EPICA To Release New Single In Early May

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be releasing their third single, "Cry For the Moon", in early May. "Cry For the Moon" comes off EPICA's debut album, "The Phantom Agony", which was released last June through Transmission ...

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TEMPER: Former SPINESHANK Frontman Announces Hollywood Gig

TEMPER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former SPINESHANK singer Jonny Santos, will be performing at the Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd.) in West Hollywood on April 20. In addition to Santos, TEMPER's current lineup includes ex-THE FAMILY DOG members Matt Geiger (drums) and Rob Galvin (bass), plus relative unknowns Jeremy "Jermz" Harper (beat box) ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: Live Video Posted Online

A video of veteran Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY performing the track "Anthology of Death" live at The Brickyard in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 26 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (size: 11.7 MB). A studio recording of "Anthology of Death" originally appeared on the group's classic 1987 ...

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Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL: A Hell Of An Easter

John-Arne Ø. Gundersen of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that Oslo will be invaded by thousands of black clad extreme metal fans as the fourth Inferno festival takes place this Easter. Inferno is a major genre event, but organizers say there is no religious clash intended, the dates are really chosen to take advantage ...

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Report: Metalheads Rally Behind Ailing Girl

Maggie Downs of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Metal for Medicine, a benefit show featuring 10 Cincinnati metal bands, will take place on April 17 at Never on Sunday in Silverton, Ohio. All cover charges ($5) and raffle proceeds will go to Jessica Wiggins, a 3-year-old Batavia girl who suffers acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The ...

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ENTOMBED Guitarist Named 'Full-Time Member' Of DISFEAR

ENTOMBED's Uffe Cederlund has officially joined Swedish crust-metallers DISFEAR as a full-time member. Cederlund was previously involved with the group as their second touring guitarist. DISFEAR are currently hard at work on material for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. In the meantime, the band will embark on a European tour in ...

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Producer FLEMMING RASMUSSEN Talks About His Work With METALLICA

Record producer Flemming Rasmussen, who collaborated with METALLICA on three of their albums in the 1980s, was recently interviewed by Swedish radio station Sveriges Radio about work with the band. The Danish studio wizard, who stated that he is proud of his affiliation with METALLICA, revealed that he considers "Master Of Puppets" to be his ...

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