HAWTHORN Confirmed For Sweden's HALLOWEEN METAL FEST

Swedish death metallers HAWTHORN have been confirmed for Halloween Metal Fest on November 6 at Musikenhus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Headlining the event will be NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), and long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY. Additional support will come from SIN SISTER. Anders Iwers ...

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PARADISE LOST To Play One-Off U.K. Date In December

PARADISE LOST have scheduled a one-off U.K. headline show on Thursday, December 16 at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall. Doors open 7pm with special guests to be announced. Tickets are £14 and go on sale at 10am Thursday, October 14 from the box office (tel.: 10902 552121). PARADISE LOST announced last week that the title of their ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release 'Scars' As Next Single

PAPA ROACH have selected the power ballad "Scars" as the second single from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder". "Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "It's a P-ROACH anthem. It has heart. ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son Issues New EP

Jürgen R. Blackmore, son of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, has just released an EP of instrumental rock. The EP contains four tracks which will be part of a CD which is being worked on at full blast and will be finished by spring 2005. Here is what Jürgen had to say about his ...

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KILLING MIRANDA: New Song Available For Download

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have uploaded an MP3 of their new track "Conspiracy Theory" at this location. "Conspiracy Theory" comes off the group's new album, "Consummate", due on October 25 via Cadiz Music. Distribution is being handled by Pinnacle (U.K.) and Soulfood/Sony (Europe). U.K. dates in support of the album will be confirmed shortly. ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE Seek New Drummer

Canadian female-fronted "deathmetalcore" band BLOODSHOTEYE are searching for a replacment for their recently departed drummer. Applicants "must play fast blast beats then stop on a dime into heavy breakdowns with all the tom rolls in between," according to a press release. Interested parties would be expect to learn and send a tape of themselves playing ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Announce New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals), have announced the addition of drummer David Breazeal to the group's ranks. David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL-area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow (who later ...

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