CRADLE OF FILTH Announce DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Warm-Up Show

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will be playing a very special show at the London Underworld, Camden, next Friday, June 4 as a warm-up to their Download festival appearance the following day. "This will be our smallest gig in a long time and obviously we will be playing our usual set (and maybe a ...

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SLIPKNOT To Record 'Doctor Who' Theme Song

British tabloid The Sun is reporting SLIPKNOT are in talks to record the theme tune to the classic TV "Doctor Who" show when it makes its comeback on BBC by year's end. "I'm so excited 'Doctor Who''s coming back," drummer Joey Jordison said. "It's a great show, wild and exciting. I watched it as a ...

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MIRROR OF DECEPTION Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Long-running German doom metallers MIRROR OF DECEPTION have completed the recordings for their second album, "Foregone", due on September 2 through the Belgian label Final Chapter Records. The new album was recorded at Soundmann Studio (END OF GREEN) in Stuttgart, Germany with producers Marc Martin and Mitch Meister, and consists of "nine powerful doom metal ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Tour Australia In September

According to a posting at Jeff Scott Soto's web site, the TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist is planning on embarking on an Australian tour beginning in early September. Among the cities that will be covered on the trek are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart (Tazmania). More details on the tour, which is being organized by Andrew ...

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Guitarist BORISLAV MITIC Performs To Sold-Out Crowds In Serbia

Shrapnel Records guitarist Borislav Mitic has just returned from Europe after his promotional tour in Serbia. "It was amazing to play again for the Serbian audience," Mitic said in a statement. "I played a couple of concerts with my band, featuring Steva Nimcevic on bass and Lewis Levesque on drums, and it all went across ...

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MAKE SOME NOISE: South Africa's First Metal Magazine To Debut In July

South African record label/distributor/promoter Witchdoctor Records (responsible for bringing SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, THE HAUNTED, ENTOMBED and KONKHRA to South Africa) is launching a new print magazine called Make Some Noise. Described as the first magazine to showcase local metal and alternative music, Make Some Noise is expected to debut in July 2004. Among the features/articles expected ...

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BALLISTIC: BANG YOUR HEAD Setlist Revealed

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here’s the songs we'll be playing at the GRAVE DIGGER/[Bang Your Head] shows: 01. Collision Course 02. Gone Ballistic 03. Corpse Stacked High 04. Undefeated 05. Call Me Evil 06. Silent Killer 07. Wrecking Crew 08. Threshold ...

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