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SATYRICON, CALIBAN, MAROON Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP 2006 Festival

SATYRICON, CALIBAN and MAROON have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Meanwhile, SAXON cancelled their participation in the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS ...

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 20-22 at The Canopy Club In Urbana, IL (including a pre-fest show at Canopy Club on July 20 featuring 6-7 bands). The festival billing looks as follows: MACABRE (IL; July 21 headliner) ORIGIN (KS; July 22 headliner) HUMAN ARTIFACTS ...

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New Bands Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BAREHANDED (Slovenia), INMATE (Slovenia), MORTIFERA (Slovenia), SKORBUT (Slovenia), EVIL BARDS (Italy), OUTCRY (Italy), BLEAK ORIGIN (Switzerland), SEPSIS (Austria) and XENESTHIS (Austria) have been confirmed for the "Talent Forum Stage" at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main ...

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Heavy Metal Documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey' To Receive DVD Release In May

Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with metal icons, including Rob Zombie, ...

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DIM MAK To Release New Album In April; Audio Available

Reformed New Jersey band DIM MAK, featuring former members of the legendary RIPPING CORPSE and drummer extraordinaire John Longstreth (ex-ORIGIN, THE RED CHORD, ANGELCORPSE, SKINLESS), will release their new album, "Knives of Ice", on April 25 via Willowtip Records. According to a press release, "'Knives of Ice' sets a new standard for unrestrained musicianship that ...

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ALLELE To Film 'Stitches' Video At Hometown Gig

ALLELE, the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, will be filming a video for their new single, "Stitches", at their hometown show on March 24 at Plush in Jacksonville, Florida. The video will include performance footage from the actual show. The band also be shooting footage that ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer's Husband/Manager Prepares To Break His Silence

Marcelo Cabuli, husband/manager of former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen, has posted the following message on her official web site: "After the concert of NIGHTWISH in Hartwall Areena last October 2005, many things happened. "As is already public domain, the band members decided to stop working with Tarja and they made clear their point of view ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Finish Mixing Debut Album

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have finished mixing the album and are very happy with the outcome. Engineer Joe Marlett has really added his touch and brought the sound ...

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CELTIC FROST Bassist Explains New Logo

CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain recently posted a message on the band's official forum explaining the origin of the group's new "heptagram" logo/symbol (view image here), which is being used in connection with the band's upcoming album, "Monotheist". Read Martin's post at this location. As previously reported, Century Media Records ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Begin Mixing Debut Album

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have started mixing their debut album with Joe Marlett at Frank and Smokey's Hideaway. Entitled "Slavior", the CD is scheduled for release this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records "Slavior" projected track ...

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FATES WARNING/TEMPLEWITHIN Drummer MARK ZONDER: New Audio Interview Posted Online

An audio file containing FATES WARNING/TEMPLEWITHIN drummer Mark Zonder's interview with Dementia Radio, which aired this past Monday (Jan. 9), is available for download at this location (MP3). As previously reported, TEMPLEWITHIN — the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla — have ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN: Album Title, Songtitles Revealed

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have set "Slavior" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records. "Gregg has been here for about a week doing vocals," Zonder writes on ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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UNMERCIFUL: Debut Album To Feature Guest Appearance By CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist

UNMERCIFUL, the new band featuring former ORIGIN members Clinton Appelhanz (guitar, vocals), James King (drums) and Jeremy Turner (formerly a touring guitarist for CANNIBAL CORPSE), have inked a two-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The group, who describe their musical style as "modern blasting American death metal," have already completed work on their debut album ...

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World of Lies - THE BERZERKER

My last memory of Australia's THE BERZERKER is seeing them perform with ORIGIN, VADER, and IMMOLATION a couple of years ago. I recall being intrigued by the masked madmen, but not all that moved with the music itself, though I did find some redeeming value in the forceful, samples-laden approach. Admittedly, the sound mix during ...

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MIND'S EYE: New Song Available For Download

MIND'S EYE, the Swedish progressive rock/metal band featuring members of THERION, SECRET SPHERE and NOVAK, will release their fourth album, "Walking on H20", on January 20, 2006 via Lion Music. A full-length MP3 of the track "The Nazca Lines" has been made available for download at this location. An MP3 file containing a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), are the first confirmed band for next year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Germany. "As one band doesn't constitute a billing, we ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To 'Kill' In March

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "Kill" as the title of their tenth album, due on March 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). With regards to the new album's musicial direction, the band had previously ...

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GREEN CARNATION Announce Complete Billing For Italian Gig

Norway's GREEN CARNATION will be joined by Italian act LIFEND and BLEAK ORIGIN for their first-ever gig in Italy on December 18 in Cordevilla. Commented GREEN CARNATION guitarist Tchort: "There has been quite a lot of interest from Italy in the last couple of years, and all we can do is hope for a good ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEMON HUNTER, DRAGONLORD, ALLELE

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 1, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): DEMON HUNTER – "The Triptych": 6,000 ...

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CREOZOTH: CANDLEMASS Side Project To Release Debut This Month

Escapi Music has set an October 25 North American release date for the debut album from CREOZOTH, the new band featuring CANDLEMASS members Lars Johansson (guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums) alongside vocalist Michael Storck (X-PLODE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Tobbe Moen (ex-REDFUN, OZ). According to Lars, the term "Creozoth" has a fictional origin: "It is ...

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