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'Heavy Metal In The Country': German Documentary To Air In February

A brand-new documentary focusing on Nuclear Blast Records, one of the world's most successful independent heavy metal record companies, and its founder, Markus Staiger, is scheduled to air on February 2, 2006 on the European channel Arte. Dubbed "Heavy Metal in the Country", the film's synopsis reads as follows: "Donzdorf on the edge of the ...

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Skinhead Cop Fronts Satanic Death Metal Band

Jennifer Dann of New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz has issued the following report: A tattooed skinhead south Auckland policeman is the frontman for a satanic death metal band which calls for the "eradication of the weak and inferior". New Zealand Police Minister Annette King plans to ask the police commissioner for a report on Constable ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Putting Finishing Touches On 'Dragonheart'

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), have completed al the instrumental recordings for their third album, "Dragonheart", at Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT). Commented the band: "The recordings worked out pretty well, and we already reached 100 ...

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RIOT: Spanish Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have lined up the following dates in March/April: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol Apr. 08 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle As previously reported, RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including a Japanese tour ...

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EXCITER To Co-Headline Germany's KEEP IT TRUE VI Festival

Canadian metal legends EXCITER have been confirmed as the co-headlienrs of the Keep It True VI festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: RIOT (USA) EXCITER (Canada) ROSS THE BOSS (USA) (a night of early MANOWAR) SOLITUDE AETURNUS (USA) PARADOX ...

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RIVERRED: Not So Quiet On The 'Western' Front

Seattle rockers RIVERRED, whose current lineup includes former GRUNTRUCK members Norman Scott (drums) and Tim Paul (bass), have completed work on their new album, "Western Empire", tentatively due in early 2006 through an as-yet-udetermined label. The CD was once again produced by Chris Hanson, who has previously worked with MACHINE HEAD and TECHNOCRACY, among other ...

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KEVIN DUBROW Working On QUIET RIOT Music With GLENN HUGHES

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow has issued the following update on the songwriting process for the group's new studio CD: "I had the honor and privilege of spending my day here in Las Vegas working and vocal melodies and lyrics for the upcoming QUIET RIOT CD with the amazingly talented Glenn Hughes [DEEP PURPLE, BLACK ...

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INFERNUM Sign With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

Legendary Polish black metallers INFERNUM have signed a three-album deal with Sound Riot Records. INFERNUM were one of the most promising and well-respected Polish black metal hordes from the 1990s, offering "truly obscure black metal with a profound mysterious atmosphere," according to a press release. Since guitarist/vocalist Anextiomarus' reported suicide in 2004, the group's second ...

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Holy Hell - ROB ROCK

Thanks to labels like SPV and Candlelight, albums like "Holy Hell" that would have once been consigned to import purgatory are seeing the light of day in the USA (albeit months after their release elsewhere). And thank the metal gods for it! Former IMPELLITTERI and AXEL RUDI PELL vocal powerhouse Rob Rock follows in the ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Hard At Work On New Album

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), have entered Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT) to begin work on their third album, "Dragonheart", for a spring 2006 release. The band are recording the follow-up to 2004's "Metal" as a ...

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ROB ROCK, NARNIA To Team Up For Tour

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) official web site has been updated with the following message: "After the very successful double headlining festival date at Metalfest in Germany, ROB ROCK and [Sweden's] NARNIA have decided to offer this double headlining tour package to all promoters, festival organizers and concert promoters worldwide. This ...

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RIOT Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Veteran hard rockers RIOT will be performing at next year's Keep It True festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. This will be RIOT's first appearance in Germany in over five years and may turn out to be the only show that the band will play in the area ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Tribute Album Due In January

Reignition Recordings has set a January 31, 2006 release date for the SMASHING PUMPKINS tribute album, entitled "The Killer In You: A Tribute To Smashing Pumpkins". The 11-song collection is currently available exclusively via iTunes and will be released via all other digital music sites on November 15. The complete track listing for the effort ...

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REVEREND Guitarist: DAVID WAYNE 'Wanted Us To Keep Going'

Alternative-Zine.com recently conducted the first interview with REVEREND guitarist Davey Lee since vocalist David Wayne's (ex-METAL CHURCH) death. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: Alternative-Zine.com: What is the story behind David Wayne's brother trying out for the [REVEREND] vocalist position? Davey Lee: "After David passed away, we kept in touch ...

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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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