KAMELOT: Mexican Dates Cancelled

KAMELOT's previously announced dates in Monterrey and Guadalajara have been cancelled by their Mexican promoter, Ekosysmusik. No reason was given for the cancellation. The group's EpicaFest date in Mexico City will go ahead as planned on February 14, with five support bands also on the bill, including Californian metallers CAGE. As previously reported, KAMELOT are ...

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AETERNUS To Enter Studio In June

Norwegian metallers AETERNUS will enter Grieghallen Studios in June to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2004 through Nocturnal Art Productions. The follow-up to last year's "A Darker Monument" will once again be produced by Pytten, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED and MÖRK GRYNING, among others. Says AETERNUS mainman Ares: "We ...

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AMON AMARTH To Begin Recording In May

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will enter Berno studio in Malmö in mid-May to record the follow-up to last year's "Versus The World", tentatively due in late 2004 through Metal Blade Records. No further information is available at this time. AMON AMARTH recently teamed up with DESTRUCTION, DEICIDE, NILE, DEW-SCENTED, GRAVEWORM and MISERY INDEX for the X-Mass ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer To Record Album Of Covers

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow is currently recording an album of his favorite cover tunes from the 1970s. "This album's a real labor of love," says DuBrow. "When Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records approached me about doing this I already had the songs selected." The album will feature songs originally done by HUMBLE PIE, MOTT ...

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DOMINE: New Album Details Revealed

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", at New Sin Audio Design studios in Loria for a tentative early 2004 release through Dragonheart Records. According to the band, "It's been a tough challenge to come up with an album which would top 'Stormbringer ...

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OPETH Offer End-Of-Year Update

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update at their official web site: "OPETH are confirmed to play the annual Sweden Rock festival in Karlshamn/Sölvesborg in July 2004. The festival will be one of very few FESTIVAL appearances during 2004 as the band will be in resting/writing and eventually recording mode. Sweden Rock is headlined by ...

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HAMERFALL Guitarist Reports From The ROCKFABRIK 20-Year-Anniversary Jam

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Happy holidays, Templars! As you might have gathered from the Forum, some of us were at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Gemany, last weekend. The legendary club celebrated its 20-year anniversary, and HAMMERFALL was invited to the festivities. So Anders, Joacim ...

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