PAIN CONFESSOR Set Title For Debut Album

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have set "Turmoil" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through the Finnish label Megamania. "Turmoil" debut album track listing (in no particular order): 01. Fiery Thorns 02. Hollow Souls 03. Whenever Dark Draws Near 04. Erased of Empathy 05. Poor Man's Crown 06. Lake ...

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ZEBRA To Headline New Orleans Fund-Raiser

Veteran hard rockers ZEBRA will headline a special fund-raiser this weekend in Metairie, Louisiana to benefit St. Christopher Church and School, according to The Times-Picayune. "This is going to be the ultimate reunion," said Chris Santos, president of the Men's Club. "ZEBRA wanted to come back to play a concert here at St. Christopher because ...

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JUDAS PRIEST to Play 'Old Favorites' On OZZFEST Tour

JUDAS PRIEST are planning on playing a set list consisting of old favorites during their appearance at this year's Ozzfest, then returning to the States in early 2005 on the heels of their as-yet-untitled new album, which they've been recording with Roy Z (who's previously produced HALFORD as well as BRUCE DICKINSON and DOWNSET). "On ...

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FACE DOWN: Former THE HAUNTED Singer Inks New Record Deal

Swedish "metalcore" band FACE DOWN, featuring former THE HAUNTED vocalist Marco Aro, have reportedly signed a deal with Black Lodge Records — the label imprint operated by Sound Pollution, the biggest independent metal distributor/label in Sweden. FACE DOWN released two albums in the late '90s — "Mindfield" (1995, Roadrunner) and "The Twisted Rule The Wicked" ...

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SLAYER Open For TAKING BACK SUNDAY

Westwood One reports: Major festivals can often bring a wide variety of acts to the stage as TAKING BACK SUNDAY found out at the Download Festival. The group ended up on a bill with SLAYER after a scheduling mix-up, leading to a somewhat hostile crowd. With SLAYER moving off the main stage and their crew ...

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AJATTARA: AMORPHIS Side-Project To Record Third Album

AJATTARA, the Finnish "black/dark metal" project featuring AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja), will enter the studio on June 14 to begin work on their third album. The recordings take place at Savonlinna's Sundi Coop studio where AJATTARA recorded their earlier releases, "Itse" (2001) and "Kuolema" (2003). A late 2004 release through Spinefarm Records is ...

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BERSERK: Demo, Live Recording To Be Issued In September

Spanish black metal band BERSERK will have their "Return of the Ancient Laws" demo (1999) re-released through the French label Adipocere Records. Also included on the CD will be extra live tracks recorded in Madrid and Bilbao. In addition, Battlelord Productions from Japan will release the BERSERK concert recorded in Bilbao on a CD called ...

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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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