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NASHVILLE PUSSY To Take Part In 'Metal Show Unleashed' Session

NASHVILLE PUSSY will perform a special intimate showcase gig on Cleveland, Ohio's "The Metal Show" as part of the program's "Metal Show Unleashed" sessions. The band will perform a special afternoon set at the Lava Room Recording Studio in Cleveland on Sunday, October 9th. This appearance is by invitation only, and will be limited to ...

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GWAR: More 20th Anniversary Tour Dates Announced

Mutant metal-masters GWAR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their rebirth on Earth with a triumphant tour of their most depraved stomping grounds. Beginning October 7 and lasting until everything is dead, North America shall reel under the savage assault of GWAR, the most dangerous band in this or any other universe. Fresh from their ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI: Norwegian Thrash Featuring Former EMPEROR Drummer

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), have completed work on their new demo, which they're currently using to procure a record deal. BLOOD TSUNAMI was formed in 2004 by guitarist and vocalist Pete Evil, who hooked up with Jay on drums and began ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Comments On HARVEST FESTIVALS Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have just returned from their tour across Europe. The band were part of the 13-date Harvest Festivals package along with NILE, UNLEASHED, PUNGENT STENCH, BELPHEGOR and INCANTATION. Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "All the tours that we’ve done to our latest record 'Demigod' and all the bands we've shared the stage were ...

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UNLEASHED: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be embarking on a three-date Mexican tour in late October. Commented the band in a statement: "We are looking forward to finally meeting all our Mexican warriors once again!!!" The dates are as follows: Oct. 28 - Box Underground - Tijuana B.C, MEX Oct. 29 - Circo Volador - ...

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Memento Mori - WITHERED

Well goddamn, here's case where the press release comparisons to early Swedish death metal are right on point! Take the motoring riff blasts of DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED, and early ENTOMBED, blend in the grime of a HIGH ON FIRE, add a quart of sludge, and you've got Atlanta's WITHERED. Now that's a damn tasty mixed drink. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Rising In The East' DVD Due In November

According to Amazon.com and several other online retailers, JUDAS PRIEST will be releasing their new live DVD, "Rising in the East", in the U.S. on November 8 via Rhino/WEA. PRIEST filmed and recorded their May 18-19, 2005 shows at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan for the full-length concert DVD. The band used three cameras and ...

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PRIMORDIAL Drop Off X-MASS FESTIVALS 2005 European tour

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL have cancelled their participation in the upcoming X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour (featuring EXODUS, HYPOCRISY, WINTERSUN and NAGLFAR). "We simply felt there was no point in us opening up for 25 minutes to half-empty halls and playing three songs, which it looked like being, so we have jumped ship, and ...

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UNLEASHED To Film UP FROM THE GROUND Performance For Upcoming DVD

According to a posting on their official web site, legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be filming their performance at next week's (August 26-27) Up From The Ground festival in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had previously shot their July 1 concert at the With Full Force festival ...

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STARRATS Name New Album

Danish band STARRATS have set "Rebelution" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in late 2005/early 2006. The follow-up to last year's "Broken Halo" will be mixed at Tune Town Studios beginning on August 20. "Rebelution" final track listing: 01. The Angry Song 02. Slaughterh-h-house 03. Raise, Raise, Raise 04. Private Hell 05. ...

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Vendetta - THROWDOWN

Based on my lukewarm feelings about "Haymaker", I was prepared to give THROWDOWN's "Vendetta" a mediocre review. I seem to be one of the few that weren't knocked on their asses by the 2003 release. The album has its moments, but seems to drag at times; something about those extra thick, breakdownish grinding parts I ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT, which will be teaming up with EXODUS, OCCULT, KATAKLYSM, UNLEASHED, BEHEMOTH, and PRIMORDIAL for the X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour in December. Joining guitarist Nige Rockett, drummer Steve Grice, vocalist Sy Keeler and bassist Jim Hinder will be the group's ...

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KORN Mixing New Album With TERRY DATE

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has posted the following message on his Butt Sex Crips web site: "What up, kids? Well, I've been bustin' my ass working on mixing these songs. We have 7 done and we keep crankin' them out. We have to have all of them done by August 5th 'cause we have to ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: Cleveland Acoustic Set Scheduled

LIFE OF AGONY will perform a special intimate showcase gig on Cleveland, Ohio's "The Metal Show" as part of the program's "Metal Show Unleashed" sessions. The band will perform a special acoustic set at the Lava Room Recording Studio in Cleveland this coming Wednesday, July 13 at 3:00 p.m. This appearance is by invitation only, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Exploring Acoustic Territory

Launch Radio Networks reports: JUDAS PRIEST recently performed two songs acoustically for an appearance on VH1 Classic, which will air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and midnight ET. While acoustic performances are relatively new territory for PRIEST, guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that the band may explore the idea further. "We're actually enjoying ourselves ...

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Sour Times - CONFESSOR

File under "what the fuck?" and show respect to one of the most truly original bands to ever rise from the murk of the metal underground. CONFESSOR's lone EP and full-length album perplexed everyone in 1990 with their anachronistic doom, ludicrous prog tendencies (rivaled then only by WATCHTOWER), and baffling high-register grievous scream vocals. Even ...

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UNLEASHED To Film WITH FULL FORCE Performance For Upcoming DVD

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED will be filming their July 1 performance at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany for an upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. "Together with all the UNLEASHED warriors we'll make the loudest piece of video in the history of death metal," the band write on their web ...

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KORN Finish Recording New Album; Mixing To Begin In Early July

According to a post by Jonathan Davis at ButtSexCrips.com, the KORN frontman has finished laying down vocals for all 20 songs for the group's upcoming album, tentatively due in September/October. The band expect to begin mixing the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look in the Mirror" in early July. Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Confirms Plans For Live DVD

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has confirmed the group's plans to release a live DVD documenting PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" tour, tentatively due sometime in 2006. In an interview with the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", conducted earlier in the week, Halford said, "We had a wonderful moment recently where we played our hometown in ...

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DAVE GROHL: NIRVANA 'Ripped Off' UNLEASHED Song

An early track by the Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED was the basis of an unreleased NIRVANA song that was close to appearing on the band's "With The Lights Out" box set, ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine during a recent interview. ”You know what’s funny?! I ...

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