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ROTTING CORPSE: 'RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour' Announced

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — have announced the details of their "RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour 2005". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 21 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom May 26 - Corpus Christi, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce Details Of 'Death On The Road' DVD/CD

IRON MAIDEN have confirmed they are to release a double DVD and live album titled "Death On The Road" through EMI Records on August 29, 2005. The show was filmed at the Westfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany during the "Dance of Death" European tour in December 2003 and fully captures the magnificent stage production and electricity ...

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ROTTING CORPSE: VINNIE PAUL-Produced Demos To Be Released On CD

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — have set Tuesday, May 24, 2005 as the release date for their collection of demos, entitled "The Demos", through F*ck It Records. The disc will feature all the old-school thrash ...

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DISILLUSION Announce New Bassist

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have announced the addition of bassist Ralf Willis to the group's ranks. "Coming from Brooklyn, New York, Ralf decided to be part of DISILLUSION after he heard about the band and our vain search for bass player when he was in Germany some months ago," the band write ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Offering Online Lessons

JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick has been experimenting with different IM services to provide online lessons. Head to the lessons page on Chris' official web site for the latest details on how to sign up for quality instruction through the Internet. Chris has been playing guitar since he was eleven years old and ...

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Breaking the Fourth Wall - BEECHER

Earache has plucked another band out of the U.K. heavy music scene, this time Manchester noisecore bashers BEECHER. Originally released in 2003 on Calculated Risk Products, "Breaking the Fourth Wall" will now see a worldwide release with bonus tracks. The Kurt Ballou production at Godcity studios harnesses the band's chaotic, semi-mathy, brand of 'core calamity ...

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LEASH LAW Split Up

LEASH LAW, the Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have officially split up. "With Richard Christy [ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH] becoming a permanent addition to 'The Howard Stern Show', recently ...

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Former A PERFECT CIRCLE Bassist Guests On KAURA EP

Former A PERFECT CIRCLE/ZWAN bassist Paz Lenchantin makes a guest appearance on violin on the song "Dividing Lines" from Los Angeles band KAURA's self-titled debut EP, out today (April 19) on the group's own imprint, Kaum Records. Born from the vision of Malcolm Guess (vocals and instrumentation) and Benjamin Jones (drums and instrumentation), KAURA's sound ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Headlining Tour Dates Announced

During the second half of June, right after the first leg of the Rock 'N Roll Double-Header Tour with BRYAN ADAMS, DEF LEPPARD will play another 12 shows. Two of these were already announced last week (the Music Midtown and CityStages festivals), and now it has been confirmed that the band will play another 10 ...

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Rasta Poet Writes OSBOURNE Verses

BBC News is reporting that Birmingham-born poet Benjamin Zephaniah has written a poem about the Osbourne family to mark the final episode of their popular MTV reality series. "I thought it was only fitting to put pen to paper and write them a fitting ode," said the Rastafarian writer. "The challenge was to ...

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DEMIRICOUS Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records have announced the official signing of Indianapolis-based death metal band DEMIRICOUS. The group will enter Planet Z Studios in June with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording their new full-length album. The title of the band's debut Metal Blade Records release will be announced shortly. Commented Metal Blade Records Inc. ...

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SKULLSHIFTER: Debut Album Track Listing Revealed

SKULLSHIFTER, the new band featuring former INSANIAC members CJ Scioscia (guitar) and Tom Nolz (guitar, vocals), are continuing work on their debut album, "Inner Demons", for a late 2005 release. Scioscia's latest update on the recording process reads as follows: "Here's where we stand — all of Tom's lead vocals are done, and all of ...

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Lost and Found - MUDVAYNE

With its third major label effort, Peoria, Illinois' MUDVAYNE reclaims much of the energy and originality that was apparent on 2000's debut, "L.D. 50", while also retaining the hints of melody and musical ambitions that marked its follow-up, 2002's "The End of All Things to Come". That album sounded a little hesitant and contrived, as ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE Tour To Last Eight Weeks, Cover Outdoor Arenas

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate revealed during an appearance on last night's "Rockline" nationally syndicated radio show that the group's upcoming tour with JUDAS PRIEST will last eight weeks and will cover mostly outdoor arenas. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported earlier today, a source at Epic Records told Launch Radio Networks that the PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE North American tour will ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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INSOMNIUM: In Songwriting Mode

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "Writing of the INSOMNIUM's third album is progressing slowly but surely. We had been without [a rehearsal] place for almost year since last spring when we were kicked out from our previous one because of breaking down the whole building. ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Tyranny Of Souls' Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records has set a May 24 U.S. release date (one day earlier internationally) for the new solo album from IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson, entitled "Tyranny of Souls". Dickinson is an artist who has influenced thousands of singers, musicians and fans alike in his outstanding role as the front man of legendary band IRON ...

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BYZANTINE To Begin Mixing New Album Next Week

Guitarist/vocalist Chris Ojeda Adams of the West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", tentatively due in June via Prosthetic Records: "Just finished the last night of tracking and I am really happy with what we have so ...

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