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EIDOLON: MEGADETH Guitarist Issues New Album Update

EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Here is an update to let you know where we stand with the progress of recording the new EIDOLON album, 'The Parallel Otherworld'. "All that is left now are two bass tracks, my solos and Nils' [K. Rue, vocals; ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Long-running Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Rob Barret and bassist Gordon Simms. Replacing them in the group's latest incarnation are returning members John Rubin (guitar) and Jason Blachowicz (bass, also in DIVINE EMPIRE). MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently writing the music for their tenth studio album, to be released sometime ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Abacus Recordings has announced the signing of New York City's SICK OF IT ALL. As one of the longest-standing bands still proudly waving the flag of New York hardcore, SICK OF IT ALL have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Swedish technical death metal outfit SPAWN OF POSSESSION have signed a multi-album deal with Neurotic Records. The band will enter Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden in January/February with producer Magnus Sedenberg to record their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due next spting/summer. According to an official press release. the follow-up to 2003's "Cabinet" album will be ...

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OPETH To Guest On INDIE 103.1 FM

OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Peter Lindgren will be interviewed on "Chaos" on Indie 103.1 FM (KDLD) tonight (Oct. 19) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight PST. The show can be streamed online at www.indie1031.com. OPETH are touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries". Opening the shows are FIREBALL MINISTRY (Oct. ...

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LINEA 77 Crack Italian Top 10

According to Earache Records, LINEA 77 entered the Italian national album chart two weeks ago at No. 9 with their latest album, "Available for Propoganda". The CD was the highest placed new entry, beating off challenges from H.I.M.'s "Dark Light" (No. 10), CRAZY FROG's "Crazy Hits" (No. 14) and OPETH's "Ghost Reveries" (No. 52). After ...

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Capture the Magic - ICARUS WITCH

I had heard so much hype over the "Roses on White Lace" debut EP from ICARUS WITCH that I couldn't wait to check out "Capture the Magic", the band's first full-length. Needless to say, my expectations were high, based on so many press outlets worshipping the band as the savior of traditional (read: NWOBHM) melodic ...

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OPETH Reschedule San Francisco, Los Angeles Dates

Swedish rock innovators OPETH were set to hit the US shores on October 9th in Tempe when the band's plans were derailed by unforeseen circumstances; unfortunately, along with Tempe's gig went Los Angeles at House Of Blues (Oct. 10 and Fillmore theater in San Francisco on Oct. 11). FEAR NOT! OPETH are rerouting their tour ...

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OPETH Schedule Vancouver In-Store

Sweden's OPETH will be holding an in-store signing at SCRAPE Records in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, October 14. Come down and meet the band, get pictures taken, and get your OPETH (and related) albums signed! There will be some freebies and giveaways too. The in-store is scheduled for late afternoon, See the store's

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MERCYFUL FATE's HERMANN, DENNER To Guest On EIDOLON CD

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has issued the following update on his EIDOLON project (which also features Glen's brother/MEGADETH drummer Shawn): "Sorry it has been so long, but as most of you know, Shawn and I have been on tour most of the summer with MEGADETH, and what a tour it was!!!! "Where are we with ...

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THIS IS MENACE To Play Special Gig In London

The 15-headed hydra known as THIS IS MENACE, featuring a "who's who" of underground vocalists from HUNDRED REASONS, SIKTH, THERAPY?, CARCASS, AMEN, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, PITCHSHIFTER, EARTHTONE9 and the HIDING PLACE, are set to play a monumental gig at London's Mean Fiddler on December 18. Originally set for September, this show was rescheduled to ...

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Bastard Son - WATCH THEM DIE

Some records take on a personality of their own, and we attribute motives to them anthropomorphically. You'll hear someone describe an album by saying "it wants you to mosh", or "it makes you bang your head". Well, fair warning: "Bastard Son" from WATCH THEM DIE wants to punch you in the balls, over and over ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY, INTO ETERNITY Added To OPETH's North American Tour

FIREBALL MINISTRY and INTO ETERNITY have been added to the North American leg of OPETH's "Ghost Reveries World Tour". The outing begins on October 9 in Phoenix, Arizona and will run through mid-November 2005. Supporting the band directly on this run will be PELICAN (through October 22) then NEVERMORE (beginning October 24). FIREBALL MINISTRY will ...

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OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 9

OPETH's new album, "Ghost Reveries", has entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 9 (the group's previous midweek chart position — after two days of sales — was No. 4). The group's updated "Ghost Reveries" first-week chart positions around the world are now as follows: #9: Sweden #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: In Writing Mode

Long-running Florida-based death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently writing the music for their tenth studio album, to be released sometime in the spring/summer of 2006. "This is a landmark for the band and we really want this release to be something special for everyone," the group write in a press release. In other news, MALEVOLENT ...

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Ghost Reveries - OPETH

There's a danger in taking OPETH for granted, now that we've been graced with a staggering seven albums' worth of progressive metal brilliance from them. They have their own sound, with instantly-identifiable elements, and you can only hear them "for the first time" once. That makes it easy to say they peaked when you were ...

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OPETH: More First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

OPETH's official web site has been updated with the following first-week national chart positions for the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries": #4: Sweden (midweek chart; after two days of sales) #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: Netherlands #39: Germany #62: United Kingdom #64: USA #72: France #84: Denmark OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt had the ...

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OPETH's 'Ghost Reveries' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 64!

OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", has sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 64 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the first-week tally of the band's previous album, "Damnation", which shifted a ...

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OPETH: 'The Grand Conjuration' Video Posted Online

OPETH's video for the track "The Grand Conjuration", featuring a special guest appearance by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, has been posted online at Roadrun.com. The song comes off the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Roadrunner Records. The CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities ...

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