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NÅSTROND To Release 'Muspellz Synir' In January

Swedish black metallers NÅSTROND will release their fourth, "Muspellz Synir", in January via Debemur Morti Productions. According to a press release, the CD "is the aural epitome of decrepit death, the soundtrack to life's dying embers or perhaps a burial at sea. Here, the sinister Swedes tap into a well of primitive inspiration to unlock ...

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What's In Your Head? - DIAMOND HEAD

Do you suppose guitarist and DIAMOND HEAD founder Brian Tatler still has Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine's phone numbers, and calls them to "you know, just chat, and see if you've got the new CD I sent ya?" Or does he has to go through their managers, who conveniently lose all his messages? I'd hate ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Letting Fans Come Up With Guitar Solo

The Pulse of Radio reports: AVENGED SEVENFOLD is giving fans a chance to create their own guitar solo for the band's latest single, "Almost Easy". Anyone who pre-orders the group's new self-titled album or buys it after it comes out on October 30 at the iTunes store will receive a bonus "jam-along" version of the ...

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SOLEMNITY To Release New Album In February

Germany's SOLEMNITY has issued the following update: "The last months were a very chaotic time indeed. First of all, our SPINAL TAP-like search for a drummer which has ended as you already know. We have started recording then the first parts of our new album [tentatively titled 'Lords of the Damned'] and suddenly technical problems ...

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'Heavy Metal Box' Animated Product Shot Available

An animated product shot for the upcoming "Heavy Metal Box" (due on October 2 via Rhino Records) can be viewed below. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and SLAYER, among dozens of others. Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like DEEP ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Drummer VINNY APPICE: New Audio Interview Available

TheRighttoRock.com has has issued its latest podcast (episode #29), featuring legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice. Vinny discusses the reformation of the Ronnie James Dio-era lineup of BLACK SABBATH under the name HEAVEN AND HELL as well as his latest project 3 LEGGED DOG. Vinny offers a candid look at his illustrious career and as ...

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KORN Members Explain Theory Of 'De-Evolution'

KORN recently unveiled a slew of "Spinal Tap"-like viral videos on their theory of "de-evolution." Frontman Jonathan Davis, bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer came into Spinner.com's DL studio to break it down in scientific terms. Watch the clip below. KORN's latest album arrived on July 31 and debuted at No. 2 ...

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EXODUS: Win Guitar Lesson From GARY HOLT

By purchasing an autographed copy of "Gary Holt's A Lesson In Guitar Violence" instructional DVD, you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win a free half-hour guitar lesson from EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and four tickets to an upcoming EXODUS show. The free lesson will be given before an upcoming EXODUS show ...

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EXODUS: New Song Posted Online

San Francisco's pioneer thrashers EXODUS have posted a new song called "Riot Act" off their upcoming album "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A" on their MySpace page. The band will shoot a video for "Riot Act" later in the month. The clip will be directed by Jon Schnepp who is known for his work ...

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HARPTALLICA: Harp Duo's METALLICA's Tribute To Hit The Road

Following the phenomenal response to the release of the clasically trained harp duo's album, "Harptallica - A Tribute", HARPTALLICA is taking it on the road with tour dates across the Midwest and East Coast in September and October. Plans to heed the requests from Western states and overseas for further appearances are also underway. Ashley ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Pays Tribute To Late GIRLSCHOOL Guitarist

MOTÖRHEAD has issued the following update: "It is with extreme sadness to inform you that Kelly Johnson, original lead guitarist of GIRLSCHOOL, passed away on Sunday night, 15th July. She has been suffering from spinal cancer for the last six years. "Joining GIRLSCHOOL in 1978, Kelly was a face in the classic line-up alongside Kim ...

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Room Full of Sinners - THE CURSED

If New Jersey was ever gonna be used as an adjective, for anything besides bricks of dried toxic swamp gunk, it'd have to be busted out for THE CURSED. The prime movers in this side project are former HADES and NON-FICTION axeman Dan Lorenzo and inimitable OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, two Jersey Devils born ...

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METALLICA Bassist On New CD: 'The Attitude And The Conviction Of The Old School Is There'

Author and journalist Joel McIver spoke with James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of METALLICA before their spectacular Wembley Stadium show on Sunday night (July 8). McIver has released the following excerpts from the conversation to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: Q: A lot of long-time METALLICA fans are asking one simple question. Is your new album going ...

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