MELDRUM To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will enter the studio in June to record their as-yet-untitled sophomore album for a late 2002 release. Described on the group's official web site as brutalwith haunting melodies, the forthcoming CD will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Insomniac 02. Bite The Pillow 03. Purge ...

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HALFORD's Crucible Set For June 25th Release Through Metal-Is Records

HALFORD have set Crucible as the title of their sophomore studio CD, due through the Metal-Is label on June 25th (one day earlier in the European territory). Conceived in various American studios during the past 12 months, Crucible is the long-awaited studio follow-up to HALFORD's critically-acclaimed 2000 debut album, Resurrection. According to the band's official ...

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Final Bill For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival Revealed

Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, the only festival totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock and metal, is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: ENTOMBED OPETH DISMEMBER KATATONIA WITCHERY EVERGREY THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND ...

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MORIFADE To Tour Portugal, Spain In May

Sweden's MORIFADE will embark on a five-date tour of Portugal and Spain in May. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. MORIFADE released their second full-length album, entitled Imaginarium, on April 8th through Hammerheart Records. The band are also in negotiations with Hammerheart Records to have their previous three releases (Across the Starlit Sky ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET: AVANTASIA Part II Coming In August

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet is currently hard at work on the second part of his metal opera project dubbed AVANTASIA, which released a highly-acclaimed debut effort, entitled simply The Metal Opera, in November 2000. According to Sammet, touring with my main band EDGUY is such big fun, [but] in between traveling to the different continents, ...

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CENTINEX Recruit Permament Guitarist, Ink Management Deal

CENTINEX guitarist Johan Ahlberg, who held a session position in the group for several months, has now become a permanent member of the band. In other news, CENTINEX have signed a management deal with Dreamtide Music, a new Swedish management and booking agency, and they hope to book a small East European tour for late ...

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