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VENGEANCE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE are the latest addition to this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. The band will introduce a very special surprise guest who will join them on stage for a few songs. The festival billing is shaping up as follows ...

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KILLING JOKE Bassist Praises New Album, Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE

KILLING JOKE will release their new album, "Hosannas from the Basements of Hell", on March 3, 2006 via Edel. Commented bassist Paul Raven: "We recorded the album in Prague at Faust Studios and it sounds amazing, Jerry Kandiah engineered the record and we are producing ourselves these days... (no change there then). I must say ...

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AL JOURGENSEN: New MINISTRY Album Is 'Fastest, Hardest, Most Maniacal Record I've Ever Done'

REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", to March 7, 2006 from the previously announced February 14. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Reunited California-based metallers ARMORED SAINT, who feature in their ranks (former?) ANTHRAX singer John Bush and current FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical ...

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MINISTRY: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Two brand-new photos of MINISTRY taken during the recording sessions for their new album, "Rio Grande Blood", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas have been posted online: Photo#1 (left to right: Tommy Victor [PRONG, ex-DANZIG], Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven [KILLING JOKE]), Photo#2 (left to right: Raven, drummer Mark Baker, Jourgensen, ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON To Tour With MINISTRY?

Rumors continue to abound that SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will be sitting behind the kit for MINISTRY on their upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. Joey is expected to join a touring lineup that will include MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, guitarist Tommy Victor (PRONG, ex-DANZIG) and bassist Paul ...

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LEATHERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF, whose current lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, EUROPE, VICTORY, L.A. GUNS, ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 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), have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are ...

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JAG PANZER: European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER will play the following dates in early November: Nov. 03 - San Benedetto del Tronto, ITA @ Shining Club (w/ BATTLE RAM) Nov. 04 - Bergamo (Milan), ITA @ Keller Club Nov. 05 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle (Keep It True V Festival) Nov. 06 – Athens, GRE @ ...

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MINISTRY: New Album To Feature PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR, KILLING JOKE's PAUL RAVEN

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has announced more details about his 13th Planet label, the new home of MINISTRY and Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS. The imprint/boutique label is a joint venture with Megaforce Records for the U.S. and Canadian markets, distributed through Sony/RED. Missi Callazzo, Vice President of Megaforce, excitedly relates, "It's great to be ...

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IT DIES TODAY To Film 'Enjoy The Silence' Video

IT DIES TODAY, fresh off a successful run on this summer's Ozzfest, will be filming a video for their cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Enjoy the Silence" on Monday, October 3 in downtown Los Angeles with director Pax Franchot (FROM FIRST TO LAST, AT ALL COST). The clip will reportedly "combine the look and feel of ...

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COUNT RAVEN: Re-Releases On The Way!

Swedish doom masters COUNT RAVEN will have all four of their albums remastered and re-released through the German label Cyclone Empire before the end of the year. The first two releases — "Storm Warning" and "Destruction of the Void" — will arrive on October 14, to be followed by "High on Infinity" and "Messiah of ...

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VANISHING POINT: Live Dates Announced

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT have posted the following update on their official web site: "VANISHING POINT will be performing more shows in October! On the 29th of October at The Manning Bar in Sydney they are co-headlining with DUNGEON for the Under Raven Skies show. This will be DUNGEON's last ever show as ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: 'Sinamorata' DVD Due In August

Peaceville has set an August 22 release date for the long-awaited second DVD longform from MY DYING BRIDE, entitled "Sinamorata". The disc is expected to include a video for the track "The Blue Lotus" (directed and conceived by David Palzer), live footage (12 songs) shot on November 2, 2003 in Antwerpen, Belgium, as well as ...

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GOREFEST: Back Catalog Reissues Detailed

Nuclear Blast Records has just reissued the entire GOREFEST back catalog, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. The following three two-CD sets were officially issued today (July 18): "Mindloss" (1991) + early demos: 01. Intro 02. Mental Misery 03. Putrid Stench of Human Remains 04. Foetal Carnage 05. Tangled In Gore 06. Confessions ...

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BLOODLUST V Photos Posted Online

PyroMusic.net has posted over 200 images taken this past weekend's Bloodlust V festival, which took place at Blacktown RSL in Sydney, Australia. The show ran from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the following morning and featured 17 of Australia's best extreme bands, including DENOUNCEMENT PYRE, CAULDRON BLACK RAM, RAVEN BLACK NIGHT, REV. KRISS HADES, GOSPEL ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Sign With MADMAN RECORDS

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), along with Leigh Oates (vocals) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums), have inked a deal with Madman Records. The group's debut CD is scheduled for release in the U.K. on Monday, July 18. Madman Records ...

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ABATTOIR's STEVE GAINES Launches ANGER AS ART

Following the tremendous response to the CD released by Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, BLOODLUST, PAGAN WAR MACHINE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, TACTICS) in late 2004, a new band called ANGER AS ART has been formed. The lineup is Mars Castro (COFFINTEXTS, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) on drums, Javier Marrufo (NEW EDEN) on bass, William Rustrum (HANGAR 18, RAVEN ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE V Festival

VIRGIN STEELE have been confirmed as the headliners of the Keep It True V festival, set to be held November 5 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: VIRGIN STEELE (USA) RAVEN (UK) SOLITUDE AETURNUS (USA) RUFFIANS (USA) INTRUDER (USA) SLOUGH FEG (USA) SKULLVIEW (USA) STORMWARRIOR (GER) FORSAKEN (MALTA) ...

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