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THE KILL: Former FORTE Members Sign Distribution Deal With HELLION RECORDS

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have signed a distribution deal with Hellion Records. The group, whose lineup also includes former members of THE DREAM KINGS, recently completed work on their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". THE KILL describe ...

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Prophecy - SOULFLY

The metal world was shocked last year when SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera effectively fired his entire band, but then again, SOULFLY had never been what one could call a stable entity. Unlike Cavalera's previous band, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY has been squarely his sole vision, with any other musicians seeming more or less like hired hands. This ...

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Death Before Musick - AMEN

There are numerous things to like about AMEN cornerstone Casey Chaos, who has become something of a flawed icon on European shores. For those not so familiar with the Furby-like Californian punk rocker, everything from his astute anti-authoritarian lyrics (a la Jello Biafra) to the fact that he was prepared to max out his credit ...

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HEARSE Set U.S. Release Date For Second Album

HEARSE, the Swedish band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva, have set an April 6 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their second full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". Recorded at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, the follow-up to 2003's "Dominion Reptillian" "showcases the band's refreshing hybrid of musical styles — an embodiment of ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer To Perform At Swedish Eurovision Song Contest!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee will perform live at the "Swedish Eurovision Song Contest" in Gothenburg on Saturday, February 28. He will join Swedish Euro-pop superstar E-TYPE, who is competing with a brand new song, "Paradise", produced by highly respected pop/rock producer Max Martin (BACKSTREET BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, BON JOVI, PAIN). "Mikkey Dee played on my ...

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ADDICTION CREW Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have inked a worldwide deal with Earache Records. The group's new album, "Break In Life", will be released before the summer. ADDICTION CREW, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), are currently filming a ...

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SKINDRED Begin Demoing New Material

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, are starting to demo "some killer new tracks in their new rehearsal space/recording studio," according to a post on the band's web site. There is currently no date set for the band to go into the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Babylon". ...

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SOULFLY's CAVALERA Working On Group's First DVD

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has revealed to Germany's Metal-Online.com that he is currently working on the group's first-ever DVD. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is not expected to surface before 2005, will reportedly contain all the SOULFLY promotional videos that have been done so far as well as some jam sessions that were filmed during the ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New TROUBLE Album?

Former NIRVANA drummer (and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman) Dave Grohl will reportedly be making a guest appearance behind the kit on the forthcoming TROUBLE album, "Seven", tentatively due later in the year. Grohl, a longtime TROUBLE fan, will be returning the favor to TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner, who recently recorded a guest appearance on one ...

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SKYLARK To Release New Album In May

After a break of more than two years, Italian symphonic power metalers SKYLARK are finally ready to publish their new album. The group have inked a deal with the Italian label Scarlet Records and will release their new CD, "Wings", in May. The new record was mastered at the Sterling Sound studios in New York ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New 1970 Audience Tape Unearthed

Led-Zeppelin.com reports: "Easily one of the most exciting new tapes unearthed ever features [LED ZEPPELIN's] last concert of 1970 — the 2 1/2 hour evening performance at Madison Square Garden (9/19/70). Not only is it likely the best show of the tour, it contains an unusual setlist with some surprises including a thunderous rendition of ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Support THE DARKNESS In Europe

THE WILDHEARTS have been invited to join THE DARKNESS on their European tour. "Some bands promise a lot when they start out, and often forget all about promises made when things take off for them," THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger commented on the band's web site. "Or simply turn into fucking arseholes that forget their roots. ...

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Report: The Perils Of The 'Mosh Pit' Examined

Jodie Minus of The Australian is reporting that when Stephen Taylor saw the Austrian extreme-metal band PUNGENT STENCH at a Sydney pub eight years ago, he came home with more than a bad smell and a ringing in his ears. "I was stage diving. I jumped off the stage and my mate was there – ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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DAVE GROHL Explains TOM ARAYA's Absence From PROBOT CD

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his "metal" side-project PROBOT project and the reason SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya ended up not contributing to the final CD. "I tried to get Tom on the record — he was the last piece of the puzzle," Grohl said. "The list of ...

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DISINCARNATE, NAILBOMB Albums To Be Reissued

DISINCARNATE and NAILBOMB's classic debuts will be issued in new "remastered" editions, featuring bonus material, including rare b-sides and demo tracks, as well as brand new artwork and liner notes. Due in late February through Roadrunner Records, DISINCARNATE's "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind" (featuring former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) will contain the following track listing: ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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