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EXCITER: In Mixing Mode

Bassist Clammy of the Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER has issued the following update: "The last of the recording is complete. We're well into the mixing of [the new EXCITER album] 'Thrash Speed Burn' now, and personally, I am blown away by what I'm hearing!! This CD is gonna crush! The interviews, for the bonus ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION, ANGELUS APATRIDA Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION and ANGELUS APATRIDA have been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGELUS APATRIDA DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE SYMPHONY X TRIBAL ...

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SYMPHONY X Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Progressive metallers SYMPHONY X have been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE SYMPHONY X TRIBAL UNLEASHED Two-day tickets ...

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EXCITER: New Album Update

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have issued the following update: "The recording of [the new EXCITER album] 'Thrash Speed Burn' is moving along. The music and vocals are complete for eight of the 10 songs. On the remaining two, all that's left is lead and backing vocals. Then it's mixing time, and off to Massacre ...

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KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band fronted by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Rescheduled ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Legendary UK doom outfit MY DYING BRIDE has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE TRIBAL UNLEASHED Two-day tickets ...

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DESTRUCTION, UNLEASHED Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

DESTRUCTION and UNLEASHED are among the newly confirmed bands for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DESTRUCTION EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA KORPIKLAANI MAYHEM TRIBAL UNLEASHED Two-day tickets cost 45 euros plus ...

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Influential Metal Journalist BOB MULDOWNEY Dies At 44

Influential heavy metal journalist Bob Muldowney died Monday, November 5 after a long battle with cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease). He was 44 years old. Muldowney was best known for his fanzine/magazine Kick*Ass which helped expose, support and feature such bands as RAVEN, MOTÖRHEAD, VENOM, THE RODS, TANK, EXCITER and RIOT as well as burgeoning underground ...

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Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival Postponed

The organizers of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival — which was scheduled to take place December 1, 2007 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain and feature appearances by such artists as JOEY BELLADONNA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE and VENOM — have issued the following update: "As ...

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EXCITER: 'Thrash Speed Burn' Pushed Back To February

Germany's Massacre Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new EXCITER album, "Thrash Speed Burn", to February 22, 2008 from the previously announced November 9. "Thrash Speed Burn" will mark EXCITER's recorded debut with new singer Kenny "MetalMouth" Winter, who joined the band in October 2006. The track listing for the effort ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place December 1 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELLADONNA EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA LACRIMOSA LIZZY BORDEN MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE VENOM For more information, visit

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MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Legendary UK doom outfit MY DYING BRIDE has been confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place December 1 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BELLADONNA EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER KATATONIA LACRIMOSA LIZZY BORDEN MAYHEM MY DYING BRIDE For more information, visit

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LIZZY BORDEN, JOEY BELLADONNA Schedule Long Island Date

LIZZY BORDEN and former ANTHRAX singer JOEY BELLADONNA have scheduled a live date at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale New York on, October 30. For more information, click here. LIZZY BORDEN and JOEY BELLADONNA (ex-ANTHRAX) have been confirmed for Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place December 1 in in Atarfe, Granada, ...

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MAYHEM Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have been confirmed for Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place December 1 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. Also scheduled to appear are LIZZY BORDEN, JOEY BELLADONNA (ex-ANTHRAX), EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER and KATATONIA. Back In June, MAYHEM cancelled its "Deconsecrate the States" 2007 U.S. tour as a ...

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EXCITER Begins Recording New Album

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Thrash Speed Burn", due on November 9 via Germany's Massacre Records. "The [first-day] session [on Sunday, August 26] went very smoothly, and we managed to get set up and record the drums, bass and first rhythm guitar tracks for three complete ...

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Speed Kills… Again - Various Artists

Just in case you missed the whiff of stale beer in denim and heard the sound of creaking leathers, the Heavy Artillery label is reminding you with all the subtlety of a boot to a poseur's face that thrash is back. Rising up from the American underground (particularly in the Latino community, for some reason), ...

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ANNIHILATOR: Rare Clips Posted Online

Several rare ANNIHILATOR videos have been posted on YouTube. The clips include the following: * "Syn. Kill 1" official video 1996 * "21" official video from Japan 1995 * "Metal" studio clips 2006 * "Shallow Grave" (with a bit of AC/DC) live in Athens, Greece 2001: * Blackest Day 2002 live in Paris * "Riff ...

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EXCITER Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have inked a deal with Germany's Massacre Records for the release of their new album, entitled "Thrash, Speed, Burn". The CD is tentatively due on November 9. "Thrash, Speed, Burn" will mark EXCITER's recorded debut with new singer Kenny "MetalMouth" Winter, who joined the band last October. The track listing ...

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ANNIHILATOR: Cover Of EXCITER Classic Posted Online

ANNIHILATOR's cover version of EXCITER's "Heavy Metal Maniac", featuring guest appearances by former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Alan Johnson, has been posted on ANNIHILATOR's MySpace page. The song was originally included on the Japanese version of ANNIHILATOR's new album, "Metal", as a bonus track. ANNIHILATOR's official web site has been updated ...

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EXCITER Will NOT Perform At This Year's MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Despite the organizers' previous announcement to the contrary, Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will **NOT** perform at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, set to take place May 11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI. "We did talk to the promoter about playing, but we were unable to come to an agreement on terms, and ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METAL FEST XIX

Long-running Florida-based death metallers DEICIDE have been confirmed for the Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX, set to take place May 11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 MILE SCREAM A.N.J. ABACINATE ACHERONGODLESS RISING AGENT STEEL ANAL BLAST AZREAL'S BANE BATTERED BEYOND AGONY BIG BANG FURY ...

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MILWAUKEE METALFEST XIX: First 36 Bands Announced

The organizers of Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX — which is scheduled to take place May 11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI — have announced that the majority of its undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining acts. 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not ...

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EXCITER Splits With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS, Seeks New Label Home

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have parted ways with France's Osmose Productions. The band is currently seeking a new label home for the release of the group's upcoming CD, entitled "Thrash Speed Burn". EXCITER last fall announced the addition of Brooklyn, New York-based singer Kenny "Metal Mouth" Winter to the group's ranks. "After holding auditions ...

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