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CROWBAR Announce New Guitarist, Line Up European Tour Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Set U.S. Release Date For Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set a June 15 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for "Exposures: In Retrospect and Denial", a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Featuring almost two hours of material and 31 tracks, the collection contains two CDs for the single-release price. The first CD includes rare and long ...

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KOTIPELTO: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new KOTIPELTO track, titled "Reasons", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Reasons" comes off the former STRATOVARIUS singer's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records (a May 18 U.S. release is expected). The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was ...

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KOTIPELTO: More 'Coldness' Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding KOTIPELTO's sophomore album, "Coldness", due in Europe on April 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was recorded by CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman at his Beyond Abilities Studios as well as by Tero Kostermaa at High and Loud's ELK Studios and Finnvox ...

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KOTIPELTO: 'Coldness' Cover Art Posted Online

The cover artwork for KOTIPELTO's new album, "Coldness", has been posted online at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn", due on April 26 through Century Media Records, features contributions from the following world-class musicians: Janne Wirman (CHILDREN OF BODOM - keyboards) Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS - bass) Mirka Rantanen (THUNDERSTONE, ...

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FALLEN, GOLD STAR, CONQUEST Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

FALLEN, GOLD STAR, and CONQUEST are the final three bands confirmed for the Classic Metal Fest 4, set to be held May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently scheduled to appear at the event: SOLITUDE AETURNUS HIRAX RAFF DECEASED WRATH ATTACKER WRETCH IMPALER DESTRUCTOR ...

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THROES OF DAWN: New Music Posted Online

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have uploaded two sound clips from their forthcoming album, "Quicksilver Clouds", due in April through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The two songs, "Vertigo" and "Black Carbon Snow", are available for preview here. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Issue 2-CD Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. A May 31 release through Century Media Records is expected. "For many years, we've received lots of questions regarding the possibility of our pre-album material ever being released on CD, and we're very happy to provide ...

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STONEHENGE, LEVIATHAN Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

STONEHENGE and LEVIATHAN have been confirmed for the Classic Metal Fest 4, set to be held May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently scheduled to appear at the event: SOLITUDE AETURNUS HIRAX RAFF DECEASED WRATH ATTACKER WRETCH IMPALER DESTRUCTOR PREMONITION TYRANT'S REIGN IRON CROSS ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer TIMO KOTIPELTO: New Single Details Revealed

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto will release his new single, "Reasons", in mid-March. The single will include the following tracks: 01. Reasons 02. Seeds of Sorrow 03. Vizier (extended version) The first two songs are taken from KOTIPELTO's new album, "Coldness", while "Vizier" comes off the singer's solo debut, "Waiting for the Dawn". This previously ...

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SLAYER Drummer Completes 'Dawn Of The Dead' Recording Session

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo recently completed a one-day recording session for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the horror film classic "Dawn of the Dead". "It was absolutely amazing!" Dave said of working with Tyler Bates, composer of the Universal release. A blood-and-guts classic! Working with Tyler Bates was a great experience." The movie ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Best Of' Collection On The Way

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will have a "best of" CD released via their former label, Limb Music. Titled "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga", the compilation comprises selected songs from all of their releases beginning with 1997's "Legendary Tales" and ending with 2002's "Power Of The Dragonflame". "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga" (view ...

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SACRED STEEL, DISBELIEF, CIRCLE II CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ OPEN AIR Festival

SACRED STEEL, EDGE OF THORNS, DISBELIEF and CIRCLE II CIRCLE have been officially confirmed for this year's Rock Harz Open Air festival, set to take place on June 18-19 in Osterode/Dorste, Germany. Meanwhile, EPICA, GRAVEWORM, MALEVOLENT CREATION and MYSTIC CIRCLE have all cancelled their participation in the festival. Other bands scheduled to appear at Rock ...

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ODHINN Sign With IMPERIAL DAWN RECORDS

ODHINN, the Swedish "Viking metal" band featuring John Odhinn Sandin (IN BATTLE, NORRSKEN, VARKYRIA), Nils Fjellström (IN BATTLE, AEON, CHASTISEMENT) and Hans Karlsson (IN BATTLE, DIABOLICAL, VARKYRIA), have signed a deal with Imperial Dawn Records. The group, who have issued two CDs through Napalm Records, have commenced the recording process for their new album, entitled ...

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WRATH, BLACK WIDOW Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

WRATH and BLACK WIDOW have been confirmed for the Classic Metal Fest 4, set to be held May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently scheduled to appear at the event: SOLITUDE AETURNUS HIRAX RAFF DECEASED WRATH ATTACKER WRETCH IMPALER DESTRUCTOR PREMONITION TYRANT'S REIGN IRON ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer TIMO KOTIPELTO: 'Coldness' Details Revealed

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has finalized the track listing for his second solo album, "Coldness", due this spring through Century Media Records. Joining Timo during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (which was issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) were the following world-class musicians: Janne Wirman (CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of recent live and rehearsal photos of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online in MP3 format ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer Names Solo Album

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has set "Coldness" as the title of his second solo album, due this spring through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (which was issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) reportedly features "more or less the same" recording lineup as that on the debut, which included contributions ...

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THROES OF DAWN Name New Album

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have set "Quicksilver Clouds" as the title of their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August and November at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki. THROES OF DAWN recently ...

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SLAYER Schedule 'Monster Garage' Appearance

According to drummer Dave Lombardo's official web site, SLAYER will be performing on the TV show "Monster Garage" on Friday, April 19 at midnight (PST) on the Discovery Channel. Dave will also be performing drums for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic horror flick "Dawn of the Dead". FANTOMAS, Lombardo's ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Debut To Receive U.S. Release

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will release their debut album on January 26 through Escapi Music in coordination with Navarre Distribution. "Compared to my previous projects, ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have been confirmed for the Classic Metal Fest 4, set to be held May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently scheduled to appear at the event: SOLITUDE AETURNUS HIRAX RAFF DECEASED ATTACKER WRETCH IMPALER DESTRUCTOR PREMONITION TYRANT'S ...

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ATTACKER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Reunited New Jersey metal legends ATTACKER have been confirmed for this year's Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The complete list of bands scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: MANILLA ROAD HALLOWEEN BLITZKRIEG CLOVEN HOOF ATTACKER WIZARD ELIXIR MAJESTY DARK QUARTERER ...

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DARK FUNERAL Name Live Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" as the title of their upcoming live album, due on March 29 through Regain Records. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire 03. ...

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