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The Last of My Kind - CRESCENT SHIELD

We need more discs like CRESCENT SHIELD's "The Last of My Kind" to remind us of the classic metal sound of old and just how refreshing it can be in this metalcore-saturated world. The Los Angels band, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Daniel DeLucie and ex-ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, unleashes 50 minutes of riffs, solos, galloping ...

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DAYSEND Completes Work On New Album

Sydney, Australia-based metallers DAYSEND have issued the following update: "After almost a month of solitude on the remote grounds of Backbeach Recording Studios in Victoria, Australia, DAYSEND have finished their follow up to 2003's debut album 'Severance', with producer dw Norton once again at the helm. Some tentative track titles include 'This Is A Warning' ...

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SLAVIOR To Play Live Shows In January

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, is currently setting up live shows for the end of January 2007. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SLAVIOR recently posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in ...

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KYLESA To Support THE SWORD On Regional Dates

Fresh off supporting CONVERGE, SOME GIRLS and MODERN LIFE IS WAR, Savannah's sludge rockers KYLESA have confirmed a handful of regional tour dates alongside THE SWORD, as well as confirming an appearance at Daytona Beach's "This Is Your Fest 2006" alongside a host of other bands. The band is continuing to support its new record, ...

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FAIR WARNING Completes First Japanese Tour In Six Years

German hard rockers FAIR WARNING recently completed their first Japanese tour in six years with successful concerts in Hiroshima, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo. The band also performed at the Firefest in Notthingham, England on October 28. This was the band's first-ever appearance in the U.K. and it was a "great success," according to a press ...

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Postcards, T-Shirts And 2007 Calendars From Renowned Cover Artist Now Available

Rock cover artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, FATES WARNING, BIOHAZARD, KING CRIMSON, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) has just entered into a multi-year worldwide merchandise deal that will bring his art in the form of t-shirts, posters, calendars, cellphone images and much more internationally. To coincide with this event, he created a limited-edition series of postcards, t-shirts and ...

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THE FINAL SLEEP Completes New Demo

THE FINAL SLEEP, the Troy, NY-based band featuring members of DYING BREED, WITHSTAND, END OF LINE and OF OLD, has just finished recording its new demo. According to a press release, "the CD contains over 40 minutes of music covering a wide range of styles and dynamics" drawn from such influences as OPETH, MERCYFUL FATE, ...

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VIOLENT STORM Announces New Guitarist

VIOLENT STORM, whose new album "Storm Warning" was released on October 23, has announced that Martin Mickels will be joining the band when they tour in 2007. Martin, currently the lead guitarist with Gary Barden's band STATETROOPER, will be playing the parts performed on the album by rock luminaries Yngwie Malmsteen and K.K. Downing (JUDAS ...

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CRIMSON GLORY: Reissue Details Revealed

Metal Mind Productions will re-release two CRIMSON GLORY albums taken from Roadrunner Records' archives: "Astronomica" and "Strange and Beautiful". CRIMSON GLORY is one of the best and most influential prog-metal bands from the '80s and will appeal to fans of bands like QUEENSRŸCHE or FATES WARNING. The new "Astronomica" digipack edition includes a bonus CD ...

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KAPUDA: New Music Posted Online

KAPUDA, the Portland, OR-based project featuring BODYBAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield on vocals, has posted two new tracks on its MySpace page from its upcoming CD, "Global Warning". Check out the songs "Not Our War" and "I End" at this location. KAPUDA did a Northwest stint with ASESINO in August and will be doing ...

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WRETCH Confirmed For 2007 HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR Festival

Cleveland '80s-style, traditional power metal band WRETCH will be making their European debut with an exclusive performance at next year's Headbanger's Open Air Festival in Germany. The event takes place July 13 and 14, 2007 and will celebrate the festival's 10th Anniversary. HOA usually sells out in advance and has quickly become one of the ...

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SOLEFALD: New Music Posted Online

Norwegian musician Cornelius Jakhelln (SOLEFALD, STURMGEIST) has issued the following update: "It is a pleasure to write you on the eve of Borat's great movie film premiere — I for sure will not miss out on that one. I am now back in Berlin, where I try to recuperate after a long and sunny Norwegian ...

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DETENTE's 'Recognize No Authority' Remastered

DETENTE's clasic album "Recognize No Authority" has just been remastered with Brad Vance at Redmastering. Brad previously remastered albums by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, FATES WARNING, and ARMORED SAINT, and has also worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE. According to a press release, "The remaster kicks ass! Brad was careful to maintain a balance between making the album ...

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SLAVIOR: New Song Posted Online

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive ...

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REDEMPTION Confirmed For PROGPOWER VIII Festival

REDEMPTION is the latest band confirmed for the ProgPower USA VIII festival, set to take place next fall. REDEMPTION is the brainchild of Nicolas van Dyk (guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter) and features the legendary Ray Alder (FATES WARNING) on vocals and Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) on guitars, along with drummer Chris Quirarte and bassist Sean Andrews. "We're extremely ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN: New Live Album, Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel', Tour With GLENN HUGHES

L.A.-based guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) will be releasing his fourth solo album, "Guitar Screams Live" on October 23 through Marmaduke Records. Guest musicians include drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassists Paul Shihadeh (SCOTT HENDERSON, SCOTT KINSEY), Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, MAGNITUDE 9, TONY MACALPINE), and Christopher Maloney (Z, COSMOSQUAD, VIRGIL DONATI), ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Mastered

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording/mixing sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "Well, after an exciting six-week adventure with the German and U.S. postal services, I can at long last confirm that I have the master recordings ...

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BRIAN POSEHN To Guest-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Comedian/actor Brian Posehn will guest-host this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Brian will play host to the renowned heavy metal music-video show this Saturday, October 7 in place of regular "Headbanger's Ball" host Jamey Jasta (who is currently on tour with his band HATEBREED). Brian will also be making the television premier of his ...

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Ex-FATES WARNING Drummer's SLAVIOR Project Signs With INSIDE OUT

SLAVIOR, the new band featuring former FATES WARNING/WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, has inked a worldwide deal with Inside Out Music for the release of its self-titled debut album, due in early 2007. A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive metal past, but also introduces a wide array ...

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OSI: Vinyl Version Of New EP Due Next Week

Burning Shed has set an October 9 release date for the vinyl version of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) EP, featuring three remixes of "Free" album tracks. InsideOut Music will release a CD version of the EP, which will also include a video for the song "Free" directed by Andreas Nilsson. The EP ...

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IRON AND STEEL Festival: Final Lineup Announced

The final lineup has been announced for Iron and Steel, which is being billed by the organizers as "New Jersey's first true metal fest." The two-day event will take place January 5-6, 2007 at the Pirate's Den, in Gloucester, NJ and will feature performances from the following acts: Friday, January 5, 2007: IMPRECARI ETERNAL WINTER ...

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AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN, KILLINGSWORTH and RAVEN BLACK NIGHT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place June 13-14, 2007 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN HOLLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT RAVEN BLACK NIGHT SINNER ...

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