Monthly Archives February 2010

CATHEDRAL – The Guessing Game


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British Doom metal act CATHEDRAL are set to release their ninth full-length album, The Guessing Game, on April 20. The Guessing Game will be released as a two-CD set. The album was produced by Warren Riker (Down, Crowbar).

http://www.myspace.com/cathedral

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SPEED X – Debut Album Is Coming!


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SPEED X , the band featuring Nick Catanese of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, Mike Stone from QUEENSRYCHE and Joshua Sattler and Mike Froedge of DOUBLEDRIVE, will release their debut album, Flatblack, on their own Evil Twin label on March 2. The band also features newcomer Jason Fowler on vocals and guitar. They are currently scheduled to open for Zakk Wylde’s BLS on a three-month tour in the fall.

http://www.myspace.com/speedxband

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THE SECRET – Signs With SOUTHERN LORD


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Southern Lord Records has signed Italy’s THE SECRET. Founded in 2003, the group released two albums with Goodfellow Records. In April the band will enter Godcity studio in Salem, MA with producer/engineer Kurt Ballou to record their Southern Lord debut, “Solve et Coagula.”

http://www.myspace.com/thesecret

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PHILIP ANSELMO – Talks HO– USECORE Releases


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Housecore Records is the definitive collection of Philip H. Anselmo’s side projects from past to present, and the advancement and release of projects he believes in creatively. The idea of Housecore Records was first concocted in the early to mid 90’s at Philip’s earliest address by the lake (AKA Colbert Street) after leaving Texas to return to his hometown of New Orleans, LA. Philip’s house was a primary catalyst for the entire project.

Housecore Records is most definitely an outlet for heavy music, but they a have a lot more to offer from their diverse roster of musicians. This is showcased on the second disc of their Housecore Records compilation which is available now.

2008 and 2009 saw the initial releases from Housecore Records including ARSON ANTHEM’s self-titled EP, C...

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MEGADETH – Preparing New Video!


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Den Headz, MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed to the metal world that the band is putting together a video for their track “The Right To Go Insane“. The clip is due to be unleashed online in the coming weeks.

http://www.megadeth.com/home.php

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KATATONIA – New EP Tracks


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Swedish melodic death/doom act KATATONIA are planning to release a single version of ‘The Longest Year’, taken from their most recent album ‘Night Is The New Day’, new track ‘Sold Heart’, a remix of ‘Day & Then The Shade’ remix, plus videos, and an alternative version of ‘Idle Blood’, to appear on ‘The Longest Year’ EP which is out March 15 on Peaceville.

http://www.myspace.com/katatonia

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PRIMAL FEAR – Issues Band Update!


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German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are getting busy again and here are some latest news what’s going on in the PF camp:

“We will play our first show in 2010 on Saturday March 6th in our hometown Esslingen / Komma and a new set list at this years Rock For One World benefit event. On March 26th we will play for the first time ever in Luxemburg – Moulfort / Kulturzentrum. In April we’re coming back to Sweden – April 7th in Gävle/Maxim with supports “Saint Demon” and ”The Murder Of My Sweet” and on April 8/9th we will join the Sweden Rock Cruise with “Death Angel”, “Heat” and more …… tickets for the Primal Fear North American tour “The Fear Is Here 2010” in May/June are on sale and HAVOK are already confirmed as the first support band...

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The Original Lead Guitarist Of METALLICA


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You might not have ever heard of this man.

His name is Lloyd Grant. He is perhaps the most unsung heavy metal hero
of them all.

Without him… Metallica’s introduction to the world could have gone quite differently.

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He played lead guitar on the first recording of “Hit The Lights” for the infamous Metal Massacre 1 compilation by Brian Slagel, which soon launched Metal Blade Records. It also helped launch an underground swell of interest for the totally unknown musical act at the time.

Lars Ulrich had committed to submitting “Hit The Lights” before the band was even actually formed. Before the deadline to submit came, Ulrich was desperate and called on a friend for help.

He called Lloyd Grant.

On the first demo recording of “Hit The Lights” he played lead and then overdubbe...

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UNEARTHLY TRANCE – To Begin Recording


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American metal act UNEARTHLY TRANCE will begin work on their follow-up album to Electrocution this weekend in New York, New York. This will be the trio’s fifth studio album, aptly titled V.

Unearthly Trance will begin recording at SIR Studios with engineer Sanford Parker overseeing the skeletal creation of the recording. The band will then continue to self-record with additional help from trusted experts along the way. V will also mark another twist on Unearthly Trance’s sound, with slower paced riffs, raw sonics and even more progressed songwriting, the band is taking its sound towards creatively darker and strangely morbid realm. V will feature artwork by Glyn Scrawled and is expected to see a late spring release date via Relapse Records...

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UFOMMAMUT – On The ‘Eve’ Of Destruction


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Eve – the eagerly awaited new studio album from Italy’s most cerebral and mammoth doom act UFOMMAMUT – has been completed, and is eagerly awaiting release onto the masses. Appropriately titled, Eve is the fifth official album from the obliterating trio. The album – comprised of one 45-minute atmospheric track, divided into five distinct movements – acts as a living homage to the first woman on Earth, and the rebellion to her creator for bringing knowledge to Mankind.

Recorded at Locomotore Studio in Roma, Italy by Lorenzo Stecconi (who also acted as sound lord on the band’s 2007 epic Idolum), Eve is a new step in the sonic adventure of UFOMAMMUT; another level in the band’s research...

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