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TWELFTH GATE: Reunion Show Announced

Chicago-based progressive thrash band TWELFTH GATE has reunited with original singer Scott Huffman and guitarist Rich Knight. The group's comeback show will take place on Saturday, December 10 at Reggie's Rock Club (17+ event) in Chicago. Rounding out the live lineup will be original bass player Rob Such, original live rhythm guitarist Gabe DeLaurie, and ...

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THRESHOLD Begins Recording New Album

British progressive metallers THRESHOLD have entered Thin Ice Studios (DRAGONFORCE, PENDRAGON) in Surrey, England to begin recording their ninth album. "We've got about 75 minutes of music at the moment so there's plenty to do," said keyboard player Richard West, who is producing the CD alongside guitarist Karl Groom. "I'm very pleased with the way ...

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Members of ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, GUNS N' ROSES, FEAR FACTORY Discuss 'Van Halen II'

In the latest episode of the "Mars Attacks" podcast, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Gene Hoglan (FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK, TESTAMENT), Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND), Chris Poland (MEGADETH), Alan Tecchio (HADES) and others discuss "Van Halen II". The podcast forms part of the latest "Classic Albums" column featured on the Mars Attacks radio web site. The podcast ...

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SCARLET RECORDS Launches BAKERTEAM Imprint

Scarlet Records has created and launched its own partner label, Bakerteam Records, which aims in discovering and offering support to the best talents of the hard rock and heavy metal international scene. The new label will benefit from all the distribution channels and promotional tools that have made Scarlet one of the most established labels ...

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DAMIAN WILSON Retrospective Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

British singer Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, LANDMARQ, AYREON) has revealed the artwork and track listing for his upcoming compilation album, "I Thought The World Was Listening. 1997-2011", to be released on October 28. The 31-track, two-disc set features remastered tracks from throughout Wilson's solo career, re-recorded versions of important songs and previously unreleased new material. Disc ...

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NECRODEATH To Release 'Idiosyncrasy' In October

Italian black/thrash metal veterans NECRODEATH will release their brand new album, "Idiosyncrasy", in October via Scarlet Records. This new effort is arguably the band's most challenging so far, both musically and lyrically, consisting in one single, 40-minute-long track which sums NECRODEATH's musical approach without necessarily trying to sound "progressive." Drummer Peso has once again written ...

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INTENSE Signs With PURE LEGEND RECORDS

U.K. metallers INTENSE have inked a deal with Pure Legend Records. The band's third album, "Shape Of Rage", was once again recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) at the helm. Commented the label: "With INTENSE, we are proud to have another high-level band at Pure Legend Records combining outstanding songwriting with superb ...

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MAIDEN UNITED: Performance Footage, Video Interview Available

Video footage of Former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen performing with MAIDEN UNITED the IRON MAIDEN tribute project which plays classic MAIDEN songs in new acoustic arrangements on August 2, 2011 at Little Devil in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. Also available is a video interview with MAIDEN UNITED conducted by

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HASTE THE DAY: Live Album Details Revealed

Indiana-based Christian metalcore band HASTE THE DAY will release a live album, "Haste The Day Vs. Haste The Day", on September 13 via Solid State Records. The LP, which features members both past and present, spans the band's catalogue of six releases and nearly 10 years. "Haste The Day Vs. Haste The Day" was recorded ...

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More Details Revealed About Ex-THRESHOLD Singer's Passing

Andrew "Mac" McDermott, the former lead singer of U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD, passed away in England on Wednesday, August 3. He succumbed to kidney failure after spending four days in a coma. He was only 45 years old. McDermott had "serious health problems" in the months leading up to his death, according to a June ...

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Former THRESHOLD Singer ANDREW 'MAC' MCDERMOTT Dies

Andrew "Mac" McDermott, the former lead singer of U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD, reportedly passed away in England yesterday (Wednesday, August 3). A condolences page has been launched at this location. McDermott had "serious health problems" in the months leading up to his death, according to a June 2011 statement from the German melodic ...

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THRESHOLD Frontman To Release Best-Of Compilation

THRESHOLD/HEADSPACE frontman Damian Wilson, who has also worked with STAR ONE, AYREON and MAIDEN UNITED, will release "I Thought The World Was Listening. 1997-2011" on October 28. This retrospective will span two CDs and feature remastered tracks from throughout Wilson's solo career, re-recorded versions of important songs and previously unreleased new material. "I Thought The ...

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THRESHOLD To Resume Work On New Album

U.K.-based progressive metallers THRESHOLD are preparing to return to the studio to resume work on the follow-up to 2007's "Dead Reckoning" for a 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is once again being recorded at Thin Ice Studios in the U.K. with producers Karl Groom and Richard West. "Dead Reckoning" enjoyed chart success ...

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In Grisly Rapture - REVOLTING

Now he's done it. Ubiquitous death metal composer/player Rogga Johansson (DEMIURG, THE GROTESQUERY, BONE GNAWER, BANISHED FROM INFERNO) has gone and made REVOLTING not only his flagship project, but with "In Grisly Rapture" — the trio's third — he has made what is will end up one of the better Swedish melodic (in a Stockholm ...

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POWERWORLD Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

German melodic metal band POWERWORLD, the brainchild of former FREEDOM CALL and MOON'DOC bassist Ilker Ersin, has parted ways with singer Andrew "Mac"McDermott (SARGANT FURY, THRESHOLD) and has replaced him with Michael Bormann (pictured below). Commented POWERWORLD in a statement: "The band played on the last tour with AXEL RUDI PELL with Michael Bormann on ...

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BLOODBOUND Bassist Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

Bassist Anders Broman of Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND was interviewed on the May 21, 2011 edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. BLOODBOUND's fourth album, "Unholy Cross", entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 50. The CD was released on March 18 ...

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LOUDBLAST: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Frozen Moments Between Life And Death", the new album from French metallers LOUDBLAST, is available for streaming in its entirety at link textVS-webzine.com. The CD is being released on April 18 via XIII Bis Records. It is available in Germany, Austria, Benelux, Switzerland, Spain, U.K. and Ireland. "Frozen Moments Between Life And Death" ...

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