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HELLFIRE MANIFEST: Photos Posted Online

A number of photos taken at this year's Hellfire Manifest (a tribute to Dageth of BLOOD STAINED DUSK) — which tool place August 25-26 in Huntsville, Alabama — have been posted online at this location (all pictures copyright Raven/Underworld Photography). The festival included performances by BLOOD STAINED DUSK (with special guest vocals by ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: European Tour Dates Announced

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following European tour dates: Nov. 12 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH Nov. 13 - Bataclan - Paris, FRA Nov. 15 - ABBox - Brussels, BEL Nov. 16 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FRA Nov. 17 - La Cooperative de Mai Clermont - Ferrand, FRA Nov. ...

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MINISTRY: Japanese, Australian Tour Dates Cancelled?

MINISTRY's previously announced tour dates in Japan and Australia — which were scheduled to take place in early October — have apparently been cancelled. It should be noted, however, that this information has not yet been officially confirmed by the band. No reason has yet been given for the cancellation. MINISTRY's latest CD, "Rio Grande ...

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MINISTRY: Video Interview Available

Metal Hammer magazine recently hooked up with MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen and Mike Scaccia for a few glasses of "vino" before their London performance to talk about MINISTRY's "friends": writers, junkies, philosophers, occultists, psychedelic drug experimentalists and a whole host of other loonies. But not George W. Bush. Definitely not. Watch the interview at

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ANGER AS ART Gutarist Issues Update

ANGER AS ART guitarist William Rustrum (also of HANGAR 18 and RAVEN MAD) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We performed a couple of shows in San Francisco. The first night was at the infamous Pound. The response was fantastic, and it was great to meet the guys in POTENTIAL ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

U.K. doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "A Line of Deathless Kings", due later in the year via Peaceville/Snapper. The follow-up to 2004's "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" was recorded at Academy Studios and was mixed at Chapel Studios. "A Line of Deathless Kings" track ...

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MINISTRY: Australian Tour Dates Announced

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have lined up the following dates in Australia: Oct. 08 - The Arena Ent. Complex – Brisbane, AUS Oct. 09 - The Big Top at Luna Park – Sydney, AUS Oct. 10 - The Palace Complex – Melbourne, AUS Oct. 12 - Metropolis Fremantle - Perth, AUS As previously reported, MINISTRY's ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Thornography' Pushed Back to October; Track Listing Revealed

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Thornography", due on October 16 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Nymphetamine", "Thornography" was recorded at Lincolnshire, England's Chapel studios with producer Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, ANTHRAX) and was mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England by Andy Sneap ...

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MINISTRY To Guest On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO Tonight

MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven, Tommy Victor and John Bechdel will invade the Sirius Satellite Radio studios for an exclusive interview with Hard Attack host Mario tonight (Wednesday, June 28) at 8:00 p.m. EST. Hear Al, Tommy, Raven and John go off on everything from cheap wine to the current administration to their latest ass-kickin' ...

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LEATHERWOLF Frontman Reports On BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

LEATHERWOLF frontman Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "A bit of news from the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany. it was put together well. Things went very smooth. It was about 4,000 when LEATHERWOLF started and an estimated 20,000 at peak WHITESNAKE time! When it was our ...

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RAVEN Finish Mixing New Songs

Long-running British metallers RAVEN have just completed mixing four new songs — "Against The Grain", "Running Around In Circles", "Breaking You Down" and "Necessary Evil" — at Assembly Line Studios with Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) engineering and mixing. Kevin has issued the following statement about the project: "We just ...

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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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