Metal' Compilation

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are featured on the "Hearts of Metal Vol. 2" compilation (the best metal ballads) on SPV Records. The featured song is "Man Without Reason". The CD also has tracks from NIGHTWISH, DORO, MANOWAR, GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL and STRATOVARIOUS, among others. ...

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MANOWAR To Appear On VH1's '100 Most Metal Moments'

MANOWAR will be featured as number 63 in the countdown of VH1's "100 Most Metal Moments", to be aired on Tuesday, June 1. The show, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. EST, apparently features a segment on MANOWAR breaking the world record and becoming officially the "Loudest Band On Earth!" ...

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BLUDGEON Enter Studio To Record New Album

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON entered the studio earlier this week to continue work on a new album, tentatively due later in the year. Click here to see pictures from the studio. BLUDGEON were the first signing to MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music and had their debut album produced by MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. A live ...

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VALKIJA To Record Debut Album In July

Italian female-fronted epic/power metallers VALKIJA will enter Versus Studio in Athens, Greece in July 5 to begin recording their debut CD. The as-yet-untitled album will be recorded over a 10-day period and will feature nine "powerful songs that will be hailed by all fans of true heavy metal in the vein of ZED YAGO, MANOWAR, ...

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Ex-VIRGIN STEELE Guitarist JACK STARR: New Vocalist Needed

Former VIRGIN STEELE guitarist Jack Starr has launched a search for a vocalist for his band GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME. All applicants should submit their demo material to: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13022 USA As previously reported, Jack Starr recently inked a deal with Magic Circle Music, the label founded by ...

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MANOWAR Singer Goes Spring Turkey Hunting

MANOWAR vocalist Eric Adams will be featured on the weekly half-hour television show "Hunting & Outdoor Adventures With Keith Warren" on The Outdoor Channel later this week. The air times are as follows: Wednesday, April 14 - 2:30 a.m. Friday, April 16 - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 18 - 11:00 a.m. Eric is an experienced ...

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FEINSTEIN: Former THE RODS Frontman To Release New CD In April

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have set an April 19 European release date through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music for their debut album, "Third Wish". A U.S. release is expected in June. FEINSTEIN's current lineup is completed by Bob Twining (keyboards), Jeff ...

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Devil's Ground - PRIMAL FEAR

Up until this point, Germany's PRIMAL FEAR have almost (but not quite) appeared as foolhardy and out-of-touch as fancy-dressing fellow countrymen RUNNING WILD — selling themselves on a truckload of pub metal riffs, with their sole redeeming factor standing tall at the front of the stage in the shape of former GAMMA RAY warbler Ralf ...

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MANOWAR Announce North American Release Date For 'Hell On Earth III'

MANOWAR's brand-new double DVD, titled "Hell On Earth III", will receive its long-awaited North American release on March 9. As previously reported, the two-disc set features more than 90 minutes of ear-numbing performances private behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and pre- and post-show rituals. This package also contains the program "Live In Germany The Ringfest" — the ...

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MANOWAR To Split With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS?

MANOWAR are strongly rumored to be negotiating their way out of their record deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records. A posting at the Swiss MANOWAR fan site Manowar.ch characterized the current relationship between the group and the label as being in "a severe crisis" and indicated that the band's next CD would be released through ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, have parted ways with vocalist Trace Edward Zaber. Trace "has announced that he will take a leave of absence from his vocal duties with DAVID SHANKLE GROUP," reads a statement on the group's web site. "This announcement brings with it no bad ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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