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DESTRUCTION: 'Thrash Anthems' Audio Samples Available

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have posted several audio samples from their upcoming CD, "Thrash Anthems", a collection of reworked/re-recorded versions of the band's classic tracks. Check them out at this location. Due in Europe on January 22, 2007 via AFM Records (January 23 in North America via Candlelight Records), the CD was recorded ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman: 'The Latino Metalheads Were Unbelievable Once Again'

Long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION have just returned from their successful tour of Spain and Portugal. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "The Latino metalheads were unbelievable once again. This was the first time we have headlinded on the Iberian Peninsula ever! The shows have been crowded and the fans were totally insane. Those were the ...

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Maniacal Renderings - JON OLIVA'S PAIN

Listening to the metal majesty and rock grandiosity of "Maniacal Renderings" by JON OLIVA'S PAIN is proof that I made a big mistake letting 2004's "Tage Mahal" get past me. The new effort by the SAVATAGE and DOCTOR BUTCHER legend is a masterful album filled with operatic grandness, heavy metal power, and melodic brilliance. Oliva's ...

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Devour the Power - DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY

Something in the Nashville area reservoir? A few too many lead paint chips peeled and eaten off windowsills as babies? The last band from Tennessee to pop up on the radar was the delightfully off-the-wall LOOK WHAT I DID, and now we're graced with the presence of DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY, another irritating moniker saddled upon ...

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KATAGORY V Bassist Diagnosed With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

KATAGORY V bassist Dustin Mitchell has reported that he has recently been diagnosed with severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in his right hand, and will be undergoing surgical treatment for the disorder. He has mentioned that it is something that he has suffered from for several years, but during the recent pre-production studio sessions for the ...

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ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET: In Mixing Mode

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, entered Deadline studios on October 18 with engineer Valle Adzic to begin recording its new album, "Error in Evolution". The follow-up to the band's debut, "21st Century Killing Machine", is scheduled for release on March 9, 2007 ...

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FATAL SMILE Will Not Support W.A.S.P. In Spain

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will NOT support W.A.S.P. on their Spanish dates. As previously reported, FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier ...

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GENERAL SURGERY To Enter Studio In February

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will enter Offbeat Studio in February 2007 to begin recording their part of the split EP with BUTCHER ABC. GENERAL SURGERY has been confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting, set to take place Saturday, December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are ARCH ENEMY, ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Thrash Anthems' CD Details Revealed

AFM Records has set a January 22, 2007 European release date for "Thrash Anthems", a collection of reworked/re-recorded versions of the band's classic tracks (the album will be issued in North America on January 23 via Candlelight Records). The CD was recorded at House of Music Studio in Germany) and Little Creek Studio in Switzerland ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: View From The Side Of The Stage

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES associate Del James has released the following report via the band's official web site: "Hello and welcome to 'View From The Side Of The Stage.' I was asked to write a column for GunsNRoses.com and have mixed emotions about doing so. I have a 21-year history with GUNS N' ROSES dating ...

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FATAL SMILE Working On New Material

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier than the previous ones, so prepare for some heavy duty when the 'Fatals' are delivering the goods..." Songtitles set to ...

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STOLEN BABIES Drummer Schedules Clinic At PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY Event

STOLEN BABIES drummer Gil Sharone will be conducting a clinic this November at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center (November 8-11). The scheduled clinic — titled "Expression Through Technique" — will be held November 9, 2006 at the Austin Convention Center (Ballroom A) and will ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Wins 'Chainsaw' Movie Award: Photos Available

The Associated Press reports that rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie picked up a Chainsaw Award for his horror flick "The Devil's Rejects". The "Killer Movie" award, presented Sunday night (Oct. 15) to Zombie by Robert "Freddy Kruger" Englund, was part of the first televised "Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards" to honor the best films and actors in the ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish rock 'n' rollers BACKYARD BABIES have lined up the following European dates in November/December: Nov. 20 - Oxford (UK) - Zodiac Nov. 21 - Dudley (UK) - JB's Nov. 22 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 3 Nov. 23 - London (UK) - Mean Fiddler Nov. 24 - Aarchot (B) - Klinker Nov. 26 - ...

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MEGADETH: More Japanese Dates Announced

MEGADETH has scheduled headlining gigs in Kawasaki and Nagoya, Japan in October immediately prior to and following the band's appearance at the Loud Park 06 festival. The group's Japanese and Australian schedule is now shaping up as follows: Oct. 13 - Kawasaki, JPN - Club Citta Oct. 14 - Tokyo, JPN - Loud Park 06 ...

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ALICE COOPER To Voice 'Hungry Hamsters' Character

Rock legend and cartoon fan Alice Cooper will provide his voice talent in the new HD CGI sitcom animation "Hungry Hamsters". Cooper joins a stellar principal cast from the U.K., which includes Brian Blessed, Jack Davenport and Harry Hill. "Hungry Hamsters" is a new comedy animation series of 26 half-hour programs for television and multimedia ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Prepares For 'Invasion'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance told AOL Music that his band got a kick out of everything that's happened to the quintet since they released their breakthrough album, "City of Evil", in June 2005. Along the way they've opened for METALLICA, traveled the world and, most recently, won an MTV Video Music Award ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: 'It's Been A Crazy Week'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has issued the following update: "It's been a crazy week. Played [House of Blues in West Hollywood, California] with [fiancée] Pearl [Aday; singer and Meat Loaf's daughter] Wednesday [Sept. 6], flew to [New York City] Thursday and met my friends at Blue Ribbon (best fried chicken in the world) for dinner ...

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