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SWORN ENEMY Guitarist Comments On 'Maniacal'

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY will release its new album, "Maniacal", in North America in February 2008 via Century Media Records (November 12, 2007 in Europe). The CD was produced by Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING) and Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY), who took a very hands-on approach to this album. "Maniacal" ...

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SWORN ENEMY To Release 'Maniacal' In November

Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY will release its new album, "Maniacal", in Europe on November 12 via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING) and Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY), who took a very hands-on approach to this album. "Maniacal" takes SWORN ENEMY's sound to new ...

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Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked - ICED EARTH

A guy like Jon Schaffer hasn't survived twenty years of lineup changes and a tooth-and-claw battle for survival in the music industry by being unsure of himself. As the profile of ICED EARTH has slowly increased over the years, he has finally reached a plateau where he can tackle a project ambitious enough to make ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Songwriting For Next Album Nearing Completion

California's traditional melodic metal band CRESCENT SHIELD, which features the talents of former DESTINY'S END guitarist Dan DeLucie and former ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, is nearing completion of songwriting for its sophomore record. The as-yet-untitled album "promises the same high quality songwriting, tight musicianship, and true metal spirit as their worldwide critically acclaimed debut 'The ...

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RACER-X Guitarist BRUCE BOUILLET To Release First Solo Album

Hot off a tour in Japan , and just returning from the G3 U.S./Canada tour (featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert), guitarist Bruce Bouillet of the BOTTOM DWELLERZ, RACER-X, THE SCREAM, EPIDEMIC, BIG SIR and DC-10 fame announces the release of his first solo album, "Unspoken". For the past 21 years, guitar virtuoso, ...

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CAUGHT IN A TRAP: 'Driven' Video Posted Online

New York hardcore heavyweights CAUGHT IN A TRAP have released their video for the song "Driven", off of their debut release, "Rats Get Fat". The clip was filmed and produced by Blake Farber (OLDE YORK) at Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, New York and features three-time Golden Gloves champion Will Rosinsky. Watch the video ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Checks In From OZZFEST

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has issued the following update: "It's been a while since I checked in and I wanted to let everyone know that Ozzfest has been absolutely amazing and we can not thank everyone enough. "This is our fifth time on Ozzfest and we all agree that this year is by far the ...

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ANTHEM: 'Immortal' CD To Receive European Release This Fall

Veteran Japanese metallers ANTHEM will release their latest CD, "Immortal" (2006), in Europe late September/early October on France's Replica Records. In France as well as in Germany, U.K., Netherlands and several other countries, the initial version of the LP will be available together with the "Anthem 20th Anniversary Tour 2005" bonus DVD. "Immortal" CD track ...

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Italy's ALEPH And SOWN To Release New Albums In July

On July 6, Fuel Records will release the latest albums from two promising Italian metal bands: progressive metallers ALEPH with "In Tenebra" and the nu-metal outfit SOWN with "Downside". According to a press release, "In Tenebra" is ALEPH's debut album which was released on the Italian market exclusively at the end of 2006. The band's ...

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CAUGHT IN A TRAP Lines Up East Coast Dates

Queens, New York hardcore outfit CAUGHT IN A TRAP has lined up a number of gigs as it prepares for the release of its debut album, "Rats Get Fat". Show dates include separate bills with New York hardcore legends MADBALL, SUBZERO and MURPHY'S LAW. "Rats Get Fat" was recorded and produced by the legendary Don ...

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IGNITE: 'Our Darkest Days' Tour-Edition CD To Surface In April

IGNITE's upcoming European tour will be accompanied by a relaunch of their acclaimed album "Our Darkest Days". The limited tour-edition will be available for a fan-friendly price and will include two bonus tracks ("Last Time" and "Bleeding"), a video clip ("Bleeding") and alternate artwork. "Our Darkest Days – Limited Tour Edition" will be released in ...

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War of Attrition - DYING FETUS

This is going to be a short review. If you know American death metal, and you're not retarded, you know DYING FETUS. If you know them, you know they were arguably the hardest-working band in American death metal for years, culminating in a deal with Relapse and 2000's "Destroy the Opposition" — an album that ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Discusses Stripping Down 'November Rain'

"Chinese Hypocrisy", the latest release by TributeAlbums.com, features a beautifully stripped down acoustic rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "November Rain" performed by current QUIET RIOT/HOOKERS N' BLOW guitarist Alex Grossi, along with vocalist Zoli Teglas of California punk outfit IGNITE, and Finland's Marko Pukkila of ALTARIA. Grossi recently had a chance to sit ...

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IGNITE: European Tour Postponed

West Coast conscious hardcore champions IGNITE have postponed their previously announced European tour with DEATH BY STEREO and BURN THE 8 TRACK. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We are very sad to announce that our upcoming European tour from February 15 - March 10 is going to be postponed. Our ...

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IGNITE: European Tour Dates Announced

West Coast conscious hardcore champions IGNITE will team up with DEATH BY STEREO and BURN THE 8 TRACK for a European tour beginning mid-February. Commented IGNITE bassist Brett: "We are really excited about our upcoming headlining club tour in February with our friends in DEATH BY STEREO. The tour will support the re-launch of our ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tribute 'Chinese Hypocrisy' To Arrive This Week

Members of QUIET RIOT (USA), IGNITE (USA), ALTARIA (Finland), DUST N' BONES (Hungary), HOLLYWOOD ROSE (Italy), PEANUT M (Canada) and EMERALD MONKEY (USA) are among the musicians that appear on "Chinese Hypocrisy - N' International Tribute to Guns N' Roses", due on December 16 via TributeAlbums.com. The track listing is as follows: 01. "Get In ...

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The Last of My Kind - CRESCENT SHIELD

We need more discs like CRESCENT SHIELD's "The Last of My Kind" to remind us of the classic metal sound of old and just how refreshing it can be in this metalcore-saturated world. The Los Angels band, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Daniel DeLucie and ex-ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, unleashes 50 minutes of riffs, solos, galloping ...

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