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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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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer Completes Work On New Solo Album, Comments On Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has completed work on his second solo album, tentatively due in the spring through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) reportedly features "more or less the same" recording lineup as that on the debut, which featured contributions from Mike ...

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Holland's NEW AEON MEDIA: Supporting The Heavy Metal Underground

Holland's Karmageddon Media has launched a brand-new sub-division label, dubbed New Aeon Media, as a way to "support the [heavy metal] underground," according to an official press release. The first three signings to the label are FINAL DAWN from Finland (described as a "mix of ROTTING CHRIST, SENTENCED and older MEGADETH"), RIBSPREADER ("unbelievable old-school Swedish ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: More Live Dates Announced

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have lined up the following dates: Jan. 24 – Nordhoff –Neuenkirchen, GER May 14 – Talentschuppen – Steinfurt, GER (w/ CONTRADICTION) As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online ...

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KATATONIA Welcome Addition To Family

BLABBERMOUTH.NET would like to congratulate KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman and girlfriend Hilma on the birth of their first child, a daughter, Saturday morning (December 27). As previously reported, KATATONIA are currently editing their first DVD, due sometime next year. A Polish Cracow gig from April 2003 will be the main attraction of the disc, but ...

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KATATONIA/AMARAN: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour with AMARAN beginning in early February. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Feb. 05 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN Feb. 06 - Loop - Oulu, FIN Feb. 07 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN Support at the above shows will come from BEFORE THE DAWN. ...

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CROWBAR Complete New CD, Seek Record Deal

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey ya'll, Kirk here again. We just want to let ya'll know that things are moving along well, albeit, rather slowly with the new CROWBAR deal. We want to take our time and get the best deal for this new ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO Comments On STRATOVARIUS Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his web site regarding his departure from the group: "Maybe you have seen in it on the STRATOVARIUS homepage (or read it somewhere else), that [drummer] Jörg [Michael] and I are no longer members of the band. That is unfortunately true. "I ...

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DARK FUNERAL Sign With REGAIN, Live Album Due In March

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have signed with Regain Records following their split with MNW/No Fashion Records earlier in the year. The group's first release for Regain will be their as-yet-untitled live album recorded on their recent South American tour, due on March 29. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. ...

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OMEN To Support HELLOWEEN In Texas

Classic metallers OMEN have been confirmed to support HELLOWEEN at three Texas dates in January. In addition, the band will perform a special CD-release show in December. Upcoming OMEN dates: Dec. 12 - The Indigo - Dallas, TX Jan. 22 - The Engine Room - Houston, TX (w/ HELLOWEEN) Jan. 23 - White Rabbit - ...

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TIAGA: More Music Posted Online

TIAGA, the new Finnish goth-metal band featuring ex-TO/DIE/FOR singer Jape Perätalo, ex-TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Juppe "J.P." Sutela, ex-NEW DAWN FOUNDATION drummer/ex-TO/DIE/FOR drum tech Santtu Lonka, current TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Mika "Alli" Ahtiainen, and ex-H.I.M./NEW DAWN FOUNDATION keyboardist Juska Salminen, have now posted their entire three-song demo online in MP3 format. The tracks available for download are as ...

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TIAGA: Former TO/DIE/FOR Singer Launches New Band

TIAGA, the new Finnish goth-metal band featuring ex-TO/DIE/FOR singer Jape Perätalo, ex-TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Juppe "J.P." Sutela, ex-NEW DAWN FOUNDATION drummer/ex-TO/DIE/FOR drum tech Santtu Lonka, current TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Mika "Alli" Ahtiainen, and ex-H.I.M./NEW DAWN FOUNDATION keyboardist Juska Salminen, have completed work on a three-song demo containing the tracks "Forever Autumn", "World Is Made For Me" and ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Play First Gig With Session Vocalist

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR will play at the Riviera club in Kouvola (Finland) on Wednesday, November 26. The concert will mark the group's first live performance with session vocalist Juha Kylmänen (FOR MY PAIN, REFLEXION), following the departure of Jape Perätalo in August. Support at the gig will come from ACCESS BEYOND. A Mexican tour will ...

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FEAR FACTORY: The Future Is Now

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following message on the band's newly re-launched official web site: "The past has been nothing more than a template, a blueprint for what the future holds in store for us. The evidence is apparent, archived for all to see, hear, and comprehend. Nothing has ...

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IN BATTLE Ink New Deal, Prepare To Record

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have signed a deal with Cold/Metal Blade Records, according to a post on the group's official web site. The band's forthcoming album will be recorded in March/April 2004 at Mana studio in Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL). A summer 2004 release is expected. IN BATTLE's recently ...

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WIZARD Replace PARADOX At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

German metallers WIZARD have replaced PARADOX on the bill for the Keep It True II festival, which is set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. In addition, Italian epic metallers BATTLE RAM have been added to the warm-up show, "The Dawn Of Battle", which will be held at Alibi ...

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DAWN: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Swedish black metallers DAWN, featuring ex-members of AFFLICTED, DARK FUNERAL and CRANIUM, will re-release their old albums on a double CD with extra material on December 8. The album will be made available on Necropolis Records in the U.S. and will be distributed by Century Media Records in Europe. The band are still working on ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack To The Apocalypse' Track Listing Revealed!

SLAYER have announced the complete track listing for their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, and a DVD of live performances spanning 20 years, all digitally ...

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Former PESTILENCE Singer To Record With Germany's DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will be appearing on the new CD from German death metallers DEATH BY DAWN. The singer, who played two shows with the group in early October (in Germany and Italy), will continue to make music and perform live with the band during the coming months. For more information ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Mexican Tour Postponed, Former Singer Launches New Band

TO/DIE/FOR's Mexican tour, which was originally scheduled to take place in late October/early November has been postponed until late February (Feb. 19-29). No reason was given for the postponement. As previously reported, the Finnish goth-metallers will be utilizing the services of FOR MY PAIN/REFLEXION singer Juha Kylmänen during the trek, following the departure of Jape ...

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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Details Revealed

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "It has been quite some time since DARK FUNERAL has released any official news. We might have been quiet but we sure haven't been inactive! After a successful gig at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany the first ...

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JAG PANZER Announce Exclusive German Gig

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have confirmed a one-off German show on Friday, September 26 at JZ Köln Porz (Glashütte) in Köln. Support at the gig will come from DOOMSWORD, BATTLE RAM, SAVALLION DAWN and BOOMERANG. JAG PANZER will release a new album, titled "Decade of the Nail-Spiked Bat", in Europe on November 17 through ...

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CRISS OLIVA MEMORIAL CONCERT Venue Change

Due to the large number of pre show ticket sales, the venue for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert has been changed. The Memorial Concert will now be held on Friday, October 17, 2003 at The Masquerade located in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Details ...

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GREAT WHITE Concert In Massachusetts Called Off

GREAT WHITE's previously announced concert at Club Odyssey in Weymouth, Massachusetts was cancelled yesterday after complaints from people who thought the Massachusetts venue was too close to the scene of the Feb. 20 tragedy, according to the Providence Journal. "We did get official word that it was actually cancelled," Shelby Tillett, assistant to Weymouth Mayor ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Song Posted Online

A brand new STRATOVARIUS track, titled "I Walk To My Own Song", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (file size: 3.6 MB). "I Walk To My Own Song" comes off the Finnish neo-classical metallers' forthcoming CD, "Elements Part 2", due on October 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Best Of' CD, DVD Details Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will release a new "best of" CD and their first-ever DVD on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes" is a compilation CD featuring THE 69 EYES' "goth 'n' roll classics," while the "Helsinki Vampires" DVD will include a live ...

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