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ANGRA Guitarist Signs With BOOSWEET RECORDS

Boosweet Records CEO and President Vernon Neilly has signed the international rock guitar virtuoso Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA). Boosweet Records will release Kiko's products in the USA, Canada, Australia, South and Central America; with the exception of the guitarists home country Brazil. The deal provides Boosweet Records all of the digital rights to Kiko's music internationally. ...

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MACHINE CALLED MAN Announces New Drummer

MACHINE CALLED MAN, the San Francisco-based band which features in its ranks current and former members of IMAGIKA, JUNGLE ROT and TRAMONTANE, has announced the addition of drummer Ramon Ochoa (ex-TOTAL ECLIPSE, DOWN FACTOR) to the group's ranks. MACHINE CALLED MAN is completing the writing process for the follow-up to its latest CD, "2.004", and ...

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CELTIC FROST Schedules Sydney In-Store Appearance

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST will take part in an in-store signing session in Sydney, Australia at Utopia Records on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. After touring Europe extensively on the band's first release in 13 years, "Monotheist", the group chose Australia as the finale to this monstrous trek. Commented mainman Tom G. ...

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GREAT WHITE: New Album Samples Available

Frontiers Records has set an August 31 European release date ror the new album from the reunited original lineup of GREAT WHITE, entitled "Back to the Rhythm". The CD will be issued in a lavish digipack edition on with the following track listing: 01. Back to the Rhythm 02. Here Goes My Head Again 03. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Issues Update

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted a lengthy new message on his official web site. An excerpt follows: "My daughter's album, 'Red Handed', is now officially available and I encourage anyone and everyone to buy it. It goes without saying in way because she's family but I am genuinely impressed with her singing and ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have inked a European deal with Massacre Records for the release of their new album, "Doomsday X". Due on August 24, the CD was recorded and engineered at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida by longtime friend and producer (and sometimes session member) Gus Rios, and is said ...

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SAXON: More European Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal veterans SAXON have lined up the following tour dates: Jun. 02 - SWI Winterthur Spirit Of Rock Festival Jun. 29 - GER Dischingen Rock am Härtsfeldsee Aug. 02 - GER Wacken Wacken Open Air Aug. 11 - GER Balve Rock am Schloß Sep. 14 - GER Nürnberg Löwensaal Sep. 15 - F ...

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SAXON: New Podcast Available

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has uploaded a new video podcast from a hotel room in Glasgow (also featuring a live snippet from Gothenburg, Sweden). Download the video file at this location (43 MB). In other news, Noizz Eater magazine has posted photos taken at SAXON's May 19, 2007 concert in Glasgow. View the ...

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STATIC-X: U.K. Dates Announced

STATIC-X has scheduled several U.K. dates in June. They are as follows: June 24 - Carling Academy - London June 25 - Manchester University - Manchester June 26 - Cathouse Nightclub - Glasgow June 27 - Birmingham Academy - Birmingham STATIC-X's latest CD, "Cannibal", shifted more than 30,000 copies in the U.S. in its first ...

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FIREWIND To Co-Headline PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival

Greece's FIREWIND has been confirmed as the co-headliner of the ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place November 9-10, 2007 at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark. Commented FIREWIND guitarist Gus G.: "We"re very excited to be a part of this great festival and also about returning to Scandinavia. Last time we played at The Rock ...

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Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation - THORNAFIRE

I swear, the death metal warriors in Latin America and Eastern Europe almost always get it right. This time the album that knocks the earth off its axis is "Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation" by Chile's THORNAFIRE. It is yet another example of Ibex Moon head honcho and INCANTATION main man John McEntee's ear for true, old ...

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LORDI: New Video Features Available

The Associated Press and Time Out New York have posted online feature interviews with Finland's monster rock 'n' roll band LORDI, where the band discusses its new album, playing North America for the first time and winning the Eurovision Song Contest. To watch The Associated Press segment, click here. Time Out New York's ...

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KILGORE Reunion Scheduled For This Month

1990s Providence metal band KILGORE (a.k.a. KILGORE SMUDGE) will reunite with original members Jay Berndt, Brian McKenzie, Bill Southerland, and Jason "Smitty" Smith on May 19 at Jake's Bar in Providence, RI. The show is a benefit called "Fight to Remember" and all proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and ...

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ARMY OF ANYONE Drummer To Play On GOADED Album

Former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G has issued the following update: "I've written many songs for the GOADED project; so far there's seven with vocals with six more in the works... I'm very happy with Jason's [Witte] vocals and vibe... Ray Luzier [ex-DAVID LEE ROTH] will be doing the drum tracks while he's got some time ...

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RAGE: Photos From Moscow Concert Posted Online

Russia's Darkside e-zine has uploaded a number of photos of German power metallers RAGE performing last night (Friday, April 27) in Moscow with the the Belarus symphonic orchestra (Lingua Mortis Orchestra). Check out the pictures at this location. RAGE's setlist for the performance was as follows: 01. Overture 02. From The Cradle To ...

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MANNTIS Joined By Ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION Drummer

Vocalist Jake Sirokman of the Southern California quintet MANNTIS has issued the following update: "We would like to take the opportunity to welcome drummer, Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE), to the MANNTIS lineup! Gus hails from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. With over ten years touring, recording and producing experience in the industry, Gus is sure ...

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Year Zero - NINE INCH NAILS

An extreme right-wing theocratic dictatorship has taken over the U.S. and is waging war against the Middle East, while trying to keep the populace drugged by poisoning its drinking water. The environment and society is collapsing, civil liberties are no more, and Christian military police raid people's private homes and ban "subversive" entertainment at will. ...

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A New Disease is Born - NIGHTRAGE

I found it rather interesting that NIGHTRAGE would make the jump from Century Media to Lifeforce concurrent with a change in style that has more in common with the modern Swedecore acts on the latter label's roster. We are not talking in relative terms here either, as "A New Disease is Born" has far more ...

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