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OLD MAN'S CHILD Completes Work On New Album

Norwegian melodic black metal masters OLD MAN'S CHILD will release a new studio album in early 2009 via Century Media Records. The band, which is led by guitarist/vocalist Galder (also in DIMMU BORGIR), has just returned from a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, where it spent several weeks laying down the new unholy compositions at Studio ...

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Former NEVERMORE/TESTAMENT Guitarist To Join The Institute's Visiting Faculty

Acclaimed guitarist Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMOURS) will join the visiting faculty at London's The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Steve will bring with him his incredible skills, his valuable time and his wealth of knowledge and expertise — all now exclusively available to Institute students. Steve has played on the biggest festival ...

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JAMES MURPHY Completes Guitar Solo For OBLITERHATE Debut

Guitarist-extraordinaire-turned-producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has completed a guest guitar solo on the song "Dawn Of Extermination", which will open the forthcoming debut album from OBLITERHATE. OBLITERHATE is the brainchild of guitarist Calvin Chiang of the Singaporean death thrash metal band RASPATUL. The project, which is said to follow a "more brutal and intricate ...

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SCREAMIN' DAEMON Drummer Quits To Focus On THE ROTTED

After spending over three years in SCREAMIN' DAEMON promoting the band's debut album and recording the drums for the yet-to-be-completed second CD, drummer Nathaniel "Nate" Gould has decided to relinquish the drum throne for the DAEMON. Having recently joined fellow countrymen THE ROTTED (formerly GOREROTTED), Nate felt it was the best decision for both bands ...

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ANTAGONIST: California Dates Announced

California's ANTAGONIST has confirmed two Southern California shows, the first being April 12 in Anaheim at Chain Reaction alongside the band's friends in SUICIDE SILENCE and THE FACELESS. The group will meet up with DRAGONLORD and Prosthetic Records labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY on April 20 in Bakersfield at The Dome for 420 Fest, which will ...

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DRAGONLORD: Updated Itinerary Revealed

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), has scheduled the following dates: April 17 - Walnut Creek, CA - Betty's Rock Bar April 18 - Corona, CA - Angels Sports Bar ...

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DRAGONLORD Explains TROUBLE Tour Cancellation

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), has released the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's participation in the upcoming TROUBLE European tour: "Last October, our former label, Escapi ...

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DRAGONLORD: Tour Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), has scheduled the following dates: March 09 - Hard Rock Live - Mexico City, Mexico (with DUBLIN DEATH PATROL) April 17 - Betty's Rock ...

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TROUBLE: New European Support Acts Announced

DRAGONLORD and COVERED CALL have cancelled their participation in the upcoming European tour by Chicago doom legends TROUBLE. Replacing them on the bill are Norway's SAHG and Germany's GORILLA MONSOON. Apr. 08 - ITA Bologna Estragon Apr. 09 - ITA Treviso New Age Apr. 10 - SWI Zürich Rohstofflager Apr. 11 - BEL Vosselaar Biebob ...

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Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Issues 2007 Recap

Bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH, DRAGONLORD, DEATH) has issued the following update: "Last year was a cool miscellaneous mixture of studio sessions. "First part of the year was recording the bass for Roger Staffelbach's ANGEL OF EDEN. Roger is the guitarist of ARTENSION, and his first solo album is in the same kind ...

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DUBLIN DEATH PATROL, DRAGONLORD: Mexico City Concert Pushed Back

The Mexico City concert featuring DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) and DRAGONLORD at the Hard Rock Live has been pushed back to March 9 from the previously announced March 6. The concert will also serve as a listening party for TESTAMENT's forthcoming album, "The Formation of Damnation", which is scheduled for release in North America on ...

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DAN SWANÖ Working On New Solo Project

World-renowned Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH) is currently working on an album which he describes as "a cross between ALTER BRIDGE and MOONTOWER-style [Dan's 1999 project] stuff." He says, "I am writing it right now, and it will not be a MOONTOWER 2. I already have an album title ...

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TROUBLE: New U.S. Dates Announced

Illinois doom legends TROUBLE have scheduled the following U.S. dates: April 02 - RPMs Rock Club - Bridgeville, PA April 03 - Jigsaw Saloon - Cleveland, Ohio April 04 - Doug's American Grill & Bar - Aurora, IL April 05 - Nite Cap – Chicago, IL TROUBLE performed at the House of Blues in Chicago ...

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DAN SWANÖ Lays Down Brutal Death Metal Vocals For OBLITERHATE Debut

World-renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH) has finished laying down the vocal tracks for the upcoming OBLITERHATE debut album. Recorded at Unisound Studio (Sweden) in just two weeks, Dan's contribution on the vocals for OBLITERHATE is the first time in more than a decade that he has done vocals for ...

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DRAGONLORD Added To DUBLIN DEATH PATROL Concert In Mexico City

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT), has been added to the DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP) concert in Mexico City on March 6 at the Hard Rock Live. The concert will ...

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TROUBLE: Chicago House Of Blues Photos Available

Illinois doom legends TROUBLE performed at the House of Blues in Chicago on January 27. Check out photos from the concert at this location. "Simple Mind Condition", the latest album from TROUBLE, will receive its long-awaited U.S. release in March via Escapi Music. The follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", "Simple Mind Condition" ...

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TROUBLE: 'Simple Mind Condition' To Receive U.S. Release In February

"Simple Mind Condition", the latest album from the Chicago doom legends TROUBLE, will receive its long-awaited U.S. release in February via Escapi Music. The follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", "Simple Mind Condition" was produced by Vinny Wojno (KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD) and features vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson ...

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Ex-NEVERMORE/TESTAMENT Guitarist Schedules NAMM Appearances

Guitarist Steve Smyth (THE ESSENESS PROJECT, NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMORS) has been confirmed to perform and appear at the following booths at this year's Winter NAMM show: * BC Rich Guitars: Friday, January 18 at 12pm (meet-and-greet, Booth 4884) * Krank Amps: Friday, January 18 at 2pm (performing/meet-and-greet, Booth1684 Hall E downstairs) * SIT ...

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TROUBLE: U.S. Live Appearances Announced

Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have scheduled the following U.S. dates: Jan. 26 - Vnuk's Lounge - Cudahy, WI Jan. 27 - House of Blues – Chicago, IL TROUBLE will team up with DRAGONLORD and COVERED CALL for a European tour in April 2008. The band was scheduled to begin shipping its long-awaited "Unplugged" CD last ...

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Former TESTAMENT, DEATH, POSSESSED Members To Guest On OBLITERHATE Debut

Guitarist Calvin Chiang of the Singaporean death thrash metal band RASPATUL has announced the formation of a new group called OBLITERHATE. The project, which is said to follow a "more brutal and intricate direction" than RASPATUL, features contributions from some of metal's legendary and highly renowned musicians: Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, ex-EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) - ...

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TROUBLE Schedules European Tour Dates

Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will team up with DRAGONLORD and COVERED CALL for a European tour in April 2008. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - ITA Bologna Estragon Apr. 09 - I Treviso New Age Apr. 10 - CH Zürich Rohstofflager Apr. 11 - BE Vosselaar Biebob Apr. 12 - DE Essen Turock ...

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SADUS Bassist Issues 'End-Of-Tour' Report

SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio (ex-TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH, DRAGONLORD, DEATH) has posted the following end-of-tour report on his message board:: "Some of our best shows, ever. "Started back in March in a couple SoCal spots. Almost lost a tire off the trailer on the way to Riverside, but pulled off the set. Then the CalMetalFest. Killer ...

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VADER Cancels WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival Appearance

Polish death metallers VADER have issued the following update: "We would like to inform [everyone] about [the] cancellation of VADER's previously announced appearance [at the] Wacken Open Air 2007 [festival]. We are really sorry for the fans that were looking forward to our show! "Black metal [band] BELPHEGOR will share the stage with VADER during ...

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FALLON: 'Fist Of Power' Tour Dates Announced

Northern California's underground metal pioneers FALLON have been confirmed to support BROKEN TEETH (featuring Jason McMaster of DANGEROUS TOYS) as part of FALLON's "Fist of Power Tour" May 10 at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA. Des Moines' own ON A PALE PALE HORSE is also on the bill. The "Fist of Power Tour" ...

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