KATAKLYSM Fined By Canadian Government

KATAKLYSM have been fined the maximum penalty of $3,000 by the Canadian Immigration and Customs officials for merchandise sent from Europe to the U.S. via Canada. "The merchandise was some leftovers from the European tour," KATAKLYSM said in a statement. "Just a little under 100 shirts!! The Canadian customs are all screwed up at the ...

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WITHERING SURFACE: New Album Delayed

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have pushed back the release date of their fourth album, "Force The Pace" (Scarlet) to June 14. The CD release party will now take place on June 18 at Loppen in Copenhagen. "Force The Pace" (view cover here) was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Nemo' Explodes On European Single Charts

NIGHTWISH's latest single, "Nemo", has entered the German Top 100 singles chart at position No. 12. In addition, the single came in at No. 1 in Hungary, No. 24 in Austria, No. 4 in Norway and No. 25 in Switzerland. "Nemo" comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", due on June 7 ...

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BETZEFER To Record Full-Length Debut

Israeli metallers BETZEFER will enter CCR Studio in Belgium on June 14 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD will be mixed and mastered in August by Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED, KONKHRA, 2 TON PREDATOR) at his Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The tentative track listing for ...

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SLIPKNOT: Replica Mask Up For Grabs

SLIPKNOT fan site Metabolic666.com, in association with SlaygroundProductions.com, is giving away a SLIPKNOT replica mask professionally made by Slayground Productions. For a list of rules, and to sign up for the giveaway, click here. SLIPKNOT's much-anticipated new album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)", is due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. SLIPKNOT will ...

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SILVERCHAIR Up For Australian 'Song Of The Year' Award

SILVERCHAIR have been nominated in the "Song of the Year" category at this year's APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) awards. It's the second year in the row SILVERCHAIR have been nominated in this category, this time with "Across the Night". The APRA "Song of the Year" award is the biggest peer-voted music award in Australia. ...

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