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ANIMOSITY To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore act ANIMOSITY will enter Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts in April 2007 with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE to begin recording its new album, "Animal", for a late summer/early fall release via Black Market Activities. ANIMOSITY released its first disc, "Shut It Down", on Tribunal Records back in 2003 and its ...

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Former DIRT Frontman Resurfaces In GID3

GID3, the Houston-based band featuring former DIRT frontman Travis Powers, has emerged as a leading force in the Texas metal scene, having recently been nominated by the No. 1 FM hard rock station 94.5 The Buzz for "Song of the Year"with the single "Truck Stop Slam Dance" as well as "New Artist of the Year". ...

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PANTHEON I: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349) and guitarist John Espen Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM), has set "The Wanderer and His Shadow" as the title of its upcoming CD, due on April 2 through Candlelight Records. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the album was recorded and mixed by Christian ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The Origin Of EDDIE

The image that was supposedly the one that inspired artist Derek Riggs to draw IRON MAIDEN's mascot Eddie has been posted online at the MAIDEN fan site MaidenNorway.com. The image in question purportedly represents either a Vietnamese head on an American tank, or an American head on a Vietnamese tank. Riggs talked about ...

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SLAVIOR Seeks Guitar Player

Drummer Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) of SLAVIOR has issued the following update: "SLAVIOR is starting to gear up for some live dates that will start at the end of January 2007. We are currently seeking a guitar player who plays a seven-string and sings a bit. A local San Diego bass player, Kevin Freeby, ...

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CYNIC Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

Reunited CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place on May 26-27 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BRUTAL TRUTH (New ...

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SLAVIOR To Play Live Shows In January

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, is currently setting up live shows for the end of January 2007. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SLAVIOR recently posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in ...

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GEOFF TATE, JACK FROST: Audio Interviews, Concert Photos Posted Online

TakingMetal.com has posted episode 110 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode reports on QUEENSRŸCHE's VH1 Save The Music benefit concert at the New York City Hard Rock Café this September. Features include an interview with guitarist Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and the rebroadcast of an interview hosts Mark Strigl ...

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LORDI: Rescheduled Dates Announced

Finnish monster metal band LORDI has announced new tour dates Spain to make up the shows that were cancelled last month after some of the members of the band and the crew were taken ill. The new dates are as follows: Mar. 01 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo Mar. 02 - Bergara, Spain - Jam ...

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Pound SF Photo Gallery Available

Metal blog InvisibleOranges.com has posted a photo gallery documenting the last two years of the legendary Pound club in San Francisco before its recent closure. The gallery contains 50 images of such bands as BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CRYPTOPSY, GOD FORBID, KRISIUN, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ORIGIN, and THE ESOTERIC. It can be viewed ...

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SLAVIOR: New Song Posted Online

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive ...

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REGURGITATE, GOROD Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

REGURGITATE, GOROD and FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION are among the newly confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place May 26-27, 2007 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BIRDFLESH BRUTAL TRUTH COCK AND BALL TORTURE CRIPPLE BASTARDS DEAD INFECTION EXHALE EXTREME ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Song Posted Online

A brand new BORKNAGAR track, entitled "Earth Imagery", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the Norwegian avant-garde black metal band's upcoming acoustic album, "Origin", due on October 31 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). Commented mainman Oystein G. Brun: "The wooden, organic presence in ...

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RAISE HELL, NECROPHOBIC, ORIGIN BLOOD: More European Dates Announced

Swedish death/thrashers RAISE HELL will team up with NECROPHOBIC and ORIGIN BLOOD for a European tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 29 - Baroeg. Rotterdam, Netherlands Sep. 30 - Dynamo Rock & Metal Cafe. Eindhoven, Netherlands Oct. 01 - Theater Romein. Leeuwarden, Netherlands Oct. 05 - Dynamo. Zürich, Switzerland ...

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ZYKLON, PSYCROPTIC, GOREROTTED Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

ZYKLON, PSYCROPTIC, GOREROTTED, FUCK THE FACTS and SAPROGENIC are among the newly confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place May 26-27, 2007 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BRUTAL TRUTH (New York) ZYKLON (Norway) PSYCROPTIC (Australia) GOREROTTED (England) GUT (Germany) DEAD INFECTION (Poland) RETALIATION ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

BORKNAGAR mainman Oystein G. Brun has issued the following message regarding the group's current activities: "The new BORKNAGAR album will be called 'Origin', and is set to be released in Europe through Century Media/EMI on the 30th of October (one day later in the U.S.). "Most of our fans will know by now that 'Origin' ...

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Origin of the Species - LED ZEPPELIN

You surely know that the roots of LED ZEPPELIN's trailblazing music descended directly from America blues. But how much do you really know about the inspirations and influences of guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham, specifically the years before the seminal self-titled debut rocked worlds around the ...

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ALLELE Announces More Tour Dates With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE, the new band featuring former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. In addition to the 10 YEARS dates, ALLELE has also announced several headlining dates for August and September including shows with RIKETS, SAPPY BELL, and STALEMIND. ALLELE tour dates: Aug. ...

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ALLELE To Tour With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 24 - Hilton Head, SC @ Monkey Business Sep. 26 - Columbia, SC @ ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Project Changes Name

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on his new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have been under going a few changes but things are moving in a very positive direction. We have decided to change the name of the ...

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ALLELE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows: "OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Film 'Victims Of Violence' Video This Week

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will start filming a video for the track "Victims of Violence" this week with director Dave Paul (DISTURBED, FIREBALL MINISTRY, SKANK) of DP Filmworks. The clip will be filmed at a military vehicle graveyard in Wisconsin. "Victims Of Violence" comes off the band's upcoming album, "War Zone", due on June ...

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