HAMMERFALL To Release Two Versions Of Single

Sweden's HAMMERFALL will issue their new single, "Hearts On Fire", in two separate versions — "a regular audio single, of course, but also a DVD single with a 'Behind The Scenes' feature of the video recording (among other extra goodies)," according to guitarist Oscar Dronjak. Both are expected to receive a European release on September ...

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FEAR FACTORY Bassist Assumes Guitarist Role In Revamped Band

Christian Olde Wolbers, who handled the bass duties in FEAR FACTORY for the last nine years of the group's existence, has assumed the role of guitarist in the newly-revamped version of the band, which also includes drummer Raymond Herrera and vocalist Burton C. Bell, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The trio — who are still contractually ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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THE CULT Line Up West Coast Dates

THE CULT are apparently bouncing back to action with the announcement of upcoming live shows on the west coast in October. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Oct. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre A Los Angeles date at ...

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NEVERMORE's WARREL DANE: New Album Will Contain 'Only One Ballad'

During an online chat conducted on Sunday, August 25th, NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane revealed that the group's forthcoming CD, entitled Enemies Of Reality, will contain "only one ballad", because "it's time to get as heavy as possible for NEVERMORE." The singer also indicated that the album is tentatively due to be released in February 2003, ...

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FIREBIRD Complete Work On New CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled album at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden for a late 2002 release. 12 tracks in total were recorded, with the European release likely to contain 10 cuts and the Japanese version (via JVC Records) to include a bonus song. ...

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ELVENKING Part Ways With Singer

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have parted ways with singer Damnagoras a little over a week prior to the band's scheduled appearance at Bloodstock 2002 festival in Derby, UK. "The decision was taken by mutual consent," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site. "ELVENKING did their very best to find a ...

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