EMPEROR To Release Anthology In March

Defunct Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will release a posthumous anthology, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March 2003. The double-disc set, which was compiled by the band themselves, will feature rare and unreleased tracks, and will come in a limited-edition slipcase. The track listing for the collection is ...

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HALFORD To Issue Japan-Only EP

HALFORD will release a Japan-only mini-album on Jan. 22, 2003. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. She (previously unreleased in Japan) 02. Fugitive (previously unreleased in Japan) 03. Betrayal (video clip) 04. In The Morning (video clip) The EP's release will coincide with HALFORD's upcoming Japanese tour, which is scheduled ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Finish Tracking Sophomore CD

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have finished tracking their sophomore album in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). The as-yet-untitled effort, which is due through Bieler Bros./MCA Records in the spring, will contain the following track listing: 01. Go 02. So Clear 03. Pattern 04. Drain Me 05. The Plan 06. ...

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COREY TAYLOR: 'SLIPKNOT Has One More Album Left In It'

Vocalist Corey Taylor recently told Canada's MuchMusic that SLIPKNOT will have a shorter future than his other band, STONE SOUR. "The great thing about SLIPKNOT is it is one of those bands that if it hangs out too long, it will not be cool at all," Taylor said. "So we do what we do with ...

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Former MISFITS Frontman Launches New Band

Former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves has teamed up with guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER) in an as-yet-unnamed new band which is currently rehearsing and writing original material. Plans exist for the group to record a demo in the next few ...

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KAMELOT Secure Japanese Release For 'Epica'

Florida-based melodic metal gods KAMELOT have secured a Japanese release for their latest CD, "Epica". The group's new masterpiece will be issued in Japan on Feb. 19, 2003 through Pony Canyon Records. A Japanese tour may follow later in the spring/summer. ...

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BIOHAZARD: 'The New Album Is Not Patriotic'

Hardcore/metal veterans BIOHAZARD have rejected claims that their latest album, "Kill Or Be Killed", has pro-war sentiment. "The new album is not patriotic," guitarist Billy Graziadei explained. "I don't feel that war is the answer, although President Bush seems intent on it. September 11's events changed the world forever. We realized we weren't untouchable and ...

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FINNTROLL Announce New Singer

Finland's FINNTROLL have enlisted singer Tapio Wilska as the permanent replacement for Katla, who was forced to step down as vocalist earlier in the year due to problems with his vocal cords. Wilska had previously fronted a number of acts, including SETHIAN and WIZZARD, and had done session work with several high-profile Finnish groups, such ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Official Statement Regarding U.K. Show Postponement

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued an official statement regarding the postponement of their U.K. dates, originally scheduled to take place later in the month. The statement reads as follows: "CRADLE OF FILTH have had to postpone their three December live shows due to ill health. Unfortunately, [vocalist] Dani [Filth] has been diagnosed with a respiratory ...

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