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H.I.M.: Eighth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the eighth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Phone call with Mige in Finland * Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim ...

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SUBZERO: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new SUBZERO track, entitled "Forced to Bleed", has been posted online on the band's MySpace.com page. "Forced to Bleed" comes off New York hardcore veterans' upcoming album, "Suffering of Man", due July 12 via Stillborn Records. SUBZERO began back in 1989 with former members of late '80s straight-edge heroes UP-FRONT and legendary ...

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ULVER Mastermind Working On New 'Heavy Rock' Project

Daniel Cardoso (ex-SIRIUS) and Kristoffer G. Rygg (ULVER, ex-ARCTURUS), plus a few "noble assistants," have been writing music and conspiring theories for SINDROME, a heavy rock project "with experimental edges, alternative feeling and a strong visual cinematic component," according to a press release. The group's debut album, "A Killer View", is currently in its final ...

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Movie Based On Last Days Of KURT COBAIN Premieres At CANNES

Launch Radio Networks reports: "Last Days", a new movie that follows the final hours in the life of a musician patterned after NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, was screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (May 13), according to NME.com. The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, stars Michael ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio In The Fall

FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Gus G. here, we"re back from the European tour now. All shows went great and were sold out!! Unbelievable! It was so nice to meet many of you after the shows and hang out and I hope we"ve made some ...

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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Plays Michael Kelly Acoustic Bass

Michael Kelly Guitar Company has announced that bassist Geezer Butler of the band BLACK SABBATH has chosen to play a Michael Kelly acoustic bass. Undoubtedly one of hard rock's most influential musicians, Butler has been a member of BLACK SABBATH since the band's inception in the 1960s. Butler received his Michael Kelly Dragonfly bass in ...

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GOTTHARD Enter Swiss Single Chart At No. 3

Veteran Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have entered the Swiss single chart at position No. 3 with their latest single, "Lift U Up". "Lift U Up" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Lipservice", due in Europe on June 6 via G.Records/Nuclear Blast. The complete video for "Lift 'U' Up" can be viewed for free at Bluewin. ...

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The Nihilist Demos - NIHILIST

If you're any kind of death metal fan, you recognize some of those song titles above as classic ENTOMBED cuts. NIHILIST was the band that spawned not only ENTOMBED, but UNLEASHED (formed by Johnny Hedlund upon NIHILIST's breakup in 1989). In the span of a short two years, before morphing into ENTOMBED, this band laid ...

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GOTTHARD Finalize Track Listing For 'Lipservice'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Lipservice", due in Europe on June 6 via G.Records/Nuclear Blast. It is as follows: 01. All We Are 02. Dream On 03. Lift 'U' Up 04. Everything I Want 05. Cupid's Arrow 06. I Wonder 07. I'm Alive 08. I've Seen ...

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DARK FORTRESS: 'Stab Wounds' To Be Issued On Vinyl

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS have posted the following message on their official web site: "The vinyl version of the band's 'Stab Wound' release is finally available! Again you will get what you deserve! The LP comes in 180 g heavy vinyl, strictly limited to 500 copies including 4 bonus tracks. Due to the fact ...

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ULVER Mastermind GARM To Guest On New SOLEFALD Album

SOLEFALD drummer Lars Nedland (a.k.a. Lazare) has issued the following update on the recording/mixing process for the group's fifth album: "We're well into the process of mixing the album, and the result sounds killer. We've never had a more dynamic and heavy production, and I can't wait to let you guys hear it. But there's ...

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GOADED Schedule California Dates

GOADED (formerly DRIVEN), the California-based band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G and DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier, have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 27 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues May 06 - Newport Beach, CA @ Club Rain GOADED recently released their new, self-titled CD via Tracy's ...

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TED NUGENT Planning To Appeal Court Victory, Seek More Damages

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Ted Nugent plans to appeal last week's court victory in Michigan. A jury ruled that the Muskegon Summer Celebration must pay Nugent $100,000 for breaching a contract in June of 2003, with $80,000 for the contracted fee and $20,000 for missed merchandise sales. However, Nugent's camp, which sought $1 ...

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Descent into Chaos - NIGHTRAGE

If you can set aside your AT THE GATES worship for just a moment, you'll be able to recognize NIGHTRAGE's "Descent into Chaos" for what it really is: Dependable Swedish melodic death metal. Don't get starry-eyed over the fact that it's Gus G who is laying down the meaty guitar parts and solos or that ...

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TONY IOMMI's Epiphone Guitar Gets Glowing Review

The March issue of U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine features a glowing review of the Epiphone Tony Iommi G-400 guitar, complete with a five-star rating. The magazine describes it as "probably the best Epiphone electric we’ve ever tried. The quality of finish is top class and the guitar has all the classic elements that we’ve come ...

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THE STORYTELLER To Enter Studio In May

Swedish power metallers THE STORYTELLER will enter Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden in early May with producer Pelle Saether to begin recording their fourth full-length album. The follow-up to 2003's "Tales of a Holy Quest" will be recorded over a four-week period and will be "a bit harder then our previous albums," according to vocalist ...

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Never-Ending - MYSTIC PROPHECY

It's tough for me not to consider MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Never-Ending" as a companion piece of sorts to FIREWIND's "Forged by Fire". Both came my way within the last month or two, both are quality melodic metal albums, and both feature the axe wizardry of Gus G. Both albums also happen to be the third release ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Enlist Former PRIMAL FEAR Drummer

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have announced the addition of ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl to the group's ranks. "Both members are crazy about playing the upcoming shows in April/May ...

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Forged by Fire - FIREWIND

Greek Guitar God Gus G. (damn, that's a lot of Gs!) never rests. Even after leaving DREAM EVIL to focus more attention on his pride and joy, FIREWIND, he still does time with NIGHTRAGE and MYSTIC PROPHECY. All these bands have benefited greatly from his massive chops; his chunky riffs and ferocious leads are matched ...

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Only In Amerika - HED P.E.

I suppose that we should give California quintet HED P.E. some credit to sticking to their rap-metal (or G-Punk, as they like to call it) guns when everyone else in that relatively short-lived trend has either gone away or thrown that style overboard. But on the other hand, what HED has to say on its ...

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THE SIX AND VIOLENCE Singer PAULIE G Dead At 41

Paul Gazzara (a.k.a. Paulie G.), one of the vocalists for the legendary New York hardcore band known as THE SIX AND VIOLENCE, passed away on Wednesday, February 9. He was 41 years old. "Paulie's official cause of death has not been released, but he had been suffering from myriad of health issues over the last ...

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BORKNAGAR To Record Acoustic Album

BORKNAGAR mainman Oystein G. Brun has issued the following statement regarding the group's current status: "Dear fans and associates, 'Having created epic metal for several years now, an idea and a vision has arisen within the BORKNAGAR camp, and we hereby want to inform you about how it will affect our forthcoming release: The next ...

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