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EPICA: 'The Classical Conspiracy' Audio Samples Available

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will release a double live CD, titled "The Classical Conspiracy", on May 8 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded in Miskolc, Hungary, on June 14 2008 during the Miskolc International Opera Festival. The band performed a 45-minute set of metal adaptations of classical songs and movie soundtracks, accompanied ...

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EXODUS Bassist Offering Video Lessons

The PlayThisRiff.com web site, which charges $9.99 for a monthly membership, has announced that it now features bass lesson videos from bassist Jack Gibson of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans EXODUS. Learn how to play the songs "A Lesson in Violence", "Bonded by Blood" and "Deathamphetamine". All lessons are filmed in High Definition and ...

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POWERMAN 5000 To Release New Digital Single

POWERMAN 5000 will release a new digital single, "V Is For Vampire", on April 16 via iTunes, Amazon and other digital music outlets. The track is expected to appear on the band's next full-length album, tentatively due this summer. POWERMAN 5000 recently posted a three-track preview of some of the band's new material on the ...

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GODHEAD: 'Hero' Video Available

"Hero", the new video from GODHEAD, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by actress Juliet Landau ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Ed Wood") and Deverill Weekes and features an appearance by Landau alongside GODHEAD vocalist/guitarist Jason C. Miller. GODHEADJason C. Miller (vocals, guitars), Michael Miller (guitars), Ullrich Hepperlin (bass, programming) and Ty ...

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THE 69 EYES: Munich Footage Available

Quality video footage of THE 69 EYES' February 18, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "eblinternational"). THE 69 EYES is currently on the road in Europe as part of the Hellhounds Fest 2009, also featuring TIAMAT and AVA INFERI. THE 69 EYES recently entered the studio to begin recording ...

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THE 69 EYES Schedules Warsaw Signing Session

Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES take part in a signing session at Empik Megastore in Warsaw, Poland on February 13. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. THE 69 EYES recently entered the studio to begin recording its ninth studio album with the Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET, FU MANCHU). The recording ...

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MISFITS/BLACK SABBATH Book Author Explores Satanism In Latest Offering

Author and veteran punk drummer Joel Gausten (PIGFACE, ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN, THE UNDEAD) has published his latest offering, "Words From The Third Side: Essays on Sex, Satan & Success". An autobiographical tale, "Words" chronicles Gausten's experiences as a longtime member of the Church of Satan as well as his memorable run-ins with members of MINISTRY, NINE ...

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FU MANCHU: New Studio Album, 20th-Anniversary DVD Planned

Guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill of the Southern California fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU has issued the following update: "First off, we are playing a show at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, California on Saturday, February 21. "We are writing the new record now. We have about 10 new songs. We hope to write another five or ...

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THE 69 EYES To Work With SLAYER/MONSTER MAGNET Producer

Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES have issued the following update: "THE 69 EYES will start recording their next, ninth studio album with the Grammy-awarded producer Matt Hyde. He is mostly known from his works with SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET and FU MANCHU. The recording process will take place both in Helsinki and Los Angeles. The ...

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Peel Sessions - NEBULA

I've said it before and I'll say it again; when power trios fire on all cylinders, there is no impact more powerful than a bass/drums/guitar mix. Obviously, it requires tight playing, but that indefinable sixth sense that turns three individual musicians into an indistinguishable grouping that moves in unison is what makes the difference. It ...

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SKELETONWITCH Announces Dates With CANNABIS CORPSE

Ohio's sons of Midwestern darkness SKELETONWITCH will play a handful of headlining dates in early January with the Richmond, Virginia-based old-school death metal band CANNABIS CORPSE (featuring Philip "Landphil" Hall of MUNICIPAL WASTE). The run of dates culminates in Brooklyn, New York where the 'WITCH and CANNABIS CORPSE will be joined by Brooklyn's own crusty ...

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POWERMAN 5000: More Tour Dates Announced

POWERMAN 5000 has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 17 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, Colorado Jan. 19 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, Colorado Jan. 21 - The Hub - Edelstein, Illinois Jan. 22 - The Rock - Maplewood, Minnesota Jan. 23 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, Illinois Jan. 24 - Peabodys - Cleveland, ...

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BLACK SEPTEMBER: New Song Available For Streaming

A new BLACK SEPTEMBER track entitled "Under the Rising" is available for streaming for the band's MySpace page. The songs appears on the Chicago-based metal band's new split 7" EP, "Thrive & Decay", with Baton Rouge's doom band THOU. BLACK SEPTEMBER recorded its contribution with Sanford Parker (MINSK, BURIED AT SEA) at Volume Studios in ...

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