VAN HALEN Finalize Sequence For 'The Best of Both Worlds'

VAN HALEN have finalized the song sequence for "The Best Of Both Worlds", the two-CD retrospective they'll release on July 20, according to Launch Radio Networks. The sequence has changed considerably since the track listing was first revealed — instead of a mostly chronological running order, the album now mixes up songs from the David ...

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NOMINON To Tour Europe In The Fall

Swedish death metallers NOMINON are currently "discussing the final details about a European tour as support act to one of the most true and old school bands in the history of gruesome and twisted death metal," according to a posting on the band's web site. "The tour will take place in September/October. We will tell ...

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ASCENDANCY: Debut CD Out, South American Tour Scheduled

Massachusetts-based extreme metal band ASCENDANCY have independently released their debut album, "Rise of a Dead Empire", and are currently looking for label help and distribution. Along with their release they will be supporting the album with a headlining tour of South America, dubbed "South American Dead Empire Tour", in late August. The dates are as ...

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ACHERON: We Are Not Nazis!

On June 21, 2004, Black Lotus Records will be releasing a special ACHERON double-CD featuring 32 of the Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band's past songs digitally re-mastered. The collection, titled "Decade Infernus 1988-1998", will reportedly "put the listeners on a journey from the band's first classic album 'Rites of the Black Mass' to their ...

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ANTIBODY: New Demo Available For Free Download

Swedish metallers ANTIBODY have released their second demo CD featuring the tracks "I Love What You Hate" and the two-part "The Mutiny... ...Shows That Have No Soul". The CD can be downloaded in MP3 format from the band's temporary web site. ANTIBODY formed in Uppsala, Sweden, in May of 2003, with Mats Gustafsson ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Bonus Tracks Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA laid down cover versions of VANISHING POINT's "Two Minds One Soul" and DEPECHE MODE's "World In My Eyes" during the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Reckoning Night", due later in the year through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which is described by the band's vocalist, Tony Kakko, as ...

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ENSLAVED: 'Vikingligr Veldi' Reissue to Arrive In August

Candlelight Records has set an August 10 U.S. release date for ENSLAVED's "Vikingligr Veldi/Hordanes Land". Currently unavailable in the U.S., the mid-line priced reissue is expected to be followed by the band's new album sometime this fall or early next year. Recorded in 1994, the majestic romp of "Vikingligr Veldi" stands as one of ENSLAVED's ...

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