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OMEN Finish Recording New CD

Classic US metallers OMEN have finished recording their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Reopening The Gates, entitled Eternal Black Dawn. The group's first CD with new vocalist Kevin Goocher, Eternal Black Dawn is tentatively scheduled to be mixed next month for an early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined record company. ...

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ENEMYMAKER888 Hard At Work On Debut CD

Britain's ENEMYMAKER888 (formerly RAINMAKER888) are in the process of recording their debut album, Planet Dow Jone$, due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. 16 tracks are being recorded, with 12 set to appear on the album and the remaining songs to be included as bonus tracks for other territory releases. The tracks recorded ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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Reroute To Remain - IN FLAMES

Quite remarkable how far this band has come from their ever-so-humble beginnings on a small Swedish death metal label to their internationally successful status of today, having inspired not only a great deal of metal bands in the process, but whose melodic twin guitar attack has already seen its influence seep into the hardcore scene ...

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THROES OF DAWN Postpone Recording Sessions

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have postponed the recording sessions for their next album until November/December. An early 2003 release through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records is expected. According to the band, "the reason why the studio sessions were postponed is that we felt that we needed more time to rehearse and didn't want to rush things. We ...

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REVELATION Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE Festival

The reformed classic REVELATION line-up of Dennis Cornelius (vocals/ guitar), Jim Hunter (bass) and Steve Branagan (drums)—accompanied by ex-OVERSOUL guitarist Chris Greenway—has been confirmed for the first-ever European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise, to be held in Crailsheim, Germany on February 7th and 8th, 2003. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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Former SUNDOWN/CEMETARY Mainman To Record Under His Own Name

After years of dedicated service in various bands and "projects", former CEMETARY/SUNDOWN mainman Mathias Lodmalm appears determined to use his own name for his future recordings, none of which are likely to bear any musical resemblance to his previous outings. Says Lodmalm: "After many years of tweaking, writing, nervous breakdowns and about a million project ...

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TANK To Issue New Studio Album In August

Long-running UK rock legends TANK are set to release their long-awaited new album, entitled Still At War, in Japan during August. A North American/European release will follow shortly after. The tentative track listing for Still At War is as follows: 01. Conspiracy Of Hate 02. The Blood's Still On Their Hands 03. Return Of The ...

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MURDERDOLLS Track Listing Unveiled

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Beyond The Valley of The Murderdolls. It ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Complete Work On "Affiliated With The Suffering"

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have nearly completed work on their second full-length album, entitled Affiliated With The Suffering, at Dub Studios for an October 7th release through Hammerheart/The Plague Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. A Dream of Death 02. ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE/BOLT THROWER Frontman Resurfaces In DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will perform a live gig with his new band, DEATH BY DAWN, on Saturday, June 15th at J.U.K.S. in Emsdetten, Germany. Also appearing on the bill will be GUERRILLA and FUTURE FATE. For more information on DEATH BY DAWN, and to download full-length MP3s of their music, visit ...

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IN FLAMES: Full Album Details Revealed

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set Reroute To Remain as the title of their forthcoming studio CD, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH). Due to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in the ...

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S.O.D. Dies Again: By SCOTT IAN

S.O.D./ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the official ANTHRAX web site at www.anthraxtheband.com: "Sergeant D, Icon of Race Relations, Zombie, Raconteur, Dies Again "Sergeant D, one of the most controversial figures of the last two decades, died again yesterday in Bayside, New York. Cause of death was given as ...

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OMEN To Issue "Eternal Black Dawn" In Summer

Here's an update from OMEN guitarist Kenny Powell, as posted at the group's official web site: “We have just returned for playing 2 sold out shows in Athens, Greece and I must honestly say that it was the best time I have ever had in my life as far as music goes. The new material ...

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ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI: "Not For The Weak"

California's ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI (ex-AGENT STEEL) have nearly completed work on their as-yet-untitled forthcoming CD, which singer Bruce Hall has described as “intense metal—certainly not for the weak”. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human ...

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THE 69 EYES Complete Work On "Paris Kills"

Finland's THE 69 EYES have completed work on Paris Kills, the final part in the trilogy that began with the Wasting The Dawn CD and continued with the acclaimed Blessed Be release. Produced by Johnny Lee Michaels, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Crashing High 02. Dance D'Amour 03. Betty Blue 04. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Very Best Of" Double CD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On May 13th, CRADLE OF FILTH will release Lovecraft & Witch Hearts (The Very Best Of CRADLE OF FILTH), a specially-packaged double CD. This release is the culmination of the band's six years signed to independent label Music For Nations. Featuring 24 of CRADLE's masterpieces, this double CD clocks up an amazing ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman Debuts At #4 On Finnish Single Charts

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto's three-song single, containing the tracks "Beginning" (single edit), "Waiting for the Dawn" and "Kadesh" (non-LP), debuted at position #4 on the Finnish single chart. Kotipelto's debut full-length CD, entitled Waiting For The Dawn, is due to be released through Century Media Records in May. ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Finalize Album Track Listing, Release Date

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have completed work on their third album, entitled The Birth Of Tragedy, which is due to be released through Osmose Productions on May 21st. Recorded on the mountainside of Hachioji, Japan, the CD version of the album will contain 11 songs, while the LP version and the limited-edition digi-pack will each include ...

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