Label: CRADLE OF FILTH/LENNON Collaboration Scrapped

The proposed collaboration between Tennessee singer-songwriter Lennon Murphy and British black metal band CRADLE OF FILTH on a song for COF's upcoming CD, "Nymphetamine", has been scrapped, Roadrunner Records A&R man Mike Gitter has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although news of the collaboration was posted on Lennon's official web site earlier this month (and subsequently taken down), ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Germany's METAL BASH 2004 Festival

Sweden's WOLF have replaced CAGE on the billing of the Metal Bash 2004 festival, set to take place July 24 at Schießsportanlage in Neu Wulmstorf (near Hamburg), Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: WOLF HIRAX TORMENT DARK AGE MAJESTY FINAL BREATH NECRONOMICON V8 WANKERS BURDEN OF ...

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DEPRESION To Record New Album This Summer

Long-running Austrian death metal act DEPRESION will be joined by drummer Miroslav "Mira" Laga from the Czech Republic's FLOOD during the recording sessions for the new album, tentatively titled "Devil's Work". The CD, which will be recorded during the summer, will include such cuts as "Disembowelment", "Sell Your Soul", "Hellstorm" and "In Memoriam". For more ...

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THY MAJESTIE: New Song Available For Download

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have posted a demo version of a new track, entitled "The Siege of Paris", at this location. The song, which features the vocals of Gabriele Grilli (FURY 'N, GRACE, ex-DOOMSWORD), will be included on the band's follow-up to 2002's "Hastings 1066", tentatively due in late 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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W.A.S.P. Live In Finland: Photos Available

Photos of W.A.S.P. performing live at the Pakkahuone venue in Tampere, Finland Monday night (May 24) have been posted online at this location. According to the photographer, Timo Isoaho of Sonera Plaza, "[Mainman] Blackie [Lawless] got some medication Monday afternoon before the show [to treat an allergic reaction that caused them to cancel ...

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THE FORSAKEN: 'Traces of the Past' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Century Media Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for the third full-length album from Swedish death metallers THE FORSAKEN. Titled "Traces of the Past", the follow-up to 2002's "Arts Of Desolation" was recorded at Studio Abyss with producer/engineer Tommy Tägtgren and marks the recording debut with the group of new bassist Stefan ...

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WISDOM To Support EUROPE In Budapest

Hungarian "traditional" metallers WISDOM will be supporting EUROPE at their July 5 gig at Budapest's Petofi Hall. As previously reported, WISDOM have completed work on their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. A video for the track "Strain of Madness", filmed over a month ago in Budapest, can be ...

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SYMPHONY X Begin Work On New Album

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X are preparing to enter the studio to write their next CD, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The band "will be giving bi-weekly (or so) studio reports with news and pictures as the writing process progresses." As previously reported, SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo will be sharing his ...

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