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BRAIN DRILL: New Song Posted Online

A brand new song from Santa Cruz, California technical death metallers BRAIN DRILL entitled "Monumental Failure" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's second full-length album, "Quantum Catastrophe", which is scheduled for release on May 11 via Metal Blade Records. Commented bassist Ivan Munguia: "'Monumental ...

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ANACRUSIS To Release 'Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited'

Reunited St. Louis-based progressive/melodic thrash metal act ANACRUSIS has issued the following update: "We're finally finishing up recording the final tracks for the 'new' ANACRUSIS CD. The title of the album will be 'Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited'. The two-CD set will feature both our debut album, 'Suffering Hour', and our second release, 'Reason', ...

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WOLF, WARMACHINE, NOT FRAGILE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR

WOLF (Sweden), WARMACHINE (Canada) and NOT FRAGILE (Germany) have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 29-31, 2010 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMULANCE ANVIL CHORUS ASKA BATTLEAXE BLOODFEAST CULPRIT DER KAISER GREG LINDSTROM & FRIENDS ICON JAG PANZER ...

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MEKONG DELTA Hard At Work On New Album

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA will take time off from recording its new album to perform at the Hard Rocker Festival II, set to take place September 26, 2009 at Mega Club in Katowice, Poland. According to bassist Ralph Hubert, MEKONG DELTA's forthcoming CD, entitled "Wanderer On The Edge Of Time", will be ...

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AXXIS' 'Utopia' Lands On German Chart

"Utopia", the new album from German metallers AXXIS, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 40. This is the third highest German chart entry in the band's history. "Utopia" was released on August 28 via AFM Records. The CD was made available as a standard jewel case version with 11 new songs ...

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The Visitor - UFO

That UFO composed 35 tracks for new album "The Visitor" attests to the fact that the legendary band has no paucity of ideas. The fire still burns hot and with super axe-man Vinnie Moore on board for three albums straight now the unit — also featuring original members Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (guitars/keyboards), and ...

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THE NO-MADS To Release 'The Age Of Demise' In June

Polish thrashers THE NO-MADS will release their long-awaited third album, "The Age Of Demise", on June 6. According to a press release, the CD is "a must for fans of HOLY MOSES and aggressivenes of ARCH ENEMY. Music of THE NO-MADS is nuclear power that burns everything on its way to the ground! The sound ...

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MEKONG DELTA Confirmed For Poland's HARD ROCKER FESTIVAL

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has been confirmed for the Hard Rocker Festival II, set to take place September 26, 2009 at Mega Club in Katowice, Poland. According to a press release, fans can expect to see there at least seven traditional metal bands at the event, making Hard Rocker the only festival ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK's Collaboration With DELTA Posted Online

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM, SEBASTIAN BACH) has issued the following update: "I want to share my collaboration with Chilean metallers DELTA. I entangled myself quiete nicely in a shredding duel with Nicolas Quinteros, DELTA's keboard god on a track 'Lone Wolf' off their new album 'Crashbreaker'. That's right, me taking on a keybord ...

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ASSASSIN Confirmed For Norway's METAL MERCHANTS FESTIVAL

Reactivated German thrashers ASSASSIN have been confirmed for the Metal Merchants Festival, set to take place January 30-31, 2009 at Kanonhallen in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, January 30: ENFORCER VENDETTA PAGAN ALTAR BEEHLER MEKONG DELTA Saturday, January 31: Vesen showcase VALHALL WARNING ASSASSIN ARTILLERY HIRAX For more information, ...

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JIMI HENDRIX: 'The Making Of Electric Ladyland' Set For Release

Experience Hendrix LLC has announced the release of "At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland" DVD and companion "Electric Ladyland Collector's Edition" CD + DVD. The packages will be released on December 9 through Universal Music Enterprises coming forty years after the initial release of "Electric Ladyland", the third and final album by ...

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BALISET To Release Debut In March

BALISET, the new project featuring Greg Massi (ex-guitarist for MAUDLIN OF THE WELL and KAYO DOT), will release its debut album, "A Time For Rust", on March 17, 2009. The CD's production began in July of 2003, with sporadic sessions scattered over the last five-and-a-half years during breaks in Greg's other musical and personal responsibilities. ...

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MEKONG DELTA Announces New Singer, Drummer

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has announced the addition of vocalist Martin LeMar (TOMORROW'S EVE) and drummer Alex Landenburg (AT VANCE, ANNIHILATOR) to the group's ranks. An audio sample of Martin performing the track "Epilogue" from MEKONG DELTA's second album, "The Music of Erich Zann", is available for streaming at this ...

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Watershed - OPETH

When a band makes an ascent up that arduous ladder of success and morphs from an underground phenomenon into a household name splattered across T-shirts worn everywhere from concert venues to middle schools, there will undoubtedly be cries of "fuckin' sell-out" heard from fans who caught on at the beginning. Those accusations are likely to ...

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Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL Cancelled

The 2008 edition of the Castle Festival, which was slated to take place July 1-5 at Smederevo Fortress in Serbia, has been cancelled. According to a posting on HELLOWEEN's web site, the festival was called off due to "the political situation and local incidents in the country." The following bands were scheduled to perform at ...

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Former OUTWORLD Singer To Join DEATHRIDERS On Stage In Texas

Former OUTWORLD vocalist Carlos Zema will make a special guest appearance on stage with Neil Turbin's (ex-ANTHRAX) DEATHRIDERS when they invade Texas in June. The details are as follows: June 13 - The Vampire Lounge Dallas, Texas June 14 - The Meridian Houston, Texas DEATHRIDERS is: Neil Turbin - Vocals Dave Watson - Guitar Mike ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: New Audio Interview Available

Former ANTHRAX and current DEATHRIDERS vocalist Neil Turbin and DEATHRIDERS guitarist Dave Watson were recently interviewed by DJ Lovely Laura. To listen to chat, use the podOmatic PodCast below and click on "Neil Turbin and David Watson from Deathriders." DEATHRIDERS is: Neil Turbin - Vocals Dave Watson - Guitar Mike Guerrero - Guitar Sandy Vasquez ...

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MECHA MESSIAH Guitarist Back In The Fold

MECHA MESSIAH, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based project featuring former INFERNAL MAJESTY and current TYRANTS BLOOD vocalist Brian Langley, has issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that Mike Fezza has rejoined the band to fill the vacant guitar spot. Mike was previously in MM from 2000 till early 2003. "We would also ...

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