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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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ODHINN: Recording Sessions Halted

The recording sessions for the upcoming ODHINN album, entitled "The Empty Book", have been halted after all material on the computers and all music got stolen during a recent break-in at the Epidemic studios. As a result, the band will be forced to track everything again from scratch. A late 2004 release through Imperial Dawn ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Completing Work On Autobiography

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Dawn of the Metal Gods", scheduled for publication before the end of the year through Firefly Publishing. The book will recount the origins of the band from 1969 onward and includes exclusive photographs donated by friends, including Robert Plant, among others. ...

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INCAPACITY To Play First-Ever Polish Gig

INCAPACITY, the Swedish death metal band featuring vocalist Andreas "Drette" Axelsson (ex-MARDUK, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD), guitarist Robert "Skoog" Ivarsson (PAN-THY-MONIUM, ASHES), guitarist Christian Älvestam (UNMOORED, SOLAR DAWN, TORCHBEARER), bassist Anders Edlund (SOLAR DAWN) and drummer Henrik Schönström (UNMOORED, SOLAR DAWN, TORCHBEARER), will make their Polish live debut on August 12 at DK "Slowianin" in ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Legendary Effects Man Joins 'The Devil's Rejects' Team

According to a posting on Rob Zombie's web site, legendary effects man Bob Kurtzman has joined the behind-the-scenes team of "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due in early 2005. "Bob has worked on many classic films, including 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico', 'The Green ...

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Australian Metal Compilation To Be Unleashed This Week

An Australian metal compilation, featuring 26 "hordes from under the southern skies," many presenting new and exclusive tracks, will be unleashed July 1 via Blacktalon Media. Titled "Legions – Opening Of The Southern Gate", the two-disc collection will feature the following track listing: Disc One: 01. SADISTIK EXEKUTION - Homicidal Suicide 02. ASTRIAAL - Ritual ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE To Film 'Hitlist' Video

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE will be filming a video for the track "Hitlist" in mid-July. "We have been awarded VideoFACT funding to complete a shot-on-film, major-budget video," the band write on their web site. "Thanks to our friend Justin at Unstable Ground for making this happen and who will also be taking the project under ...

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IN BATTLE Finalize Track Listing For 'Welcome To The Battlefield'

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have finalized the track listing for their third full-length album, "Welcome to the Battlefield", due on September 20 through Cold/Metal Blade Records. The recording of the new album started at Courthouse Studio in Östersund, Sweden, where the drums were recorded on February 2-3. The guitars and bass were recorded ...

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SAMAEL Name New Album

Switzerland's SAMAEL have set "Reign of Light" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in the fall. The CD was mixed at two different studios in Switzerland and was co-produced by Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT), who has worked with the group on most of their previous efforts. Mixing duties were ...

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NEAERA Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Münster, Germany-based metalcore act NEAERA have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group will enter the studio in the fall to begin recording their debut album for the label, tentatively due in early 2005. Commented the band in a statement: "It is still a little hard to grasp for us, but from today ...

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FLESH MADE SIN: Debut Album Due In September

Dutch thrashers FLESH MADE SIN will enter Harrow studio later this month with producer Marc ter Braak to begin recording their full-length debut, entitled "Dawn of the Stillborn". Cover artwork will be handled by Manuel Tinnemans (PENTACLE, NECROPHAGIA). A September release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. "Dawn of the Stillborn" track listing: 01. Crowned ...

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SOLEFALD Prepare To Enter Studio

Norway's SOLEFALD have posted the following message on their official web site: "The recording of SOLEFALD's fifth album is drawing closer, and we are just as excited over this as you are! We haven't been in a studio together since the summer of 2002, and now we're about to find out how each of us ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Schedule Finnish Gigs

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have lined up the following dates in July: Jul. 02 - Kouvola, FIN @ Koria-Roll (w/ NEW DAWN FOUNDATION) Jul. 18 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Postmortem Party (w/ HEVEIN, KORPIKLAANI, THE SLAYTANICS) The current TO/DIE/FOR lineup once again features vocalist Jape Perätalo, who allegedly decided to reclaim the T/D/F name for ...

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SAMAËL Finish Recording New Album

Switzerland's SAMAËL have finished recording their new album, tentatively due this summer. Recorded over a three-and-a-half month period in two different studios, using four different sound engineers (for electronic, guitars, vocals, and acoustic takes), and co-produced by Waldemar Sorychta (who had worked with the group on most of their previous recorded output), this CD is ...

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THE DUSKFALL Pull Out Of Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have pulled out of their previously announced appearance at this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. "The gig at Summer Breeze has been cancelled due to problems beyond our reach," the band write on their web site. "We apologize to the fans ...

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MEGADETH: New Song Available For Download

A brand new MEGADETH song, entitled "Kick the Chair", has been posted at this location. "Kick the Chair" comes off the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September through Sanctuary Records. Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "This is for the 95% of the people here who are my friends — the people ...

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BLOODSHED: New Recording To Be Issued As 7" Single

Swedish death/black metallers BLOODSHED will have their recently completed three-song promotional recording, "Blade Eleventh", released as a 7" vinyl single through Horrorfiend Records. Horrorfiend is also going to release 7" singles from ABSU, MANIAC BUTCHER and EQUIMANTHORN. In other news, BLOODSHED have been confirmed for the Bands Battle festival, a three-day event set to take ...

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HIRAX, HANKER, NIGHTMARE Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

HIRAX, HANKER, NIGHTMARE and OVERDRIVE are among the bands confirmed for this year's Headbangers Open Air festival, a two-day event set to take place July 9-10 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ADRAMELCH (ITA) BATTLEROAR (GR) BLOODSTAINED (GR) BREAKER (USA) ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'The Devil's Rejects' Casting News

Rob Zombie is continuing work on "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to the his directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due later in the year. According to a posting on Rob's web site, "Ken ('Dawn of the Dead') Foree has signed on the play Charlie Altamont a.k.a. Captain Spaulding's pimp brother. If that ...

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Ex-VIRGIN STEELE Guitarist JACK STARR: New Vocalist Needed

Former VIRGIN STEELE guitarist Jack Starr has launched a search for a vocalist for his band GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME. All applicants should submit their demo material to: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13022 USA As previously reported, Jack Starr recently inked a deal with Magic Circle Music, the label founded by ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), performing the track "Legal Usury" at OT-Heim in Steinfurt-Borghorst, Germany on March 19, 2004 has been posted online at this location (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the ...

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Sonic Firestorm - DRAGONFORCE

If you're big on impassioned warbling, fluttering keyboards and perma-galloping rhythms, the question is why go for DRAGONFORCE's second album specifically? Can it bring fresh joys to your record collection? The answer is, well, yes, although not — in the spirit of this breed of dramatic metal — a resounding yes to be trumpeted from ...

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KOTIPELTO: 'Reasons' Single Tops Finnish Chart

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 1 with his latest single, "Reasons". View the entire chart at this location. As previously reported, "Reasons" comes off KOTIPELTO's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release ...

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KOTIPELTO: 'Coldness' Audio Clips Posted Online

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has posted audio clips of all the tracks from his forthcoming sophomore solo album, "Coldness", at his official web site. Check them out at this location. As previously reported, "Coldness" is scheduled for release in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release ...

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