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SPEED KILL HATE: Debut Album Out Now

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), are selling copies of their debut album, "Acts of Insanity", via TheHateShop.com. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Walls of Hate 02. Setting Me Off 03. Violence Breeds ...

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FATES WARNING: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new FATES WARNING track, entitled "Simple Human", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Simple Human" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "FWX", due on October 5 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut and features cover artwork ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist JEFF WATERS Plans DVDs, Side-Projects

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters is in talks with three different companies about releasing the group's first-ever DVD. "The Campbell Brothers will be doing it so it will be a really entertaining DVD," Waters writes on the band's web site. "Well worth the 15-year wait for a video/DVD release from us. I will let you know ...

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HAVOCHATE: New Album Samples Posted Online

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have posted MP3 samples of three new tracks at their official web site. The songs "Alone", "Cycle of Pain" and "Speak No More" come off the group's upcoming second album, tentatively due in October/November in Europe and January 2005 in the ...

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TESTAMENT, OVERKILL Compilations Due Next Week

Snapper Music has set an August 24 release date for the forthcoming compilation albums from TESTAMENT and OVERKILL. TESTAMENT's "Days of Darkness" features "the very best" of the band's recent releases on Spitfire Records, including "The Gathering", "Demonic" and "First Strike Still Deadly", while OVERKILL's "Unholy" features the band's recent Spitfire albums "Wrecking Everything Live" ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Prepare To Record New Album

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are close to completing the songwriting sessions for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Crash Music Inc. "We would still like to write two or three more songs going in, and the vocals still need to be completed, but the music so far is inspired and heavy and we ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Quits HAVOCHATE, Launches New Project

Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette has officially left HAVOCHATE after laying down the drum tracks for their upcoming self-titled sophomore effort at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL). He has since teamed up with original PUSHED guitarist Peter Scheithauer in a "completely brutal," as-yet-unnamed new project which is ...

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HAVOCHATE: In Mixing Mode

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), have commenced the mixing process for their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid ...

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Former HALFORD Axeman Announces Guitar Clinic

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will partake in a heavy metal guitar clinic presented by Jackson Guitars and M & M Music, Vineland, New Jersey. Metal Mike will perform live selections from his three solo instrumental albums, answer questions and talk in-depth about his first choice in guitars: Jackson Guitars. Concluding ...

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OVERKILL Singer To Guest On DAN LORENZO Solo Album

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist/vocalist Matt Difabio have recorded special guest appearances on the second solo album from former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo. Blitz and Difabio appear on the tracks "Too Fast For Hate" and "Naked". The album, which was completed at Crystal Studios, will include "one recording I made ...

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FATES WARNING: 'FWX' Cover Art Posted Online

The cover artwork for the upcoming FATES WARNING CD, "FWX", has been posted online at this location. The CD cover art was designed by renowned record-cover artist Ioannis (DREAM THEATER, SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KING CRIMSON, BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD, UFO, OVERKILL), who has previously worked with FATES WARNING on the ...

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Brazil's MASTERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Part Ways With Guitarist COSTAS

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Costas due to "personal reasons." A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. Costas' final appearance with ROTTING CHRIST will take place on July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil as part of the Masters Open Air Festival. Other groups set to perform at ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: Video Posted Online

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted their video for the track "Carnivorous Lust" at this location. "Carnivorous Lust" comes off the group's recently completed five-song EP, which was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska and mastered by Mike Fuller. The complete ...

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5 BILLION DEAD Launch Debut EP

5 BILLION DEAD, the new American metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner and DNS singer/artist Strain, have just released their debut EP. The CD was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer studios (TRIVIUM, ADRIFT, MONSTROSITY, CAPHARNAUM) in Sanford, FL and was mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound. MP3 clips of the tracks ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, THE WILDHEARTS, TURBONEGRO Confirmed For Spain's AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL

VELVET REVOLVER, THE WILDHEARTS and TURBONEGRO are among the bands confirmed for the Azkena Rock Festival 2004, a four-day event scheduled to take place September 9-12 at Reciento Mendizabala in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Other groups set to perform at the festival include MC5, URGE OVERKILL, THE SCREAMIN' CHEETAH WHEELIES, RED KROSS, THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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