CRASH MUSIC Inks Digital Deal With NAPSTER

Crash Music, Inc. today announced that they have signed a non-exclusive agreement for digital distribution for the companies catalog with Napster. Crash joins those from major labels and other prominent independents to be carried on the new version of Napster. "We are very excited to be able to offer our music digitally through Napster, says ...

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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE T.B.A. T.B.A. Sunday, ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Live In Denver' Bootleg Posted Online

The French IN FLAMES fan site Everdying.com has made available for download a "bootleg" IN FLAMES album, entitled "Live in Denver". Check it out here (go to the "downloads" section). "Live in Denver" contains IN FLAMES' entire November 2000 performance in Denver, Colorado. The track listing is as follows: 01. Bullet Ride 02. ...

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DESTRUCTION Deny Having Cancelled U.K. Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued a statement refuting reports that they have cancelled a planned U.K. tour in March. Says DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "This tour was never down on paper with us. It was the Metallysee Agency who offered us a U.K. tour but they have never confirmed any dates! To make sure: ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, VADER Among Bands On POSSESSED Tribute CD

Holland's Karmageddon Media has just issued a tribute CD to the legendary San Francisco Bay Area death metallers POSSESSED. Entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror", the album features "some of the most respected names in the scene paying tribute to this legendary act," according to an official press release. Included on the CD ...

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GODSMACK: Headlining Tour Announced

Beginning in early April, GODSMACK will play 13 shows with ILL NIÑO and their pals DROPBOX, the first band signed to GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's new label, Realign, according to MTV.com. GODSMACK's acoustic EP, "The Other Side", comes out on March 16. DROPBOX's self-titled debut drops April 13. The disc was produced by Dave Jerden ...

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SEVENDUST To Release Acoustic DVD/CD

SEVENDUST are currently putting together an acoustic DVD/CD and are asking their fans for their feedback. "Tell us about your experiences at the acoustic shows, and if you have pictures with the band from the acoustic tour send them in!" reads a post on the group's official web site. "Take pictures of your signed swag, ...

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ARCH ENEMY Announce Japanese Tour Dates

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 16 - Diamond Hall - Nagoya, JPN Jun. 17 - Namba Hatch - Osaka, JPN Jun. 19 - Drum Logos - Fukuoka, JPN Jun. 21 - Shibuya AX - Tokyo, JPN Commented ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Full-Length Album To Surface Through NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly negotiated a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their next full-length album through the label. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous agreement with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". MESHUGGAH recently entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due ...

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