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QUARTZ: New Album And Compilation In The Works

Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ is writing material for a new album, tentatively due in 2015. In addition, the group is putting the finishing touches on a compilation featuring previously unreleased studio material from the '80s, to be released later this year via Skol Records. QUARTZ came out of the British hard rock hotbed of ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Fan-Filmed Footage Of COPENHELL Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN's June 11 performance at the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Moonchild 02. Can I Play With Madness 03. The Prisoner 04. 2 Minutes To Midnight 05. Revelations 06. The Trooper 07. The Number Of The Beast 08. Phantom ...

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SANCTUARY Completes Work On 'The Year The Sun Died'

Reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY has completed work on its comeback album, "The Year The Sun Died", for a September 30 release (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. Recorded in Seattle at Soundhouse Studios with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE), the CD will feature 11 tracks and a ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Fan-Filmed Footage Of FORTAROCK Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN's May 31 headlning appearance at the FortaRock festival in Goffertpark, Nijmegen, The Netherlands can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Moonchild 02. Can I Play With Madness 03. The Prisoner 04. 2 Minutes To Midnight 05. Revelations 06. The Trooper 07. The Number Of The ...

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Video: WARREL DANE Performs NEVERMORE Classics In Brazil

Fan-filmed video footage of Warrel Dane's (SANCTUARY, NEVERMORE) April 12 solo performance at the Led Club in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. Guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Their replacements have not ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Terror Hungry' Video Released

The official video for "Terror Hungry", the title track of the new album from Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY, can be seen below. Due on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), and it sees the "Finns shred ...

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LOST SOCIETY: New Song 'Lethal Pleasure' Available For Streaming

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their new album, "Terror Hungry", on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the CD sees the "Finns shred their way with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on ...

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LOST SOCIETY: First Part Of New Video Interview

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their new album, "Terror Hungry", on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the CD sees the "Finns shred their way with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on ...

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SANCTUARY Taps Producer ZEUSS For 'The Year The Sun Died' Album

Reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY will enter Jack Endino's Soundhouse Studios in Seattle on Superbowl Sunday (February 2) with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE) to begin recording its long-awaited "comeback" album, "The Year The Sun Died", due later in the year via Century Media Records. In 2010, four of ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Terror Hungry' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their new album, "Terror Hungry", on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the CD sees the "Finns shred their way with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on ...

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LOST SOCIETY To Release 'Terror Hungry' In March

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their new album, "Terror Hungry", on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the CD sees the "Finns shred their way with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: 'Held Down' Song Available For Streaming

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released on November 19 via Satin Records. The song "Held Down", taken from "Mannequin", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: First Studio Clip Posted Online

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released in early November via Satin Records. The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the "Mannequin" studio sessions can be seen ...

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FU MANCHU, Ex-KYUSS Members Join Forces In SUN & SAIL CLUB

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released in early November via Satin Records. Said Balch: "In between FU MANCHU tours, I was writing all this material that was really frantic and ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: 'Stand Or Fall' Video Released

"Stand Or Fall", the new video from SEVEN WITCHES, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's ninth studio album, "The Rebirth", which was released on July 16 through Entertainment One's FrostByte Media imprint. The CD was recorded at Canyon Music in Toms River, New Jersey and was mixed at Sonorous studio in ...

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THE CULT Rejoined By Guitarist JAMES STEVENSON

Guitarist Mike Dimkich has left THE CULT to play with BAD RELIGION as the fill-in for Greg Hetson, who is said to be "dealing with some personal issues." Replacing Dimkich in THE CULT is James Stevenson, who previously toured with the band in 1994 and 1995. THE CULT will perform its 1987 album "Electric", raw ...

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BATTLEAXE Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

SPV/Steamhammer has announced the signing of cult NWOBHM act BATTLEAXE to a worldwide deal. The agreement covers the release of a new studio album, "Heavy Metal Sanctuary", which is due in early 2014, as well as deluxe reissues of BATTLEAXE's classic metal albums "Burn This Town" (out in October 2013) and "Power From The Universe" ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Announces New Singer, Drummer

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS have announced the addition of Dutch musicians John "Jaycee" Cuijpers (vocals; AYREON, COOPER INC.) and Hans In 'T Zandt (drums; CHINAWHITE, VENGEANCE) to the group's ranks. Jon and Hans are seasoned professional musicians with a vast amount of experience and will bring an extra dimension ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Fires Singer, Drummer

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS have parted ways with singer Mike Freeland and drummer Gary Mackenzie. In a statement, Freeland says: "It is with great sadness that I have to tell you all that I am no longer a member of PRAYING MANTIS. Please know that this was not my ...

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