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IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER To Team Up For U.S. Tour

IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road together in late January for a full U.S. tour. No dates, cities or venues have been confirmed just yet, but the trek is expected to run through the end of February. As previously reported, IN FLAMES's new album, "Come Clarity", is scheduled for a February ...

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HIGHLORD Announce New Album Title

Italian power metallers HIGHLORD have set "Instant Madness" as the title of their fifth album, tentatively due in Japan in April 2006 via Soundholic Ltd. The band are currently in negotiations with Mythic Silence Records about a possible U.S. licensing deal. HIGHLORD's last CD, "Medusa's Coil", was released in May 2004 via Arise Records. The ...

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Eden Fire - SONIC SYNDICATE

Young label Pivotal Rockordings (from the same folks who brought you Pivotal Rage webzine) did well for themselves by signing Sweden's SONIC SYNDICATE as its first act. Ranging in age from a mere 17 to a ripe old 22, the members of this sextet have crafted a mature, confident album of Swedish-style melodic death metal ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC To Appear On EMG PICKUPS' 30th Anniversary CD

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be contributing a song to the EMG Pickups' 30th-anniversary CD sampler. "As ...

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IN FLAMES Drummer To Sit Out MOTÖRHEAD Tour

IN FLAMES drummer Daniel Svensson will sit out the band's upcoming U.K. tour with MOTÖRHEAD while awaiting the birth of his second child. "We asked an old friend of ours, Tobbe Kellgren, to handle the drums for the tour and he gladly accepted," the band write on their web site. In other news, IN FLAMES ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Songtitles Revealed

According to a posting at EmptySpiral.net, LACUNA COIL presented six songs from their forthcoming album, "Karmacode", to members of the world music press on Sunday (Oct. 23) at the Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium. The band are currently working in the studio with Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper, whose previous works include ...

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EVERGREY: Mexican Tour Postponed

According to a posting on EVERGREY's official web site, the band's previously announced Mexican dates — which were scheduled to take place in early November — have been postponed until January. No reason was given for the postponement. As previously reported, Swedish national radio channel P3 will broadcast EVERGREY's performance from this year's Gates of ...

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MOONSPELL: Russian Tour Dates Announced

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have lined up the following Russian dates in March 2006: Mar. 10 - Port Club - St. Petersburg, RUS Mar. 11 - Tochka Club – Moscow, RUS MOONSPELL began pre-production for their new album on October 3 with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.) at Inferno Studios in Portugal. The ...

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GLENN DANZIG Says OZZFEST Is 'A Corporate Buy-On'

DANZIG mainman/namesake Glenn Danzig recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's current "Blackest of the Black" tour, which features a lineup handpicked by Glenn himself: CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE, with DANZIG headlining. Former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Von Frankenstein is joining him onstage each night for a special 30-minute set ...

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MOONSPELL To Record New Album In November

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are in train of taking real important decisions in our life and carreer as a band and the next update should be a vast one with the definitive news about the 'Lunar Still' DVD final contents and release date; ...

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DANZIG's 'Blackest Of The Black' Media Blitz

Guitar World will be spotlighting the "Blackest of the Black" tour with a Glenn Danzig/Doyle Von Frankenstein photo shoot and interview, to be included in the issue that hits the stands September 20. Revolver magazine is also doing a feature on Danzig and the "Blackest" tour. That issue will be available September 27. In other ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist/LACUNA COIL Producer WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Seeking Female Singer

Acclaimed guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, GRIP INC., TIAMAT, MOONSPELL) is seeking a female singer for a professional project in the "gothic rock/metal" vein. A record deal is said to be in the works for the as-yet-unnamed band, which will perform and record music composed by Sorychta. For more information, write to frontdesk@marblestone.de. Serious inquiries ...

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LACUNA COIL Enter Studio; Announce New Album Title

LACUNA COIL — the Italian hard rock sensation, whose standout Active Rock singles for "Heaven's A Lie" and "Swamped", led Billboard to name them one of last year's biggest success stories — entered the studio on September 3 to begin tracking "Karmacode", the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, "Comalies". The ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman Lands Advice Column In REVOLVER Magazine

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia will be joining the Revolver magazine staff this fall with her own monthly advice column. Fans are encouraged to send their questions to the following e-mail address: askcristina@revolvermag.com. LACUNA COIL are continuing to work on the follow-up to 2002's "Comalies", which recently surpassed the 200,000 U.S. SoundScan plateau. The new ...

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DANZIG Announce New Guitarist

DANZIG have announced the addition of guitarist Joe Fraulob (DECONSTRUCT) to the group's ranks. "After his audition, Jerry [Montano, bass], Johnny Kelly, drums; TYPE O NEGATIVE] and Danzig all agreed Joe was the man for the job, hands down. The fans are gonna be blown away by this incredible talent." On a sadder note, DANZIG ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: Full-Length MP3 Available For Free Download

Florida's Pivotal Rockordings uploaded a full-length MP3 of the track "Soulstone Splinter" from the Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS) at www.pivotalrage.com/label (the song is also available at www.sonicsyndicate.com). SONIC SYNDICATE's first single, "Jailbreak", has landed at No. 14 on TheDarkestHours.com's radio chart. It has also made No. 23 ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: 'Eden Fire' To Surface In September

Florida's Pivotal Rockordings has set a September 13 release date for the debut album from the Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS), entitled "Eden Fire". "Eden Fire" was recorded at StudioMega (THE CROWN, BESEECH) in Varberg, Sweden. A 90-second MP3 clip of the song "Lament of Innocence" can be heard at

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IN FLAMES: 'Used & Abused' DVD Tops Swedish Chart

IN FLAMES's "Used & Abused - In Live We Trust" two-DVD/two-CD set — directed by Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, KAMELOT) — has entered the Swedish music DVD chart at position No. 1. The set also debuted on the official German Media Control chart at position No. 56. As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records ...

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HAMMERFALL: METALTOWN Festival Performance Professionally Filmed

HAMMERFALL's performance at this year's Metaltown festival, which took place on July 30 at Frihamnen in Gothenburg, Sweden, was filmed professionally by director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, KAMELOT) for possible future release. No further information is currently available. HAMMERFALL's latest album, "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken", was released in March via Nuclear Blast ...

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MACBETH To Tour Mexico

Italian female-fronted gothic metallers MACBETH have lined up a Mexican tour in support of their third album, "Malae Artes". Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 29 - León, Guanajuato @ La Guarida del Evangelio Jul. 30 - Guadalajara, Jal. @ Hardrock Live Jul. 31 - Ciudad de México @ Circo Volador Aug. 02 - Morelia, ...

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FLOWING TEARS: 'Razorbliss' To Receive U.S. Release Next Week

FLOWING TEARS' latest album, "Razorbliss", will receive its long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 via Magick Records (a division of Cleopatra Records). "We're just about to start some promotional work to support the release and can't wait to get your reactions on the album," the German band write on their web site. "Apart from that ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Complete Work On Debut Album

Sweden-based metal sextet SONIC SYNDICATE (formerly FALLEN ANGELS) have completed work on their debut album, "Eden Fire", at StudioMega (THE CROWN, BESEECH) in Varberg, Sweden for an August 30 release via Florida's Pivotal Rockordings. Online mailorder will be provided by Century Media Records mailorder, The End Records, and Interpunk, among others. An MP3 of the ...

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