BURST: Summer European Festival Appearances Announced

Relapse Records recording artists BURST have announced several European summer festival appearances "to in some small way make up for the chaotic winter period with its unfortunate tour cancellations," according to an official press release from the band. The Swedish group are continuing to tour in support of their most recent album, "Prey On Life". ...

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Former LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Dies In Head-On Collision

Former LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson died in a head-on collision the afternoon of May 17, 2004. According to publicist Nancy B. Sayle, Alex "joined LIZZY BORDEN, after replacing Tony Matuzak, on guitar before the recording of 'The Murderess Metal Roadshow'. Alex maintained his place in the band and went on to tour with LIZZY ...

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THE DUSKFALL Add Session Guitarist

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have announced the addition of session guitarist Antti Lindholm (from Finland's LAMBS) to the group's ranks. Lindholm joins THE DUSKFALL as a temporary replacement for Joachim Lindbäck, who left the group in March. As previously reported, THE DUSKFALL have pulled out of their previously announced appearance at Germany's Summer Breeze ...

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DESTRUCTION Replace MARDUK At Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced MARDUK on the bill of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As previously reported, MARDUK were forced to drop off the bill following the departure of bassist B.War. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include MACHINE HEAD, STRATOVARIUS, ...

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FIREWIND Begin Work On New Album

FIREWIND, the Greek/American melodic metal band led by DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., are currently in the studio writing and recording their third, as-yet-untitled album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "So far we got 6 or 7 songs down and they sound very good," Gus writes on the group's web site. "As ...

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JAG PANZER To Enter Studio This Weekend

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER will enter Tampa's Morrisound studios this Saturday (May 22) with producer Jim Morris to begin recording their new album, "Casting the Stones", tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. After drum tracking, the band will be back in Colorado for several weeks recording guitars and vocals before heading back ...

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EDGUY: 'Lavatory Love Machine' Single Details Revealed

EDGUY's upcoming single, "Lavatory Love Machine", is now scheduled for release on June 21 through Nuclear Blast Records. In addition to three non-album tracks, the CD will include a video clip for "Lavatory Love Machine". In Germany, the single will also be available as a strictly limited digipack edition with a pressing of only 3000 ...

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