KATATONIA Exclusively Endorse FRAMUS Instruments

KATATONIA bassist Mattias Norrman and guitarist Fredrik Norrman have just received their new customized instruments from the guitar and bass manufacturer Framus, according to a posting on the group's web site. "They're both very happy with their choices and look forward being exclusive endorsers of the Framus brand," the posting reads. Photos of the new ...

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SYCRONOMICA Sign With BLACK ATTACK RECORDS

German melodic black metallers SYCRONOMICA have inked a two-album deal with Black Attack Records. The group's debut CD, "Paths", is scheduled for release on October 18. "Paths" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Erased By Light 03. Creations Of Mine 04. Paths ( ...Of A Forgotten Time) 05. In Silence I Die 06. Durch Das Geäst ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'Burn' Candle Sets To Become Available

According to Deep-Purple.net, the U.K. company which produced the original candles for the DEEP PURPLE "Burn" album sleeve are looking at producing a limited number of candle sets from the original moulds (which they still have) for collectors. If you are at all interested, please send an e-mail to [email protected] (with the subject ...

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ENTOMBED: Royal Opera Performances To Be Documented On Upcoming CD

ENTOMBED's next CD release will be "Unreal Estate", a document of the band's live appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a show of the same name. An early 2005 release through Threeman Recordings in Scandinavia is expected. A U.S. release through Candlelight will follow. As previously reported, ENTOMBED completed ...

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AXL ROSE's RAPIDIFIRE Tapes To Be Released Before Christmas

More information has surfaced regarding the early Axl Rose recordings made while he was a member of the band RAPIDFIRE. The tapes, which were purportedly recorded in May 1983, have been in storage in the original eight-track format for the past 20 years, and are currently being mixed for a late 2004 release. The songs ...

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