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Apocalypsis Damnare - RIGOR SARDONICOUS

Christ, this is about as uplifting as a post-genocide funeral procession. I mean there's doom and then there is RIGOR SARDONICOUS. "Apocalypsis Damnare" is a re-recording of an album that was originally released in 1999. Original members Joseph J. Fogarazzo and Glenn Hampton got together with former EVOKEN bassist Steve Moran to perform the ceremony. ...

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AT ALL COST To Release Full-Length Debut In September

Combat Records has announced the release of the first full-length album by AT ALL COST, titled "It's Time to Decide", on September 20. The recently resurrected Combat Records is a joint venture between KOCH Records and Entertainment Services Unlimited. Austin, TX-based AT ALL COST, who previously released an EP on Fiddler Records, recorded "It's Time ...

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Booking Agent Responds To BYZANTINE's Internet 'Threat'

Booking agent Jeffrey Churchwell of Digger International has issued a response to a scathing statement posted by the band BYZANTINE (via their guitarist, Tony Rorhbough) on their official web site in which they appeared to encourage their fans to physically assault Churchwell over the removal of BYZANTINE from the lineup of this fall's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: More North American Tour Dates Announced

JUDAS PRIEST have announced more dates dor the second leg of their North American tour. Support at all shows will come from ANTHRAX except where otherwise indicated. The details are as follows: Sep. 23 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Pleasant, MI * Sep. 24 - Post Gazette Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA Sep. 25 - Riverbend ...

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American Apathy - DOPE

So I thought 2003's "Group Therapy" by DOPE was generic, nu-ish industrial-tinged donkey dung. At least it rocked hard. So maybe I was unfairly discounting this one of many second-tier MANSON/ZOMBIE modern "shock" rocker bands (I've got no problem with MARILYN or ROB, by the way). I can appreciate the middle-finger attitude and the heavy ...

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Paradise, Found - FIGHT PARIS

In a brave experiment gone horribly wrong, FIGHT PARIS' "Paradise, Found" tries in vain to be 33 minutes of sleazy rock 'n metal swagger with profanity-laced beer swillin' and hot chick chasin' lyrics. Instead, it sounds like a sub-par rock record with the wrong production, embarrassingly juvenile lyrics, and an awkward modern hardcore vibe. Typically, ...

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TESLA, Ex-MEGADETH Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Troy Luccketta (TESLA), David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), Jeff Keith (TESLA) and Frank Hannon (TESLA) are among the musicians that will lend their time and talent at a benefit concert on September 10 for Lissa Wales, an outstanding and devoted freelance drum photographer who lives in ...

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Former MUDVAYNE Bassist Resurfaces In SPRUNG Project

Former MUDVAYNE bassist Shawn Barclay has just released the first official recording from his current project SPRUNG. This marks Barclay's first publicly available recording since the release of MUDVAYNE's "Kill I Oughta", otherwise known as "The Beginning of All things to End" EP in 1997. SPRUNG's self titled LP was mastered at Alien Bean Studios ...

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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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NINE INCH NAILS Launch Special Concert Ticketing Program

NINE INCH NAILS has launched a special ticketing program for its upcoming run of U.S. tour dates. A two-tiered effort to combat ticket scalping has been put in place to help ensure that true fans have the maximum opportunity to obtain premium seating for NINE INCH NAILS concerts. Through the band's fan club ticketing and ...

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SOIL Bassist: DROWNING POOL 'Lied To Our Faces'

SOIL bassist Tim King has explained his decision to publicly slam the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" ...

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Miasma - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

People have been crowning bands as "the next AT THE GATES" almost since the day "Slaughter of the Soul" was released in 1995. Well, at the risk of shutting down the mini-industry that keeps Swedish thrash metal hopefuls striving for the goal, the heirs to that throne have finally been found — in the guise ...

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CELTIC FROST Working On 'Amazing' New Album

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "So many things are taking place here during the making of this album. Far too many things to list here, I often believe, even though this blog has been established to be utterly open and to provide a direct link ...

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ANATA Prepare To Record New Album

Swedish technical death metallers ANATA will enter StudioMega in Varberg, Sweden later this month to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Under a Stone with No Inscription". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Complete Demise", "Downward Spiral Into Madness", "The Great Juggler", "I Would Dream Of Blood" and "Disobedience Pays". A late ...

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