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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BLAZE To Support WHITESNAKE In Wolverhampton

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting WHITESNAKE at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Tuesday, November 30. Joining Bayley in the group's current lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer Daniel Loeble (RAWHEAD REXX). ...

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BRAINSTORM To Enter Studio Next Week

German power metallers BRAINSTORM will enter House Of Music Studios with longtime producer Achim Köhler on November 1 to begin recording their new album, "Liquid Monster", for a February 28, 2005 release through Metal Blade Records . A special single containing brand new tracks and "cool additional stuff" will precede the full-length album on January ...

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DARKSIDE Complete Basic Tracks For New Album

Wolf, vocalist of the long-running Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE, has issued the following update on the group's current activities: "We have finished our first studio period for 'Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void' a few days ago and all I can say is that it sounds very promising. We have recorded most of ...

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EXHUMED Preparing Double DVD, Album Of Cover Songs

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have posted the following update on their official web site: "Well, in the spirit of all things EXHUMED, the band's optimism has outstripped their productivity. The EXHUMED boys are still in the middle of the process of compiling archival footage for the DVD. The good news is that the project has been ...

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