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Once Was Not - CRYPTOPSY

It has taken a while for Canadian death metal techsters CRYPTOPSY to get back on track after the departure of Mike DiSalvo. The last studio album was 2000's "And Then You'll Beg", after which vocalist Martin LaCroix entered the picture, lasting long enough to perform on concert LP "None so Live" and eventually departing. It ...

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Bastard Son - WATCH THEM DIE

Some records take on a personality of their own, and we attribute motives to them anthropomorphically. You'll hear someone describe an album by saying "it wants you to mosh", or "it makes you bang your head". Well, fair warning: "Bastard Son" from WATCH THEM DIE wants to punch you in the balls, over and over ...

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THE ARCANE ORDER Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Denmark's THE ARCANE ORDER. "THE ARCANE ORDER's music sounds fresh, heavy, melodic and unique. The boys are skilled musicians and excellent songwriters. We are looking forward to a great collaboration with them and a fantastic album in spring 2006," says Metal Blade Europe spokesman Andreas R. THE ...

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MASTERPLAN Singer: BEYOND TWILIGHT Leader Used My Ideas Without Permission

Rockdetector.com recently conducted an exclusive interview with MASTERPLAN/ex-BEYOND TWILIGHT vocalist Jorn Lande. When asked about his recent war of words in the press regarding his allegedly uncredited contributions to BEYOND TWILIGHT's the group's latest album, "Section X" (which features Lande's replacement, Kelly Carpenter, also of OUTWORLD), Lande said, "Finn Zierler [BEYOND ...

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Renowned Cover Artist Remembers VOIVOD's PIGGY

Renowned album-cover artist Ioannis (FATES WARNING, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DREAM THEATER, UFO, KING CRIMSON) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "In the early summer of 1989 on my second job for Mechanic Records after finishing DREAM THEATER I flew up to Montreal to meet four ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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Judge OKs EVANESCENCE Refund Deal

The Associated Press has issued the following report: A judge has approved a deal enabling people to get refunds on the EVANESCENCE album "Anywhere but Home" if they bought it at a Wal-Mart in Maryland. The agreement signed Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court partially settles a lawsuit filed by a local couple who claim ...

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of criminal thrash masterminds, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The band's Relapse Records debut, "Buried in the Front Yard", will see an October 11 release date. The Philadelphia, PA quintet administers waves of relentless energy on "Buried in the Front Yard". Spinning speed metal into gold, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's DISSECTION vs. KREATOR-esque metal ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I Told The Doctor To Go F**k Himself'

Launch Radio Networks reports: BLACK SABBATH returned to Ozzfest yesterday (Thursday, August 4) after missing several dates due to an ailing Ozzy Osbourne. The group did their full headlining set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, with Osbourne warning the crowd early on, "If my voice breaks up from time to time, ...

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FATES WARNING Editing Live DVD

FATES WARNING are currently editing a live DVD shot on February 20, 2005 in Athens, Greece. The disc, the audio for which was mixed by Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), is tentatively due before the end of the year via InsideOut Music. In other news, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos is collaborating with ex-DREAM ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Guests On ICARUS WITCH Album

Former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti has recorded a guest appearance on the upcoming full-length album from Pittsburgh traditional metal upstarts ICARUS WITCH, entitled "Capture the Magic". ICARUS WITCH have been hard at work in Eric Klinger's (PRO-PAIN) Pittsburgh studio since May recording the CD, which is said to "continue in the neo-classic, melodic metal ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, PAPA ROACH Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Irvine, Calif. Date: July 8, 2005 Attendance: 9,873 Capacity: 16,030 Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: Frontier Field City/State: Rochester, N.Y. Date: July 10, 2005 Attendance: ...

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The Fullness of Time - REDEMPTION

It's been quite a prog metal ride these past couple of weeks, what with CIRCUS MAXIMUS' "The 1st Chapter" flooring me with out-of-this-world melodies and the second release from REDEMPTION, "The Fullness of Time", reminding me of the enormous talent of main man Nicolas van Dyk. That both albums were released by Sensory says a ...

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ALL TOO HUMAN To Enter Studio In August

Texas-based progressive metallers ALL TOO HUMAN will enter the studio in August to record material for their next two CDs, the first of which is expected to surface in early 2006. A follow-up effort is tentatively due in August 2006. Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming CDs include "Juggernaut", "Cut Me", "Ruffian", and "Insurgent". ...

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MALADAPTIVE Finish Recording New EP

MALADAPTIVE, the new band featuring former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums), have finished recording their second EP, entitled "Manic Delusions". Audio samples of the tracks "Be Your Own God", "Steppin' out of the Ashes" and a full-length MP3 download of the song "Manic Delusions" are available in the ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist Slams ILL NINO: 'Enough Of The Lies'

Former ILL NINO and current SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has hit back at ILL NINO over his assertion that the band use backing tapes during their live performances and that he gave the group's lead singer, Cristian Machado, a "beatdown" after Machado allegedly "talked shit" about Rizzo's current band, SOULFLY, from the stage while on ...

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FATES WARNING Drummer Is 'Very Excited' About New Band

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on his collaborative project with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay: "This weekend Gregg Analla [vocals, ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES] will be coming to San Diego to record with Wayne and I. Everything is going very well and we should have a couple mp3's posted here ...

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QUIET RIOT Artwork Available

In the spring of 1995, a newly reformed QUIET RIOT met with artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, FATES WARNING, BIOHAZARD, UFO, SEPULTURA, DOKKEN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD) and asked him to do a painting and design the CD for their then-upcoming new album, entitled "Down to the Bone". The band wanted to use their longtime ...

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