NOCTUARY: New Music Available For Download

California's NOCTUARY have posted two new tracks at this location. The songs "The Path" and "Abject Fear Reside" show the band moving in a more melodic, traditional metal-influences direction (i.e. MEGADETH, IRON MAIDEN), while retaining the seething black metal backbone that garnered them attention on 1998's "...For Salvation" and 2000's critically acclaimed "When ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Guitarist Unleashes Solo Album

Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John Lowery (a.k.a. John5) will shortly unleash the first instrumental guitar album of his career. Entitled "Vertigo", the disc is said to lean on the "caustic and aggressive" side while also covering "a range of diverse music, far detached from MANSON's style, including bluegrass, jazz and classical," according to a press ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Sits Out OZZFEST, NILE's LAUREANO Steps In

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have recruited NILE's Tony Laureano as a session drummer for the duration of Ozzfest 2004 after the group's Danish skinsman, Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM, VILE), was unable to obtain a U.S. work visa in time to join the band on the road. No further information is currently available. ...

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OTEP To Report From 'The Front Line'

Capitol Records recording artist OTEP will report from the road during this summer's Ozzfest tour on XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio. OTEP will be touring in support of their sophomore release, "House of Secrets", the eagerly awaited album from the acclaimed dark metallists, in stores on July 27. The band's ...

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DISIPLIN To Play New Material At Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, will premier five songs off their forthcoming album, "Quimbanda", at the Hole In The Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28, 2004 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway. The new tracks scheduled to be performed at the festival are "Feed ...

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Israel's THE KNELL Reform, Begin Work On New Material

THE KNELL, an Israeli doom/death metal band in the vein of early ANATHEMA and MY DYING BRIDE, have reformed. Formed in 1998, the group decided separate ways just a day before a scheduled concert with ORPHANED LAND. A few weeks ago, THE KNELL decided to resume activity, and are currently working on new material. For ...

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ION VEIN Sign With NOW AND THEN RECORDS

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have signed a two-album deal with the U.K.'s Now and Then Records. The group's "Reigning Memories" CD is scheduled for release in Europe and the Far East in late August/early September. "We couldn't be more excited!" the band write in a statement. "Label president Mark Ashton has been a big ...

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LEASH LAW Launch Drummer Search

LEASH LAW guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) has issued the following update: "As most of you already know our drummer Mr. Richard Christy has taken the place of Stuttering John of 'The Howard Stern Show'. All of us in LEASH LAW and TIWANAKU are very happy for him as he is living his dreams! We ...

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