ATTACKER Confirmed For Holland's HEAVY METAL MANIACS FESTIVAL V

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have been confirmed as the headliners of the Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival V on Saturday, October 30 at Manifesto in Hoorn, the Netherlands. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ELIXIR (U.K.), METAL INQUISITOR (Germany), SOLITAIRE (Finland) and CONQUESTADOR (Netherlands). A warm-up party, featuring a performance by INFLUENCE, ...

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OCCULT To Enter Studio In October

Dutch thrashers OCCULT will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in October with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" is scheduled for release in early 2005 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Songtitles ...

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PARAGON Studio Diary Available Online

German power metallers PARAGON have teamed up with Maximum Metal to bring to life their newest recording sessions. PARAGON have entered Karo studios to record their newest album, "Revenge", and with this recording they will allow a peek inside the studios via a studio diary. Each day Jan Bünning, bassist for PARAGON, will ...

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Metal Vocalist Publishes Poetry Book

Indiana native Mike Adams, who was allegedly one of the first vocalists to be considered as Dave Williams' replacement in DROWNING POOL, has just released a poetry book. Entitled "When The Vomit Makes You Famous: Poetry For Legends, Lovers, And Other Pseudo Fashions Of An Uncivil Society" (cover), the book is 5"x 8" ...

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EYES OF FIRE Announce New Drummer, Comment On DANZIG Tour

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have replaced drummer John Haddad (ex-PHOBIA, DEAD AMERICA) with Nicky Bernardi (formerly of Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal band THE SICK). Commented Fisher: "John was a great asset to the band for the past 3 1/2 years. ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Record Release Party Detailed

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will be supported by Norway's MYRKSKOG at their record-release party on Saturday, September 4 at : Kelly's in Örebro, Sweden. MYRKSKOG's ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Suing BALTIMORE ORIOLES For $2 Million

E! Online is reporting that VAN HALEN's touring company is suing the Baltimore Orioles for $2 million for reneging on a deal to allow the band to play a concert at Oriole Park early next month. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van ...

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NILE Guitarist Playing Drums For LECHEROUS NOCTURNE

NILE guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade is reportedly playing drums for Greenville, SC extreme metal band LECHEROUS NOCTURNE. Dallas is said to be "just as great a drummer as he is a guitarist/vocalist." The band are currently writing new material, and will be playing shows and demoing new material soon. Rounding out the group's lineup is Kreishloff ...

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