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BREED 77: New Album Pushed Back

Following a storming set at the Download festival, a Metal Hammer Golden Gods "Best British Act" nomination and a sold-out tour, BREED 77 are gearing up for a pan-European album release and as a result have been forced to push back the release of their highly anticipated new album "In My Blood (En Mi Sangre)". ...

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Former DROPBOX, BLOODSIMPLE Members Join Forces In SAINT CAINE

Former DROPBOX members John Kosco (guitar, vocals) and Joey Wilkinson (guitar) have joined forces with ex-BLOODSIMPLE/DOWNSET drummer Chris Hamilton and bassist John Eville in a new band called SAINT CAINE. The group are currently working on their debut album, to be released in late 2006/early 2007. "It's going to be difficult for us to decide ...

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BIRD OF PREY Announce New Guitarist

According to Rockdetector.com, BIRD OF PREY — the band led by vocalist Kyle Michaels, a scene veteran who has previously played with MASI, ANIMAL, the GEEZER BUTLER BAND, RAVAGE the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP — has announced a new guitarist. The group — whose musical style is self-described as "'70s heavy rock with 21st ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Film Live DVD In England

Diana DeVille of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with ARMORED SAINT members Gonzo (drums) and Phil Sandoval (guitar). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: KNAC.COM: Very cool. So talk a little bit about the routing. Was it a matter of warming up on your home turf and then off to Europe, ...

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COMMUNIC Replace EXODUS AT Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Norwegian progressive/power metal band COMMUNIC, who feature in their ranks ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have reportedly replaced EXODUS on the billing of this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The running order is now shaping up as follows: Friday, June ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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EXODUS Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival organizers have issued the following statement on the matter: "Having cooperatively solved several organisational problems in advance and acommodating the ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Guest On KNAC.COM Today

ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval will be interviewed live today, Saturday June 3 on KNAC.COM by host Diana DeVille. The interview is scheduled to take place at 3:30 pm PST and can be accessed by going to www.knac.com and clicking on the left-hand side of the front page where it ...

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NILE Replace ANNIHILATOR At Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

NILE have replaced ANNIHILATOR on the billing of this year's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 14-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is now as follows: Friday, July 14: W:O:A Metal Battle 2006 METHEDRAS THE FAMILI MACBETH DARK LUNACY LABYRINTH DEATH SS Saturday, July 15: NIGHTMARE ELDRITCH ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA ...

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BEYOND FEAR Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Warm-Up Show

BEYOND FEAR, the new Ohio-based band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens alongside guitarist John Comprix (SPAWN, 13 FACES), Dennis Hayes (ex-WINTERS BANE, SEVEN WITCHES) on bass, Dwane Bihary (MISSING SKIN) on rhythm guitar, and drummer Eric Elkins (CRYPTKICKER, ALL YOU FEAR), have been confirmed for the Bang Your ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announce Hometown Gig

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have added a hometown gig to their current itinerary. Tickets for the concert, which will take place on August 26 at Slim's, go on sale this Sunday, May 7. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 09 - Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA (w/ HOSTILITY, MUDFACE, ...

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GRAVE Cover ALICE IN CHAINS' 'Them Bones'

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have reportedly laid down a cover version of ALICE IN CHAINS' "Them Bones" during the recording sessions for their new album, "As Rapture Comes", tentatively due in July. It is not presently clear if the song will be included in the final album's track listing or if it will appear ...

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Free - OSI

The first OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE album was a big hit for the Inside Out label. A prog-metal dream team — FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and his former bandmate, keyboardist Kevin Moore, and bassist Sean Malone (CYNIC, GORDIAN KNOT) — assembled a truly collaborative record, one that played to ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Sacramento 'Warm-Up' Date Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have added a Sacramento "warm-up" date to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 09 - Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA (w/ HOSTILITY, MUDFACE, IRRITANT) Jun. 23 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, GER Jun. 24 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, ...

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MARSHALL LAW: New Album Delayed

Due to the recent personnel changes within the band, long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW — who at one time featured former PARADISE LOST drummer Lee Morris — have will be delaying the release of the eagerly-anticipated new album, "Axis of Power", until later this year. The band have yet to formally announce the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP MOONSPELL EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T LEAVES' EYES ANVIL THE GATHERING GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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ULCERATE Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Neurotic Records has announced the signing of New Zealand's ULCERATE. According to a press release, "This young and innovative extreme metal act deliver a very heavy form of technical death metal, while at the same time incorporating several elements from all kinds of different styles and genres of metal. ULCERATE's debut album, tentatively titled 'Of ...

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ARMORED SAINT: More Tour Dates Announced

ARMORED SAINT have announced a number of European festival and headline appearances set for June and July. Included are the band's first dates in the U.K. since 1991 and their first-ever appearances in Ireland and Scotland. In addition, ARMORED SAINT will be playing select dates in California, including teaming up with DEATH ANGEL and FLOTSAM ...

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ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, THE CULT Members Guest On BRIAN POSEHN's Debut CD

Guitarist Scott Ian (ANTHRAX, S.O.D.), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING), drummer John Tempesta (WHITE ZOMBIE, THE CULT, TESTAMENT) and lead guitarist Jonathan Donais (SHADOWS FALL) are among the musicians featured on comedian/actor Brian Posehn's debut stand-up CD, "Live In: Nerd Rage", due on July 11 in North America via Relapse Records. An international ...

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GRAVE Announce New Album Title

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have set "As Rapture Comes" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in July. Recorded at Studio Soulless in Stockholm and mixed by Peter Tägtgren at The Abyss Studio, the follow-up to 2004's "Fiendish Regression" contains "the most brutal songs and sound that we have ever created," according ...

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MENTORS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

One of the most controversial of metal bands of all time — the MENTORS — will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in early May. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 11 – Rockafellas - Bradenton, FL May 12 - The Brass Mugg - Tampa, FL May 13 - The Island Oasis ...

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