Former ANTHRAX Frontman JOEY BELLADONNA To Sing National Anthem At NFL Game

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna will sing the national anthem at the Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks National Football League (NFL) game on December 12 at the Minneapolis Metrodome. As previously reported, Belladonna will be releasing a collection of previously recorded material, entitled "Artifacts I", via his official web site. Says Belladonna: "This is the ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Master New Album Next Week

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. "We will master it ...

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KAMELOT Set Release Date For 'The Black Halo'

KAMELOT have set a February 28, 2005 release date through SPV Records for their new album, "The Black Halo". The follow-up to last year's "Epica" was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate Studio in Germany and features guest appearances by Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Simone Simmons (EPICA) and others. Songtitles expected to appear on ...

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HELLOWEEN: In Pre-Production Mode

HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath recently spoke to the group's webmaster, Tony Webster, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2003's "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", tentatively due in early 2005 via the group's new label, SPV Records. An excerpt from the interview follows: Q: So what is the band up to? Michael ...

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SHADOWS FALL Pass The 100,000 SoundScan Mark Again

SHADOWS FALL's latest effort, "The War Within", has just passed the 100,000 mark via U.S. Nielsen SoundScan sales in just under an impressive eight weeks. This accomplishment is a further testament to the band's undying work ethic and current genre status, as it took their previous album, "The Art of Balance", two years to reach ...

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MEGADETH Reissues Available As A Boxed Set

ABC ePrep is reporting that the recently reissued MEGADETH albums came out as a boxed set this past Tuesday (Nov. 16). The set is called "Hell Wasn't Built In A Day: The Complete Remasters" (view cover here), and it includes "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" (1986); "So Far, So Good ... So What" (1988); ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Expands To Three Days

The organizers of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival are making plans to expand next year's event to a three-day metal and hardcore extravaganza, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cementing its reputation as the best underground metal festival in North America, the 2005 edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival looks to be ...

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