OTEP: 'Warhead' Video Posted Online

A video for the new OTEP song "Warhead" can now be viewed at the group's official web site, www.otep.com. "Warhead" comes off OTEP's forthcoming sophomore album, "House of Secrets", due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A streaming audio version of the song is also available at the site. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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HIBRIA: Debut Album Mixed By IRON SAVIOR's PIET SIELCK

Brazilian heavy metallers HIBRIA have finished mixing and mastering their debut album, "Defying the Rules", with Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR) at a studio in Germany. A release date for the CD has yet to be announced. Based out of Porto Alegre, HIBRIA play traditional metal in the vein of HELLOWEEN and JUDAS PRIEST. The songs ...

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EDENBRIDGE, SEASON'S END Confirmed For BLOODSTOCK Warm-Up Party

EDENBRIDGE, SEASON'S END and an as-yet-undetermined third band will be performing at the Bloodstock Festival warm-up party on Thursday, September 2 at Junktion 7 in Nottingham, England. Tickets are limited to 150 and available for £7.50 by calling 0115 9855251. The 2004 installment of the U.K.'s Bloodstock Festival is set to take place September 3-4 ...

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ION VEIN Pull Out Of UPSTATE METAL FEST

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN were forced to pull out of this weekend's Upstate Metal Fest due to an unfortunate accident in which their bassist broke his hand. "We've tried to find a replacement for the gig but there simply just isn't enough time to make it happen," the band said in a statement. "We ...

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URKRAFT: New Album Track Posted Online

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have posted the track "At the Border of The Known World" in MP3 format at their official web site. Download it at this location. "At the Border of The Known World" comes off the group's debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", which was released in March through Germany's Cartel Media. ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Hold Release Party For Solo Debut

HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans will hold a release party for his solo project, CANS, on Saturday, May 8 at the Metallterrassen Club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Joacim will act as DJ, and the evening will also include a performance by the "all-star" band METAL MONARCHS, featuring HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak as well as a number of ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR To Play Helsinki Club As Part Of TUSKA FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR will be playing at the Tavastia club in Helsinki on Friday, July 16 as part of this year's Tuska Festival. As previously reported, PAIN CONFESSOR will enter the studio on May 7 to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in the fall through the Finnish label Megamania. A live recording ...

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TOMAS LINDBERG Says He Had Nothing In Common With THE CROWN

In a recent interview with Holland's Lords of Metal, former AT THE GATES/current THE GREAT DECEIVER frontman Tomas Lindberg spoke very openly about his relatively brief tenure as the singer for the now-defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN. "They see life in a totally different way than I do," Lindberg said. "Totally opposite [to] how I ...

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Former SLEEP Members Launch New Band

Former SLEEP members Al Cisneros (bass/vocals) and Chris Haikus (drums) have formed a brand-new two-piece band called OM, according to StonerRock.com. "The hallmarks of OM are mondo drums with the greatest sonic bass waves this side of the giant black hole drone found in our galaxy," according to a posting on the site. ...

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