APOCALYPTICA Announce One-Off Gig With THE RASMUS

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have announced a one-off co-headlining show with THE RASMUS on September 13 at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany. APOCALYPTICA's collaboration with German punk rock diva Nina Hagen on a cover version of RAMMSTEIN's "Seemann" is due to be released as a single on October 6. ...

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CONSORTIUM PROJECT III: New Album Details Revealed

Century Media Records have licensed the new CONSORTIUM PROJECT III album for worldwide release. Gaining lengthy experience from fronting activities with acts like HAMMERHEAD, VENGEANCE, ELEGY and also appearing on Arjen Lucassen's AYREON, Ian Parry's third and latest rendition to the realms of symphonic, progressive power metal is realized with CONSORTIUM PROJECT III's "Terra Incognita ...

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THE DICTATORS Schedule New York-Area Dates

Legendary New York rockers THE DICTATORS, featuring original members vocalist "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, bassist Andy Shernoff and guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman (ex-MANOWAR) along with drummer J.P. Patterson, will be playing the following New York/New Jersey-area shows in advance of their September 13 appearance at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria, Spain. Sep. 05 ...

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MANNHAI To Begin Recording Third Album

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, will enter Petrax studios in Hollola on October 22 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early March 2004 through Ranch Records. The follow-up to last year's "Evil Under the Sun" will be produced ...

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NAPALM DEATH, BRUTAL TRUTH Members To Form Grind Supergroup

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris and former BRUTAL TRUTH singer Kevin Sharp will be teaming up in a brand new "total punk thrash grind band." The as-yet-unnamed group, which may also include MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne, is tentatively set to record an album later in the year. No further information ...

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AREA 54 To Support KILL II THIS In The U.K.

AREA 54 will be supporting KILL II THIS on their U.K. tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 13 - Railway Inn – Winchester, UK Sep. 14 - Agincourt - Camberley, UK Sep. 15 - Soundhouse - Colchester, UK Sep. 16 - Fleece & Firkin - Bristol, UK Sep. 17 - Cavern - ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Cover Posted Online

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the cover art for their upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", at this location. "End Of Innocence", due in September through Spinefarm, will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Four-Disc Boxset In November

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with the release of a four-disc boxset (three CDs and one DVD), titled "15-Year Killing Spree", due on November 3 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "15-Year Killing Spree" is as follows: Disc One - Best of Volume 1 01. Shredded ...

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