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BEHLER: 'Messages To The Dead' Cover Artwork Unveiled

BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, AGGRESSOR bassist Brian Stephenson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh has inked a deal with the German label High Roller Records. The group's debut album, "Messages To The Dead", will contain 12 songs and will be released on both LP and CD (the ...

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SLAUGHTER's 'Strappado' To Be Reissued On Vinyl

The vinyl reissue of "Strappado", the debut album from Canadian death/thrash metal pioneers SLAUGHTER, will be made available through the Canadian vinyl label War On Music Records. "Strappado" is an essential classic and cult masterpiece of Canadian metal, long out of print. SLAUGHTER famously included Chuck Shuldiner on guitar for a brief moment in the ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL: 'Creatures Of The Black' Artwork, Release Date Unveiled

MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) the new band featuring former VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar), Antony "Antton" Lant (drums; brother of VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) will release its debut mini-album, "Creatures Of The Black", on October 21 via Scarlet Records. The CD will feature cover ...

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Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Musicians Comment On Their JUDAS PRIEST 'The Chosen Few' Selections

According to RollingStone.com, British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will release a new compilation album, "The Chosen Few", on October 11 via Legacy/Sony. The collection contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, including KISS' Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, METALLICA's James Hetfield and ...

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BEHLER Signs With HIGH ROLLER RECORDS

BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, AGGRESSOR bassist Brian Stephenson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh has inked a deal with the German label High Roller Records. The group's debut album, "Messages To The Dead", will contain 12 songs and will be released on both LP and CD (the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Single Cuts' Pushed Back To October

For technical reasons, the release date of "Single Cuts" the new box set containing JUDAS PRIEST's complete U.K. CBS/Columbia singles has been pushed back to October 10 from the previously announced August 25. The band states, "We really appreciate your support, and so to say thanks for your patience, we've added a free magnet set ...

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BEHLER, HIRAX Perform At Brazil's 'Metal Attack II' Festival

BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, former EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh and Californian thrash metal veterans HIRAX performed at the Metal Attack II festival in So Paulo, Brazil on June 19, 2011. A two-and-a-half-minute Portuguese-language video report from RedeTV!'s "Leitura Dinmica" featuring interviews ...

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PRIMEVIL Changes Name To MPIRE OF EVIL

PRIMEVIL the new band featuring former VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar), Antony "Antton" Lant (drums; brother of VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) has changed its name to MPIRE OF EVIL. Commented the group: "It was brought to our attention that a band who named themselves after ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'Single Cuts' In August

On August 25, British metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will release the "Single Cuts" box set containing the band's complete U.K. CBS/Columbia singles. "Single Cuts" is testament to PRIEST's enduring influence and through the singles tells the story of one of the biggest metal bands of all time. Presented in a deluxe, numbered box, "Single Cuts" ...

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PRIMEVIL Signs With SCARLET RECORDS

PRIMEVIL the new band featuring former VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar), Antony "Antton" Lant (drums; brother of VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) has inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The group's debut mini-album, "The Creatures Of The Black", will be released this summer. The CD will ...

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Cleveland Premiere Of 'Lemmy' To Feature MÖTORHEAD Tribute Band And LEMMY Look-Alike Contest

The Cleveland premiere of the long-awaited documentary examining the life and career of the MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch", is set to take place on Sunday, January 30 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. MÖTORHEAD USA, a tribute band fronted by Jamie Walters (DESTRUCTOR, ...

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EXCITER: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER released their new album, "Death Machine", on October 29 via Massacre Records. The effort was made available as a standard CD, a digipak and a limited-edition (500 copies) gatefold LP. "Death Machine" track listing: 01. Death Machine 02. Demented Prisoners 03. Dungeon Disciples 04. Hellfire 05. Power and Domination 06. ...

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EXCITER: New Song Available For Streaming

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER are scheduled to release their new album, "Death Machine", on October 29 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a standard CD, a digipak and a limited-edition (500 copies) gatefold LP. "Death Machine" track listing: 01. Death Machine 02. Demented Prisoners 03. Dungeon Disciples 04. Hellfire 05. ...

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BRET MICHAELS Signs Deal With DEAN GUITARS

Dean Guitars has signed an exclusive artist endorsement deal with celebrity rocker Bret Michaels. Dean Guitars CEO Elliott "Dean" Rubinson said, "We are extremely excited to work with Bret, he's the ultimate professional. We are in development on Bret's first-ever signature line of acoustic and electric instruments, plus we'll collaborate on accessories, promotional appearances, concert ...

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DESTRUCTOR 7" Single Included With SNAKEPIT Magazine Reissue

A limited-edition DESTRUCTOR seven-ich vinyl single entitled "Metal Spike Deep" is included with the reprint of the the first issue of Snakepit magazine (originally published in 1997 but long out of print), which has just been made available through Shadow Kingdom Records. The single features two live songs, "Pounding Evil" and "Overdose", recorded and engineered ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Guest On Tonight's 'Caffeine Bomb'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, TRANSATLANTIC, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT) and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show") will appear together on this week's edition of "Caffeine Bomb". Make sure you tune in at 7:00 p.m. EDT tonight, August 23, to 91.7 FM WHUS in Eastern Connecticut, or stream live at WHUS.org. AVENGED ...

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EXCITER: 'Death Machine' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER are scheduled to release their new album, "Death Machine", on September 24 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a standard CD, a digipak and a limited-edition (500 copies) gatefold LP. Regarding the musical direction of the new EXCITER material, bassist Rob "Clammy" Cohen told Greece's "Metalzone" ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Frontman Interviewed On 'The Governor's Ball'

Vocalist Chris Barnes of Florida death metallers SIX FEET UNDER was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Governor's Ball". You can now stream the program in two parts below. The third installment of SIX FEET UNDER's cover series, "Graveyard Classics 3", sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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EXCITER Bassist Interviewed On Greece's 'Metalzone'

Bassist Rob "Clammy" Cohen of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER was interviewed live on the June 21 edition of the "Metalzone" radio show with Kostas Purevil Kyriakakis. You can now listen to the program using the audio player below. EXCITER is about to enter the studio to begin recording its new album, "Death Machine", and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Setlist' Compilation Track Listing Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST is part of Legacy Recordings' brand-new Setlist series of live collections which will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting July 13. The track listing for the PRIEST compilation is as follows: 01. Judas Rising 02. Riding On The Wind 03. Heading Out To The Highway 04. Breaking The Law ...

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EXCITER Frontman Pays Tribute To PETER STEELE

Vocalist Kenny Winter of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER has released the following statement regarding the passing of TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele: "Kenny Winter and EXCITER would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Peter Steele. I had the opportunity to meet him back in '93 at the ...

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