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VIOLENT STORM To Support HEAVEN AND HELL In Denmark

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, will support HEAVEN AND HELL on June 6 in Copenhagen, Denmark. VIOLENT STORM's latest album, "Storm Warning" was produced by JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing (his first production credit outside of PRIEST), and features guest appearances by Downing, Malmsteen and Roy Z ...

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ALTARIA: 'Divine Invitation' Details Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA will release a compilation album, entitled "Divine Invitation", on May 25. "The compilation is a mid-price release made for fans!" the band writes on its web site. "Due to the high demand and ongoing requests for the songs of the completely sold out first two albums of the band, 'Invitation' (2003) ...

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ABIGOR: 'Fractal Possesion' Release Dates Announced

Reunited Austrian black metallers ABIGOR have announced the following release dates for their new album, "Fractal Possesion": Europe: May 2, 2007 USA: June 5, 2007 "Fractal Possession" track listing: 01. Warning 02. Project: Shadow 03. Cold Void Choir 04. Lairf Of Infinite Deparation 05. 3D Blasphemy 06. The Fire Syndrom 07. Injection Satan 08. Libery ...

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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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DEW-SCENTED Working On 'That's Why I Despise You' Video

German high-energy thrashers DEW-SCENTED are currently working with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR) on a video for their new song "That's Why I Despise You". Due on April 3 in North America (March 30 in Germany, April 2 in the rest of Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records, DEW-SCENTED's new album, ...

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DC4: Three-Song Webcast To Premiere Tonight

DC4, the California-based 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, recently wrapped up filming an appearance on FlashRock. FlashRock is an online musician's resource center that actively promotes unsigned and indie talent in ...

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ABIGOR: 'Fractal Possesion' Track Listing Revealed

Reunited Austrian black metallers ABIGOR have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Fractal Possesion", tentatively due this spring via End All Life Records. Check out a few audio samples at the band's MySpace page. "Fractal Possession" track listing: 01. Warning 02. Project: Shadow 03. Cold Void Choir 04. Lairf Of Infinite ...

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Evilution Hour - PAGANIZE

It is always nice to hear a true blue classic metal album, even if said album is just decent, not stellar. Such is the case with "Evilution Hour" from Norway's PAGANIZE, which features, of all people, drummer Trym (ZYKON, EMPEROR). The disc is comprised of 10 solid, if unremarkable, tracks characterized by some fairly strong ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY: 'In Constant Motion' Instructional DVD Trailer Available

The trailer for DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy's upcoming instructional DVD, "In Constant Motion", has been posted online at this location (Windows Media, 16 MB). The trailer includes clips from Portnoy's drum "duets" with Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) and Richard Christy (ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH). Due mid-March via Hudson Music, "In ...

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VAN HALEN's 'Best Of' Collection Indefinitely Postponed

Rhino Records has indefinitely postponed the release of VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era. The album, which was originally set to coincide with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was supposed to contain over an ...

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JOEY VERA, JASON MCMASTER: New Audio Interviews Available

Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #10 features an interview with revered bassist Joey Vera, who discusses his past and present with ARMORED SAINT, his new solo project A CHINESE FIREDRILL, his involvement with FATES WARNING and SEVEN WITCHES, his current production projects, as well as his pre-ARMORED SAINT band with MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. Also included on ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary: U.S. Premiere Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will have its North American premiere on Sunday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the 2007 Texas Rock Fest. This will be a free rooftop screening at ...

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'Smoke On The Water' Jam Cancellation Explained

According to Times Online, an optimistically titled instore promotion, Harrods Rocks, from U.K. department store Harrods — which was to include a world-record-breaking attempt to perform DEEP PURPLE's classic "Smoke on the Water" with 2,000 guitarists — has backfired after neighbours complained about the noise. Harrods said that it had received a call ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of (1978-1984)' Pushed Back Once Again

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has once again pushed back the projected release date of VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era — this time to April 3. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock and ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: 'Year Zero' Track Listing Revealed

NINE INCH NAILS has revealed the complete track listing for its new album, "Year Zero", due on April 17. It is as follows: 01. Hyperpower! 02. The Beginning of the End 03. Survivalism 04. The Good Soldier 05. Vessel 06. Me, I'm Not 07. Capital G 08. My Violent Heart 09. The Warning 10. God ...

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CANDLEMASS To Co-Headline Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN BULLET CANDLEMASS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT MARSHALL LAW MOONSORROW ...

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ELDRITCH: In Mixing Mode

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH entered Bigwave studios on December 1 to begin recording its seventh album, entitled "Blackenday". According to a posting on the group's web site, the CD "is [currently] getting mixed by R.D. Liapakis at Music Factory studios in Germany and then will be mastered by Christian Schmid in the same studio. ...

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VIOLENT STORM Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, has been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 9 in Tampere, Finland. Headlining the event will be HEAVEN AND HELL, with SONATA ARCTICA, LEVERAGE, ENTWINE, THUNDERSTONE and KOTITEOLLISUUS also on the bill. VIOLENT STORM's latest album, ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of (1978-1984)' Gets New Release Date

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has pushed back the projected release date of VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era, to March 27 from the previously announced March 13. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock ...

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