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Olidous Operettas - THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Well THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS have been flattering the hell out of CARCASS and continue to do just that on their Relapse debut, "Olidous Operettas". Hey, at least they admit to it. Besides, they do a fine job of mimicking that classic goregrind sound, a style that ...

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ONSLAUGHT Guitarist Talks About Reunion Album

Back in action after 15 years of silence, U.K. thrash metal legends ONSLAUGHT have just recorded the album of their lives. Brutal, infectious and brimming with energy, "Killing Peace" is set to blow every other thrash album of the last two decades out of the water, as original members Nige Rockett (guitars) and Steve Grice ...

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The Ereyn Chronicles: Part I... - ANTHROPIA

You've got to hand it to Hugues Lefebrve (aka Hugo) for compositing such a technically accomplished, musically vibrant, and melodically memorable album. Although the 24-year old Frenchman enlisted the help of the odd guest musician and drummer Damien Rainaud, ANTHROPIA's "The Ereyn Chronicles: Part I – The Journey of the Beginnings" is his baby. With ...

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KAYSER Added To EKTOMORF European Tour

KAYSER, the Swedish band featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Spice and ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND drummer Bob Ruben, has been confirmed as direct support for EKTOMORF on their upcoming European tour beginning on February 1 and running through March 10. Also appearing on the bill is Sweden's BLINDED COLONY. KAYSER tour dates: With EKTOMORF and ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members File Lawsuit To Stop Sales Of Concert Memorabilia And Merchandise

Members of LED ZEPPELIN are among the musicians who are taking a music memorabilia web site owner to court, claiming he is illegally selling vintage recordings and memorabilia. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California against William Sagan, who operates a web site, WolfgangsVault.com, through which ...

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ARMY OF ANYONE To Headline SNOCORE TOUR

SnoCore Tour is back in 2007 with headliners ARMY OF ANYONE. The tour will kick off January 18 in Houston, TX with support from HURT and more to be announced. The first round of dates has been released and the majority will go on sale this weekend. ARMY OF ANYONE (featuring vocalist Richard Patrick from ...

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STRATOVARIUS Mainman Begins Work On INFERNOISE CD

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki (guitar) has issued the following update: "Flying today to Madrid to do the INFERNOISE [Spanish metal band] production basics. I'll be there three weeks. Thank God it's not so hot this time of the year there, otherwise it would be INFERNOISE for me. I love cold, snow and rain. Well, being ...

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TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: 'Playing With CELTIC FROST Is An Utterly Self-Destructive Curse'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "Whether enduring or permanently shattered, CELTIC FROST is synonymous with what is labeled 'my life.' Not an instant, not once, where the deeper implications, spiritual and otherwise, of CELTIC FROST's convoluted presence cease to reflect upon every aspect of my ...

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BLACK TRINITY Seeks New Vocalist

Cleveland, Ohio-based black metal band BLACK TRINITY is seeking a professional vocalist to complete its lineup. "After several failed attempts by others, we, once again, are looking for someone who possesses a strong voice with a traditional black metal sound (incorporating a unique, individualistic style)," the group writes in a press release. "He/she must be ...

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OVERCAST Will NOT Perform At STILLBORN FEST

Despite a recent announcement to the contrary, OVERCAST — the reunited Massachusetts band which features in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio and SHADOWS FALL singer Brian Fair — will **NOT** perform at the the Stillborn Fest 2006, set to take place December 30-31 at Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut. They WILL, however, ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Acoustic Version Of New Song Posted Online

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "Last Tuesday [Nov. 7], we went to WCCC Radio in Hartford, CT at 2 in the afternoon the day of show to perform three songs live, acoustic, in the studio. We did 'Little Wing' [JIMI HENDRIX cover], 'I Remember You' [SKID ROW], and the ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Vocalist Talks Label, Lineup Changes

antiMUSIC's Morley Seaver recently spoke with Jeffrey Nothing, vocalist of MUSHROOMHEAD, about the band's new record, "Savior Sorrow", and all the other changes in the band, including a new vocalist, new record company and new makeup. A couple of excerpts follow: antiMUSIC: It's been a little while since the last record, 2003's "XIII". What's happened ...

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HATESPHERE: New Album Due In April

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have issued the following update: "Home again after a fantastic tour in the U.K. with French metal hippies from GOJIRA and we are back to the writing of new material. "We have five songs ready so far that we recorded for a small pre-production this weekend. It's gonna be some heavy stuff, ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Tour Report

BRAND NEW SIN is currently in the midst of the massive Jagermeister tour with MUSHROOMHEAD, SOIL and THE AUTUMN OFFERING, which runs through the end of next month. The group has been going over extremely well each night, developing a whole new legion of BNS fanatics. Their highly acclaimed new album, "Tequila", is now available ...

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Heavy Metal Radio Promotion Company SKATEBOARD MARKETING Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

Skateboard Marketing Ltd., the self-proclaimed "North America's premiere independent radio promotion company," has announced its 15th anniversary. The company, whose specialty is hard rock and heavy metal radio promotion was founded by former PolyGram Records radio promotion executive Munsey Ricci in 1991. Ricci created the first metal department for PolyGram Records in New York, thus ...

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BLEED THE SKY Announces New Guitarist

BLEED THE SKY vocalist Noah Robinson has issued the following update: "We just want to start by thanking everyone from the bottom of our hearts for showing so much enthusiasm and interest in the guitar auditions. It was not by any means an easy decision to make, there were so many amazing guitarists sending us ...

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Triumph or Agony - RHAPSODY OF FIRE

If you were among those disappointed by BLIND GUARDIAN's streamlining of their sound this year, your luxury liner has come in. RHAPSODY OF FIRE have, if anything, gone even further off the deep end into operatic, cinematic, utterly bombastic and gaudy symphonic metal. Choirs swell, drums thunder, strings soar, and prophecies are fulfilled, to the ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: 'We Are Still Far Away From Being Signed'

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), guitarist Petter S. Freed (2 TON PREDATOR) and singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS), has posted the following message on its official web site: "So, we are still working on the lyrics for ...

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