BLAZE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED ...

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ENTOMBED Announce European, South African Gigs

Sweden's ENTOMBED have announced the following tour dates during the coming months: Mar. 22 - Esbjerg, DEN @ TBA Mar. 28 - Björkliden, SWE @ Fjällanläggningen Apr. 17 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Apr. 20 – Groningen, NETH @ Noordshock Apr. 21 – Nijmegen, NETH @ Doornroosje May 02 - Durban, RSA @ TBA ...

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KONKHRA: 'Reality Check' Artwork Posted Online

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the cover artwork (conceived by Neon Trinity Kill Studios) for their upcoming CD, "Reality Check", at this location. "Reality Check" is slated for an April 27 G.A.S. (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) release through Code666 Records. The rest of the world will receive the CD on May 10. "Reality ...

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USURPER Part Ways With Drummer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are currently seeking a new drummer. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further requirements. "After 5 years of dedicated service which included recording 3 albums and various US/Euro tours, we have decided to part ways with Dave Hellstorm," USURPER guitarist Rick "Scythe" Sprague said in an official statement. "There are no ...

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INVOCATOR: New Album Done

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album, due before the summer through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to the band, "We've mixed 11 songs in 5 days, and the album is now ready to be mastered and edited. John and Asmus from SACRIFICIAL + Tommy from SLUGS did backing vocals on ...

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KAMELOT: European, Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Florida power metallers KAMELOT have announced the following dates as part of their Epica Tour 2003: May 23 - Bergara, ESP @ Jam (w/ SARATOGA) May 24 - Barcelona, ESP @ Razzmatazz 2 (w/ SARATOGA) May 25 - Madrid, Spain Caracol May 26 - Porto, Portugal Hard Club (w/ ORATORY) May 28 - Marseille, France ...

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NASUM To Tour Finland With ROTTEN SOUND

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have announced a four-date Finnish tour with grindcore monsters ROTTEN SOUND. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Apr. 24 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Apr. 25 – Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Apr. 26 – Tampere, FIN @ Klubi As previously reported, NASUM's forthcoming CD, "Helvete" ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Select First Single From 'Transform'

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Free" as the first single from their forthcoming "Transform" CD, slated for release on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. The single is expected to go for radio adds on March 25 with an accompanying video — directed by frontman Spider One — due around the same time. "Transform", which marks the ...

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