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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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NIKKI SIXX: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive And Breathing In My Heart'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION/MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Well, tonight is the last night of the Austrailan [BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION] shows. All sold out and all amazing. The Aussies treated us like gold and i hope they feel the same. The lessons ...

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LIONSHEART: 'Abyss' To Receive Worldwide Digital Release

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, will be releasing their fourth studio album, "Abyss", digitally in the following countries on June 29: USA: iTunes eMusic Real/Rhapsody Napster MusicNet/AOL Musicmatch BuyMusic Germany: Tiscali MTVGermany DirectMedia WOM Karstadt Mediamarkt Kontor Netherlands: MTVNetherlands PlanetInternet Tiscali Chello Spain: ...

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LIONSHEART Announce British Date

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have announced a one-off show at Stripes Bar in Brentford FC, England on Friday, July 30. Support at the gig will come from METALHEAD and HUMANITY. LIONSHEART will be showcasing their new album, "Abyss", as well as performing ...

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Abyss - LIONSHEART

Solid. Sturdy. Workmanlike. These are three adjectives you could apply to many British NWOBHM/melodic rock acts and albums through the ages, and if LIONSHEART frontman Steve Grimmett hasn't hit the heights amidst such a misfiring scene, he's at least spread himself right across it by appearing in demon-obsessed metallers GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, and since the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Perform Live At New Jersey In-Store

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and his solo band will be performing live during Bach's in-store appearance on June 19 at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. In addition, the entire event will be filmed for Sebastian's new VH1 reality TV show "I Married Sebastian Bach", which will air as a one-hour special later this ...

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THE FORSAKEN: 'Traces of the Past' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Century Media Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for the third full-length album from Swedish death metallers THE FORSAKEN. Titled "Traces of the Past", the follow-up to 2002's "Arts Of Desolation" was recorded at Studio Abyss with producer/engineer Tommy Tägtgren and marks the recording debut with the group of new bassist Stefan ...

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WATCH THEM DIE To Open For GWAR

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside GWAR this May. The group kick off their touring insanity with a short West Coast run with DARKEST HOUR on April 9 and will wrap things up in early June. This quintet rose from the ashes of several highly influential ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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BLESSING THE HOGS Sign With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

San Francisco's BLESSING THE HOGS, the band featuring acclaimed producer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL), have signed a new deal with Goodfellow Records, the label responsible for releasing the group's previous album, "The Poisoning", in late 2002. "After over a year of ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Singer Is Full Of Praise For THE DARKNESS

THE WILDHEARTS are rumored to have been offered the support slot on THE DARKNESS' upcoming U.S. tour. The two bands are currently touring Europe together. THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger recently had the following to say about their much-more-famous touring partners: "Don't, for one second, assume that I would ever begrudge THE DARKNESS their success. In ...

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LIONSHEART Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records. "Contracts are also being finalized with a U.S. label who is keen to take North America, Canada and some of South America," reads a post on the band's web site. The ...

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PAGANIZER To Enter Studio In March

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have re-signed with Xtreem Music for the release of their new album, tentatively due in June. "Eight new songs has been written and arranged for the upcoming fifth PAGANIZER album," the band write on their web site. "We'll be entering Soundlab Studio again in late March to record the stuff and ...

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Former HELSTAR Vocalist To Perform Special Show

Vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES) will play a special show at the 19th Hole Grill & Bar in The Woodlands, Texas this Saturday, January 17. According to a posting at Metal-Rules.com, "originally expected to perform were Rivera's current main act SEVEN WITCHES, however, a scheduling conflict surrounding their appearance in San Antonio ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Open For DANZIG In Europe

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has confirmed in an online posting that Glenn Danzig "himself has offered [DEVILDRIVER] the European dates" on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour. Although the official "Blackest Of The Black" web site indicates that the European trek will consist of a sole London date, it now appears that ...

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Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

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LIONSHEART Bounce Back With New Lineup, Album

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have completed work on a new album, "Abyss", due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "Abyss" was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was engineered by Steve Watkins. The complete track ...

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DYING FETUS Finalize Track Listing For 'Stop At Nothing'

DYING FETUS have set a May 13 release date for their next studio album, titled "Stop At Nothing". The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Schematics 02. One Shot, One Kill 03. Institutions of Deceit 04. Abandon All Hope 05. Forced Elimination 06. Stop At Nothing 07. Onslaught of Malice 08. ...

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RITCHIE WILKISON Leaves SILENCER

Colorado's SILENCER have parted ways with guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS). "It is with great regret that we must announce lead guitarist Ritchie Wilkison has left SILENCER as of last Sunday 10/27," begins the group's official statement on the matter. "The band were informed via e-mail one week before their CD release/tour ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Take Part In KISS SYMPHONY Concert

Guitarist Ace Frehley is expected to complete the original KISS lineup at the Kiss Symphony concert, which will feature KISS hits performed with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony. Frehley, who had touring commitments in America, was nowhere to be seen at a media conference to announce the event, which takes place at Melbourne, Australia's Telstra Dome ...

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EATMYFUK Demo Posted Online

Benicia, California-based EATMYFUK, featuring Chris Reifert (drums/vocals, ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Danny Coralles (guitar, ex-AUTOPSY), and Joe Allen (bass, ex-VON), have uploaded their DrunkSexPunkRock five-song demo via MP3.com at this location. The songs available for download are as follows: 01. Drink and Bleed 02. Kneel Before My Cock 03. Wet Slit and a Bottle of Whiskey ...

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ABSU's PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN Suffers Serious Hand Injury

On June 23rd, ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern was involved in serious hand/wrist injury, which has forced him to quit playing drums for at least a couple of months. His orthopedic surgeon says that the scaphoid bone in his wrist has been completely shattered and will take reconstructive surgery to mend it back together. This means ...

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QUIET RIOT To Issue Live DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: QUIET RIOT SLATED FOR A LIVE DVD RELEASE QUIET RIOT, the group who made the term "Bang Your Head" a household slang, and who surprised many by setting the standard to what became an onslaught of Heavy Metal bands to come out of Los Angeles on the heels of the bands #1 ...

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