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Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds that Go Undone - AKERCOCKE

England's AKERCOCKE are in a class by themselves, one of those bands that remains rooted in a death metal style without ever being limited by it. Those choosing to walk the path of the band's sinister and overtly Satanic tapestry of extremity were richly rewarded by albums like the brilliant "Choronzon", one that mixed crushing ...

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Each Breath Haunted - THE BANNER

Not every hardcore kid in 2005 is wearing thrift-store Alf t-shirts and pouting his way through hackneyed radio choruses. Consider THE BANNER, a collective so toxic and wrong, they could only be from New Jersey. Their hardcore is of the old-school, east-coast, punk-derived variety, and it encompasses influence from all over the map. One minute ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Headline Riotous Los Angeles Gig

According to the Hollywood Reporter, no fewer than three melees erupted on the floor prior to SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' performance at Los Angeles‘ historic Olympic Auditorium Saturday night (October 29), prompting an announcement that the Mike Muir-fronted band wouldn‘t take the stage unless order was restored. Other acts that performed at the "Waking of the Dead" ...

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RIOT: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running hard rock band RIOT have posted a couple of short video clips from their Japanese tour in early September. Check them out at this location. RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including the Japanese tour) by singer Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike Dimeo was ...

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Guitar Shredder MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Covers METALLICA, DEEP PURPLE, AEROSMITH On New CD

Legendary heavy metal bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO) and Doug Marks (man behind the Metal Method series of instructional videos for guitar) are among the guest musicians appearing on the new CD from world-renowned progressive rock guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, entitled "Hands without Shadows". "Hands without Shadows" or "HWS" (M.A.C.E. ...

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GAIA EPICUS Announce New Drummer

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have announced the addition of drummer Ole A. Myrholt (ARCHON, DIABOLICAL, BREED, ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY, I WAS FLESH ONCE, VALE, THE WHIPCORDS) to the group's ranks. "Myrholt is no stranger to the music industry as he has been in many bands," the group write on their web site. "Now he ...

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THE LIZARDS To Support KING'S X On East Coast Dates

THE LIZARDS, the hard rock band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will be supporting KING'S X on the following dates: Oct. 28 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 29 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY Oct. 30 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ Nov. ...

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Apologize for Nothing - BOBAFLEX

Anyway you slice it these guys are a riot. You may have caught BOBAFLEX on Dave Mustaine's Gigantour. You can also check out brothers Marty and Shaun McCoy's (as in Hatfields and McCoys…seriously) West Virginia band in all their style-mixing glory on album number two, "Apologize for Nothing". References to SYSTEM OF A DOWN and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: 'Daze Turn Into Days'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "I received a e-mail from a friend today. We went to high school together in Seattle. He was my hero, and to be honest, he still is. His name is Rick Vanzandt. He is still with his high school sweetheart and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MEGADETH: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Bell Centre City/State: Montreal, Quebec Date: Oct. 12, 2005 Attendance: 4,747 Capacity: 5,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: John Labatt Centre City/State: London, Ontario Date: Oct. 15, 2005 Attendance: 2,910 Capacity: 3,199 ...

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GAIA EPICUS Frontman To Guest On Norwegian TV Show

GAIA EPICUS guitarist/vocalist Thomas Christian Hansen will be a guest on the Norwegian interactive metal TV chat show "Metal Svisj" on November 1. The show airs at 12:40 a.m. and can be seen on the Norwegian channel NRK2. As previously reported, GAIA EPICUS have uploaded their video for the track "Hands of Fate" at

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ROB ROCK To Film Live DVD In Germany

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will be returning to Germany in March 2006 to film and record his first live DVD. A late 2006 release is expected. Rock's latest solo album, "Holy Hell", was released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. The CD features contributions from Bobby Jarzombek ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Assembly Hall City/State: Champaign, Ill. Date: Sept. 27, 2005 Attendance: 951 Capacity: 5,995 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities City/State: Moline, Ill. Date: Oct. 2, 2005 Attendance: ...

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ROB ROCK's VICE Reunion Was A 'Smashing Success'

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), reunited for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, were joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar slinger, Jason ...

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Capture the Magic - ICARUS WITCH

I had heard so much hype over the "Roses on White Lace" debut EP from ICARUS WITCH that I couldn't wait to check out "Capture the Magic", the band's first full-length. Needless to say, my expectations were high, based on so many press outlets worshipping the band as the savior of traditional (read: NWOBHM) melodic ...

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MEGADETH: Chilean Concert Riot Results In 24 Arrests

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Well, the Chilean show was fantastic! And except for the 500 people who rioted outside the venue, the 24 that got arrested, the wall that was pulled down and the car that was destroyed, everything went ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NIN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Philips Arena City/State: Atlanta, Ga. Date: Sept. 16, 2005 Attendance: 8,855 Capacity: 14,181 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE World Arena City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo. Date: July 24, 2005 Attendance: 1,821 ...

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GREEN CARNATION Announce Session Bassist

Norway's GREEN CARNATION have announced the addition of 23-year-old Ole Vistnes as the session bassist for the band's forthcoming shows in Denmark, Holland and Canada. "Ole's avaliability became known to the band as he studies with Michael and Kenneth at the Kristiansand Music Conservatory, and he was delighted to help the band out in a ...

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TRISTWOOD Sign With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

Austrian extreme metallers TRISTWOOD have inked a three-album deal with Sound Riot Records. The group, whose sound is said to be a mixture of "the brutality and speed of the black and death metal with the abysmal atmosphere of industrial," are currently mixing their new full-length CD, "The Delphic Doctrine", for an early 2006 release. ...

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