INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup for this year's Inferno Festival — set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway — has been announced. It is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORYM AETURNUS ÁSMEGIN DECAPITATED DEFILED DIMENSION F3H DISIPLIN ENSLAVED FORGERY GORGOROTH HELHEIM HOLY MOSES KHOLD KONKHRA MANES MANIFEST MAYHEM ...

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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New 1970 Audience Tape Unearthed

Led-Zeppelin.com reports: "Easily one of the most exciting new tapes unearthed ever features [LED ZEPPELIN's] last concert of 1970 — the 2 1/2 hour evening performance at Madison Square Garden (9/19/70). Not only is it likely the best show of the tour, it contains an unusual setlist with some surprises including a thunderous rendition of ...

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SACRED CRUCIFIX Sign With POISON ARROW RECORDS

Reunited Finnish death metallers SACRED CRUCIFIX have inked a two-album deal with Poison Arrow Records. The group will enter the studio in March to record their full-length debut, tentatively due late summer. The quartet — who consist of Janne Kela (drums), Miku Mertanen (bass & vocals), Tommi Määttä (guitars) and Sami Taimela (guitar) — have ...

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SLIPKNOT For OZZFEST 2004?

SLIPKNOT are strongly rumored have secured a slot at this year's Ozzfest. No further details are currently available. The Iowa-based nine-piece are currently finishing up the recording of their as-yet-untitled new album with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, AUDIOSLAVE). A brand new SLIPKNOT track, entitled "Don't Get Close", will be featured in ...

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INTENSE To Release New Album In March

English power metallers INTENSE have inked a deal with Italy's Underground Symphony Records. The group's sophomore album, "Second Sight", was recorded at the renowned Thin Ice Studios in Surrey with producer Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) and is scheduled for a late March release. The French pressing of the CD will surface in late February through NTS ...

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