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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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DEADLY BLESSING Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

DEADLY BLESSING has been confirmed for next 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 BLACK HAWK DEADLY BLESSING DEATH SS DÉTENTE IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER NEW EDEN PRAYING MANTIS REBELLION RESISTANCE SEASONS OF ...

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SEPULTURA Frontman Checks In From Bangalore

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the fifth entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. An excerpt follows: "Day 9 - November 3, 2007 Bangalore: I started my day with the idea of wanting to see a place called Bull Temple. I read about it before and wanted to ...

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SEPULTURA Frontman Issues Another Update From India

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the third entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. It reads as follows: "Day 3 - October 28, 2007 New Delhi: It's show day and there is some time before soundcheck to see another landmark in New Delhi history. We decide to go ...

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SERJ TANKIAN's Home Has Close Brush With California Fires

The Pulse of Radio reports: Serj Tankian is one of many artists and celebrities who has a home in the Southern California area that is currently endangered by massive fires, and told a Seattle radio station on Tuesday (October 23) that his area was under orders to evacuate. But Tankian arrived in California on Wednesday ...

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Reunited DÉTENTE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited California metal band DÉTENTE has been confirmed for next 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 BLACK HAWK DEATH SS DÉTENTE IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER NEW EDEN PRAYING MANTIS REBELLION RESISTANCE SEASONS ...

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