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AVENGER OF BLOOD Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Las Vegas metal merchants AVENGER OF BLOOD. AVENGER OF BLOOD has been busy making its mark on the metal underground since 2003 with relentless local and regional gigging as well as multiple appearances at Minneapolis Mayhem festival, Northwest Deathfest and a full U.S. tour with GODLESS RISING ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO To Play Concert For The Troops

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo will play a concert to welcome home the India 3/12 Artillery Battery Marines of Camp Lejume in Jacksonville, North Carolina from their recent tour of duty in Iraq. The troop is familiar with Marc as SOULFLY has played for them before on their base in North Carolina. The details of the ...

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MERCILESS DEATH: Debut Album Samples Available

Two tracks from MERCILESS DEATH's debut album, "Evil in the Night", have been posted on the Heavy Artillery Records MySpace page. According to a press release, the preview tracks "Exhumer" and "Ready to Kill" "capture the speed, aggression and musical prowess of thrash legends such as EXODUS, DARK ANGEL and SLAYER, but even ...

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ARTILLERY Pulls Out Of KEEP IT TRUE Festival

The organizers of the Keep It True VIII festival, which is scheduled to take place April 14 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, have issued the following update: "[Danish thrashers] ARTILLERY had to cancel their show at Keep It True due to problems with the singer and bassist. The Stützer brothers [guitarist Michael and bassist Morten] ...

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EVILE: Debut Album To Be Produced By FLEMMING RASMUSSEN

Fast-rising young U.K. thrashers EVILE have announced that their debut album, entitled "Enter the Grave", is will be recorded in May 2007 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, MORBID ANGEL, ARTILLERY). The CD will be issued in September via Earache Records. EVILE formed three years ago in Huddersfield, ...

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INFINITED HATE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Brutal Dutch death metallers INFINITED HATE, who feature in their ranks three current members of the legendary SINISTER plus ex-members of the mighty HOUWITSER, have begun work on their new album, "Orchestra of Sickness", due later in the year via Goregiastic Records. The projected track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Asylum of ...

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SATURNUS Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Denmark's melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2007. The fifth annual metal festival will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL. SATURNUS will be playing in support of its critically acclaimed new album, "Veronika Decides To Die", which was produced ...

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USIPIAN Calls It Quits

Danish "apocalyptic" old-school death metallers USIPIAN have issued the following update: "We are sorry to announce that USIPIAN no longer exists due to differences within the band in regard to musical direction. The final testament of USIPIAN will be a MCD/7-inch EP containing three tracks recently recorded in Sweet Silence Studios with Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ...

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DESTRUCTOR: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band DESTRUCTOR has set "Forever in Leather" as the title of its forthcoming album, due on April 13 Auburn Records. The CD was recorded in Cleveland at Metro Sync and Noise Floor studios and is scheduled to be mixed starting next week with producer Don Depew (BREAKER guitarist). The track listing ...

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DESTRUCTOR's New Full-Length Album Due Next Spring

DESTRUCTOR's headlining appearance at the opening night of the Keep It True VIII festival in Germany on April 13, 2007 is officially sold out. The legendary Cleveland, Ohio power/thrash band will be delivering an extended headlining set that will feature classics from past releases "Maximum Destruction" and "Sonic Bullet", along with selections from their forthcoming ...

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HIRAX Added To Select Dates On DESTRUCTION Tour

Underground metal champions HIRAX have been added to the following dates on the DESTRUCTION/SADUS North American tour: Jan. 21 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater Jan. 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's Jan. 24 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle Feb. 13 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit Feb. 14 - ...

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HIRAX: New Song Available For Download

A new HIRAX track, entitlted "Lucifer's Inferno", is available for download at this location. "Lucifer's Inferno" and "City of the Dead" are slated to appear on the compilation "Speed Kills Again", to be released on Heavy Artillery, a subsidiary of Punk Core Records. Three other tracks, "Summon the Death Dealers", "Assassins of War", ...

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HIRAX Completes Mexican Tour

HIRAX has returned from the Mexican leg of their 2006 tour. The band played to their rabid metal fans across the border on October 28 at Cocktail Bar Live in Leon, Mexico and October 29 at Circo Volador in Mexico City. "The show in Leon gathered a lot of die hard metal brothers and sisters," ...

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RAMMER And TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Team Up For Canadian Tour

Toronto, Canada's RAMMER and Boston's TOXIC HOLOCAUST will join forces this week for a 17-date tour of Canada, dubbed Incineratour 2006. The details are as follows: Oct. 05 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar le Magog Oct. 06 - Montreal, QC @ Saphir (w/ INEPSY) Oct. 07 - Quebec City, QC @ L'arlequin (w/ INEPSY) Oct. ...

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HIRAX Prepares To Record New Material, Hit The Road

Thrash metal icons HIRAX will enter the studio in October to record the first new material since 2004's "The New Age of Terror". The band is scheduled to begin recording four new tracks on October 13 at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, California. John Haddad will produce the tracks "Lucifer's Inferno" and "City of ...

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MERCILESS DEATH Replace VINDICATOR At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

California-based MERCILESS DEATH (Heavy Artillery Records) have replaced their labelmates VINDICATOR on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the festival organizers, VINDICATOR were forced to drop off the bill due to "issues within the lineup." The lineup for ...

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RAMMER: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Toronto thrash metal quintet RAMMER has confirmed the following select shows in Southern Ontario in support of their recently released debut album "Cancer" (Blue Fog Recordings): May 05 - Guelph, ON @ The Shadow May 06 - London, ON @ Call The Office May 11 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground Jun. 06 - Oshawa, ...

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ENSIFERUM Set Release Date For 10th Anniversary DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have set a June 14 release date for the DVD of their 10th anniversary celebration concert, which took place Dec. 31, 2005 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The band are planning on entering the studio in November to begin recording their third album for a tentative early February ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Song Available For Streaming

The track "Warrior's Quest" from Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the group's new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release Live DVD In The Summer

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have posted the following message on their official web site: "ENSIFERUM thanks everyone who attended the 10th anniversary celebration concert [at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland on Dec. 31, 2005]. If everything goes according our plans, the DVD of that ...

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ENSIFERUM: Complete 'Dragonheads' Details Revealed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have completed work on their new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was mastered by Mika ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release 'Dragonheads' In February

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have set "Dragonheads" as the title of their new EP, due in February 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD is being recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki and will contain one new track, new studio recordings of several ...

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ENSIFERUM To Film 10-Year Anniversary Show For Upcoming DVD

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, will film their New Year's Eve 10-year anniversary concert at the Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland for an upcoming DVD. ENSIFERUM, who recently parted ways with drummer Oliver Fokin and replaced him with Janne Parviainen, will enter Sonic Pump studios ...

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MANATARK Complete Work On New Album

Estonian black metallers MANATARK have completed work on their third full-length album, "Crimson Hours", tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Age Productions. "If you liked [2003's] 'Chaos Engine' [Metal Age Productions], then the new album is even more furious and punctual, making it undoubtedly the best MANATARK album yet!" the band write on their ...

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