MOURNING BELOVETH confirmed for Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Irish doom metal act MOURNING BELOVETH are among the first four bands confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness metal festival in Ireland. The acclaimed five-piece will release their third album, "A Murderous Circus", through Grau Records, a subsidiary of Germany's Prophecy Productions, in March. MOURNING BELOVETH headlined a previous installment of the one-day event, ...

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AS IT BURNS Begin Recording New Album

Dutch "atmospheric blackened thrash-death metal" band AS IT BURNS have entered Franky's Recording Kitchen studio with producer Jens van der Valk (AUTUMN, CANTARA) to begin recording their new CD, tentatively titled "Global Ruin". The follow-up to 2003's "Mortal Dusk" is expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label (the band were previously signed to now-defunct ...

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MANIFEST: Early Recordings Available For Download

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have uploaded all the tracks form their earlier promotional recordings/demos to the "Audio" section of their official web site. Among the songs available for download is the track "Recreate" from the group's first demo, which stands as the first MANIFEST song ever written. MANIFEST are currently negotiating with a couple ...

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RE:IGNITION To Play Tsunami Benefit Concert This Weekend

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel and Snake, will perform at a fundraising concert for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster on Saturday, January 29 at Blakes on Telegraph in Berkeley, California. Also appearing on the bill will be East Bay bands KAOS, FUZZPLOW, ZEITGEIST and LOWKI. The tsunami disaster, which has ...

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DEEP PURPLE 's STEVE MORSE Unveils New Signature Y2d Guitar

Music Man and DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Steve Morse signature guitar first created in 1985 with the new Steve Morse Y2d signature model, making its official debut at the Winter NAMM show 2005. Updated features will include a poplar body with maple top in flame or quilt, cream ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Release Live Album

ANDREW W.K. may be hard at work on his third full-length studio album, but this hasn't stopped him from announcing plans to release a live album later in the year. The recording for the live album is already complete and "we're very eager to share the unbridled excitement of the A.W.K. live concert, frozen forever ...

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