REVEREND Confirmed For Holland's BLACK ROSE FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. The organizers of this festival will also be booking additional concerts featuring REVEREND in Germany and Belgium. Exact dates and venues will be ...

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HATESPHERE's 'Bloodred Hatred' To Receive European Release

Danish "melo-thrash-death-metal" act HATESPHERE, featuring RAUNCHY drummer Morten Toft Hansen, will release their second album, Bloodred Hatred, on September 30th through Italy's Scarlet Records. A North American deal has yet to be secured for the effort. Two MP3 clips from the album can be downloaded from the following locations: 01. Believer 02.

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MESHUGGAH Breaking New Ground With 'Nothing'

MESHUGGAH recently became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard Top 200, landing at #165 with their latest effort, Nothing. They also secured spots on a few other Billboard charts including #30 on the Hard Music chart, #9 at the Core Hard Music stores and #6 on the ...

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HANOI ROCKS: UK, Italian Dates Announced

The reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the following European dates during November: Nov. 03 - Milton Keynes, UK @ TBA Nov. 04 - TBA, UK Nov. 06 - Dudley, UK @ TBA Nov. 07 - Bradford, UK @ TBA Nov. 08 - Newcastle, UK Telewest Arena Nov. 10 - Sheffield, UK @ TBA ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Speaks Out On DISSECTION Collaboration

Ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun recently commented on the prospect of uniting with another former convict, DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit, for the first DISSECTION album since Storm of the Light's Bane, which is tentatively due to be recorded next year for a 2004 release. In an interview published at the Walls Of Fire web site, ...

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OPETH Commence Mixing Process For 'Deliverance'

OPETH are due to commence the mixing process for their new album, Deliverance, today (Sunday, September 8th) at producer Andy Sneap's Backstage studio in the UK for an October 28th release. As previously reported, Deliverance will contain the "heavier" material recently laid down as part of a two-album project in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Steven ...

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Y&T Cancel San Diego Show

The reformed Y&T have cancelled their previously-announced show at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on November 10th due to concerns over the venue's sound system. Commented mainman Dave Meniketti: "We received an email the other day from a fan about the venue Brick By Brick in San Diego. He mentioned how he had ...

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THE BLUEPRINT Record Debut EP

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have completed the recordings for their debut EP, entitled Zero*Zero*One, with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) at his Backstage facility. The tracks tentatively ...

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