DREAMTALE To Begin Pre-Production In March

Finland's DREAMTALE will enter Fantom studios in late March to begin pre-production for their third full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ocean's Heart" will be the group's first to feature new vocalist Jarkko Ahola, who replaced Tomi Viiltola in September. DREAMTALE's Esa Orjatsalo ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Greek Date Canceled

FORCE OF EVIL were forced (ahem!) to cancel their show with VIRGIN STEELE in Thessaloniki, Greece Saturday night (Feb. 14) due to a heavy snowstorm in Greece, according to a posting at the group's web site. The Athens show, scheduled to take place Sunday (Feb. 15), was still on as of late Friday. "We all ...

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IMPIETY Sign With AGONIA RECORDS

Singaporean metallers IMPIETY have signed a two-album deal with Agonia Records. The group, who parted ways with their previous record label, Osmose Productions, in October, are set to enter Ambox Studios in Queretaro, Mexico in July to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. IMPIETY, who were recently ...

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DOHENY Guitarist Featured In L.A. Photo Exhibition

DOHENY lead guitarist Billy Morrison (CAMP FREDDY, ex-THE CULT) is currently featured in an exhibition of photographs at a Los Angeles art gallery. The exhibition, entitled "Book LA", features photographs of a number of celebrities and Los Angeles hot spots. Benefits of the exhibition go to the Lili Claire Foundation. Says Billy: "I never thought ...

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MANOWAR Announce North American Release Date For 'Hell On Earth III'

MANOWAR's brand-new double DVD, titled "Hell On Earth III", will receive its long-awaited North American release on March 9. As previously reported, the two-disc set features more than 90 minutes of ear-numbing performances private behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and pre- and post-show rituals. This package also contains the program "Live In Germany The Ringfest" — the ...

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NICK MENZA Explains His Absence From The New MEGADETH Album

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has issued a statement addressing the recent reports that he was asked to appear on the new MEGADETH album currently being worked on by Dave Mustaine. His statement reads as follows: "To all my family, friends, fans, and E.T.s, "Yes, I was ready to go to Arizona to track drums ...

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KATAKLYSM: Touring Plans Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have decided to postpone their South African, Russian and Baltic states tour, originally scheduled for May to a later time this year. Instead, the band will be touring North America throughout the spring & summer, beginning April 30 at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The tour, dubbed "No More ...

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THE GATHERING Add Second Santiago Date

Holland's THE GATHERING have added a second show in Chile after the first one sold out. The band will now play at Teatro Providencia in Santiago on February 24 and 25. Upcoming THE GATHERING tour dates: Feb. 14 - Club Rockit – Toronto, CAN Feb. 15 - The Middle East – Cambridge, MA Feb. 16 ...

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Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Scores Turkish Movie: Soundtrack On The Way

Inside Out Records will shortly be releasing the soundtrack to a Turkish horror-comedy movie, "Okul" ("The School"). The as-yet-untitled disc was composed and recorded by keyboardist Kevin Moore (ex-DREAM THEATER, CHROMA KEY). The film was produced by the famous Turkish producer Sinan Cetin and was directed by popular Turkish directors the Taylan Brothers. "Okul" was ...

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