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German Thrashers DESPAIR Reunite, Prepare To Record New Album

DESPAIR, the long-defunct German thrash outfit featuring current GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta and Century Media Records founder Robert Kampf (vocals), have reunited and are planning on recording a new album next spring for a tentative summer/fall 2005 release via Century Media. Joining Sorychta and Kampf in the group's current formation is the group's original ...

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IN FLAMES Begin Work On New Material

IN FLAMES are at home in Gothenburg, Sweden enjoying a well-deserved break after all the tours and gigs during 2004 in support of the band's latest CD, "Soundtrack to your Escape". Guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad have already begun work on new material in the band's new studio. IN FLAMES' next live performance will ...

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GOD FORBID Added To Stillborn Festival; New Video Completed

New Jersey-based thrash titans GOD FORBID have been added to this year's Stillborn Festival, which also features such legendary acts as AGNOSTIC FRONT, CANDIRIA and HATEBREED, among others. This annual series put together by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta and Stillborn Records is composed of three shows beginning in Philadelphia on December 26. After highly successful tours ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Italian Show Back On

Roadrunner Records Italy has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the news that MACHINE HEAD will in fact go ahead with their previously scheduled performance Tuesday (Oct. 26) at Sottosopra Rock Zone in Este (PD), Italy. Also appearing on the bill will be CALIBAN and GOD FORBID. MACHINE HEAD were forced to postpone their previously announced show in ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Italian Shows Postponed

MACHINE HEAD have been forced to postpone their previously announced shows in Rome and Vicenza (Oct. 25-26), Italy after their tour bus broke down on their way through Swiss Alps this weekend. Stranded in Zurich, with no other buses available (due to heavy European touring at the moment) and no other way to transport the ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: KORN, HELMET, NIGHTWISH, FATES WARNING

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 12, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): #4: KORN – "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1": 129,614 #121: HELMET – "Size Matters": 9,723 NIGHTWISH – "Once": 3,089 FATES WARNING – "FWX": 2,067 DRY KILL ...

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CALIBAN Officially Confirmed For MACHINE HEAD's European Tour

German metalcore band CALIBAN have officially been confirmed as the opener for the duration of MACHINE HEAD's European tour, beginning on October 9 in Belgium and wrapping up 49 shows later on December 14 in Greece. Also appearing on the bill will be GOD FORBID. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE: 'Hitlist' Video Posted Online

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE have uploaded their video for the track "Hitlist" at this location. The band had previously stated about the clip, "Without giving away any secrets, this isn't going to be just 'another' video we are going to be making something totally unique, with a wiring team that's done 'Bullet Proof ...

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CALIBAN To Release New Album In The Fall, Launch U.S. Tour

German metalcore outfit CALIBAN have signed with Abacus and Roadrunner Records for the American territory and the world outside the U.S., respectively. The group's fourth full-length album, "The Opposite From Within", will be issued in the U.S. on October 5 (September 20 in Europe). Produced by IN FLAMES frontman Anders Friden and mixed and mastered ...

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DISBELIEF Replace GRIMFIST At Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

German death metallers DISBELIEF have replaced Norway's GRIMFIST at the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. GRIMFIST were forced to withdraw from the festival following their split with drummer Horgh (HYPOCRISY, ex-IMMORTAL). The complete list of bands confirmed ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE To Film 'Hitlist' Video

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE will be filming a video for the track "Hitlist" in mid-July. "We have been awarded VideoFACT funding to complete a shot-on-film, major-budget video," the band write on their web site. "Thanks to our friend Justin at Unstable Ground for making this happen and who will also be taking the project under ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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DISFEAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish crust-metallers DISFEAR have added more dates to their European tour in support of their latest CD, "Misanthropic Generation" (Relapse). The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 22 - Bremen, GER @ Schlachthof Apr. 23 - Mülheim, GER @ AZ Mülheim Krakfest Apr. 24 - London, UK @ Astoria (w/ IN FLAMES, DEVILDRIVER, CALIBAN) ...

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IN FLAMES Draw 2,700 To Hometown Gig

Gothenburg, Sweden-based IN FLAMES kicked off their European tour with a hometown gig in front of an audience of 2,700 Friday night (April 16). The group's set list for the show, according to the French IN FLAMES fan site, Everdying.com, was as follows: 01. Dead Alone 02. F(r)iend 03. The Quiet Place 04. ...

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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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ENTOMBED Guitarist Named 'Full-Time Member' Of DISFEAR

ENTOMBED's Uffe Cederlund has officially joined Swedish crust-metallers DISFEAR as a full-time member. Cederlund was previously involved with the group as their second touring guitarist. DISFEAR are currently hard at work on material for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. In the meantime, the band will embark on a European tour in ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN To Film Video For 'The Weapon They Fear'

German melodic death/metalcore act HEAVEN SHALL BURN will film a video for the track "The Weapon They Fear" in Chemnitz, Talschock this Sunday, April 11. The band decided to film their show with DEADSOIL, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, DESTINY and CALIBAN in order to show respect for their local scene. The video will be directed by ...

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ARCH ENEMY to Release Mini-DVD: Producer

Metal producer extraordinaire Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB) has posted the following update on his web site: "New studio is working out great, things have been pretty constant and just finished new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album. Did the new BLAZE album at the start of the year, first project at the new ...

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DEVILDRIVER Secure Second-Stage Slot At OZZFEST 2004

DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have secured a slot on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, according to a posting at the Roadrunner Records web site. Other bands that have landed a rotating second-stage slot at Ozzfest 2004 include ATREYU, BLEEDING THROUGH, LACUNA COIL, EVERY ...

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BLAZE, DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

BLAZE, DESTRUCTION and CENOTAPH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of acts current set to appear at the event is as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ASAFATED BLAZE CALIBAN CENOTAPH DESTRUCTION HATEBREED KATATONIA MALEVOLENT ...

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KATATONIA Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

KATATONIA are the latest band confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of bands current set to appear at the event is as follows: PAUL DI'ANNO U.D.O PAIN OF SALVATION AMON AMARTH MARDUK MALEVOLENT CREATION HATEBREED CALIBAN KATATONIA MORE THAN ...

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