NIGHTWISH Singer Falls Ill, Band Postpone Sao Paulo Concert

NIGHTWISH were forced to postpone by one day their scheduled performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil after singer Tarja Turunen was taken ill. The concert will now take place on Sunday, December 5. NIGHTWISH will be teaming up with ANGRA for a Japanese tour next March. A U.K. tour will take place in February. A North ...

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MANES Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, are among the first bands booked for the 2005 edition of the Quart festival, set to be held July 5-9 in Kristiansand, Norway. Other groups confirmed to appear at the festival include FOO FIGHTERS and GREEN DAY. MANES have already played ...

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ORDER OF THE EBON HAND Sign With SEASON OF MIST

ORDER OF THE EBON HAND, the Greek band featuring Akis of SEPTIC FLESH fame, have inked a deal with Season of Mist. The group, who play "true black metal, with a dramatic and theatrical edge," will release their new album, "XV: The Devil", on January 24, 2005. ...

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KATATONIA: Triple-Disc Box Set To Include Live DVD

After much internal wrangling, Sweden's KATATONIA have decided not to release their first full stand-alone DVD just yet, according to the group's record label, Peaceville Records. However, the show that they filmed in Poland will still feature as a DVD, but it will now form one of three discs in an exclusive limited-edition triple box ...

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AUTOPSY: DVD To Surface Next Year

Peaceville Records are currently compiling AUTOPSY footage for an upcoming DVD documenting the legendary death/gore metal band's career. "The band came up with over four hours of material which we've sorted out and made into a, kind of, home movie / road movie type of thing," reads an official press release. "The quality isn't always ...

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VILE: New Demo Track Available For Download

Californian brutal death metallers VILE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on March 1 to begin recording their third full-length CD, tentatively due May/June 2005 on Listenable Records. A pre-production/demo version of a new song, entitled "Deafening Silence", can be downloaded at this location. In other news, VILE guitarist Colin Davis has ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: All Gigs Postponed

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have postponed their previously announced gigs in Sweden and Italy in order to focus on writing and recording their new album, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The new dates will take place in May 2005. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR released "No Regrets", the follow-up to 2001's acclaimed ...

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