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WINTERS BANE To Record Limited-Edition EP

Veteran heavy metal band WINTERS BANE will record an EP this month with its new lineup: Lou St. Paul - Guitars Jeff Sheeler - Vocals Jeff Curenton - Drums Bryan Morris - Bass The EP will feature four tracks, including a reworking of "Dark Paradise" from the band's "Girth" album, as well as three songs ...

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RIAA Goes After NINE INCH NAILS Fans Over Deliberate Leak Campaign

Launch Radio Networks reports: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which has become notorious for suing anyone from high school students to retirees for downloading music from the web, has gone after web sites such as Idolator that have posted leaked songs from the upcoming NINE INCH NAILS album, "Year Zero". The problem, however, ...

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Beautiful Tragedy - IN THIS MOMENT

MySpace strikes again! The buzz generated from over a million plays of IN THIS MOMENT's tunes on the popular Internet community apparently got the attention of the Century Media folks and the rest, as they say, is history. And surprisingly (at least to me), the hype over this band's melodic, Swedish-inflected metalcore is not overblown. ...

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LILLIAN AXE: 'Waters Rising' To Arrive In June

Opening for the likes of RATT, POISON, QUEENSRŸCHE, KROKUS, STRYPER and LITA FORD, working with some of rock's most respected producers and scoring several "Headbanger's Ball"-approved video clips, LILLIAN AXE certainly carved (or perhaps more appropriately, chopped) a niche for themselves with metalheads worldwide during the '80s and '90s. And now, after an extended hiatus, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Pens Japanese Pop Hit

According to a posting on former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site, Japanese pop superstar KOTOKO's new single, "Kirei na Senritsu" — which was written by Friedman and features a guest appearance by the guitarist — entered the Japanese pop chart at No. 18 this week. "Kirei na Senritsu" is also said to be ...

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GOD FORBID Completes DVD Shoot

New Jersey's GOD FORBID, currently touring the U.S. headlining their "Chains of Humanity" tour, filmed their live performance at the jam-packed Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ this past weekend for their upcoming DVD. Music video director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) led off the production, with his crew at MyGoodEye manning ...

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IN THIS MOMENT, WOLF Audio Interviews Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 129 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode features a debut song sample of the track "Beautiful Tragedy" from IN THIS MOMENT and interviews host John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl conducted with IN THIS MOMENT's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth as well as WOLF's Johannes "Axeman" Losbäck. IN THIS MOMENT interview ...

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STILL REMAINS: Studio Update

Michigan's STILL REMAINS are hard at work recording their second studio album, tentatively titled "The Serpent", in Los Angeles with producer Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, STORY OF THE YEAR, HE IS LEGEND, SAVES THE DAY). Commented vocalist T.J. Miller: "OK...here is what's going on: I'm totally freaking out. Listening back to these songs right now is ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Exclusive MySpace Video Debut

MySpace has exclusively debuted the new IN THIS MOMENT video, "Prayers", on its music videos page. Click here to check it out. The clip was shot by up-and-coming director Mike Wildt and is the group's first promotional video for their much anticipated debut album, "Beautiful Tragedy", which is set for a March 20 release. IN ...

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STILL REMAINS Sets Tentative Track Listing For 'The Serpent'

Michigan's STILL REMAINS entered a Los Angeles studio on January 21 with acclaimed producer Steve Evetts (STORY OF THE YEAR, HE IS LEGEND, SAVES THE DAY) to begin the recording process for their second album, entitled "The Serpent". The tentative track listing for the effort is as follows (in no particular order): 01. Anemia in ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: New Track Posted Online

IN THIS MOMENT have posted a new track, "Daddy's Falling Angel", on their MySpace page, along with the cover art and track listing for their debut album, "Beautiful Tragedy", which is set for a March 20 release. The group kicks off their 2007 touring cycle with a bang, joining KITTIE, WALLS OF JERICHO, ...

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CHARON: Spanish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers CHARON will embark on a short tour of Spain in February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 16 - Salamandra, Barcelona, Spain Feb. 17 - El rincón de la tia Maria, Murcia, Spain Feb. 18 - Ritmo y compás, Madrid, Spain CHARON's latest album, "Songs for the Sinners", debuted on Finland's national album ...

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MARILYN MANSON Divorce Documents Posted Online

TMZ.com has obtained divorce papers filed by Marilyn Manson's wife, burlesque dancer Dita by Von Teese (real name Heather Sweet) in Los Angeles Superior Court. In the documents, Von Teese cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending her marriage to Manson (real name Brian Warner). According to Sweet, the couple called it ...

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THE BLACK MARIA Added To EVANESCENCE's Canadian Tour

Toronto-based rock act THE BLACK MARIA has been added to EVANESCENCE's Canadian tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early January. Direct support on all dates will come from STONE SOUR. Jan. 05 - Bell Centre - Montreal, QC Jan. 06 - Colisee Pepsi Arena - Quebec City, QC Jan. 08 - Air Canada ...

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'Black Sabbath Resurrection' Video Available

The "Black Sabbath Resurrection" exhibit — a highly unique collaboration of music, storytelling, and fashion inspired by a singular event in the history of BLACK SABBATH — opened to the public earlier this month. Want a peek inside? Helen at SuicideGirls.com has posted a video in which host Zoetica Ebb takes you inside the launch ...

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GUANO APES To Release 'The Lost (T)Apes' Collection

Germany's GUANO APES will release a posthumous collection of early recordings, entitled "The Lost (T)Apes", on December 1 via G.U.N. Records. Commented the band: "For all of you, it's definitely the final chapter; for us, it's a new beginning in different constellations. We've dug around in our archive and dusted off a few original tracks ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Added To Third Annual CHRISTMAS BALLS Show

The Southern California-based quintet IN THIS MOMENT is the latest addition to The Century Family's third annual Christmas Balls show at the Key Club in Hollywood on December 13. This special event also marks the first DREAM EVIL appearance in the U.S. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale ...

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BLACK SABBATH Resurrected!

The true history, art and commerce of the legendary heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH will finally be disclosed at the premiere of "Black Sabbath Resurrection", a dark post-Apocalyptic world sparked by the music of the legendary band. Opening Friday, November 17, 2006 at 181 N. Martel, Los Angeles, "Black Sabbath Resurrection" is a highly unique ...

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