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EPHEL DUATH Introduces New Drummer

Eccentric jazz-metallers EPHEL DUATH have announced the addition of new drummer Sergio Ponti. "Sergio Ponti made his debut with us on 28th September he's a fresh talent and he's pushing our sound to new exciting rhythmical perspectives," stated EPHEL DUATH mainman Davide. "He studied with Mokhtar Samba (YOUSSON N'DOUR, SALIF KEITA, RICHARD BONA, JEAN LUC ...

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Act of Attrition - AUTUMN'S END

"Act of Attrition" from Phoenix's AUTUMN'S END falls into the "pleasant surprise" category…no, scratch that. It falls into the "I stumbled upon this album in my towering promo stack, had no expectations for it, and was blown away by what I heard" category. Progressive and melodic death metal works as a general description of "Act ...

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U.K.'s HELLACAUST 2006 Festival Cancelled

The Hellacaust 2006 festival, which was set to take place November 5 at The Sanctuary in Birmingham, England, has now been officially cancelled "due to difficulties concerning the venue." Bands that were scheduled to appear at the event included KREATOR, AKERCOCKE, EVERGREY, BIOMECHANICAL, DORO and ORANGE GOBLIN. No further details are currently available. ...

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EVERGREY, BIOMECHANICAL, DORO Added To U.K.'s HELLACAUST 2006 Festival

EVERGREY, BIOMECHANICAL, DORO and ORANGE GOBLIN have been added to the Hellacaust 2006 festival, set to take place November 5 at The Sanctuary in Birmingham, England. The festival billing is tentatively shaping up as follows: Main Stage KREATOR AKERCOCKE EVERGREY BIOMECHANICAL DORO PESCH ORANGE GOBLIN BENEDICTION CONQUEST OF STEEL SEASON'S END LUNARMILE Unsigned Stage: EXPLODER ...

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AKERCOCKE Shoots Video In London Strip Club

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE filmed a video for the song "Intractable" earlier in the week in an exclusive gentleman's club in the depths of London's Soho district. The idea for the video, shot by U.K. production company Multiplicity, was developed from a storyboard drawn up by the band's drummer, David Gray. Check it out at ...

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EPHEL DUATH: European Tour Dates Announced

Eccentric jazz-metallers EPHEL DUATH will be taking to the road in September and October to confound audiences with their self-styled "intentional discomfort." The band will be playing a series of headlining shows in Europe, including a full tour of the U.K., in support of their most recent album, "Pain Necessary to Know", which is available ...

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AKERCOCKE To Support MORBID ANGEL In London

U.K. satanic death metal act AKERCOCKE has been confirmed as last-minute support to MORBID ANGEL in London this coming Tuesday, August 22 at the Mean Fiddler. AKERCOCKE released their fourth album, entitled "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", in October 2005 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Choronzon" was recorded at the ...

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EPHEL DUATH: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Eccentric jazz-metallers EPHEL DUATH will once again be heading over to the U.K. in October to confound audiences with their self-styled "intentional discomfort." The band will be playing a series of shows in support of their most recent album, "Pain Necessary To Know", following on from the Damnation Festival where they will be appearing alongside ...

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THE HAUNTED, AKERCOCKE To Headline U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Extreme legends THE HAUNTED and death metal overlords AKERCOCKE will headline this year's Damnation Festival, set to take place October 15 at Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box in Manchester, England. Ragga-punks SKINDRED and the debauched MISTRESS will join them to complete two stages of uncompromising and diverse metal. THE HAUNTED performance will be a U.K. ...

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'Chop Your Own Head Off' Compilation To Feature Advance DEICIDE Music

July 10 will mark the U.K. landing of "Chop Your Own Head Off", an Earache audio and video compilation featuring rare and new tracks from Earache's elite, including advance material from DEICIDE! "Chop Your Own Head Off" includes a 17-track audio CD featuring exclusive Earache material from MUNICIPAL WASTE, DEICIDE, SEVERE TORTURE, DECAPITATED, CULT OF ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Announce Stand-In Bassist For U.K. Tour

Currently rehearsing for what is set to be an incendiary tour supporting Earache labelmates DECAPITATED, the U.K.'s own BIOMECHANICAL have confirmed that bass duties will be handled on the tour by BOWLRIDER four-stringer and sometime Kerrang! scribe Dom Lawson. Dom will be standing in for Jon Collins for the nine-date U.K. tour, although BIOMECHANICAL are ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP MOONSPELL EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T LEAVES' EYES ANVIL THE GATHERING GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Schedule U.K. Dates

After successful U.K. and Italian headlining shows, U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have announced three shows on their home turf. They are as follows: Apr. 16 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ SKINDRED) Jun. 06 - Bournemoth, UK @ The Opera House (w/ AKERCOCKE) Aug. 06 - London, UK @ Carling Academy Uxfest This ...

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SANATORIUM: Debut Video Posted Online

Slovakian brutal death metal band SANATORIUM filmed their first video clip for the song "Fetus Rape" from their latest CD, "Celebration of Exhumation" (released last year on Forensick Music). The video was shot at two different shows: in Zilina at the Slovak Death Fest and in Bratislava at a gig with MORTICIAN, BLOOD RED THRONE ...

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AKERCOCKE Cancel Glasgow Show

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE have been forced to pull out of their previously announced March 23 appearance with VENOM and ONSLAUGHT at the Garage in Glasgow. Commented vocalist/guitarist Jason Mendonca: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, it's logistically impossible for us to make the Glasgow show. We're really disappointed. Dave [Gray, drums] and Matt ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For U.K.'s DAY INTO NIGHT Festival

Reformed classic British thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed as special guests of AKERCOCKE at the Camden Underworld on Saturday, May 13 as part of the Day into Night festival. The full lineup is as follows: Friday, May 12: ZYKLON DAM SHE SAID DESTROY Saturday, May 13: AKERCOCKE ONSLAUGHT Sunday, May 14: DECAPITATED CARPATHIAN FOREST ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: WHITESNAKE, HIMSA, DIMMU BORGIR, MASTODON

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending February 12, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred): WHITESNAKE – "The Definitive Collection: 4,000 HIMSA – "Hail Horror": 3,000 DIMMU BORGIR - ...

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THE BERZERKER: U.K. Tour Announced

Australian industrial death metal phenomenon THE BERZERKER have announced a rare U.K. tour in what will make their first-ever live appearances without their masks. The touring THE BERZERKER lineup will include three previous touring members: Luke "The Berzerker" Kenny - Vocals Matt Wilcox (now in AKERCOCKE) - Guitar Sam Bean – Bass, Vocals Ed Lacey ...

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AKERCOCKE: BBC Radio 1 Session To Air On Tuesday

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE were recently invited to the BBC's Maida Vale Studios to record a live session for the BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show". The session will be broadcast between 1:00 a.m. (GMT) and 3:00 a.m. on the night of Tuesday, January 10. Those not in the U.K. can listen to both the ...

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Legendary Bradford, England Metal Pub Demolished

Legendary Bradford, U.K. metal pub The Empress has finally been demolished after months of speculation weather the pub/venue would re-open after its closure early last year. The Empress has played host to such bands as CANCER, AKERCOCKE, DRAGONFORCE, THE ENCHANTED, BLOODSTREAM, CRUEL HUMANITY, SOLSTICE, THE LEVELLERS plus many more. Post-demolition photos can be found by ...

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