MNEMIC Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band will enter AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen in March 2003 to record their debut album, due in the summer. In other news, MNEMIC will be embarking ...

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STIGMA: New Music Posted Online

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, have made available for download two newly recorded MP3s ("All Away" and "Remember") via their official site, www.stigmamusic.com. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Shawn Sullivan (REEL BIG FISH, THIRD EYE BLIND), and feature a guest ...

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DARK FUNERAL Part Ways With NECROPOLIS RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DARK FUNERAL and MNW/No Fashion Records would like to announce that effective IMMEDIATELY they are no longer contractually bound to Necropolis Records. Official termination of contract papers were delivered to Owner/Operator Paul Thind of Necropolis Records as of week ending 11/22/02, officially ending DARK FUNERAL's tenure with said record label. This is ...

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MANOWAR: New Single Debuts At German #44!

The third and current single from MANOWAR's "Warriors Of The World" CD, "The Dawn Of Battle/I Believe" has entered the German single charts at position #44. The video for "I Believe" was shot on 35 mm in the Czech Republic with the support of thousands of fans at one of the first shows of the ...

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THE BLUEPRINT Play 'Secret' U.K. Gig

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, played a secret gig last night in their hometown of Nottingham, where they shared the stage at Rock City with old friends and current labelmates ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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MINISTRY To Play One-Off London Gig

Seminal industrial outfit MINISTRY have confirmed a one-off show at London's Astoria on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2003. The group's latest studio album, "Animosotosomina", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 17, 2003 through Sanctuary Records. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Houston Show Cancelled

BLIND GUARDIAN's show at Cardi's in Houston, Texas, originally scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 29), may or may not happen, according to the group's official web site. Having announced the show's cancellation yesterday, the band's webmaster has posted a message on the site earlier today advising everyone to check with the club ahead of ...

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TOOL Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Release DVD

Despite having just completed the touring cycle for "Lateralus", the members of TOOL have already commenced the songwriting process for the group's next album in addition to continuing work on their upcoming DVD, due in early 2003. The following message was posted by the group's official webmasters at www.toolband.com. "After finishing about a year and ...

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