BAL-SAGOTH Prepare To Record New Album, Part Ways With Drummer

U.K.-based black/death quintet BAL-SAGOTH have nearly finished the writing of the long-awaited sixth studio album and will enter the studio soon. The as-yet-untitled CD shall be released during the fourth quarter of 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. In other BAL-SAGOTH-related news, drummer Dave Mackintosh has decided to leave the band to concentrate full-time on his ...

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FLESHCRAWL Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's FLESHCRAWL are the latest act confirmed for the Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 12-14 in Bad Berka, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): CARPATHIAN FOREST CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DARK FUNERAL DISFEAR DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FLESHCRAWL GOLEM GOREROTTED GRAVE ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little ...

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WOLF: New Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers WOLF have uploaded their video for the track "Wolf's Blood" at this location (Windows Media, 10 MB). The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off ...

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VADER To Open For METALLICA, SLIPKNOT In Poland

Polish death metallers VADER will be opening for SLIPKNOT and METALLICA on May 31 at Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, Poland. VADER are expected to play over 160 shows in 2004, including their first-ever run through Eastern Europe. In May, the band will take a little break due to the recording sessions of their new album, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Makes A Video' To Air This Weekend

VELVET REVOLVER's "Slither" video and the accompanying show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" will now air on MTV2 on Saturday, May 1 at midnight, immediately following "Headbanger's Ball", according to a posting on the group's official web site. The video has already started running on MTV2, and will begin airing on Fuse this weekend. As ...

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DECAPITATED To Tour U.S. With CANNIBAL CORPSE

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED will be returning to the North American continent this summer for their second U.S. tour, this time with none other than CANNIBAL CORPSE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 28 - Climax Lounge - Denver, CO Jul. 30 - US Cellular Arena - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 31 - Hairy ...

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