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Ex-VIRGIN STEELE Guitarist JACK STARR: New Vocalist Needed

Former VIRGIN STEELE guitarist Jack Starr has launched a search for a vocalist for his band GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME. All applicants should submit their demo material to: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13022 USA As previously reported, Jack Starr recently inked a deal with Magic Circle Music, the label founded by ...

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BEHOLDER To Support VISION DIVINE In Italy

Italian metallers BEHOLDER will support VISION DIVINE on their upcoming tour of Italy. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 April – Firenze, ITA - Enigma May 01 May - Reggio Emilia, ITA - Transilvania Live May 08 May - Bassano d.G., ITA - Transilvania Live May 14 May - Civitanova Marche, ITA - Transilvania ...

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RAVEN: Update From JOHN GALLAGHER

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi! just like to say thanks to everyone that came out to the Tampa & NJ festivals & the gig with BUDGIE the other night — we had a blast, great to see Mark [Gallagher, guitarist] actually on his feet ...

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FOZZY Name New Album

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Well, the year of the FOZZ is kickin into high gear and there's tons of news to tell ya about. "First off, the shows in Omaha and at the Jersey Metalfest in Irvington were both awesome! ...

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RAVEN To Open For BUDGIE In Virginia

Long-running British metallers RAVEN will be opening for BUDGIE on March 24 at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. RAVEN's next performance will take place this Friday (March 12) at the March Metal Meltdown VI festival in Irvington, New Jersey. As previously reported, RAVEN are continuing to compile footage for their first-ever DVD, tentatively due later in ...

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MARDUK Side-Project To Release Album This Month

DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, the "horror-death rock" side-project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson and bassist B. War, will release their new full-length album, "Revelation Unorthodox", on February 29 through Regain Records (via Blooddawn Productions). The follow-up to the "Howling" mini-album (2000) was recorded last summer at Abyss studio with producer Tommy Tägtgren. Download two MP3 clips from ...

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BEHOLDER Announce Italian Show

Italian metallers BEHOLDER have announced a live show on May 28 at Transilvania Live in Milan in support of their upcoming third full-length album, "Lethal Injection". The follow-up to 2002's "Wish For Destruction" — the group's first CD with new bassist Ace Raven — will be released through Dragonheart Records. In other news, BEHOLDER keyboardist ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Begin Recording New Album

CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on Friday, February 13 to begin recording their Roadrunner Records debut, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine". The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day" will be produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with the group during the mixing stage for "Damnation…". "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as ...

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SALEM Schedule Tel Aviv In-Store

Israeli death metallers SALEM will sign copies of their DVD, "Live Demise", and meet with fans on on Thursday, February 5 at the Metal Shop (42nd Frishman street) in Tel Aviv, between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. According to a posting on the group's official web site, the disc is available through Blockbuster, Tower Records ...

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RAVEN To Play SUN N' STEEL, MARCH METAL MELTDOWN Festivals

According to RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher, RAVEN are "99% certain" to play the Sun n' Steel festival March 6-7 in Tampa, Florida and the March Metal Meltdown VI festival March 12-13 in Irvington, New Jersey. In other news, RAVEN are continuing to compile footage for their first-ever DVD, tentatively due later in the year. "We ...

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SALEM: DVD To Receive Release Next Week

Israeli death metallers SALEM will release their DVD, "Live Demise", in their home country on Wednesday, January 28. According to a posting on the group's official web site, the disc will be available through Blockbuster, Tower Records and Raven Music. The suggested retail price is 79 Shekels. A European distribution deal is currently in the ...

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THE CROWN Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). It is the first time the festival will be a two-day event. Thirty-five bands will play on three different stages. ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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AXAMENTA Record New Promo CD

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, spent time in the recording studio this past weekend recording three songs for a promo release, which the band describe as "16 minutes of neo-classical horror-metal." The effort, which is scheduled to be mixed and mastered within the next few weeks, will be "unlike ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS!

British extreme metal outfit CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band, second-stage headliners of this year's Ozzfest and recently on tour in America supported by TYPE O NEGATIVE and MOONSPELL, are delighted by the recent turn of events. Dani Filth, the group's often outspoken vocalist had this to say about ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On National U.S. Headlining Tour

As the buzz surrounding the Italian sextet LACUNA COIL's latest single "Heaven's A Lie" continues to build at commercial radio, the group prepares to make their much anticipated return to the U.S. After developing a rabid following throughout this past year relentlessly touring with the likes of ANTHRAX, OPETH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, they are ...

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MARDUK Set Release Date For DVD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have set a January 19, 2004 release date for their much-anticipated DVD, titled "Funeral Marches And Warsongs". The long-delayed disc will tentatively include, among other features, a live show recorded in Paris on the European leg of the World Funeral tour as well as footage of the band's reunion with former ...

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BEHOLDER Prepare To Record New Album

Italian metallers BEHOLDER are about to enter New Sin studios to begin recording their third full-length album, titled "Lethal Injection". The follow-up to 2002's "Wish For Destruction" is due in early 2004 through Dragonheart Records. "Lethal Injection" will mark the recording debut with the group of new bassist Ace Raven. BEHOLDER's lineup is competed by ...

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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE II Festival

Reformed Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the only European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise II, to be held April 2-3, 2004 in Göppingen, Germany. The compete lineup for the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): COUNT RAVEN (Sweden) DRECKSAU (Germany) MOURNING BELOVETH (Ireland) NORTHWINDS (France) ORODRUIN (USA) ...

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