WIZARD Replace PARADOX At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

German metallers WIZARD have replaced PARADOX on the bill for the Keep It True II festival, which is set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. In addition, Italian epic metallers BATTLE RAM have been added to the warm-up show, "The Dawn Of Battle", which will be held at Alibi ...

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THE ETERNAL Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Australia's THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have signed a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group will be entering the studio in January 2004 to record their debut CD, titled "The Sombre Light Of Isolation". A late spring release is expected. THE ETERNAL recorded three full-length albums and two EPs as CRYPTAL DARKNESS, including ...

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CRIMINAL Name New Album

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL have finished recording and mixing their new album, "No Gods No Masters", at Springvale Studios in Suffolk, U.K. "We tried quite a few new things on this album," explains frontman Anton Reisenegger (ex-PENTAGRAM), "and at some point I was kinda worried that it wouldn't sound like CRIMINAL any more. But when we ...

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THRESHOLD To Release 'Critical Energy' CD/DVD In January

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their live DVD and double CD, titled "Critical Energy". The following feature list has been confirmed for the DVD: 01. Complete concert footage filmed in Holland (18 songs, 118 minutes) 02. Selected ProgPower USA 2002 concert footage (3 songs, 24 minutes) 03. "Critical Moments" tour documentary (12 ...

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DAWN: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Swedish black metallers DAWN, featuring ex-members of AFFLICTED, DARK FUNERAL and CRANIUM, will re-release their old albums on a double CD with extra material on December 8. The album will be made available on Necropolis Records in the U.S. and will be distributed by Century Media Records in Europe. The band are still working on ...

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FOR MY PAIN Sign Endorsement Deal With AMFISOUND

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have signed an endorsement deal ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER: Video Posted Online

40 BELOW SUMMER have posted their video for "Self Medicate" online for viewing. You can watch the video here. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Mourning After", which was released last Tuesday through Razor & Tie Records. In addition to the new video, 40 BELOW SUMMER has lined up a ...

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ORPHANED LAND Complete Work On 'Mabool'

Long-running Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND have completed work on their third full-length album, titled "Mabool", for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. "Mabool" was recorded at Zaza and Bardo Studios in Israel. Commented singer Kobi Farhi, "[The new CD] is the most hard and painful creation we did in our lives, the album ...

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Former DEATH/CYNIC Guitarist Lines Up Acoustic Shows

Former DEATH/CYNIC guitarist Paul Masvidal will be performing a couple of rare solo acoustic sets at the following intimate New York and London venues: Nov. 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Nov. 17 – London, UK @ The Spice Of Life Dec. 02 – London, UK @ The Sound Cafe Bar ...

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