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Merciless - MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD

Within seconds of the synth-choir/drum-build of "Shark Ethic", you just know that "Merciless" is going to be another stupendous hardcore release from New York's MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD. Veterans of the hardcore scene like core member and guitarist Justin Brannan helped give the band its intelligent and hard-as-nails style on both "Nothing in Vein" and "Our ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cheated On SHARON With Nanny

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne cheated on his wife Sharon with their children's nanny the night their son Jack was born. In her forthcoming autobiography, "Extreme", Sharon reveals a drunken Ozzy "celebrated" the birth of Jack in 1985 by jumping into bed with their child-care assistant. Sharon says, "Ozzy was loaded when he got ...

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BURN IN SILENCE Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Boston metal titans BURN IN SILENCE have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. Drawing on influences raging from death metal to prog metal, BURN IN SILENCE have been creating quite a stir in the Northeast supporting everyone from SHADOWS FALL and THE HAUNTED to MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE. The band will hit the studio this ...

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AT ALL COST To Release Full-Length Debut In September

Combat Records has announced the release of the first full-length album by AT ALL COST, titled "It's Time to Decide", on September 20. The recently resurrected Combat Records is a joint venture between KOCH Records and Entertainment Services Unlimited. Austin, TX-based AT ALL COST, who previously released an EP on Fiddler Records, recorded "It's Time ...

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The New Age of Terror - HIRAX

You may recall that HIRAX released two Metal Blade albums — "Raging Violence" (1985) and "Hate, Fear, and Power" (1986) — before finally calling it quits in 1989. Playing a kind of thrash/crossover fast blast style, given a twist by wild man Katon W. De Pena's classic metal vocal style, the group lived fast and ...

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The Battle of the Common - LABEL THE TRAITOR

Once upon a time (2004 to be exact), five guys, including ex-members of BIGWIG and STALEMATE, got together and combined the aggression of hardcore with gang-chorus-infused street punk. A self-produced demo soon followed. Here in 2005, the band releases its full-length debut, "The Battle of the Common", an album that's heavy on hardcore/punk delivery and ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN, SIKTH Confirmed For U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

RAGING SPEEDHORN and SIKTH have been confirmed for the the first-ever Damnation Festival, set to take place on October 16, 2005 at Jilly's Rockworld in Manchester, England. The bands will head up the Jilly's Rockworld Stage with the likes of PANIC CELL, FOURWAYKILL and hotly tipped THE INBREDS tearing up the place throughout the afternoon. ...

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CROWPATH Announce New Album Title

Swedish metalcore act CROWPATH have set "Son of Sulphur" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Willowtip/Earache. The band will enter Berno Studios (THE HAUNTED, DEFLESHED, GOD DETHRONED, AMON AMARTH, KAAMOS) in Malmö, Sweden on August 12 with engineer Andy Andersson to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Red ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Tour U.S. With NILE

RAGING SPEEDHORN have secured an opening slot on an American tour with NILE in early 2006. More details will be made public as they develop. In other news, RAGING SPEEDHORN's video for the track "How Much Can A Man Take" will debut on the Fuse network's "Metal Asylum" program on Thursday, July 28. "Metal Asylum" ...

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BEECHER To Release New Album In September

Manchester, U.K.-based hardcore/metal combo BEECHER will release their new album, "This Elegy, His Autopsy", on September 12 via Earache Records. The CD was recorded with Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE at God City Studios in Boston. Commented BEECHER frontman Ed Godby: "The recording of 'This Elegy, His Autopsy' was an interesting and satisfying experience, because it ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN: Vocalist FRANK REGAN Wasn't Fired

England's RAGING SPEEDHORN have been confirmed for Guilfest 2005, a three-day festival set to take place July 15-17 in Guildford, U.K. Other groups set to perform at the festival include THE POGUES, PAUL WELLER, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, MILLION DEAD and THE GLITTERATI. More information can be found at the festival web site. ...

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WEAPON 13: Former HIRAX, WARGOD Members Prepare To Record New Demo

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring former HIRAX members Gary Monardo (bass), Johnny Tabares (drums, HIRAX's "Raging Violence" album), and Bob Savage (guitar, HIRAX's 1984 demo), along with ex-WARGOD singer Robbie Perkins, have changed their name to WEAPON 13 to avoid confusion with similarly named acts. The group have just completed writing songs ...

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UNEARTH Putting Finishing Touches On 'Endless' Video

UNEARTH are currently putting the finishing touches on a video for the track "Endless". "We are looking at a possible air date of late June or early July," stated the group's frontman Trevor Phipps. "This video captures our live show almost to a T, intensity, aggression and good times." "Endless" comes off the group's latest ...

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NAGLFAR Complete Work On New Video

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have finished shooting a video for an as-yet-undisclosed new track with director Roger Johansson (DARK TRANQUILLITY, NAPALM DEATH, SAMAEL, HAMMERFALL, THE HAUNTED). The clip will be available at the end of June. NAGLFAR will release their new album, "Pariah", in the U.S. on July 12 via Century Media Records (June ...

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NAGLFAR: 'Pariah' Final Track Listing Revealed

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have announced the final track listing for their new album, "Pariah", due in the U.S. on July 12 via Century Media Records (June 20 in Europe). The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol", "Pariah" is described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with ...

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MURDER ONE: New Album Samples Posted Online

Britain's MURDER ONE, featuring vocalists Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and John Loughlin (RAGING SPEEDHORN), bassist Jules McBride (ex-PULKAS) and guitarist Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), have uploaded two tracks from their full-length debut, due later in the year. "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid" was produced by Dan Turner and is described by the band as ...

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LAAZ ROCKIT Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Show

Recently reunited '80s Bay Area thrashers LAAZ ROCKIT have been added to the Thrash Against Cancer benefit, which will be headlined by TESTAMENT, on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. VICIOUS RUMORS and HIRAX will also take part in this historic gathering of Bay area musicians. The proceeds from ...

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WITCHCRAFT To Release New Album In July

Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records are gearing up for a hot summer with the release of the new album from WITCHCRAFT. Titled "Firewood", the album will hit stores nationwide on July 26. The band is expected to premiere material from the album at this weekend's Emissions of the Monolith festival, where the band will ...

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NAGLFAR To Release 'Pariah' In July

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR's new beast, "Pariah", will be unleashed in the U.S. July 12 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol", "Pariah" is described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting ...

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