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HYPOCRISY Pull Out Of X-MASS FESTIVALS European Tour

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have pulled out of the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour, set to kick off on Dec. 7 in London, U.K. No reason was given for their cancellation. The full line-up for the festival is now as follows: DEICIDE DESTRUCTION AMON AMARTH ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For X-MASS FESTIVALS European Tour

DEICIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the forthcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour, set to kick off on Dec.7 in London, U.K. The full line-up for the festival is as follows: DEICIDE DESTRUCTION AMON AMARTH NILE GRAVEWORM DEW-SCENTED MISERY INDEX DISBELIEF Confirmed X-Mass Festivals tour dates: Dec. 07 – London, UK - Camden Palace ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Records New Material

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has completed work on two brand new extra tracks for the forthcoming release of his solo effort "Tattoos & Alibis". They are "Can't Live With Maybe" (described as "a real rocker" and one which Ricky has been playing live) and "Minor Miracles". Unfortunately, due to a lack of time ...

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PAGAN WAR MACHINE Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 3

PAGAN WAR MACHINE, the new Los Angeles-based thrash project featuring Jim Durkin (former DARK ANGEL guitarist), Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR frontman), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Meyhem" Mendez (drums), have been confirmed to appear at Classic Metal Fest 3, set to take place June 27-28 at Oasis One-Sixty in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Also scheduled to perform at ...

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Goremageddon (The Saw And The Carnage Done) - ABORTED

Ah, "Goremageddon". This kind of sounds like a very good thing indeed — the ultimate end to all production-line bands who picked up a couple of surgical textbooks and thought they could re-write medical history, not to mention the first few CARCASS albums. Except ABORTED, of course, don't quite mean it that sense. They want ...

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DESTRUCTION Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Metal Discharge'

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Metal Discharge", due in late September through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" -will contain the following cuts: 01. The Ravenous Beast 02. Mortal Remains 03. Metal Discharge 04. Savage Symphony of Terror 05. Made To Be Broken ...

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ABATTOIR Complete Work On 'Evil Incarnate'

Los Angeles based thrash metal legends ABATTOIR have completed work on their third studio album, "Evil Incarnate", tentatively due in late 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ABATTOIR's fourth album overall (following last year's successful comeback CD, "Live! No Sleep 'Til Kalamazoo"), "Evil Incarnate" features 14 new songs, and is being described as "the best music ...

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DARK ANGEL Added To X-MASS FESTIVALS Dates

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reportedly been added to the Antwerpen, Belgium (Dec. 20) and Tilburg, Holland (Dec. 21) stops of the upcoming X-Mass Festivals European tour. The trek, which will feature appearances by HYPOCRISY, DESTRUCTION, NILE, VADER, DEW SCENTED, DISBELIEF and MISERY INDEX, will kick off on Dec. 7 in London and ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Demo Tracks Posted Online!

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have posted several new demo cuts in streaming audio in Windows Media format at this location. The tracks available for listening are as follows: 01. Killers (IRON MAIDEN cover) 02. Metal Discharge 03. Vendetta 04. Mortal Remains 05. Savage Symphony 06. Prevention Is Better Than The Cause All songs ...

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SINISTER To Play Colombia

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER will perform a one-off date in Colombia on March 20. They are also scheduled to appear at Circo Volador in Mexico City, Mexico on March 22, with another Mexican date to be announced soon. SINISTER entered Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, ...

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SINISTER Announce Mexican Date

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER have announced a show at Circo Volador in Mexico City, Mexico on March 22. SINISTER entered Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, "Savage or Grace?" , for a May 12 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Among the cuts set to appear on ...

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FULL STRIKE To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, are in the final songwriting stages for their sophomore album, which they plan to record in the spring for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. FULL STRIKE's debut album, "We Will Rise", ...

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SINISTER Prepare To Record 'Savage Or Grace'

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER will enter Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, "Savage or Grace", for a May 12 release through Nuclear Blast Records. "We will be working together with our friend and former SINISTER guitarist Ron v/d Polder to bring you are new release of ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Long Island Performance For Upcoming DVD

VIRGIN STEELE's "very special" concert at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 was recorded for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in late 2003. The group's set list for the three-hour (!) performance was as follows: 01. Invictus 02. Life Among The Ruins 03. Voice As Weapon 04. Conjuration Of The Watcher ...

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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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H.I.M. Plot 'Love Metal' Attack

Finland's H.I.M. have posted the following update on their official web site: "In a band meeting a couple of hours ago we made a grand plan for the next year. We'll be concentrating on Europe for much of the year. The new album [tentatively titled 'Love Metal'] will be out in April, followed by major ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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Depopulate - VILE

They're called VILE. They've got song titles such as "Butchered" and "Path To Incineration" that, once you've obtained a lyric sheet and can comprehend what they're trying to get at lyrically, would undoubtedly favor ripping off societies head and shitting down inside its neck. So, why then, with all things considered, do this Californian quartet ...

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FULL STRIKE To Support FREEDOM CALL In Scandinavia

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will support FREEDOM CALL on a short Scandinavian tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 02 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Oct. 03 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Oct. 04 ...

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DREAM EVIL, FULL STRIKE Live Videos Posted Online

Live video clips of DREAM EVIL and FULL SRIKE, filmed during the two bands' performances at Göteborgskalaset on Heden in Göteborg, Sweden on August 12th, can be viewed at this location. DREAM EVIL feature in their ranks acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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THE SCORPIONS: DVD Details Unveiled

THE SCORPIONS are scheduled to release a DVD, entitled A Savage Crazy World, on August 27th. The DVD will contain the following footage: ***Live Tracks: (Live in Berlin, Crazy World Tour 1991) 01. Bad Boys Running Wild 02. Hit Between The Eyes 03. I Can't Explain 04. The Zoo 05. Rhythm of Love 06. Crazy ...

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