NOTRE DAME Working On DVD

Following the completion of a video for the song "Munsters", NOTRE DAME mainman Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI) is currently working on a DVD to accompany the group's live album, "Creepshow, Freekshow, Peepshow". In an interview with Rockers Digest, which covers his bands NOTRE DAME, DREAM EVIL and K2, Snowy said, "The ...

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GRIFFIN: Singer PETE BECK Rejoins The Fold

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have been rejoined by singer Pete Beck. "I got ill, and didn't think I was going to get well for a long time, and I didn't want to keep the guys waiting for me so I quit," Pete explained in a posting on the group's web site. "I got well very ...

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MNEMIC Joined By FEAR FACTORY Singer At Germany's EARTHSHAKER Festival: Photos Available

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, were joined by FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell for a special cover version of FEAR FACTORY's "Self Bias Resistor" during MNEMIC's appearance at the Earthshaker festival this past weekend in Geiselwind, Germany. Check put pictures at

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DEICIDE Drop Off Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have cancelled their scheduled appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival due to "family reasons," according to a posting at the festival's web site. Replacing DEICIDE on the bill will be legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED. Wacken Open Air festival is set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive Major-Label Release In The U.S.

Finland's NIGHTWISH are in final negotiations with an as-yet-undisclosed major label for the North American release of the band's latest album, "Once". A U.S. release date for the CD has yet to be announced. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" topped the pan-European album chart last week for the second time since the album's ...

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HATEBREED To Support SLIPKNOT, SLAYER In Europe

HATEBREED will be supporting SLIPKNOT and SLAYER in Europe from September 20 through October 24. HATEBREED will also be doing a bunch of off-day shows, including make-up shows in Greece and Bulgaria. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, HATEBREED have posted a message on their official web site apologizing to ...

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INNERWISH Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Greek heavy metal band INNERWISH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 8, 2005 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. INNERWISH's most recent album, "Silent Faces", was recorded at G Studio in Athens, Greece between November 2002 and March 2003 and was mixed and mastered by C. ...

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THE GATHERING To Take Time Off To Write And Record New Album

Holland's THE GATHERING will take "a long time off" following their final tour dates of 2004 in December to concentrate on writing and recording their next studio album. The band, who postponed their previously announced North American tour to sometime next year, are not expected to return to the concert stage until September 2005. THE ...

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FUELBLOODED Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

Dutch melodic death/thrash metallers FUELBLOODED (formerly SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) are currently recording their debut album, "Inflict The Inevitable", with producer Stephen van Haestregt (WITHIN TEMPTATION). "Inflict the Inevitable" will feature nine songs and will surface later this year through an as-yet-undetermined label. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. Hate of a ...

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INFINITED HATE: New Album To Feature Appearance By SCARVE Drummer

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have set "Heaven Termination" as the title of their sophomore album, to be released through Displeased Records. The follow-up to the group's 2004 debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", will feature a guest appearance by SCARVE drummer Dirk Verbeuren. In other news, INFINITED HATE's ...

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