FINNTROLL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new FINNTROLL track, titled "Ursvamp", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. A remixed version of "Ursvamp" will appear on the group's forthcoming full-length album, "Nattfödd" (Swedish for "Nightborn"), due in April 2004. The follow-up to "Visor Om Slutet" was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland and ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Album To Surface In Early 2005

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "A couple of days ago, [singer] Joacim [Cans]' girlfriend gave birth to a healthy, little baby girl! She is the first child born under the Templar banner, and congratulations from the whole band is in order, of course! "Injury update: ...

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Ex-ZANDELLE Drummer Joins MAGUS BEAST

Former ZANDELLE drummer Bob Delmini has officially joined MAGUS BEAST. Bob and the guys of MAGUS BEAST have been friends for a few years, and once they started working together, it was obvious that this was an incredible opportunity that could not be passed up. Bob Delmini commented, "I'm so excited that I've found the ...

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RED HARVEST To Enter Studio In January

Norway's RED HARVEST will enter the studio on January 30, 2004 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Sick Transit Gloria Mundi", tentatively due late spring/early summer through Nocturnal Art Productions. In other news, the group's previously announced Jan. 4 appearance at an Italian music festival has been cancelled by the event's organizers. "It looks ...

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FAITH AND FIRE: Christmas Song Posted Online

FAITH AND FIRE, the new band featuring RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz and ex-RIOT frontman Tony Moore, have posted a special Christmas song at their official web site. Download the full-length MP3 here. As previously reported, FAITH AND FIRE are hard at work on their debut album, tentatively due early next year through an ...

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HENRY ROLLINS To Guest On WILLIAM SHATNER's Solo CD

Former BLACK FLAG frontman Henry Rollins has recorded a guest appearance for the new album from actor William Shatner, according to Ananova. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original TV series "Star Trek", has also enlisted Joe Jackson and country star Brad Paisley to guest on the album. The album will be ...

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TEXTURES Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Dutch metal act TEXTURES have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-produced debut CD, "Polars" — originally released through the group's own label — will be remastered and re-issued via Listenable on February 23, 2004. As a special bonus, a video clip will be added to a limited-edition version of the CD. ...

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BELPHEGOR Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have parted ways with drummer Torturer. "The break up was done with the best understanding from both parts and without any shit feelings," the band write on their web site. "We will miss this German maniac!" A replacement drummer has yet to be named. BELPHEGOR's fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", ...

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