ANDROMEDA: Debut Album To Be Re-Released

Acclaimed Swedish prog-metal band ANDROMEDA will have their debut album, "Extension of the Wish" (2001), re-released in Europe on November 15 via New Hawen/Century Media. The new version will feature vocals by new singer David Fremberg, a new mix and two bonus tracks, previously only released in France by NTS. The title of the re-release ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Rejects Reports That He Has Joined HELVETE

Former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has issued a statement refuting published reports that he has joined HELVETE, the new band formed by General K (DISIPLIN), Hellcommander Nattefrost (CARPATHIAN FOREST) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE). "I talked briefly with the guys about it, but before anything were settled down 100% it was already ...

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MAYHEM: Mexican Show Cancelled

MAYHEM's one-off performance in Mexico City, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 23, was cancelled, according to a posting on the group's web site. "The cancellation was due to misbooking and was no fault of the band's whatsoever," the posting adds. The one-day event, dubbed "Festival del Muerto", was also set to feature appearances ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Live Video Posted Online

A 37-second video clip of JUDAS PRIEST performing their classic track "Painkiller" live at the Arrow Festival in Lichtenvoorde, Holland on June 12, 2004 has been posted online at The French Metallian web site. Check it out at this location. As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST's new studio album has had its release date ...

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BEHEMOTH Enter Polish Album Chart At No. 15

BEHEMOTH's new CD, "Demigod", has entered the Polish album chart at position No. 15. The Polish black metallers' latest effort left behind such artists as R.E.M. and ROBBIE WILLIAMS, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Demigod" — scheduled for release in the U.S. in early 2005 — was mixed by BEHEMOTH frontman ...

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TOMMY LEE Presents DAVID LETTERMAN With CORNHUSKERS Stocking Cap

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee made an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Oct. 22 to promote his new 288-page autobiography, "Tommyland". Noting that it was cold in the show's Ed Sullivan Theater, Lee — who has spent the past few weeks "studying" at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln — presented Letterman ...

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M3: DVD Preview Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have posted a short preview of their upcoming live DVD at

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HATEBREED Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

HATEBREED have been added to the lineup of artists performing at the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held November 13 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Mexico. Also confirmed to appear at the one-day event are TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT and SHAMAN. More confirmations will be announced soon. Tickets for ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Add New Drummer

Metal/hardcore drummer extraordinaire Dave Witte has officially joined Richmond thrash-core squad MUNICIPAL WASTE. Revered in underground circles from the U.S. to Japan, Witte has hit the skins for such bands as HUMAN REMAINS, DISCORDANCE AXIS, MELT-BANANA and BURNT BY THE SUN. With ballistic thrash riffs, irreverent punk attitude, and a healthy dose of humor, MUNICIPAL ...

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