SCENES Sign With ESCAPI

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have inked a two-album deal with Escapi. The group's full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", will be released on January 24, 2005. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by ...

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SALEM: 'Flames' Video Posted Online

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM have posted their video for the track "Flames" at their official web site. "Flames" comes off the group's 1998 album "A Moment of Silence". Live footage from a show at the City Hall in Haifa has been integrated into the clip although it is not a "live" video. SALEM's ...

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EXILIA Supporting RAMMSTEIN On Entire European Tour

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA have been confirmed as the support act on RAMMSTEIN's entire European tour. The trek, which kicked off on Monday (Nov. 1) in Mannhein, Germany, is scheduled to hit Rotterdam, Holland on Thursday (Nov. 4). EXILIA are touring in support of their debut album, "Unleashed", which was released in May via G.U.N./BMG ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM: Release Date For New Album Confirmed

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, will release their new album, "Philosopher", in North America on December 1 through ICorp. A South American release on December 15 via Rawforce Productions is expected. "Philosopher" was recorded at Big Blue Meenie studios and features a guest appearance by ...

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AREA 54: Our Old Record Label Wanted Us To Sound Like KORN

British metallers AREA 54 recently spoke to Holland's Metal Maidens magazine about the group's split with Dream Catcher Records and tehir future plans, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Maidens: Your first album, "No Visible Scars", came out on Dream Catcher Records. What happened, they dropped you after this release? Lakis ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Begin Writing New Material

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "Don't worry, we're still alive! We started with the songwriting for the new — so far unnamed — album and things are going very well. We recieved a lot of mails with questions about the last news posting. ...

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