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NECARE's RYAN HENRY To Guest On New DRACONIAN Album

NECARE's Ryan Henry (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) has been asked to contribute his vocal talents to Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN's forthcoming album. Henry will be providing all of the spoken verse for the release, which is described as a "luciferian" concept CD. DRACONIAN will enter Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden in September to ...

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Australian Metal Compilation To Be Unleashed This Week

An Australian metal compilation, featuring 26 "hordes from under the southern skies," many presenting new and exclusive tracks, will be unleashed July 1 via Blacktalon Media. Titled "Legions – Opening Of The Southern Gate", the two-disc collection will feature the following track listing: Disc One: 01. SADISTIK EXEKUTION - Homicidal Suicide 02. ASTRIAAL - Ritual ...

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EXMORTEM: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have revealed the track listing for their as-yet-untitled fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. The as-yet-untitled CD was mixed with producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Parasite Paradise 02. Flesh Havoc 03. Black Walls Of ...

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TROUBLE Complete Work On Unplugged CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have set "Simple Mind Condition" as the title of their unplugged CD, which is set to be available via the band's official web site before the end of the month. The effort, which contains acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, was remixed by Vinny ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record New EP, Hit The Road

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Greetings! We are leaving to go to Atlanta to record (and play ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR To Release New Album In September

Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have set a September 27 release date through Spikefarm Records for their third album, "Illusion's Play". The follow-up to 2001's "Angels Of Distress" was once again recorded at Hellhole studios in Helsinki, Finland. An MP3 clip of the track "Entwined In Misery" can be downloaded at this ...

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VAN HALEN Drummer: 'We've Matured'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has told USA Today that he can't see the sense of dissecting unresolved squabbles with his newly reunited bandmates, as METALLICA did with their traveling therapist in the new documentary "Some Kind of Monster". "We already went through the misery once," said Hagar. "Why relive a horrible experience? If you ...

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Start Killing - MAN MUST DIE

"(This) band was created for the sole purpose of being one of the heaviest, fastest and most extreme but accessible bands in today's metal genre." So says the typically gushing press release. Now, the "accessible" part of that statement we find hard to entirely equate with that which comes before it. And as for that ...

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ALPHA SAFARI: ENTOMBED/MISERY LOVES CO. Project To Release Album In August

ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the Swedish band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), will release their debut album in August through Threeman Recordings. A single, entitled "Disappear", was recently made available. The band will make their next ...

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MISERY INDEX: KEVIN TALLEY 'Fully' Back In The Band, New EP On The Way

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Hello everyone! We'd like to thank all of you who came out ...

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CARNAL FORGE Cancel European Tour

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour with MISERY INDEX. "Due to reasons beyond our control, bookings and preparations for the touring set-up have been screwed up, resulting in economic difficulty as well as an unsolvable schedule," the band write on their web site. "This has resulted in ...

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NIKKI SIXX Pens Foreword To Rock 'N' Roll Tombstone Guide

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has written the foreword to the book "The Tombstone Tourist-Musicians". On its second edition, "The Tombstone Tourist-Musicians" is being described as a guide to all the graves, shrines and memorabilia of the "late, great legends of rock, jazz, blues, country and R&B," with 300 new artist biographies, 250 new ...

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IN FLAMES Continue Their Reign On Swedish Metal Charts

IN FLAMES are continuing their reign on the Swedish metal charts with their latest CD, "Soundtrack To Your Escape". Five weeks after the album's official release date, the album is at No. 21 on the official album charts and at No. 1 on the metal charts. "Soundtrack To Your Escape" was recorded at a rented ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'The Great Depression' Video Posted Online

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have completed their video for "The Great Depression" (mp3), off their first full-length album, "Retaliate", now available on Nuclear Blast Records. The video was filmed on ...

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FLESHCRAWL Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's FLESHCRAWL are the latest act confirmed for the Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 12-14 in Bad Berka, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): CARPATHIAN FOREST CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DARK FUNERAL DISFEAR DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FLESHCRAWL GOLEM GOREROTTED GRAVE ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Soundtrack' Moves Up On Swedish Chart

IN FLAMES' new album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", has climbed to position No. 11 on the official Swedish album chart in its third week of release. The CD entered the chart at No. 3 and dropped down to No. 14 before climbing up again, according to a posting on the band's official web site,

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IN FLAMES' 'Soundtrack' Debuts At No. 145 On BILLBOARD Chart!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have sold an impressive 10,659 copies of their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", during its first week of release to debut at No. 145 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The following are the current SoundScan figures for IN FLAMES' recent back catalog (including the latest ...

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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO: I Am Relieved I Am Not In STRATOVARIUS

Former STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto spoke to Pitriff.com earlier today about the recent events in the STRATOVARIUS camp and his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Coldness". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: PITRIFF: Have you heard about [Timo] Tolkki's condition lately? Timo Kotipelto: "I just heard from a webmaster friend ...

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