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Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival: Final Lineup Announced

Greek metallers ROTTING CHRIST will headline this year's Day of Darkness Metalfest, set to take place on Saturday July 9 at Pedigree Corner, Ballylinan, Co Laois in Ireland. Now in its fourth year, the festival will once again bring together bands from Ireland's thriving domestic metal scene with a number of their international peers. Tickets ...

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ROTTING CORPSE: 'RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour' Announced

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 the details of their "RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour 2005". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 21 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom May 26 - Corpus Christi, ...

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MARDUK: 'Blackcrowned' DVD Due In June

Regain Records has set a June 13 release date for the MARDUK "Blackcrowned" DVD. The disc features the rare live cuts from the "Blackcrowned" box set video tape — 1.5 hours of rare live cuts spanning the band's entire career. Also included are two bonus tracks. The DVD is strictly limited to 3,000 copies. "Blackcrowned" ...

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DEMONIC CHRIST To Record New Album In November

DEMONIC CHRIST guitarist/vocalist Dana Duffey Clayton has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "New album to be recorded! Details: Dana is in the process of writing new material for the upcoming DEMONIC CHRIST opus. It is confirmed that long time comrade, Proscriptor McGovern (ABSU) will be drumming on the new album and fellow old-schooler, Lord ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I Got Saved In 2002'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "People don't really have to guess how I feel on issues; that is a benefit of being outspoken. So, I have to say that I am stunned with the inconsiderate posts and threads here about my ...

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ROTTING CORPSE: VINNIE PAUL-Produced Demos To Be Released On CD

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 set Tuesday, May 24, 2005 as the release date for their collection of demos, entitled "The Demos", through F*ck It Records. The disc will feature all the old-school thrash ...

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ROTTING CORPSE: Houston Date Announced

In addition to their previously announced show on May 28 at Division One in Arlington, Texas, reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — will be performing at The Meridian in Houston, Texas on May 27. Also appearing ...

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CKY Frontman Has A Message For DAVE MUSTAINE: 'Stop Creating Drama'

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for threatening to cancel any shows where "full-on Satanic" bands are also scheduled to appear. In a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Miller wrote, "reading that ROTTING CHRIST has to cancel shows because of Dave Mustaine's recent and absurdly sudden Christianity is one of the most ...

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SHEAVY Complete Work On New Album

St. John's, Newfoundland "stoner" rockers SHEAVY will be filming their May 10 performance at the Masonic Temple Ballroom here in St. John's for an upcoming DVD, to be released this summer. SHEAVY recently completed work on their new CD, "Republic?", due in June via Rise Above Records. "Republic?" track listing: 01. The Rook 02. Hangman ...

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KAYSER: New Song Available For Download

A brand–new KAYSER track, entitled "Good Citizen", has been made available for download at this location. "Good Citizen" comes off the group's debut album, "Kaiserhof", due on June 13 via Scarlet Records. KAYSER is the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and ...

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STAIND: New Audio Clip Posted Online

A 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 songs are expected to appear on the follow-up to 2003's "14 Shades of Grey", including "Paper ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S., NECRONOMICON Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

ROTTING CHRIST, R.O.T.S. (RIDERS OF THE STORM) and NECRONOMICON are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST BELPHEGOR DARK AGE DEFLESHED DISINFECT EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY ...

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The Fall of Rome - WINTER SOLSTICE

With a riff straight out of the AT THE GATES reject pile, Virginia's WINTER SOLSTICE doggedly, dogmatically trudge through forty minutes of well-executed, but utterly unoriginal, Swedish-derived thrash. Between these guys and DARKEST HOUR plundering their national treasures, it's a wonder the government in Stockholm doesn't sue for war reparations! Admittedly, these guys can pull ...

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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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