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HAMMERFALL: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have posted the first two video blogs/reports (see below) featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for their new album. The as-yet-untitled CD will include an instrumental written by the group's latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT), and a song entitled "One of a Kind", which was ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'Wildside'

RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy will guest on Diana DeVille's KNAC.COM '80s "hair metal" specialty program "WildSide" on Saturday, July 19 at 4 p.m. PST. Pearcy has announced plans to perform live at in-store appearances in connection with his the release of his third solo album, "Under my Skin". Due on July 22 via Airline Records, ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY To Perform Live At In-Store Appearances

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced plans to perform live at in-store appearances in connection with his the release of his third solo album, "Under my Skin". Due on July 22 via Airline Records, the CD finds Pearcy returning to the early RATT roots, featuring material that is positive and aggressive when needed. Pearcy plays ...

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'Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal' DVD Release Date Announced

Lightyear Entertainment will release the award-winning and critically acclaimed music documentary "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" on September 16, 2008. The film covers the evolution, cultural impact, and musical influence of thrash metal , an extreme form of heavy metal which burst on to the scene in the early-to-mid-1980s. Told first-hand by members ...

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MERAUDER Completes Work On New Album

Long-running New York-based metal/hardcore band MERAUDER has completed work on its new album at Big Blue Meenie Studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. Check out photos from the recording sessions on the group's MySpace page. Drummer Bobby Blood (ex-CREMATORIUM, FIRST BLOOD) previously stated about MERAUDER's new CD, "We're working to bring some real ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Masterpieces' E-Card Available

On June 27, two new HAMMERFALL releases will see the light of day: a covers CD a collection of all the covers recorded by HAMMERFALL to date plus three new, unreleased ones and a DVD continuing chronicling the band's career. * "Masterpieces" covers CD: 01. Child of the Damned (WARLORD) 02. Ravenlord (STORMWITCH) 03. Eternal ...

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MERAUDER Begins Recording New Album

Long-running New York-based metal/hardcore band MERAUDER has finished laying down the drum tracks for its new album at Big Blue Meenie Studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. Drummer Bobby Blood (ex-CREMATORIUM, FIRST BLOOD) states, "We're working to bring some real music with some meaningful substance behind a brutal but rhythmic sound. New tracks include titles ...

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SLAYER: 'Reign In Blood' Book Now On Sale

Continuum Books' "33 1/3: Reign in Blood", the first English-language book about SLAYER, is now on sale. The book made its world debut at Square Records in Akron, Ohio Saturday, May 31. The first three copies were signed by author D.X. Ferris, on sale for a special price of $6.66, and numbered 6, 66, and ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: Release Date Announced For New Solo Album

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will release his third solo album, "Under my Skin", on July 22 via Airline Records. The CD finds Pearcy returning to the early RATT roots, featuring material that is positive and aggressive when needed. Pearcy plays almost all the guitars and solos. Erik Ferentinos (RAT BASTARD, THE ANTIDIVISION lead guitarist, vocalist) ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary Creators Interviewed; Audio Available

iConnotations recently conducted an interview with Rick Ernst and Rat Skates director and associate producer, respectively, of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. The interview is now available for streaming and download at

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STEPHEN PEARCY: More Tour Dates Announced

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and his RAT BASTARDS have scheduled the following tour dates: May 01 - Cardos - Chillocothe, Ohio May 02 - Hulas - California, Maryland May 03 - Ding Batz - Clifton, New Jersey May 04 - Trailside - Factoryville, Pennsylvania May 05 - Jigsaw Saloon - Parma, Ohio May 07 - ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces New Guitarist

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have recruited guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT) to replace Stefan Elmgren, who left the in early April to focus on his new career as a pilot. "Pontus is a fantastic guitar player with musical roots in ACCEPT and neo-classical metal," commented HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson. "I have known ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: Solo Dates Announced

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and his RAT BASTARDS have scheduled the following tour dates: Apr. 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas Apr. 29 - Green Bay, WI - Club Toxic May 02 - California, MD - Hulas May 03 - Yonkers, NY - The Haunt May 07 - Farmingdale, NY - The ...

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AMEN Frontman: 'Things Have Been Anything But Quiet'

AMEN frontman Casey Chaos has issued the following update: "I'm looking forward to going into the studio this weekend with longtime friend Franz Stahl (formerly of FOO FIGHTERS, as well as Dischord Records legends SCREAM) and working on some material with him. He is a great friend and someone that I have always been a ...

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