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DARKSIDE Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void", tentatively due this summer. Commented vocalist Wolf: "We are looking forward to get the whole thing finished by March, because we want to take our time also for mixing and finalizing the whole album, ...

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REGICIDE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German gothic metal band REGICIDE have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Release Live Album

ANDREW W.K. may be hard at work on his third full-length studio album, but this hasn't stopped him from announcing plans to release a live album later in the year. The recording for the live album is already complete and "we're very eager to share the unbridled excitement of the A.W.K. live concert, frozen forever ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's WOLF have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL PRETTY MAIDS ...

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ACCEPT: 2005 Lineup Revealed

According to Accept-Udo.de, vocalist Udo Dirkschneider has revealed ACCEPT's lineup for their upcoming live appearances. It is as follows: Udo Dirkschneider - Vocals Wolf Hoffmann - Guitar Hermann Frank - Guitar Peter Baltes - Bass Francesco Jovino – Drums Upcoming ACCEPT festival appearances: May 13-15 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. ...

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ACCEPT: Japanese Tour Announced

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late July/early August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 29 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX Jul. 30 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX Jul. 31 - Osaka, JPN @ Namba Hatch Aug. 02 - Nagoya, JPN @ Diamont Hall ACCEPT festival ...

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SUFFOCATION: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

Reunited death metal legends SUFFOCATION have announced a headlining tour in support of their current release, "Souls to Deny". Support on select dates will be provided by CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH (Atlanta through Baltimore only) and DEVILINSIDE. The tour will kick off on January 17 in Nashville, TN and is expected to conclude February 27 in ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Hit The Road In February

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will kick off a European tour in support of their highly anticipated Interscope album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", in February, with North American dates currently pencilled in for March, according to Billboard.com. Due March 22, "Lullabies To Paralyze" is led by the single "Little Sister", which is already burning up the ...

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ANDREW W.K.: New Album Update

The following update has been posted on ANDREW W.K.'s official web site: "The recording sessions for the third album are going well. With the completion of track after track of new music, it's become more than clear that the album is already exceeding itself. At the time of this update, it's unclear when the final ...

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WOLF's Rehearsal Room Broken Into, Guitars Stolen

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update at their official web site: "Some fucko (must be a Limahl fan) has broken in to our rehearsal and stolen BOTH of Nick's flying V's, plus two cordless systems and some stereo equipment. One of the guitars is a one of a kind custom built V-model for Nick, ...

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WOLF Guitarist/Vocalist OLSSON Gets 'Evil'

WOLF guitarist/vocalist Nick Olsson is playing the part of the "evil" priest Hanias in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" this fall, according to a posting on the group's web site. A photo of Olsson "all dressed up for mayhem" can be viewed at this location. "The show is going really well, with sold-out ...

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ACCEPT: No Plans For Reunion Tour

Nuclear Blast Records has been appointed to handle publicity for the legendary German metallers ACCEPT in connection with their upcoming summer festival appearances. With regards to the group's set list for the upcoming shows, ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider recently said, "With U.D.O., I always play different ACCEPT songs and thus I know pretty exact what ...

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KINGDOM COME To Tour U.S. In Early 2005

According to KINGDOM COME's production manager Frank Trzaskowski, the German hard rock band led by Lenny Wolf is in the final planing stages of a nationwide U.S. tour. The "Perpetual 2005" tour is likely to hit the U.S. market by mid-February with 20 or more live dates. Additionally, some South American concerts are being planned ...

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WOLF: Release Date Set For Early Album Reissues

Massacre Records has set a February 28, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first two albums from Sweden's WOLF: 2000's self-titled effort and 2002's "Black Wings". Both CDs, which were originally released through the No Fashion label, have been remastered and will feature new cover artwork and bonus material. WOLF's third full-length album, ...

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WOLF: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Massacre Records will be reissuing the first two albums from Sweden's WOLF: 2000's self-titled effort and 2002's "Black Wings". Both CDs, which were originally released through the No Fashion label, have been remastered and will feature new cover artwork and bonus material. An early 2005 release is expected. WOLF's third full-length album, "Evil Star", was ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, VA with producer Matt Crooks (DIVISION) recording their fourth album, "Netherworlds", for Germany's Remedy Records. The track listing for the CD includes: 01. Starshine 02. Netherworlds 03. Fortress 04. Casualty of Cruel Times 05. Tales of Submission 06. The Killing Kind ...

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Mongolian Heavy Metal Act Banned In China

Taipei Times is reporting that a Mongolian heavy metal group called HURD (photo) had their scheduled three-day tour of China cancelled after the local police got nervous and sent riot policemen and trucks to surround the college campus where the group was to play. They checked identity cards, detained four people overnight and ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Perform At WSOU HOLIDAY BASH

ANDREW W.K. and his band will be playing live at the WSOU Holiday Bash on December 17 at the Rexplex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Seton Hall's Pirate Radio's "(Not So) Silent Night" celebration to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation will also feature an appearance by FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES. As previously reported, W.K. recently entered the ...

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GENITORTURERS Featured On 'Vampire' Videogame

Florida-based "shock-rock" band GENITORTURERS will be featured on the new videogame "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines", set for release November 16. The highly anticipated game release, which includes tracks by MINISTRY, LACUNA COIL and DANIEL ASH, will also be released as a very limited-edition CD made available to those who purchase the game through Best ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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ANDREW W.K. Nominated For Technology Award

ANDREW W.K.'s "Phone Party" idea from "The Wolf" album has been nominated in the Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. The awards honor breakthroughs in music using digital technology. The nomination is presented to Andrew and the team at Island Records who made Andrew's idea a reality. As previously reported, W.K. recently entered the studio to begin ...

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OVERLORDE: New Album Due In December

Sonic Age Records has set a December 17, 2004 release date for the new album from American power metallers OVERLORDE, entitled "Return of the Snow Giant". The CD was recorded and mixed at Trax East studios in South River, NJ by Eric Kvortek and Eric Rachel, respectively. "Return of the Snow Giant" (view cover

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ACCEPT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary metal band ACCEPT have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The band's appearance at Wacken and Rock Hard Festival (on May 13-15 in Gelsenkirchen) will mark their only two performances in Germany next summer. ACCEPT's reunion lineup to celebrate the ...

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