ELVENKING To Begin Mixing In December

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING will begin mixing their new album, "Wyrd", on December 1 at the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM). An early 2004 release through AFM Records is expected. The follow-up to 2001's "Heathenreel" will contain the following cuts: 01. A Poem for the ...

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE Clothing 'Banned' In Wyoming District

Andrea Falkenhagen of the Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that Natrona County students and school district administrator Wayne Beatty have come up with what Beatty calls a compromise regarding the district's dress-code policy. However, some students still fear the policy is unfair. The meetings between district officials and interested students stem from an outcry raised by ...

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EPICA Win Holland's ESSENT Award

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have won the Dutch "Essent Award". "This award is meant to give young promising bands some extra support in developing their talent," reads a post on the band's web site. "This means ...

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SKYCLAD, THE QUIREBOYS To Tour The U.K. In December

SKYCLAD and THE QUIREBOYS will be embarking on a four-date U.K. tour in December. The trek, dubbed "Demolition Xmas Ball", will also feature ANTI PRODUCT (all dates except Milton Keynes) and BECAUSE WE CAN (Newcastle only). The gigs, which are expected to sell out, will include label giveaways, among them a free CD with two ...

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AMARAN Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's AMARAN have set a January 20, 2004 release date through Listenable Records for their sophomore effort, "Pristine In Bondage" (view cover here). The first pressing will be a slipcase edition with one bonus track — for a total of 11 tracks — and the Japanese version (due on Dec. 17) will be ...

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