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FLAW To Release Sophomore Album In May

FLAW have set a May 4 release date through Republic/Universal Records for their sophomore album, "Endangered Species". The follow-up to 2001's "Through The Eyes" features twelve new tracks, including "Endangered Species", "Medicate", "Wait For Me", "Many Faces", "All The Worst", "Final Cry", "Worlds Divide", "Turn The Tables", "Not Enough", "You've Changed", "Decide", and the first ...

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IMPERANON Set Release Date, Track Listing For Debut Album

Finland's IMPERANON have set "Stained" as the title of their debut album, due on May 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne and producer Titus Hjelm and was mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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METALLICA, KORN, SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME FESTIVAL

METALLICA, KORN, LINKIN PARK and SLIPKNOT are among the bands confirmed to appear at the Aerodrome Festival, a two-day event set to take place June 10-11 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include LIFE OF AGONY, SLAYER, ILL NINO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, HATEBREED, PUNGENT STENCH, LOSTPROPHETS and MNEMIC. For more ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Support AXEL RUDI PELL In Europe

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE will be supporting AXEL RUDI PELL on a European tour in April/May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 24 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL Apr. 25 - Zeche - Bochum, GER Apr. 27 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER Apr. 28 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER Apr. 29 - Batschkapp - ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Name New Album

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have set "Fall Grave Silence" as the working title of their sophomore album, tentatively due this fall through Rage Of Achilles Records. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" will be recorded during June-July at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with engineer Nino Laurenne. "Fall ...

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GODSMACK: Headlining Tour Announced

Beginning in early April, GODSMACK will play 13 shows with ILL NIÑO and their pals DROPBOX, the first band signed to GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's new label, Realign, according to MTV.com. GODSMACK's acoustic EP, "The Other Side", comes out on March 16. DROPBOX's self-titled debut drops April 13. The disc was produced by Dave Jerden ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Play Special Gig In Helsinki

THUNDERSTONE's concert at On the Rocks in Helsinki, Finland on March 3 will be "a very special show featuring acoustic versions (!) of THUNDERSTONE favorites, rare songs, killer covers and special guests!" according to a posting on the band's web site. "We are planning to make this an annual event, so be there to witness ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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CORETEZ Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have posted the following update on their official web site: "Wow, it's been a while since an update. Please forgive us. I know that a lot of you are wondering what the hell has been going ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Announce Live Dates, Continue Writing New Material

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the following two dates in February/March: Feb. 13 – Kotka, FIN - Yellowstone Mar. 05 – Kouvola, FIN - Rytmikatti (w/ SCENT OF FLESH) OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin recording the follow-up to their highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" debut in the summer with engineer Nino Laurenne at ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video To Premiere On Finnish TV

THUNDERSTONE's video for the track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" will receive its world premiere on Finnish TV1 on Friday, January 23 at 6:36 p.m. local time as part of the "Top 40" show. "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at ...

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APARTMENT 26 Replace SKRAPE On LIFE OF AGONY Tour

APARTMENT 26, the British group led by singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), have replaced SKRAPE on the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY/FLAW tour. LIFE OF AGONY, FLAW, APARTMENT 26 tour dates: Jan. 20 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY Jan. 21 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 23 - Paladium ...

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ILL NINO Film New Video

ILL NINO shot a video for the track "This Time's For Real" on Tuesday (Jan. 13) in Spanish Harlem in New York City. Directing the proceedings was Zack Merck, who has previously worked with NEVERMORE and CONVERGE, among others. The clip should be competed by the second week of February. ...

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IMPERANON Begin Mixing Debut Album

Finland's IMPERANON have finished recording their debut album at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne and producer Titus Hjelm and are currently mixing the effort at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. "Everything went quite nicely despite our very limited studio time," the band write on their web site. "We had fun working with Nino ...

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Bassist JOHN BECHTEL Leaves SYSTEMATIC

Bassist John Mark Bechtel has left San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC. No reason was given for his departure. Bechtel, who played on SYSTEMATIC's sophomore album, 2003's "Pleasure To Burn", will reportedly be performing with CORETEZ when they open for HATEBREED on January 28-29 at Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. It is not presently clear ...

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ILL NINO To Film New Video

ILL NINO will shoot a video for the track "This Time's For Real" early next week in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. The clip should be competed by the second week of February. In other news, ILL NINO guitarists Ahrue Luster and Jardel Paisante have been honored their own signature series guitars ...

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LIFE OF AGONY, FLAW, SKRAPE: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring headliners LIFE OF AGONY along with openers FLAW and SKRAPE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 20 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY Jan. 21 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 23 - Paladium - Worcester, MA Jan. 24 - Starland Ballroom ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Support ICED EARTH In Europe

Helsinki, Finland-based melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed as the opening band for ICED EARTH on their upcoming European headlining tour. THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning" (listen to audio samples here) is due on January 12, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump ...

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BIOHAZARD: New Dates Announced

BIOHAZARD will be playing four show in the Northeast over the Christmas break. "We'll be doing these shows with CORETEZ (awesome new band with Marc & Roger from ILL NINO) and some killer local bands," the band write on their web site. "Definitely check out the Brooklyn show. Both SHUTDOWN (first NY show in a ...

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SYMPHONY X Guitarist To Guest On THUNDERSTONE Album

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo has recorded a guest solo in the track "Drawn To The Flame" for the forthcoming THUNDERSTONE album, "The Burning". The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and was mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). ...

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