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Rollin' - TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

If you even considered for a moment upon reading the name TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION that the style of music played on "Rollin'" had anything at all to do with peace, love, flowers, and/or granola, such thoughts were crushed into dust upon taking a gander at the album cover. That is, if doubts remained after you ...

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LOUDNESS To Tour U.S.

According to a Twitter message from Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program "That Metal Show", veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will embark on a U.S. tour soon. No further details are currently available. A brand new song from LOUDNESS entitled "The Eternal Soldiers" serves as the opening theme to "Mazinkaiser ...

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CHICKENFOOT's CHAD SMITH Discusses 'Holy China' Cymbal With DRUM! Magazine (Video)

Drum! magazine conducted an interview with drummer Chad Smith (CHICKENFOOT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California during the 2011 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that runs through Sunday. You can now watch the chat below. Sabian has just introduced Holy China, which was ...

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LOUDNESS: 'The Eternal Soldiers' Single Available

A brand new song from veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS entitled "The Eternal Soldiers" serves as the opening theme to "Mazinkaiser SKL", a Japanese OVA (original video animation) series and the 11th Mazinger series ever made based on Go Nagai's original works. The single, which features lyrics by Minoru Niihara and music by Akira Takasaki, was ...

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Japan's METAL SAFARI Performs PANTERA Medley In Tokyo (Video)

Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI celebrated their five-year anniversary and the release of their second album, "Prisoner", by playing a two-hour set in Tokyo on Saturday, October 30. Included in their set was a medley of songs by PANTERA, whom METAL SAFARI cities as one of its biggest influences. Fan-filmed video footage of the PANTERA ...

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LOUDNESS To Play At MUNETAKA HIGUCHI Memorial Show

Japanese metal veterans LOUDNESS will play at the third memorial show for their former drummer Munetaka Higuchi on Sunday, November 14 at CC Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Higuchi passed away on November 30, 2008 following a seven-month battle with liver cancer. He was 49 years old. Higuchi was also the drummer of the ...

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METAL SAFARI: 'How To Die' Video Released

"How To Die", the brand new video from Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's recently released sophomore album, "Prisoner", which is available on Spiritual Beast Records. Centered around award-winning future guitar hero Hiro, emotional screaming beast Ina, and young powerhouse drummer Yazu, along with their big ...

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Japan's METAL SAFARI Releases Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI will finally release their long-awaited sophomore album, "Prisoner", via Spiritual Beast Records. Centered around award-winning future guitar hero Hiro, emotional screaming beast Ina, and young powerhouse drummer Yazu, along with their big friend Jun on bass, they were "proud to be independent," releasing demo recordings on the Internet, shooting music ...

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AEON Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Swedish technical death metallers AEON have issued the following update: "Our drummer, Nils Fjellström, has decided to leave the band on a very short notice. The reason for this is personal/private and Nils has chosen not to speak his mind out to the public about this. We will respect his wish not to do so, ...

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LOUDNESS Live In Eindhoven: Video Available

Japanese heavy metal veterans LOUDNESS played a headlinining show on July 19, 2010 at the Dynamo Club in Eindhoven, Netherlands as part of their short European tour. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below (courtesy of "Mickus1234"). LOUDNESS's new album, "King Of Pain", was released in Japan on May 19 via Tokuma ...

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CAGE Singer Talks About His Guest Appearance On EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

Singer Sean Peck of San Diego metallers CAGE is among the musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the recently released album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Video footage of Peck and Marshall talking about their collaboration can be viewed below. Commented Stu: "Sean was ...

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LOUDNESS: Interview, Performance Footage From Holland's ZWARTE CROSS Festival

Japanese heavy metal veterans LOUDNESS were interviewed by the Dutch broadcasting organization VPRO when they performed at this year's Zwarte Cross (Black Cross) festival on July 18, 2010 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. The seven-minute report, which includes professionally filmed performance footage from the event, can be viewed below. Also available is a fan-filmed clip from the ...

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AEON: 'Forgiveness Denied' Video Released

"Forgiveness Denied", the new video from Swedish technical death metallers AEON, can be viewed below. The clip was directed, filmed and edited by Standard Film Team Umeå HB and was shot in April in two different locations; band scenes being filmed in Östersund, Sweden and the storyline in Umeå, Sweden. Commented guitarist Daniel Dlimi: "There ...

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LOUDNESS: 'King Of Pain' Video Released

"King Of Pain", the new video from Japanese metal veterans LOUDNESS, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the band's new album, which was released in Japan on May 19 via Tokuma Japan Communications. The CD includes a 32-page booklet, a LOUDNESS original pick, and application card (valid only in Japan). ...

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CAGE Singer To Guest On New EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

Singer Sean Peck of San Diego metallers CAGE has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Commented Stu: "Sean was one of the guys I approached for the album after being ...

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Former EVERGREY Bassist Explains His Departure

Finnish bassist Jari Kainulainen has commented on his recent departure from the Swedish metal band EVERGREY in order to become a permanent member of the U.S. metal act KILLING MACHINE. His exit came after a period of turmoil within EVERGREY which also saw two other members leave the fold. Commented Kainulainen: "Leaving EVERGREY was a ...

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AEON: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish death metallers AEON will release their third album, "Path Of Fire", on May 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ...

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KILLING MACHINE To Support AC/DC In France

KILLING MACHINE, which features in its ranks former members of SLAYER, TESTAMENT and EVERGREY, will support AC/DC on the French Leg of the "Black Ice Tour" next month. The two shows will take place at Parc Des Sports Charles Ehrmann in Nice on June 15 and the Stade De France in Paris on June 18. ...

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LOUDNESS: 'King Of Pain' Artwork Revealed

Japanese metal veterans LOUDNESS will release a new album, "King Of Pain", in Japan on May 19 via Tokuma Japan Communications. The CD will include a 32-page booklet, a LOUDNESS original pick, and application card (valid only in Japan). "King Of Pain" track listing: 01. Requiem 02. The King Of Pain 03. Power Of Death ...

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Former GRIM REAPER Singer To Guest On EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

British vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, LIONSHEART, ONSLAUGHT) has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Featured on the track "Beyond Daybreak", Steve "delivers an emotive and aggressive vocal performance that ...

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HAMMERFALL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SAVAGE GRACE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

HAMMERFALL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SAVAGE GRACE and DEW-SCENTED have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 16-17, 2010 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BULLET DARK TRANQUILLITY DEW-SCENTED DORO ENFORCER FATES WARNING FORBIDDEN GRAND MAGUS HAMMERFALL JAG PANZER JON OLIVA'S ...

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OBSESSION At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival; Video Available

Video footage of the reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION performing the song "Scarred For Life" at this year's Keep It True XIII festival, which was held April 23-24 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, can be viewed below. OBSESSION is currently working on a new album, entitled "Order of Chaos", for a tentative late ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE/Ex-SAVATAGE Singer To Guest On EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

Vocalist Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, MACHINES OF GRACE, ex-SAVATAGE) has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Zak's vocals were recorded in Tampa, Florida by Mark Prator, who engineered the ...

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AEON: New Song Posted Online

Swedish death metallers AEON will release their third album, "Path Of Fire", on May 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ...

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AEON: New Album Artwork, Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

Swedish death metallers AEON have revealed the track listing and artwork for their third album, "Path Of Fire", due on May 24 in Europe via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida ...

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AEON: Teaser For New Album Posted Online

A teaser for "Path Of Fire", the forthcoming third album from Swedish death metallers AEON, can be viewed below. Due later in the year via Metal Blade Records, the CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida ...

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