ANCIENT WISDOM Readying Fourth Album For Late 2002 Release

Swedish black metallers ANCIENT WISDOM are in the process of writing the material for their fourth full-length CD, tentatively entitled Universal Annihilation, for a December 2002 release through Avantgarde Music. “An album filled with massive darkness and atmosphere can be expected,” according to the band's official web site. In other news, ANCIENT WISDOM have, for ...

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BRITNY FOX: Cover-Bound

BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith's band RAZAMANAZ will have a track called "Feel It" included on the Perris Records compilation called Hollywood Hairspray. RAZAMANAZ will also have a full-length, 15-song CD that was recorded in the early/mid 1990's out in July on Perris. In related news, BRITNY FOX frontman Tommy Paris will be on ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Toxicity" Gets A Makeover

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have reissued their double-platinum album, Toxicity, with a DVD enhancement that includes live concert footage of the tracks "Chop Suey!", "Prison Song" and "Bounce". Also featured are the music video for the album's title track and a metallic rendering of the original cover art. The limited-edition release was made available on ...

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KREATOR: European Summer Festival Attack!

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have lined up the following summer festival appearances: May 31 – Offenbach, GER @ Stadthalle (w/EDGUY) Jun. 03 – Busan, South Korea @ Busan International Rock Jun. 08 – Milano, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 22 – Bergum, NETH @ Waldrock Jul. 05 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Jul. 07 ...

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DORO European Dates Announced

DORO will perform the following gigs during the coming months: May 04 – Düsseldorf, GER - Polo Festival Unplugged May 10 – Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob May 17 – Prague, CZ - Rock Café SEVEN Release Party May 26 – Brussels, BEL - Metal Convention Jun. 05 – Flensburg, GER - Roxy Jun. 07 – ...

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MANTICORA To Issue "Hyperion" In October

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Hyperion, at Aabenraa studios with producer Jacob Hansen (i.e. RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, ANCIENT, ILLDISPOSED, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), for an October release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Mixed at Jailhouse studios by Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, BEYOND TWILIGHT), the forthcoming CD is a ...

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Seattle's MINDSHAKER Among Artists Confirmed For CRUEFEST 2002

Seattle's MINDSHAKER are among the artists confirmed for the Second Annual Cruefest fundraiser for the Skylar Neil Foundation (named after MOTLEY CRUE frontman Vince Neil's deceased daughter), which is scheduled to take place on June 8th at the Whiskey in Hollywood, California. Other artists scheduled to appear are CHESHIRE GRIN, HORI-MONO, LOVE HAMMERS, ROCKET AJAX, ...

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