KAMELOT: 'The Haunting' Video To Feature EPICA Singer

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT recently travelled to Sweden to begin work on their new video for the track "The Haunting" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES). The clip also includes an appearance by EPICA singer Simone Simons. "The Haunting" come off the group's new album, "The Black Halo", due on March ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Produces THE NEW BLACKS: Audio Available

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill has produced the debut EP from England's THE NEW BLACKS. A four-track affair entitled "Sound of Loud", the EP is being described as "late Eighties hard rock done 2004 style: delicate melodies delivered with passion and soul, crunchy guitars, soaring held-not solos and catchy choruses. Think TESLA, MR. BIG (album ...

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ZARATHUSTRA To Enter Studio Next Month

German black metal band ZARATHUSTRA will enter Sweden's Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST) on February 26 to record a new EP, "Contempt", tentatively due in April/May. The spend will spend nine days in the studio working on the follow-up to their "Perpetual Black Force" CD, which will be released in a strictly limited and hand-numbered ...

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CHIMAIRA Nominated For FREE TIMES Music Award

CHIMAIRA have been nominated in the sixth annual Free Times Music Awards. This marks the fourth time the band have been nominated, having won each of the three times they've been nominated previously. The awards ceremony for this Cleveland-based honor will be held on Thursday, February 24 at the Odeon. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Tribute Album Due Later This Month

FastLane Records will release "Jetboys of Babylon", a tribute to the NEW YORK DOLLS on January 25. Pre-orders can be taken at [email protected] . The long-awaited tribute will feature David Johansen (NEW YORK DOLLS), Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS), THE ALARM and many more. Digital downloads and more information are available at this location. ...

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RAGE: 'Straight To Hell' Video Posted Online

German power metallers RAGE have posted their video for the track "Straight to Hell" at their official web site. According to a posting on guitarist Victor Smolski's web site, RAGE got the permission to use a scene out of the movie "Der Schuh des Manitu" to produce the clip, which was directed by Matthias Knézy-Bohm. ...

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WAYSTED Postpone U.K. Tour

WAYSTED, the reunited semi-obscure mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by former UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), have announced the postponement of their "Back From The Dead" U.K. tour to September 2005. "Pete Way is dealing with a close personal family problem, and feels that it is inappropriate to ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Complete Recordings With 31-Piece String Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "The new BRAZEN ABBOT album just got a new line-up. The musicians involved will be 39! This is because of the fact that Nikolo recorded and added a 31-piece string orchestra, which will be used throughout the ...

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SUFFOCATION: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

Reunited death metal legends SUFFOCATION have announced a headlining tour in support of their current release, "Souls to Deny". Support on select dates will be provided by CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH (Atlanta through Baltimore only) and DEVILINSIDE. The tour will kick off on January 17 in Nashville, TN and is expected to conclude February 27 in ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Enter Studio To Demo New Material

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR will enter the studio today with Janne Saksa to demo two or three new songs. "These songs are called 'Butterfly' and 'Powderburns'. Third song is still unnamed," the band write on their web site. "'Butterfly' is the slowest (and probably the heaviest) song that PAIN CONFESSOR has ever done and 'Powderburns' ...

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