THUNDERSTONE Begin Recording New Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced work on their third album at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki for an April 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recording sessions for the follow-up to this year's "The Burning" will last until the end of the year, while the mixing process will take place in early 2005. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Explain Show Cancellations

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been forced to cancel their previously announced shows in Madrid (Spain) and Montpellier (France) after singer Tony Kakko came down with a fever and infected throat. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "On November 2nd, we had a show in Paris, La Locomotive. During the ...

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TURMOIL Reform, Plan European Festival Dates

Philadelphia's hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced their decision to reform after nearly five years apart. The following is an official statement on the reunion, as posted at Turmoil.com: "As you may have already heard, Abacus/Century Media Records will be releasing a two-CD, complete discography in early 2005. The discography will also include a couple new ...

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UNCHAINED: Debut Album Delayed

Sound Riot Records has pushed back the release date of UNCHAINED's self-titled debut album to January 28, 2005 from the previously announced October 27. A January 21 Japanese/South Asian release via Marquee Avalon is expected. The CD was recorded at Pama Studios (KARMAKANIC, THE FLOWER KINGS) in Sweden and mastered at Digital Fabriken (DESTINY, RAUNCHY, ...

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