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EYES OF FIRE: New Album Title Announced

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have reportedly set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, NORMA JEAN). The drums and bass were tracked at ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drummer Injured In Fight

Oak Park thrash metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER were forced to cancel band practice last Friday after drummer Zach Gibson's involvement in alcohol-fueled fisticuffs outside of a small party at his Taylor home. According to Zach, 19, a drunken man, whom he had never met, was making inappropriate advances toward Zach's significant other. It was ...

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NILE Complete Work On New Music Video

NILE have completed work on the first music video from their acclaimed new album, "Annihilation of the Wicked". The video, for the song "Sacrifice Unto Sebek", was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia by director Chad Rullman (MASTODON's "March of the Fire Ants", THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features NILE performing inside an ...

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HATE ETERNAL: 'I, Monarch' To Be Made Available In Different Formats

HATE ETERNAL's new album, "I, Monarch", will be released in multiple formats on June 28 (one day earlier internationally) via Earache Records. The available formats are as follows: * Regular CD: Featuring amazing artwork from Paul Romano (MASTODON) in a deluxe gold print booklet * Limited-edition slipcase CD w/poster: Strictly limited CD version housed in ...

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YAKUZA: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Chicago's experimental hardcore/metal band YAKUZA have finalized the track listing for the follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed CD "Way of the Dead" (Century Media). Entitled "Samsara", the CD was recorded at Volume studios (PELICAN, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) in Chicago with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, MASTODON, PEARL JAM) and features a wide variety of musical guests, including ...

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NASUM: 'Grind Finale' Compilation Progressing Well

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The picture discs are under production right now. I've been in contact with GMR Music and they will release the first three albums during the summer starting with 'Helvete' June 20. I'm still not sure how these will be sold, ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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WICKED WISDOM Confirmed For OZZFEST's Second Stage

According to Ozzfest.com, WICKED WISDOM — the five-piece band featuring actress Jada Pinkett Smith (wife of Will Smith) — has been confirmed as the final "mystery act" on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. The band, which includes "Pocket" on guitar, "Rio" on bass, Cameron Graves on keys, Satnam Ramgotra on drums, and Jada ...

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COMBAT RECORDS To Relaunch

KOCH Records has announced the relaunch and resurrection of the classic Combat Records label brand, the birthing place of hard rock and hard core titans like VENOM, EXODUS, MEGADETH, POSSESSED, C.O.C., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL and many more. The new venture will focus on developing new bands and providing them with a home that ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Second New Jersey Date Announced

Ozzfest 2005 has scheduled a second date at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 27. The travelling festival had previously announced a July 26 date at the same location. The complete itinerary is now as follows: Jul. 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Jul. 17 - Hartford, ...

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The Perfect Moment - LOSA

Expecting another metalcore outfit plundering Swedish riffs and singing like canaries in the chorus? Think again — behind this enigmatic artwork lies one mindfucker of a hybridized, mutated metal masterpiece! LOSA twist and turn psychotically as this CD (one album-length movement, reportedly played from start to finish in their live show) veers through churning, stuttering ...

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It's Official: GIZMACHI Added To OZZFEST's Second Stage

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on May 1, upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by ...

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IN FLAMES Upgraded To OZZFEST's Main Stage

According to Ozzfest.com, IN FLAMES have been upgraded to a main-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest. The Swedish band will open the proceedings on the main stage, where they are scheduled to go on right before BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: BLACK SABBATH IRON MAIDEN MUDVAYNE ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Music Available For Download

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted two songs from their upcoming sophomore album at their official web site. "They are unmastered and the final product will have slightly different production qualities than what you hear now," reads a post on the group's web site. Check out the tracks "Blood (This Consumes You)" (

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Clients - THE RED CHORD

Much like the anticipation built up for UNEARTH's "The Oncoming Storm", the hype machine has been firing on all cylinders for THE RED CHORD's "Clients", and deservedly so. "Clients" is a tough and interesting, hardcore-infused, grindcore-based, and death metal spattered monster that's been given a taut, muscular production courtesy of both the mighty Zeuss and ...

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METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS Awards: Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2005 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the U.K.'s most prestigious rock and metal awards ceremony, were announced on Wednesday (April 20). On Monday, June 13, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods will relocate to the heartland of London's rock mecca, the London Astoria, for its third annual honors ceremony. Organized by Metal Hammer ...

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HATE ETERNAL Set Release Date For 'I, Monarch'

Floridian extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have completed work on their third album, "I, Monarch", due on June 28 via Earache Records (one day earleir internationally). "I, Monarch" was recorded and mixed by HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, INTO THE MOAT) at his own Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM) ...

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MUDVAYNE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

MUDVAYNE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 11-12 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The complete festival billing is as follows: Saturday, June 11: IRON MAIDEN SLAYER LACUNA COIL OBITUARY STRAPPING YOUNG LAD DRAGONFORCE MASTODON MUDVAYNE EVERGREY Sunday, June 12: MÖTLEY CRÜE ...

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