BEHEMOTH Add Session Bassist, Reveal Working Title For New CD

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed the departure of bassist Novy and have announced the addition of a new session bassist, Orion. Says guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "After three years of live contribution we parted our ways with Novy. He simply got a better offer from our countrymates VADER, to join as a permanent member. In BEHEMOTH ...

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ELVENKING Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have finalized the track listing for their new album, due in late summer through AFM Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Heathenreel" will contain the following cuts: 01. A Poem for the Firmament 02. Another Haven 03. Disappearing Sands 04. A Fiery Stride 05. Jigsaw Puzzle 06. The Losers' Ball 07. ...

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VADER Set Release Date For New Mini-CD

Polish death metallers VADER have set an October 20 European release date through Metal Blade Records for their new mini-CD, entitled "Blood". The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign ...

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LEADFOOT: Canadian Dates Announced

LEADFOOT, the North Carolina-based group featuring former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, will embark on a short Canadian tour in late July/early August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 30 – Ottawa, CAN - Zaphods Jul. 31 – Windsor, CAN - Coach & Horses Aug. 01 – London, CAN - Call the ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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OPETH Withdraw From Finnish Festivals

Sweden's OPETH have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearances at Finland's Tuska and Illosaarirock festivals, scheduled to take place July 11 and July 12, respectively. The following is an official statement on the matter from OPETH's manager, Andy Farrow of Northern Music Co.: "It is with regret that OPETH will have to withdraw ...

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