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THE 69 EYES To Release 'Devils' In October

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have inked a deal with EMI/Virgin Records. Although it was announced earlier this year that the band had signed with a major label, the identity of the label was kept secret. However, in last week's interview with Russia's Darkside E-Zine (web site), THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki said, ...

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THE 69 EYES Sign New Record Deal, Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have signed a "big major label" deal with an as-yet-undisclosed record company, according to a posting on the group's web site. The band are currently currently working on their new album with producers Johnny Lee Michaels and Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A September/October 2004 release is expected. The first ...

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MOONSPELL: South American Tour Details Finalized

Portugal's MOONSPELL have finalized the details of their upcoming South American tour. The dates are as follows: May 14 - Mexico City, MEX - Circo Volador May 15 - Monterrey, MEX - Cafe Iguana May 16 – Guadalajara, MEX - HardRock May 19 - Santiago Do Chile, CHL - Teatro Providencia May 20 - São ...

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SEPULTURA: Live Video Posted Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have uploaded a nine-minute video from their April 16, 2004 performance in Limeira, Brazil at their official web site. Download the Windows Media clip at this location (file size: 20 MB). SEPULTURA have just finished filming a video for the track "Mindwar" off their most recent studio album, "Roorback". The ...

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MOONSPELL Hard At Work On New Material, DVD

Portugal's MOONSPELL are busy working on new songs at their home studio, according to a posting on their web site. "Even on a very early stage we can feel a strongly EPIC pulse on the newborn songs," the band write. "Also we are in the process of compiling and selecting the materials for the MOONSPELL ...

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SEPULTURA Play El Salvador: Photos Posted Online

SEPULTURA's official web site has uploaded a bunch of photos taken at the group's April 1 gig at Stadium Cuscatlan in El Salvador. Check them out here. As previously reported, SEPULTURA are planning on filming a concert in Sâo Paulo, Brazil in August/September for an upcoming double-DVD, which will reportedly feature a specially-composed ...

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MOONSPELL Announce South American Tour Dates

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the details of their South American tour, scheduled to take place next month. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 14 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador (w/ SATYRICON, ANATHEMA) May 15 - Monterrey, MEX @ Cafe Iguana May 16 - Guadalajara, MEX @ Explanada de la Expo May 19 – ...

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MOONSPELL To Film Polish Festival Appearance For Upcoming DVD

Portugal's MOONSPELL will film their appearance at the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland on March 13 for a possible DVD. The band are also currently working on re-scheduling the Spanish dates and are planning a South/Central American tour that will include Mexico, Brazil and Chile. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, ...

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FLOWING TEARS: More Tour Dates Announced

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 08 - Zeche Carl – Essen, GER* Mar. 09 – Markthalle - Hamburg, GER* Mar. 10 – Passionskirche - Berlin, GER* Mar. 11 – Gewerkschaftshaus - Erfurt, GER* Apr. 10 – Endstation – Winterthur, SWI Apr. 11 - Rock ...

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SEPULTURA To Film 'Mindwar' Video In March

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will be filming a video for the track "Mindwar" in March with director Ricardo DellaRosa. Ricardo had previously worked with the group on the clip for their rendition of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky", which won the award for "Best Direction of Photography" at last year's "Brazilian Cinematography Association Awards" and the ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer To DEZ FAFARA: 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is'

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued a response to DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara's assertion that Iocono "should shut the fuck up and take a listen to DEVILDRIVER" before passing judgment on the group. In a press statement issued in December, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be ...

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GRIP INC. Set U.S. Release Date For 'Incorporated'

GRIP INC., the forward-thinking metal outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, FANTOMAS), will release "Incorporated", their fourth studio album, on March 16 in the U.S. through SPV Records. The GRIP INC. lineup is rounded out by guitarist/composer/in-demand producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL) and vocalist Gus Chambers. The track listing for "Incorporated" is as follows: 01. ...

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LACUNA COIL Extend Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Italy's LACUNA COIL have extended their deal with Century Media Records. "In light of the excellent support throughout the years and because of the good relations with the worldwide Century Media Family, LACUNA COIL have decided to renew their record deal with the label," the band said in an official statement. "We received many offers ...

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OPETH Cancel Edmonton Date, Reschedule For Two Days Later

Sweden's OPETH were forced to cancel their date in in Edmonton (Canada) on Tuesday, January 20 due to one of their members falling ill. However, they have rescheduled a new date for Thursday, January 22 at Red's. OPETH are in the middle of a North American tour with MOONSPELL and DEVILDRIVER. The group's next show ...

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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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VADER Frontman's Side Project PANZER X: CD Details Revealed

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, have announced the details of their upcoming promotional CD. The disc, entitled "Steel Fist", "will contain more stuff than was previously announced and it's going to be more like a debut MCD of the band than simply a promo tape," according to a post on VADER's ...

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VADER: New Songtitles Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER have commenced work on the material for their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Spiritual Disease", for a May/June release through Metal Blade Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Out Of A Deep" and "Lead Us!" The follow-up to 2002's "Revelations" will be recorded in February 2004 ...

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OPETH Offer End-Of-Year Update

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update at their official web site: "OPETH are confirmed to play the annual Sweden Rock festival in Karlshamn/Sölvesborg in July 2004. The festival will be one of very few FESTIVAL appearances during 2004 as the band will be in resting/writing and eventually recording mode. Sweden Rock is headlined by ...

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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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DEVILDRIVER Singer Takes The High Road In KATAKLYSM Dispute

DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has responded to KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono's accusation that DEVILDRIVER are "trying to make themselves look real [metal] by getting on real metal tours." In a press statement issued earlier today, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be one of the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Offered OPETH North American Tour

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by ex-COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have been offered a rotating support slot with Portugal's MOONSPELL on the upcoming OPETH North American tour, a spokesperson for OPETH's management (the U.K.-based Northern Music) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. If DEVILDRIVER turn down the offer, Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will end up opening the ...

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FLOWING TEARS Cancel Berlin Date

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS were forced to cancel their Dec. 12 show at the Rockanova "Cold Winter Steel" party in the Kalkscheune, Berlin after drummer Stefan Gemballa was injured during a gig with his other band, RED AIM. According to the group, "Stefan was hit in the head and badly injured by a falling ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer Lines Up ZEPPELIN Tribute Gigs

TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will be performing with his LED ZEPPELIN cover band, EARL'S COURT, next Saturday night (December 20) at Peggy O'Neills in Coney Island, New York. Also set to appear is the BLACK SABBATH tribute band WICKED WORLD. The show will start at approximately 10:00 p.m. EARL'S COURT will also be ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, BATTLELORE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, CAGE, CONTRA, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, ENSLAVED, EPICA, EVERGREY, FINTROLL, IRON ...

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