POISONBLACK: New Studio Photos Posted Online

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala on guitar/vocals, are putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. Several photos from the studio sessions can be viewed at this location. Laihiala had previously stated about the new album's musical direction: "The new one ...

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LACUNA COIL To Perform Acoustically On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Italy's LACUNA COIL will perform acoustically on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, May 29. As previously reported, LACUNA COIL will be releasing "Swamped" as the second single from their highly acclaimed album, "Comalies", on June 7 through Century Media Records. The single release will be complemented by the "Swamped" video. A limited two-CD edition of ...

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DISTANT THUNDER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE III Festival

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have been confirmed for Germany's Keep It True III festival, set to be held November 6 in Lauda-Königshofen. In addition to performing several brand-new DISTANT THUNDER originals, the band will play a special HELSTAR set as the event's headliners. ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Comments On CRASH MUSIC Deal

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has confirmed in a brand-new online posting that the group have inked a deal with Crash Music Inc. "The label has an extensive, impressive roster and catalogue, and we are very happy with the commitment already shown by the label to this band," he said. "They have excellent distribution ...

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NECROPHAGIA Complete Songwriting Sessions For New Album

NECROPHAGIA have completed the songwriting sessions for their next full-length release, to be titled "Harvest Ritual Vol 1: Penance". Songs set to appear on the CD include "Return to Texas", "Cadavera X", "Unearthed", "London (13 Demon Street)", and "Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned". Recording will take place at state-of-the-art studios around the world and ...

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ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD To Receive Beer-Can Tribute

Miller Brewing Co. is launching a tribute to 50 years of rock with a series of commemorative cans featuring past Rolling Stone magazine covers of legendary artists, including ALICE COOPER and DEF LEPPARD. The 24-oz. cans of American brewed Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft will be available in June and July wherever beer is ...

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METALLICA/GODSMACK: Concert Grosses/Attendances Revealed

The following are some of the recent concert grosses for the METALLICA/GODSMACK North American tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: METALLICA, GODSMACK Venue: General Motors Place City/State: Vancouver, B.C. Event Dates: March 26, 2004 Gross Sales: $1,043,559 Attendance/Capacity: 18,046 / 18,046 Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 1 Prices: $71.87, $59.83, $37.25 Promoters: House of Blues Canada ...

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