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H.I.M. Tap ANDY WALLACE To Mix New Album

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have reportedly tapped Andy Wallace (KORN, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, SLAYER) to mix their brand-new album, tentatively due in the fall via Sire. The mixing sessions will take place in New York City beginning this week. As previously reported, H.I.M. recorded the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" at Los Angeles' Paramour studios ...

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD To Release New Album In October

New York hardcore legends MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD are in the studio recording what will be their third full-length release for Trustkill Records. The album's tentative title, "Merciless", encompasses both the lyrical themes and music found on this new release. "The songs are a culmination of years and years of life experience: Betrayal, loss, grief, abandonment ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 'Best Of' CD Planned As Part Of SPITFIRE RECORDS 'Relaunch'

Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the relaunch of its hard rock and heavy metal label Spitfire Records. The relaunch includes new releases from THE DUKE, featuring former STUCK MOJO and FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward, and Georgia-based sleaze-rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY. Additionally, starting May 2, Spitfire will lower prices on its extensive hard rock and heavy metal ...

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IAN GILLAN Celebrating 40 Years In Rock: The DVD

Ian Gillan and the producer of the upcoming DVD celebrating Gillan's 40 years in the rock world, Craig Hooper, have posted a letter on Ian's official web site about the upcoming DVD. An excerpt from Craig's portion of the letter follows: "This film takes a look at Gillan's life of forty years of hard road, ...

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South Africa's TOYLAND Tap Producer RON GOUDIE For New Album

Cape Town, South Africa's heavy-hitters TOYLAND have secured the services of cutting-edge producer Ron Goudie (TSOL, POISON, AGENT ORANGE, SOCIAL DISTORTION, GWAR, STRYPER, BOY HITS CAR, FEAR) to guide the up-and-coming band through the recording of their new release. It's Goudie's second trip to the dark continent as he has helmed the recording of Botswana's ...

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Stage Diver At CLUTCH Concert Faces Eight Years In Prison

The Associated Press is reporting that a man charged with injuring two women when he dived off the stage at a heavy metal concert said he never realized someone in the crowd could be hurt. Joseph Seink wept Monday (Feb. 7) while testifying in his trial on two counts of felonious assault. Authorities say two ...

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Armageddon's Evolution - CRIONICS

It's getting to the point where I almost expect an album from a Polish extreme metal band to be of the utmost quality. The list is a long one: VADER, DECAPITATED, YATTERING, HATE, ESQARIAL, SPINAL CORD, SCEPTIC, BEHEMOTH, LOST SOUL, and the subject of this review, CRIONICS. "Armageddon's Evolution" is yet another outstanding release from ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Leader Comments On Upcoming Tour

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE leader Josh Homme has spoken to Billboard.com about the group's upcoming tour in support of their new album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", due on March 22 via Interscope. The trek will get underway Feb. 21 in Paris and has dates on tap through April 18 in Los Angeles. "We have been ...

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VADER Bassist Completes New Album With Side Project

VADER bassist Novy's death/thrash metal side project SPINAL CORD have completed work on their second album, entitled "Stigmata of Life". The album was recorded at Screw Factory Studio between May and November 2004 and was produced by SPINAL CORD, engineered by Janusz Bryt, Tomasz Biernacki and Dino, and mixed by Janusz Bryt. It will reportedly ...

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STATETROOPER: Live Videos Posted Online

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have posted live videos of the tracks "Casablanca" and "I'm Alive" at their official web site. The songs, which were recorded on May 15, 2004 at The Underworld in Camden Town, London, can be downloaded at

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STATETROOPER: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, will embark on their first tour in 18 years during January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 15 – The Queens Tap – Swindon, UK * Jan. 21 – The Cartoon - Croydon, South London, UK ...

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VADER Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE/NAPALM DEATH North American Tour

Polish death metallers VADER have been forced to drop off the upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, GOATWHORE, and KATAKLYSM due to an injury suffered by the band's frontman, Peter. An official statement from the group's manager, Mariusz Kmioek, reads as follows: "We are sorry to inform everyone that during Scandinavian tour ...

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Ashes Of The Wake - LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD leads the pack in what some are already calling "the New Wave of American Heavy Metal." While we're not quick to start categorizing things again — after all, look what happened to the so-called "nu metal" movement — it seems clear that there's some sort of underground uprising that's been occurring, and ...

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INTO ETERNITY Tap Touring Drummer

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have announced that Pit magazine's own Adam Sagan has been tapped to tour with the band taking over the drum throne. After the position was vacated by longtime member Jim Austin, a worldwide call was made for a replacement and it was answered by Madison, Wisconsin's Adam Sagan, one of the band's ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY: 'We Became Prisoners Of Our Own Set List'

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently spoke to Pennsylvania's TimesLeader.com about the group's decision to carry on without original members, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. "Interestingly, the only people that seem to want to know why you've come back are the people that wish you wouldn't," Stanley said with a chuckle. "It's been an ...

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