CRYSTAL EYES Set North American Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a July 7 North American release date through Neoblast Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". Radio promotion will be handled by Freekshow Promotions beginning in mid-July. As previously reported, "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and ...

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JESU: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

JESU, the new band featuring former GODFLESH frontman Justin Broadrick, will embark on a U.K. tour with Chicago post-rock instrumental metallers PELICAN this summer, according to Rock Sound magazine. JESU are scheduled to release an EP through Dry Run to coincide with the tour and an album on Hydra Head later this year. JESU/PELICAN tour ...

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OBLITERATION: Guitarist CESAR VALLEJO Rejoins The Fold

New York death metallers OBLITERATION have been rejoined by rhythm guitarist Cesar Vallejo. "He joined us for his first rehearsal in a few months and yet the chemistry was still there," the band write on their web site. "His input on some of the new material adds another dimension to the band and we are ...

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CANDLEMASS: Final Demo Recording To See Light Of Day

CANDLEMASS's final recording — a two-song demo containing the tracks "Witch" and "Born In A Tank" — will be included on a new collection of album reissues, tentatively due this fall. The demo, which was recorded in August 2003, just prior to last year's Popkomm music convention in Köln, Germany, was "[done] in [the] true ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On KALEDON CD

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be making a guest appearance on several tracks on the third full-length album from Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON. The follow-up to 2003's "The King's Rescue", "The Way of the Light" will also feature the drumming talents of Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS). A late 2004 release through SteelBorn Records is ...

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EUROPE Set Working Title For New Album

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have reportedly set "Start From the Dark" as the working title of their much-anticipated new studio album, tentatively due in September. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise" was produced by Kevin Elson (who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum 1986 release, "Final ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Film New Video

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for "Nothing's Wrong?" on June 27. The video will be shot in the group's rehearsal space in Santa Barbara, "so people can get a feel of what the band does on a daily basis," according to a posting ...

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