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DREAM EVIL Set Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL, the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have set a May 31 European release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". The follow-up to last ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial Goes To Jury

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of the Miami man charged with the 1993 murder of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, according to a post on the band's web site. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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FOREFATHER Finalize Track Listing For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", due this spring/summer through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). It is as follows: 01. The Shield-Wall 02. Ours is the Kingdom 03. Proud to be Proud 04. The Golden Dragon 05. Smashed by Fate 06. The Sea-Kings 07. To ...

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EXODUS: DNA Lounge Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos taken at EXODUS' record-release show on March 11 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California have been posted at this location. Also available are pictures of opening act, MERCYFUL FATE tribute band HAIL SATAN, whose set included a guest appearance by MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel. EXODUS' new ...

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Devil's Ground - PRIMAL FEAR

Up until this point, Germany's PRIMAL FEAR have almost (but not quite) appeared as foolhardy and out-of-touch as fancy-dressing fellow countrymen RUNNING WILD — selling themselves on a truckload of pub metal riffs, with their sole redeeming factor standing tall at the front of the stage in the shape of former GAMMA RAY warbler Ralf ...

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WARMACHINE Debut Completed, Final Guest Appearances Revealed

WARMACHINE guitarist/vocalist Joe Di Taranto has posted the following update on the group's official web site: " 'The Beginning of the End' is now mixed, mastered and 100% complete...Finally!! The album turned out better than I ever expected. It was mixed and mastered by head producer Murray Daigle. He did an amazing job of making ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

FINNTROLL have been confirmed for this year's Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place on June 11-12 in Tampere, Finland. FINNTROLL will play at Ratinanniemi (the outdoor concert place) on Friday, June 11 alongside CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, DIABLO and THUNDERSTONE. Other acts scheduled to perform during the weekend (including the post-festival party) include ...

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LULLACRY Record New Single/EP

Finland's LULLACRY have recorded several new tracks at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland for inclusion on an upcoming single or EP, due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen, the recordings contain "some kick-ass rockin' heavy metal" and will be mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To 'Jam' With Their Fans

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band's uncompromising commitment to their fans has been revealed with an ingenious 'plan' to include their fans ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For WACKEN ROADSHOW

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed to headline this year's Wacken Roadshow beginning in mid-April. Joining them on the tour will be FREEDOM CALL, METALIUM and DARK AGE. The tour dates are as follows: Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus Apr. 21 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben Apr. 22 - Malmö, ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Greek Date Canceled

FORCE OF EVIL were forced (ahem!) to cancel their show with VIRGIN STEELE in Thessaloniki, Greece Saturday night (Feb. 14) due to a heavy snowstorm in Greece, according to a posting at the group's web site. The Athens show, scheduled to take place Sunday (Feb. 15), was still on as of late Friday. "We all ...

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TAROT Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have been confirmed for the post-festival party at this year's Sauna Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 11 in Tampere, Finland. Performing as part of the main event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THUNDERSTONE and DIABLO. Also appearing at ...

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Former IRONFIRE Members Bounce Back With BLINDED BY FEAR

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, have launched their official web site at this location. The group, whose lineup consists of vocalist Niels Toft (ex-MORFEUS), guitarist Jose Cruz (ex-IRONFIRE, #213), guitarist Jeff Lukka, bassist Jakob Lundgaard Lykkebo (ex-IRONFIRE), and drummer Steve Mason (ex-IRONFIRE), have posted eight sound ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Record-Release Party

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message in regards to the band's upcoming record-release party (scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco): "Okay, here's the scoop on the record release party. There is NO opening band. First band on is us, EXODUS. We are going to ...

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LULLACRY: 'Killer' New Album In The Works

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Killer" as the working title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in January 2005. "We have made lots of new amazing songs and I must say they're heavier, faster & more hellish heavy rock than ever," stated main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen. "We'll make something like 20-30 songs and choose the best ...

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WINDS Complete Work On New Album

WINDS, the Norwegian band featuring Carl August Tideman (ARCTURUS, TRITONUS), Jan Axel Blomberg (MAYHEM, ARCTURUS), Lars Eric Si and Andy Winter, have completed work on their new album, "The Imaginary Direction of Time", due in late April through The End Records. Recorded at Toproom and Fagerborg studios in Norway and mixed at The Factory in ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce Hometown Gig

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star 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 (IRONFIRE), will be performing at the Vega concert hall in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 20. Also appearing on the bill will be ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Debut To Receive U.S. Release

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star 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 (IRONFIRE), will release their debut album on January 26 through Escapi Music in coordination with Navarre Distribution. "Compared to my previous projects, ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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