FINNTROLL Complete Work On New CD

Finland's FINNTROLL have set "Visor Om Slutet" as the title for their recently-completed "acoustic/experimental" CD, the group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska. The group had originally planned on recording only an EP's worth of material, but reportedly had so much fun during the sessions — which took place at a studio just outside Helsinki, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Dishes Dirt On BRITNEY

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst made an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" this morning and discussed at length his alleged relationship with pop singer Britney Spears. Durst, who had previously accused Britney of having "played me out," claimed that his relationship went beyond a mere platonic friendship and offered a lengthy account of how ...

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KONKHRA Set Release Date For 'Reality Check'

Denmark's KONKHRA have set an April 27 G.A.S. (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) release date through Code666 Records for their new album, "Reality Check". The rest of the world will receive the CD on May 10. "Reality Check" was recorded at KONKHRA frontman Anders Lundemark's own Starstruck Studio and is the group's first since their split with ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH are the latest act to have been confirmed for the fourth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 17, 2003 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). Fifteen bands will play on two different stages as part of an annual event that ...

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DIABOLICAL Add New Drummer

Sweden's DIABOLICAL have announced the addition of drummer C. Stjärnlöf to the group's ranks. Stjärnlöf replaces Henric Ohlsson, who is currently focusing all his attention on THEORY IN PRACTICE. "After having tried many different drummers during the autumn, it was finally decided that C. Stjärnlöf was the perfect man for the job, fully capable of ...

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GROPE Part Ways With Bassist

Long-running Danish metallers GROPE have parted ways with bassist Obersten. "After many years of hard rocking with GROPE, Obersten has decided to leave the band," reads a message on the band's official web site. "But don't worry — he did not get a job in a bank! He will continue to rock even harder — ...

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INSISION Begin Work On New Album

Stockholm, Sweden-based brutal death metallers INSISION are hard at work on the material for their new album, tentatively due at the end of the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. No Belief 02. The Foul Smell Of Humans 03. Imminent Vision 04. The Plague Mass Upcoming ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: Why We Decided To Reform The Band

In a recent interview with Germany's Voices From The Darkside, VOIVOD drummer and founding member Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) revealed the circumstances that led to the departure of previous bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest and the return to the group of original singer Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake). "[Eric] didn't leave the band actually," Away explained. "In early ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Finland's EASTERMASTER Festival

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are the latest act to have been confirmed for the forthcoming Eastermaster festival, set to take place on April 4-5 at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland. The list of bands currently set to appear at ...

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