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Hey all you Kittie fans. Metalmachine.net and E1 Entertainment are bringing you a Kittie contest to rock your socks off. To celebrate the release of the bands latest CD “In The Black”, were giving away 5 signed CDs and posters. Also, 1 Grand Prize winner will get a pair of tix to the bands NYC show on September 27th at B.B. Kings.  

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Stratovarius Review by Todd Matthy How do you talk about a concert for a band your not familiar with? That’s the dilemma I faced at the Stratovarius concert last night. My familiarity with Stratovarius is brief. I’ve listened to them before (even played them on my college radio show) and liked their Dream Theater meets classical sound, but for some reason I never followed through on exploring them.  

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Die-hard Slayer fans, get ready. Slayer’s World Painted Blood, the band’s highly-anticipated new album set for a November 3 release (American Recordings), will initially ship with four special collector’s edition CD covers. Each of the four covers will display one-fourth of a provocative continental map illustrated with human skulls and bones; when placed together, the four images form a complete and grisly map of the world. All four of the initial CD packages will include a special blood-red, see-through top panel with the map displayed beneath it. The World Painted Blood Deluxe Edition will have its own special layout of the map cover art and will be in a double-digipak housed in a blood-red,... 

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TRENTON, N.J. – Frontiers Records proudly announces the release of Winger’s fifth studio album entitled “Karma” on October 16 in Europe and October 27 in the USA. Winger reunited after more than a decade in 2006 for the release of the successful come back album entitled “IV,” a record that pushed the boundaries of Winger’s classic sound to new heights, dealing with the concept of the military life and what it was like to be a soldier, from a soldier’s perspective, leaving politics at the door.  

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Megadeth-Endgame Review by Todd Matthy “This is the end of the road; this is the end of the line; this is the end of your life; this is the endgame” snarls Dave Mustaine on the title track of Megadeth’s new release, Endgame. Megadeth is back with a new album, a new guitarist, and a vengeance. Dave is pissed off at a lot of people and if you are a member of the government, an ex-girlfriend, or a Wall Street tycoon, prepare to taste his wrath.  

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LOS ANGELES (Sept. 15, 2009) – As Rammstein prepare for the release of their first studio album in four years, LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA (Oct. 20, Universal Music Germany), the band is unveiling a video for the single “Pussy” that will likely be banned by video sharing services and simultaneously be one of the most viewed music videos of the year. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the video (available via Rammstein.com) will premiere on Sept. 16 at 4 pm eastern/1 pm pacific (with ongoing availability thereafter). Teases from the video have been splashing across German TV in the overnight hours with websites posting the grainy images worldwide.  

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Alice in Chains have just released a short film which features the band speaking on the tragedy of former singer Layne Staley’s death to the triumphant return of the band with new singer William Duvall. Follow the band as they recount their first performance without Layne in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, their introduction to William, and the creative processes that led to the birth of the new album: all whilst getting their faces painted KISS style. Black Gives Way To Blue drops everywhere September 29th.  

Reports are coming from several places that the upcoming Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark is in financial trouble. The musical, slated to open March 2010 at The Hilton Theater in New York City and costing 45 million dollars, has suspended production this month due to money running out. Producer David Garfinkle has been scrambling to get a new dose of financing to get the ball rolling again. With the news that Disney has just purchased Marvel, some would think that the mouse house would save the day…wrong! Disney is said to not want nothing to do with the production, which many feel is over budgeted and bloated. Disney has had its own troubles in the past with large productions on Broadway (Tarzan,... 

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Beginning this fall, the newly launched DISNEY XD channel will be hosting the most popular ninja – NARUTO, with new action packed episodes of NARUTO Shippuden. Disney XD is a new basic cable channel and multi-platform brand that showcases a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-14. New dubbed episodes of NARUTO Shippuden will premiere on the network in October.  

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Welcome…all ye who enter the metalmachine.net blog. We have a new segment in the comic book section of the blog, it’s called “Monday Morning Quarterback”, in honor of the upcoming football season and the flashbacking we will be doing covering some of comic books all time great stories. These will be stories that are a bit off the mainstream radar. We will expose these books and series every week, but we won’t divulge the whole story. We believe in fans reading a review or an opinion and also going out to your local comic shop or Con and picking up these treasure troves.  

Beware My Power… Hal Jordan turns T.V. screens green. By: Andrew Sanford The demand and production of comic book figures taking the jump from page to screen has risen steadily over the past several years. With the success of films such as the Bryan Singer directed X-Men films, Jon Favreau’s Iron Man and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films are just a few examples of comic book films that have been successful with comic fans, movie goers and critics a-like. With film success mounting companies such as Marvel and DC have been very active in new films, with DC being just a little more animated. Handing the reigns over to Cartoon Captain Bruce Timm, producer on most of DC’s animated outings over the better... 

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Motorhead: The Experience of a Lifetime by Todd Matthy Last night Motorhead once again rocked Roseland Ballroom. Opening acts included Nashville Pussy and Reverend Horton Heat (who I felt was a little out of place but if Lemmy likes him that’s good enough). Unfortunately, Mikky Dee was absent due to starring on Sweden’s or England’s version of “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”, however the band found a great replacement in former Gun’s N Roses drummer Matt Sorum. None of it mattered though once the band took the stage and Lemmy gave the battle cry “We’re Motorhead and we play Rock N Fuckin’ Roll!”  

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