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EDGUY: 'Hall Of Flames' Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers EDGUY will be issuing a "best of" collection, entitled "Hall of Flames", on December 6 via AFM Records. The double album contains all of the group's "hits," chosen personally by the band, and digitally remastered (CD 1), as well as lots of rare and previously unreleased material (CD 2). Additionally, there will ...

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MY FATE Name New Album, Announce Track Listing

Finnish metallers MY FATE have set "Kill the Light" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in Finland sometime next spring. A worldwide release will follow a short time later. MY FATE will enter the studio on November 8 to begin recording the CD, which will be "massive-sounding, diverse, dark and heavy as ...

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MY FATE To Begin Recording Second Album

Finnish metallers MY FATE will enter the studio on November 8 to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in Finland sometime next spring. A worldwide release will follow a short time later. "Needless to say, the new songs are fucking great!" the band write on their web site. "The album will be massive-sounding, diverse, ...

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HAWTHORN Confirmed For Sweden's HALLOWEEN METAL FEST

Swedish death metallers HAWTHORN have been confirmed for Halloween Metal Fest on November 6 at Musikenhus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Headlining the event will be NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), and long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY. Additional support will come from SIN SISTER. Anders Iwers ...

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GAIA EPICUS Hard At Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS are currently recording their second album, "Symphony of Glory", at Top Room Studios (TRISTANIA, VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR) with producer Børge Finstad. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" is being recorded and mixed over a five-week period, and will feature artwork by Michael A. Mueller (MEGADETH). A December 7 release through Sound Riot ...

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DARKWELL Finalize Track Listing For 'Metat[r]on'

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, have finalized the track listing for their second full-length album, "Metat[r]on", due on November 22 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to the "Conflict Of Interest" EP (2002), "Metat[r]on" was recorded at Mirror Production Studios in Innsbruck and marks the group's first recording ...

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NOTRE DAME, DESTINY To Team Up For Sweden's HALLOWEEN METAL FEST

NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), will be teaming with long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY for Halloween Metal Fest on November 6 at Musikenhus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will come from SIN SISTER and an as-yet-unannounced fourth act. Anders Iwers of TIAMAT will be the ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour Cancelled

The much-anticipated "Blackest of the Black" U.S. Tour, which was set to feature headliners DANZIG alongside DOYLE (ex-MISFITS), MAYHEM, DEATH ANGEL, DEVILDRIVER and EYES OF FIRE, has been cancelled. "We are extremely upset by this news as the band has prepared for months and are in top shape to conquer the country!" MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer ...

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AMON AMARTH Break German Top 40

AMON AMARTH's latest CD, "Fate Of Norns", has entered the German Media Control Top 100 chart at position No. 31 and Austria's Media Control album chart at No. 56. The German debut marks the highest chart entry in Germany to date for the group's label, Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to last year's "Versus the ...

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NOTRE DAME Announce New Drummer

NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), have announced the permanent addition of drummer Daniel "M" Moilanen (RELEVANT FEW, RUNEMAGICK, FUNERAL ORCHESTRA) to the group's ranks. Moilanen had previously performed with NOTRE DAME at this past summer's festivals as a temporary replacement for original drummer ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Enter Studio In September

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), will enter Jailhouse studio in Horsens, Denmark on September 6 with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) to begin recording their sophomore ...

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WRUST Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

Botswana's WRUST, the only known all-black extreme/death metal band in Africa, have confirmed the track listing for their as-yet-untitled debut album, scheduled for release later this year through Witchdoctor Records. The group will enter the studio in October to begin recording the effort, which will be available via mailorder at WitchdoctorRecords.com. The tentative track listing ...

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EIDOLON Sign With ESCAPI

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have inked a new record deal with Escapi. The CD/DVD agreement, which was made possible with the help of manager Ole Bang (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL), "is a worldwide deal, so finally our music will be released in proper fashion in America, which has always been a problem in ...

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DARKTHRONE's FENRIZ Presents 'The Best Of Old School Black Metal'

Snapper Music has set a September 20 release date for "The Best Of Old School Black Metal", a compilation consisting of "the most influential and most unholy sounding tracks" of the black metal genre as selected by DARKTHRONE's Fenriz. "Cult heroes such as SARCOFAGO and TORMENTOR lurk amongst tracks from originators VENOM and BATHORY," according ...

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NOTRE DAME: 'Munsters!' Video Posted Online

NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), have posted their video for the track "Munsters!" at this location. Described by Snowy as "a bunch of live clips that we filmed during the last couple of shows," the video was directed by Patric Ullaeus ...

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Rock Fans Come Together To Help Those In Need

On February 20, 2003 the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island burned to the ground in less then three minutes. The tragedy was the fourth largest nightclub fire and the largest music related tragedy of all time. The tragedy that killed 100 people and severely injured 200 others leaves many survivors and family members ...

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DEVILDRIVER Miss OZZFEST Appearance

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, were forced to miss their Ozzfest 2004 appearance at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on Thursday (July 29). "The band's bus broke down somewhere in Oregon about 24 hours ago, and is still un-operable," according to a July 29 posting on ...

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NOTRE DAME Working On DVD

Following the completion of a video for the song "Munsters", NOTRE DAME mainman Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI) is currently working on a DVD to accompany the group's live album, "Creepshow, Freekshow, Peepshow". In an interview with Rockers Digest, which covers his bands NOTRE DAME, DREAM EVIL and K2, Snowy said, "The ...

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HELLWITCH Schedule First Live Gig In Six Years

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH will play their first live gig in six years at the Culture Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, July 24. Also set to perform are MALEVOLENT CREATION and DIVINE EMPIRE. HELLWITCH's current lineup includes original member Pat Ranieri (guitar/vocals), Joe Schnessel (drums; he started playing in the band in ...

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POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of fairness, we'll call BON JOVI's "I'll Be ...

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