THE BERZERKER Set Release Date For DVD

Australian industrial death metal phenomenon THE BERZERKER will release their first DVD, "The Principles And Practices Of The Berzerker", on March 29 through Earache. With the release of their second album, "Dissimulate", in August 2002, THE BERZERKER began their own journey, which over a year took them across the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Australia. ...

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AMORPHIS To Play Special Helsinki Show

Finland's AMORPHIS will play a very special show at the Nosturi club in Helsinki Friday night (Feb. 20) as part of the Femmagaala Awards 2004. The band will reportedly take the stage around midnight. For more information, click here. As previously reported, AMORPHIS have been confirmed for the Sziget Festival, an eight-day event ...

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METALLIKIDS Cover Early METALLICA

VailDaily.com reports that Trevor Mills thinks new-school METALLICA blows, which is why his group, METALLIKIDS, only focuses on their first three albums. The METALLICA cover band plays two sets today (Feb. 19) at 8150 in Vail, while LIPSLIDE plays one in the middle. Music starts at 10 p.m. How do they approach the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: First U.S. Show Announced!

According to www.rock-fest.com, JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed for Rock Fest 2004, a four-day festival scheduled to take place July 15-18 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at Rock Fest 2004 is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST THE ALLMAN BROTHERS STYX REO SPEEDWAGON HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS ...

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YAKUZA Complete Work on New Demos, Seek Replacement Bassist

Chicago's experimental hardcore/metal band YAKUZA have finished demoing material for their upcoming release, tentatively titled "Dishonor". Singer/saxophonist Bruce Lamont describes the music as "much more dynamically intense and stylistically even more adventurous" than past projects. "Our intention was never to find a specific formula and stick with it, be it jazz-influenced, metal or whatever," he ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Issue 2-CD Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. A May 31 release through Century Media Records is expected. "For many years, we've received lots of questions regarding the possibility of our pre-album material ever being released on CD, and we're very happy to provide ...

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SEVEN WISHES Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish hard rockers SEVEN WISHES are currently writing and recording songs for the follow-up to 2001's"Utopia", tentatively due late spring/early summer through MTM Music. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Fortuneteller", "All That I Wanted" (co-written with LION'S SHARE's Lars Chriss), "Follow The Stars", "Goes Around Comes Around", "Time To Say Goodbye", and ...

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HOWLING SYN Sign With Sweden's ESCAPI

Canadian gothic metallers HOWLING SYN have inked a deal with Sweden's Escapi (CANDLEMASS, FORCE OF EVIL, TROUBLE). The group's first release for the label will be their sophomore album, "Devilries", due in the summer. The follow-up to 2002's "Forebearers of Dusk" (Galy Records) will contain "more heavy rock riffs & a lot of dark goth ...

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UNEARTH Officially Added To 'Headbanger's Ball Tour II'

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have been officially added to the forthcoming "Headbangers Ball Tour II", featuring HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL. "Touring with HATEBREED, the most credible, hard working hardcore/metal band around today is something we have wanted to do since this band's inception," UNEARTH write on their web site. "As a lot of you know, ...

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