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MOB RULES: More Dates Announced

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have announced more tour dates in support of their new CD, "Ethnolution A.D.". Their schedule is now shaping up as follows: Oct. 20 - Wilhelmshaven, GER @ Pumpwerk Oct. 27 - Bremen, GER @ Tower Oct. 30 - Bonn, GER @ Klangstation Oct. 31 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Nov. ...

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Reincarnated - CONSPIRACY

CONSPIRACY is the solo project of Ukrainian Carpathian Wolf (the guy's hometown is in fact in the Carpathian Mountains, although he now resides in the Netherlands). A couple of demos were released in late '80s/early '90s, but "Reincarnated" marks the first official studio release. The album was worth the wait, at least for those that ...

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MISERY INDEX Completes Work On 'Conquistadores' Video

MISERY INDEX has completed work on the music video for "Conquistadores" from its acclaimed new album "Discordia". The video was filmed on location in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. Still images from the video, which will make its international debut in ...

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SUFFOCATION To Shoot Video; CD-Signing Session Announced

SUFFOCATION will film a video for the track "Abomination Reborn" from its forthcoming, self-titled album. The shooting for the video, the first from the band's new record, will take place with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films with the band this weekend in ...

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HYPOCRISY Guitarist HOLMA Quits; DARKANE's IDEBERG To Fill In

HYPOCRISY guitarist Andreas Holma has officially quit the band, according to a posting on the Swedish group's web site. Holma apparently left the band because he is "not motivated anymore" and is no longer interested in touring." He will now concentrate on his own project, the details of which have yet to be revealed. HYPOCRISY ...

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MISERY INDEX To Shoot 'Conquistadores' Video

MISERY INDEX will film a video for the track "Conquistadores" from its acclaimed new album "Discordia". The shooting for the video, the band's first from "Discordia", will take place with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Dale Resteghini of Raging Nations films next week with the band on location in Brooklyn, ...

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EYEHATEGOD: More Tribute Album Details Revealed

Emetic Records has announced the tentative track listing for "For the Sick – A Tribute to Eyehategod", set for release this fall. A statement from the label reads as follows: "All the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends and we are happy to have the best of the ...

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MOB RULES: 'Ethnolution A.D.' Track Listing Revealed

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Ethnolution A.D.", due on October 23 in Europe (October 20 in Germany). Produced once again by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SPOCK'S BEARD, OASIS), the CD marks the recording debut with the group of guitarist Sven Lüdke (ex-MURDER ONE) and bassist Markus ...

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Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam - GORGOROTH

Prison, anyone? Hey, just be glad that you're getting album number seven from one of Norway's finest black metal exports. Nicely textured and more varied than the average black metal release, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" is another Satanic fist in the face of your god. With the inhuman Frost (SATYRICON, 1349) enlisted for drum duties, ...

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MOB RULES To Release New Album In October

German melodic metallers MOB RULES are scheduled to release their fifth studio album, "Ethnolution A.D.", on October 23 in Europe (October 20 in Germany). Produced once again by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SPOCK'S BEARD, OASIS), the CD marks the recording debut with the group of guitarist Sven Lüdke (ex-MURDER ONE) and bassist Markus Brinkmann. According ...

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Christ Illusion - SLAYER

Everyone's known it for years: while SLAYER is widely considered one of the greatest live metal acts of all time, the band has not made an equally great album since 1990's "Seasons in the Abyss". That record brought together the speed and fury of "Reign in Blood" (1986) with the experimental nature of "South of ...

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Born In Hell - VIKING SKULL

From THE DARKNESS to ANDREW W.K. to MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM and all the way back to SPINAL TAP, the question has been raised — how deliberately flat-out corny and ironic can a band be and still rock? Swaggering U.K. cock-rockers VIKING SKULL (yeah, I know, I thought it was gonna be power metal too) won't ...

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The Locust Years - HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE

Following up the work of insane genius that was "The August Engine", a fixture on many Top Ten lists in 2003, San Francisco's cult avant-metal weirdoes HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE confound the listener still further here. "The Locust Years" is a grandiose, ambitious and sprawling work, a bit less immediate than the band's previous efforts, but ...

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NAGLFAR: In Pre-Production Mode

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "NAGLFAR has now officially entered writing mode. Thus [they have entered] the Wolf's Lair studio on Monday, July 17 to start working with the pre-production of the follow-up album to last year's 'Pariah'. Some new songtitles to be expected on ...

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V - CACTUS

A band of competent sidemen who had a shit-kickin' good time in the '70s without ever actually, you know, writing much of a song, CACTUS recently reunited to do more of the same. With SAVOY BROWN frontman Jimmy Kunes replacing the deceased Rusty Day, the core of the band — drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman: My Body Has Been Losing 'Rivers Of Blood'

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "My body has been losing what seem like rivers of blood every day for weeks now. Coupled with an apparently inexhaustible agony, especially after the last two of CELTIC FROST's concerts, it almost amounts to an antediluvian consecration, an offering, ...

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The New Black - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

Forget for a minute that you've heard anything about STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cranking out this album under deadline in order to appear on Ozzfest. Forget also the hand-wringing angst about statements from mainman Devin Townsend that this could be the final SYL opus. Concentrate, for a moment, on the actual eleven songs in front of ...

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The Fall of Ideals - ALL THAT REMAINS

After about a billion shows with a million different bands over the last couple of years, ALL THAT REMAINS has finally kicked out a new album, "The Fall of Ideals". An incendiary live act, the already tight musicianship seems to have been honed further this time. As far as metalcore goes, ALL THAT REMAINS have ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Reports On TUSKA And WITH FULL FORCE Festivals

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We managed to get through a couple more rounds of festival wrestling without any severe damage or substance abuse (beer and vodka doesn't count here)… Just the occasional food disaster (Hellfest), thunderstorm (Graspop) and heat stroke (With Full Force) ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman Checks In From OZZFEST

ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte checked in from this year's Ozzfest tour, where the band are performing on the second stage all summer long. Said Labonte: "So yesterday was our first Ozzfest show. It seemed to me that Washington has more than a few ATR fans and they were out early and in force ...

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1349 And SAHG To Support CELTIC FROST On U.S. Tour

Norwegian extreme metal acts 1349 and SAHG (featuring members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE) have been confirmed as the support bands for CELTIC FROST for their two shows at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia on September 12-13. It is expected that the same two support acts will be on the bill for much of ...

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Thrash 'Til Death: Live in Concert - HIRAX

As one of the attendees at the 2005 Minneapolis Mayhem II festival, I can say without equivocation that HIRAX's (who replaced SODOM on the bill) performance was a hell of a lot more exciting and the sound far better than what you will see/hear on "Thrash 'Til Death: Live in Concert". Both sound and picture ...

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