METALLICA Documentary Filmmakers Hope To Reach Wider Audience

Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to New York's The Journal News about the much-anticipated project, which will have its debut next Wednesday at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Berlinger, 42, who made the film with partner Bruce Sinofsky, says ...

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IMMEMORIAL Added To DIMENSION ZERO European Tour

Polish death metallers IMMEMORIAL have been added to the forthcoming DIMENSION ZERO headlining tour of Europe, according to an official press release from IMMEMORIAL's record company, Conquer Records. HANDFUL OF RAIN are also scheduled to appear on the bill. Although a posting on the official web site of the Dutch death/thrash metal band ...

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DISILLUSION Complete Work On 'Back To Times Of Splendor'

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION have completed work on their full-length debut, "Back To Times Of Splendor", due on April 5 through Metal Blade Records. "The band is very satisfied with the complete work and surely convinced that it has been worth every minute of the past eight months," the group write on their web site. ...

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IMMERSED IN BLOOD Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Swedish brutal death metallers IMMERSED IN BLOOD have been confirmed for NRW Deathfest, a two-day festival set to take place September 17-18 in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen), Germany. Other bands on the bill are JACK SLATER, TRANSGRESSION, SARX, DEPRESSION, IMPURE, EXPOSED GUTS and AMBROSIA. 10 more bands will be announced during the coming months. For more ...

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NIGHTWISH To Tour The U.S. In August?

Finland's NIGHTWISH will reportedly be kicking off a U.S. tour in August. So far, the only confirmed gig is at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on August 20. Tickets for the Palladium show go on sale on Friday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. More dates are expected to be added soon. As previously ...

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WOLF To Film Video For 'Wolf's Blood'

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Flatfish studios on Saturday (January 17) to film a video for the track "Wolf's Blood". The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off WOLF's ...

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COLD Guitarist Becomes Permanent Member Of EVANESCENCE

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has confirmed to Australia's Undercover News that COLD guitarist Terry Balsamo is now a permanent member of EVANESCENCE. According to Lee, that also means COLD is history. "They could hire another guitar player and continue, but I'm pretty sure that their lead singer is in and out of rehab and having ...

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Vocalist KEVIN DUBROW Explains QUIET RIOT Split

In an interview with ElectricBasement.com, vocalist Kevin Dubrow explained the reason for the sudden dismantling of QUIET RIOT late last year. "Well, the question should really be: why did we stay together for so long?" he said. "It really should have stopped earlier. We'd been together for a long time and it had gotten to ...

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