GRAVE, UNLEASHED Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GRAVE, UNLEASHED, LOUD 'N NASTY and THE STORYTELLER and are the latest confirmations for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg). Also scheduled to perform at the festival are FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring ...

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EVERGREY Request Fan Participation

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have posted the following message on their official web site: "For the upcoming DVD release (2005), EVERGREY wants their fans to be able to interact with us as much as possible, therefore, we thought of the idea to have you guys send in questions that you always wondered about for ...

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FACE DOWN: Studio Photos Posted Online

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, have posted photos from the recording sessions for their new album at this location. A studio report can be accessed by clicking here. As previously reported, FACE DOWN entered Offbeat Studio in Stockholm to record three new songs: ...

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STYGMA IV: RAGE Cover Posted Online

Austrian power metallers STYGMA IV have posted their unplugged version of RAGE's "Back In Time", at this location. The track will appear on an upcoming tribute to RAGE, due in early 2005. STYGMA IV's fifth album, "Hell Within", was released earlier this year via NTS Records. ...

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THE NUMB ONES: Debut Album Produced By CINDERELLA Drummer

Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based band THE NUMB ONES have completed work on their debut album, "Everything In Between", with producer Fred Coury (of CINDERELLA fame). The group, whose sound is said to be "somewhere in the vein of AFI, JET, WEEZER, FOO FIGHTERS and FUGAZI," will be issuing the CD in February via Cleopatra Records. A ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Singer Talk About Inspiration Behind 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and singer Geoff Tate spoke to 411Mania.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the inspiration behind the upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime" sequel: Scott Rockenfield: ...

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BLAZE Manager Speaks Out

BLAZE manager Neil Marklew recently spoke to BlazeFans.com about the group's recent lineup changes and the band's future, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: How would you describe the support SPV have given the band over the years? Neil Marklew: "Difficult one this. In the beginning they were very ...

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