Report: Polish Heavy Metal Underground Makes Its Presence Felt

The U.K.'s The Observer reports: "It can't get much more heavy metal than this: the all-day Mega Metal Mania festival in Katowice, Poland, kernel of central Europe's heavy industrial core. All around is the charismatic, perverse beauty of pit-heads - turning cogwheels and slag heaps — the dancing flames of steelworks, cloudy plumes of power ...

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ROB ROCK Begins Writing New Solo Album

Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) and his solo band RAGE OF CREATION have commenced pre-production for their third album, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. Rock's second solo CD, "Eyes Of Eternity", was released last June through Germany's Massacre Records. Upcoming ROB ROCK AND RAGE OF CREATION shows: May 01 – Orlando, FL @ House ...

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METALFEST Organizer JACK KOSHICK Sued By HELL ON EARTH

John C. Koshick (a.k.a. Jack Koshick), organizer of several underground heavy metal festivals, including the long-running Milwaukee Metalfest, was reportedly served with court papers on Monday, April 19 in connection with a dispute over industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH's removal from the lineup of this year's Sun n' Steel Metalfest. According to a posting ...

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METALLICA's Record Label A Thing Of The Past?

METALLICA's record company, Elektra, has merged with another Warner Music Group unit, Atlantic, to become one East Coast label, with the consolidation finalized earlier this month. While Elektra is still well represented within the ranks, Atlantic's senior management appeared to emerge with the upper hand, according to Billboard. Every department head at Elektra was either ...

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RING OF FIRE: New Album Update

RING OF FIRE, the new band led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mark Boals, have posted the following update on their official web site: "[RING OF FIRE]'s 1st album from their new label King Records is now in the final stage of recording and will be completed next month since the recording has been going ...

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