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W.A.S.P. Mainman Mourns Loss Of Brother

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has penned a heartfelt tribute to his brother, who died last week. According to the rocker, whose real name is Steven Duren, his brother Clifford was not only a "hero" to him during his younger years, but he was also the inspiration for the story on the band's "Crimson Idol" concept ...

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WATAIN: Limited-Edition LP Box Set Due Next Month

On November 16, Season Of Mist will re-release WATAIN's complete full-length back catalog on vinyl in a strictly limited collector's box. This collector’s box is made of solid beech wood with real leather, containing a WATAIN logo imprint on the lid. The box includes all four albums ("Rabid Death's Curse", "Casus Luciferi", "Sworn To The ...

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THE CULT To Release 'Weapon Of Choice' In October

THE CULT will release a "prequel" to accompany the band's latest album, "Choice Of Weapon". The digital-only release "Weapon Of Choice" reveals the songs at a stage of development that will be of interest to THE CULT's fans and followers. "Weapon Of Choice" is a document of a work in progress and offers a unique ...

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GRAVEYARD Beer Can Now Be Yours

Gothenburg, Sweden-based psychedelic doom rock band GRAVEYARD has released its own beer, Hisingen Brew. According to the group, it is "made from special Cascade-hops that makes it taste even better lukewarm for your festival nights." Hisingen Brew is only available in Sweden (in an "ölflak") for the time being and it can be ordered from ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Checks In From The Studio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's A LIFE ONCE LOST recently entered Planet Red studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM) to begin recording its new album for a late 20120 release via Season Of Mist. "We are hustling along here with this album," states vocalist Bob Meadows. "It's going to be ...

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GRAVEYARD Wins Swedish 'Best Hard Rock/Metal' GRAMMIS Award

GRAVEYARD was honored with the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held last night (Tuesday, February 14) at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm. The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category were as follows: * GRAVEYARD - "Hisingen Blues" * HAMMERFALL - "Infected" * IN FLAMES - "Sounds Of A Playground ...

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Rumor: BEHEMOTH, WATAIN And THE DEVIL'S BLOOD To Join Forces For North American Tour

BEHEMOTH, WATAIN and THE DEVIL'S BLOOD are rumored to be joining forces for a Decibel-magazine-sponsored North American tour in the spring. In an October 2011 interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski stated about his band's U.S. tour plans, "We're putting final touches to a U.S. tour which ...

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Ex-AFTER FOREVER Singer FLOOR JANSEN Returns To Live Stage In Brazil; Video, Photos Available

Dutch singer extraordinaire Floor Jansen, formerly with AFTER FOREVER and currently fronting her own band REVAMP, returned to the stage this past Saturday night (November 26) at Carioca Club in So Paulo, Brazil as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. ...

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W.A.S.P. To Embark On '30 Years Of Thunder' Tour In 2012

29 years ago today on September 21, 1982 W.A.S.P. played its first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. On September 21, 2012, W.A.S.P. will embark on the "30 Years Of Thunder" anniversary tour starting in the United Kingdom and continuing worldwide!! This world tour will be the biggest spectacle W.A.S.P. has ever created. The ...

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WHERE ANGELS SUFFER Parts Ways With RANDY PIPER, Recruits Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Axeman

WHERE ANGELS SUFFER (W.A.S.) has parted ways with guitarist Randy Piper (ANIMAL, W.A.S.P.) and has replaced him with Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, HEATHEN). WHERE ANGELS SUFFER's current is rounded out by Chris Holmes (guitar; ex-W.A.S.P.), Steve Unger (bass; ex-METAL CHURCH), Rich Lewis (vocals; ANIMAL) and Stet Howland (drums; ex-W.A.S.P.). Video footage of the ...

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THE SWORD: 'Night City' Video Released

"Night City", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be viewed below. The clip is the third and final part of a video trilogy helmed by former THE SWORD collaborators Artificial Army. The first and second chapters of the saga were for "Tres Brujas" and "Lawless Lands". "Night City" comes off ...

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WATAIN: Quality Zaandam Footage Available

Quality video footage of WATAIN's March 13, 2011 performance at de Kade in Zaandam, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). WATAIN was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 17, 2011 in Stockholm. "Reaping Death", the latest CD single from WATAIN, which ...

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WATAIN: Liverpool Footage Available

Video footage of Swedish black metallers WATAIN performing the song "Malfeitor" on March 9, 2011 at The Masque in Liverpool, England can be viewed below. WATAIN was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 17, 2011 in Stockholm. "Reaping Death", the latest CD single from ...

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KILLER DWARFS Singer Prepares To Hit The Road

In a surprise and brilliant turn of events, Russ Dwarf has decided to break out the library and tour wit his new band THE RUSS DWARF BAND. Known for his inexplicable, incomparable and slightly insane stage antics as lead sing of the '80s metal band KILLER DWARFS, this is an event that needs to be ...

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