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PURE SWEET HELL: PIGGY Was 'A True Revolutionary And Pioneer Of Metal Guitar Playing'

PURE SWEET HELL, the two-man project featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams and multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn, have issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "One of the metal universe's brightest stars has gone supernova. We in PURE SWEET HELL are heartbroken over the news of Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour's passing. He ...

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RESUSCITATOR To Record New Album, Tour With ROTTING CHRIST

California-based "dark occult blackened death metal" act RESUSCITATOR will enter the studio on September 9 to begin recording their new album, "Crusades to Immortality". This release will contain two covers — ROTTING CHRIST's "Sign of Evil Existence" and SAMAEL's "Into the Pentagram". The band are also planning a winter tour with ROTTING CHRIST. More information ...

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Hazardous Mutation - MUNICIPAL WASTE

It sounds to me like four young dudes got into their older brothers' record collections and discovered the raucous music of crossover bands like D.R.I. and full-on thrashers like EXODUS and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, then decided to take matters into their own hands. "Hazardous Mutation", by Richmond, Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE, is a direct descendent of the ...

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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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HOMO IRATUS Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. The group's performance at the event was called off "due to certain events that will be all too embarassing for some to ...

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PATHS OF POSSESSION: Release Date Set For 'Promises In Blood'

Metal Blade Records has set an October 4 release date for the debut album from PATHS OF POSSESSION, the Florida-based band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. Entitled "Promises in Blood", the was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL). "Promises in Blood" track ...

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DECAPITATED To Enter Studio In August

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland on August 1 with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski to begin recording their new album, entitled "Organic Hallucinosis". The follow-up to 2004's "The Negation" will feature artwork and layout by Seth (ROTTING CHRIST, PARADISE LOST) and is tentatively scheduled for release in January/February 2006. ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Make Triumphant Return At ROBB'S METALWORKS SHOWCASE

The third annual "Robb's MetalWorks Showcase", a yearly event held by San Antonio, cult-cable show "Robb's MetalWorks", marked the first appearance of Arlington, Texas doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS in the area in over four years. The band made their live debut with their new lineup, which includes guitarist/founder John Perez, vocalist Rob Lowe, bassist-turned-guitarist Steve ...

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KATAFALK Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Dutch death thrashers KATAFALK have parted ways with drummer Michiel. According to a posting on the group's web site, Michiel "wants to concentrate on his duties in PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, which is — not totally coincidentally — the ex-band of KATAFALK guitarist Niels van Wijk." "We want to thank Michiel for 3.5 years of service and ...

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The Split Program II - CALIBAN vs. HEAVEN SHALL BURN

Quite an incendiary experience it's been cranking this one up to deafening volumes. Two of Europe's finest metalcore acts on one CD yet again. If you've not had the pleasure of stimulating the senses with albums like HEAVEN SHALL BURN's "Antigone" or CALIBAN's "The Opposite from Within", the split provides a good opportunity to experience ...

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HOMO IRATUS Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MANOWAR, GOREFEST and BALANCE OF POWER. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances by such bands ...

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Strength Through Vengeance - A PERFECT MURDER

"This doesn't even sound like the same band that recorded 'Unbroken'", I thought to myself while listening to A PERFECT MURDER's "Strength through Vengeance". Well, that's because it's almost not the same band; three-fifths of the unit turned over in 2004, leaving only guitarist Carl Bouchard and drummer Yan Chausse to find new parts for ...

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DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW: STEEL PROPHET Side-Project To Film First Video

DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW, the new band featuring STEEL PROPHET founder/guitarist Steve Kachinsky, vocalist Charlie Z (MILITANTS, ex-ENRAGED), bassist Jason Lenhard (ex-ENRAGED), drummer Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET, PROJECT STEIGER, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS), and Horace Miller, will shoot a video for their track "Darkside of Human Nature" on July 16 in Los Angeles, CA. DEATH FOLLOWS ...

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Robot Hive/Exodus - CLUTCH

It's a testament to the organic strengths of CLUTCH that when they set up, start dicking around, and hit "record," the results still outstrip almost every overcalculated bunch of try-too-hard scenesters currently stinking up the record racks. The follow-up to last year's "Blast Tyrant" is definitely less immediate and hooky than that opus, but it ...

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LOST SOUL Added To Entire BLITZKRIEG III European Tour

Polish death metallers LOST SOUL have just scooped a slot (alongside VADER, ROTTING CHRIST and ANOREXIA NERVOSA) on the entire Blitzkrieg III European tour which steamrollers through the continent between September 5 and October 23. LOST SOUL, who were originally only due to lay waste to their native Poland, are fired up about landing the ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

MANOWAR are the first confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. About seven bands will be sharing the stage with MANOWAR. Other confirmed acts will be announced soon. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH: DVD, Early Album Reissues Due Next Year

Irish doom metal act MOURNING BELOVETH have posted the following message on their official web site: The [new MOURNING BELOVETH] album ['A Murderous Circus'] is out two months now and it seems the majority of people are slowly getting in to it, the stripped back, harsher sound takes some getting use to but when you ...

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SCOTT WEILAND To Rumormongers: 'Get A Fucking Life!'

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland has rejected Internet rumors that the band have scrapped the final five shows of their ongoing European tour because he has fallen off the wagon and will be re-entering rehab. In a posting on the group's official web site, Weiland writes, "Christ! You people are like locusts! Every day there's ...

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