THE FORSAKEN: 'Traces of the Past' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Century Media Records has set a June 29 U.S. release date for the third full-length album from Swedish death metallers THE FORSAKEN. Titled "Traces of the Past", the follow-up to 2002's "Arts Of Desolation" was recorded at Studio Abyss with producer/engineer Tommy Tägtgren and marks the recording debut with the group of new bassist Stefan ...

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WISDOM To Support EUROPE In Budapest

Hungarian "traditional" metallers WISDOM will be supporting EUROPE at their July 5 gig at Budapest's Petofi Hall. As previously reported, WISDOM have completed work on their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. A video for the track "Strain of Madness", filmed over a month ago in Budapest, can be ...

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SYMPHONY X Begin Work On New Album

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X are preparing to enter the studio to write their next CD, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The band "will be giving bi-weekly (or so) studio reports with news and pictures as the writing process progresses." As previously reported, SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo will be sharing his ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Special Guest Appearance Planned

20-year-old Tennessee singer-songwriter Lennon Murphy (web site) has reportedly been enlisted to record a guest appearance for the new CRADLE OF FILTH album, "Nymphetamine", tentatively due this summer through Roadrunner Records. The as-yet-undisclosed cut is said to be the projected first single from the CD. No further information is available at this time. ...

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ANVIL: Quebec Dates Announced

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced two dates in Quebec in late August. The details are as follows: Aug. 28 - Rimouski, QUE @ Bar Chez Pull Centre Ville, Cactus Show Bar Aug. 29 - Quebec City, QUE @ L'Arlequin As previously reported, ANVIL will be teaming up with RAZOR and EXCITER for a one-off ...

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SCORPIONS, TESLA To Team Up For U.S. Tour?

TESLA are rumored to be planning an eight-week U.S. tour with the SCORPIONS starting mid-October. A three-band bill is reportedly being planned, with TESLA occupying the middle slot and an as-yet-undisclosed opener. No further information is currently available. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: Tour Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 08 - Stockholm, SWE - Chinese Theater Jun. 10 - Helsinki, FIN - House of Culture Jun. 13 - St Petersburg, RUS - Oktyabrskiy Concert Hall Jun. 17 ...

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Australia's BLOODLUST IV 2004 Festival: More Details Announced

More information has been released regarding the upcoming Bloodlust IV 2004 festival, set to be held July 3 at the Blacktown RSL in Sydney, Australia. Described as Australia's premier all-ages extreme metal festival, Bloodlust IV 2004 will feature performances from the following groups: DEEDS OF FLESH PSYCROPTIC ASTRIAAL GOSPEL OF THE HORNS DARKLORD ATOMIZER ABOMINATOR ...

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