ACHERON: We Are Not Nazis!

On June 21, 2004, Black Lotus Records will be releasing a special ACHERON double-CD featuring 32 of the Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band's past songs digitally re-mastered. The collection, titled "Decade Infernus 1988-1998", will reportedly "put the listeners on a journey from the band's first classic album 'Rites of the Black Mass' to their ...

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ANTIBODY: New Demo Available For Free Download

Swedish metallers ANTIBODY have released their second demo CD featuring the tracks "I Love What You Hate" and the two-part "The Mutiny... ...Shows That Have No Soul". The CD can be downloaded in MP3 format from the band's temporary web site. ANTIBODY formed in Uppsala, Sweden, in May of 2003, with Mats Gustafsson ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Bonus Tracks Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA laid down cover versions of VANISHING POINT's "Two Minds One Soul" and DEPECHE MODE's "World In My Eyes" during the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Reckoning Night", due later in the year through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which is described by the band's vocalist, Tony Kakko, as ...

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ENSLAVED: 'Vikingligr Veldi' Reissue to Arrive In August

Candlelight Records has set an August 10 U.S. release date for ENSLAVED's "Vikingligr Veldi/Hordanes Land". Currently unavailable in the U.S., the mid-line priced reissue is expected to be followed by the band's new album sometime this fall or early next year. Recorded in 1994, the majestic romp of "Vikingligr Veldi" stands as one of ENSLAVED's ...

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EINHERJER: 'Blot' To Receive U.S. Release In August

Candlelight Records has set an August 10 U.S. release date for the final album from Norway's EINHERJER, entitled "Blot". The follow-up to 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" completes the U.S. catalog for fans of this highly regarded viking metal band. Formed in 1993, EINHERJER released four full-length albums, two mini-albums and the highly collectable "Aurora Borealis" ...

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DEATHCHAIN To Embark On European Mini-Tour

Finnish death/thrash metal act DEATHCHAIN will embark on a short European tour later this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 18 - Skeleton Bash - Innsbruck, AUT Jun. 19 - Sch├╝tzenwall-Bunker - Kiel, GER Jun. 20 - JC Todo - Best, NETH Jun. 21 - The Frontline - Gent, BEL Jun. 22 - Scandia ...

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THOUGHT CRIME Call It Quits

San Francisco Bay Area hard rock/metal outfit THOUGHT CRIME have decided to call it quits after three strong years. The quintet, who have performed with many national acts such as DEATH ANGEL, SKINLAB, MACHINE HEAD, SLAYER and PROJECT 86, have opted to take on other projects. Bassist Adam Pereira (ex-LINK 80) has joined Bay Area ...

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