CANDLEMASS: Final Demo Recording To See Light Of Day

CANDLEMASS's final recording — a two-song demo containing the tracks "Witch" and "Born In A Tank" — will be included on a new collection of album reissues, tentatively due this fall. The demo, which was recorded in August 2003, just prior to last year's Popkomm music convention in Köln, Germany, was "[done] in [the] true ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On KALEDON CD

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be making a guest appearance on several tracks on the third full-length album from Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON. The follow-up to 2003's "The King's Rescue", "The Way of the Light" will also feature the drumming talents of Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS). A late 2004 release through SteelBorn Records is ...

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EUROPE Set Working Title For New Album

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have reportedly set "Start From the Dark" as the working title of their much-anticipated new studio album, tentatively due in September. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise" was produced by Kevin Elson (who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum 1986 release, "Final ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Film New Video

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for "Nothing's Wrong?" on June 27. The video will be shot in the group's rehearsal space in Santa Barbara, "so people can get a feel of what the band does on a daily basis," according to a posting ...

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VAN HALEN Finalize Sequence For 'The Best of Both Worlds'

VAN HALEN have finalized the song sequence for "The Best Of Both Worlds", the two-CD retrospective they'll release on July 20, according to Launch Radio Networks. The sequence has changed considerably since the track listing was first revealed — instead of a mostly chronological running order, the album now mixes up songs from the David ...

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NOMINON To Tour Europe In The Fall

Swedish death metallers NOMINON are currently "discussing the final details about a European tour as support act to one of the most true and old school bands in the history of gruesome and twisted death metal," according to a posting on the band's web site. "The tour will take place in September/October. We will tell ...

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ASCENDANCY: Debut CD Out, South American Tour Scheduled

Massachusetts-based extreme metal band ASCENDANCY have independently released their debut album, "Rise of a Dead Empire", and are currently looking for label help and distribution. Along with their release they will be supporting the album with a headlining tour of South America, dubbed "South American Dead Empire Tour", in late August. The dates are as ...

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