VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer: Expect A 'Meaner' Attitude On New Album

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving recently took time out to answer a few questions on the band's official forum. The following are some of his responses pertaining to the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's new studio album and the band's future plans: On the new material: Peter Dolving: "The new songs? Jeez, ...

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SYSTEMATIC Report On New Year's Eve Gig With METALLICA

SYSTEMATIC vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just thought I'd drop a line and say hey. The New Year's show with METALLICA was an absolute honor and a blast! The show was at the Joint in the Hard Rock hotel (for those of you unaware) an awesome ...

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LORD BELIAL To Mix New Album This Month

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL are scheduled to mix their new album, "The Seal Of Belial", at Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden between Monday, January 12 and Thursday, January 15. As previously reported, the self-produced effort was engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and is due to be mixed ...

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CHIMAIRA Split With Drummer, Replace Him With SOILWORK's EVENSAND

CHIMAIRA have parted ways with drummer Andy Herrick and have replaced him with SOILWORK skinsman Richard Evensand. CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter called into "The Metal Show" in Cleveland Sunday night (January 4) and discussed the circumstances behind the lineup change. The following are several excerpts from that interview: On Andy's departure: Mark: "The other evening ...

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ZUUL FX Complete Work On Debut Demo

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, have completed work on their debut three-song demo at Soul Sol studios in Paris with producer Francis Caste (DYSFUNCTIONAL BY CHOICE drummer). The track listing for the demo is as follows: 01. Behind The Light (Quicktime clip) 02. Devil Star ...

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DISILLUSION, ENSIFERUM Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

BUSTA HOOTA, DISILLUSION, ENSIFERUM, HONIGDIEB and SLEEPINGODSLIE are the latest confirmations for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA HOOTA CRIMINAL DEADSOUL TRIBE DIE HAPPY DISILLUSION ENSIFERUM ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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THE GATHERING Announce Mexican, Chilean Tour Dates

Holland's THE GATHERING will be performing in Chile and Mexico in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 21 - Mexico City, MEX - Circo Volador (cap. 1,300) Feb. 22 – Monterrey, MEX - Bar Iguana (cap. 800) Feb. 25 – Santiago, CHL - Teatro Providencia (cap. 1,500) Commented the band: "We will play ...

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