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MANOWAR: New Single Debuts At German #44!

The third and current single from MANOWAR's "Warriors Of The World" CD, "The Dawn Of Battle/I Believe" has entered the German single charts at position #44. The video for "I Believe" was shot on 35 mm in the Czech Republic with the support of thousands of fans at one of the first shows of the ...

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ABIGOR Drummer Gets Signature Stick!

Drummer Moritz Neuner (ABIGOR, KOROVAKILL, DORNENREICH, DARKWELL) has been given his own signature drumstick by the Swiss company Agner. In other news, Neuner recently laid down the drums on the forthcoming album from long-running symphonic black metallers GOLDEN DAWN, who were reportedly "discovered" in the mid-'90s by Martin Schirenc of PUNGENT STENCH/HOLLENTHON fame. Titled "Masquerade", ...

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DIMENSION F3H To Release 'Reaping The World Winds' In March

Norway's DIMENSION F3H, featuring LIMBONIC ART whiz kid Morfeus, have completed work on their debut album, "Reaping The World Winds", for a Mar. 18 release through Hammerheart Records. The CD was produced by Morfeus and mixed at Sweden's renowned Fredman Studio (IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILITY, DIMMU BORGIR). "DIMENSION F3H is a great opportunity for me ...

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KAMELOT: 'Epica' Release Date, Track Listing Unveiled

Florida melodic metallers KAMELOT have set Jan. 13, 2003 as the release date through Sanctuary/Noise Records of their much-anticipated new offering, "Epica". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Prologue 02. Center of the Universe 03. Farewell 04. Interlude I (Opiate Soul) 05. The Edge of Paradise 06. Wander 07. Interlude ...

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AGENT STEEL Postpone Album, Tour

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We have some disappointing news to announce. We've have been re-recording tracks to our long overdue album. Due to technical difficulties we lost data — actual tracks (our hard drive crashed!). But no worries, Bernie has been putting in long hours on the ...

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MANOWAR To Release New Single

MANOWAR will release the third single from the album Warriors Of The World to coincide with the start of their Warriors Of The World Tour 2002/2003. The single will feature the album's opening song "Call To Arms", plus two brand new MANOWAR tracks, entitled "The Dawn Of Battle" and "I Believe". The latter two cuts ...

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RONDINELLI To Issue 'Our Cross — Our Sins' In October

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records on October 21st. Featuring a musical direction that is said to ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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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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