BLOODFLOWERZ Begin Work On '7 Benedictions / 7 Maledictions'

German female-fronted dark/goth metal act BLOODFLOWERZ have entered Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producers Siggi Bemm and Dan Diamond (JOACHIM WITT, PHILIP BOA, THE GATHERING, THERION) to record their sophomore effort, "7 Benedictions / 7 Maledictions". The CD, a concept album about the seven sins and the seven virtues, is slated for release on ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Set Release Date For Debut CD

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have set an April 28 European release date through Germany's AFM Records for their debut album, "Watching In Silence". All compositions on the CD were written by Stevens and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, with four exceptions, which were penned by Stevens and ...

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FANTOMAS Enter Studio To Record New Album

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, have entered the studio to record their new album, due in the summer through Ipecac Records. Prior to the start of the recording sessions, Lombardo completed several dates in Southern ...

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FINNTROLL Finalize Track Listing For 'Visor Om Slutet'

Finland's FINNTROLL have finalized the track listing for their upcoming "acoustic/experimental" CD, titled "Visor Om Slutet". The group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska, "Visor Om Slutet" is slated for release this spring. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Suohengen Sija 02. Asfågelns Död 03. Försvinn Du Som Lyser 04. ...

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PAGAN WAR MACHINE: Live Photos Posted Online

PAGAN WAR MACHINE, the new Los Angeles-based thrash project featuring Jim Durkin (former DARK ANGEL guitarist), Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR frontman), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Meyhem" Mendez (drums) made their live debut at The Garage, in Hollywood on Saturday, March 1. The band shared the bill with ASESINO, NOKTURNE, SCARRED and DREAMS OF DAMNATION as part ...

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LINKIN PARK: Audio Of Nottingham Gig Available Online

LINKIN PARK performed five new songs plus their "Hybrid Theory" hits during an intimate club show Monday (March 3) in Nottingham, England. Listen to the entire gig and a pre-show interview with the band here. Meanwhile, a limited number of tickets to the upcoming LP Underground fan-club appreciation tour now are available to ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing, Title For New Album

Sweden's ENTOMBED have set "Inferno" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on May 13 through Music For Nations Records. According to the band's official web site, the CD title "suits how the general feeling of the album came out." The complete track listing for "Inferno" is as follows: 01. Retaliation 02. The Fix ...

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GREAT WHITE Member Testifies Before Grand Jury

At least one member of GREAT WHITE testified Tuesday before a grand jury deciding whether criminal charges should be filed in the deadly nightclub fire sparked by the band's pyrotechnic display, according to the Associated Press. Also Tuesday, relatives of two of the 98 people killed in the Feb. 20 blaze filed what is believed ...

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STRATOVARIUS: No Tour Planned For 'Elements Part 2'

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have no intention of touring behind their upcoming "Elements Part 2" release, guitarist Timo Tolkki has revealed to Kaista. The follow-up to their current "Elements Part 1" CD, which has just been completed, is tentatively scheduled for release in October, but may end up getting pushed back, according to Tolkki. "I think 'Elements ...

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VOIVOD To Support OZZY OSBOURNE In Canada

Long-running Montreal metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will support OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming tour of Canada, according to Chart Attack. Also appearing on the bill will be FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, the tour will kick off in Van City the first of June and will end in Quebec ...

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