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EDGUY Frontman Discusses AVANTASIA Project

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently gave an interview to his webmaster about "The Scarecrow", the third installment of his AVANTASIA solo project. The album is being produced by Sascha Paeth, who also played the rhythm guitar on the CD. The drums were laid down by KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer and the bass is being ...

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VINNIE PAUL, KERRY KING, SCOTT IAN To Perform At LITTLE KIDS ROCK Benefit Concert

Little Kids Rock (LKR), an innovative non-profit music education program that provides free instruments and rock 'n' roll lessons to public schools, celebrated March's "Music in Our Schools" month by announcing today that it will be the sole beneficiary of the Six-String Masterpieces memorial tribute, auction and benefit concert honoring the late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" ...

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PRIMORDIAL To Record New Album This Summer

Vocalist Nemtheanga of the Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "It's been a busy time lately personally so excuse my lack of posts on the site. "Anyway soon there will be a tour report from our little jaunt to Finland which was excellent and I ...

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Black Metal Porn Directors Engage In War Of Words

Shane Bugbee, an actual priest in the Church Of Satan who wrote and directed "Club Satan: The Witches' Sabbath", which is being touted as "the first-ever Satanic porn," has released the following statement: "The director of the second 'first' Satanic black metal porn, 'Phallusifer', recently appeared on a comedy radio show and attacked ...

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TWISTED SISTER Drummer's 'Stairway To Hell' Is A 'Barbaric Assault' On Jesus

"Stairway to Hell", the self-described "ultimate off-Broadway headbanging experience" which features A.J. Pero from TWISTED SISTER on drums and members of Pero's side project CITIES, has been slammed by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights for being nothing more than a "vile," "barbaric assault" which "insult[s], degrade[s] and abuse[s] the sensibilities ...

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LAMB OF GOD Kicked Off FAMILY VALUES Tour?

According to HardDriveRadio, LAMB OF GOD — which was previously rumored to be on this summer's Family Values Tour — is no longer on the bill. "Apparently someone from LAMB OF GOD made some disparaging remarks on their site about the leaked news of their inclusion on the tour, which got back to KORN," reads ...

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MALICE Guitarist Discusses Reunion

Michael Fischer of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MALICE guitarist Mick Zane. An excerpt from the chat follows: KNAC.COM: So what's on tap for the upcoming MALICE reunion? Zane: At this point, the MALICE reunion consists of three original members, which include myself, Mark on bass, and Jay on guitar. Throughout the ...

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THREAT SIGNAL: Tour Dates Announced

Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL have lined up the following dates: Jan. 25 - Phil's - Waterloo, ONT Feb. 03 - Call The Office - London, ONT Feb. 10 - Underground - Hamilton, ONT Mar. 04 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ Mar. 05 - Mccoy's - Commack, NY Mar. 06 - JC Maxey's - Bridgeport, WV ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Begin Mixing New Album Next Week

BLOODSIMPLE vocalist Tim Williams (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) has issued the following update: "Well, friends, it's been quite a year looking back on '06. It's been a long haul for BLOODSIMPLE since we quit the road back in July. Although since we have been home, we've been very, very busy. Our new [second] record is pretty ...

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Between Two Worlds - I

How appropriate that this debut album from Abbath's I is called "Between Two Worlds". It is in a fact a fusing of the mammoth black metal anthems of the mighty IMMORTAL and a pronounced rock 'n' groove component that borrows from the likes of MOTÖRHEAD. However, "I" does not mimic the blackened rock 'n' roll ...

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MASTERY: Tour Dates Announced

Toronto "instrumental" thrash band MASTERY has announced the dates for its headlining tour in support of the band's Corporate Punishment Records debut album, "Lethal Legacy". MASTERY's new album "Lethal Legacy" has been receiving major praise within the metal community since its release. Metal Maniacs said, "While 'Lethal Legacy' pays homage to the classic thrash of ...

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GODSMACK Singer To Tap Into Acting During Break

Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK plans to take some time off at the beginning of 2007 so that a couple of members can pursue some personal projects. Bassist Robbie Merrill and his wife are expecting their first child, a girl, while singer Sully Erna will publish his first book. Erna told Launch what else is ...

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