Former STRATOVARIUS Singer TIMO KOTIPELTO: New Single Details Revealed

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto will release his new single, "Reasons", in mid-March. The single will include the following tracks: 01. Reasons 02. Seeds of Sorrow 03. Vizier (extended version) The first two songs are taken from KOTIPELTO's new album, "Coldness", while "Vizier" comes off the singer's solo debut, "Waiting for the Dawn". This previously ...

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WOLF: New Music Available For Download

Swedish metallers WOLF have posted two MP3 samples from their third full-length album, "Evil Star", at their official web site: "Evil Star" (mp3), "Black Wing Rider" (mp3). "Evil Star" will be released in Scandinavia on February 25 through MNW/No Fashion Records. A U.S. release through Prosthetic Records is expected at a ...

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HADES ALMIGHTY Sign With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Norway's HADES ALMIGHTY have signed with Dark Essence Records. The group will re-release their 2001 album "The Pulse Of Decay" in mid-April, featuring a DVD section and undisclosed bonus material. A tour in support of the release will take place this spring/summer. ...

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SAURON Name New CD

Dutch black metallers SAURON have set "For A Dead Race" as the title of their second full-length album, tentatively due in late 2004 through Neurotic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth" will be recorded at Double Noise Studio in April and will be "more mature, more diverse and most of all more angry" ...

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URKRAFT Announce Record-Release Party

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have announced a record-release party on March 12 at Stengade 30 in Copenhagen. The band will be playing their forthcoming debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", and "letting free beer flow for the first 100 people," according to a post on their web site. "There will also be one hell of a ...

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ION VEIN Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have parted ways with longtime guitarist John Malufka. "John has been a member of the band since 1997 and after pursuing a career in music for almost 20 years now, he feels he's gotten the most out of it and will now be happy focusing completely on his personal life," ...

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STEVEN TYLER To Appear In 'Get Shorty' Sequel

The Boston Herald reports AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler had filmed a few scenes with John Travolta in his new flick "Be Cool" while in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards. The movie is a sequel to "Get Shorty", which is based on the Elmore Leonard bestseller. "Leonard is a pal, he was always hanging around ...

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HATESPHERE Enter Studio To Record New Album

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Bloodred Hatred". The new album will be entitled "Ballet of the Brute" and will be released around May/June this year through Scarlet Records in Europe. Japanese, North American and Russian release dates will be announced soon. Upcoming HATESPHERE tour dates: Mar. ...

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SENTENCED: No New Album Until 2005

Finland's SENTENCED have announced plans to play a few European festivals during the summer, including Summer Breeze, which is set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. "We will throw in some brand-new stuff during our show this summer, because we don't want to play a 'best of SENTENCED' kind of set this ...

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