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FOREST OF IMPALED Prepare To Hit The Studio

Chicago's FOREST OF IMPALED will be heading into the studio next month to unleash their fourth release, tentatively due later in the year via Red Stream Records. The as-yet-untitled new CD will feature the entire "Forward the Spears" lineup, which includes original members Adrian Adamus and Marek Trella on guitars, DIVINE EMPIRE's Duane Timlin on ...

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WHITECROSS Reform, Plan New CD Release

Founding members Rex Carroll and Scott Wenzel of the three-time Dove Award-winning Christian metal band WHITECROSS met on January 15, 2005 to begin discussing a new WHITECROSS album as well as a possible re-recording of their 1987 debut self-titled LP. The re-recorded CD, due out early summer, will contain re-recorded versions of all the songs ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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TRENDKILL To Record Debut Album In June

Swedish metallers TRENDKILL will enter StudioMega in Varberg, Sweden on June 1 with producer Christian Silver to record their debut album, due in late 2005 via Regain Records. TRENDKILL is: Adrian Westin - Vocals Erik Månsson - Guitar Andre Gonzales - Guitar Marcus Wesslén - Bass Conny Petterson – Drums For more information, visit

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Canada's NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

The organizers of the third installment of Northern Lights Festival have cancelled this year's event. "After a week or so of deliberation, both Noel at Inertia Entertainment and myself have decided to cancel this year’s Northern Lights 2005," Adrian Bromley of Unrestrained! magazine, which organized the festival, said in a statement. "Out of respect to ...

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Burn the Flags - BY NIGHT

I was prepared to toss this one into the metalcore overflow bin, even though the press quote states: "Expect influences that range from EXTOL to MESHUGGAH, OPETH to ENTOMBED, and BREACH to BURST." One should always take such grandiose statements with a grain of salt anyway. In the case of "Burn the Flags" by Sweden's ...

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TRENDKILL Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Swedish metallers TRENDKILL have inked a deal with Regain Records (DANZIG, OVERKILL, MARDUK, BEHEMOTH, etc.). The group will enter the studio this summer to record their debut album for a late 2005 release. TRENDKILL is: Adrian Westin - Vocals Erik Månsson - Guitar Andre Gonzales - Guitar Marcus Wesslén - Bass Conny Petterson – Drums ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: New Album Details Revealed

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have made their new album, "All Will Be Revealed", available for order online via their official web site. "All Will Be Revealed" was produced by Brian Tatler and Karl Wilcox and is available in a limited tour edition. The track listing is as ...

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CAMP FREDDY Jam With ROB ZOMBIE, RICHARD PATRICK At Tsunami Benefit: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and singer Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), were joined by a host of guest vocalists — including Rob Zombie, Richard ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: New Album Available For Purchase Online

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are aware that some people have experienced difficulties in obtaining the new album at the gigs. To overcome this, we have obtained 200 copies of the tour edition of the CD. This is the same as the CD being sold ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Confirmed For BIRMINGHAM DRUMFEST

According to a posting on his official web site, CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has been confirmed for this year's Birmingham Drumfest. The dates are as follows: Jul. 31 – Birmingham, UK @ TBA Aug. 07 – Romford, UK @ TBA To see a picture from this year's NAMM ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Launches Web Site

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has launched his official web site at AdrianErlandsson.com. "The site will eventually feature everything that I have ever done as well as upcoming gigs, rare mp3's, videoclips and midifiles, etc." Adrian told BLABBERMOUTH.NET in an e-mail. "So feel free to check it ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Check In From MEGADETH Tour

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have checked in from their current European tour with MEGADETH: "Great to see that you are all enjoying the shows with MEGADETH so far, keep your comments coming, and send in any pictures or reviews that you may have for inclusion on the site. "As some of you will be aware, ...

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PORCUPINE TREE: New Single Available For Download

PORCUPINE TREE's first single from their forthcoming "Deadwing" album, "Shallow", will be formally issued to Clear Channel radio stations nationwide on February 21. However, it is currently available for download from the following online vendors: Sony Connect, BuyMusic and Napster. "Shallow" should be available on iTunes in the coming days. "Deadwing" will be released in ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Support MEGADETH In Europe

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have been confirmed as the support act for MEGADETH on their upcoming European headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 01 - Dublin, Ireland @ Ambassador Feb. 02 - Belfast, Ireland @ Ulster Hall Feb. 03 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Academy Feb. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy Feb. 05 ...

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SUN CAGED Announce New Singer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have announced the addition of singer Paul Adrian Villarreal to the group's ranks. "Paul is currently residing in the USA in San Diego (California) but he will be moving to Europe soon," the band write on their web site. "He is a very talented singer and has a wide range ...

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A New U.K. Rock/Metal Radio Station To Launch Next Week

A new British rock/metal radio station called Arfm will officially launch from the NEC in Birmingham, U.K. on Wednesday, November 24 at 12 noon (GMT) from the Sound Broadcast Exhibition. British rockers MAGNUM will be part of the launch program with Bob Catley and Al Burrow joining presenters Adrian Juste, Steve Price and Simon Gausden. ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Tour Cancelled

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have been forced to cancel all remaining dates on their tour due to contractual discrepancies along the route. "We promise we will make it up to the fans very soon," Riggs said in a statement. "We would have done anything to keep ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: Tour Dates Announced

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium". The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded "Blah…" with ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Release New EP

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will issue a new EP, "Dead Eyes See No Future", through Century Media Records on November 15 in Europe and November 30 in North America. This record, a mixture of live tracks and cover versions, was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago, and ...

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