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ACCEPT: No Reunion CD Or DVD Planned

The management of U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has issued a statement refuting reports that the previously announced ACCEPT reunion may lead to U.D.O.'s break-up. According to the management, the upcoming ACCEPT reunion is not a proper "reunion" per se, but is rather an opportunity for some of the ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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DARKSIDE Complete Basic Tracks For New Album

Wolf, vocalist of the long-running Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE, has issued the following update on the group's current activities: "We have finished our first studio period for 'Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void' a few days ago and all I can say is that it sounds very promising. We have recorded most of ...

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ANDREW W.K.: Live Show Announced

ANDREW W.K. and his band will be playing a live concert on November 12, 2004 in Bellingham, Washington. The show will take place at Western Washington University in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The show starts at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $11 (students) or $14 (general), available at the PAC Box Office. Call for more ...

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ANDREW W.K. Begins Recording New Album: Studio Photos Available

ANDREW W.K. has entered the studio to begin recording his third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The new songs are building to an even higher level of power and exaltation!!!" reads a posting on Andrew's web site. "Radiance, resplendence, and richness will coarse through every moment of every flourishing grandstand! Effulgence will surge ...

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PANTHEON I: Limited-Edition Single Now Available

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), are currently selling a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single via their official web site. The single — which includes the tracks "Is This A Prophecy?" and "Transparent" — is available in a ...

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MOONSPELL: DVD Details Revealed, New Demo Completed

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have set "Lunar Still" as the title of their upcoming DVD, tentatively due in early 2005. The disc is currently in the planning stage and is expected to include four main sections/chapters: - MOONSPELL live in Katowice, Poland (2004, "Antidote" tour) - MOONSPELL live in various locations (select cuts recorded betweeen 1993 ...

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KAI HANSEN To Perform HELLOWEEN Set With STORMWARRIOR

German power metallers STORMWARRIOR will be joined by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" set during the "after-party" for the "34 000 Ton Metal Cruise" on September 25 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also set to perform at the after-party is Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE. Tickets for ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE To Begin Mixing New Album

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE mastermind Tomer Pink has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "After nearly two months of intense recordings we finally finished the tracking and will be starting mixing this weekend with Grammy award[-winning] producer Neil Kernon at the RaxTrax studios in Chicago. "It is almost impossible for ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Mob' Movie Producers Looking For Extras

Producers for the mob movie "10th & Wolf", starring Val Kilmer and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, are seeking extras before the movie begins filming Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh, PA, according to the Pittsburgh Gazette. They still need another 200 Italians, or people who look Italian, teenage and older, producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis said. The ...

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SKYCLAD Confirmed For 34 000 TON METAL CRUISE

SKYCLAD are the final band confirmed for the "34 000 Ton Metal Cruise", set to take place September 24-25 on board of the third generation car ferry "Silja Festival" (photo). The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH HYPOCRISY SKYCLAD TAD MOROSE TANKARD WOLF For information on how to book ...

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EYEHATEGOD Song Featured In New Movie

EYEHATEGOD's track "Serving Time In the Middle of Nowhere" will appear in the upcoming Paramount film entitled "Without A Paddle", starring Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and Dax Shepard. The song will be played for 35 seconds on a boom box in a scene where some backwoods country boys are gutting catfish. The movie is being ...

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Producer: MEGADETH's 'Die Dead Enough' Not Featured In 'Saw' Movie

Contrary to the information contained on a Sanctuary Records "one-sheet" released to retail outlets to promote the upcoming MEGADETH album "The System has Failed", the band's brand-new single, "Die Dead Enough", will NOT be featured in the forthcoming Lion's Gate horror film "Saw". "Yes, we were talking to [MEGADETH leader] Dave Mustaine and his managers ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Blessed And The Damned' Collection Due In August

Century Media Records has set an August 10 North American release date for the upcoming ICED EARTH "greatest hits" collection, entitled "The Blessed And The Damned". This double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian fantasy artist Leo Hao (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH) ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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TOMMY LEE The Movie Star?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming movie "10th & Wolf". The film, a Mafia tale about a South Philadelphia family, is scheduled to begin shooting in Pittsburgh in September. "10th & Wolf", directed by Robert Moresco, will star Val Kilmer and Freddie Prinze Jr. ...

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OVERLORDE To Begin Recording New Album

American power metal band OVERLORDE will enter Trax East studios in South River, NJ on July 25 to begin recording their debut CD for Cult Metal Classics Records, titled "Return of the Snow Giant". Engineering the recording and mixing sessions will be by Eric Kvortek and Eric Rachel, respectively. The sessions are also being video-documented ...

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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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CROWBAR: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Several photos of the new CROWBAR lineup performing live at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany Monday night (June 28) have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Metal-Inside.de). As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK ...

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KINGDOM COME: 'Perpetual' Samples Posted Online

KINGDOM COME have set an August 30 release date through Frontiers Records for their new album, "Perpetual". "Taking the formula that made KINGDOM COME a household name during the late 1980s and mixing it with fresh production elements and some of [mainman Lenny Wolf's] strongest songwriting to date, 'Perpetual' will be a surefire pleasure for ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Delayed Until 2005?

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has told Germany's Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Life's Blood For ...

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