ENTOMBED Confirm Bassist's Departure

Sweden's ENTOMBED have issued an official statement confirming the departure of bassist Jörgen Sandström (as first reported here yesterday). According to the statement, "Jörgen has decided to quit touring and left the band on good terms. [However] this does not mean that Jörgen will leave the music business as he is still a ...

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DESECRATION Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Brutal Welsh death metallers DESECRATION are the latest act confirmed for NRW Deathfest, a two-day festival set to take place September 17-18 in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen), Germany. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at the festival is as follows: DESECRATION (Wales) IMMERSED IN BLOOD (Sweden) PURGATORY (Germany) DEPRESSION (Germany) IMPURE (Germany) JACK ...

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ST. LUCIFER To Release Promotional CD In May

ST. LUCIFER, the new Austrian metal band featuring former ABIGOR members Peter Kubik (guitars), Silenius (vocals, ex-SUMMONING) and Moritz Neuner (drums, SHADOWCAST, DARKWELL), are scheduled to release their first demo/promo CD in May. The disc will be used primarily for promotional purposes, but a limited amount will be available for purchase via the group's soon-to-be-launched ...

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METALLICA And LINKIN PARK Confirmed To Headline DOWNLOAD 2004

The organizers of the U.K.'s Download Festival have confirmed that METALLICA and LINKIN PARK will headline this year's event. LINKIN PARK will top the bill at Donington on 5 June, while METALLICA will close the festivities the following day. Due to the success of last year's debut Download Festival, Download will be going on the ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Stage One-Off Show In Thailand

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will play a one-off headline show on January 29 in Bangkok, Thailand before kicking off their Japanese tour with HELLOWEEN on January 31. Here are the details of the venue and contact address for Thailand: The Rock Pub 93/26-28 Payathai Road, Rachtaevee Bangkok 10400 Tel : +(66)-2208-9664 Other shows: ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Tonight's Show Cancelled!

The IRON MAIDEN show on Tuesday, January 27 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City has been cancelled due to an error in the confirmation of the venue between promoter Clear Channel Entertainment and the venue. "The band made every conceivable effort to reverse the scheduling error which would have allowed the fourth sold-out ...

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PERZONAL WAR Set Release Date For 'Faces'

Germany's PERZONAL WAR have set an April 19 European release date through AFM Records for their fourth full-length album, "Faces". The follow-up to 2002's "Different But The Same" will contain 10 to 13 songs and will include "lots of heavy guitars and catchy melodies," according to a posting on the band's web site. PERZONAL WAR ...

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ARISE To Enter Studio In August

Swedish death/thrash metal band ARISE will enter StudioMega in August/September to begin recording their third album. The follow-up to 2003's "Kings Of The Cloned Generation" is tentatively due in early 2005 through Spinefarm Records. Upcoming ARISE shows: May 22 - 2000 Decibel Festival - Bengtsfors, SWE Jun. 05 – Westgothafestivalen - Trollhättan, SWE Jul. 31 ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer KEVIN DUBROW To Play Acoustic Show

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow will be playing his first solo/acoustic show at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, February 2. The show is part of The Palms "Rock The Lounge" series that takes place in the hotel's Palapa Lounge. DuBrow will be performing acoustic versions of QUIET RIOT classics and a ...

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