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ANNIHILATOR Officially Sign With AFM RECORDS

As first reported here over two weeks ago, Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have now officially signed a three-album worldwide recording deal with Germany's AFM Records. A double live CD, titled "Double Live Annihilation", will be the group's first release for the label and is expected to surface on Mar. 24, 2003. The group's next ...

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VINNIE MOORE To Appear On RUSH Tribute CD

Guitar shredder Vinnie Moore is currently recording tracks in his studio for a RUSH tribute CD that will be released by Magna Carta Records. Moore is said to be playing all of the rhythm guitars and also a solo or two on the upcoming album, which will feature Mike Mangini (STEVE VAI, EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on ...

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ANNIHILATOR Signs With AFM RECORDS

Long-running Canadian thrash act ANNIHILATOR has signed a worldwide recording deal with Germany's AFM Records. A double-live CD titled "Double Live Annihilation" will be the group's first release for the label and is expected to surface in the spring. More information will be made available soon. ...

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ANTHRAX To Perform Headlining Show In Switzerland

ANTHRAX will perform a headlining show at Z-7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, Switzerland on Saturday, October 26th. The concert will take place on an "off" day during the band's European tour with MOTÖRHEAD, which is scheduled to kick off on October 13th in Manchester, England. Support at the Pratteln show will come from Switzerland's MEGORA, an ...

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ANNIHILATOR Set Title, Track Listing For Live CD

ANNIHILATOR have set Double Live Annihilation as the title of their forthcoming double live CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in Europe in January. The group's first official live release since the '89/'90 recordings for In Command (Live 1989-1990), Double Live Annihilation was recorded in Europe in June and features the following track listing: ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Part With Founding Member

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band that features in its ranks former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have parted ways with "founding member, chief songwriter, and drummer" Dale Puckett. "After the completion of their sophomore CD, Victim or Enemy, Dale was ousted just days before their US tour was to begin earlier this summer ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH To Issue Debut Through SPITIRE RECORDS

Boston's TRIBE OF JUDAH, who feature in their ranks former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone, Steve Ferlazzo on synths/programming, Leo Mellache on guitar, Tim Bissonette on guitar, Pat Badger (ex-EXTREME) on bass, and Mike Mangini (ex-EXTREME/ANNIHILATOR) on drums, will release their debut album, entitled Exit Elvis, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. TRIBE OF JUDAH's ...

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ANNIHILATOR Live Video Posted Online

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have made six live tracks available for viewing in streaming video via their official site at this location. The featured songs — "Murder", "Ultramotion", "The Box", "Denied", "The Blackest Day" and "King Of The Kill" — were recorded in London on May 13th. ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist Collapses Following ROCK MACHINA Performance

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters reportedly collapsed from dehydration following the group's July 27th set at Spain's Rock Machina festival, where Waters playing double-duty by also appearing with the headliners SAVATAGE. After a brief stint at a local hospital, the guitarist was back on his feet and performing with SAVATAGE on the remaining dates of their ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Utilize ENTOMBED Producer For Forthcoming CD

Italy's MERENDINE ATOMICHE will enter Stockholm, Sweden's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, HELLACOPTERS) in August to record their upcoming full-length CD, entitled Walk Across Fire, for a late 2002 release through France's Deadsun Records. The follow-up to the The Holy Metal mini-CD will reportedly include guest appearances from ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff ...

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NEVERMORE Hire TESTAMENT Axeman For Upcoming Tour

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD axeman Steve Smyth will reportedly be filling the vacant second guitarist slot in NEVERMORE during the latter's upcoming European tour and Vans Warped dates. Smyth will be replacing Curran Murphy, who resigned from his position as NEVERMORE's touring guitarist in order to join Canada's ANNIHILATOR and continue work on his own AGGRESSION CORE project. ...

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PURE SWEET HELL MP3 Up For Grabs

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have posted an MP3 of the track "Sentinels" at this location. "Sentinels" comes off the group's recent six-song demo, which features Williams on drums and vocals, and Christ Eichhorn on guitar, bass and keyboards. Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE days ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Record DVD, CD On European Tour

Veteran Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR are reportedly planning on filming a DVD in addition to the recording of a live album on the group's current European headlining tour. The projected DVD release will reportedly include live footage filmed during the same show as the live CD, plus approximately 60 minutes' worth of additional material (i.e. family ...

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MEDICATION To Appear At Spain's ROCK MACHINA Festival

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have reportedly been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. The full line-up ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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TRISTANIA Announce Upcoming Festival Appearances

Norway's TRISTANIA have been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. Also set to appear at the event are RAGE, ANNIHILATOR, SODOM, ELEGY, TRISTANIA, LOST IN TEARS, BLOOD, and RAWHEAD REXX. TRISTANIA will also be performing at the Waldrock festival in Burgum, Holland, on June ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Bassist Booted Over Side Project Involvement

Bassist Bill Mez has been asked to leave Sanctuary recording artists SEVEN WITCHES due to the four-stringer's touring commitments with his main project SINGLE BULLET THEORY. According to an official press release, the upcoming SEVEN WITCHES/ANNIHILATOR European tour falls within the same weeks as the next SBT tour and there was no way to reschedule ...

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