ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ANTHRAX PRIMAL FEAR LILLIAN AXE ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Enter Studio To Record New Album

Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS have entered Roasting House studios in Malmö, Sweden to record their fourth album, due in early 2004 through Germany's AFM Records. "Since yesterday [November 10], Thomas and Esko are in Malmö for the drums and bass recording on our yet untitled fourth album," singer Freddy Persson writes on the band's web ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD: U.S. Album Release Delayed

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have pushed back the U.S. release date of their full-length debut, "Battlecry Under a Winter Sun", to February 17 through Arena Rock Recording Co. (distributed by ADA). Upcoming THREE INCHES OF BLOOD tour dates: Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 Nov. 22 - Kamloops, BC @ Sportmart ...

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Former BROKEN HOPE Guitarist Launches New Project

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner has launched a brand-new project called LUPARA. "During the last year and a half, I focused on putting together a new band and we're now at a point where we're ready to break out," Wagner told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "After writing around 17 original songs, and recording some pre-production, we picked ...

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Thrash Metal Documentary To Film In The San Francisco Bay Area

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will be taping a performance by Bay Area thrashers CONCRETE COFFIN at The Stork Club in Oakland, California on Tuesday, November 18. Everyone is invited to come down to the show and be a ...

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STRATOVARIUS Confirm SANCTUARY Deal, Begin Work On New Material

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have confirmed that they have signed a three-album deal with Sanctuary Records. The contract was signed October 31 in Dortmund, Germany and the signing was followed by a big party. The agreement is said to be the biggest ever for a Finnish band, and is worth over $3.5 million dollars. The contract was ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS: New Song Posted Online

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have posted an unmixed/unmastered version of a new track, titled "The Deepest Gray", at this location. "The Deepest Gray" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "This Darkened Heart", due in March through Prosthetic Records. The complete track listing for "This ...

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CROSSFADE Complete Work On Debut Album

CROSSFADE, the new Swedish band featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Göran Edman, have completed work on their debut album, "White On Blue". The CD, which is due before the end of the year, was recorded at Eller Studio and was mixed by Ronny Lahti (EUROPE, ROXETTE) at the Megaphone facility. Mastering was done by Björn ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Gets The Blues

CURLY FESTER, the Los Angeles-based "heavy blues" band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G, have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 24 – Anaheim, CA @ The Doll Hut Dec. 13 – Covina, CA @ Rude Dog Dec. 18 - Ed Cota's Yearly Jam (private party) CURLY FESTER is rounded out by Micheal ...

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SEPULTURA To Play Costa Rica In December

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will play a one-off gig in Costa Rica in early December. Upcoming SEPULTURA tour dates: Nov. 12 – Münster, GER @ Skater's Palace Nov. 13 – Hannover, GER @ Capitiol Nov. 15 – Göttingen, GER @ ZHG Nov. 16 – Stuttgart, GER @ Rohre Nov. 17 – Fribourg, SWI @ Fri-son Nov. ...

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