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How the Great Have Fallen - RAGING SPEEDHORN

Like a back alley knife fight between ENTOMBED, UNSANE and PUNGENT STENCH, these unruly U.K. bastards come back from the dead and drop their U.S. debut in the form of a surly, stomping, riff-lobbing tank of an album. The vocals are shrieked, the riffs are made of large, unsubtle cement blocks, and the whole thing ...

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ORPHANED LAND To Support PARADISE LOST In Europe

After just returning from two shows in Mexico, there's killer news for the progressive outfit ORPHANED LAND from Israel: They will be direct support to PARADISE LOST on their forthcoming European tour. Bandleader and frontman Kobi Farhi comments: "Hello to all the Orphans out there, we just got back from two killer shows we did ...

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Former HIRAX Members Join Forces In WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Former HIRAX members Gary Monardo (bass), Johnny Tabares (drums, HIRAX's "Raging Violence" album), and Bob Savage (guitar, HIRAX's 1984 demo) have joined forces with ex-WARGOD singer Robbie Perkins in a reformed version of their pre-HIRAX band COLD BLOOD, now going under the moniker WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (W.O.M.D.). The group are currently in the process ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Discusses MUSHROOMHEAD 'Feud'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor stopped by the 100.7 WMMS FM studios in Cleveland on Wednesday (March 9) and responded to questions from afternoon DJ, Maxwell, regarding the SLIPKNOT vs. MUSHROOMHEAD "feud" which has been raging, on and off, for the past several years. (MUSHROOMHEAD have made the claim that SLIPKNOT "copied" their masks-and-jumpsuits look a ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Release New Album In May

SPV Records has set a May 23 release date for the new RAGING SPEEDHORN album, entitled "How The Great Have Fallen". The CD, the group's first with ex-DEFENESTRATION axeman Jaye Thompson, was recorded at London's 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MONSTER MAGNET, ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Singer Quits BALANCE OF POWER

BIOMECHANICAL singer John K has offically left the melodic metal band BALANCE OF POWER. Commented John: "There was no other way than to leave BALANCE OF POWER, I feel I have to give BIOMECHANICAL 100 percent of my time and efforts. Even 99 percent is simply not good enough and I feel splitting my energy ...

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The Voyeurs of Destruction - PURE SWEET HELL

I've had the pleasure of having "Voyeurs" for well over a year and a half. So, some of my observations are how well this release has held up for me, but I'll still try and tell you what it "sounds" like, which is the toughest part of any review, especially this band. They put the ...

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PIG DESTROYER: New Video To Premiere On 'Headbanger's Ball'

PIG DESTROYER will see their new video — for the song "Gravedancer" — premiere on this weekend's edition of "Headbangers Ball". "Headbangers Ball" airs Saturdays between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight) EST on MTV2. The first video from the band's critically acclaimed CD/Audio DVD release, "Terrifyer", "Gravedancer" was directed by Vladimir Lik and produced ...

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Endorsed by Hate - MAROON

Somewhere in the neighborhood of MARTYR AD and BLEEDING THROUGH resides Germany's MAROON. The sheer weight of the former and the manic song-craft of the latter pop up at various points throughout "Endorsed by Hate". After forming in 1998, the straightedge and vegan (what's left?) quartet released the "Captive in the Room of the Conspirator" ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new BIOMECHANICAL track, entitled "Empires of the World", has been made available for download at this location. "Empires of the World" is the title track of the U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers' sophomore album, "Empires of the World", due in early May via Elitist/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Eight Moons" ...

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Alien - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

"Well, aren't you just a traveling shitstorm?" A more appropriate quote couldn't be found for Devin Townsend, nor STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's new one, "Alien". This release has untouchable frenetic speed, fuming and frenzied honesty at its purest, a radical shift in what we've come to know as "extreme" metal, topped off with Devin screaming like ...

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TESTAMENT: DVD Action Galore

Escapi Music has set a march 8, 2005 release date for the first-ever official DVD from TESTAMENT, entitled "Seen Between the Lines". Originally released in 1991 on VHS, this fully re-mastered DVD contains live footage shot during TESTAMENT's 1991 world tour. As an extra bonus, the DVD will also include promotional videos for the songs ...

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PIG DESTROYER Complete Work On New Music Video

Virginia's extreme sound nihilists PIG DESTROYER have completed work on the first music video from their critically acclaimed new album, "Terrifyer". The video, for the album's roll out track "Gravedancer", was filmed on location in Brooklyn, NY with director Vladimir Lik and producer Dale Resteghini (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) for Raging Nation ...

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Size Matters - HELMET

When listening to early HELMET, I always got this feeling of a massive wall of concrete rumbling across and flattening everything in its path. The band sounded so tight, so heavy, and so monolithic that it always generated a feeling of massive, controlled power. Frontman Page Hamilton's vocals veered effectively between a raging howl and ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Talks Politics, Touring With DIO

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail". A couple of excerpts follow: On upcoming presidential elections: "There have been three televised debates between Kerry and Bush and Kerry has won all three. And don't just think I'm being partisan; I saw polls on Fox News say ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN: New Album Details Revealed

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have set "How The Great Have Fallen" as the title of their new album, due in March in the U.K and U.S. via SPV Records. The CD, the group's first with ex-DEFENESTRATION axeman Jaye Thompson, was recorded at London's 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new ANOREXIA NERVOSA track, entitled "Codex Veritas", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Codex Veritas" comes off the French symphonic black metallers' fourth full-length album, "Redemption Process", due on October 11 through Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2001's "New Obscurantis Order" (Osmose Productions) was recorded at Drudenhaus studios ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Set Release Date For 'Redemption Process'

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have set an October 11 release date through Listenable Records for their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process". The follow-up to 2001's "New Obscurantis Order" (Osmose Productions) was recorded at Drudenhaus studios in France and is currently being mastered by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New Album Details Revealed

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA are putting the finishing touches on their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process", at Drudenhaus studios in France for an early October release through Listenable Records. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. A limited edition digipack will ...

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UNEARTH: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new UNEARTH track, titled "The Great Dividers", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Great Dividers" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Oncoming Storm", due on June 29 through Metal Blade Records. A video for the track was recently shot in New York City's Spanish Harlem with ...

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UNEARTH Complete 'The Great Dividers' Video Shoot

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Thanks to everyone who came out to represent in Spanish Harlem NYC for our video shoot. Dale at Raging Nation did a killer job! This guy is one of the best in the business. He has shot videos for HATEBREED, NORA, CANDIRIA, ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Select Producer For Upcoming CD

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have selected Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MONSTER MAGNET, KYUSS) to produce their new album, tentatively due in late 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD, the group's first with ex-DEFENESTRATION axeman Jaye Thompson, will be recorded at London's 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) beginning next month. ...

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