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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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THROES OF DAWN: 'Vertigo' Video To Receive German Premiere

Finnish dark metal band THROES OF DAWN's latest music video, "Vertigo", will receive a German television premiere on Sunday, December 5 on the Viva channel's "Hell's Kitchen" program. As previously reported, THROES OF DAWN will release their latest album, "Quicksilver Clouds", in the U.S. in January 2005 via Cleopatra Records. The U.S. version of the ...

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DISSECTION Joined By MAYHEM Singer At Budapest Gig

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION were joined by newly reappointed MAYHEM singer Attila Csihar (ex-TORMENTOR, ABYGOR) for renditions of two old-school black metal hymns, "Elizabeth Bathory" (TORMENTOR) and "Freezing Moon" (MAYHEM), during the band's appearance at Kultiplex in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday night (Nov. 17). According to one eyewitness, "the packed house went absolutely crazy." DISSECTION ...

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DISSECTION Announce Release Date For New EP

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will release their much-anticipated comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", on November 16 via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Armed with a fresh lineup, consisting of mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar), Set Teitan (guitar, ABORYM, BLOODLINE), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, NIGHTRAGE) and Thomas Asklund (drums, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL, DAWN), DISSECTION describe the ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY Complete Work On Debut Album

SCAR SYMMETRY, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring members of THEORY IN PRACTICE, INCAPACITY, and CENTINEX, have completed work on their debut album, "Symmetric In Design", due on January 31, 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. According to a Metal Blade press release, "Symmetric In Design" can most closely be described as "a mix between ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'House' Sequel Gets Release Date

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Rob Zombie's second project as a feature film director, "The Devil's Rejects", has been given a release date of August 12, 2005. Although a February release for the movie had been previously rumored, Zombie himself announced online last week that the picture would not be finished in time for ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer Announces Lineup For 'Solo' Appearance

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has announced the lineup of his solo band for his upcoming appearance in Slovakia on November 20. The band's lineup will consist of the following: Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS) - vocals Mirka Rantanen (THUNDERSTONE, TUNNELVISION, WARMEN) - drums Lauri Porra (TUNNELVISION) - Bass Tuomas Wäinölä (HEARTPLAY, NYLON BEAT)- guitars Mikko Harkin (WINGDOM, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Was A Rip-Off

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again slammed METALLICA over the inclusion of a scene in METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session, calling Ulrich "a treacherous little man" and accusing METALLICA of having "ripped off" the ideas for their biggest ...

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SCORNGRAIN Release Debut Album

Finnish "acid thrash" metallers SCORNGRAIN have just released their debut album, "Cyberwarmachine", via Dynamic Arts Records. "Cyberwarmachine" was recorded and mixed at MediaWorks Studios in Joensuu, Finland and was mastered at Finnvox Studios. "Cyberwarmachine" track listing: 01. 24-7 Hell 02. Blank 03. Cyberwarmachine 04. Flesh Means Pain 05. Killing Breed 06. 4-D Religion 07. New ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Recording More Material For Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins will enter the studio on October 29 to record the seventh song for his upcoming solo project, entitled "Demon Deceiver". The track, entitled "Bleeding", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Pete Emms (bass), Mike de Jager (guitar), Simon Lees (guitar, BUDGIE) and Mick Hales (drums). As previously reported, ...

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CROWBAR: In Mixing Mode

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records. "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on ...

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DEATH BY DAWN Add Second Guitarist

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), have announced the addition of second guitarist Ingo "Fusel" Fussangel (ex-SUDDEN DEATH) to the group's ranks. Fussangel made his live debut with the group on October 2 at R17 near Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. DEATH BY DAWN's current ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS Schedule CD-Release Party

Belgian melodic death metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have scheduled a CD-release party for their third full-length album, "Send In the Clowns", on Saturday, October 27 at The Eendracht in Dessel, Belgium. "The band will play the entire new album for the first time, combined with songs from the previous albums," the group write on their ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL To Tour Australia In November

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL will be embarking on a short tour of Australia in November. This will be the band's first live excursion since their sucessfull European tour in July and also the last with drummer Phill Osborne and guitarist Antony Angelov. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 – Melborne, AUS ...

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