KATAKLYSM's MAURIZIO IACONO: "New Album Is My Favorite"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finished recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, "Shadows & Dust is without a doubt the most impressive KATAKLYSM release we've done. [Producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] has done and incredible job on the production side... ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Acquire Second Guitarist, Record BEHERIT Cover

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have added guitarist Nocturath to the group's line-up. The band, who are currently working on the material their next studio opus, entitled Occulus Infernum, for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Arctic Music, recently finished recording a cover of BEHERIT's "Black Arts" for an upcoming BEHERIT tribute CD ...

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KRISIUN Prepare To Record "Deadly True Death Metal Album"

Brazilian death metal gods KRISIUN are tentatively scheduled to complete the songwriting sessions for their next studio album at the end of this year for a mid-2003 release through Century Media Records. According to a message posted via the group's official web site, "it's gonna be a deadly true death metal album which will try ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Joins SAMMY HAGAR For Jam At Fresno Gig

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony joined ex-VH frontman SAMMY HAGAR and THE WABORITAS on stage at Selland Arena in Fresno, California on Thursday, June 27th, for renditions of several VAN HALEN classics, including "Top Of The World", "5150", "Why Can't This Be Love", and "Finish What Ya Started". Michael also laid the groove down for ...

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DRAGONLORD Announce European Mini-Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have announced the following European dates during August: Aug. 02 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 03 – BEL @ Eurorock Fest Aug. 04 – Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 Metal Days As previously reported, DRAGONLORD will be appearing at Bourbon Street ...

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RAGE, METALIUM Confirmed For Germany's BLIND GUARDIAN FESTIVAL

RAGE and METALIUM are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the Blind Guardian Festival, which is scheduled to take place at BGS Open Air Arena in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany on June 13-14, 2003. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: BLIND GUARDIAN A.O.K. BRAINSTORM FREEDOM CALL ...

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SUPERMASSIV Announce Hometown Gig

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have lined up a gig at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be FENIXDOWN, THE ELECTRIK SHOES, ...

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