DISIPLIN To Play New Material At Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, will premier five songs off their forthcoming album, "Quimbanda", at the Hole In The Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28, 2004 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway. The new tracks scheduled to be performed at the festival are "Feed ...

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Israel's THE KNELL Reform, Begin Work On New Material

THE KNELL, an Israeli doom/death metal band in the vein of early ANATHEMA and MY DYING BRIDE, have reformed. Formed in 1998, the group decided separate ways just a day before a scheduled concert with ORPHANED LAND. A few weeks ago, THE KNELL decided to resume activity, and are currently working on new material. For ...

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ION VEIN Sign With NOW AND THEN RECORDS

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have signed a two-album deal with the U.K.'s Now and Then Records. The group's "Reigning Memories" CD is scheduled for release in Europe and the Far East in late August/early September. "We couldn't be more excited!" the band write in a statement. "Label president Mark Ashton has been a big ...

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LEASH LAW Launch Drummer Search

LEASH LAW guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) has issued the following update: "As most of you already know our drummer Mr. Richard Christy has taken the place of Stuttering John of 'The Howard Stern Show'. All of us in LEASH LAW and TIWANAKU are very happy for him as he is living his dreams! We ...

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JAG PANZER: Two New Songs Available For Download

Two tracks from the forthcoming JAG PANZER album, "Casting the Stones", have been posted online at the group's official web site. The songs available for download are "Battered & Bruised" (mp3) and "Legion Immortal" (mp3). As previously reported, "Casting the Stones" is scheduled for release in October through Century Media Records. ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Reassembles Solo Band, Announces Tour Dates

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has abandoned plans to utilize Floridian "grave rockers" DEATH BECOMES YOU as his backing band during his upcoming U.S. and European solo tour dates. "The reasoning why they will not be joining me is not anything bad nor personal," Wednesday writes on his web site. "I never said that DEATH BECOMES ...

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GOATSNAKE: New EP Due In August

GOATSNAKE will be issuing an EP of new material in August through Southern Lord Records. Titled "Trampled Under Hoof", the CD and LP/vinyl will contain three brand-new songs with Scott Reeder (KYUSS, THE OBSESSED) on bass and two rare cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by SAINT VITUS and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS. Southern ...

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