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Singer KORY CLARKE Quits TROUBLE

After four years and a minimal amount of touring and no record deal or album release date in sight, singer Kory Clarke (of WARRIOR SOUL fame) has decided to leave Chicago doom metal legends TROUBLE to start a new project with guitarist Russ Strahan (PENTAGRAM, LAND OF DOOM) called THE BONES OF CHILDREN. "This metal ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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CANCER BATS: New Album Details Revealed

Canadian metallers CANCER BATS will release their fourth full-length album, "Dead Set On Living", in the U.S. on April 24 via Metal Blade Records. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, the CD brings yet another dimension to the BATS' menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock. "We're so ...

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LOCK UP's SHANE EMBURY To Sit Out U.S. Tour; DAN LILKER To Step In

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. LOCK UP bassist Shane Embury will be unable to make the trek and will be temporarily replaced by Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., VENOMOUS CONCEPT). "It's ...

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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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