VELVET REVOLVER: New Album Title Revealed

VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, due on April 27, 2004 through RCA Records, looks likely to be titled either "Contraband" or "Controband", BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, the CD — which will include twelve of the more than fifty tracks the band co-wrote before and after vocalist Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) joined ...

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MISERY INDEX: Live Video Posted Online

A video of MISERY INDEX performing the track "Manufacturing Greed" live in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 17, 2003 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (scroll down, file size: 7.86 MB). Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, MISERY INDEX feature in their ranks Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE/THE LEGION European Tour Cancelled!

IMPALED NAZARENE's previously announced European tour with THE LEGION has been cancelled. "The reason is that IMPALED NAZARENE are going on a European tour in May and the booking agency wanted to move the tour from February/March to a future date which wasn't possible for IMPALED NAZARENE," according to a post on THE LEGION's web ...

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SODOM Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL

SODOM are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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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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