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Edge of the World - TIPTON, ENTWISTLE & POWELL

No disrespect to the dead intended — be it John Entwistle, beloved anchor of THE WHO, or workingman's drummer Cozy Powell, both of whom have left us. But this record, recorded in the mid-'90s, was shelved by JUDAS PRIEST axeman Glenn Tipton's label for a reason. That reason being: it sucks. Even stalwart PRIEST fans ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have set "People Like People Like People Like Us" as the title of their new studio album, due on April 12 via Sony BMG. The follow-up to 2003's "Stockholm Syndrome" was produced by THE HELLACOPTERS frontman/ex-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson, whose "genius arrangements have raised the bar musically," according to a press release. ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Release Sophomore Album In April

San Francisco-based quintet AMERICAN HEARTBREAK — co-founded by Billy Rowe, onetime guitarist for JETBOY, and featuring former EXODUS bassist Michael Butler — will release their eponymous second full-length album on April 18 via Liquor and Poker Music. The CD was co-produced by Rick Parker (BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, SPACE TWINS [WEEZER guitarist Brian Bell's side ...

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FATAL SMILE To Perform On Swedish TV

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will appear on the Swedish TV show "TV4 Nyhetsmorgon" (morning news on Channel 4) on Wednesday, February 1 between 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The group will be interviewed on the program and will perform two songs live in the studio. The show is available on the ...

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MEGADETH: 'Arsenal Of Megadeth' DVD Collection Details Revealed

MEGADETH has teamed with Capitol Records/EMI Music Catalog Marketing to unleash "Arsenal of Megadeth", a new comprehensive two-disc DVD collection available March 21. A visual career anthology containing 32 previously unreleased clips, "Arsenal of Megadeth" chronicles the rise and evolution of the band, providing fans with a heavy metal armory of music videos, interviews, home ...

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NEURAXIS Part Ways With Founding Member/Guitarist STEVEN HENRY

Montreal-based metal act NEURAXIS have announced the departure of founding member and guitarist Steven Henry. "NEURAXIS wish to express the split is due to both personal and musical differences," the band write in a statetement. "However we will still remain close friends. We wish Steven the best of luck with all his future projects. NEURAXIS ...

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DARKANE Welcome Additions To Family

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Within five days Christofer [Malmström, guitar] and Klas [Ideberg, guitar] each became proud fathers of beautiful baby girls. Christofer's wife Jennie gave birth to their daughter Freja on December 29th, 2005 while Klas' girlfriend Lina gave birth to their yet unnamed ...

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Mr. Right Hand Man - BABYRUTH

Time for a little Pavlovian experiment. THE HELLACOPTERS. TURBONEGRO. THE BLACK HALOS. BACKYARD BABIES. GLUECIFER. Are you drooling yet? If so, do what you have to do to get a copy of this Italian rock combo's tasty slab of snotty Swederock abandon. Hell, based on song titles alone, it's hard to understand how a label ...

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DISMEMBER, PUNGENT STENCH Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

DISMEMBER, PUNGENT STENCH and VITAL REMAINS are among the confirmed bands for next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 27-28, 2006 at the Sonar in Baltimore. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: ANATA BENEATH THE MASSACRE BURNT BY THE SUN BUTCHER ABC CATHETER CENOTAPH CLITEATER DEMILICH DISFEAR DISMEMBER ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF ...

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FATAL SMILE: Release Date Set For 'Neo Natural Freaks'

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will release their sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", on February 1, 2006 via GMR Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality" was once again produced by Jonas Östman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), while the mixing duties were handled by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, BACKYARD BABIES). FATAL SMILE's new single, ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Gives Up His Serial Killer Collection

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is selling off his of serial killer memorabilia because he fears the odd collection has brought nothing but negativity into his home. Davis built up a massive collection of eerie knick-knacks, including many items once owned by sick U.S. murderer Ted Bundy, and even ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Album To Be Produced By HELLACOPTERS' ANDERSSON

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have tapped THE HELLACOPTERS frontman/ex-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson to produce their upcoming CD, tentatively due late spring 2006 via BMG. The upcoming collaboration will mark the first time that BACKYARD BABIES guitarist Dregen and Andersson have worked together since THE HELLACOPTERS' "Payin' the Dues" CD in 1997. BACKYARD BABIES' most recent full-length ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Releases 'Metal For The Masses Volume Four'

Continuing the highly successful "Metal for the Masses" series, the Century Family unseals "Metal for the Masses Volume Four", once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The two-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over two hours of music. The artwork for "Volume Four" incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and ...

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DEVOURMENT: New Song Posted Online

Bassist Mike Majewski of the reformed Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT has uploaded the band's new song "Masturbating at the Slab" at www.myspace.com/devourment. The track comes off the group's recently completed new album, "Butcher the Weak", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. DEVOURMENT recently announced that Majewski ...

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DROWNING POOL Drummer Offers Update On New Album

DROWNING POOL drummer Mike Luce has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "As you may or may not know, DROWNING POOL is hard at work here in Dallas putting together the 'demos' for the next record — THE RECORD! "In case you're not privy to the process of 'demo-ing'... please, allow me. ...

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