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KRUCIBLE Confirmed For TEXAS MADFEST

Texas progressive metal act KRUCIBLE is confirmed to take part in Houston's Texas Madfest. This will mark one of the first live appearances of the band's new lineup, which now includes renowned vocalist Lance King. "We're so excited to have Lance in KRUCIBLE now, I can't even describe it," states Shane DuBose, the band's bassist. ...

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PROFESSOR FATE's Debut Album Due Next Week

PROFESSOR FATE's debut album, "The Inferno", will be released this coming Monday (February 19) via Feto Records, the label formed by Kenney and and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA). PROFESSOR FATE is Mick Kenney's (ANAAL NATHRAKH, EXPLODER, MISTRESS) solo project that produces "cinematic-style music," acording to a press release. "It is a form of ...

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Eschaton - ANAAL NATHRAKH

Sometimes a band can tweak the conventions of their chosen genre, not so much reinventing anything as just approaching things in a slightly different way, and by doing so they can set benchmarks for lesser mortals to follow. ENTOMBED's "Clandestine" comes to mind — on the surface, it was a slightly more progressive take on ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Collaborates With Ex-GRIM REAPER Singer On SUPERBOWL Commercial

Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, COSMOSQUAD, MOGG/WAY) and writing/production partner Jono Brown have landed a Superbowl commercial for Garmin GSP navigation systems. The 30-second spot, which is set to air just before Superbowl half-time this Sunday, was recorded and mixed in Los Angeles and London, England and also features legendary U.K. metal vocalist ...

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Former FAITH OR FEAR Guitarist Resurfaces In TRAGEDY IN PROGRESS

Former FAITH OR FEAR guitarist Chris Bombeke has teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Shane Gellert of ONE IN THE CHAMBER to form a new project called TRAGEDY IN PROGRESS. Bombeke will play bass in the group, which also features Gellert's CHAMBER bandmates Joey Mionie and Ted Vandermark. The Atlantic City, New Jersey-based act is currently writing ...

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MNEMIC To Guest On Danish National Radio

Danish futurist metallers MNEMIC will be the featured guests on Denmark's national radio show "P3's Public Service" airing Monday, February 5. The show begins at 22.00 / 10:00 p.m. and runs to midnight. An e-card for MNEMIC's upcoming album, "Passenger", is now available at www.mnemic.com. You can check out a couple of songs ...

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Passenger - MNEMIC

Denmark's MNEMIC turned quite a few heads with its futuristic thrash, MESHUGGAH-like rhythms and shades of FEAR FACTORY/STRAPPING YOUNG LAD songwriting on 2003's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" and 2004's "The Audio Injected Soul". While the soon-to-be-released "Passenger" may not reach the heights achieved by the 2004 release, those same elements are present and several of the ...

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NAPALM DEATH Planning Back-To-Basics, Old-School U.K. Tour

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following message on the band's MySpace page: "[I'm] In Finland enjoying what so far has been a killer tour and we still have so many shows and places to look forward to. [It's] fucking cold, though. "Anyway, we have the idea for sometime now to hopefully put ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Produce THE LUCHAGORS

SKID ROW bassist/songwriter Rachel Bolan has started pre-production with Atlanta based punk-pop hardcore band THE LUCHAGORS. The group, which features former WWE superstar Amy "Lita" Dumas on vocals, will be heading into the studio late January with Bolan at the production helm. In addition to Dumas, THE LUCHAGORS' lineup includes Atlanta horror king Shane Morton ...

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MNEMIC: 'Meaningless' Video Posted Online

An e-card for Danish futurist thrashers MNEMIC's upcoming album, "Passenger", is now available at www.mnemic.com. You can check out a couple of songs from the new CD, and view the new MNEMIC video for the song "Meaningless", directed by Revolver Film director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL). Produced by FEAR ...

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MNEMIC To Support DEFTONES In U.K. Only

Due to "personal scheduling conflicts," Danish metallers MNEMIC will not be able to support the DEFTONES on their entire European tour as previously announced. Instead MNEMIC will only be doing the U.K. DEFTONES dates, which are scheduled to kick off in early March. Commented MNEMIC in a statement: "Any fans on mainland Europe looking forward ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Added To CRADLE OF FILTH Tour

3 INCHES OF BLOOD, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based metal sextet, has been added to the entire CRADLE OF FILTH North American tour, also featuring Finland's THE 69 EYES in the middle slot. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 23 - Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ Jan. 24 - Trocadero, The Philadelphia, PA Jan. 26 - ...

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DECEASED: New Album Pushed Back

Virginia-based old-school thrash metallers DECEASED have posted the following message on their official web site: "Our new album 'Surreal Overdose' has been pushed back until the end of the year. We won't get in to start recording it until fall of 2007 at the earliest. We are taking our time with writing the songs which ...

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Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE Announces PUSHED Reunion Show

Southern California's PUSHED, the band featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will play a one-off reunion show on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at the Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California. Shane Monaghan will be filling in on bass for the upcoming gig. PUSHED previously released a self-financed EP. For more ...

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BACKMASK Releases Debut Album, Seeks Permanent Drummer

Santa Barbara, California-based melodic death metal group BACKMASK has just released its debut album, "Dark Fiber". With their heavily Scandinavian-influenced sound, BACKMASK has secured a loyal following in their home state since their inception. BACKMASK began in 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Shane McFee (son of longtime/current DOOBIE BROTHERS guitarist and famous studio multi-instrumentalist John McFee) recruited ...

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MNEMIC To Support DEFTONES On European Tour

Danish metallers MNEMIC will support the DEFTONES on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 08 - Liverpool (UK) Unisversity Mar. 09 - Leeds (UK) University Mar. 11 - Manchester (UK) Academy Mar. 12 - Glasgow (UK) Academy Mar. 13 - Newcastle (UK) Academy Mar. 14 - Nottingham (UK) Rock City Mar. ...

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Denmark's MNEMIC Challenges GOD FORBID To The Drinking Olympics

Who would've guessed that the day the "Revolver Presents: The Chains Of Humanity Tour" lineup with GOD FORBID, GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS, and THE HUMAN ABSTRACT/BYZANTINE was finalized, a new (although already long-practiced) Olympic category was FINALLY made official: The Drinking Olympics. Eager to take a gold medal home for his native Denmark in a competition ...

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VANDEN PLAS And FREAK KITCHEN To Co-Headline PROGPOWER USA SHOWCASE

Germany's progressive metal icons VANDEN PLAS and Sweden's FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed to co-headline the ProgPower USA VIII Showcase on Thursday, October 4, 2007. "As one of my favorite artists, VANDEN PLAS went immediately to the top of my want list after consulting with Glenn about this year's festival roster" said Showcase promoter Shane ...

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EXPLODER Records Christmas Single

EXPLODER, the U.K. rock/metal band led by Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, PROFESSOR FATE, MISTRESS), has recorded a Christmas single, entitled "Hell's Bells It's Christmas". An accompanying video for the track was shot this past weekend. The single should be available for digital download through iTunes over the next few weeks. EXPLODER's self-titled debut album was ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: Vinyl Version Of 'Eschaton' Due In January

Garden of Exile Records will release the vinyl version of the new ANAAL NATHRAKH album, "Eschaton", on January 8, 2007. The LP version will be packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and be pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl in the colors black, red and black/red. Pre-orders are being taken in the label's webstore and the ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Checks In From The Road

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just played a blinding, sweaty hot show in Belfort, France... Hot and sweaty is the word — what a crazy show! Kids diving everywhere; very cool. It was so hot I even had to take my shirt off so ...

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MNEMIC Singer Fractures Kneecap; Band Vows To Continue Touring

Guillaume Bideau, singer of MNEMIC, recently fractured his kneecap during one of the shows, and has been rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment. Commented the band: "The three remaining shows on the 'Last Stab Tour' will continue in the name of heavy metal, so please don't be surprised if you see Guillaume sitting on ...

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