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PYTHON Sign With CHAVIS RECORDS

New York-based thrash metallers PYTHON have inked a deal with Chavis Records. PYTHON was formed in 2001 by Joe and Kurt Holzapfel, who later added Ken Decker and Geoff Allen to the group's lineup. The band has been generating massive amounts of noise within the heavy metal community with their self-released debut EP, "Good & ...

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KISS Tribute CD Breaks Norwegian Top 15

KISS Army Norway's Norwegian KISS tribute album, "Gods of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute to KISS", has entered the Norwegian national album charts at position No. 13. By comparison, "Alive III" peaked at No. 15, and as odd as it might seem, albums like "Creatures of the Night", "Smashes Thrashes and Hits", "Animalize" and "Carnival ...

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HOLY TERROR Announce New Vocalist

Guitarist Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ex-AGENT STEEL) of the reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recent vocalist search: "So the search for the singer has ended as quickly as it began. Man, we got responses from all over the place. It was kinda ...

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MENTORS Schedule CD-Release Party In Las Vegas

One of the most controversial of metal bands of all time — the MENTORS — have scheduled a CD-release party for their new album, "Over the Top", on November 18 at the Cooler Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Over the Top" was recorded and mixed by Bill Metoyer and was mastered by Jack Endino. MENTORS ...

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BEECHER: 'Function! Function!' Video Available Online

Manchester, U.K.-based hardcore/metal combo BEECHER have completed work on their new video, "Function! Function!", taken from their forthcoming opus, "This Elegy, His Autopsy". Shot by respected director and independent filmmaker Adam Mason, the clip is a whirlwind of activity, with the band performing in their circular rehearsal set up while lead singer Ed Godby further ...

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KURT COBAIN's Daughter Interviewed By TEEN VOGUE

Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Courtney Love and late NIRVANA star Kurt Cobain, interviewed in the upcoming issue of Teen Vogue. The New York Daily News has published a few excerpts for the piece, including the 13-year-old's thoughts on her legacy as the daughter of two of the 90s biggest rock stars. "I don't want ...

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Black Thunder - DOOMRIDERS

DOOMRIDERS is a project consisting of Nate Newton (CONVERGE, OLD MAN GLOOM), Jebb Riley (THERE WERE WIRES, DISAPPEARER), Chris Pupecki (CAST IRON HIKE), and Chris Bevalaqua (HALLRAKER). You're probably thinking to yourself, "just what we need, a hardcore/noisecore super group". Well, guess again because "Black Thunder" is diesel-fueled hard rock and metal for long-haired, whiskey ...

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NIRVANA Exhibition To Hit London

According to NME.com, a new NIRVANA exhibition is set to open in London next month. Opening on October 27 and running until November 20, the exhibition will take place in the city's Sony Ericsson Proud Central gallery. "Nirvana - With The Lights Out" will feature over 60 photographs taken from photographers Charles Peterson and Ian ...

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Reformed HOLY TERROR Seek Vocalist

Recenly reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR are currently searching for a singer. Commented guitarist Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ex-AGENT STEEL), "We attempted to get in touch with our original singer, Keith Deen, and I'm taking the lack of any response as a 'No.' We did what we could, and so as of ...

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HOLY TERROR: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the newly reformed Los Angeles thrashers HOLY TERROR, who have set "Stillborn" as the title of their upcoming CD box set, tentatively due in early 2006 on Candlelight Records. As previously reported, the set will feature never-before-heard remixes, outtakes, live stuff and video footage. In addition to guitarist Kurt Colfelt ...

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HOLY TERROR: 'Stillborn' CD Box Set Due In Early 2006

Newly reformed Los Angeles thrashers HOLY TERROR have set "Stillborn" as the title of their upcoming CD box set, tentatively due in early 2006 on Candlelight Records. The set will feature never-before-heard remixes, outtakes, live stuff and video footage. "It clocks in at over three hours so be prepared," guitarist Kurt Colfelt (a.k.a. Kurt Kilfelt; ...

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The Sirens of Silence - SWARM OF THE LOTUS

How exactly does a band follow up an earthquake of an album like "When White Becomes Black", a disc that is equal parts MASTODON girth, KEELHAUL pugilism, and SWARM OF THE LOTUS' own style of split lip racket-core? You make an even better album…that's how! On "The Sirens of Silence", the band takes all the ...

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MENTORS: New Album Details Revealed

One of the most controversial of metal bands of all time — the MENTORS — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Over the Top", tentatively due in August. The CD was recorded and mixed by Bill Metoyer and was mastered by Jack Endino. MENTORS band leader El Duce was killed in 1997 ...

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BEECHER To Release New Album In September

Manchester, U.K.-based hardcore/metal combo BEECHER will release their new album, "This Elegy, His Autopsy", on September 12 via Earache Records. The CD was recorded with Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE at God City Studios in Boston. Commented BEECHER frontman Ed Godby: "The recording of 'This Elegy, His Autopsy' was an interesting and satisfying experience, because it ...

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Reunited HOLY TERROR Plan Box-Set Release, New Studio Album

Acclaimed Los Angeles thrashers HOLY TERROR have reformed and are said to have a three-CD box set coming out on Candlelight Records featuring outtakes, live stuff, video footage and a general overview of the band. The band have been rehearsing and writing new material with a view towards releasing a new album in 2006. HOLY ...

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KISS: Historic KEN KELLY Tribute CD Painting Unveiled In Oslo

KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment have unveiled the Ken Kelly painting that will become the cover for the upcoming Norwegian KISS tribute CD (Kelly had previously painted the classic "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" covers). Members of the Norwegian press and select fans were present at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, where the event took ...

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STEEL PROPHET Drummer Joins NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS

Progressive power metal drummer extroadinaire Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET) has joined forces with NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin) and will make his debut with the band at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. "We welcome Gene as a permanent ...

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BELIEVER Begin Writing New Material

Kurt Bachman, former guitarist/vocalist of the much-missed late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash BELIEVER, got together with ex-BELIEVER drummer Joey Daub recently and "finished up our first new BELIEVER tune!" according to Daub. "And there are two other tunes in process. We are both enjoying writing and we like the direction the material is going," Joey added. ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Teams Up With NEIL TURBIN On ANTHRAX Classic

The following update has been posted on singer Neil Turbin's (ex-ANTHRAX) official web site: "Neil Turbin's DEATHRIDERS were joined onstage Friday, May 27th, 2005 at Monterrey Metal Fest II 2005 official pre-party event held at Cafe Iguana, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico by noneother than Tim 'Ripper' Owens [ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST]. Tim and ...

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Movie Based On Last Days Of KURT COBAIN Premieres At CANNES

Launch Radio Networks reports: "Last Days", a new movie that follows the final hours in the life of a musician patterned after NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, was screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (May 13), according to NME.com. The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, stars Michael ...

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BELIEVER Frontman Slams Label For Reissuing Band's Catalog With 'Bonus' Tracks

Kurt Bachman, former guitarist/vocalist of the much-missed late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash band BELIEVER, has released the following statement regarding the recent BELIEVER album reissues via Retroactive Records: "It has recently been directed to our attention that re-releases of 'Sanity Obscure' and 'Dimensions' from Retroactive Records contain 'bonus material' in the form of demo tracks 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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KURT COBAIN Guitar To Be Auctioned For Charity

ABC ePrep is reporting that a guitar designed by Kurt Cobain's mother and sister is among the decorated axes for sale at "Rock The Cure", a star-studded charity auction that will take place May 3 at The Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles. As previously reported, the auction features guitars decorated by the likes of ...

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