Legendary Record Label MUSIC FOR NATIONS Closes Its Doors

Legendary U.K. record label Music For Nations — current home of OPETH and ANATHEMA and past home of METALLICA, CRADLE OF FILTH, TESTAMENT and countless other metal bands — has officially closed its doors. The company's catalog — which has previously included titles from artists as varied as LOST HORIZON and FRANK ZAPPA — will ...

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FACE DOWN: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the reunion of ex-THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro's early band, FACE DOWN. Joining Aro in the new lineup are original members, bassist Joakim (Harju) Hedestedt (ex-CONSTRUCDEAD) and guitarist Joacim Carlsson (GENERAL SURGERY), plus new drummer Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD, TERROR 2000). FACE DOWN's forthcoming album, due in early 2005 through Sweden's ...

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AYREON: New Single To Arrive In July

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will be releasing an alternative version of the song "Day Sixteen: Loser", simply called "Loser", as the next single from their "Ayreon: The Human Equation" CD. "In this version Joost van den Broek (ex-SUN CAGED, AFTER FOREVER) and Arjen Lucassen battle it out in a ...

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SENTENCED Select Producer For New Album

Finland's SENTENCED will once again be utilizing the services of producer Hiili Hiilesmaa during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "The Cold White Light", tentatively due in early 2005 through Century Media Records. "We are working with new material and band will enter studios in the beginning of autumn," the group write on ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR Announce New Drummer

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have announced the addition of drummer Jake Axelson to the group's ranks. "Jake is a very seasoned and talented drummer," the band write on their web site. "His skills have refined the SHAITAN MAZAR sound over the last ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Seek Photo Submissions For Upcoming DVD

MY DYING BRIDE are inviting fans who have been inspired by the band's music to create art to submit photos of their creations towards a photo gallery that will be included on the band's upcoming DVD. If you have photos of something you created that you would like to have included on this DVD, you ...

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