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METALLICA Still Has Hope For Missing Fan

Two weeks after the mysterious disappearance of Virginia Tech University student Morgan Harrington, no clues or leads as to her whereabouts are known to exist — but members of METALLICA remain optimistic about the safe return of the young woman last seen at the band's October 17 concert. "We are staying positive that she will ...

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CHEVELLE: 'Jars' Video Available

"Jars", the new video from CHEVELLE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the Chicago-based trio's fifth studio album, titled "Sci-Fi Crimes", which is scheduled for release on September 1 via Epic Records. CHEVELLE spent seven weeks co-producing "Sci-Fi Crimes" with Brian Virtue (JANE'S ADDICTION, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, DEFTONES) in Nashville, Tennessee. "Sci-Fi ...

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LINKIN PARK Donates Portion Of Concert Proceeds To Typhoon Victims

LINKIN PARK is donating a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show in Taipei to benefit victims of Typhoon Morakot. Working with their nonprofit organization, Music For Relief, the band is contributing funds from this evening's concert at the Taipei Soccer Stadium to aid in the recovery effort. Typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan as a tropical storm ...

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CHEVELLE: More 'Sci-Fi Crimes' Details Revealed

Epic Records recording artists CHEVELLE will return with their fifth studio album titled "Sci-Fi Crimes" on September 1. The band's brand new single, "Jars", was the No. 1 most added track at rock radio and the single is quickly becoming one of the band's biggest hits to date entering the Top 20 after only two ...

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NEVERDICE: 'Praying In The Name Of' Video Released

NEVERDICE, a unique Finnish band combining industrial beats, metal guitars and folk accordion, has released the video for the song "Praying In The Name Of" from the group's upcoming album, due later this year. The clip was shot by Janne Tamminen in Los Angeles and features Victoria De Mare, who has been acknowledged as "Hollywood's ...

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DEFTONES Issues Update On New Album, Ailing Bassist

Sacramento's DEFTONES — whose bassist Chi Cheng is said to be "in semi-conscious state" following a November 2008 car accident — has issued the following update: "We want to take a minute and address all of you regarding Chi and our new record. "First and foremost, we are all still praying and hoping for our ...

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Side Effects Expected - CENTAURUS-A

Germany continues to impress with its technical death metal scene, or at least succeeds at finally getting a worldwide level of notoriety for it. CENTAURUS-A are no newcomers to said scene, having formed in 2000, but only releasing three demos until this first full-length album, "Side Effects Expected". The long-player is in fact made of ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Turn The Tide' Video Released

"Turn The Tide", the new video from NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new studio album, "Sanctuary", which is scheduled for release in Europe on June 5 via Frontiers Records (July 14 in the U.S.). The CD was recorded in Atlanta, ...

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TANK, PRAYING MANTIS To Team Up For U.K. Gig

The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar and original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs alongside two new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale — will team up with legendary NWOBHM act PRAYING MANTIS for a May 24 concert at The Peel ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Italy's PLAY IT LOUD FESTIVAL

Veteran New York metallers VIRGIN STEELE have been confirmed for the Play It Loud Festival, set to take place September 25-26 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, September 25: VIRGIN STEELE PRAYING MANTIS NASTY TENDENCY RENEGADE Saturday, September 26: ANGELWITCH STEVE GRIMMET'S GRIM REAPER RUTHLESS SACRED STEEL TYSONDOG ROSAE ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has set a June 5 European release date for the new studio album from NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS, entitled "Sanctuary" (July 14 in the U.S.). The CD was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of producer/engineer Andy Reilly (ASIA, THE CULT, BRUCE DICKINSON, FM, etc). "Hard ...

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Spawning the Nephilim - LORD MANTIS

Here comes the ugly again. Considering that LORD MANTIS is a Chicago band with current and former members of AVICHI, NACTHYMYSTIUM, and INDIAN, as well as the fact that über-producer Sanford Parker is involved, it should come as no surprise that "Spawning the Nephilim" isn't just another pretty face in the crowd. Dubbed blackened sludge, ...

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CENTAURUS-A: 'The Praying Mantis' Video Released

"The Praying Mantis", the new video from German technical death metal maestros CENTAURUS-A, can be viewed below. Guitarist Maik says: "The clip was shot in two days in the tower of an industrial manufacturing plant. The place, with its raw and peculiar atmosphere, was the perfect spot for it. We are very happy of the ...

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PRONG Mainman Discusses New Remix Album

James Zahn of Fangoria.com recently conducted an interview with PRONG mainman Tommy Victor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Fangoria.com: The new release coming out next month isn't PRONG's first foray into the remix realm, but it is the first full-length remix album. How did this come about? Tommy Victor: ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Checks In From The Road

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update from the "Priest Feast" tour, also featuring JUDAS PRIEST and TESTAMENT: "Sweden rocks! "Today, I woke up at 5:45am to crawl out of the bus to the Radisson SAS Scandanavia in Gothenburg, Sweden. After some additional shut-eye, I went down for brekkie and then, after answering ...

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LORD MANTIS Signs With SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS

Seventh Rule Recordings has announced the signing of Chicago's blackened sludge tribe LORD MANTIS. The band features members of Seventh Rule labelmates INDIAN and avant black metallers AVICHI, as well as an ex-member of NACHTMYSTIUM. The 'MANTIS wields a "bludgeoning sound" with "an extra layer of darkness," in the words of the U.K.'s Rock Sound ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: New Album Update

British melodic hard rock veterans PRAYING MANTIS have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Threshold of a Dream", for a tentative early 2009 release via Frontiers Records. The CD is being tracked in Atlanta, Georgia with producer/engineer Andy Reilly and it will "once again present the familiar blend of the hard rock edge ...

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JUNGLE ROT, YAKUZA, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Confirmed For KUMA'S FEST

JUNGLE ROT, YAKUZA and LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR are among the confirmed bands for the inaugural Kuma's Fest, set to take place December 20-21 at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, December 20: KONGH SAMOTHRACE INDIAN OL' SCRATCH MINSK BENEATH OBLIVION RUE GANON RABID RABBIT DRUG HONKEY ...

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