BEHEMOTH Set Working Title For New Album

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have set "Demigod" as the working title of their seventh full-length album, tentatively due in late 2004 through Regain Records (Europe), Century Media (USA and South America) and Mystic (Poland). The follow-up to 2002's "Zos Kia Cultus - Here And Beyond" (Avantgarde) will be recorded this spring and will feature the ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Rescheduled U.K. Dates Announced

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have posted the following message on their official web site: "As you know, we had a big disappointment at the end of last year when we had to cancel a few dates on our UK tour. The shows that we did get to do (in Glasgow and London) were amazing though, we ...

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LACUNA COIL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Italian goth-metallers LACUNA COIL are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 euros (including one parking ...

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MARK MOOTS Quits DECEMBER

DECEMBER vocalist guitarist Mark Moots has left DECEMBER after 10 years with the group. Moots, who performed his last show with DECEMBER on December 28 in Reno, Nevada, has helped to redefine extreme music several times, most notably with 2002's mind- and bone-crushing Earache Rec debut "The Lament Configuration". Drummer Jason Thomas, guitarist Julian Peach, ...

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DEICIDE Complete First-Ever Video

After 15 years in the business as one of the reigning heavyweight champs of death metal, Florida's legendary DEICIDE have shot their very first music video. For this historic occasion, the band chose to immortalize the title track off their forthcoming Earache Records debut, "Scars Of The Crucifix" — a song which brutally sums up ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN: Rarities/Live Collection Postponed

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, has postponed plans to release "Live & Rare" — a collection of rare material as well as live tracks from shows in Moscow (Russia) and Trondheim (Norway). Kari will instead focus on the recording of her follow-up to 2002's ...

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Ex-HALFORD Guitarist METAL MIKE CHLASCIAK To Appear At NAMM 2004

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak is confirmed to appear at NAMM 2004. Metal Mike will perform at the Digitech/Harman Music Group booth. Appearance dates/times are: Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 18 at 11:00 a.m. National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the largest equipment manufacturer ...

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BALANCE OF POWER: 'Heathen Machine' To Receive U.S. Release

British metallers BALANCE OF POWER will issue their latest CD, "Heathen Machine", in the U.S. in March. This will be the first title to be released under DCA Recordings' exclusive distribution agreement with Century Media Records. The album, available in Europe through Germany's Massacre Records, was recorded at POD studios in London and was mixed ...

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