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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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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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