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CELTIC FROST: Finalizing The Infrastructure Around New Album

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "As we approach the final, very intense stretch on the path to completion of this album, there are the CELTIC FROST-typical numerous and very vocal ponderings which center around assessments of music and progress, procedure, ideology, song selection, and so ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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WITCHCRAFT Discuss Upcoming Album

Fresh from their recent Terrorizer readers' poll triumph, Swedish retro-merchants WITCHCRAFT found themselves in the U.K. again recently for another well-received live outing. Terrorizer caught up with the band backstage to get the lowdown on their keenly anticipated sophomore album. Terrorizer: Do you have a name for the new record yet? Magnus [Pelander, ...

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SONIC X Release Debut Album Via Z RECORDS

Toronto-based hard rockers SONIC X have just released their self-titled debut CD on Z Records. "It's great to see the classic bands such as MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, and even BILLY IDOL releasing new material and touring," said Adam Troy, lead singer for SONIC X, "It is very timely for what is happening with SONIC ...

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SKYLARK Compilation Due In February

Italian symphonic power metallers SKYLARK will issue a compilation, entitled "In the Heart of the Princess", through Scarlet Records in February. Conceived to celebrate the band's 10-year anniversary, this double "best of" includes all the major SKYLARK hits chosen by Japanese fans after a web poll. There also will be two brand new songs, "Mt. ...

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MESMERIZE Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have set "Stainless" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in March/April via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" was recorded and mixed in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. The mastering was ...

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CATARACT: 'Nothing's Left' Video Posted Online

CATARACT's video for the track "Nothing's Left" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de. "Nothing's Left" comes off the Swiss metalcore bands latest CD, "With Triumph Comes Loss", available now on Metal Blade Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. A vinyl version of the ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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MESMERIZE Finish Recording New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have completed the recording process for their fourth album, tentatively due in February 2005 through Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" is being recorded in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. Songtitles set to appear ...

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MAROON Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

East Germany's vegan straight-edge quintet MAROON has inked a deal with Century Media Records. MAROON have a reputation as one of Europe's busiest and energetic live bands, thanks to the numerous shows they played during the past six years of their existence (and more than 60 just between June and December this year!). For 2004's ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Visual Memoir To Be Published This Fall

Ozzy Osbourne and Eric Clapton are among the musical contemporaries offering personal insights on Jimi Hendrix and his music in "Classic Hendrix", described as the "most comprehensive visual memoir of Hendrix ever published." 34 of the most celebrated names in rock photography have supplied over 250 photos for the book. These include Elliott Landy, Jean-Pierre ...

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MESMERIZE Hard At Work On Fourth Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have commenced the recording process for their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" is being recorded in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. Songtitles ...

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Warkult - MALEVOLENT CREATION

The desire, enthusiasm and dedication of MALEVOLENT CREATION mastermind Phil Fasciana toward all things extreme metal cannot be faulted. After thirteen years of managing to squeeze albums out amidst label uncertainty and friction with assorted band members, it appears there might be some prolonged stability in the ranks. And how fitting it would be for ...

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AKRIVAL Complete Work On Debut Album

German black metallers AKRIVAL have completed work on their debut album, "Enigmas Of The Contradictory Nature", tentatively due in August. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Gruesome Halberd (5:46) (rough-mix mp3 clip) 02. Shrine (4:42) 03. Malice - Triumph of Being (5:09) 04. The Shadows (4:17) 05. Resuscitation ...

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RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Concert Date Announced

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have scheduled an "over 18" "Brain Cleaner" album launch party on Friday, July 30 at The Arthouse in Melbourne. Also appearing will be MEDUSA and CATWITCH. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION are confirmed to play a concert in Mexico City on November 20 with SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA (previously announced headliners ...

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MORTIFICATION, STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE To Play Mexico City

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION will play a huge concert in Mexico City on November 20 with STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA. Additional MORTIFICATION dates in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Nov. 23) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nov 26) are also currently in the works. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION's twelfth ...

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CATARACT: European Tour Dates Announced

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 07 – Winterthur, SWI @ Endstation Jul. 24 – Braunschweig, GER @ B58 Aug. 07 – Leisnig, GER @ Sucks N' Summer Festival Aug. 21 – Absgmünd, GER @ Summer Breeze Festival Sep. 17 – Zürich, SWI @ Abart Club ...

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MORTIFICATION: 'Brain Cleaner' Launch Party Announced

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have scheduled their official "Brain Cleaner" launch party on Saturday, June 19 at Southside Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Support at the show will come from FEARSCAPE. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION's twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner" (view cover here) was recently issued through the Rowe Productions label. The follow-up to ...

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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALEV BESEECH BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CATARACT CREMATORY CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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CATARACT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band have just completed work on their new album, "With Triumph Comes Loss", at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen for a September 6 release. A vinyl version of the album will be released through Dead Serious Records. The ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Album Cover Posted Online

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have posted the cover artwork for their twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner", at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Relentless", out now through the Rowe Productions label, is said to be "the heaviest project the band has recorded in 10 years" and is being described as "a lot more ...

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