BLACKSHINE To Release New Album In January

Stockholm, Sweden's BLACKSHINE have parted ways with SPV/Steamhammer Records and have inked a new deal with NMS/Escapi. The group have just completed work on a new studio album, "Lifeblood", at 52ND Music Studio with co-producer Tor Adolfsson for a January 2005 release. "Lifeblood" marks the recording debut with the group of drummer Stipen (ex-MERCILESS, DIA ...

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BRAINSTORM To Embark On European Headlining Tour

German power metallers BRAINSTORM will be embarking on a European tour beginning on March 23 in Hamburg, Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 23 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Mar. 24 - Essen, GER @Zeche Carl Mar. 25 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Mar. 26 - Andernach, GER @ JUZ Mar. 27 - Helmond, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Signs With Japanese Cell-Phone Company

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has signed on with top Japanese cellular company AU to do a weekly spot for those who subscribe to AU's "EZ" channel. EZ channel is similar to cable TV but for your cell phone. Subscribers to this cutting-edge service receive film clips (news, events, music reviews, etc.) nightly in their ...

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GRAVE DIGGER To Enter Studio This Weekend

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will enter Principal studio in Münster, Germany on Saturday (Sept. 4) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on January 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Rheingold" will feature "classical heavy metal" material "in the tradition of GRAVE DIGGER," according to a posting on the ...

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VAN HALEN Add Canadian Tour Dates

VAN HALEN have added the following dates to their tour schedule: Oct. 19 - Portland, OR @ TBA Oct. 22 - Seattle, WA @ TBA Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA Oct. 25 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA Oct. 26 - Calgary, AB @ TBA Oct. 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ TBA Oct. 30 ...

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EXCITER: More European Tour Dates Announced

More details have been revealed about the upcoming "New Testament" European tour featuring Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER alongside Sweden's STEEL ATTACK and Germany's BLACK ABYSS. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Osnabrück, GER @ N8 Oct. 09 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 10 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Oct. 11 - ...

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