EVERGREY Drop Off Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have cancelled their appearance at the second annual Metalist Festival, set to be held August 26, 2004 at the Hangar 11 venue in Tel-aviv, Israel. The festival organizer, Oron Tanami of Metalist Productions, has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding EVERGREY's decision to withdraw from the event: "EVERGREY, who ...

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NIBIRU: Demo CD Out Now

NIBIRU, the long-running project featuring Overlord of cult U.S. black metal band CRIMSON MOON, have officially released a demo CD through Kthulu Productions. The CD, which is limited to 300 copies, contains eight tracks with a running time of 30 minutes. Described as "epic, sold, dark and atmospheric occult metal," it features the following track ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For NICKELBACK, PUDDLE OF MUDD

Northern California's DECONSTRUCT have secured the opening slot on the NICKELBACK/PUDDLE OF MUDD concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Marysville, CA this Friday, August 27. In addition, the band have announced plans to release a live DVD in September. The disc was produced and directed by Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with MACHINE ...

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THE DARKNESS Talk About Tabloids And Success

THE DARKNESS recently spoke to the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the tabloids, festivals, success, meeting QUEEN and that "difficult second album." Several excerpts from the interview follow: Kerrang!: Do people in the States view you differently than they do in the UK? Justin Hawkins (guitar/vocals): "The actual perception that people get in the States from ...

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KATATONIA Exclusively Endorse FRAMUS Instruments

KATATONIA bassist Mattias Norrman and guitarist Fredrik Norrman have just received their new customized instruments from the guitar and bass manufacturer Framus, according to a posting on the group's web site. "They're both very happy with their choices and look forward being exclusive endorsers of the Framus brand," the posting reads. Photos of the new ...

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