ANATHEMA Set U.S. Release Date For 'A Natural Disaster'

ANATHEMA have set a February 24 U.S. release date through KOCH Records/Music For Nations for their seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster". The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Guitarist To Jam With WELL OF SOULS

John Perez of SOLITUDE AETURNUS will join Brainticket recording artists WELL OF SOULS on stage January 24 at the WELL OF SOULS CD release party at the 19th Hole in the Woodlands, Texas. The group, along with Perez, will be performing "Falling" off SOLITUDE AETURNUS' third CD, "Through the Darkest Hour" (Pavement), as well as ...

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FLESHCRAWL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new FLESHCRAWL track, titled "Beneath A Dying Sun", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Beneath A Dying Sun" comes off the group's seventh album, "Made of Flesh", due on February 23 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Soulskinner" was recorded at Studio Underground ...

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Former HELSTAR Vocalist To Perform Special Show

Vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES) will play a special show at the 19th Hole Grill & Bar in The Woodlands, Texas this Saturday, January 17. According to a posting at Metal-Rules.com, "originally expected to perform were Rivera's current main act SEVEN WITCHES, however, a scheduling conflict surrounding their appearance in San Antonio ...

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New STRATOVARIUS Singer: Audio, Video Samples Available!

STRATOVARIUS' brand-new vocalist Katriina Wiiala (a.k.a. "Miss K") spent the last four years fronting a "melodic hard rock" band called AURORA K, with whom she performed a number of gigs in addition to recording a two-song single, titled "11th Hour". According to Katriina's official biography (posted on AURORA K's web site), the singer ...

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MELVINS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Book, Tour

MELVINS will celebrate their 20th anniversary this winter with the publication of a very special coffee table book called "Neither Here, Nor There" on March 2. According to an official press release, "Neither Here, Nor There" is "an amazing retrospective highlighting artwork from [MELVINS'] releases, ruminations from the band and their friends and [including] a ...

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GRIFFIN: Cover Songs Available For Download

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted their cover versions of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Crazy Train" and JUDAS PRIEST's "Hell Bent For Leather" at their official web site. The songs, which were laid down in late 2003, will only be available for download for 48 hours. GRIFFIN's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", was recorded ...

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LABRAT Drummer Undergoes Surgery, Band Cancel Shows

LABRAT were forced to cancel two of their recent shows with AKERCOCKE and SIKTH after drummer Nathan Perrier was rushed to Naas General Hospital in County Kildare, Southern Ireland for emergency surgery, according to Rock Sound magazine. Perrier reportedly underwent a three-hour operation to remove part of his lower intestine, which had become wedged through ...

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Former FIGHT Members Join LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Guitarist Brian Tilse and bassist J.J. from Rob Halford's post-JUDAS PRIEST outfit FIGHT have officially joined LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "They both bring a lot of experience and really were a perfect fit right from the beginning," LOLLIPOP LUST KILL guitarist Pill writes on the group's web site. "If you wonder why [singer] Evvy and [drummer] ...

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