TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM are on ...

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WALLS OF JERICHO Announce Nationwide Tour

Detroit's WALLS OF JERICHO have announced they will headline a nationwide tour this winter with BURY YOUR DEAD, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and PREMONITIONS OF WAR playing support. The band has made up for a two year hiatus in spades since they reformed last summer to play Hellfest 2003. Since that time, the female-fronted metalcore combo ...

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WORLD BELOW Sign With PSYCHEDOOMELIC RECORDS

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have inked a deal with Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. The group, who were previously signed to Doom Symphony Records (a division of Italy's Underground Symphony), will enter Jonas' Black Lounge studios in ...

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METALLICA, CRADLE OF FILTH, MOTÖRHEAD Among GRAMMY Nominees

METALLICA, CRADLE OF FILTH, SLIPKNOT, HATEBREED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MOTÖRHEAD are among the nominees in 107 categories announced Tuesday for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 13 in Los Angeles. The hard rock and metal nominees are as follows: Best Hard Rock Performance: INCUBUS – "Megalomaniac" METALLICA - "Some Kind of Monster" ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Sign With ARTEMIS; New Album Due In March

Artemis Records has announced the signing of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, featuring legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde, to an exclusive worldwide licensing, multi-album contract. An album of all-new material, "Mafia", is slated for a March 8, 2005 release. Artemis Chairman/CEO Danny Goldberg commented, "Zakk Wylde is one of the greatest guitar players of all time and BLACK ...

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W.A.S.P. 'Rockumentary' Airing On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

A 50+ minute interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has been posted online at Norway's Metal Express Radio. During the interview, Blackie talks about how this storied band formed, provides insights about each album, discusses an upcoming anthology release, and shares his thoughts on various other topics, including the 9/11 Twin Tower tragedy in New ...

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MNEMIC Nominated For Danish Metal Awards

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC have been nominated for five awards at the Danish Metal Awards. The categories in which they were nominated are as follows: * Album of the Year ("Audio Injected Soul") * Live Band of the Year * Music Video of the Year ("Deathbox") * Guitarist of the Year (Mircea Gabriel Eftmie) ...

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IN FLAMES: Live DVD Due In June 2005

Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently working on a DVD, entitled "A Night In Flames", featuring the band on their 2004 world tour. The last stop on the trek is the special IN FLAMES show in London (Carling Apollo Hammersmith) on December 27, whre the group will be joined by LACUNA COIL, CHIMAIRA and CALIBAN. The ...

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ABORTED Are Looking For Pieces Of Hair And Broken-Off Nails

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have posted the following message on their web site: "Yup, in order to make a very limited & special edition for the new album 'The Archaic Abattoir', ABORTED is looking for fans to make this one special for the band & themselves! A very limited quantity of the new ABORTED ...

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