RELEVANT FEW To Support DEICIDE In Sweden

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (KEROZENE, ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH), will be supporting DEICIDE at the following dates in Sweden during November: Nov. 14 - Mejeriet – Lund, SWE Nov. 15 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SWE Nov. 16 - Mondo - Stockholm, SWE Nov. 21 - Club Monster - Gävle, SWE ...

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Going Fishing With ENSLAVED: Photos Available!

A reporter from the Norwegian newspaper Bergensavisen recently accompanied extreme metallers ENSLAVED on a fishing trip in Norway. Fishing is ENSLAVED's favorite leisure activity. "My personal record is a 113-kilo (appr. 230 pounds) fish," stated drummer Cato Bekkevold. "It took me 20 minutes before I had it in the boat." But that is a record ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: THE HAUNTED, ISIS, BURY YOUR DEAD, DIECAST

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 26, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): THE HAUNTED – "rEVOLVEr": 2,890 ISIS – "Panopticon": 2,482 BURY YOUR DEAD – "Cover Your Tracks": 2,147 DIECAST – "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies": 1,588 ...

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DARKANE's WILDOER To Hold Exclusive Drum Clinic

DARKANE's Peter Wildoer will hold an exclusive drum clinic at this year's Aalborg Metal Festival where he will present Tama drums and Meinl cymbals. The clinic will be held November 6 at the Metal Markedet. DARKANE are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2002's "Expanding Senses", tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear ...

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SIRENIA: New Audio Sample Posted Online

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have posted an audio sample of the title track of their new EP, entitled "Sirenian Shores" (Napalm), at this location. SIRENIA, who recently parted ways with guitarist/"clean" vocalist Kristian Gundersen due to his commitments to his other groups, NEW BREED and ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist RICK RENSTROM: Solo Album Receives U.S. Release

ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom's solo debut, "Until the Bitter End", has been made available in the U.S. through Thrash Corner Records via distribution from The End. The critically acclaimed album now features new cover layout and two bonus videos of "Opus Lix" and "Towers of Babylon". The videos are from the November 2002 performance ...

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NORTHER Singer Named Permanent Member Of ENSIFERUM

NORTHER's Petri Lindroos has been named a permanent member of the Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM. Lindroos will handle the vocals and guitar in the group, who parted ways with singer/guitarist Jari Mäenpää earlier in the year. ENSIFERUM's sophomore album, "Iron", was released last spring through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ensiferum" ...

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BLAZE To Support WHITESNAKE In Wolverhampton

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting WHITESNAKE at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Tuesday, November 30. Joining Bayley in the group's current lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer Daniel Loeble (RAWHEAD REXX). ...

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BRAINSTORM To Enter Studio Next Week

German power metallers BRAINSTORM will enter House Of Music Studios with longtime producer Achim Köhler on November 1 to begin recording their new album, "Liquid Monster", for a February 28, 2005 release through Metal Blade Records . A special single containing brand new tracks and "cool additional stuff" will precede the full-length album on January ...

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