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THE HAUNTED To Honor DIMEBAG's Memory By 'Fucking Shit Up'

After their extraordinarily successful U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN and labelmates SHADOWS FALL, the Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will now start to devastate Europe. On January 26, 2005, THE HAUNTED will head out for the "Close Up Made Us Do It Tour" as headlining act all over Scandinavia together with support from TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER and ...

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THE HAUNTED's One Minute Of Silence For DIMEBAG DARRELL

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED paid tribute to late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DAMAGEPLAN's bodyguard Jeff "Mathem" Thompson last night (Dec. 17) by requesting one minute of silence with devil's horns raised from everyone that attended their gig at the London Forum. Also appearing on the bill were ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and NIGHTRAGE. ...

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THE HAUNTED: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will embark on a two-week U.K. headlining tour starting on February 24 at London's Mean Fiddler. The trek will also include MARTYR AD and DEAD TO FALL. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Feb. 24 – London, UK - Meanfiddler Feb. 25 – Birmingham, UK - Academy Feb. 26 – Leeds, ...

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KYLÄHULLUT: CHILDREN OF BODOM Side Project To Release Album In January

According to a posting at Scythes-Of-Bodom.com, KYLÄHULLUT, the Finnish project featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Vesku Jokinen (KLAMYDIA) and Tonmi Lillman (ex-TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY), have completed work on their full-length album, "Turpa Täynnä" (Hammered), tentatively due in January 2005. The band, whose name is roughly translated to "Village Fools", spent a week in ...

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ISLE OF MAN Sign Licensing Deal With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch death/grindcore band ISLE OF MAN have signed a distribution-and-promotion deal with Garden of Exile Records. The five tracks the band recorded last year will be released by the end of November 2004 under the title "Breathe Plastic". In addition to the five tracks, the disc will contain a video for the song "Pig Roast". ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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WALLS OF JERICHO Vocalist Sustains Injury During Video Shoot

Hardcore troopers WALLS OF JERICHO have preserved the brutality of their live show for future generations of moshing masses in their new video for "There's No I In Fuck You!" The video was directed by Kevin Leonard who also shot videos for TERROR, HIMSA and NEVERMORE. The video visualizes the idolatry of rock stars and ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Israel Concert Confirmed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have confirmed the details of their upcoming gig in Israel. The group will be performing on November 25 at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv. Upcoming DARK FUNERAL shows: Oct. 30 – Seichamps, FRA - Tattoo The Mind Festival Nov. 06 – Boden, SWE - Nordic Rage Festival Nov. 20 ...

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DARK FUNERAL: London Show Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have added a U.K. date to their itinerary. The band will be peforming at The Underworld in London on November 20. Support at the show will come from THUS DEFILED, ABGOTT and CRUEL HUMANITY. Upcoming DARK FUNERAL shows: Oct. 30 – Seichamps, FRA - Tattoo The Mind Festival Nov. 06 ...

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CRYPTOPSY: New Touring Guitarist Announced

Former CRYPTOPSY guitarist Miguel Roy ("Whisper Supremacy") has been filling in for Jon Levasseur during the band's tour of Western Canada. For the second portion of the group's Canadian tour, Dan Mongrain (MARTYR, GORGUTS) will join the band beginning in Quebec City and Montreal on October 8 and 9. The tour will end on November ...

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FALL OF THE LEAFE Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Finnish progressive/avantgarde metallists FALL OF THE LEAFE have inked a deal with Firebox Records. The group's fifth album, "Vantage", is tentatively scheduled for release mid-2005. FALL OF THE LEAFE's first album, "Evanescent Everfading", was released back in 1998 through Defiled Records (USA). The follow-up albums, "August Vernicle" and "Fermina", were issued through Argentina's Icarus Music. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Surprises In Store On Upcoming Studio CD

Reunited New York Thrash metal veterans NUCLEAR ASSAULT — vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bass guitarist Danny Lilker, drummer Glenn Evans and new guitarist Scott Harrington — are putting the finishing touches to their first collection of new material in ten years at the Manchester, NH, studios of Screaming Ferret Wreckords head Timothy Koukos. Former member Erik ...

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MAYHEM Enter Norwegian Chart At No. 28

Black metal veterans MAYHEM entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 28 with their latest release, "Chimera". The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, features a musical direction that was previously described by the band as "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's ...

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Estonian Black Metallers MANATARK To Support MAYHEM In Europe

Estonian black metallers MANATARK have officially been confirmed as the second support act (in addition to Japan's DEFILED) on the first half of the upcoming MAYHEM European tour. Support at the remaining dates will come from CADAVER and DEFILED. MAYHEM w/ MANATARK and DEFILED tour dates: Apr. 09 - Musikens Hus - Gothenburg, SWE Apr. ...

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JERK Split With Singer, Seek Replacement

Sydney, Australia-based hard/electronic rock outfit JERK today announced the departure of vocalist Johnathan Devoy. A band spokesperson issued the following statement: "We had a great time with John, but regrettably started heading in different directions. The split is an amicable one and by mutual agreement. We wish John all the best and hope to bring ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Artwork Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Chimera", at (get your magnifying glasses ready, people) this location. The group have also finalized the track listing for the CD, which is scheduled to be released on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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MAYHEM, DEFILED: European Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM and Japan's DEFILED will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early April. A third band will be added to the bill soon. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 08 – Loppen - Copenhagen, DEN Apr. 09 - Musikens Hus - Gothenburg, SWE Apr. 10 - Inferno ...

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MAYHEM Announce Finnish Dates

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have added three Finnish dates to their upcoming European tour. As previously reported, the trek (which will reportedly include Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED) will officially commence on April 10, beginning with an appearance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, according to a posting on the band's web site. The European ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD, "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by ...

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MAYHEM, DECAPITATED, DEFILED: Scandinavian Dates Announced

Norway's MAYHEM, Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early April. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 09 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Apr. 10 – Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Apr. 11 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben MAYHEM's new full-length CD, "Chimera", is ...

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GHOULUNATICS To Record New Album This Weekend

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS will be recording 13 new songs for their upcoming album at Pierre Remillard's (CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN, GORGUTS) Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec from Thursday, February 5 to Sunday, February 9. The band will then head back to their hometown of Montreal to record the vocals with Yannick St-Amand (NEURAXIS, MARTYR, DESPISED ICON). ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Begin Recording New Album In May

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST will enter the studio in May to record their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. A world tour will coincide with the release of the new CD. The follow-up to 2002's "Genesis" sees the group "returning back to [their] roots. [The musical path] the band [chose to follow ...

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