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France's FURY FEST: Final Lineup Announced

The final lineup has been announced for the for the 2004 edition of Fury Fest, a three-day event set to take place June 25-27 at the Park Des Expositions in Le Mans, France. The complete schedule for the festival is as follows: Main Stage: Friday, June 25: SOULFLY TESTAMENT HATEBREED DROPKICK MURPHYS THE HAUNTED IGNITE ...

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ILLDISPOSED Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Danish death metal veterans ILLDISPOSED are the latest act confirmed for the Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 12-14 in Bad Berka, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): CARPATHIAN FOREST CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DARK FUNERAL DISFEAR DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM GOLEM ...

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CARNAL FORGE Name New Album

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have set "Aren't You Dead Yet" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June through Century Media (Europe and USA) and Soundholic (Japan). 12 songs were recorded and mixed at Studio Underground for the follow-up to last year's "The More You Suffer", with the new material being described ...

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CARNAL FORGE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have completed work on their brand-new, as-yet-untitled album, tentatively due in June through Century Media (Europe and USA) and Soundholic (Japan). 12 songs were mixed at Studio Underground for the follow-up to last year's "The More You Suffer", with the new material being described by guitarist Jari Kuusisto as "[picking] up ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Set U.S. Release Date For Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set a June 15 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for "Exposures: In Retrospect and Denial", a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Featuring almost two hours of material and 31 tracks, the collection contains two CDs for the single-release price. The first CD includes rare and long ...

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KATAKLYSM, CROWBAR To Team Up For European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM and New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will be teaming up for a two-week European tour in June/July that will end at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM "No More Serenity" tour 2004 with MISERY INDEX, CANNAE, THROUGH THE DISCLIPLINE: May ...

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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MISERY INDEX Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have parted ways with drummer Matt Byers. "Matt has decided himself to move on and do other things in life, and we respect his decision, metal will miss ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: U.S. Dates, Support Acts Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will be embarking on a month-long U.S. tour beginning on April 2 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 02 - Spanky's - West Palm Beach, FL Apr. 03 - Augusta Riverfront Marina - Augusta, GA Apr. 04 - The Waiting Room - Baton Rouge, LA Apr. 05 ...

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CRISIS Set Release Date For 'Like Sheep Led To Slaughter'

CRISIS have set a May 25 release date through The End/Children Of Rage Records for their new album, "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter". The follow-up to 1997's "The Hollowing" was recorded at Desert Moon Studios in Anaheim, Ca. with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ORANGE GOBLIN, NEUROSIS, SLEEP) and is slated to include ...

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ENDSTILLE, NEGATOR Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

ENDSTILLE and NEGATOR are the latest two bands confirmed for the Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 12-14 in Bad Berka, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): CARPATHIAN FOREST CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DISFEAR DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM GOLEM GOREROTTED GRAVEWORM HAEMORRHAGE ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Set U.S. Release Date For 'Terra Incognito'

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have set a May 11 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their second album, titled "Terra Incognito". Recorded during the summer of 2003, the follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, ...

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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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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 12-14 in Bad Berka, Germany. The group will perform on Aug. 13. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): CARPATHIAN ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Issue 2-CD Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. A May 31 release through Century Media Records is expected. "For many years, we've received lots of questions regarding the possibility of our pre-album material ever being released on CD, and we're very happy to provide ...

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CRISIS Announce East Coast Dates

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until early 2003 performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following East Coast dates in April: Apr. 02 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ALL OUT WAR, SKINLESS) Apr. 03 – Valentine's – Albany, NY (w/ ALL OUT WAR, MISERY ...

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KATAKLYSM: Touring Plans Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have decided to postpone their South African, Russian and Baltic states tour, originally scheduled for May to a later time this year. Instead, the band will be touring North America throughout the spring & summer, beginning April 30 at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The tour, dubbed "No More ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES To Release New Album In April

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, are presently recording a new studio album, tentatively due in April. No further information is currently available. ROSTOK VAMPIRES' 2003 four-song demo, titled "In The Pitch", is still available for download from the band's official ...

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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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Review: LINKIN PARK Not Yet A Headliner

Chris Riemenschneider of Minneapolis' Star Tribune reviewed LINKIN PARK's concert at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Saturday night (Jan. 31). "The Southern California sextet is not yet a convincing arena-rock headliner," he wrote. "Even at a short 90 minutes, its set was still only about half-great. For every one of the group's ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Full-Length Debut To Be Produced By DEVIN TOWNSEND

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based metalcore band MISERY SIGNALS have just arrived in Vancouver, Canada to start work on their debut full-length CD with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER, THE HEAVILS) and engineer Shaun Thingvold. An autumn release through Ferret Records is expected. MISERY SIGNALS issued a self-titled five-song EP through State of ...

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