THUNDERSTONE To Play Special Gig In Helsinki

THUNDERSTONE's concert at On the Rocks in Helsinki, Finland on March 3 will be "a very special show featuring acoustic versions (!) of THUNDERSTONE favorites, rare songs, killer covers and special guests!" according to a posting on the band's web site. "We are planning to make this an annual event, so be there to witness ...

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BLOODSHED Complete Work On New Promo CD

Swedish death/black metallers BLOODSHED have fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Italian label Code666 Productions and are currently seeking a new record deal. The band, who released an EP ("Skullcrusher", 2001) and a full-length album ("Inhabitants of Dis", 2002) through Code666, have completed work on a three-song promotional CD, entitled "Blade Eleventh". An MP3 will ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Support W.A.S.P. In The U.K.

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will be supporting W.A.S.P. on their upcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Garage - Glasgow, UK May 05 - MDH - Manchester, UK May 06 - Rio's - Bradford, UK May 07 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK May 08 - Rock City - ...

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WOLF Sign European Deal With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish metallers WOLF have signed a European deal with Germany's Massacre Records. The group's third full-length album, "Evil Star", will be released on April 26 and will include two bonus tracks. A U.S. release through Prosthetic Records is expected on April 27. The follow-up to 2002's "Black Wings" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) ...

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BALD DAISY: Audio Preview Available Online

BALD DAISY, the "dark/ambient narcotic metal band" led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have posted a preview of their debut album, titled "Ethereality", at their official web site. "Ethereality" features artwork by Bowen and was recorded using a "brainwave synchronizer" which is "an effect that spatially cycles stereo sounds in a manner that, when ...

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SOULBENDER: New T-Shirts Available

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are making brand-new t-shirts available for order via Wilton's official web site. "All shirts will be $18.99 plus shipping & handling," according to Michael's webmaster. "I believe the shipping will ...

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VISION DIVINE Ink Deal With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the international release (excluding Italy and Asia) of their third album, "Stream Of Consciousness". The follow-up to 2001's "Send Me An Angel" features new singer Michele Luppi, "an amazing talented voice that fits ...

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RUNNING WILD: New Interviews Posted Online

RUNNING WILD's official web site has posted brand-new interviews with the band's former drummer Jörg Michael (ex-STRATOVARIUS) as well as current members Bernd Aufermann (guitar) and Matthias Liebetruth (drums). Check them out: Jörg, Bernd, Matthias. RUNNING WILD's last release was the two-disc compilation of re-recorded classics, "20 Years In ...

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