MAZE OF TORMENT Sign With BLACK LODGE RECORDS

Swedish death metal band MAZE OF TORMENT have signed a deal with Black Lodge Records — the label imprint operated by Sound Pollution, the biggest independent metal distributor/label in Sweden. The group, who had previously released four full-length albums through four different labels, recently issued a collection of material from their early days when they ...

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KATATONIA: Montreal Photos Posted Online

Photos from KATATONIA's June 6 gig at the Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Patrick Dumas from The Darkest Hours NetRadio). Upcoming KATATONIA shows: Jun. 24 - On The Rocks - Helsinki, FIN Jun. 26 - Nummirock - Nummijärvi, FIN Jul. 03 - Rock the ...

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CANDIRIA: Entire New Album Streamed Online

CANDIRIA's official web site is currently streaming audio clips of all 10 tracks from the group's forthcoming album, "What Doesn't Kill You...", due on July 13 through Type A Records. Check it out here (click on "Jukebox"). "What Doesn't Kill You..." track listing: 01. Let The Dead Bury The Dead 02. The Nameless ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Passes Platinum Mark In Finland

NIGHTWISH have sold more than 30,000 copies of their new album, "Once", in Finland — enough for the CD to be certified platinum in the group's home country. A U.S. release date for the album has yet to be announced. NIGHTWISH will launch their world tour in support of "Once", dubbed "Once Upon A Tour ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: IRON MAIDEN To Tour In 2005

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com is reporting that MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson has confirmed during an appearance on the latest "Air Show" on BBC Scotland that the group will be touring in the summer 2005. It is expected that MAIDEN will be playing several festival dates next year since there has been no mention of ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Prepare To Kick Off Tour In Greensboro

Mike Kernels of Greensboro. North Carolina's News-Record.com reports: "The first of 12 tractor-trailers rumbled to a halt outside the Greensboro Coliseum around midnight Saturday. "Six hours later, it opened its doors to reveal black and silver containers. Lots of them, stacked high and tight. Each one handled as if it were a newborn. And on ...

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SYBREED, LYZANXIA, FREAKHOUSE To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Reality Entertainment, in conjunction with Metal Maniacs magazine and Epiphone Guitars will present the Harsh Reality Tour, a national tour beginning in September 2004 and featuring three of Reality's new artists: SYBREED, LYZANXIA and FREAKHOUSE. According to Reality CEO Warren Croyle, "The Harsh Reality Tour is designed to bring prominent exposure to three emerging Reality ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: Live Video Posted Online

Video footage of SEVEN WITCHES performing a new song, entitled "Metal Asylum", at the BW&BK Six Pack Weekend festival has been posted online at this location (Windows Media, 10 MB). "Metal Asylum" is set to be included on SEVEN WITCHES' fifth studio album, "Year of the Witch", due later in the year through ...

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