SOIL: New Album Delayed

Chicago's SOIL have bumped back the release date of their new album, "Redefine", to March 23 through J Records. As previously reported, the band have chosen "Can You Heal Me?" as the first single from the new album. The song is set to impact radio in early February. You can currently listen to the songs ...

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PARADISE LOST: In Writing Mode

PARADISE LOST have completed the touring cycle for their "Symbol Of Life" CD and are currently writing tracks for a new album, to be recorded sometime in 2004. "Unfortunately we don't have any song titles for you at present, as [the band] have literally only just come off the road to begin writing," reads a ...

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KATATONIA/AMARAN: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour with AMARAN beginning in early February. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Feb. 05 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN Feb. 06 - Loop - Oulu, FIN Feb. 07 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN Support at the above shows will come from BEFORE THE DAWN. ...

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WITHIN Y: Debut Album Delayed (Again)

Swedish melodic death metallers WITHIN Y, who feature in their ranks former GARDENIAN drummer Thim Blom, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "Extended Mental Dimensions", to March 22 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded and mixed during August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, ...

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D-A-D: First Live Dates Of 2004 Announced

Danish rockers D-A-D have lined up their first live dates of 2004. They are as follows: May 22 – Frederikshavn, DEN @ RockParty May 28 – Jelling, DEN @ Jelling Musikfestival Jun. 04 – Skive, DEN @ Skive Beach Party As previously reported, D-A-D entered a Swedish studio earlier this month to begin recording the ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed as the first headlining act of the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRYCHE MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ANTHRAX ...

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THROCULT Announce New Lineup

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have announced their new lineup as the following: Inferno - vocals/guitars Gremor Azazel – guitars Forneus Amon – bass Lord Naberius – drums According to the band, "drummer Jeremy Portz decided to leave THROCULT [a few months ago] in order to focus on his schooling, and to pursue different musical ...

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RAM-ZET: New Demo Clips Posted Online

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET have posted four MP3 clips from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The tracks available for download are as follows (all clips approximately one minute each in length): 01. …And Innocence (mp3) 02. Asylum (mp3) 03. Damnation Dance (mp3) ...

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GRAND MAGUS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will release their sophomore album, "Monument", in the U.S. in January through The Music Cartel. The CD, which was released in Europe in October through Rise Above Records, features cover artwork and layout by Hugh Gilmour (MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK SABBATH, ...

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