IMAGIKA: New Song Posted Online

A brand new IMAGIKA demo track, titled "Last Battalion", has been posted online at this location. "Last Battalion" features the talents of the San Francisco power/thrash metal group's new vocalist Norman Skinner (MACHINE CALLED MAN, TRAMOTANE) who replaced longtime singer David Michael last month. IMAGIKA's fourth album is due in early 2004 through ...

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H.I.M. To Play Finnish Warm-Up Dates Before OZZY Tour

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will play two "warm-up" shows for their upcoming European tour with OZZY OSBOURNE at club Senssi (capacity: 800-1,000) in Tampere, Finland on October 17-18. Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 6 at record shops in Tampere and Lippupalvelu (www.lippupalvelu.fi). As previously reported, H.I.M. will release their first-ever live album, tentatively titled ...

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MARDUK Side Project To Appear On Horror-Punk Compilation

DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, the side project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson and bassist B. War, will participate in a compilation CD entitled "This Is Horror Punk". The album will be a limited-edition release through Fiendforce Records and is expected to be issued on Halloween (October 31). Other groups set to appear on the album include THE ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer: New Songs 'Rock Like An Elk'!

Finland's NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of their new album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. The group have launched a studio diary via their web site where they will keep their fans updated on the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's double platinum (in ...

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AMARAN Line Up Dutch Dates With SUN CAGED

Sweden's AMARAN have lined up several gigs in Holland with Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED. Tentative dates are as follows: Nov. 21 – Goudvishal – Arnhem, NETH Nov. 22 - TBA Nov. 23 – 013 – Tilburg, NETH The shows will mark AMARAN's first gigs on foreign soil. AMARAN's sophomore album, "Pristine In Bondage", is ...

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CADAVERIA To Release Sophomore CD In November

CADAVERIA, the Italian band featuring former OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria and ex-OPERA IX drummer/NECRODEATH vocalist Marçelo Santos (a.k.a. Flegias), will release their sophomore album, "Far Away From Conformity", on November 24 through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Shadows' Madame" was recorded and mixed at Capitan Woofer Studio in Italy between May and ...

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AGATHODAIMON Begin Pre-Production On New Album

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON will shortly begin pre-production on their fourth album, "Darkened Days", tentatively due in May 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will once again record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY). The first edition of the album ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Guest On New SOULFLY Album

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has recorded the bass tracks for four songs on the forthcoming SOULFLY album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) is expected to handle the bass duties on the remaining cuts. Other musicians slated to join mainman Max Cavalera on the album include guitarist Marc ...

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