LORD BELIAL Schedule Record-Release Party

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have scheduled a release party for their fifth album, "The Seal Of Belial", on June 18 at FATclub in Malmö, Sweden. Due on June 21 through through Regain Records, "The Seal Of Belial" was engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) at Los Angered Recording studios in ...

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THE 69 EYES Sign New Record Deal, Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have signed a "big major label" deal with an as-yet-undisclosed record company, according to a posting on the group's web site. The band are currently currently working on their new album with producers Johnny Lee Michaels and Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A September/October 2004 release is expected. The first ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform Live Online

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart, synthesist extraordinaire, will be performing live online on Sunday, May 23, at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, to honor American maverick inventor Bob Moog on his 70th birthday. 50 years ago, Moog began developing electronic instruments that altered the course of modern music for all time ...

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JOE SATRIANI: U.S. Clinic Tour Dates Announced

Guitar legend Joe Satriani will demo his new co-designed Peavey JSX guitar amplifiers (photo) on an upcoming U.S. clinic tour, which runs from May 11 in Overland Park, Kansas through May 18 in Portland, Oregon. Satriani road-tested several JSX prototypes during the 2003 G3 Tour. "It was really great to hear the JSX ...

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BELPHEGOR To Record New Album In The Fall

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have commenced the songwriting process for their new album and are tentatively planning on entering the studio in October/November to begin recording the effort for a March 2005 release. The group's fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", will receive a U.S. release on June 29, 2004 through Napalm Records (via Ryko ...

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ENSLAVED Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED have inked a deal with Tabu Recordings. The band will shortly be entering Grieghallen Studios (last two ENSLAVED albums, MAYHEM, EMPEROR) to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Below the Lights", tentatively due later in the year. The production team for the album will consist of the power-trio of Jørgen ...

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