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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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GODSMACK Drummer Defends AMEN Frontman

Former AMEN and current GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin has posted a statement on AMEN's message board defending AMEN mainman Casey Chaos against accusations of fraud and mishandling of funds by other ex-members of the group. His message reads as follows: "Hello, humans. Larkin here. Remember me? I'm the drummer on 95 percent of everything since ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: New Audio Sample Posted Online

THE CLAN DESTINED frontman Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Warmest greetings to you all! I hope that everything goes well, and that the New Year finds each of you in fine spirits? Sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been quite hectic for THE ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST are the latest act confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness metal festival, set to take place July 9 in Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. The festival will mark ROTTING CHRIST's first-ever visit to Ireland and is sure to generate a frenzied response from Irish black/death metal fans. The veteran outfit will join ...

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HAVOCHATE Sign With INDECENT MEDIA

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have signed a new worldwide deal with Indecent Media. The group's sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", is scheduled for release on March 15. "We had been in contact with other labels and they all offered us more or less the same things," stated ...

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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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