HAMMERFALL: In Mixing Mode

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The last weekend of October saw us host a listening session for the journalists in Studio Lundgård. Close to 40 people from all over the world were present to listen to the material we have spent the past two months ...

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HYPOCRISY Finish Laying Down Drums For New Album

Drummer Horgh (ex-IMMORTAL) of HYPOCRISY has posted the following update at the band's official web site: "I want to share some info about what's going on in the HYPOCRISY camp with you. As I write this, I have recorded the drums for the next HYPO album and I'm back in Bergen, Norway, where I live. ...

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GORGOROTH's Sold-Out Concert In El Salvador Ends In Riot

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH made headlines in major Latin American newspapers after the audience rioted at their show in San Salvador (capital of El Salvador) on Saturday (Nov. 6). According to a posting on the band's web site, "the audience got so ecstatic over the presence of the first black metal act visiting their country ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: 'Explode' Video Posted Online

DAMAGEPLAN's video for the song "Explode" has been posted online at the group's official web site. Check it out at this location. "Explode" is the second DAMAGEPLAN video to be directed by David Lockard (a.k.a. Red Ezra), who has previously worked with the group on their "Breathing New Life" clip. Prior to working ...

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AMORPHIS, INTO ETERNITY, BEYOND THE EMBRACE: More Tour Dates Announced

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have confirmed that they will be touring the U.S. with veteran Finnish metal band AMORPHIS and BEYOND THE EMBRACE. The band just returned home after completing a 15-country European tour with KATAKLYSM, MYSTIC PROPHECY and GRAVEWORM where they converted hordes of fans and amazed crowds across the continent. Excited to have the ...

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MERCENARY: '11 Dreams' To Receive U.S. Release In February

Century Media Records has set a February 8, 2005 U.S. release date for the fourth full-length effort from Danish metallers MERCENARY, entitled "11 Dreams". "11 Dreams" was produced by Jacob Hansen (HATESPHERE, INVOCATOR, RAUNCHY) and includes a cover version of KENT's hit single "Music Non Stop". Artwork duties were handled by Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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