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MELDRUM To Open For DANZIG In Europe

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, the band featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, have been confirmed as one of the support acts on DANZIG's upcoming European mini-tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late November, will include a one-off U.K. appearance in London on November 22 under the "Blackest Of The Black" banner. ...

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NASUM Announce New Lineup

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have been upgraded from a trio to a quartet. Replacing bassist Jesper Liveröd, who exited the band in order to pursue Kerry King-approved noise-mongers BURST, is Jon "Elle" Lindkvist (VICTIMS, SAYYADENA). Also joining the outfit is REGURGUTATE guitarist Urban Skytt. The band the following to say about Jon: "Apart from having ...

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KING DIAMOND: DVD Preview Posted Online

A preview of the limited bonus DVD included in the new KING DIAMOND album, "The Puppet Master" (scheduled for release in Europe on October 20 through Massacre Records), has been posted online at this location (high-speed connections only). As previously reported, the bonus DVD disc features KING DIAMOND frontman/namesake telling the story of ...

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ENTOMBED Members To Guest On CHAOSBREED Debut

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is your captain speaking... Fasten your seatbelts 'cos here we go. Thanxxx for everyone who were supporting us at [our show at Helsinki's] Nosturi [on September 15] — [headliners] ENTOMBED kicked ass and made shit burst through ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD USA Festival Changes Venue

The upcoming 2003 Bang Your Head USA festival to be held on Sunday, October 19 has been moved to the 4th and B, San Diego's best mid-size concert venue. The 4th and B (21 and over) club has a first-class large stage, PA, lights and features three full bars. The festival line-up is as follows: ...

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CHAOSBREED Drummer Explains Change In Recording Plans

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is Nalle from CHAOSBREED, greetings from Stockholm! Even when we had to cancel our recordings at Sunlight [studios] we didn't want to leave our ferry tickets unused. So instead of CHAOSBREED traveling to Stockholm, the 31th of ...

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DISMEMBER To Release DVD In October

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER will issue a double-DVD on October 25 through Escapi. The first disc will contain the group's live performance from May 27, 2003 at Klubben in Stockholm, while the second disc will feature a 90-minute documentary/home video spanning the group's entire career. DISMEMBER's new album, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", is due in ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: San Francisco Venue Change

The San Francisco date on KING DIAMOND's upcoming North American tour has been moved to DNA from the previously announced Pound. The trek, which will also feature ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY, is scheduled to kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles. "The Puppet Master USA Tour 2003" feat. KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE, ...

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CHAOSBREED: Swedish Recording Sessions Cancelled

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have abandoned plans to record their debut album, "Brutal", at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skosberg. "The reason for this ...

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KRUX To Release Live DVD

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar, also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), will release their first-ever DVD on September 25 through Escapi. The disc will contain the band's entire performance from May 18, 2003 at Kägelbanan in ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Sign With THREEMAN RECORDINGS

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, have inked a deal with Threeman Recordings, the Swedish label owned by Alex Hellid of ENTOMBED. The group's debut album, tentatively a self-titled affair, is due before the end of the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the ...

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NASUM Pull Out Of Germany's MORBIDE FESTSPIELE Festival

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have been forced to cancel their participation in the Morbide Festspiele vol 6,66 in Bischofswerda, Germany on September 6. "There has been a big misunderstanding concerning the conditions for our appearance," reads a post on the band's web site. "It's really sad because we wanted to do the show but it's ...

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KING DIAMOND Set Release Date For 'The Puppet Master'

KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) will also release "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl and as ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS: New Collection Of Rarities, DVD On The Way

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, are compiling another collection of their singles and rare recordings, titled "Cream Of The Crap! Vol. 2". The set will reportedly contain 22 tracks recorded between 1995 and 2000 and is tentatively due in January 2004. In addition, the band ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Inferno' Vinyl Edition To Include Bonus Track

The vinyl version of ENTOMBED's latest album, "Inferno", will include a special bonus cut called "When Humanity Is Gone". The 2-LP set is due on August 18 through the band's own Threeman Recordings. Also scheduled to be released on the same day are vinyl version of "Uprising" and "Morning Star". "Inferno" will receive a U.S. ...

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A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred - SUPERJOINT RITUAL

So it's official: Philip Anselmo has effectively left PANTERA, put DOWN on ice, and more or less dialed down activities with all other musical projects except this one, SUPERJOINT RITUAL. Last year's debut album, "Use Once And Destroy", took eight years to come to fruition as the band flickered in and out of existence. Now ...

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ENTOMBED: Rocking Out To The 'Inferno' Jukebox

An ENTOMBED "jukebox", featuring music from their current CD, "Inferno", can be accessed at this location. As previously reported, "Inferno" will not receive a U.S. release until early 2004 through Century Media Records after it was determined that Koch International, who originally issued the album in late June, didn't have the proper rights ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: More Tour Dates Announced!

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED. As exclusively reported here yesterday, the Metal Maniacs magazine-sponsored trek will kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles and will feature KING DIAMOND presenting one of their most elaborate stage performances to date. The veteran Danish metal combo ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: First Tour Dates Announced!

The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED. The Metal Maniacs magazine-sponsored trek will kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles and will feature KING DIAMOND presenting one of their most elaborate stage performances to date. The veteran Danish metal combo will be touring in ...

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ENTOMBED's 'Inferno' To Receive U.S. Release In Early 2004

ENTOMBED have set an August 6 European release date through Music For Nations Records for their eighth full-length album, "Inferno". The follow-up to 2001's "Morning Star" was released in the U.S. in late June through Koch International, but was pulled from the shelves after it was determined that the label hadn't secured the proper rights ...

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