BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's CATANESE Auctioning Off Guitars Via EBAY

Two guitars previously owned and played by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Nick Catanese are currently being auctioned off via eBay. The Gibson Goth SG and a Gibson Explorer guitars come with a letter of authenticity, a signed photo and a personally signed backplate. The Explorer auction ends Sept. 18, while the Goth SG auction concludes Sept. ...

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SUNRIDE To Enter Studio In November

Finland's SUNRIDE have completed the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled third album. "We will be entering Seawolf Studios (AMORPHIS, THE CURE, HANOI ROCKS) in Helsinki, Finland at the end of November," the band write in their latest newsletter. "The disc will be recorded, mixed and mastered with our own sound guy, Mikko, and produced, as ...

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AMON AMARTH Break German Top 40

AMON AMARTH's latest CD, "Fate Of Norns", has entered the German Media Control Top 100 chart at position No. 31 and Austria's Media Control album chart at No. 56. The German debut marks the highest chart entry in Germany to date for the group's label, Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to last year's "Versus the ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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STARRATS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will release their debut CD, "Broken Halo", on September 16 through Adrenaline Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Demon 02. Warrior Soul 03. Days of New Thunder 04. Open Wound, Closed Fist 05. Mountain of Disbelief 06. Stars and Lines 07. Losing All Is Freedom ...

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IMPIETY, ATOMIZER, VIDSYN To Team Up For European Tour

Singaporean/Mexican metallers IMPIETY, now featuring drummer Oscar Garcia (HACAVITZ, ex-RAVAGER) and lead guitarists Antimo (HACAVITZ, ex-RAVAGER, DISGORGE) and Eduardo Guevara (HACAVITZ, BLOODREAPING), will be headlining the "Paramount Evil European Assault Tour 2004" beginning in mid-October. Support at all shows will come from ATOMIZER and VIDSYN. Tentative dates are as follows: Oct. 16 – London, UK ...

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KOTIPELTO, AFTER FOREVER To Support NIGHTWISH At Special Helsinki Show

KOTIPELTO (featuring STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto) and AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed as the support bands for NIGHTWISH at their special show in Helsinki, Finland on December 26. The concert will take place at the 8,000-capacity old Icehall and will feature hour-long performances from both support acts. NIGHTWISH are tentatively scheduled to play a two-hour ...

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SAURON: New Album Delayed

The release date of SAURON's second full-length album, "For A Dead Race", has been pushed back to October 21 from the previously announced September 20. The delay is being blamed on "manufacturing matters." The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth", "For A Dead Race" was recorded at Double Noise Studio and is said to be ...

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