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ROTTING CORPSE Announce First Reunion Show

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have announced their first comeback show. The group will be performing at Division One in Arlington, Texas on May 28. Also appearing on the bill will be SCUM SCUNGE. As previously reported, ...

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VANDEN PLAS: 'Heavy Mental Shadow Opera' To Premier Next February

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have confirmed plans to bring the "Abydos" solo album of the group's lead singer, Andy Kuntz, to the stage. Kuntz' "Heavy Mental Shadow Opera" will premier in Kaiserslautern's Pfalztheater next February. It will be the city's official cultural contribution to the FIFA Football World Cup 2006 in Germany. VANDEN PLAS ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman To Release New Album

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have completed work on their debut album, "Kaiserhof", due on June 13 via Scarlet Records. "Kaiserhof" was recorded at Caesar studios (SOILWORK, THE DEFACED) and features a sound best described as "a ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Joins Forces With PERSUADER Members

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has teamed up with PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) in a new project called SAVAGE CIRCUS. This collaboration is not to be confused with Stauch's as-yet-unnamed band with SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid, which recently finished recording a full-length album. Stauch has issued ...

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VANDEN PLAS Singer' 'Abydos' To Premier As Rock Musical

The solo album of VANDEN PLAS vocalist Andy Kuntz has received great reviews ever since its release. Now Andy will take his work of art one step further and bring "Abydos" to the stage! The "Heavy Mental Shadow Opera" will premier in Kaiserslautern's Pfalztheater around the time of next year's soccer world cup in Germany. ...

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OMINOUS Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

New Jersey-based death metal trio OMINOUS has inked a deal with Chicago-based label Rotting Corpse Records. A full-length CD is expected this summer. The band are currently working on a video and are continuing to play out as much as possible. Commented Ron Dake, president of Rotting Corpse Records: "We are very excited to be ...

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BENEDICTION, GOD DETHRONED, ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Austria's DEVIL DAYS Festival

The final billing has been announced for the Devil Days open-air festival, set to take place June 10-11 in Sankt Leonhard am Forst, Austria. Confirmed acts are as follows: AGATHODAIMON ARS MORIENDI BENEDICTION BITTERNESS CASKET GARDEN CRIMINAL CRUSADE DARK FORTRESS DARKFALL DEMOLITION DISASTER K.F.W. FINAL BREATH FROSTMOON ECLIPSE GOD DETHRONED GODDAMNED X GOREROTTED INFESTIGATION MY ...

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CICATRIX: New Recordings Available For Download

Polish brutal death metallers CICATRIX have made their new three-song CD/demo available for download at the group's official web site. "Remains", "Something Rotting" and "Festering Crowd" were recorded at Rotting Day Studios for promotional purposes only. CICATRIX had previously released a self-financed mini-CD, "Heading for Mental Suicide", in 2001. ...

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THUS DEFILED: New Album To Feature ROTTING CHRIST's SAKIS

U.K. black metallers THUS DEFILED will fly to the U.S. in April to record their new album, "Daemonspawn", at Noise Farm Studio in Texas. Sakis from the legendary ROTTING CHRIST will be providing backing vocals on the album. The band will also make their first appearance on U.S. soil as special guests to DEMONCY at ...

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Annihilation of the Wicked - NILE

When Karl Sanders said "be prepared to be crushed" in reference to "Annihilation of the Wicked", he was not exaggerating. I'd venture to say that this is the heaviest NILE album to date, perhaps in part due to Neil Kernon's outstanding (as usual) production, one that brings out the sheer brutality and precision of Sanders' ...

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Lifesblood For the Downtrodden - CROWBAR

CROWBAR did irreparable damage to themselves, if ya ask me, back in the mid-'90s. After they emerged with their tar-caked, ham-fisted big-riff sound and vein-straining vocals, they spent a good while coasting. Even Methuselan mainman Kirk Windstein has said in interviews that a lot of the early songs pretty much sounded the same. More than ...

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STAIND: New Song Clip Posted Online

A 30-second audio clip of a new STAIND song has been posted online at the group's official web site. STAIND are scheduled to release their new album, "Chapter V", this summer via Flip/Atlantic Records. 11 or 12 song are expected to appear on the follow-up to 2003's "14 Shades of Grey", including "Paper ...

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ROTTING CORPSE: New Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Several photos from a recent rehearsal session by the reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, ROTTING CORPSE are planning on releasing all their demos on one ...

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IN AETERNUM Threatened With Lawsuit By Actor/Director MEL GIBSON

Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM and their record label, Agonia Records, have been threatened with a lawsuit by the attorneys representing actor/director Mel Gibson. Apparently, the picture used as the cover artwork for the group's "No Salvation" mini-CD was the property of the motion picture "The Passion of the Christ" — the controversial film directed ...

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CENTINEX To Headline U.K.'s INFERNAL DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Arcane Promotions, in association with Zero Tolerance magazine, is presenting the second annual Infernal Damnation Festival, taking place at The Electrowerkz, London on Saturday April 30. Doors open at 2 p.m. Headlining the event are CENTINEX from Sweden who are set to lay waste to the audience with their razor-sharp blackened assault. Supporting them, as ...

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STAIND Name New Album

MTV News is reporting that STAIND have set "Chapter V" as the title of their fifth album and the band's first album on Flip/Atlantic Records. While a definitive street date hasn't been firmed up yet (STAIND singer Aaron Lewis' wife is pregnant and due in May, "so it will be sometime shortly after ...

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Cycle of Pain - HAVOCHATE

As much as I enjoyed HAVOCHATE's "This Violent Earth" for its old-school OVERKILL/TESTAMENT crunch grooves and hardass heavy metal attitude, I still thought it was a good, not great album. About half the album crushed convincingly (especially the excellent title track) and half I found to be just average, maybe missing that little something. Having ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Added To VADER's 'Blitzkrieg 3' Tour

French symphonic black metal act ANOREXIA NERVOSA have been added to the third edition of VADER's "Blitzkrieg" Polish tour, set to take place in September. The upcoming trek will also feature Greece's ROTTING CHRIST in the "special guests" slot. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 05 - Warsaw, POL @ Proxima Sep. 06 - Lublin, ...

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DESASTER Confirmed For Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS FESTIVAL

German dark thrashers DESASTER are the latest addition to the lineup for this year's Day of Darkness Festival, set to be held at Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland on July 9. The four-piece, who recently inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, will make a triumphant return to the Emerald Isle following a sold-out debut Irish ...

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Temporary Vocalists Help VEHEMENCE On Upcoming Tours

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE will be utilizing the services of vocalist Bryan Edwards (CLIFTON) during their upcoming tour with THINE EYES BLEED beginning on March 21 and ending April 5. In addition, "In an unexpected turn of events, vocalist Sean Vandegrift (ex-FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW) will not be able to commit to our upcoming ...

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The Voyeurs of Destruction - PURE SWEET HELL

I've had the pleasure of having "Voyeurs" for well over a year and a half. So, some of my observations are how well this release has held up for me, but I'll still try and tell you what it "sounds" like, which is the toughest part of any review, especially this band. They put the ...

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Guitarist HEAD Quits KORN, Dedicates Life To Christianity

MTV.com is reporting that guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, a founding member of KORN, has left the band and has rededicated his life to Christianity, according to the group's management. "KORN has parted ways with guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, who has chosen Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that ...

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PURE SWEET HELL To Film Video For 'Innocence And The Beast'

PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, are working on a video for the song "Innocence and the Beast". "We hope to have it finished sometime in the spring," the band write in a newsletter. "Innocence and the Beast" comes off the group's full-length debut, "The Voyeurs of Utter Destruction As ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Team Up With VADER For Polish Tour

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have been officially confirmed as special guests on the third edition of VADER's "Blitzkrieg" Polish tour. The upcoming trek will mark the first time ROTTING CHRIST will play such a long tour of Poland. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 05 - Warsaw, POL @ Proxima Sep. 06 - Lublin, POL @ ...

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