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Invincible - DEUCE

If you're Aron Erlichman, your HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD years must seem a lifetime ago, ditto for when he first laid down the tracks to his second solo album under his alter ego, "Deuce". The fourteen songs on "Invincible" were laid down five years ago, and due to legal entanglement, they're just now emerging as an official ...

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Machine Messiah - SEPULTURA

With the constant bickering between the Kisser and Cavalera camps, and ditto amongst the band's fans, it might be time to consider a rebrand ofSEPULTURA. Not a disband, this unit has proven itself and doesn't have to answer to the negativity hovering over it. There are still plenty of people in support of the Kisser-led ...

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Builders of the Future - POWERMAN 5000

Spider One never accepts defeat. So professed on the opening track "Invade, Destroy, Repeat" from POWERMAN 5000's new album, "Builders of the Future". POWERMAN 5000 has come many miles since "The Blood Splat Rating System" and "Mega! Kung-Fu Radio", even if the current mark on the destination map sways full circle to 1999 and the ...

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GADGET Begins Recording Third Album

Swedish grindcore powerhouse GADGET has entered the studio to record its third full-length LP and follow-up to 2006's "The Funeral March". The band is currently holed up in drummer William Blackmon's The Overlook Studios, recording and producing its first new material since 2010's split with PHOBIA. Guaranteed to be 100% true grindcore, the 18 songs ...

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DREAM THEATER Members Talk About Life On The Road

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATERJames LaBrie (vocals), John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar and vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums) — are getting ready to launch a major North American headlining summer tour, which will run from June 15 to July 21. They are touring behind their 11th studio ...

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Former THE HAUNTED Frontman Resumes Work On O Project

Former THE HAUNTED singer Peter Dolving has resumed work on his much-anticipated O project, which also features Jesper Liveröd (NASUM, BURST) and Scott Reeder (KYUSS). The group has been collaborating on material, on and off, for the past several years with producer Fredrik Reinedahl (OPETH, IN FLAMES, GADGET, BURST). In a new posting on

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I Just Wish I Could Find A Record Store'

Record Store Day recently announced the appointment of Ozzy Osbourne as the Record Store Day Ambassador 2011. Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores ...

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METALLICA: The BILLBOARD Cover Story

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and frontman James Hetfield, as well as Cliff Burnstein, one of METALLICA's managers at Q Prime, were interviewed for the cover story of the latest issue of Billboard, a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. A couple of excerpts from the story follow below. On METALLICA's highly ...

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MEMFIS: Legal Issues Resolved, New Album Coming Soon

Swedish progressive metal band MEMFIS has finally worked out its legal issues with Dental Records (which released the group's 2006 debut, "The Wind-Up") and is planning to release a new CD in the not-too-distant future on an as-yet-undisclosed new label. MEMFIS' follow-up to "The Wind-Up" was recorded at Bohus Sound Studios (ABBA, STATUS QUO, ESBJÖRN ...

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POWERGLOVE: New Song Available For Streaming

The song "Transformers" from video game metal masters POWERGLOVE is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", which is being released to day (Tuesday, September 28) via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous ...

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POWERGLOVE: 'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' Morphing Album Art Unveiled

Video game metal masters POWERGLOVE will release their new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", on September 28 via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases," says drummer Bassil Silver. This is POWERGLOVE's first record with eOne Music and the band is taking its songs in a ...

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SONATA ARTICA Frontman To Guest On POWERGLOVE Album

Video game metal masters POWERGLOVE will release their new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", on September 28 via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases," says drummer Bassil Silver. This is POWERGLOVE's first record with eOne Music and the band is taking its songs in a ...

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BURST: Video Footage, Photos Of Farewell Concert Posted Online

Sweden's BURST played its last show ever this past Friday, December 18 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. The band performed two sets, the first consisting of BURST's latest album, "Lazarus Bird", from beginning to end, including songs like "Momentum" and "City Cloaked", which had never been played live before. After a break, BURST played a ...

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BURST: Details Of Last-Ever Show Announced

Sweden's BURST will play its last show ever on Friday, December 18 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. According to the band, "There will be a bunch of cool giveaways, including the rare, out-of-print CDEP 'In Coveting Ways' to the first 100 through the door." In addition, the entire show will be filmed by for a ...

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THE HAUNTED Frontman Talks Tattoos; Video Available

Anna Saurama of Domination TV conducted an interview with vocalist Peter Dolving of Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED at this year's Ilosaarirock festival, which was held on July 17-19, 2009 in Joensuu, the capital of Eastern Finland. As previously reported, the as-yet-unnamed new band featuring Dolving, Jesper Liveröd (NASUM, BURST) and Scott Reeder (KYUSS) is scheduled ...

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New Band Featuring THE HAUNTED, BURST, Ex-KYUSS Members Preparing To Enter Studio

The as-yet-unnamed new band featuring Peter Dolving (THE HAUNTED), Jesper Liveröd (NASUM, BURST) and Scott Reeder (KYUSS) is scheduled to enter the studio in a few weeks with producer Fredrik Reinedahl (OPETH, IN FLAMES, GADGET, BURST) to begin recording its debut album. Several drummers are expected to contribute their services during the sessions, including Peter ...

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THE HAUNTED, BURST, Ex-KYUSS Members Join Forces In New Project

According to Christoffer Jonsson of Sweden's Close-Up magazine, a new, as-yet-unnamed band has been formed featuring Peter Dolving (THE HAUNTED), Jesper Liveröd (NASUM, BURST) and Scott Reeder (KYUSS). No further information is currently available. THE HAUNTED is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Versus", which entered the Swedish chart at position No. ...

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BURST To Go On 'Indefinite Hiatus'

Sweden's BURST has announced plans to disband following a "best-of" performance in the group's home country in the fall. Commented BURST: "Following a band meeting at the end of June, we have decided that it is time to let BURST sleep. "We will honor our commitments, play the planned No Budget fest in Larissa, Greece ...

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ULVER Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

Progressive Norwegian black metal band ULVER has been confirmed for this year's Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 6-8 in Pevnost, Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACTION ADOR DORATH ANAAL NATHRAKH ASHES YOU LEAVE ATHEIST ATROX BENEATH THE MASSACRE BIOHAZARD BLACK BOMB A BRUJERIA BRUTAL TRUTH CARNIFEX ...

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ENTOMBED Replaces VITAL REMAINS At Germany's DEATH FEAST OPEN AIR

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED have replaced VITAL REMAINS at this year's edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 11-13, 2009 in Hünxe, Germany. The festival billing is now as follows: ASPHYX BEGGING FOR INCEST CHOKED BY OWN VOMITS CREPITATION DARKALL SLAVES DEVOURMENT DISEMBOWEL DITCHCREEPER EMBEDDED ENTOMBED EVOCATION FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE ...

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BURST: Stockholm Show Available For Streaming

A professional audio recording of BURST's March 24, 2009 concert at Debaser in Stockholm, Sweden was broadcast on P3 Live on Swedish national radio (Sveriges Radio) on May 7. The program is now available for streaming at this location. BURST's latest album, "Lazarus Bird", was released last September via Relapse Records. The CD ...

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