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TO/DIE/FOR: European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have announced a European tour in support of their new CD, "IV", due on March 21 via Spinefarm Records/Soulfood. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 07 – Moscow, RUS - TBA Mar. 18 – Kouvola, FIN - Rytmikatti Mar. 19 – Vantaa, FIN - TBA Mar. 24 – Torgau, GER - Kreiskulturhaus ...

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TESTAMENT's New Recording Studio Is Haunted

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "In prepping for the next studio album, TESTAMENT re-opened its Driftwood Studios at a new location. They had shut down the Oakland industrial-area site when Chuck Billy [vocals] was going through his eventually-successful cancer treatments. With ...

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EVERGREY: 'A Night To Remember' Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for EVERGREY's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music. "A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, ...

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VALKYRIE Announce New Lineup

VALKYRIE, the Virginia-based psychedelic stoner doomsters, have announced the addition of drummer Nic McInturff and bassist Nick Crabill to the group's ranks. A fresh new rhythm section backing up brothers Pete and Jake Adams on guitars and vocals has given a new energy to VALKYRIE, and many shows are planned in the upcoming months. The ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST are the latest act confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness metal festival, set to take place July 9 in Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland. The festival will mark ROTTING CHRIST's first-ever visit to Ireland and is sure to generate a frenzied response from Irish black/death metal fans. The veteran outfit will join ...

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PUNGENT STENCH To Tour New Zealand In March

Long-running Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH will embark on their third tour of New Zealand in March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 10 - Dunedin @ Refuel (w/ RAVENOUS, MEATYARD) Mar. 11 - Invercragill @ The Globe (w/ RAVENOUS, MEATYARD) Mar. 12 - Christchurch @ Creation (w/ MEATYARD, OFFAL STENCH, HUMAN) Mar. 15 - ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have uploaded several audio samples from their third full-length album, "Elements of Creation", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. Due on March 28, "Elements of Creation" will include a bonus video containing footage from the making of the album. Artwork and layout will ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL Announce New Drummer

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL have announced the addition of drummer Martin Cavanagh to the group's ranks. Martin's "arrival brings to an end many months of searching for a replacement for Phill Osborne, who was removed from the lineup following [DAWN OF AZAZEL's] Australian tour because of his lack of commitment to the ...

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DISSECTION Mainman: We Are Not Racist, Just Satanic

Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site: "There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our ...

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BRAINSTORM Complete Work On 'Liquid Monster'

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have finished mixing their long-awaited new full-length album, "Liquid Monster", at House Of Music Studios in Germany with producer Achim Köhler. An April 4 release via Metal Blade Records is expected. "Some people were surprised about my enthusiastic comments on the new tracks, as I am usually the most critical part ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH confirmed for Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

Irish doom metal act MOURNING BELOVETH are among the first four bands confirmed for this year's Day of Darkness metal festival in Ireland. The acclaimed five-piece will release their third album, "A Murderous Circus", through Grau Records, a subsidiary of Germany's Prophecy Productions, in March. MOURNING BELOVETH headlined a previous installment of the one-day event, ...

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MORTIIS: New Single, DVD On The Way

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has returned to Silvertone Studios in Fredrikstad, Norway to work on a new single — "Decadent & Desperate" — which is scheduled for a U.K. release in April. The single is expected to be released in various formats and will include a new, as yet unnamed song, plus further remixed ...

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Widow Of Original SAVATAGE Guitarist CRISS OLIVA Passes Away

Dawn Marae Oliva, widow of original SAVATAGE guitarist Criss Oliva, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 11). No cause of death has yet been revealed. As most SAVATAGE fans know, in the early morning hours of October 17, 1993 Criss Oliva and Dawn were en route to the Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills, Florida when tragedy struck. ...

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Hardcore/Metal DVD Compilation To Surface In February

Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye For An Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" on February 21 in Europe. A compilation of modern bands that share their true love to hardcore or metal music, the DVD is described in an official press release as "a collection of some of ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Kick Off European Tour In March

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR will kick off a European tour in support of their new album, "IV", in late March. Countries that will be covered on the tour include Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, Holland, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, and Croatia. As previously reported, "IV" is scheduled for release on March 16, 2005 via Spinefarm Records. A ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN: New Music Available For Download

Finnish dark-metallers BEFORE THE DAWN have posted demo versions of two new songs from their upcoming third album, "The Ghost", at their official web site. The tracks "Disappear" and "Enemy" were recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at Pink Sound studio and feature clean vocals by the Norwegian Grammy award-winning singer Lars Eikind ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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ZUUL FX Sign With EQUILIBRE MUSIC

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, have inked a deal with Equilibre Music (CRACK OV DAWN, MXD). The group's debut album, "By the Cross", was recorded over a two-week period and mixed in five days with producer François Caste at Studio Sainte-Marthe in Paris, France. Mastering duties were ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Complete Work On New Album

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have set "IV" as the title of their fourth album, due on March 16, 2005 via Spinefarm Records. A single will precede the album on February 17. The follow-up to 2003's "Jaded" was recorded at Sonicimage studios in Kouvola, Finland and was mixed at Finnvox studios in Helsinki with Mikko Karmila. Songtitles ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer To Release CRACK OV DAWN Album In North America

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has reportedly told France's Hard N Heavy magazine that he is planning on releasing CRACK OV DAWN's debut album, "Dawn Addict", in North America through his label imprint via Roadrunner Records. CRACK OV DAWN is the French punk/rock/metal act featuring ANOREXIA NERVOSA vocalist Hreidmarr. No further information is currently available. ...

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