EVERGREY Confirmed For ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

According to Inside Out Records, Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the openers for the upcoming ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM North American Tour. Although Jon Schaffer's (ICED EARTH) back injury may affect the confirmed dates, the current itinerary is as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Hard At Work On New Album

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS are continuing work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Shadows In The Mirror", tentatively due later in the year through Edgerunner Records. "Nearly all the instruments are done," the band write on their web site. "What's remaining now is the bass, vocals and some guest vocals. So far we are very ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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FINNTROLL Album Pushed Back A Week

FINNTROLL's new full-length album, "Nattfödd", will be released in Europe (excluding Finland) on April 26 — one week later than originally announced. A Finnish release is expected on April 13. The band will still be issuing a five-song EP, "Trollhammaren", on March 15 through Century Media Records. Both records were recorded and mixed at Sundicoop ...

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THE DARKNESS Frontman's 'School Of Rock'

The Sun reports THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins, who studied for a National Diploma in Music Technology at Huddersfield Technical College, wants to spend around $186,000 of his $3.7 million fortune on creating the Justin Hawkins Studio at the college. "Justin rang a couple of weeks ago to catch up," his former tutor Rick Cocker ...

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RESUSCITATOR Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

California-based "dark occult blackened death metal" act RESUSCITATOR have signed a deal with Holland's Displeased Records/From Beyond Productions. The group's first release through Displeased will be a re-issue of their debut full-length album, "Cursed Visions From His Infernal Realm" (2003), due this spring. A new full-length album, tentatively titled "A Warrior's Death", will follow later ...

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Finland: The Most 'Heavy Metal' Country In The World?

Heavy metal/hard rock music continues to thrive in Finland, where bands like CHILDREN OF BODOM regularly top the chart with their single and full-length releases. Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared on the Finnish Pop Album (Top 120) chart for the week ending February 21, 2004: 04. EVANESCENCE – "Fallen" 12. DIABLO – ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Record New Album In March

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH are scheduled to enter Sunlight Studio in Stockholm on March 6 with producer Tomas Skogsberg (THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, BACKYARD BABIES) to begin recording their new album, "Smashed On Arrival", tentatively due in June via Germany's Silverdust Records. The band had previously released four albums on the White Jazz label. "Smashed On Arrival" will ...

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