NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive Major-Label Release In The U.S.

Finland's NIGHTWISH are in final negotiations with an as-yet-undisclosed major label for the North American release of the band's latest album, "Once". A U.S. release date for the CD has yet to be announced. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" topped the pan-European album chart last week for the second time since the album's ...

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HATEBREED To Support SLIPKNOT, SLAYER In Europe

HATEBREED will be supporting SLIPKNOT and SLAYER in Europe from September 20 through October 24. HATEBREED will also be doing a bunch of off-day shows, including make-up shows in Greece and Bulgaria. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, HATEBREED have posted a message on their official web site apologizing to ...

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INNERWISH Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Greek heavy metal band INNERWISH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 8, 2005 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. INNERWISH's most recent album, "Silent Faces", was recorded at G Studio in Athens, Greece between November 2002 and March 2003 and was mixed and mastered by C. ...

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THE GATHERING To Take Time Off To Write And Record New Album

Holland's THE GATHERING will take "a long time off" following their final tour dates of 2004 in December to concentrate on writing and recording their next studio album. The band, who postponed their previously announced North American tour to sometime next year, are not expected to return to the concert stage until September 2005. THE ...

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FUELBLOODED Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

Dutch melodic death/thrash metallers FUELBLOODED (formerly SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) are currently recording their debut album, "Inflict The Inevitable", with producer Stephen van Haestregt (WITHIN TEMPTATION). "Inflict the Inevitable" will feature nine songs and will surface later this year through an as-yet-undetermined label. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. Hate of a ...

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INFINITED HATE: New Album To Feature Appearance By SCARVE Drummer

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have set "Heaven Termination" as the title of their sophomore album, to be released through Displeased Records. The follow-up to the group's 2004 debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", will feature a guest appearance by SCARVE drummer Dirk Verbeuren. In other news, INFINITED HATE's ...

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THE PROPHECY Part Ways With Keyboardist, Seek Replacement

U.K.-based doomsters THE PROPHECY have parted ways with keyboardist Katie Colbrook and are currently seeking a replacement. "Any budding keyboard players please get in touch for an audition," the band write on their web site. "Contact details can be found on the booking page or you can PM the band through the Doom-metal.com ...

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SUNRIDE Line Up ENTOMBED Support Slot, Demo New Track

Finland's SUNRIDE will be supporting ENTOMBED at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, August 13. Also appearing on the bill will be ROTTEN SOUND. In other news, SUNRIDE recently entered Seawolf Studios in Helsinki to demo a brand new track, called "Colourblinded". "The song turned out so good (has easily the best sound ever in ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer Welcomes Addition To Family

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono and his wife have announced the birth of their son, Angelo Iacono. He was born on July 15 at 2:50 p.m., weighed in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and is in "great health," according to a posting on the band's web site. In other news, KATAKLYSM will be headlining the Fit ...

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