MY DYING BRIDE: New Album To Surface In February, Live DVD On The Way

MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is now scheduled for a February 2004 release, according to the band's label, Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark and twisted." The band are currently working on a ...

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METALLICA: Fade To Bluegrass?

Terry Pace of TimesDaily.com reports that bluegrass group IRON HORSE will be releasing their genre-bending, redefining tribute (view cover here) to the head-banging, heavy-metal sounds of monster rockers METALLICA nationwide today via the Los Angeles-based label CMH Records. "It's the last thing in the world we ever expected to do," admitted IRON HORSE ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Confirmed For Miami's LOCALPALOOZA 2003 Festival

Florida-based WYKKED WYTCH will be performing at the Localpalooza 2003 festival show at Kaffe Krystal in Miami on Saturday, November 15. The show is being put on by Phantasyland Entertainment & Darkhak.com. The all-day event will showcase Miami's best metal acts and will feature two stages and 15 bands. WYKKED WYTCH will release their third ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Play Greece In February

VIRGIN STEELE have announced the details of their upcoming mini-tour of Greece. Support at the dates will come from FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE). VIRGIN STEELE/FORCE ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Comments On Upcoming Tour

Portuguese-based gothic/metal pioneers MOONSPELL will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside fellow genre leaders CRADLE OF FILTH and TYPE O NEGATIVE this fall. The trek, set to begin on November 13 and run through the end of December, will also include a stop at the New Jersey Metal and Hardcore Festival. This tour announcement ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 1,000,000 Records Sold

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE recently reached the one-million mark for combined sales of all their albums. Bandmembers Alex Webster, Pat O'Brien, George Fisher and Jack Owen commemorated the occasion with Metal Blade Records owner/CEO Brian Slagel at Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas. where the band are currently recording the follow-up to 2002's ...

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BURNTHE8TRACK Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Winnipeg-based BURNTHE8TRACK have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. The four-piece, whose members include brothers Derek and Jason Kun, Sam Osland and Mike Goreski, formed in the summer of 2001. In the last two years they have opened for a number of high-profile artists, including PROPAGHANDI, THE ATARIS, SUM 41 and THE MISFITS. Packing a ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Talks About Upcoming Box Set

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King recently spoke to Guitar.com about the group's long-awaited box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse", due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "There's tons of stuff on there," he said. "The problem was that we had too much stuff. I've got five big Tupperware boxes — the big storage boxes that you ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Former Drummer Returns To The Fold

BACH TIGHT 5, the new band led by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, have announced the addition of drummer Mark "BamBam" McConnell to the group's ranks. "Mark has done every solo tour with me on the kit as well as playing on my solo CD, 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive!' & I realized yet again ...

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