VADER: Album Recording Postponed, New Drummer Announced

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "During the recording session of VADER's new album, [drummer] Doc met with an unfortunate accident at the studio. He seriously injured his hand and leg during the third day of working at Hertz. The band has been forced to cancel ...

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KATATONIA Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

KATATONIA are the latest band confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of bands current set to appear at the event is as follows: PAUL DI'ANNO U.D.O PAIN OF SALVATION AMON AMARTH MARDUK MALEVOLENT CREATION HATEBREED CALIBAN KATATONIA MORE THAN ...

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CANDLELIGHT And ARCTIC MUSIC GROUP Ink U.S. Distribution Agreement

Candlelight Records and Arctic Music Group have signed an agreement that will see all catalog and new releases from the Florida-based label distributed in the United States via Candlelight Records. The first new recordings to be made available via the agreement include Hungary's STEREOCHRIST and Finland's TOTAL DEVASTATION. Arctic President Scott Hecker says, "Arctic Music ...

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BLACK 'N BLUE To Complete New Album

BLACK 'N BLUE singer Jaime St. James has vowed to complete work on the band's new album, entitled "Hell Yeah!", in spite of the fact that he has just become a full-time member of WARRANT. "Hell Yeah!" is currently scheduled for a May European release through Z Records. In regards to touring, St. James says, ...

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GRIFFIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BĂ–HSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL CORPSE CATHEDRAL CHILDREN OF BODOM DEATH ...

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DEATHWITCH Undergo Lineup Changes, Prepare To Record New Material

Swedish "raw, bestial death metallers" DEATHWITCH have undergone "some changes in [their] lineup," according to a posting on the band's web site. The band will offer "no comment or information on the changes at the moment." In other news, the group are currently working on new material which they plan on recording later this year. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Action Figures On The Way

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com is reporting that NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has announced their new IRON MAIDEN line of action figures. It includes the following: * Iron Maiden A series of 7" action figures in planned along with limited edition large size resin statues and an 18" Eddie * 7" Iron ...

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