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ABDULLAH Named Cleveland's 'Best Metal Band'

Cleveland metalers ABDULLAH picked up another award for "Best Metal Band" at the 2007 Free Times Music Awards, held last night in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the band's second straight year of winning the award. They also won the "Best Metal Band" award in rival publication Scene magazine's 2005 awards. ABDULLAH is currently working on ...

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MANOWAR Wants You To Be In Its New Video

MANOWAR will shoot parts of its newest video for the song "Die for Metal" on Saturday, February 24 in Bochum, Germany, during the release party for the band's new album, "Gods of War". All fans are welcome to be part of this video. The group wants to have "an insane true metal crowd," so put ...

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Get In The Ring With MANOWAR

On Friday, February 16 at 20:15h, for the first time ever in their history, German TV station PRO7 will transmit a live boxing event called "Fight Night" hosted by famous German presenter Stefan Raab, assisted by charming German boxing world champion Regina Halmich. There's no better act than MANOWAR to participate in this warrior event ...

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MANOWAR Launches Official Blog

MANOWAR's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The Royal Artist Club has invited MANOWAR to join them on www.royalartistclub.com. Armed with four cool, new Nokia phones, the band members will now constantly be taking pictures and uploading them directly (without the use of a computer) to their own ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Eight of BLIND GUARDIAN's albums will be re-released in June to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. The LPs due to be reissued are as follows: * Battalions of Fear (1988) * Follow the Blind (1989) * Tales from the Twilight World (1990) * Somewhere Far Beyond (1992) * Tokyo Tales (1993) * Imaginations from the ...

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WITH PASSION Confirmed For CALIFORNIA METALFEST

Sacramento-based technical metalcore outfit WITH PASSION has been confirmed for this year's California Metalfest, set to take place March 31 – April 1 at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California. Also scheduled to appear are TESTAMENT, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SADUS, NECROPHAGIST, ANIMOSITY and SEVERED SAVIOR, among many others. For more information and ticket links, ...

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Finland's DAY ELEVEN To Release New Single Next Week

Finnish alternative rock/metal group DAY ELEVEN will release the first single, "Whenever You Say You Love Me", off its upcoming album on February 14. The single includes the title track (which has already garnered major airplay on Finnish radio), accompanied by two versions of the song "Dissonance Fading" (the acoustic version only being available on ...

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SAINT VITUS Tribute Album Available For Free Download

After almost seven years of waiting, "A Timeless Tale: The Tribute to Saint Vitus" will finally be available for your listening pleasure, and to sweeten the deal, the entire thing will be available for free download. The tracks will first be released a few at a time at the SAINT VITUS tribute MySpace page and ...

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MANOWAR: 'Gods Of War' Track Listing Revealed

MANOWAR has revealed the complete track listing for its tenth full-length album, "Gods of War", which is scheduled for release on February 23 in Germany (February 26 for the rest of Europe and April 3 for the USA/Canada). It is as follows: 01. Overture To The Hymn Of The Immortal Warriors 02. The Ascension 03. ...

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SIN DEALER Completing Work On New Album

SIN DEALER, the band featuring members of SEA OF GREEN, SONS OF OTIS, EDWIN and PLASMA BLAST, will be working at Q Music in Toronto over the month of February to finish vocals and guitar overdubs on the 11 new songs that were recorded last month at Escarpment Sound. Frontman Eric Kuthe says, "We’re almost ...

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RUSH: 'Classical Tribute' Due In April

Vitamin Records has set an April 3 release date for "Through the Prism: The Classical Tribute to Rush". The official press release reads as follows: "What can be said about RUSH that hasn't been said already? They have won more praise and awards for their work than can be catalogued here. One of the top-selling ...

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WITH PASSION To Release New Album In May

Sacramento-based technical metalcore outfit WITH PASSION will release its new album, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes", on May 8 via Earache Records. The CD clocks in at about 52 minutes and the track listing is as follows: 01. Pale Horse's Ride 02. Through the Smoke Lies a Path 03. What We See ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED, BURDEN OF GRIEF Confirmed For Germany's METAL BASH

LEGION OF THE DAMNED and BURDEN OF GRIEF have been confirmed for the Metal Bash open-air festival, set to take place July 27-28 in Neu Wulmstorf, Germany (near Hamburg). Also scheduled to appear are KNEIPENTERRORISTEN, V8 WANKERS, MINOTAUR, PARAGON, REIFENSTAHL, SCORNAGE, CUSTARD, POWERSLAVE, CLAUSTROFOBIA and GODS OF HATE. For more information, visit www.metalbash.de. ...

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MANOWAR: 'Gods Of War' E-Card Available

An e-card for MANOWAR's tenth full-length album, "Gods of War", has been made available at this location. The e-card contains the new album cover art, background information, new band pictures, dates for fan release parties, news about the "Virtual Release Party," an announcement for the participation in the "Royal Artist Club," and cool ...

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SIN DEALER Completes Work On New Album

SIN DEALER, the band featuring members of SEA OF GREEN, SONS OF OTIS, EDWIN and PLASMA BLAST, has finished recording tracks for its follow-up to 2004's "13" at Escarpment Sound this past weekend and will start mixing the CD the first week of February. The as-yet-untitled effort was engineered by Andrew St. George (THE WHO, ...

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SONS OF AZRAEL Signs With IRONCLAD RECORDINGS

Buffalo, NY metal band SONS OF AZRAEL has signed with Ironclad Recordings (the label formed by UNEARTH frontman Trevor Phipps). The group will enter the studio in January to record its full-length debut, tentatively due next summer. The tentative track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Trail of Flesh 02. Angel Dust 03. ...

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The Perilous Fight - HATE ETERNAL

Even the most ardent death metal fan, at least those used to a more traditional and old school variety, must bow down to the unbridled ferocity of a HATE ETERNAL show. Erik Rutan's brutal juggernaut is not for the faint of heart, as this June 4, 2006 show at The Garage in London proves. If ...

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Sagas of Iceland: The History... - REBELLION

Here's an album that probably won't get nearly the notice that it deserves. A traditional/power metal album with an in-depth concept about Viking tales will generally be very well done or fail miserably. Germany's REBELLION have accomplished the former in a big way, which is even more surprising considering that the whole Viking thing has ...

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NECRODEMON Music To Be Featured In RICHARD CHANDLER Film

NECRODEMON music will be featured in an upcoming nationally distributed film, "Sons of Perdition", directed by Richard Chandler of Boston, MA. Filming will begin in January 2007. "Sons of Perdition" is a story about how the Devil has made a deal with corrupt leaders within the church to cause a crime wave through out the ...

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IMMORTAL: 'We Can't Wait To Finally Perform For You Again'

Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have issued the following update: "Some months have passed since we announced our reunion shows and we would like to say thanks for all the fantastic feedback we have received. "Abbath and Apollyon rehearsed together last weekend, and with Horgh just back from the U.S., we will start with full ...

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