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DIMMU BORGIR Cancel Australian, Japanese Tours

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have reportedly cancelled all of their Australian/Japanese dates that were scheduled to take place in early February. Although no official reason was given for the cancellation, it is believed that problems with the Japanese portion of the trek led to the decision to call off both tours. This is the ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Film First-Ever DVD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will film their first-ever DVD on Friday, January 16 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia. The as-yet-untitled disc, due later in the year through Century Media Records, will contain lots of outtake footage recorded over the past decade and is a precursor to the new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD, which ...

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DREAM EVIL Name New Album

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have set "The Book of Heavy Metal" as the title of their upcoming third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The ...

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BRUJERIA: Live Appearances Announced

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), have announced several live appearances in early 2004. The group, whose current lineup is completed by vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and drummer Nick Barker (a.k.a. Hong Jr., DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), will ...

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ZYKLON To Tour Japan With DIMMU BORGIR

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, are confirmed for the "Extreme The Dojo Vol. 9" tour of Japan, and will be doing three shows as main support for DIMMU BORGIR. Also appearing on the bill will be GOATWHORE. Upcoming ZYKLON tour dates, according to their official web site: Jan. ...

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CANDLELIGHT RECORDS Inks North American Licensing Deal With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Candlelight Records has secured the North American licensing rights to all Karmageddon Media recordings. The new partnership will see the U.S. and Canadian release of all new and reissued catalog titles from the newly formed Dutch record label through Candlelight's stateside operation. Starting in early 2004, Candlelight will coordinate release and promotion of new albums ...

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THULSA DOOM Nominated For A Norwegian GRAMMY!

THULSA DOOM's second album, "...And Then Take You To A Place Where Jars Are Kept", has been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in the "Best Metal Album" category alongside DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Aramageddon", EL CACO's "Solid Rest", ENSLAVED's "Below the Lights" and THULSA DOOM mainman El Doom's "fuck-metal" side-project THE CUMSHOTS' new CD, "Norwegian ...

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DREAM EVIL To Begin Recording Third Album

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 15 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the rest of their European tour beginning on December 8 (not including Helsinki, Finland). The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 – Docks - Hamburg, GER Dec. 09 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Land Two Songs In 'Hellboy' Trailer

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR beat out hundreds of other bands to land two songs in the trailer of the upcoming movie "Hellboy". The supernatural action adventure film, which was written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro ("Blade 2") and based on the enormously popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name, will be ...

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SUSPERIA: Hard At Work On New Album

SUSPERIA, the Oslo, Norway-based extreme metal band featuring vocalist Athera, bassist Memnock, drummer Tjodalv (DIMMU BORGIR) along with guitarists Elvorn and Cyrus, are in the final stages of recording their forthcoming album, "Unlimited" —the band's first for their new label, Tabu Recordings (a division of Norway's Tuba Records). Most of the album is being recorded ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Germany

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the following three dates of their European tour: Nov. 19 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA Dec. 15 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Fritz Dec. 19 - Leipzig, GER @ Werk 2 MNEMIC ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On National U.S. Headlining Tour

As the buzz surrounding the Italian sextet LACUNA COIL's latest single "Heaven's A Lie" continues to build at commercial radio, the group prepares to make their much anticipated return to the U.S. After developing a rabid following throughout this past year relentlessly touring with the likes of ANTHRAX, OPETH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, they are ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO Explains Guitarist's Departure

CHILDREN OF BODOM mainman Alexi Laiho recently spoke to Outburn magazine about the departure of rhythm guitarist Alexander "Aku" Kuoppa and the impact it's had on the band's morale. "I gotta be honest, it did affect us a lot," he said. "He was an important part of the band, just like every other member. He ...

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DREAM EVIL To Perform 'Unplugged' Set On Swedish Radio

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will perform an "unplugged" set on the Stockholm-based radio station Rockklassiker 106.7 on Friday, October 31 between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. You can listen to ...

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LACUNA COIL Complete Video For 'Heaven's A Lie'

Italy's LACUNA COIL have just finished filming a new promotional video for their single "Heaven's A Lie" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, TIAMAT, MNEMIC, PASSENGER). LACUNA COIL will kick off another round of American dates on November 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Heaven's A Lie" comes off the group's 2002 ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Set Release Date For 'Terra Incognito'

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, will release their sophomore album, "Terra Incognito", in March through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was recorded earlier in the year at Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, MESHUGGAH, ...

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BRUJERIA Confirm Two More Shows

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), have announced two more shows later this month. The group, whose current lineup is completed by vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and drummer Nick Barker (a.k.a. Hong Jr., DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), will ...

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BRUJERIA: Support Acts For California Gig Announced

The support acts have been announced for BRUJERIA's first-ever show ever on the West Coast on October 26 at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California. Opening for BRUJERIA at the gig will be BAD ACID TRIP (who have a CD coming out through SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004), ...

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TIAMAT's JOHAN EDLUND: 'I Worship The Devil, But I Believe In God'

TIAMAT frontman Johan Edlund explained his religious philosophy during a recent interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "It feels like I worship the Devil, but believe in God," Edlund said. "When I laid down the vocals [for TIAMAT's new album] at home [in Hamburg, Germany], I did everything conceivable to get into the songs as much ...

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BRUJERIA To Play Ventura In Late October

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), will reportedly be performing at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California on October 26. The band's previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27 was cancelled last week after "the city of South Gate as ...

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