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REDEMPTION: New Album Update

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we're just about finished tracking, with only a few vocal parts, a couple ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN: Debut Album Release Date Announced

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, will release their debut album, "Slavior", on June 19 in Europe and September 26 in North America via Greece's Black Lotus Records. "Slavior" projected track listing: 01. Shatter 02. Altar 03. Another ...

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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 to Tyrants - SICK OF IT ALL

This weekend's batch of reviews is turning into a who's who of legends and journeymen. DARKTHRONE released its 12th album and IMPALED NAZARENE its ninth, and now SICK OF IT ALL not only unleashes its ninth long player (not counting EPs, splits, live recordings, etc), but also is celebrating its 20th anniversary! On "Death to ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman Comments On Ecuadorian Concert Fiasco

It was reported yesterday that DESTRUCTION's April 15 concert in Quito, Ecuador ended in total chaos after the local promoter lost control of the 2,000 fans that wanted to attend the gig in a venue that could only accommodate half of them and that didn't have a working lighting system. According to a posting on ...

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'Lords Of Chaos' Movie To Go Into Production In May

Aftenposten is reporting that "Lords of Chaos", a fiction film based on true events in the Norwegian black metal music scene in the early 1990s, will finally begin filming in Norway in May. Developed by the San Diego film company ZU33, the project's screenplay was written by Hans Fjellestad, Ryan Page and Adam Parfrey. Fjellestad ...

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FATES WARNING: 'Spectre Within' Special Collectors' Edition Artwork Available

Dangerous Age Graphics has announced a very limited edition (only twenty canvas originals!) canvas prints of FATES WARNING's "Spectre Within" artwork, hand-retouched and signed by cover artist Ioannis (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, BIOHAZARD, DEEP PURPLE, ALLMAN BROTHERS, UFO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). In the spring of 1986, progressive metal band FATES WARNING asked a young up-and-coming ...

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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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Operation: Mindcrime II - QUEENSRŸCHE

Great concept albums, such as THE WHO's "Tommy", PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" and, yes, QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime", are great because they're made up of superb songs first and foremost, which are then linked together to tell the story or provide the overall theme. Most of the songs on all of those albums can be listened ...

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HATE ETERNAL Mainman: We Are 'Alive And Stronger Than Ever!'

HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan (ex-MORBID ANGEL) has sent the following press release to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "First off, I want to say that HATE ETERNAL WILL NOT be cancelling any upcoming tour dates, PERIOD! We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone next week on the CHIMAIRA/ARCH ENEMY tour as well as seeing you loyal ...

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Kill - CANNIBAL CORPSE

Expectations are high for CANNIBAL CORPSE's 10th full-length studio release to be as heavy and twisted as anything the seminal death metal band has ever done. "Kill" easily met my expectations and should meet yours as well. Then again, the band does not make bad albums. Simply put, "Kill" is an excellent slab of vintage ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Leader JACK FROST Joins MARSHALL LAW

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the addition of SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost to the group's ranks. "Jack is no newcomer to the metal scene, having played in SAVATAGE, METALIUM, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY (with DD Verni and Tim Mallare of ...

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GAIA EPICUS Slam Former Record Label, Send Warning To Other Bands

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have gone public with their feud with their former record label, Portugal's Sound Riot Records, over the company's alleged unprofessional and dishonest treatment of their acts. A special section on the GAIA EPICUS web site features first-hand accounts from other band that are/were signed to the company regarding their dealings ...

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MARSHALL LAW Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the departure of guitarist Andy Southwell due to "personal reasons." "Andy has been a fantastic servant to the band for many years and everyone associated with MARSHALL LAW would like to thank Andy for his contribution ...

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TORCHBEARER To Release Sophomore Album In April

Swedish death/black metal band TORCHBEARER will release thier sophomore album, "Warnaments", on April 18 via Regain Records. "Warnaments" is the follow-up to 2004's "Yersinia Pestis", which was released through Metal Blade under license from Cold Records. "While the [lyrical content of the] debut dealt with the black plague and its way through medieval Europe, 'Warnaments' ...

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MARSHALL LAW Announce New Drummer

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the addition of drummer Pete Hunt to the group's ranks. "Pete hails all the way from Australia and has worked with bands such as DRAGONFORCE and GEARED 4," the group write in a press release. "He ...

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NEVERMORE, EDGUY, GOJIRA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

NEVERMORE, EDGUY and GOJIRA are the final three bands to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEYOND FEAR BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA DIO EDGUY EVERGREY FATES ...

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FATES WARNING Schedule West Coast Dates

FATES WARNING have lined up two West Coast dates prior to their appearance at the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4, 2006 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The details are as follows: May 31 - Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theater Jun. 01 - Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory Jun. 04 - Gelsenkirchen, ...

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OSI To Release Double-CD Version Of New Album

InsideOut Music has pushed back the projected release date of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) album, entitled "Free", to April 21 from the previously announced March 31. The CD will once again feature FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, with FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT ...

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Xasthur / Leviathan - XASTHUR / LEVIATHAN

First out as a vinyl-only release on Profound Lore Records (and long since sold out), this monumental split between two genre-leading U.S. black metal bands has now been released on compact disc with bonus tracks on Azentrius' (NACHMYSTIUM, TWILIGHT) Battle Kommand label. The CD may not surpass the quality standards set on the milestone efforts ...

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DIO, BEYOND FEAR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

DIO and BEYOND FEAR (the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens) have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEYOND FEAR BOLT THROWER ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Finish Mixing Debut Album

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have finished mixing the album and are very happy with the outcome. Engineer Joe Marlett has really added his touch and brought the sound ...

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MARSHALL LAW To Embark On Summer Tour

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have announced plans for a summer tour ahead of their appearance at this year's Bloodstock festival. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Aug. 23 - The Soundhaus – Glasgow, UK Aug. 26 - Snooty Fox ...

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