VADER Set Release Date For New Mini-CD

Polish death metallers VADER have set an October 20 European release date through Metal Blade Records for their new mini-CD, entitled "Blood". The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign ...

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LEADFOOT: Canadian Dates Announced

LEADFOOT, the North Carolina-based group featuring former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, will embark on a short Canadian tour in late July/early August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 30 – Ottawa, CAN - Zaphods Jul. 31 – Windsor, CAN - Coach & Horses Aug. 01 – London, CAN - Call the ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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OPETH Withdraw From Finnish Festivals

Sweden's OPETH have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearances at Finland's Tuska and Illosaarirock festivals, scheduled to take place July 11 and July 12, respectively. The following is an official statement on the matter from OPETH's manager, Andy Farrow of Northern Music Co.: "It is with regret that OPETH will have to withdraw ...

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TANKARD To Release 'Beast Of Bourbon' In Early 2004

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have set "Beast Of Bourbon" as title for their upcoming studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through AFM Records. The follow-up to last year's "B-Day" will once again be recorded at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen. ...

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SOULFLY, BRUJERIA Confirmed For AZTLAN FEST '03

SOULFLY and BRUJERIA are among the artists that have been confirmed for the upcoming Aztlan Fest '03 tour, which showcases the top international Latin artists and the hottest up-and-coming talent from the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Also set to appear on the bill are Latin rap pioneers DELINQUENT HABITS and Mexico's hottest ska-punkers CABRITO ...

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NO RETURN Looking For New Singer

Steeve "Zuul" Petit, singer for the acclaimed French high-energy death/thrash metallers NO RETURN, has left the band in order to concentrate on his new project ZUUL FX. The reasons for Petit's departure are said to be entirely of a "professional" nature, and reportedly include the usual musical differences. NO RETURN are currently looking for a ...

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