RELEVANT FEW To Support VADER In Sweden

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (KEROZENE, ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH), will support Polish death metallers VADER at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg on August 25. Also appearing on the bill will be the Norwegian death metal band ZEENON. RELEVANT FEW are tentatively scheduled to team up with GADGET for a tour of Germany ...

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DIVERCIA Set Release Date For New Album

Finnish melodic heavy rockers DIVERCIA have completed work on their second album, "Cycle of Zero", due on September 20 through Holland's Karmageddon Media. "Cycle of Zero" was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump and D studios in Finland and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox. Cover artwork was once again created by Kristian Jokela. ...

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OTEP: 'Buried Alive' Video Posted Online

A video for the new OTEP song "Buried Alive" can now be viewed at the group's official web site, www.otep.com. "Buried Alive" is the second single off OTEP's sophomore album, "House of Secrets", available now on Capitol Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Sevas Tra", "House of Secrets" was produced by Greg Wells, who ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's 'Steal This Album' Certified Platinum

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Steal This Album" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of more than 1,000,000 units. The collection, which came out in November 2002, features 16 fully realized tunes whose demos had been pirated on the web. SYSTEM OF A DOWN's five-million-plus selling (worldwide) "Toxicity" ...

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NEUROSIS Announce Special L.A. Show

NEUROSIS will play a special show on Saturday, November 6, 2004, at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. This will be a special 2 ½-hour extended set, a portion of which will feature former SWANS vocalist Jarboe. There will be no opening bands. Look for East Coast and London show announcements very soon. NEUROSIS' new ...

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VENOM Are Tracking Their 'Heaviest Songs' For New Studio Album

British black metal pioneers VENOM are currently in the studio recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. "They are recording the heaviest songs from their demo sessions for their next opus," reads a posting on the band's official web site. VENOM's current incarnation consists of mainman Conrad "Cronos" Lant alongside drummer Antton and ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Says Touring Is Hard Business

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that METALLICA kicked off the third — and most likely final — leg of their 2004 North American tour on Monday (August 16) in St. Paul, Minnesota, and frontman James Hetfield says that on a personal level, he is enjoying performing now more than ever. But Hetfield also said that ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Singer Checks In From Recording Studio

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne "JB" Christoffersson has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "JB here, back in the [Slaughterhouse] studio in Halmstad doing vox for the new album. [Guitarist] Mike [Amott] is constantly on my case for singing out of key, ha-ha! So far we've done 2 songs: 'No One ...

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TOMMY THAYER: 'KISS Fans Rock Like No Other'

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has issued the following post-tour message via his official web site: "We just finished the KISS Rock The Nation 2004 tour last night in Mexico City and what an incredible four-month journey it was! "I feel like we covered a lot of ground this year from Australia to Japan, to the ...

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CHAIN COLLECTOR Sign With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION), have inked a two-album deal with the Portugese label Sound Riot. The group, who had previously recorded a four-song demo entitled ...

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