NIGHTWISH: Montreal Show Sold Out, Spring 2005 Return Planned

Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially sold out their August 17 Montreal show at Metropolis. 2,200 tickets were sold three months in advance, according to the group's booking agency. NIGHTWISH are planning to return in the spring, possibly for two nights at the same venue. NIGHTWISH's North American tour will kick off on August 16 in Toronto. ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: Debut Album Delayed

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have had the release date of their debut album, "Welcome the End", pushed back to June 7 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Spyder Studio in Houston, Texas and was produced by Rivera's SEVEN WITCHES bandmate ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Chat Transcript Posted Online

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have posted a transcript of their May 24 online chat at their official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA are currently offering some of their "best" songs in sheet-music format via Harmageddon Publishing. Each piece contains the official version of the score and separate parts ...

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