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BEHEMOTH, CARNAL FORGE Drop Off 'Bonded By Metal' European Tour

BEHEMOTH and CARNAL FORGE have dropped off the upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour. No reason was given for their cancellation. Replacing them on the bill will be Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED and another as-yet-undisclosed act. The current lineup for the tour looks like this: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL GOD DETHRONED ...

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MASTODON Announce U.S. Tour With CLUTCH

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their fourth U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Remission". MASTODON will team up with CLUTCH for two-week span beginning August 29 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour is scheduled to conclude September 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with additional dates pending. MASTODON, fresh off their ...

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HATESPHERE Announce New Drummer

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE have announced the addition of drummer Anders Gyldenøhr to the group's ranks. "Anders is 200% into the band, and he's kickin' it — bigtime!" the group write on their official web site. "Anders will have his HATESPHERE debut show at the Nuclear Storm Festival in Czech Republic the 19th of July, with ...

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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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BEHEMOTH Add Session Bassist, Reveal Working Title For New CD

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have confirmed the departure of bassist Novy and have announced the addition of a new session bassist, Orion. Says guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "After three years of live contribution we parted our ways with Novy. He simply got a better offer from our countrymates VADER, to join as a permanent member. In BEHEMOTH ...

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VADER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Polish death metallers VADER have parted ways with bassist Simon and have replaced him with Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH/DEVILYN). VADER will play their first show with the new lineup on July 19 in the Czech Republic. VADER will take part in this fall's "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with additional support from KREATOR, AMON ...

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GRAVE Confirmed For THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have been confirmed for the for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003". The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 08 - Sheffield, UK ...

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BEHEMOTH Send Their Gratitude To GLENN DANZIG

Check out this picture of Glenn Danzig with BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Nergal and drummer Inferno backstage at the Universal Amphitheater "Blackest of The Black" show in early May. Commenting on the recent shows, Nergal said in an online posting, "Blackest Of The Black was a great experience and we will never forget it. Playing ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Set Times Announced

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's BEHEMOTH, Italy's LACUNA COIL, NILE from the U.S., Sweden's OPETH, the U.S.' SUPERJOINT RITUAL, and headliners DANZIG. The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May ...

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CARNAL FORGE Extend CENTURY MEDIA Contract

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have renewed their recording agreement with Century Media Records for two more albums. CARNAL FORGE will kick off The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour Friday night (April 25) at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be HALFORD, TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PRIMAL FEAR and BEHEMOTH. ...

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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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DANZIG Finalize DVD Track Listing

DANZIG have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Archive De La Morte", due on May 6. It is as follows: 01. Dirty Black Summer 02. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance I) 03. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance II) 04. How the Gods Kill (unedited performance) 05. How the Gods Kill (R Version) 06. ...

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AGENT STEEL Complete Work On 'Order Of The Illuminati'

AGENT STEEL have completed work on their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". The follow-up to "Omega Conspiracy" is due in Japan in late May through King Records and in Europe in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. A July U.S. release through Artillery Music is tentatively planned. The complete track listing for the album is ...

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DANZIG: 'Blackest' Touring Lineup Confirmed

DANZIG have confirmed the group's lineup for the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, which is set to consist of two dates in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. DANZIG's lineup for the two shows will consist of the following: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar Johnny ...

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DANZIG Announce New Bassist

DANZIG have announced the addition of former DEADLIGHTS/NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano to the group's lineup. Montano replaces former D-GENERATION four-stringer Howie Pyro, who played with the band during their most recent European tour. DANZIG will headline the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are the latest addition to the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, set to take place in early May. The revamped lineup for "Blackest of The Black" now looks as follows: DANZIG SUPERJOINT RITUAL NILE OPETH LACUNA COIL BEHEMOTH Other groups are expected to be announced soon. Confirmed dates so ...

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DEICIDE Cancel Dates Due To 'Crew' Problems

DEICIDE have been forced to cancel several dates on their current The Coalition For Musikal Armageddon Tour 2003, also featuring AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, REVENGE and VEHEMENCE. The following is DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton's official statement on the matter: "Hello this is Glen Benton of DEICIDE. There have been many rumors and speculation about the tour ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: More Dates Announced

A few more dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 08 – Sheffield, UK - Corporation Oct. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: First Dates Announced

The first few dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 10 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Oct. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: Complete Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the upcoming the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" has finally been announced. According to the organizers, Belgium's Metallysee Productions, the trek — which is scheduled to begin in October — will feature appearances by the following groups: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL BEHEMOTH MORTICIAN CARNAL FORGE OCCULT ...

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CARNAL FORGE Added To EXODUS' European Tour

Sweden's CARNAL FORGE have been added to the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003", featuring EXODUS, AGENT STEEL and BEHEMOTH. The trek is scheduled to kick off in October. Exact dates and venues are expected to be announced during the coming weeks. ...

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DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH: First Tour Dates Announced

The first batch of dates for the North American tour featuring DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, REVENGE and VEHEMENCE have been announced. They are as follows: Mar. 09 - Cricket Club – Irvington, NJ Mar. 10 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA Mar. 11 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Mar. 19 - Bash On Ash –Phoenix, ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Expands To Three Days

For the first time in its five years, March Metal Meltdown will expand to three days of metal mayhem, as the festival takes over the Cricket Club Complex in Irvington, N.J., the weekend of March 7-9. "We wanted to get closer to the Big Apple," said promoter Jack Koshick. "As soon as we heard Convention ...

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