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Maryland Deathfest – The Movie II - Various Artists

You lapped up "Maryland Deathfest: The Movie" like a parched dog. Now you've got the second installment to quench that thirst. Maryland Deathfest has turned into the premier extreme music event in North America, each year coming with more rabid anticipation than the last. You can hear it from the excited comments of attendees and ...

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER's 'Suffer No Guilt' To Be Reissued

THE GATES OF SLUMBER's "Suffer No Guilt" album will be reissued in a glorious six-panel, matte-finished digipak through Deep Send Records. THE GATES OF SLUMBER should be a household name to all lovers of true doom metal. To the uninitiated, their magnum sophomore album, "Suffer No Guilt", is the perfect place to start your journey. ...

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VENOM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE DANKO ...

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MTLEY CRE's Fourth Announcement Clue Revealed

MTLEY CRE will make a "big announcement" during an appearance on tonight's (December 1) edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight", the nightly hourlong show that replaced "Larry King Live" on CNN in January. Tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific to see it. Until then, the band is revealing some clues. The fourth one can ...

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MTLEY CRE's Third Announcement Clue Revealed

MTLEY CRE will make a "big announcement" during an appearance on this Thursday's (December 1) edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight", the nightly hourlong show that replaced "Larry King Live" on CNN in January. Tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific to see it. Until then, the band is revealing some clues. The third one ...

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MTLEY CRE's Second Clue Revealed

MTLEY CRE will make a "big announcement" during an appearance on this Thursday's (December 1) edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight", the nightly hourlong show that replaced "Larry King Live" on CNN in January. Tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific to see it. Until then, the band is revealing some clues. The second one ...

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NIKKI SIXX Offers MTLEY CRE Big-Announcement 'Hint'

MTLEY CRE will make a "big announcement" during an appearance on this Thursday's (December 1) edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight", the nightly hourlong show that replaced "Larry King Live" on CNN in January. Tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific to see it. Until then, the band is revealing some clues. The latest hint ...

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France's HELLFEST: More Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, DEVILDRIVER and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ACID KING ALCEST ALL FOR NOTHING ALL PIGS MUST DIE ALPHA TIGER AMENRA AMON AMARTH ANAAL ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE ...

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PILGRIM Signs With POISON TONGUE RECORDS

PILGRIM, the three-piece doom metal band from Rhode Island, has inked a deal with Poison Tongue Records, the label of vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL. PILGRIM's debut album, "Misery Wizard", will be released in Europe on January 30, 2012 through Poison Tongue's distribution deal with Metal Blade Records. Comments PILGRIM: ...

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SACRED REICH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reactivated Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE DANKO ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Gets 'Die Hard' Tattoo In Brazil; Video Footage, Photo Available

Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD) and Jeff Rouse (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED) were tattooed by Roger Marx of Estdio Nimbus shortly after DOWN and DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED's performances at this year's edition of the SWU Music And Arts Festival on Monday, November 14 in Paulnia, So Paulo, Brazil. Anselmo's ...

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LOCK UP Announces North American Headlining Tour With GOATWHORE

Extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP will embark on its first-ever North American headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from GOATWHORE and STRONG INTENTION. Originally formed by Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) and Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER) to blast out the most caustic, ...

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SYMPHONY X Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

New Jersey progressive metallers SYMPHONY X have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Slvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLUE YSTER CULT BONAFIDE ...

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Fans Riot After METALLICA's Gurgaon Gig Gets Postponed (Video)

METALLICA's first-ever concert in India, which was scheduled to take place tonight (Friday, October 28), in Gurgaon has been postponed until tomorrow evening as a result of technical issues. According to local media reports, a surge of people caused the barricades at the venue to collapse earlier this evening, with some fans gaining access to ...

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When the Screams Come - PENTAGRAM

"It's by the grace of God that I'm alive at all", states iconic vocalist Bobby Liebling during the 10-minute interview segment of "When the Screams Come", the first DVD in PENTAGRAM's storied 40-year history. Clean, sober, and sincerely grateful for the fans that kept believing and the loved ones that helped put him on the ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Florida-based melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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ATHEIST Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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PENTAGRAM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Doom metal legends PENTAGRAM have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE Completes Work On New Album

Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE has completed work on its fifth album, "Pentagram", for a late 2011/early 2012 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was once again produced by guitarist Henrik Flyman and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN, HELLOWEEN) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark. The track listing for the CD is as ...

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MEGADETH To Headline Mexico's HELL AND HEAVEN Metal Festival

MEGADETH will headline the Hell And Heaven Metal Fest, set to take place on Saturday, November 19 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Billed as "the only open-air metal festival in Mexico," the event will feature 57 bands performing on four stages in front of an expected audience of 20,000. Confirmed international artists: MEGADETH (USA) OVERKILL (USA) FEAR ...

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LOCK UP Drummer NICK BARKER: New Video Interview

Hectic Case conducted an interview with Nick Barker (LOCK UP, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) after the BENEDICTION concert at the Eisenwahn Festival, not far from Frankfurt, Germany, on July 29. He speaks about the death of guitar player Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK UP); the reformation of BENEDICTION thanks to the invitation ...

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NOCTUM Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Swedish occult rockers NOCTUM. NOCTUM was formed in September 2009 by Tobias Rosn (bass), David Indelf (vocals/guitar) and Gustaf Heinemann (drums) during the growing of the globally well-known classic rock scene inspired by the late '60s and '70s. After a short while Per Wikstrm (guitar) came along. ...

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