MESMERIZE Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have set "Stainless" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in March/April via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" was recorded and mixed in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. The mastering was ...

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KINRICK To Release Debut Album In March

KINRICK, the new band featuring former FIREWIND/KENZINER vocalist Stephen Fredrick and guitarist Corbin King (VAINGLORY), will release their debut album, "Sense Your Darkness", in Europe on March 28 via Majestic Rock (Japan will receive the album on March 30). Adding their considerable weight to proceedings are PAGAN'S MIND/FIREWIND drummer Stian Kristofferson and ZANISTER bassist James ...

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THRESHOLD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Help Promote MARTIN KESICI's Single

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen will be traveling to Germany the first week of February to do promotion with German "Star Search" winner Martin Kesici for their joint single "Leaving You For Me". The "Leaving You for Me" single is scheduled for release on January 31. The single will include the promotional video for the song, ...

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PAIN To Perform On Swedish TV

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, will perform two tracks — new single "Same Old Song" and an as-yet-undetermined second song — live on Swedish television (TV4) on Monday, January 24. In other news, PAIN have joined forces with Stockholm-based rock-radio station Bandit Rock 106-3 for an ...

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MARDUK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Plague Angel'

Candlelight Records has set a March 8 U.S. release date for the new album from Sweden's MARDUK. Titled "Plague Angel", it is the band's ninth full-length studio album to see proper release in the U.S. The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson, is the band's first release ...

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