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BURNING POINT: New Demo Samples Posted Online

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have uploaded audio samples of two new demo songs — "Nocturnal Sight" and "Bring Me Oblivion" — at their official web site. Check them out at this location. BURNING POINT released their latest, critically aclaimed album "Feeding Their Flames" in 2003 on Limb Music. The band consists of Pete Ahonen ...

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OPETH To Guest On Norwegian Radio

On Tuesday, November 15, OPETH will be guests on Norwegian National Radio P3. The program is called "Pyro", and two of the band's members will play their favorite songs from the history of rock. "Pyro" airs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CET. OPETH will be guests in the last hour, and the show can ...

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SEASON'S END, BLOODY MARY To Team Up For U.K. Tour

English female-fronted doom band SEASON'S END and Italian goth rockers BLOODY MARY begin their U.K. tour this Saturday (Nov. 12). Also appearing on the bill will be THE FACES OF SARAH. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 - Ipswich, UK - Premier pool club (w/ FULL COLAPSE) Nov. 14 - Coventry, UK - Jailhouse ...

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OPETH To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Sweden's OPETH will be the featured guests on this weekend's episode of "Headbanger's Ball". The two-hour program will air Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. OPETH are currently touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Raodrunner Records. As previously reported, OPETH's video for the track "The Grand ...

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UNJUST: In Pre-Production Mode

San Francisco Bay Area's UNJUST are currently in pre-production for their much-anticipated fourth album, entitled "To Lose a Name". The band plan will once again work with producer/engineer Mark Keaton (MACHINE HEAD, ONE MAN ARMY, MR. T EXPERIENCE, KGB) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. An early 2006 release is expected. A demo version of ...

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EIDOLON: MEGADETH Guitarist Issues New Album Update

EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Here is an update to let you know where we stand with the progress of recording the new EIDOLON album, 'The Parallel Otherworld'. "All that is left now are two bass tracks, my solos and Nils' [K. Rue, vocals; ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Long-running Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Rob Barret and bassist Gordon Simms. Replacing them in the group's latest incarnation are returning members John Rubin (guitar) and Jason Blachowicz (bass, also in DIVINE EMPIRE). MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently writing the music for their tenth studio album, to be released sometime ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Abacus Recordings has announced the signing of New York City's SICK OF IT ALL. As one of the longest-standing bands still proudly waving the flag of New York hardcore, SICK OF IT ALL have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Swedish technical death metal outfit SPAWN OF POSSESSION have signed a multi-album deal with Neurotic Records. The band will enter Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden in January/February with producer Magnus Sedenberg to record their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due next spting/summer. According to an official press release. the follow-up to 2003's "Cabinet" album will be ...

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OPETH To Guest On INDIE 103.1 FM

OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Peter Lindgren will be interviewed on "Chaos" on Indie 103.1 FM (KDLD) tonight (Oct. 19) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight PST. The show can be streamed online at www.indie1031.com. OPETH are touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries". Opening the shows are FIREBALL MINISTRY (Oct. ...

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LINEA 77 Crack Italian Top 10

According to Earache Records, LINEA 77 entered the Italian national album chart two weeks ago at No. 9 with their latest album, "Available for Propoganda". The CD was the highest placed new entry, beating off challenges from H.I.M.'s "Dark Light" (No. 10), CRAZY FROG's "Crazy Hits" (No. 14) and OPETH's "Ghost Reveries" (No. 52). After ...

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Capture the Magic - ICARUS WITCH

I had heard so much hype over the "Roses on White Lace" debut EP from ICARUS WITCH that I couldn't wait to check out "Capture the Magic", the band's first full-length. Needless to say, my expectations were high, based on so many press outlets worshipping the band as the savior of traditional (read: NWOBHM) melodic ...

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OPETH Reschedule San Francisco, Los Angeles Dates

Swedish rock innovators OPETH were set to hit the US shores on October 9th in Tempe when the band's plans were derailed by unforeseen circumstances; unfortunately, along with Tempe's gig went Los Angeles at House Of Blues (Oct. 10 and Fillmore theater in San Francisco on Oct. 11). FEAR NOT! OPETH are rerouting their tour ...

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OPETH Schedule Vancouver In-Store

Sweden's OPETH will be holding an in-store signing at SCRAPE Records in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, October 14. Come down and meet the band, get pictures taken, and get your OPETH (and related) albums signed! There will be some freebies and giveaways too. The in-store is scheduled for late afternoon, See the store's

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MERCYFUL FATE's HERMANN, DENNER To Guest On EIDOLON CD

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has issued the following update on his EIDOLON project (which also features Glen's brother/MEGADETH drummer Shawn): "Sorry it has been so long, but as most of you know, Shawn and I have been on tour most of the summer with MEGADETH, and what a tour it was!!!! "Where are we with ...

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THIS IS MENACE To Play Special Gig In London

The 15-headed hydra known as THIS IS MENACE, featuring a "who's who" of underground vocalists from HUNDRED REASONS, SIKTH, THERAPY?, CARCASS, AMEN, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, PITCHSHIFTER, EARTHTONE9 and the HIDING PLACE, are set to play a monumental gig at London's Mean Fiddler on December 18. Originally set for September, this show was rescheduled to ...

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Bastard Son - WATCH THEM DIE

Some records take on a personality of their own, and we attribute motives to them anthropomorphically. You'll hear someone describe an album by saying "it wants you to mosh", or "it makes you bang your head". Well, fair warning: "Bastard Son" from WATCH THEM DIE wants to punch you in the balls, over and over ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY, INTO ETERNITY Added To OPETH's North American Tour

FIREBALL MINISTRY and INTO ETERNITY have been added to the North American leg of OPETH's "Ghost Reveries World Tour". The outing begins on October 9 in Phoenix, Arizona and will run through mid-November 2005. Supporting the band directly on this run will be PELICAN (through October 22) then NEVERMORE (beginning October 24). FIREBALL MINISTRY will ...

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OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 9

OPETH's new album, "Ghost Reveries", has entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 9 (the group's previous midweek chart position — after two days of sales — was No. 4). The group's updated "Ghost Reveries" first-week chart positions around the world are now as follows: #9: Sweden #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: ...

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