SEATTLE METAL ONLINE Festival To Take Place This Month

Seattle Metal Online will celebrate four years of helping local metal bands network and learn about the music business with its fourth annual Seattle Metal Online Anniversary Festival on Saturday, September 18 at Studio 7 in Seattle. Seattle Metal Online (SMO) is an organization created by Carrie and Joe Jauregui in August of 2000, out ...

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KATAKLYSM Finalize Tour Schedule

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finalized their European and North American tour itineraries. Confirmed dates are as follows: "No More Serenity" European Tour 2004 w/ GRAVEWORM, MYSTIC CIRCLE, INTO ETERNITY: Oct. 01 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg Oct. 02 - Vosselaar @ Biebob Oct. 03 - Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvis Hall Oct. 04 - Kiel, ...

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BLACK DETHE: Early Demo Recordings Posted Online

Several demo recordings by the long-defunct Bay Area death/thrash metal band BLACK DETHE have been posted online at this location. The tracks available for download are "Evil Prayer", "Lethal Touch", "Mary's Blood" and "Sheen of Annihilation". BLACK DETHE performed SLAYER/POSSESSED-inspired death/thrash metal during their brief existence between 1985 and 1988. Tentative plans exist ...

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EMPTY CAGE Complete Work On Debut Album

Young English metal band EMPTY CAGE have just completed work on their debut album, entitled "Hate Me.I Dare You". Recorded at Echo Bay Studios in Minneapolis, the album was produced by Lionel Hicks (BALANCE OF POWER) and engineered by Todd Fitzgerald (AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). An early 2005 release is expected through an as-yet-undetermined label. The ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group's new album, "Beyond Salvation", is due this fall, to be followed by a U.S. tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 08 - The Chopping Block - Boston, MA Oct. 09 - Rodchester Steel Music Hall - Rodchester, ...

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Ultra-Rare OZZY OSBOURNE Recording Detailed

David Tangye, Ozzy Osbourne's assistant during the BLACK SABBATH years, recently gave OZZY fan site Ozzyhead.com the following information regarding an ultra-rare Osbourne studio recording made nearly three decades ago: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" was a song recorded in 1975 featuring Ozzy on backing vocals. It was recorded on an independent label ...

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Former BLAZE Bassist ROB NAYLOR Speaks Out

BLAZE fan site BlazeFans.com has posted a brand-new interview with the group's former bassist, Rob Naylor. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: You have mentioned that you are learning to fly planes — can you tell us more about this? What got you interested? Rob Naylor: "I've been keen on flying ...

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German Music Channel To Air Second WACKEN OPEN AIR Report

Following the overwhelmingly positive respose to last weekend's report on this year's Wacken Open Air festival, German music channel VIVA will broadcast a second report this coming weekend. Among the live performances that are expected to be featured in the program (airing Sunday, Sept. 12 beginning at 10:30 pm CET) are those from MOTÖRHEAD, EKTOMORF, ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA Tops List Of Favorite Female Metal Singers

InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about ...

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