ANVIL: Early Albums To Be Reissued

In addition to securing the rights to the group's latest studio album, "Back To Basics", for the U.S., Screaming Ferret Wreckords will soon be releasing seven classic from veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL — discs that defined and secured the band's status in the true heavy metal elite. Titles include three currently out-of-print releases: 1987's "Strength ...

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KATAKLYSM Fined By Canadian Government

KATAKLYSM have been fined the maximum penalty of $3,000 by the Canadian Immigration and Customs officials for merchandise sent from Europe to the U.S. via Canada. "The merchandise was some leftovers from the European tour," KATAKLYSM said in a statement. "Just a little under 100 shirts!! The Canadian customs are all screwed up at the ...

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WITHERING SURFACE: New Album Delayed

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have pushed back the release date of their fourth album, "Force The Pace" (Scarlet) to June 14. The CD release party will now take place on June 18 at Loppen in Copenhagen. "Force The Pace" (view cover here) was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Nemo' Explodes On European Single Charts

NIGHTWISH's latest single, "Nemo", has entered the German Top 100 singles chart at position No. 12. In addition, the single came in at No. 1 in Hungary, No. 24 in Austria, No. 4 in Norway and No. 25 in Switzerland. "Nemo" comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", due on June 7 ...

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BETZEFER To Record Full-Length Debut

Israeli metallers BETZEFER will enter CCR Studio in Belgium on June 14 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD will be mixed and mastered in August by Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED, KONKHRA, 2 TON PREDATOR) at his Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The tentative track listing for ...

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