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AGENT STEEL Sign With Italy's SCARLET RECORDS

AGENT STEEL have signed a European record deal with Italy's Scarlet Records for the release of their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". A May/June release is expected. "We are halfway through the mixdown sessions," said guitarist Juan Garcia in an official statement. "Bernie Versailles is handling the engineering and co-production duties and our goal ...

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POSSESSED: Legendary Demo To Surface On Limited-Edition Vinyl

Agonia Records, in collaboration with former POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, will release a strictly limited-edition 10" MLP containing the band's legendary "Death Metal" demo tape, plus previously unreleased recordings of "Pentagram", "Swing Of The Axe", "Twisted Minds", and "Fallen Angel". Also included will be one brand new studio track from Becerra's new band SIDE EFFECT, ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003 Festival

Reunited California thrashers HIRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED SISTER DIO THIN LIZZY HAMMERFALL U.D.O. SODOM OVERKILL ...

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THRESHOLD Complete Work On Fan Club-Only CD

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD secretly gathered at Thin Ice Studios last month to record some acoustic songs for an upcoming fan club album titled "Wireless - Acoustic Sessions". The selection of material spans the band's entire back catalog, including two previously unreleased songs written before THRESHOLD signed their first recording contract. The album will also ...

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HALFORD Gets Work Visa, Makes Last-Minute Flight To U.S.

According to Rob Halford's personal manager, John Baxter, Rob has finally received the required paperwork needed in order to enable him to re-enter the country from his native U.K. "Well, the news we've been waiting for has arrived," Baxter wrote on the band's official message board. "Rob was issued his visa 20 minutes prior to ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD Track Listing Unveiled

SLAYER's upcoming live DVD, titled "War At The Warfield", will contain the following track listing: 01. Disciple 02. War Ensemble 03. Stain of Mind 04. New Faith 05. Postmortem 06. Raining Blood 07. Hell Awaits 08. Here Comes the Pain 09. Die by the Sword 10. Dittohead 11. Bloodline 12. God Send Death 13. Dead ...

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DESTRUCTOR Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DESTRUCTOR, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band, will be making their European debut at this year's Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. DESTRUCTOR will be performing twice at the event — the "warm-up show" on Thursday, June 26 and on the main stage on Friday, June 27. The ...

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AC/DC To Make Cameo Appearance In Spanish Comedy

Spanish production company Lolafilms are apparently working on a Spanish film called "Isi-Disi". A comedy about the amorous foils of two university-aged brothers named AC and DC by their rocker dad, the film is set to feature cameos by AC/DC and Ricky Martin. The script is being written by Joaquin Gorriz and Miguel Angel Fernandez ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

THIN LIZZY are the latest act to have been confirmed for the next installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists set to appear at Bang Your Head 2003 now looks like this: TWISTED SISTER U.D.O HAMMERFALL THIN LIZZY DOKKEN SODOM OVERKILL ANNIHILATOR ...

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ANGEL WITCH Reunite (Again)

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have reformed with yet another lineup — this time featuring a couple of very special surprise "guests". Joining mainman Kevin Heybourne in the band's latest incarnation are San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans Tom Hunting (drums — EXODUS), Lee Altus (guitar — HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS), and Jon Torres (bass — WARNING ...

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MORBID ANGEL: New Album To Surface In September

According to a spokesperson for World Management, the songwriting process for the next MORBID ANGEL album is "moving along great" and the band are planning a September 2003 release through Earache Records for the effort. A world tour in support of the album will commence a short time later. An official announcement regarding the identity ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Denmark's RAUNCHY are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR ...

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SAMAEL Join Forces With WORLD MANAGEMENT

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been officially added to the World Management roster (MORBID ANGEL, NILE, UNLEASHED). The band will shortly embark on a European tour with CATHEDRAL and WITHOUT FACE in support of their live album on Century Media Records. Look for the group to announce American tour dates in the spring of 2003. ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Off Europe's NO MERCY/EASTER FESTIVALS 2003

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been officially removed from the lineup of acts performing at this year's No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003, according to the band's record label, Metal Blade Records. "They got dropped off the tour [by booking agent/promoter] Metallysee because there's too many bands on the bill and the distances between the ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the next installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists set to appear at Bang Your Head 2003 now looks like this: TWISTED SISTER U.D.O HAMMERFALL DOKKEN SODOM OVERKILL ANNIHILATOR PINK CREAM ...

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DEATH ANGEL Added To HALFORD Hollywood Gig

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the HALFORD-headlined lineup of bands performing at House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on Sunday, Feb. 2. Also set to appear at the show are TESTAMENT (direct support), VIO-LENCE and EXHUMED. ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist Resurfaces In PATHS OF POSSESSION

Florida's PATHS OF POSSESSION, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle, will release their debut album, "Legacy In Ashes", in February through Still Dead Productions. The group's musical direction is being described by Brunelle as "a lot different" (i.e. more melodic) than that of his previous group while still retaining a technical, ...

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Revolusongs - SEPULTURA

Ever since METALLICA popularized the concept of recording other artists' songs for use as either single B-sides or bonus tracks, cover songs in metal have been as commonplace as the CDs themselves — much to the dismay of the record-buying public, who have been subjected to some hideous attempts at other people's material over the ...

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Engineering The Dead - ABORTED

Belgium's ABORTED spit bile, other assorted bodily fluids and just about every murderously inhuman thought they can at the listener for the full thirty-eight minutes of their debut outing for France's Listenable Records. But you shouldn't be too intimidated by this, because when said sonic pretensions are set aside and dictionary-defying titles like "Nailed Through ...

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DEATH ANGEL Celebrate New Year With Hometown Gig

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performed the following set during their New Year's Eve appearance at the Pound in San Francisco, California: 01. 3rd Floor 02. Evil Priest 03. Seemingly Endless Time 04. Mistress of Pain 05. Veil Of Deception 06. Stagnant 07. Cold Gin (KISS cover) 08. Angel Fuck (MISFITS cover) 09. Devil's ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Chilean Dates Rescheduled

DEATH ANGEL's tour of Chile, which was originally set to take place earlier in the month, has been rescheduled for mid-January. The new dates are as follows: Jan. 17 - Valparaiso, CHL @ Pub Klandestino Jan. 18 - Santiago, CHL @ Carrera Theatre The reunited Bay Area band, who recently announced plans to record a ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your ...

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NASTY SAVAGE To Issue Collection Of Early Demos, New Tracks

Reunited Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE will issue a six-song EP containing early demo tracks and newly-recorded compositions on Feb. 18, 2003 through Crook'd Records. "Wage Of Mayhem" will contain the four tracks from the group's 1983 demo of the same name, plus two brand new tracks, recorded in 2002. Two of the four original demos ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

CRADLE OF FILTH are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE ...

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HEAVENSHALLBURN, EIDOLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

HEAVENSHALLBURN and EIDOLON are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA RAY ...

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