HADES Book Studio Time

HADES have booked time at Crystal Studios to record one new song which will be a bonus track on the Mausoleum Records re-release of the group's first three CDs. "[Vocalist] Alan Tecchio is writing the lyrics to a song (bassist) Jimmy Schulman and I just put together," stated guitarist Dan Lorenzo. "It combines three riffs ...

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IN FLAMES Begin Work On New Material

IN FLAMES are at home in Gothenburg, Sweden enjoying a well-deserved break after all the tours and gigs during 2004 in support of the band's latest CD, "Soundtrack to your Escape". Guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad have already begun work on new material in the band's new studio. IN FLAMES' next live performance will ...

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RELEVANT FEW To Support DEICIDE In Sweden

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (KEROZENE, ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH), will be supporting DEICIDE at the following dates in Sweden during November: Nov. 14 - Mejeriet – Lund, SWE Nov. 15 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SWE Nov. 16 - Mondo - Stockholm, SWE Nov. 21 - Club Monster - Gävle, SWE ...

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Going Fishing With ENSLAVED: Photos Available!

A reporter from the Norwegian newspaper Bergensavisen recently accompanied extreme metallers ENSLAVED on a fishing trip in Norway. Fishing is ENSLAVED's favorite leisure activity. "My personal record is a 113-kilo (appr. 230 pounds) fish," stated drummer Cato Bekkevold. "It took me 20 minutes before I had it in the boat." But that is a record ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: THE HAUNTED, ISIS, BURY YOUR DEAD, DIECAST

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 26, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): THE HAUNTED – "rEVOLVEr": 2,890 ISIS – "Panopticon": 2,482 BURY YOUR DEAD – "Cover Your Tracks": 2,147 DIECAST – "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies": 1,588 ...

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DARKANE's WILDOER To Hold Exclusive Drum Clinic

DARKANE's Peter Wildoer will hold an exclusive drum clinic at this year's Aalborg Metal Festival where he will present Tama drums and Meinl cymbals. The clinic will be held November 6 at the Metal Markedet. DARKANE are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2002's "Expanding Senses", tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear ...

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SIRENIA: New Audio Sample Posted Online

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have posted an audio sample of the title track of their new EP, entitled "Sirenian Shores" (Napalm), at this location. SIRENIA, who recently parted ways with guitarist/"clean" vocalist Kristian Gundersen due to his commitments to his other groups, NEW BREED and ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist RICK RENSTROM: Solo Album Receives U.S. Release

ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom's solo debut, "Until the Bitter End", has been made available in the U.S. through Thrash Corner Records via distribution from The End. The critically acclaimed album now features new cover layout and two bonus videos of "Opus Lix" and "Towers of Babylon". The videos are from the November 2002 performance ...

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NORTHER Singer Named Permanent Member Of ENSIFERUM

NORTHER's Petri Lindroos has been named a permanent member of the Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM. Lindroos will handle the vocals and guitar in the group, who parted ways with singer/guitarist Jari Mäenpää earlier in the year. ENSIFERUM's sophomore album, "Iron", was released last spring through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ensiferum" ...

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