CRUACHAN: New Album Delayed

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN have pushed back the release date of their fourth full-length album, "Pagan" (Karmageddon Media), to April 5. No reason was given for the delay. "Pagan" was recorded and mixed at Radio Na Life Studios in Dublin, Ireland with producer Al Cowen and is the follow-up to last year's "Folk-Lore". The ...

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AFTER ALL: Video Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL have posted their video for the track "Descending Pain" online at this location (size 12.7 MB). The clip was produced by Michel Maréchal and AFTER ALL and was directed and edited by Michel Maréchal. "Descending Pain" comes off the group's latest CD, "Mercury Rising" (Mausoleum Records), which was produced by ...

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CENTINEX To Tour Finland In April

Sweden's CENTINEX will play four shows in Finland during the Eastern holidays. The trek, dubbed the "Deathkampen 2004" tour, will also feature Sweden's REGURGITATE and Finland's DEATH DU JOUR. Upcoming CENTINEX tour dates: Jan. 11 – London, UK - Underworld Feb. 06 – Borlänge, SWE - S2 Apr. 07 - Tampere, FIN - Hellä Apr. ...

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BEHEMOTH Set Working Title For New Album

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have set "Demigod" as the working title of their seventh full-length album, tentatively due in late 2004 through Regain Records (Europe), Century Media (USA and South America) and Mystic (Poland). The follow-up to 2002's "Zos Kia Cultus - Here And Beyond" (Avantgarde) will be recorded this spring and will feature the ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Rescheduled U.K. Dates Announced

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have posted the following message on their official web site: "As you know, we had a big disappointment at the end of last year when we had to cancel a few dates on our UK tour. The shows that we did get to do (in Glasgow and London) were amazing though, we ...

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LACUNA COIL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Italian goth-metallers LACUNA COIL are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 euros (including one parking ...

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MARK MOOTS Quits DECEMBER

DECEMBER vocalist guitarist Mark Moots has left DECEMBER after 10 years with the group. Moots, who performed his last show with DECEMBER on December 28 in Reno, Nevada, has helped to redefine extreme music several times, most notably with 2002's mind- and bone-crushing Earache Rec debut "The Lament Configuration". Drummer Jason Thomas, guitarist Julian Peach, ...

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DEICIDE Complete First-Ever Video

After 15 years in the business as one of the reigning heavyweight champs of death metal, Florida's legendary DEICIDE have shot their very first music video. For this historic occasion, the band chose to immortalize the title track off their forthcoming Earache Records debut, "Scars Of The Crucifix" — a song which brutally sums up ...

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