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VANDEN PLAS Announce New Album Title

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have posted the following message on their official web site: "The name for the new VANDEN PLAS album has been chosen: It will be a concept album called 'Christ 0' ('Christ Zero'). It's a modern adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' book 'Monte Cristo'. The band is also working on a rock ...

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ALICE COOPER Performs 'School's Out' With Kids Of 'Rock School'

According to Newsday.com, ALICE COOPER performed his classic track "School's Out" with the kids of "Rock School", Don Argott's documentary about the Philadelphia after-school program that inspired Rick Linklater's popular 2003 movie, "School of Rock". The performance took place on Monday (Jan. 24) at the "Rock School" launch party at the Sundance Film Festival in ...

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ROTTING CORPSE Demos To Be Released On CD

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, are planning on releasing all their demos on one CD. In a 2002 interview with Metal-Rules.com, Perez talked about ROTTING CORPSE's formation and the possibility of the band reuniting to record an ...

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Former NAIL WITHIN Singer Resurfaces In MOONSKIN

Former NAIL WITHIN vocalist Yishai Swearts and multi-instrumentalist Maor Appelbaum (ex-SLEEPLESS, VULTURES) have joined forces in a new band called MOONSKIN. The group, which was officially born in the summer of 2003, also features drummer Matan Shmueli (ARMILOS) and guitarist Raffi Mor (DISTORTED). Commented Yishai: "In the beginning it was almost impossible to write. I ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Mourn Loss Of Former Collaborator

Multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn of the two-man project PURE SWEET HELL, which also features in its ranks NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, has issued the following statement: "I'm writing this because I can't yet speak. "PURE SWEET HELL has lost a true friend and brother. "Jeff Wolfe lost his life doing something that he truly loved. Riding ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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WOLF Guitarist/Vocalist OLSSON Gets 'Evil'

WOLF guitarist/vocalist Nick Olsson is playing the part of the "evil" priest Hanias in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" this fall, according to a posting on the group's web site. A photo of Olsson "all dressed up for mayhem" can be viewed at this location. "The show is going really well, with sold-out ...

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FUNERAL PROCESSION Complete Work On New EP

German black metallers FUNERAL PROCESSION have finished recording their new EP, "Legion Cymru". The EP will be released as a seven-inch single by Nightfog Productions (Germany), as a mini-CD by Millennial Visions (Germany) and as an MC with several bonustracks by Intolerant Rekords Canada. The seven-inch and the mini-CD are scheduled for a late 2004 ...

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PARADISE LOST: Early Live Performance Released On DVD

Cherry Red has released a DVD version of PARADISE LOST's "Live Death" — a gig filmed in 1989, shortly before the release of the group's debut album, "Lost Paradise". The DVD contains the following tracks: 01. Deadly Inner Sense 02. Frozen Illusion 03. Breeding Fear 04. Paradise Lost 05. Our Saviour 06. Rotting Misery 07. ...

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GRAVE: European Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Dec. 02 – Copenhagen, DEN @ The Rock* Italian Tour 2004 w/ ROTTING CHRIST & Guest: Dec. 17 – Porto, ITA @ D'Ascoli Dec. 18 – Catania, ITA @ Easy Rider Club Dec. 19 - Codevilla Pavia, ITA @ Thunder ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Explain New Album Cover

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have issued a statement defending their choice of artwork (designed by Gyula Havancsak) for their upcoming release, "The Last Supper". The statement reads as follows: "After the release of 'The Last Supper' artwork we got a lot of very positive response. But there are also fans [who] are ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Sign With CRASH MUSIC

PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have inked a deal with Crash Music, Inc. The group's full-length debut, "The Voyeurs of Utter Destruction As Beauty", is scheduled for release on February 22, 2005. PURE SWEET HELL consists of Williams, Christ Eichhorn, who has spent much of his time writing music ...

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STILLBORN Sign With PAGAN RECORDS

Polish underground death metallers STILLBORN have inked a deal with Pagan Records. The group's already-completed debut album, "Satanas el Grande", is scheduled for release this winter. "Satanas el Grande" track listing: 01. Pactum Inferni 02. Massacre 03. Satanas el Grande 04. Anti-God, Anti-Human 05. Execrable Lord Pretender 06. Thousand Faced Bitch 07. March of Armageddon ...

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TEMPLE OF BLOOD Cover DEADLY BLESSING Classic For Debut Album

Christian thrash/power metal band TEMPLE OF BLOOD have recorded a cover version of the DEADLY BLESSING classic "Deliver Us From Evil" with vocals provided by DEADLY BLESSING's own legendary vocalist Ski. Commented the band: "The recording went exceptionally well and Ski blew us away with his vocal prowess and sheer power. It was a surreal ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Signs Solo Deal With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Wednesday 13, of MURDERDOLLS fame, has signed to Roadrunner Records as a solo artist and will be unleashing "Transylvania 90210 – Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" on the label in early 2005. The band, currently comprised of Wednesday on vocals/guitar, Ghastly on drums, Kid Kid on bass and Pig on guitar, will begin ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Set Release Date For New Album

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE will release their new album, "Beyond Salvation", on October 12 via Rotting Corpse Records. "Tracks such as '324', 'Sever the Leech', as well as the title track, are some of DOOM SYNDICATE's finest recordings to date," reads an official press release. "The label has spared no expense in its design ...

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Sworn Allegiance - UNLEASHED

After five years of stomping around in the wilderness from 1997-2002, UNLEASHED are back hacking out albums and on a roll again. While this is undeniably a good thing for death metal in general, it wouldn't necessarily be the second coming of (the anti) Christ as musical comebacks go. This is based on the train ...

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AT THE GATES Tribute Album Due Next Week

Drowned Scream Records has set a September 24 release date for the AT THE GATES tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. TAETRE (Sweden) – "At the Gates" 02. GODHATE (Sweden) - "Kingdom Gone" 03. MÖRK GRYNING (Sweden) - "Neverwhere" ...

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