ROSTOK VAMPIRES Complete Work On New Album; Audio Samples Available

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, will release their new album, tentatively titled "New Morning", this spring/summer via Nuclear Blast. This 14-track album is the group's first release since 1992 and it will be supported by a tour through Germany and ...

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COMMUNIC Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

COMMUNIC, the Norwegian progressive/power metal band featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Announce Release Date For 'A Cruel World'

BLOODSIMPLE, the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION, have set a March 29 release date through MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's Bullygoat label imprint (via Warner Bros.) for their debut album, "A Cruel World". A three-song sampler will be released to radio stations on January 29. As previously reported, ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Guitarist Injures Hand, Band Cancel Dates

Austrian "epic metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have been forced to cancel all their previously announced shows in January after the group's guitarist, Werner Fiedler, injured his hand. "We are very sorry, but it is not possible to manage a substitute for Werner in such a short time," the band write on their web site. ...

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FACE DOWN Announce First Show In Six Years

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, have announced their first show since 1999. The concert will take place at Kolingsborg in Stockholm on April 1, and will include support from GENERAL SURGERY and CONSTRUCDEAD. As previously announced, FACE DOWN recently uploaded full-length MP3s of three songs they recorded ...

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VASSLINE To Support SHADOWS FALL In Korea

Korean metalcore band VASSLINE will support SHADOWS FALL at their first-ever Korean show on February 12 at Rolling Hall in Seoul. Also set to appear on the bill are local thrashers SAHON. In other news, VASSLINE recently completed the filming of a new promo video for the song "Assassin of Death" (mp3), taken ...

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