IN FLAMES: We Did Not Cancel Turkish Festival Appearance

IN FLAMES have issued a clarification with regards to a previously published report suggesting that the band cancelled their March 29 festival appearance in Istanbul, Turkey in order to concentrate on an upcoming tour of the U.S. The band's statement on the matter is as follows: "Regarding the festival in Istanbul, Turkey that ...

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STRATOVARIUS Debut At Finnish No. 2!!

STRATOVARIUS have entered the Finnish Top 40 national album chart at position No. 2 with their latest release, "Elements Part I". "In all honesty we all expected for #1 position, but this time it didn't happen," the band said in a statement posted on their official web site. "STRATOVARIUS humbly wishes to thank all their ...

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SILENT FORCE Name New CD, Prepare To Record

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have set "Line of Attack" as the tentative title for their third full-length album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator", which will be recorded at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany with producer Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), will ...

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RUNEMAGICK: New Music Posted Online

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have posted three-minute samples of three tracks from their upcoming "Darkness Death Doom" CD at this location. The songs available for download are as follows: 01. Ancient Incantations 02. Eyes of Kali 03. Darken Thy Flesh "Darkness Death Doom", which was recorded at Gothenburg, Sweden's Los Angered ...

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EDGUY Putting Finishing Touches On Live Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY are putting the finishing touches on their live album, tentatively due in April through AFM Records. According to vocalist Tobias Sammet, "the live album is gonna [consist of] two (2) discs, [with a running time of] over 100 minutes [and] with a 40-page photo booklet documenting the ['Mandrake'] tour, featuring 150 ...

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ANCIENT To Record Fifth Album In The Summer

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT are planning to enter Denmark's Hansen Studios during the summer with producer Jacob Hansen (who also produced the band's last effort, 2001's "Proxima Centauri") to record their fifth album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Metal Blade Records. "The line-up is the same as on the last album, ...

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