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ANVIL Announce Ontario Gig

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL will be performing at Heads Or Tails in Etobicoke, Ontario on October 29. ANVIL's most recent studio album, "Back to Basics", received its long-overdue U.S. release last month via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and ...

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Former ANVIL/RAZOR Manager Lands At Canada's PAQUIN ENTERTAINMENT

Paquin Entertainment in Toronto has hired former SACRIFICE/ANVIL/RAZOR manager Ray "Black Metal" Wallace as a new booking agent specializing in metal and classic hard rock. Commented Wallace on his new position: "Yes, people, I'm back were I belong, booking metal across Canada. I've been around the scene for over 20 years and I'm glad a ...

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ANVIL: 'Back To Basics' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 U.S. release date for the new ANVIL album, "Back to Basics". The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong", "Back To Basics" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and features artwork by Christoph Schinzel (a.k.a. Stripe) of ARTWÖRKS – GraphikDesignLayout. The initial run ...

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PREMONITION To Relocate To Chicago

Due to "family and personal" issues, long-running metallers PREMONITION will be relocating to Chicago this fall. The group's revamped lineup, featuring mainman Tattoo Frank alongside guitarist Stevenvy, bassist Glenn Curtis and drummer Gabrieal "Gobie" Anthony (SGT. ROXX), is expected to begin work on a new CD in the near future. "Rest assured, PREMONITION will go ...

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ANVIL: Quebec Dates Announced

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced two dates in Quebec in late August. The details are as follows: Aug. 28 - Rimouski, QUE @ Bar Chez Pull Centre Ville, Cactus Show Bar Aug. 29 - Quebec City, QUE @ L'Arlequin As previously reported, ANVIL will be teaming up with RAZOR and EXCITER for a one-off ...

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ANVIL: Early Albums To Be Reissued

In addition to securing the rights to the group's latest studio album, "Back To Basics", for the U.S., Screaming Ferret Wreckords will soon be releasing seven classic from veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL — discs that defined and secured the band's status in the true heavy metal elite. Titles include three currently out-of-print releases: 1987's "Strength ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Pushed Back A Week

JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated four-disc box set, "Metalogy" (Sony Music/Legacy Records), will arrive in the U.S. and Canada on May 11 — one week later than the originally announced May 4 release date. Europe and Australia/New Zealand will receive the set on May 10 while Japan has scheduled a release on July 22. As previously reported, ...

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ANVIL: Brand New Live Photos Posted Online

Pictures from ANVIL's appearance at Heads Or Tails in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada on March 27 have been uploaded at this location (scroll all the way down). As previously reported, ANVIL's new album, "Back to Basics", is being released in Europe today (March 29) through Massacre Records. Included with the CD is a bonus ...

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ANVIL: Bonus DVD Track Listing Revealed

ANVIL have announced the track listing for the bonus live DVD which will accompany their new album, "Back to Basics", due in Europe on March 29 through Massacre Records. The DVD footage was reportedly recorded live during the band's appearance at Wacken Open Air 1998 and contains a "45-minute performance of pure ANVIL power." DVD ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Details Officially Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST have announced the details of their four-disc box set, "Metalogy", due on May 4 through Sony Music/Legacy Records. The 65-song collection comprises hits, favorites, B-sides and rarities recorded by the veteran heavy metal act between 1972 and 2002, according to Billboard.com. The box will include a full-color book with the band's discography and ...

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ANVIL: 'Back To Basics' To Receive U.S. Release In April/May

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL will release their new album, "Back To Basics", in the U.S. in late April/early May through Screaming Ferret Wreckords, LLC. The CD, which is due in Europe on March 29 through Massacre Records, will receive a Canadian release through Galy Records. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong" ...

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ANVIL To Launch European Tour In May

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL are tentatively scheduled to embark on a European tour starting May 15. The group are also expected to play at Bumpers Roadhouse in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 26. The event will have local Ottawa bands, EXTERMINATOR and NIHILITY, opening. ANVIL will be touring in support of their upcoming CD, "Back ...

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PILEDRIVER Reform, Begin Work On New Album

Classic Canadian metallers PILEDRIVER have reformed and are currently writing material for a new album, to be released on Halloween 2004 through Blacula Records, the new label started by former SACRIFICE/RAZOR/ANVIL manager Ray "Black Metal" Wallace. A PILEDRIVER DVD will also be released at the same time. According to the Internet heavy metal encyclopedia BNR, ...

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ANVIL: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Jun. 27 – Toronto, ONT @ Sneaky Dee's Jul. 18 – Perth, ONT @ Codes Mill (Perth Metal Meltdown 2003) Jul. 25 – Brampton, ONT @ Raxx Bar & Grill Aug. 21 – Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Palace Aug. 23 – ...

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ANVIL Announce Canadian Dates

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 12 – Toronto, ONT @ Third Floor Reillys May 09 - Rimouski, QUE @ Cactus Bar Jul. 18 - Perth, ONT @ Perth Metal Meltdown 2003 ...

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PINK ANVIL: 'Halloween Party' Track Listing Unveiled

PINK ANVIL, the new band featuring MINISTRY bassist Paul Barker, have set the track listing for their debut album, "Halloween Party", due on April 22 through Ipecac Records. It is as follows: 01. Beginning 02. Rubber Suit 03. Cause I Told You 04. Desert 05. Adagio In Cb 06. Downer 07. Rubber Suit, Pt. 2 ...

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ANVIL Line Up Canadian Dates

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have announced the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 12 – Toronto, ONT @ Third Floor Reillys Jul. 18 - Perth, ONT @ Codes's Mill (Perth Metal Meltdown 2003) ...

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KRISIUN To Begin Recording New CD

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will begin recording their new album on Feb. 21 at BeBop Studios in Sao Paulo, Brazil with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, VOIVOD, ANVIL). The follow-up to "Ageless Venomous" is tentatively scheduled for a late spring/early summer release through Century Media Records. ...

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MINISTRY Bassist Launches Side Project

PINK ANVIL, the new project featuring MINISTRY bassist Paul Barker, have inked a deal with Mike Patton's Ipecac Records. The group's debut album is expected to surface early next year. PINK ANVIL will debut some of the material from the upcoming CD at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Dec. 31 as ...

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Still Going Strong - ANVIL

Still going strong? Well, that's certainly subjective. ANVIL's umpteenth album opens with two tracks of pure and total greatness. They've got the power, dynamics, passion and drive that ANVIL used to fill entire albums with. They rush out of the starting gate in a torrent, screaming "ANVIL is fucking back!" "Race Against Time" and "In ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Recruit HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END Frontman

SEVEN WITCHES have recruited singer James Rivera (i.e. HELSTAR, DESTINY'S END, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) as the replacement for ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman Wade Black, who left the band last month due to "personal and business related matters within the band." Rivera made his debut appearance with the group at this past weekend's Classic Metal Fest II ...

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