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BLOOD TSUNAMI: Norwegian Thrash Featuring Former EMPEROR Drummer

BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), have completed work on their new demo, which they're currently using to procure a record deal. BLOOD TSUNAMI was formed in 2004 by guitarist and vocalist Pete Evil, who hooked up with Jay on drums and began ...

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HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM: ULVER Mastermind's New Project Changes Name

SINDROME, the new project featuring Norwegian Grammy award-winning songwriter Kristoffer Rygg (a.k.a. Garm, Trickster G.) and Daniel Cardoso (ex-SIRIUS), have officially changed their name to HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM. The group, whose music is described as heavy rock "with experimental edges, alternative feeling and a strong visual cinematic component," have posted three complete and mastered tracks ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Drummer THOMEN STAUCH Explains Distribution Problems

SAVAGE CIRCUS drummer Thomen Stauch (ex-BLIND GUARDIAN) has posted the following message on the group's web site regarding the relative unavailability of the band's debut album, "Dreamland Manor", in the European record shops: "After talking to our record company again, I figured out that there is a lot of nonsense going on at the dealers! ...

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GOTTHARD To Release 'Anytime, Anywhere' Single

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD will release their new single, "Anytime, Anywhere", in their homecountry on October 3 (October 14 in the rest of Europe). The maxi-single will include two versions of the title cut, one live version of "In The Name" (from the "G." album), two of the bonus tracks from the "Lipservice" album and ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Working With New Swedish Guitarist

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Wow, that was two months that went by quickly — we had a blast this summer in the U.S.! The Ozzfest dates were very successful for us and we enjoyed seeing our music connect with so many fans, new ...

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SIGH: 'Gallows Gallery' Finally Sees Light Of Day

In 2004, Japanese psychedelic, avant-garde metal band SIGH recorded their sixth album, "Gallows Gallery", but Century Media allegedly "refused" to release it as the album's lyrical content deals with the infamous sonic weapon techniques experimented with during World War II. The CD, which reportedly "has the good old heavy metal vibe from the '80s along ...

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ADAGIO To Enter Studio Next Week

French progressive metallers ADAGIO will enter the studio on Monday, September 12 to begin recording their third album for a tentative early 2006 release. The band will spend two months in the studio working on their first CD with new singer Gus Monsanto. ADAGIO parted ways with singer David Readman (PINK CREAM 69) in July ...

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NIGHTRAGE Descend Into Chaos

Swedish metallers NIGHTRAGE will be invading North America with GOD DETHRONED, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN, THINE EYES BLEED, and LILITU. Supporting 2005's "Descent Into Chaos", their second recording, the band is now ready to storm North American shores. Incorporating a blistering twin guitar approach, NIGHTRAGE has cemented fans by developing and strengthening their ...

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WORLD BELOW: More Tour Dates Announced

WORLD BELOW, the Swedish band featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: w/ CENTINEX: Sep. 30 - Turku, FIN - Klubi Oct. 01 - Helsinki, FIN - tba w/ ISOLE: Nov. 11 - Dresden, GER - Club ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Argentine Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE, the band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, VINCE NEIL/ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, and the group's latest addition, singer Sheldon Tarsha, have announced a three-date tour of Argentina in November. Upcoming ADLER'S APPETITE shows now include: Jul. 22 - Tarzana, CA – Paladino's Jul. 23 ...

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Germany's G! ROCK UND HILFT FESTIVAL Cancelled

The G! Rock Und Hilft Festival, which was set to take place on July 29 in Gelnhausen, Germany, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. Acts that were scheduled to perform at the benefit event for the victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami included EDGUY, DORO, OVERKILL, METAL CHURCH, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY To Film German Show For Bonus Live DVD

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl, will film their December 16, 2005 concert at the Matrix in Bochum, Germany for an upcoming DVD, to be available as ...

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FIREWIND: 'Forged By Fire' To Receive U.S. Release Next Week

FIREWIND's third album, "Forged by Fire", will receive a long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 via Magick Records (a division of Cleopatra Records). In other news, FIREWIND have been forced to cancel their July 23 appearance at the Fabric Festival in Trier, Germany — presumably as a resut of the recent departure of singer Chity ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl, have inked a new deal with Massacre Records. The group are expected to enter the studio later in October to record ...

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Vocalist CHITY SOMAPALA Quits FIREWIND

Vocalist Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO) has officially left FIREWIND due to "personal reasons." Somapala originally joined FIREWIND in early 2004 as the replacement for Stephen Fredrick. Chity appeared on the band's third disc, "Forged by Fire", which was produced by band leader/guitarist Gus G. and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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ROB ROCK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Holy Hell'

Singer ROB ROCK's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) latest solo album, "Holy Hell", is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. Meanwhile, Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) is mixing the bonus tracks for JVC/Victor Entertainment release of "Holy Hell", which will feature a very special guest guitar solo by Gus ...

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WORLD BELOW: New Album Track Available For Download

A WORLD BELOW track, entitled "The Dissection of an Evil Mind", has been made available for download from this location. "The Dissection of an Evil Mind" comes off the group's recently released sophomore album, "Maelstrom", available on Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. The group, who were previously signed to Doom Symphony Records (a division of ...

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Former GUANO APES Drummer Launches TAMOTO

Former GUANO APES drummer Dennis Poschwatta has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First of all, I'd like to extend a huge THANKS! to all of you for staying so loyal to us and continuing to keep this site alive. The fact that GUANO APES are a thing of the past ...

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