BLAZE Name New Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set "Blood and Belief" as the title of their third studio album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. The group, who finished recording the CD on December 20, performed the album's projected title track Saturday night (December 27) at the ...

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EXTOL, HARMONY, ORATORIO Confirmed For Sweden's BOBFEST 2004

EXTOL (progressive thrash/death masters from Norway), HARMONY (melodic metal from Sweden), ORATORIO (melodic metal wonder from Finland), KEKAL (black metal from Indonesia) and SHADOWS OF PARAGON (fresh black metal from Sweden) are the first five bands confirmed for Bobfest 2004 (Europe's biggest Christian metal festival), which is scheduled to take place held March 5-7, 2004 ...

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METALIUM: New Music Available For Download

Several soundclips from METALIUM's forthcoming album, "As One - Chapter Four", have been posted online at the group's official web site. The follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III" is due in Europe on February 23, 2004 through Armageddon Products/Soulfood and in the U.S. on March 9, 2004 through Century Media Records. The complete track ...

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MORTIFICATION Complete Work On New Album

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have completed work on their twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner", for a February 2004 release through Rowe Productions. The follow-up to 2002's "Relentless" is said to be "the heaviest project the band has recorded in 10 years" and being described as "a lot more of a death metal/grind-orientated album but with ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Records Second 'Solo' Track With SKEW SISKIN

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister spent time at Berlin's Monongo studios between December 15 and 18 for another session with SKEW SISKIN to record a second track for his upcoming solo album. The songtitles are "Stand Upon The Mountain" and "Don't Matter To Me", both written by Lemmy and performed by SKEW SISKIN with Lemmy on ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Not On The Horizon

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar was featured in the "At Home" section of the Friday, December 26, 2003 edition of the USA Today national newspaper. Asked about a VAN HALEN reunion, Hagar said it's not on the horizon, but he reiterated a posting he made to his web site about a recent dinner in ...

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PAIN Seek New Label, Delay Fourth Album

PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello everybody! "As most of you know, I've been out with my other band HYPOCRISY from Sept.-Dec. and had no time to finish up the new PAIN CD, so I will start after the New Year and change label ...

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RANDY RHOADS To Be Inducted Into Hollywood's ROCKWALK OF FAME

Former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk of Fame on Thursday, March 18, 2004. The induction will be held in front of Guitar Center Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California. The exact time will for the induction will be announced at a later date. Randy Rhoads died tragically in ...

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KATATONIA Welcome Addition To Family

BLABBERMOUTH.NET would like to congratulate KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman and girlfriend Hilma on the birth of their first child, a daughter, Saturday morning (December 27). As previously reported, KATATONIA are currently editing their first DVD, due sometime next year. A Polish Cracow gig from April 2003 will be the main attraction of the disc, but ...

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RELEVANT FEW To Record NUCLEAR ASSAULT Cover For Upcoming Compilation

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH), will record a cover version of the NUCLEAR ASSAULT classic "Critical Mass" (taken from the "Handle With Care" album) for an upcoming "grind" compilation to be released by Evigt Lidande Productions in co-operation with Brutal Mangle Records. Other groups set to appear on ...

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