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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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PRAYING MANTIS Working On New Album

UK rock veterans PRAYING MANTIS have commenced work on their long-awaited new studio album with the working title of "Touch the Rainbow". The CD will likely be recorded during the month of September in Atlanta, Georgia for an early 2009 release via Frontiers Records. PRAYING MANTIS' current lineup includes founding members Tino and Chris Troy ...

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HEAVEN'S BASEMENT Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

UK's HEAVEN'S BASEMENT has confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, August 15: AKERCOCKE EVILE OPETH PRIMAL FEAR SOULFLY DESTRUCTION HELLOWEEN PRAYING MANTIS SAINT DEAMON TYR Bloodstock Unsigned Stage: ANGER MANAGEMENT NECROSADISTIC GOAT ...

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UK's HARD ROCK HELL II Festival: More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for this year's Hard Rock Hell II festival, set to take place December 5-7, 2008 at Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, UK. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, December 5: Classic Rock Stage: LITMUS GLYDER BENEDICTUM BUDGIE THIN LIZZY DORO TIGERTAILZ Metal Hammer/Radio 1 Stage: HEXES CRY ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

SOULFLY has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Bloodstock Open Air festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES CLOUDSCAPE COMMUNIC CROWNING GLORY DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR ELUVEITIE EVILE GRAND MAGUS HELLOWEEN ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

UK rock veterans PRAYING MANTIS have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Bloodstock Open Air festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AKERCOCKE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES CLOUDSCAPE COMMUNIC CROWNING GLORY DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR ELUVEITIE ...

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BEEHLER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

BEEHLER, the Canadian band featuring original EXCITER members Dan Beeler (vocals, drums) Allan Johnson (bass), has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hrnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BEEHLER ...

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SKYCLAD Members To Guest On New SKILTRON Album

Kevin Ridley, Steve Ramsey and Georgina Biddle from SKYCLAD, Jonne Järvelä from KORPIKLAANI and Patrice Roques and Patrick Lafforgue from STILLE VOLK will make guest appearances on the new album from the Argentinian folk metal act SKILTRON, entitled "Beheading the Liars". The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Skiltron 02. The Beheading ...

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Reunited PICTURE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited '80s Dutch metallers PICTURE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BENEDICTUM BLACK HAWK BLAZE BAYLEY DEADLY BLESSING DEATH SS DÉTENTE IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER MORTAL SIN ...

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BENEDICTUM Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BENEDICTUM BLACK HAWK BLAZE BAYLEY DEADLY BLESSING DEATH SS DÉTENTE IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER MORTAL ...

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DARKEST HOUR, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE Members Join Forces In MAN AND WASP

MAN AND WASP — an international creative fusion featuring Shelby Cinca (FRODUS, DECAHEDRON, THE CASSETTES), Mike Schleibaum (DARKEST HOUR), and Håkan Johansson (DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, FRANTIC MANTIS) — has just self-released its debut, entited "Close the World, Open the Next". Born, recorded, produced and designed solely by its three members in an undisclosed Washington, ...

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