ENTOMBED: Royal Opera Performances To Be Documented On Upcoming CD

ENTOMBED's next CD release will be "Unreal Estate", a document of the band's live appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a show of the same name. An early 2005 release through Threeman Recordings in Scandinavia is expected. A U.S. release through Candlelight will follow. As previously reported, ENTOMBED completed ...

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AXL ROSE's RAPIDIFIRE Tapes To Be Released Before Christmas

More information has surfaced regarding the early Axl Rose recordings made while he was a member of the band RAPIDFIRE. The tapes, which were purportedly recorded in May 1983, have been in storage in the original eight-track format for the past 20 years, and are currently being mixed for a late 2004 release. The songs ...

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FALCONER Announce New Bassist

Sweden's FALCONER have announced the addition of bassist Magnus Linhardt (photo) to the group's ranks. The band have yet to announced a replacement for guitarist Anders Johansson, who left the group earlier in the year. FALCONER are continuing to write material for their next studio effort, tentatively due next spring. Around eight new ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist To Perform With Brazil's DEATH TRIBUTE

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will perform with the Brazilian band DEATH TRIBUTE at the "Bonded by Blood Thrash Fest" on September 18 at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil. DEATH TRIBUTE were formed by members of the Brazilian group WOMBAT and singer Bruno Sutter, who is also part of the "fun" heavy metal project MASSACRATION ...

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GRAVEWORM To Enter Studio In September

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM, featuring former ABIGOR and current DARKWELL/SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in September to begin recording their new CD, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. GRAVEWORM will be teaming up with KATAKLYSM, MYSTIC CIRCLE and INTO ETERNITY for the "No ...

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EPICA To Embark On First European Tour

Holland's EPICA, the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be embarking on their first European tour beginning in late October. Support at all shows will come from the Austrian "epic metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. EPICA will also be embarking on a Mexican ...

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