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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

DEATH ANGEL are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will perform at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, which will include the only European appearance by the reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Photos Posted Online

Pictures documenting NEVERMORE's studio time with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) have been posted here. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", for a June 17 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World", "Enemies ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

KREATOR have replaced AMON AMARTH on the bill for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No reason was given for AMON AMARTH's withdrawal from the event. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for ...

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SOILWORK Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SOILWORK are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for which will be announced during the coming weeks. The list ...

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NEVERMORE: Nearly Done Recording

NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN). According to drummer Van Williams, "drums, bass, guitars are finished except Warrel [Dane] has to finish up vocals. So far It's turning out great, I don't think it will disappoint!" ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for which will be announced during the coming weeks. The list ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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NEVERMORE Set Release Date For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have set a tentative June 17 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality". The group are currently recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and expect to be done tracking sometime next month. "['Enemies Of Reality'] is well ...

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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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NEVERMORE To Work With Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist On Upcoming CD

NEVERMORE are set to enter a Seattle studio shortly with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) to begin recording the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World". The forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "Enemies Of Reality" may or may not be mixed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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PURE SWEET HELL To Record Debut

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, will enter the studio in early 2003 to record their debut full-length album for a spring release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Original vocalist Jim "Ravenfeeder" Colson will make a guest appearance on three songs along with Van. A couple of other guest musicians are ...

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EXODUS: Recording Plans Delayed Until Early 2003

Reunited Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have delayed the recording of their new studio album until early next year. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first studio CD since 1992's "Force of Habit" — was originally scheduled to be recorded during November at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas with producer Andy Sneap ...

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SKINLESS Select Producer For Upcoming CD

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have tapped veteran producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, MACABRE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their next studio effort, due in the spring via Relapse Records. ...

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USURPER Hard At Work On 'Twilight Dominion'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have entered Chicago's Engine Music Studios to record their sixth CD with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE) for an early 2003 release through Earache Records. Entitled "Twilight Dominion", the new album promises to be, in the words of USURPER guitarist Rick Scythe, "total old school thrash metal with some over-the-top ...

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ANTHRAX To Perform Headlining Show In Switzerland

ANTHRAX will perform a headlining show at Z-7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, Switzerland on Saturday, October 26th. The concert will take place on an "off" day during the band's European tour with MOTÖRHEAD, which is scheduled to kick off on October 13th in Manchester, England. Support at the Pratteln show will come from Switzerland's MEGORA, an ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Part With Founding Member

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band that features in its ranks former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have parted ways with "founding member, chief songwriter, and drummer" Dale Puckett. "After the completion of their sophomore CD, Victim or Enemy, Dale was ousted just days before their US tour was to begin earlier this summer ...

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THE BLUEPRINT Record Debut EP

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have completed the recordings for their debut EP, entitled Zero*Zero*One, with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) at his Backstage facility. The tracks tentatively ...

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MACABRE Want Your Children

On Wednesday, September 18th, MACABRE will be conducting a photo shoot for their debut recordings release of their acoustic campfire songs and are looking for children to sit around the campfire with Corporate Death (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Nefarious (bass/backing vocals). The campground is in Romeoville, Illinois and the shoot will take place one hour ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Launches Side Project, Seeks Vocalist

HALFORD guitarist Mike Chlasciak is currently assembling a side project called PAIN MUSEUM, which "will record and tour coinciding with my HALFORD schedule," according to the axeman. "I'm looking for an unbelievable METAL vocalist (male or female) — a cross between Angela from ARCH ENEMY and Warrel from NEVERMORE. The remaining musician slots are currently ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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