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SIEGES EVEN: 'Paramount' Artwork Revealed

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN has revealed the cover artwork for its new album, "Paramount", due in September via Inside Out Music. The photo was taken by British artist David J. Nightingale, while Thomas Ewerhard was responsible for the actual cover design. "Paramount" track listing (not final sequence): 01. When ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Appear On Swiss TV

According to The Highway Star, DEEP PURPLE will appear on Swiss TV tomorrow (June 9) on "Musicnight" at 22:45. The show will feature band's performance at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival, which is also being released now on DVD. Eagle Rock Entertainment, through two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, will release on June 12 ...

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THREAT SIGNAL To Tour Canadian East Coast With THE END

Fresh off their tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, PROTEST THE HERO, BLESS THE FALLEN and THE HOLLY SPRINGS DISASTER, THREAT SIGNAL is hitting the road once again! Soon to embark on a Canadian trek with Relapse recording artist THE END, THREAT SIGNAL vocalist Jon Howard offered his thoughts on the excursion: "We are extremely excited ...

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X-VISION To Support STONE SOUR In France

French metallers X-VISION will support STONE SOUR on June 8 at la Laiterie in Strasbourg, France. Upcoming X-VISION shows: Jun. 02 - Jarny (F-54) - Plein air de Rock (w/ MNEMIC) Jun. 08 - Strasbourg (F-67) - La Laiterie (w/ STONE SOUR) Jun. 21 - Thionville (F-57) - Fête de la musique Jun. 24 - ...

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ANTHRAX Members To Jam With WHITFIELD CRANE In New York City

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Frank Bello will perform with Whitfield Crane (ANOTHER ANIMAL, ex-UGLY KID JOE, LIFE OF AGONY, MEDICATION) at Retox, the New York City club co-owned by Ian, on Thursday, June 14. Retox (511 West 28th Street) was opened by Ian and club owner Mike Diamond, who started Snitch, Pangaea and ...

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DEW-SCENTED Replaces NAGLFAR At Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have replaced NAGLFAR on the billing of this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The lineup is now as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT CRUCIFIED BARBARA DARK FUNERAL DEATH ANGEL DEW-SCENTED GRAVE DIGGER HAMMERFALL ...

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BLAKJAK Inks DEAL WITH CHAVIS RECORDS

New Jersey's "most dangerous band" BLAKJAK has inked a deal with Chavis Records for the release of "Pleasure in Pain". BLAKJAK is currently in Aarius Studios in Sayersville, NJ recording its debut with guitar virtuoso/producer Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY, SMELL THE GLOVE, FROST, SAVATAGE) engineering and producing. "Pleasure in Pain" will be ...

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MOSHPIT TRAGEDY RECORDS Now Accepting Demos For 'DIY Series'

Canada's Moshpit Tragedy Records has announced it will begin accepting demos from aspiring punk and metal bands wanting to be considered for a release in their "DIY Series" (do-it-yourself). Commented Moshpit Tragedy co-founder Rayny Forster: "We began as a label with these DIY releases, hand screenprinting and packaging them ourselves. Though there are restrictions with ...

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NAPALM DEATH: More Tour Dates Announced

British grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 04 - Arlon, Belgium - Les Nuits De L'entrepot May 05 - Wuustwezel, Belgium - Puntpop May 06 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie May 07 - Montpellie, France- Rockstore May 08 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena Kafe Antzoky ...

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UPWARDS OF ENDTIME To Release New CD Via BARBARIAN WRATH

Connecticut metal warlords UPWARDS OF ENDTIME will release their third CD, "From Genesis to Apokalypse and Beyond", through the German label Barbarian Wrath. An exact release date will be announced. According to a press release, "From Genesis to Apocalypse and Beyond" will feature 14 previously unreleased songs in the '70s/early 80s hard rock/heavy metal style ...

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Scotland's ATTICA RAGE Announces New Guitarist

Scottish metal band ATTICA RAGE has announced the addition of Stephen Bell of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire as the group's lead guitarist following the recent departure of Shaun Nelson. Singer Jonny Parr explains: "Shaun has had to take some time out for personal reasons for an indefinite period and we have left the door open for him. ...

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DC4 To Head Back Into Studio

DC4, the Los Angeles-based hard rock band featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN) on drums and Matt Duncan on bass, has announced that it will hit the studio beginning May 12 to put the finishing touches on its forthcoming album, ...

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SAINT CAINE Schedules Dates With SEVENDUST, GODSMACK

SAINT CAINE, the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist John Kosco (ex-DROPBOX), ex-BLOODSIMPLE/DOWNSET drummer Chris Hamilton, guitarist Joey Wilkinson (ex-DROPBOX) and bassist John "Eville" Freeman, has lined up the following dates: April 17 - Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA (with SEVENDUST) April 28 - Axis Lounge - Carlstadt, NJ May 06 - The Bamboozle @ Giants Stadium - ...

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ARMORED SAINT Schedules California Concert

Legendary California metallers ARMORED SAINT will play at Viper Room in Hollywood on May 19. This will be a warm-up gig for the band's appearance at this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, which will be held May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Rock Hard Festival include AMON ...

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METAL BLADE RECORDS' 25th Anniversary Celebration Detailed

In 1982, Metal Blade Records began operating in a young Heavy Metal fan's mom's garage in suburban Los Angeles. The result of that metal fan's enthusiasm was the first Metal Blade Records release, "Metal Massacre", a local band compilation that included METALLICA's first recorded release, BLACK N BLUE, MALICE, CIRITH UNGOL, DEMON FLIGHT, BITCH, AVATAR, ...

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DC4's JEFF DUNCAN And ROWAN ROBERTSON To Guest On KNAC.COM Today

DC4's Jeff Duncan (also in ARMORED SAINT) and Rowan Robertson (ex-DIO) will be on KNAC.COM with The Junkman Monday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. They will be discussing, as well as playing music from, the band's upcoming debut album, "Explode". This is the first interview with the two guitarists together since Robertson joined ...

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The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote - THE HIDDEN HAND

Stoner rock isn't exactly known for its innovative streak — many of its most beloved practitioners are content to fire off the same turbo-charged riffs and yowl like wigged-out surfers about the usual velvet-poster topics. All well and good, but that just makes it all the odder when one of the genre's leading lights — ...

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