PECCATUM Complete Work On 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", through Mnemosyne Records during the coming weeks. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed at Symphonique studio and was produced and engineered by Ihriel and Ihsahn. Mastering duties were handled at ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION, KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

MALEVOLENT CREATION, KATAKLYSM and DEW-SCENTED are among the acts confirmed for Up From The Ground Open Air festival, set to be held August 27-28 in Gem√ľnden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The following bands are scheduled to appear at the festival so far: AGATHODAIMON BLO.TORCH CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DAVIDIAN DESASTER DEW-SCENTED DISBELIEF FINAL BREATH GRAVEWORM GUERRILLA KATAKLYSM LUNATIC DICTATOR MALEVOLENT ...

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NIGHTWISH Announce Opening Acts For Record-Release Show

NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be supported by DUNCES and TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS at their special record-release show on May 22 at Kitee Icehall in Finland. According to the band, "NIGHTWISH will spend more money than never before for the lights and pyros [and] there will be plenty of foreign and Finnish ...

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MORGION Confirmed For TEMPLARS OF DOOM Festival

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have been confirmed for Templars Of Doom - The First Crusade, an all-doom metal festival set to take place Saturday, June 19 at Rehearsal Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. The band will play a 50-minute set featuring songs off their brand-new release, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth", due on April 27 through ...

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POISON Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be embarking on an eight-week solo tour beginning March 31, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates for the tour take Bret Michaels through the Midwest and East coast through April, with additional dates to follow. The tour will return to such venues as Jaxx in Springfield, VA, Exit/In in Nashville, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Greatest Hits' Cover Posted Online

MusicTap.net has posted what is believed to be the official artwork for GUNS N' ROSES' upcoming "Greatest Hits" CD, due on March 23 through Geffen Records. Check it out here. "Greatest Hits", originally due last November before being pulled from the release schedule for reasons that were never clarified, will contain the following ...

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THE GATHERING: Toronto Date Canceled

THE GATHERING's second Toronto show (Feb. 14), originally announced on Wednesday (Feb. 11) as a last-minute replacement for their canceled New York (L'Amour) date, has been called off "due to unreasonable demands and a breakdown in communications between THE GATHERING's management and the promoter." No further information is available at this time. THE GATHERING's next ...

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Former TWILIGHT OPHERA Singer Passes Away

Former TWILIGHT OPHERA vocalist Sauli Lehtisaari (a.k.a. Sauli Karkkunen) passed away on Thursday, February 12. "The band and friends would like to take a part of grief for Sauli's two young daughters, wife and relatives," the group write in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Everything came as a sudden strike for everyone, Sauli was ...

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RUSH To Announce 30th Anniversary Tour Dates This Week

RUSH will be announcing the dates for their 30th Anniversary Tour on Tuesday, February 17 via their official web site, Rush.com. The band's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee unveiled plans to mark their 30th anniversary year by hitting the road for a major global concert tour in 2004 during a special appearance on the nationally ...

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