SILENT FORCE To Support KAMELOT In Japan

SILENT FORCE, the power metal band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have been confirmed as the support act for KAMELOT on their upcoming Japanese tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 – Osaka, JPN @ TBA Apr. 21 – Tokyo, JPN @ Ebisu Liquid Room Apr. 22 – Tokyo, JPN @ Ebisu Liquid ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DARK TRANQUILLITY track, entitled "Through Smudged Lenses", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Through Smudged Lenses" comes off the group's upcoming album, "Character", due in Europe on January 24 and North America on January 25 via Century Media Records. The band recently released an EP, entitled "Lost ...

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PREJUDICE Begin Writing New Material

Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE have commenced the songwriting process for their fourth full-length album. "Almost two songs are finished [already] and it sounds pretty sickly 'till now," the band write on their web site. "Plans are in progress to do a split CD with Mexican destroyers ROTTENNESS. More about this pretty soon." PREJUDICE released their ...

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BYZANTINE Set Title For New Album

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have set "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in May 2005 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to this year's "The Fundamental Component" will include 10 tracks, nine of which will be "brand new," according to a posting on the group's web ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Announce One-Off Gig In Finland

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have announced a one-off show with AMORAL and TOTAL DEVASTATION on March 9, 2005 at YO-talo in Tampere, Finland. As previously reported, MORS PRINCIPIUM EST are scheduled to release their sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", in the spring through France's Listenable Records. "The Unborn" was recorded at Tico ...

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SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY NIGHTWISH OBITUARY OVERKILL ...

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METALLICA, VAN HALEN, VELVET REVOLVER Featured In GUITAR WORLD Magazine's Anniversary Issue

MediaPost.com is reporting that the 25th anniversary issue of Guitar World magazine will be on newsstands next Tuesday, December 28. The special collector's issue features what the editors are calling "the most spectacular group of guitarists ever assembled" on the cover, including Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ...

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