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M.A.N Guitarist Shreds 11-String Axe; Video Available

An eight-minute video featuring instrumental acrobatics by guitarist Robert "Rob Guz" Gustafsson of M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — can be viewed below. Gustafsson's 11-string guitar (which Rob Guz designed on his own; see photo below), alongside the guitar called "Roots ...

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'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Lead Designer Interviewed; Video Available

GameSpot recently conducted an interview with Neversoft lead designer Alan Flores about the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game. Watch the chat below. METALLICA has revealed the complete track listing Guitar Hero: Metallica, which is due out in North America on March 29. It is as follows: METALLICA tracks: * All Nightmare Long * Battery * ...

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'Guitar Hero: Metallica': Complete Track Listing Revealed

METALLICA has revealed the complete track listing for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game, which is due out in North America on March 29. It is as follows: METALLICA tracks: * All Nightmare Long * Battery * Creeping Death * Disposable Heroes * Dyers Eve * Enter Sandman * Fade To Black * Fight Fire ...

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Sneak Peek At 'Guitar Hero: Metallica'

Chris Steffen of RollingStone.com had an opportunity to demo the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game and has filed an in-depth report which includes a lot of new details about the game. An excerpt from the article follows below. "Everything about the game, from the menu animations based on art by Pushead, METALLICA's long-running ...

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METALLICA: Philadelphia Backstage Jam Footage Posted Online

Video footage of METALLICA jamming backstage prior to the band's January 17, 2009 concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be viewed below. METALLICA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, it was announced at a press conference in New York on January 14. Joining the band as inductees are guitar ...

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METALLICA Confirmed For Austria's NOVA ROCK Festival

METALLICA has been confirmed for this year's Nova Rock festival, set to take place June 19-21 on the Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders). Other headliners are PLACEBO and DIE TOTEN HOSEN. METALLICA will perform on Friday, June 19. Three-day tickets are already ...

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TANK Reissues To Include Bonus Tracks

Metal Mind Productions will reissue two remastered albums by TANK, one of the most influential formations which emerged in the beginnings of the NWOBHM madness. "War Of Attrition Live 1981" and "Filth Hounds Of Hades" will be made available on January 26 in Europe (March 10 in the USA via MVD). Each limited-edition digipack title ...

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M.A.N: 'Blood Vanish' Video Posted Online

"Blood Vanish", the new video from M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Gabriel Engber. "Blood Vanish" comes off M.A.N's sophomore album, "Peacenemy", which was released in Europe in March 2008 (April in ...

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TANK Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar and original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs alongside two new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale — have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in ...

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METALLICA Members Talk About ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction; Video Available

METALLICA held a press conference earlier today (Wednesday, January 14) in New York City to answer questions about their upcoming induction into the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The entire 20-minute question-and-answer session can be viewed below (courtesy of Fuse TV). A couple of excerpts from the conference follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Q: ...

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DOWN, EVIL ARMY, WEEDEATER: Tour Dates Revealed

DOWN will embark on a U.S. tour in February/March. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are EVIL ARMY and WEEDEATER. (Update: Hellbilly rocker Hank Williams III [ASSJACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM], who was originally supposed to be on the bill, is no longer part of this package.) The following dates have been announced so ...

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Music Is Medicine For AC/DC Frontman

SunNewspapers.net reports that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was welcomed by Sarasota Memorial Hospital president and CEO Gwen MacKenzie, Healthcare Foundation president and CEO Alex Quarles and Jennifer Mayer, medical director of All Children's at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, as they opened the new Brian Johnson Music Therapy Room. Shortly after a press conference at ...

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M.A.N Bassist Undergoes Gallstone Surgery

Bassist Rob Hakemo of M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — underwent "gallstone" surgery at the Östra hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden on Tuesday, December 16. Rob is currently recovering and will soon be back on his feet again. M.A.N recently filmed a ...

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SERPENTCULT: 'Weight Of Light' To Receive U.S. Release In January

Belgium's SERPENTCULT, the new band featuring former members of THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN and WELKIN, will release its full-length debut, "Weight of Light", will in North America on January 27, 2009 via Rise Above Records. A four-piece from Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, SERPENTCULT delivers punishing, down tuned music that transcends the standard doom fare into a maze ...

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TANK: New Lineup Announced

The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK have re-grouped and are ready for battle once more. The release of the "Dogs of War" boxed set last year on Metal Mind Productions was a great success, which led to the inevitable re-release of the entire back catalog. This has proven very popular with the band's die-hard ...

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God Complex - FALSE ICONS

Answering one of the great burning questions on the metal world's mind — where did keyboardist and programmer John Bechdel go after being in PRONG in the 1990's? — we're graced with the debut of his FALSE ICONS project. That's not entirely fair, of course; the man has done time in MINISTRY and Burton Bell's ...

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Beware The Circling Fin - EARLY MAN

A metaphorically appropriate name on many levels, EARLY MAN is a musical translation of that scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey" where the prehistoric ape-man discovers that the leg bone of his fallen comrade made for a handy weapon and proceeded use the blunt instrument to bash the living fuck out members of a rival ...

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Shogun - TRIVIUM

Far be it from me to defend the likes of a band who has achieved such a high level of success by doing little more than filtering the highlights of METALLICA's career into a watered-down glass of Kool-Aid for the metalcore kids to slurp down like they were rockin' it in Jonestown. On top of ...

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