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ANGRA Complete Work On New Album

Brazil's ANGRA have completed work on their follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this fall through SPV Records (NTS Records in France). The band have posted the following message regarding the as-yet-untitled effort: "First of all, the songs are awesome! Really, really good! The production is perfect too, the sound of instruments is even heavier ...

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MASSEMORD To Record 'Halloween'-Inspired Song

Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD have entered the studio to record a song inspired by the "Halloween" movie. "It is [leader] Warmachine's personal tribute to the saga," reads a posting on the band's web site. A title for the track has yet to be decided. As previously reported, MASSEMORD recently spent time in the studio ...

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RHAPSODY Name New Album

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY have set "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Part 2 - The Dark Secret" as the title of their forthcoming full-length album, due in September through Magic Circle Music/SPV. As previously reported, the upcoming CD will feature a very special appearance by acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack ...

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RHAPSODY To Issue Mini-CD In May

RHAPSODY will be issuing a new mini-CD, entitled "The Dark Secret", on May 29 through Magic Circle Music/SPV. The group's as-yet-untitled new full-length album will follow in September. "The Dark Secret" track listing: 01. Unholy Warcry (short version)* 02. Thunder Mighty Roar* 03. Sacred Power Of Raging Winds 04. Guardians Of Destiny (English version)* 05. ...

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RAVEN: Update From JOHN GALLAGHER

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi! just like to say thanks to everyone that came out to the Tampa & NJ festivals & the gig with BUDGIE the other night — we had a blast, great to see Mark [Gallagher, guitarist] actually on his feet ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Best Of' Collection On The Way

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will have a "best of" CD released via their former label, Limb Music. Titled "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga", the compilation comprises selected songs from all of their releases beginning with 1997's "Legendary Tales" and ending with 2002's "Power Of The Dragonflame". "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga" (view ...

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RHAPSODY: Setting New Standards In 'Film Score Metal'

Acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will join the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY on their next CD. Mr. Lee is no stranger to music and recording studios as he is a ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD To Surface In Late July

In the continuing saga that is the release date for the upcoming SLAYER DVD, "War At The Warfield", a source close to the SLAYER camp has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the much-anticipated live disc will finally surface on July 29 — nearly six months after its originally announced street date. As previously reported, "War At ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Name New CD

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have set "Rheingold" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on May 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. According to an official press release from the band, "The concept is following the Saga of the Nibelungs. We worked out 'The Ring Of The Nibelungs' from Germany's famous composer Richard Wagner. ...

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BATHORY: 'Nordland I' Track Listing Unveiled

BATHORY's forthcoming "Nordland I" CD, due on Nov. 18 through Black Mark Records, will contain the following track listing: 01. Prelude 02. Nordland 03. Vinterblot 04. Dragons Breath 05. Ring Of Gold 06. Foreverdark Woods 07. Broken Sword 08. Great Hall Awaits A Fallen Brother 09. Mother Earth Father Thunder 10. Heimfard "Nordland I" is ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Issue Comeback Single

THE WILDHEARTS' first single in five years, Vanilla Radio, will be released on September 30th. It features six new songs spread across three formats: CD1 01. Vanilla Radio 02. Putting It On 03. Looking For The One CD2 01. Vanilla Radio 02. O.C.D. 03. Let's Go 7" single (limited edition picture disc) 01. Vanilla Radio ...

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MANTICORA To Issue "Hyperion" In October

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Hyperion, at Aabenraa studios with producer Jacob Hansen (i.e. RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, ANCIENT, ILLDISPOSED, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), for an October release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Mixed at Jailhouse studios by Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, BEYOND TWILIGHT), the forthcoming CD is a ...

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SEPULTURA: Last-Ever Show With Max To Be Issued On CD

A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released in CD form, under the title Live At Brixton, through ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Set To Tour UK

Hot on the heels of the much-publicized court saga between ex-DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra and the rest of his former crew, it now appears that the three remaining members of the groupD.H. Peligro, East Bay Ray, and Klaus Flourideplus latest addition Brandon Cruz on vocals will embark on a UK tour later in the ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten version of which can be viewed at ...

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Archive News Aug 30, 2001

According to early reports from national retail accounts, SLIPKNOT's Iowa opus will have shifted between 350,000 and 400,000 copies during its first week of release, virtually ensuring it the #1 slot on the Billboard Pop Album chart when the final numbers are released in the middle of next week. Meanwhile, Iowa's closest competitor, MARY ...

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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 1

The previously announced debut gig by ECHOBRAIN, he new band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will take place on Sunday, August 19th at Bimbo's in San Francisco as part of Nadine's Wild Weekend, a music festival that highlights local talent. 'It was important for us to play our first show in the Bay ...

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Archive News Aug 01, 2001

According to his official web site, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be putting on a 'special live TV performance' tonight (August 1st, 8-11 PM New York time) at the MTV20: Live and Amost Legal birthday celebrations in New York. Halford will reportedly be opening the show with a “surprise line-up” which has ...

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Archive News Jul 31, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield spoke out for the first time about his ongoing battle with alcoholism and “other addictions” via a statement posted on the METALLICA Club web site. James' short message reads as follows: “It took a lot for me to admit to my problems, and it's a great feeling to have the ...

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Archive News Jun 01, 2001

SLAYER have finalized the track listing for their God Hates Us All opus, which is presently scheduled for a July 10th release through American/Sony Recordings. The songs set to appear on the final version are as follows:

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01. Darkness Of Christ

02. Disciple

03. God Send Death

04. New Faith

05. Bloodline

06. Threshold

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Archive News Apr 07, 2001

More information has surfaced about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's unexpected appearance at the GODSMACK concert at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Wednesday night (April 4th). According to an eyewitness account posted on Encyclopedia Metallica, “At the end [of the regular set], when GODSMACK left, all the fans were still on their feet, requesting an ...

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Archive News Mar 15, 2001 - update 2

In the continuing saga that is the upcoming Glenn Hughes solo tour, the singer has announced that he will NOT be playing the Chicago, Attleboro and Ft. Lauderdale dates that were previously scheduled (due to a lack of tour support from his record company). However, further dates in Europe have been added. These are all ...

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