TWICE THE SUN Confirmed For BEYOND 2002

Miami, Florida's “alternative metal” act TWICE THE SUN have been confirmed for the Beyond 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 12-14 at the Bicentennial Park in Miami. TWICE THE SUN will be performing on Saturday, April 13th on the Beyond stage at 2 PM. Also set to appear at the event ...

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MURDER ONE To Record Debut EP

Britain's MURDER ONE, featuring vocalist John Morrow (ex-IRON MONKEY), vocalist Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), guitarist Jim Palmer (CHARGER), guitarist Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), drummer Jammer (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and bassist Adam (LABRAT), will enter a recording studio on April 15th to record an EP, due later in the year. ...

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SAMMATH: New Album, Reissue On The Way

Dutch black/death metallers SAMMATH have signed a two-album deal with Folter Records and will shortly release their new album, entitled Verwoesting/Devastation. Also in the works is a limited-edition reissue of the group's previous CD, Strijd, featuring an extra track, through a licensing arrangement with Maccabre Operette Productions. The reissue will be limited to 500 copies. ...

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British Doomsters SOLSTICE Split Up!

British doom metal veterans SOLSTICE have officially split up. Here is a statement on the matter from band mainman/guitarist Rich Walker: “After 12 years of the band we decided to call it quits last week, the reason being myself and [bassist] Chaz both felt we had become restricted by the bands 'doom' reputation, and were ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

SLAYER have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Roskilde, Denmark between June 27th and June 30th. Also set to appear at the event are RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, GARBAGE, H.I.M., RAMMSTEIN, SATYRICON and MILLENCOLIN, among others. ...

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MORTIIS Postpones Swedish Dates

The Swedish portion of MORTIIS upcoming first-ever European tour has been delayed and will now be included in the trek's second leg, to take place later in the year. No reason was given for the postponement. ...

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KISS To Release "Alive IV" In August, New Label Rumors Abound

KISS are reported to have worked out their grievances with Mercury Records and are currently scheduled to release their long-awaited Alive IV CD on August 20th. Rumors abound that the band will then leave the label, with Spitfire Records being mentioned as one company that the band have already conducted meetings with. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release New Single In July

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, led by SINERGY axeman Alexi Laiho, will release a brand new single entitled You Better Off Dead on July 1st. The single will likely feature a cover song as a “B-side” and will be recorded at Astia studios in Lappeenranta. Mixing will be done by Mikko Karmila. CHILDREN OF BODOM have ...

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