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MOONSPELL Cancel Chilean Gig

Portugal's MOONSPELL were forced to cancel their previously-announced show in Chile after the promoter for the gig went AWOL less than two weeks prior to the band's scheduled performance in the country. "We got word from our management that the promoter for the Chilean show of 'Darkness and Hope' tour is nowhere to be found," ...

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MOONSPELL To Play In South America

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the following South/Central American dates during December: Dec. 05 – Santiago, CHL @ TBA Dec. 07 – Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador (w/ TIAMAT, PAIN, MORTIIS) Dec. 08 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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MOONSPELL Announce Dates In Greece, Spain

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the following European dates during November: Nov. 02 - Hydrogios Club – Thessaloniki, GRE Nov. 03 - Rodon Club – Athens, GRE Nov. 15 - Sala Arena – Madrid, SPA Nov. 16 - Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, SPA Nov. 17 - Sala Jam – Bergara, SPA ...

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DEVILEECH Change Studio Location For Forthcoming Album

Portuguese extreme metal act DEVILEECH have changed their minds about recording their second album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman, because "the band needs a more powerful and distinct sound [than the one offered by said facility]," according to an official Maquiavel Music Entertainment newsletter. At this time, likely candidates for a recording studio for the ...

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SHIVA Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has signed Orange County, California-based SHIVA. Formed out of the ashes of cult atmospheric metalists MINDROT, SHIVA are said to be making "unconventional music for a conventional world, writing heavy, pulsating, ethereal songs that are unique to the current heavy music scene," according to an official press release. "This diversity has landed ...

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MOONSPELL Live Dates Announced

Portugal's MOONSPELL have lined up the following performances during the coming months: May 11 – Braga, POR @ Semana Académica da Univ. do Minho May 17 – Leipzig, GER @ Wave Gottik Treffen May 24 - Vila Real, POR @ Queima das Fitas May 25 - Castelo Branco, POR @ Queima das Fitas Jun. 09 ...

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MEDICATION To Appear At Spain's ROCK MACHINA Festival

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have reportedly been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. The full line-up ...

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MOONSPELL Announce European Live Dates

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the following European live dates during the coming months: Apr. 16 Leiria, POR @ Pavilho Universitario May 14 Braga, POR @ Pavilho Universitario May 17 Leipzig, GER @ Wave Gottik Treffen Jul. 26-27 Valencia, SPA @ Rock Machina Festival Aug. 02 Gossnitz, GER @ Open Air Aug. 25 Pombal, POR @ ...

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TIAMAT Meets DARK TRANQUILLITY

Keyboards for TIAMAT on the group's upcoming European tour with Portugal's MOONSPELL and Germany's FLOWING TEARS will be handled by DARK TRANQUILLITY's Martin Brändström. As previously reported, the tour is scheduled to kick off on March 6th in Stuttgart, Germany. ...

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MOONSPELL Guest Appearances, Nominations Abound

MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro appears as special guest on the new CD from the Czech Republic's ROOT, entitled Black Seal, on a track called “Salamandra”. In other news, MOONSPELL's video clip for the track “Nocturna”, off the group's Darkness And Hope CD, has been nominated in the “Best Portuguese Video Clip” category at Fantasporto, the ...

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FLOWING TEARS To Support TIAMAT, MOONSPELL

Germany's FLOWING TEARS have been confirmed as the opening act on the upcoming TIAMAT/MOONSPELL European tour, which is set to take place during March/April. FLOWING TEARS' brand new studio album, entitled Serpentine, was produced by GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany, and will be issued through Century Media Records on ...

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TIAMAT Finalize Album, Single Track Listing

Sweden's TIAMAT have set the final track listing for their upcoming Judas Christ CD, which is scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 18th through Century Media Records. It is as follows: (spinae) 01. The Return Of The Son Of Nothing 02. So Much For Suicide 03. Vote For Love 04. The Truth´s For ...

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TIAMAT, MOONSPELL Embark On European Tour!

Sweden's TIAMAT will be embarking on a European tour during March/April with Portugal's MOONSPELL and another as-yet-undisclosed act. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 06 – Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn Mar. 07 - Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall Mar. 08 – Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo Mar. 09 - Herford, ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at www.ravenlunatics.com: “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallagher] &amp I were over ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Sep 25, 2001

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, sources close to the ENTOMBED camp have revealed that the group's much-publicized and –anticipated collaboration with a Swedish ballet ensemble at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, originally set to take place around February 2002, is unlikely to come to ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Sep 14, 2001 - update 2

FEAR FACTORY's Raymond Herrera speaks out: “What has happened here in the U.S. is a real tragedy to say the least, I have been lucky enough not to have any friends that I know of yet, that were in the flights that were taken over or in the World Trade Center buildings at the ...

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