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STONE SOUR Drummer's First Child Due In September

On July 29, Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. During the interview, Corey revealed that STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga and his wife Cazzie are expecting their first child in September. ...

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CINDERELLA: New Audio Interview, Concert Footage Available

The June edition of the "Classic Rock And Metal" podcast is available for streaming using the audio player below. This month, Tom Keifer from '80s superstars CINDERELLA talks about the band's upcoming tour dates and his huge relief now that the vocal problems which have plagued him for nearly 20 years are behind him. As ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Announces New Bassist

Chicago black metal assassins NACHTMYSTIUM have announced the addition of bassist Reid Raley (RWAKE, DEADBIRD) to the group's ranks. Commented founding guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd: "NACHTMYSTIUM, for the first time in the band's history as a full-time touring band, has a solid live lineup that matches the studio lineup. We intend to move forward and keep ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Working On New Material

Since returning from their extensive North American tour as direct support for CRADLE OF FILTH in March, bastard sons of black metal NACHTMYSTIUM have been devising their next studio effort. The current band lineup consists of a majority of the recent touring formation, including Andrew Markuszewski (AVICHI, LORD MANTIS), Charlie Fell (LORD MANTIS, AVICHI), and ...

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DOOGIE WHITE To Guest On PARADISE INC. Album

Renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, will be a special guest on PARADISE INC.'s debut album, entitled "Time". Doogie will duet with German singer Carsten "Lizard" Schulz (EVIDENCE ONE, MIDNITE CLUB, ex-DOMAIN) on the song "Not In Paradise', ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Explains MEGADETH's Abbreviated St. Petersburg Concert

MEGADETH played an abbreviated set last night (Wednesday, March 16) in St. Petersburg, Russia during the band's "European Carnage" tour with SLAYER after MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was taken "seriously ill." Mustaine has since posted the following message on MEGADETH's official forum regarding last night's show: "Last night I was getting ready for the concert, ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: New Audio Interview With CHRIS TROY

Paul Anthony of 106.1 Rock Radio, Manchester, England's first classic rock station, recently conducted an interview with bassist Chris Troy of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS. The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below. Interview (audio):

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Metalmorphosis' EP Artwork Unveiled

February 21 will see NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS release a special limited-edition EP to celebrate 30 years since the release of their critically acclaimed album "Time Tells No Lies". Entitled "Metalmorphosis", the effort will include five songs, some of which are from the original album re-recorded by the current ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Re-Records Early Songs For 'Metalmorphosis' EP

February 2011 will see NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS release a special limited-edition EP to celebrate 30 years since the release of their critically acclaimed album "Time Tells No Lies". Entitled "Metalmorphosis", the effort will include five songs, some of which are from the original album re-recorded by the current ...

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QUBE's 'Incubate' To Receive European Release In January

Polish progressive metal/rock outfit QUBE has signed a deal with Electrum Production for the European release of its second album, "Incubate". The CD was recorded early this year in Mantis Studio and was released in Poland in the second part of 2010. The album received very positive feedback and the band decided to present its ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Witch Hunt' Single Available For Free Download

PRAYING MANTIS has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The band was a landmark in the founding of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era, having appeared on the legendary "Metal for Muthas 1" compilation as well as toured alongside legends IRON MAIDEN and ANGEL WITCH. To commemorate this landmark occasion, PRAYING MANTIS is making ...

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GHOST MACHINERY: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Finnish melodic metallers GHOST MACHINERY will release their second album, "Out For Blood", in Europe on August 27 and in North America on October 5 via Germany's Limb Music. The cover artwork (see below) was designed by Rainer Kalwitz, who has previously worked with such artists as METAL CHURCH, SHADOW GALLERY, PRAYING MANTIS and DARE. ...

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GHOST MACHINERY: New Song Posted Online

Finnish melodic metallers GHOST MACHINERY will release their second album, "Out For Blood", in Europe on August 27 and in North America on October 5 via Germany's Limb Music. The cover artwork (see below) was designed by Rainer Kalwitz, who has previously worked with such artists as METAL CHURCH, SHADOW GALLERY, PRAYING MANTIS and DARE. ...

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Mounds of Ash - CASTEVET

This album makes me tense, anxious, and kind of angry. It is not an uncommon feeling with this type of noisy-USBM-meets-abrasive-hardcore sprinkled with atmospherics to make certain that you also become paranoid over some undefined feeling of impending doom. Yep, it is one of those Profound Lore releases that is not easily digested and leaves ...

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GHOST MACHINERY To Release 'Out For Blood' In August

Finnish melodic metallers GHOST MACHINERY will release their second album, "Out For Blood", in Europe on August 27 and in North America on October 5 via Germany's Limb Music. The cover artwork (see below) was designed by Rainer Kalwitz, who has previously worked with such artists as METAL CHURCH, SHADOW GALLERY, PRAYING MANTIS and DARE. ...

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TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited Swedish hard rockers TREAT have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HIGH ON FIRE has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) BLACKBERRY SMOKE ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) ...

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DANTESCO: Cover Artwork For Upcoming CDs Revealed

Puerto Rico's epic doom metallers DANTESCO have three albums scheduled for release this year. The band's new covers CD, "The Ten Commandments Of Metal", will feature songs from CANDLEMASS, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, MERCYFUL FATE, SANCTUARY, WARLORD, SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH, SORCERER and MANOWAR, and will be made available via Cruz Del Sur Music. A new studio ...

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