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THE PROJECT HATE Finishes lying Down Guitars For New CD

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), guitarist Petter S. Freed (2 TON PREDATOR) and singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS), has posted the following message on its official web site: "Since a week back or so we are finished ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Secures New Record Deal

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), guitarist Petter S. Freed (2 TON PREDATOR) and singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS), has posted the following message on its official web site: "We just completed all the lyrics for the [fifth ...

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Season in Hell - 7000 DYING RATS

Hopped up on high-octane coffee, high on the herb, drunk on Wild Turkey, shuffling on Thorazine, you can take your pick as each will provide a state of mind at some point during the 28 tracks of grindcore and musical lunacy on 7000 DYING RATS' "Season in Hell". After a relatively long wait, the Detroit/Chicago ...

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'Sealed With A Kiss' By LYDIA CRISS Unmasks A Supergroup

The recent release of "Sealed with a Kiss" — the elegantly-bound coffee-table book by Lydia Criss, wife (1970-1979) of longtime KISS drummer Peter Criss, goes behind the make-up, blood and hype for an uncompromising look at the band's glory years and its storybook rise to unprecedented rock'n'roll fame. Transcending the dictates of a rock bio, ...

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Rat Age [Sworn Kinds Final Verses] - THY DISEASE

Poland continues to prove to the world the fertility of its metal underground; LOST SOUL, BEHEMOTH, VADER, and HATE just a few of the many that define that distinctive death metal sound. On "Rat Age [Sworn Kinds Final Verses]", THY DISEASE sounds like a band that can rightfully lay claim to its place among Poland's ...

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Original OVERKILL Drummer Named Associate Producer Of 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

Saigon1515 Productions has officially announced Rat Skates as the associate producer and graphic designer 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. Commented "Get Thrashed" director Rick Ernst: "Rat is well known in the thrash community ...

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VOIVOD Drummer AWAY Issues Update

VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin has issued the following update: "Snake [vocalist Denis 'Snake' Belanger] and I recently completed a whirlwind press trip of six countries arranged by our Euro label Nuclear Blast. We just got back from hanging out with Jason [Newsted, VOIVOD/ex-METALLICA bassist] in L.A. where The End Records held a CD release ...

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Ex-RATT Frontman To Release New ARCADE CD/DVD Package

According to posting on former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy's official web site, Stephen will be releasing a new ARCADE CD/DVD package In November. The DVD will contain live footage, recording sessions, photo shoots, backstage and more. Pearcy also has plans to reunite the original ARCADE for a tour. Stephen said, "It is likely I will ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JUAN CROUCIER Tour To Kick Off In September

Original RATT members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass) will team up for the "Metal in America" tour 2006, set to take place September-November. Pearcy and his RAT BASTARDS will play all the RATT hits and music from ARCADE, as well as Stephen's solo material. Croucier will be fronting this power trio — also ...

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Katorz - VOIVOD

It is a tragic, heartbreaking irony that VOIVOD's best album in a long, long time is most likely the band's final one as well. "Katorz", the Canadian group's 14th offering, was not even made in the conventional manner: the band took demos for the disc made by late, beloved guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour and completed ...

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Wounded - LANDMINE MARATHON

From the first mammoth riffs of album-opener "25th Hour", the first band that immediately comes to mind is the mighty BOLT THROWER. And when it kicks into high gear, something tells you that "Wounded" from Phoenix's LANDMINE MARATHON is going to be an album that does nothing short of ripping you a new fecal discharge ...

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ZEBRA's FELIX HANNEMAN Joins THE SLASHTONES

Harry Slash, Extreme Championship Wrestling's theme music producer and performer, has announce the addition of ZEBRA's Felix Hanneman on keyboards to THE SLASHTONES. Over the years the band has included members of THE CULT, RAGING SLAB, THE B-52S, RAINBOW, CRO-MAGS, WARRIOR SOUL, THE CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL and others. Felix Hammeman will make his live ...

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OVERKILL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, KREATOR Members Discuss Band Unity: Video Available

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a 71-second video clip featuring former OVERKILL members Rat Skates (drums) and Bobby Gustafson (guitar), plus NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker and KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza discussing unity between ...

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SHADE EMPIRE Sign With DYNAMIC ARTS RECORDS

Finnish "dark/black metal" band SHADE EMPIRE have inked a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The band are working on their sophomore album, "Intoxicate O.S.", with producer Sami Jämsén at Perkele Studios (DEATHCHAIN, BARATHRUM, TURMION KÄTILÖT) for a fall 2006 release. A CD-single, entitled "Slitwrist Ecstasy", is expected to precede the album. "Intoxicate O.S." projected track ...

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EUROPE To Release New Studio Album In The Fall

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We're now getting very close to start recording our new album. We've decided to work yet again in good old Stockholm. The rehersal and pre-production will take place this spring, starting in May, and we're aiming to have the album ...

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The Black Is Never Far - PLACE OF SKULLS

The idea of metal having soul, as most people think of the term, would strike a lot of people as ludicrous. Those people haven't heard PLACE OF SKULLS, though. Formed by ex-DEATH ROW, CATHEDRAL and PENTAGRAM guitar slinger Victor Griffin, the band is on their third full-length album of doom rock laced with enough pathos ...

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ZAN CLAN Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Seek Replacements

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, have parted ways with guitarist Pontus Norgren (ex-TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT, THE POODLES) and and bassist Pontus "Eggy" Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE, THE POODLES). "This means that the filmed 'Live at the Club' gig [in Stockholm in early February] was not just a ...

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VOIVOD Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Legendary Canadian experimental metallers VOIVOD are putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated new album with producer Glen Robinson (VOIVOD's "Nothingface", TEA PARTY, GWAR) at Multisons studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger has checked in with the following update: "Glen gave us a mix down of all the songs for us to ...

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ELECTRIC EARTH Complete Work On Sophomore Album

ELECTRIC EARTH, the Trollhättan, Sweden-based hard rock band featuring Peter Gottlieb (vocals and guitar; formerly with the ROLLIN' MACHINE), Tommy Scalisi (lead guitar; GOOSEFLESH, RAT SALAD), Lyris Karlsson (bass; RAT SALAD) and Lars Berger (drums; GOOSEFLESH, RISING), have completed work on their second CD, "Vol II – Words Unspoken". At the moment, they are looking ...

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