ROSTOK VAMPIRES Confirmed For KAMEN OPEN AIR

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have been confirmed to appear at the Kamen Open Air festival, which is scheduled to be held in Kamen, Germany on September 7th. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Set Release Date For New Single, Full-Length Album

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will release their new single, "By The Grace Of God" b/w "Red Light", on September 9th. The group's new 13-track album, By The Grace Of God, will be released on September 18th through Universal Music. To check ...

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KATAKLYSM To Launch Fresh Touring Campaign, Pursue Outside Projects

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have just returned from the Death Across America tour and are preparing to embark on a full-scale coast to coast Canadian tour in September/October, with support coming via Montreal's NECRONOMICON and Toronto's BLOOD OF CHRIST. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. According to an official press release, the Shadows ...

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INVOCATOR Ink Deal With SCARLET RECORDS

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and will issue their fourth full-length album — the group's first eight years — in late 2002. Produced and engineered by mainman Jacob Hansen (who named the knobs for RAUNCHY's excellent Velvet Noise CD, among others), the as-yet-untitled album will include 11 tracks, ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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DREAM EVIL, FULL STRIKE Live Videos Posted Online

Live video clips of DREAM EVIL and FULL SRIKE, filmed during the two bands' performances at Göteborgskalaset on Heden in Göteborg, Sweden on August 12th, can be viewed at this location. DREAM EVIL feature in their ranks acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw ...

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GENIUS Rock Opera: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged concerning the release of the hugely-awaited first episode of the GENIUS Rock Opera, written and performed by the Italian musician Daniele Liverani, known for his work with the prog-metal Italian heroes, EMPTY TREMOR. The cast of characters includes the following: Mark Boals (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE) as "Genius" Lana Lane ...

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PUNGENT STENCH To Embark On HOLY INQUISITION 2002 Tour

Reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH are set to embark on the Holy Inquisition 2002 tour later in the month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 08 – Warsaw, POL @ Przestrzen Graffenberga Sep. 09 – Brest, BEL @ Zio Pepe Sep. 10 – Minsk, BEL @ Minsk Sep. 12 – Yaroslavl, RUS @ Partizan ...

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