JAMES MURPHY Pays Tribute To CHUCK SCHULDINER And DIMEBAG DARRELL

Guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following statement on the third anniversary of Chuck Schuldiner's (DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) death: "As we mourn the recent passing of one musical giant, the calendar marks the third anniversary of the tragic parting of another, equal in stature and influence, and as deeply missed. "I so ...

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IMPALED: Release Date Set For 'Death After Life'

Century Media Records has set a March 8, 2005 release date for the third album from Oakland, California's demented, maniacal surgeons known as IMPALED. Entitled "Death After Life" (view cover here), the follow-up to 2002's "Mondo Medicale" was recorded by Billy Anderson (CATHEDRAL, MR. BUNGLE, L7, SLEEP), Trey Spruance (MR. BUNGLE, SECRET CHIEFS ...

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MOONSPELL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In Europe

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been invited by longtime friends CRADLE OF FILTH to support them on their upcoming European tour between the end of February and the beginning of April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 23 - (B) Brussel - Ancienne Belgique Feb. 24 - (NL) Hardenberg - Podium Feb. 25 - (NL) Amsterdam ...

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DUNGORTHEB: DEATH Cover Posted Online

French metal band DUNGORTHEB's cover of the DEATH classic "Misanthrope" has been posted online in MP3 format at VS-Webzine.com. The song will be featured on a DEATH tribute CD, "Unforgotten Past… In Memory Of Chuck Schuldiner", due in early 2005 via the Chinese label Area Death Production. Also set to appear on the ...

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PAIN: New Single, Album Release Dates Announced

According to online CD vendor CDON.com, PAIN's new single, "Same Old Song", is scheduled for release on December 29, 2004. The group's new full-length album, "Dancing With the Dead", will surface on January 26, 2005. As previously reported, a video for "Same Old Song" was scheduled to be shot with director Mikeadelica, who has previously ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: U.S. Release Date Set For 'The Morning Never Came'

Olympic Recordings has set a February 22, 2005 U.S. release date for SWALLOW THE SUN's debut album, "The Morning Never Came". "Unlike previously reported, the version of [the CANDLEMASS classic] 'Solitude' on U.S. release will not feature Albert of REVEREND BIZARRE, but the version with him on the vocals will be included on the upcoming ...

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KINGDOM COME To Tour U.S. In Early 2005

According to KINGDOM COME's production manager Frank Trzaskowski, the German hard rock band led by Lenny Wolf is in the final planing stages of a nationwide U.S. tour. The "Perpetual 2005" tour is likely to hit the U.S. market by mid-February with 20 or more live dates. Additionally, some South American concerts are being planned ...

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