DECEIVER To Record Debut Mini-CD In May

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring members of MAZE OF TORMENT and SERPENT OBSCENE, will enter The Abyss studio in May with producer Tommy Tägtgren for the recording of their debut mini-CD. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released through the Singaporean label Konqueror Records in August. The band's music is being described as "the hard ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: Debut CD, DVD In The Works

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will be playing a few shows during January in Atlanta, Columbia, and Spartanburg before taking a short break to finish up the writing and recording of their debut album, tentatively due later in the year. In addition, the ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Line Up European Tour Dates

LIMP BIZKIT have reportedly lined up the following European tour dates in February/March: Feb. 27 – Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavillion Mar. 05 – Frankfurt, GER @ Jahrhunderthalle Mar. 07 – Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle Mar. 12 – Hannover, GER @ Stadionsporthalle Mar. 13 – Düsseldorf, GER @ Philipshalle Mar. 18 – München, GER @ ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Vow To Uphold The 'Bad-Ass' Legacy Of PANTERA

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN members Vinnie Paul (drums) and Dimebag Darrell (guitar) recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the demise of PANTERA and the upcoming release of DAMAGEPLAN's debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked what their expectations are for an album that, like most of PANTERA's recorded output, is being issued through Elektra Records, Vinnie ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

As first predicted here on Dec. 22, SLIPKNOT have now officially cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. An official statement from the festival organizers has attributed the cancellation to the band's desire to ...

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CATHEDRAL Announce Dates In Greece, Sweden

U.K.-based cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 24 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Ydrogios Club Jan. 25 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin 205 Jan. 31 - Stockholm, SWE @ The Shrine (w/ KRUX) As previously reported, CATHEDRAL's follow-up to last year's "The VIIth Coming" is tentatively due in the ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Cancel Australian, Japanese Tours

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have reportedly cancelled all of their Australian/Japanese dates that were scheduled to take place in early February. Although no official reason was given for the cancellation, it is believed that problems with the Japanese portion of the trek led to the decision to call off both tours. This is the ...

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OZZY, KELLY Receive Gold Single In The U.K.

Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly's recently released joint single, "Changes", has been certified as gold in the U.K. The song, the original version of which appeared on BLACK SABBATH's 1972 album, "Black Sabbath, Vol. 4", is included on the reissued edition of Kelly Osbourne's 2002 debut, "Shut Up" (re-titled "Changes"), which was made available through ...

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