AMARAN Postpone U.K. Tour

Sweden's AMARAN, who feature in their ranks ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, have postponed their previously announced four-date tour of the U.K with AMON AMARTH and SOLACE DENIED "due to matters out of our control," according to the band's official web site. The rescheduled dates will be announced soon. AMARAN are due to record their as-yet-untitled ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Mainman Discusses Direction Of New Album

SOLITUDE AETURNUS mastermind John Perez recently spoke to Electricbasement.com about the musical direction of the band's upcoming album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "All of the songs are written," Perez revealed. "Now it's time to arrange them and scrutinize [them]. This is the painstaking process of re-writing and being honest with ourselves ...

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CHARON Hard At Work On New Album

Finland's CHARON, who have been lambasted in their home country for "ripping off" local heroes H.I.M., are currently holed up at BRR Studios in their hometown of Raahe recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall through Spinefarm Records. CHARON's last album, the excellent "Downhearted", debuted at position #3 on the Finnish album ...

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RAWHEAD REXX To Support DORO In Germany, Czech Republic

Germany's RAWHEAD REXX, the band featuring former GLENMORE guitarist/vocalist Jürgen Volk, will support veteran female singer DORO on a short tour of Germany and the Czech Republic in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 10 – Substage - Karlsruhe, GER Apr. 11 - Garage - Saarbrücken, GER Apr. 16 - Live Stadion - Dieburg, ...

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(HED)PE, INME Confirmed For The U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

(HED)PE and INME are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Other groups set to appear at the event include IRON MAIDEN, MARILYN MANSON, AUDIOSLAVE, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES, SHADOWS FALL, SOIL and STAMPIN' GROUND. Download Festival will highlight the best ...

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DEF:IGNITION: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about DEF:IGNITION, the new San Francisco Bay Area band fronted by SKINLAB singer Steev Esquivel. Joining Steev in the new group are ex-UNDER/VICE guitarist Jack Cargile, former DEFIANCE/UNDER bassist Mike Kaufmann and ex-UNDER drummer Hugo. According to Esquivel, the band's original material "is killer… Killer choruses, music is solid… Everyone that ...

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ZWAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING, ROCK IN PARK Festivals

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, scheduled to take place ...

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CITADEL Sign With LOW FREQUENCY RECORDS

Finnish power metal act CITADEL have signed a four-album deal with Finland's Low Frequency Records. The quartet will enter Popstudios (DEMIGOD) on April 4 to record their as-yet-untitled debut album, due at the end of the summer. Mastering will take place at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila. According to an official press release, "CITADEL's strength ...

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