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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Album Title, Concept Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its twelfth studio album, "American Soldier". The concept effort, due this spring from Rhino/Atco, finds the band once again tackling some heavy subject matter, this time focusing on telling the story of war from a firsthand perspective. Singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate has ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Guest On 'Maximum Threshold' Tomorrow

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will guest on this Saturday's (October 18) edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show at 9:00 p.m. EST. "Maximum Threshold" is an Internet radio show dedicated to presenting up-and-coming hard rock bands and successful bands as well as interviews, news and music reviews. It ...

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Embracing this Deformity - DETRIMENTUM

When the subject of British metal comes up, my first thoughts are invariably ones concerning blinding insanity, teeth-rattling noisiness, and dangerous levels of psychosis. That's because over the last couple of years I've been reviewing albums by the likes of AKERCOCKE, BIOMECHANICAL, and BURNING SKIES, all acts that fit the aforementioned bill to varying degrees, ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedules Greenville Signing Session

Texas metal band DROWNING POOL will take part in a signing session tomorrow (Wednesday, May 14) between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Earshot Records (1418 Laurens Rd.) in Greenville, South Carolina. DROWNING POOL has been on the road in support of its third album, "Full Circle", which marks the recording debut of singer Ryan ...

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GROSS MISCONDUCT Inks Canadian Distribution Deal

Vancouver-based death/thrash band GROSS MISCONDUCT has signed a Canada-wide distribution deal with PHD Canada Distributing. The deal will see GROSS MISCONDUCT's debut album, "The Process Of Indoctrination", available in major retail outlets across the country, including HMV, A&B Sound, Archambault, CD Plus and Sunrise Records. "Getting this deal done represents achieving one of our primary ...

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HERMANO Announces One-Off Concert In Kentucky

American heavy blues rockers HERMANO, who feature in their ranks musical heavyweights John Garcia (KYUSS, UNIDA), David Angstrom (BLACK CAT BONE, SUPAFUZZ), Steve "Dandy" Brown (DOCK ELLIS, ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO), Chris Leathers (SUPAFUZZ), and Mike Callahan (DISENGAGE, EARSHOT), will play a one-off show on Saturday, March 29 at A1A in Lexington, Kentucky. Also scheduled to ...

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HERMANO Digs Into Deep Emotional Territory On '…Into The Exam Room'

"…Into the Exam Room", the third release from American heavy blues rockers HERMANO, will be released January 22 in North America via Regain Records. HERMANO, which features musical heavyweights John Garcia (KYUSS, UNIDA), David Angstrom (BLACK CAT BONE, SUPAFUZZ), Steve "Dandy" Brown (DOCK ELLIS, ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO), Chris Leathers (SUPAFUZZ), and Mike Callahan (DISENGAGE, EARSHOT), ...

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FEAR FACTORY, Ex-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members Collaborating On New LA'S INFIDELS Music

LA'S INFIDELS, the new band featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera alongside vocalist Dale Henderson (BEOWULF) and bassist Louichi Mayorga (ex-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HORNY TOAD, FIST OF FURY), are currently working in the studio on new tracks with Rocky George (formerly of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES). The band previously contributed the song "Earshot ...

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BOURBON FLAME: Self-Titled Debut Due This Week

Dark Essence Records has set an October 10 release date for the self-titled debut album from BOURBON FLAME, the Bergen, Norway-based band featuring members both formerly and currently involved with ENSLAVED, HADES ALMIGHTY, AETERNUS, GORGOROTH, AUDREY HORNE, I and M-ETERNAL. According to a press release, "BOURBON FLAME carry considerable musical weight and experience." The CD ...

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BOURBON FLAME Signs With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Dark Essence Records has announced the signing of BOURBON FLAME, the Bergen, Norway-based band featuring members both formerly and currently involved with ENSLAVED, HADES ALMIGHTY, AETERNUS, GORGOROTH, AUDREY HORNE, I and M-ETERNAL. According to a press release, "BOURBON FLAME carry considerable musical weight and experience." The band recently completed work on its self-titled debut album ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

Norwegian avantgarde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES, who feature in their ranks current and former members of members from SULPHUR, MALICE IN WONDERLAND, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR and ENSLAVED, are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, "The Dystopia Journals". The CD was recorded at Conclave and Earshot studios (GORGOROTH, HELHEIM, SULPHUR, DEATHCON, OCTAVIA SPERATI, etc.) in ...

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BLACK HOLE GENERATOR: Debut EP Out Now

Norwegian industrial black metal band BLACK HOLE GENERATOR — which consists of Dreggen (GRIMFIST, AETERNUS, DEATHCON, TAAKE) and Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES) — has just released its debut mini-CD, entitled "Black Karma", through Ars Magna Recordings. The CD, which features a guest appearance by Ares from AETERNUS on vocals and classical guitar, was recorded ...

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Full Circle - CHROME HELMET

On the surface, Michigan working-class heroes CHROME HELMET (named after a song by Detroit's BIG CHIEF, whose artist Mark Dancey supplies the cover here) seem like any other bunch of earnest lunkheads bashing out their quasi-original tunes in a shitty bar after a long week at their respective jobs. But step back for a second ...

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Sweden's SONIC SYNDICATE Land NUCLEAR BLAST Deal In 'Band Contest'

Swedish metal band SONIC SYNDICATE has landed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records as part of the "band contest" which was originally launched last summer. A jury consisting of the Nuclear Blast staff and representatives for such magazines as Metal Hammer (Germany, Metal Hammer (Spain), Metal Hammer (Italy), Rock Hard (France), Inferno (Finland), Scream (Norway) ...

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EARSHOT, LAST HIBERNATION Confirmed For Germany's METALLIC NOISE FESTIVAL

EARSHOT and LAST HIBERNATION have been confirmed for this year's Metallic Noise Festival, set to take place July 14-15 at Festplatz in Burgstetten-Erbstetten, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 14: 15:30-16:00 LAST HIBERNATION 16:15-16:50 IVORIE 17:05-17:40 EARSHOT 17:55-18:35 SCENES 18:50-19:30 COCKROACH 19:45-20:25 CRISIS NEVER ENDS 20:40-21:25 DAVIDIAN 21:40-22:30 DARK FORTRESS ...

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GORGOROTH, SAHG Songs Posted Online

Candlelight Records has premiered "Wound upon Wound" from GORGOROTH's forthcoming album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", and "Boundless Demise" from SAHG's forthcoming debut, "Sahg 1", at the label's official MySpace page. Splitting studio time between Lydriket and Earshot Studios, GORGOROTH's "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" is the logical next chapter for the highly decorated and ...

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