Bulgaria's KOROZY To Tour With ANCIENT In The Fall

Italian-Norwegian black metal masters ANCIENT have invited Bulgarian symphonic black metal band KOROZY to support them on their upcoming Eastern European tour, set to take place in September/October, KOROZY's mastermind G. McManus has told the Bulgarian music webzine www.tokkata.tk. KOROZY, who will support Polish death metal veterans VADER at their show in Bulgaria's ...

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THE ALTER BOYS: MUSHROOMHEAD Side-Project To Release Debut In Early 2005

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members of MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in early August to complete their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in early 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. No further information is ...

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STORMWITCH Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE III Festival

Classic German power metallers STORMWITCH will play a very special "old-school" show concentrating mainly on the group's earlier albums during their appearance at Germany's Keep It True III festival, set to be held November 6 in Lauda-Königshofen. In addition, the band will also have a similar stage show to the one they had in the ...

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TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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DETRIMENTUM Sign U.S. Licensing Deal With KILLZONE RECORDS

U.K. death metal act DETRIMENTUM have inked a U.S. licensing deal with KillZone Records for the release of their acclaimed mini-CD, "Monuments to The Suffering". The CD, due in December, will contain bonus material, including live video footage on CD-ROM , photo galleries and, as a prelude, a brand-new track from the group's full-length debut, ...

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UNEARTH Bassist: PRESIDENT BUSH Is A Terrible Leader

UNEARTH bassist John Maggard recently spoke to Metal-Exiles.com about the inspiration for the group's latest CD, "The Oncoming Storm". What follows are several excerpts from that interview: Metal-Exiles.com: Lets get into the lyrics, they are pretty grim. What inspired them? John Maggard: "[The song] 'The Great Dividers' was inspired by our touring experiences, ...

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TO MY SURPRISE Part Ways With ROADRUNNER, Seek New Label Home

TO MY SURPRISE, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown), have reportedly parted ways with Roadrunner Records after releasing one full-length album through the label. The group, who played two successful shows in Los Angeles in mid-May, are said to be seeking a new record deal. TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut ...

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