Music Store Pulls INSANE CLOWN POSSE CDs After Suicide

A music store temporarily pulled the music and other items produced by the shock rap/metal group INSANE CLOWN POSSE following the suicide of a Wyoming teenager, according to the Associated Press. The parents of the teenager don't blame INSANE CLOWN POSSE, but say the group's music did not help either. Jessica Bartlett at the FYE ...

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SALEM: European Tour Postponed

Israeli death metallers SALEM have postponed their previously announced European tour to March 2004. The trek, which will include 2-3 weeks' worth of dates, will feature MASTER in the headlining slot. As previously reported, SALEM filmed their July 9 show at Barbie in Tel Aviv for an upcoming DVD release. No further details are available ...

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PARADISE LOST/AMORPHIS: London Gig Cancelled?

According to AMORPHIS' official web site, the group's previously announced gig with PARADISE LOST at the Astoria in London on November 18 has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, AMORPHIS will play two dates in Greece in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 13 - Ydrogios ...

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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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