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AUTUMN: New Album Track-By-Track Breakdown Available

Guitarist/co-vocalist Jens van der Valk of Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN recently gave the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine a track-by-track breakdown of the band's fourth studio album, "Altitude", which will be released on February 13 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) and February 27 (rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. Read it in

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AUTUMN Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VII, set to take place October 17, 2009 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. Also scheduled to appear are UNSUN (the Polish band led by ex-VADER guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz), KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI, MIDNATTSOL and WHYZDOM. For more information, visit www.metalfemalevoicesfest.be. AUTUMN's ...

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AUTUMN: New Song Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN have posted a complete new song, "Skydancer", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's fourth studio album, "Altitude", which will be released on February 13 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) and February 27 (rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. The limited first edition will be made ...

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AUTUMN Schedules 'Altitude' CD-Release Party

Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN have scheduled a CD-release party for their fourth studio album, "Altitude", on Friday, February 13 at Tivoli-De Helling in Utrecht, Holland. The artwork for "Altitude" can be viewed below. The CD was recorded at Arno Krabman's Graveland Studio and was mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES) at Split Second Sound. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: 'Dancing Days' Book Due In February

A new book celebrates the most cherished hard rock band of all time, allowing its members to tell its own miraculous and compelling story. "Dancing Days: The Led Zeppelin Reader" — the latest title from Rock Reader Books — traces the history and evolution of one of the biggest selling and influential rock bands of ...

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KONKHRA Signs With TARGET DISTRIBUTION

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have inked a distribution and promotion deal deal with Target Distribution for the release of their sixth album, "Nothing Is Sacred". The band has also signed a publishing deal with Warner Chapell Music Denmark. Comments guitarist/vocalist Anders Lundemark: "We are happy to announce the release of our new album 'Nothing is ...

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METALLICA Looks Outside The Music Industry For Design And Branding

METALLICA worked with design company Turner Duckworth to create packaging and branding for its new album, "Death Magnetic". Turner Duckworth is better known for designing logos, packaging and visual identity systems for consumer brands like Coca-Cola and Amazon.com than for working with rock bands. With the music industry in a state of rapid change, the ...

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METALLICA's 'Death Magnetic' Arrives In UK Early?

According to various online reports (including fan accounts on METALLICA's official message board), several UK retailers — including HMV and Zavvi — have begun selling METALLICA's new album, "Death Magnetic", ahead of its September 12 official worldwide release date — presumably in response to the fact that the album was leaked in its entirety last ...

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KONKHRA Finalizing New Record Deal

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update: "It's been a while since we thought this new record of ours ['Nothing Is Sacred'] should have been out. We have been talking to a lot of labels the past six months, and we tried to turn every stone and really make the best decision moving ...

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IRON MAIDEN Guitarist's Axe Stolen In Greece

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith's new Jackson guitar was stolen after the band's show in Athens, Greece this past Saturday night (August 2). All MAIDEN fans are being asked to be on the lookout for the guitar. It will be extremely hard to get rid of as it's the only one in the world. There ...

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KEITH CAPUTO: 'Crawling' Video Posted Online

"Crawling", the new video from LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in London with director Corin Hardy, who has previously worked with such bands as THE GUILLEMOTS, MCFLY, KEANE and THE HORRORS. The song comes off Caputo's latest solo album, "A Fondness For Hometown Scars", which was ...

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KONKHRA: 'Religion Is A Whore' Video Posted Online

"Religion is a Whore", the new video from Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA, can be viewed below (produced by Anders Koch). The song comes off the group's long-awaited new album, "Nothing Is Sacred", which was re-recorded last year after the band encountered technical difficulties which forced it to scrap some of the previously completed early tracks. ...

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GOJIRA To Open For METALLICA In France

French metallers GOJIRA have been confirmed as the opening act for METALLICA on Thursday, August 14 at Grand d'Arras in Arras, France. METALLICA has not played in France since its 2004 concert at the Parc des Princes and 25,000 people are expected to attend the Arras show. This will also be GOJIRA's first live appearance ...

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GOJIRA In Writing Mode: Video Available

Having completed more than 220 shows in order to promote the acclaimed "From Mars to Sirius" album, French metallers GOJIRA are putting the finishing touches on their new material which they plan to include on their new much-anticipated full-length offering, tentatively due in the fall. The as-yet-untitled new CD will be recorded between April and ...

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GOJIRA To Enter Studio In April

Having completed more than 220 shows in order to promote the acclaimed "From Mars to Sirius" album, French metallers GOJIRA are putting the finishing touches on their new material which they plan to include on their new much-anticipated full-length offering, tentatively due in the fall. The as-yet-untitled new CD will be recorded between April and ...

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END OF LEVEL BOSS To Tour Europe In March

"Exile On Mainstream: Worship The Riff" is a new compilation featuring tracks from the wide range of bands on the Exile On Mainstream roster. Along with London-based anguish rock outfit END OF LEVEL BOSS, "Worship The Riff" includes tracks from A WHISPER IN THE NOISE, BEEHOOVER, DYSE, THE HIDDEN HAND, OSTINATO, PLACE OF SKULLS, SPITTING ...

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KONKHRA: 'Hail To The King' Video Being Planned

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA recently finished re-recording their long-awaited new album, "Nothing Is Sacred", after encountering technical difficulties which forced them to scrap some of the previously completed early tracks. Two songs from the CD — "Religion is a Whore" and "Hail to the King" — have been posted on the group's MySpace ...

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KONKHRA: Two New 'Final Mixes' Posted Online

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA recently finished re-recording their long-awaited new album, "Nothing Is Sacred", after encountering technical difficulties which forced them to scrap some of the previously completed early tracks. Two songs from the CD — "Religion is a Whore" and "Hail to the King" — have been posted on the group's MySpace ...

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OVERKILL: Updated U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary thrash metal band OVERKILL has updated its U.S. itinerary for the fall. The group's schedule is now as follows: Oct. 03 - The Amp - Elmira, NY Oct. 04 - The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Oct. 05 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA Oct. 06 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ Oct. 07 ...

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LILLIAN AXE: U.S. Schedule Updated

LILLIAN AXE has added a Jackson, MS date to its upcoming U.S. tour. The group's schedule is now as follows: Jul. 20 - The Parish - New Orleans, LA Sep. 04 - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta GA Sep. 05 - The Nick - Birmingham, AL Sep. 06 - Jesters Pub - Fayetteville, NC Sep. ...

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