ARCH ENEMY, NASUM, KATATONIA Nominated For MANIFEST Award

ARCH ENEMY, NASUM, KATATONIA, CULT OF LUNA and BURST are nominated for a Manifest award in the category "Best Hard Rock/Punk." The event will take place at Debaser in Stockholm on January 29 at 8:00 p.m. CET. The Manifest Awards are being held by SOM (Svenska Oberoende Musikproducenter) (Swedish Independent Musicproducers), an organization that consists ...

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Holland's NEW AEON MEDIA: Supporting The Heavy Metal Underground

Holland's Karmageddon Media has launched a brand-new sub-division label, dubbed New Aeon Media, as a way to "support the [heavy metal] underground," according to an official press release. The first three signings to the label are FINAL DAWN from Finland (described as a "mix of ROTTING CHRIST, SENTENCED and older MEGADETH"), RIBSPREADER ("unbelievable old-school Swedish ...

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DECEIVER To Record Debut Mini-CD In May

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring members of MAZE OF TORMENT and SERPENT OBSCENE, will enter The Abyss studio in May with producer Tommy Tägtgren for the recording of their debut mini-CD. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released through the Singaporean label Konqueror Records in August. The band's music is being described as "the hard ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: Debut CD, DVD In The Works

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will be playing a few shows during January in Atlanta, Columbia, and Spartanburg before taking a short break to finish up the writing and recording of their debut album, tentatively due later in the year. In addition, the ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Line Up European Tour Dates

LIMP BIZKIT have reportedly lined up the following European tour dates in February/March: Feb. 27 – Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavillion Mar. 05 – Frankfurt, GER @ Jahrhunderthalle Mar. 07 – Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle Mar. 12 – Hannover, GER @ Stadionsporthalle Mar. 13 – Düsseldorf, GER @ Philipshalle Mar. 18 – München, GER @ ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Vow To Uphold The 'Bad-Ass' Legacy Of PANTERA

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN members Vinnie Paul (drums) and Dimebag Darrell (guitar) recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the demise of PANTERA and the upcoming release of DAMAGEPLAN's debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked what their expectations are for an album that, like most of PANTERA's recorded output, is being issued through Elektra Records, Vinnie ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

As first predicted here on Dec. 22, SLIPKNOT have now officially cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. An official statement from the festival organizers has attributed the cancellation to the band's desire to ...

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CATHEDRAL Announce Dates In Greece, Sweden

U.K.-based cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 24 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Ydrogios Club Jan. 25 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin 205 Jan. 31 - Stockholm, SWE @ The Shrine (w/ KRUX) As previously reported, CATHEDRAL's follow-up to last year's "The VIIth Coming" is tentatively due in the ...

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