SHADOWS FALL: New Album Streamed Online

SHADOWS FALL's brand-new CD, "The War Within", will be streamed on MTV.com in its entirety leading up to the album's release on September 21. Fans now have less than a week to preview the album at this location. SHADOWS FALL will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday night, Sept. ...

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CLIFF BURTON, RANDY RHOADS Among MAXIM Magazine's Top Rock Star Deaths

The Associated Press is reporting that Cliff Burton (METALLICA), Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE), John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) and Kurt Cobain (NIRVANA) are among the musicians that made Maxim magazine's list of rock stars that have been the most "rock-starrish" even in death. Cobain's suicide just makes the list at number 25. Interestingly, number seven on ...

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COLD Begin Work On New Album

Billboard.com is reporting that COLD have commenced work on their fourth album, tentatively due next year via their new label, Atlantic. At least eight songs are written for the new album, according to a post by COLD frontman Scooter Ward on the message board of the band's official web site. "You guys are gonna love ...

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FALL OF THE LEAFE Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Finnish progressive/avantgarde metallists FALL OF THE LEAFE have inked a deal with Firebox Records. The group's fifth album, "Vantage", is tentatively scheduled for release mid-2005. FALL OF THE LEAFE's first album, "Evanescent Everfading", was released back in 1998 through Defiled Records (USA). The follow-up albums, "August Vernicle" and "Fermina", were issued through Argentina's Icarus Music. ...

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FOREST OF SHADOWS To Release Full-Length Debut In October

Sweden's FOREST OF SHADOWS are currently mastering their full-length debut, "Departure", at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland for an October release through Firebox Records. The band had previously issued a mini-CD, entitled "Conquest For The Empire", through Rage of Achilles. FOREST OF SHADOWS' sound is being described as "a mixture of ANTIMATTER and SHAPE OF ...

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WIDOW: New Album Nearing Completion

Raleigh, NC-based melodic thrashers WIDOW are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "On Fire". "There have been some changes since [the debut album] 'Midnight Strikes'", stated lead guitarist Cristof. "We are pushing the boundaries of traditional metal! And we are drinking a whole lot!" WIDOW have added drummer Marc Anthony from North Carolina ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Says Fill-In Vocalist Is Sounding 'Great'

AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "A good time to inform [everyone] that the rehearsings with JP Leppäluoto [CHARON singer and fill-in vocalist for AMORPHIS' upcoming U.S. tour] goes further exellent. We have been now two days in rehearsing flat and the result is great, JP ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More 'Early Years' DVD Details Revealed

According to online CD vendor CDXpress, a two-disc IRON MAIDEN DVD, entitled "Early Years", is scheduled for release in October 2004. The set, which will apparently feature Region 2 (PAL) encoding, is expected to include the following: Disc One: * Concert – "Live at The Rainbow" (recorded in the early '80s; previously released on PMI ...

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