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ISIS Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

According to HeavyMetal.no, indie-metal behemoths ISIS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Quart festival, set to be held July 5-9 in Kristiansand, Norway. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include FOO FIGHTERS, GREEN DAY, MADDER MORTEM and MANES. ISIS are currently tourin...
January 1, 2005
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DREAM THEATER Drummer Names His Top Albums, Films Of 2004

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted at the band's official web site a list of his favorite albums and films of 2004. Read on: Mike Portnoy's Top 10 CDs of 2004: 01. MUSE – "Absolution" (Says Mike: "Technically this is a 2003 release — but it is hands down my favorite CD of the ...
December 30, 2004
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DIMMU BORGIR, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY Among Bands Featured On 'Alone In The Dark' Soundtrack

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the release of "Alone In The Dark", the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone In The Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today's best metal bands such as...
December 25, 2004
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DOZER To Suport MASTODON In Europe

Swedish "stoner" rockers DOZER have been confirmed as main support on MASTODON's upcoming European tour beginning in early February. DOZER are continuing to tour in support of their third album, "Call It Conspiracy", which was released last year via Molten Universe. The album was recorded at Music-A...
December 25, 2004
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Heavy Metal Musicians Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2004

A number of hard rock and heavy metal musicians have revealed their favorite albums of 2004 to Shoutweb.com. A sample of the choices follows below: Dave Pybus (CRADLE OF FILTH) 01. GENOCIDE SUPERSTARS – "Hail The New Storm" 02. HANZEL UND GRETYL - "Scheiss Messiah" 03. ZEKE - "'Til The Living End" 0...
December 24, 2004
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MASTODON's 'Leviathan' Named KERRANG!'s 2004 'Album Of The Year'

MASTODON's latest release "Leviathan" has been named Kerrang! magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Kerrang! list was determined via a poll of the esteemed magazine's editors and contributing writers. "Leviathan" was released on August 31 in North America and September 13 in Europe to fa...
December 22, 2004
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AGENT STEEL: Complete Songwriting For New CD

AGENT STEEL singer Bruce Hall has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "The new AGENT STEEL album is finished being written as of December 18, 2004. We have some fine-tuning to do and I have to write keeper lyrics for a couple songs, but otherwise it's finished. "We'll be gi...
December 20, 2004
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ISIS To Tour Australia For First Time

Indie-metal behemoths ISIS will be touring Australia for the first time in early Febrary. Support at the dates will come from THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME. The details are as follows: Feb. 10 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Rev Feb. 11 - Sydney, AUS @ Annandale Hotel Feb. 12 – St. Kilda, AUS @ Gershwin Room ISIS .....
December 18, 2004
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MASTODON To Tour Europe In February/March

MASTODON have lined up the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 09 - Glasgow, SCO - Cathouse/The Garage Feb. 10 - Northumbria, UK @ Northumbria University Feb. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Acadamy 2 Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Acadamy 3 Feb. 14 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Feb. 15 - Oxford,...
December 18, 2004
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TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their so...
December 7, 2004
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WALLS OF JERICHO Announce Nationwide Tour

Detroit's WALLS OF JERICHO have announced they will headline a nationwide tour this winter with BURY YOUR DEAD, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and PREMONITIONS OF WAR playing support. The band has made up for a two year hiatus in spades since they reformed last summer to play Hellfest 2003. Since that time, the f...
December 7, 2004
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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Gets Dissed By SLAYER's KERRY KING

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted another installement in his online "diary" at the group's official web site. An excerpt from the entry follows: "Played in Paris with SLIPKNOT and SLAYER. MASTODON opened the show, which was really cool. Hung with them for a while, really nice guys, drin...
December 3, 2004
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MOKOMA's Latest CD Named INFERNO Magazine's 'Album Of The Year'

Finnish thrash/metal act MOKOMA's latest album, "Tämän Maailman Ruhtinaan Hovi" ("The Court of This World's Emperor),has been named Inferno magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Inferno list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. Inferno is Finland...
December 2, 2004
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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Guest DJs On Sirius Satellite Radio's 'Hard Attack'

Sirius Satellite Radio's "Hard Attack"/27 channel surrenders this weekend (12/3-12/5) to an "Eternity of SLAYER", playing a SLAYER song at the top of every hour (72 songs total). Defying doctor's orders after recently suffering throat damage, Tom Araya will return to the "Hard Attack" studios with h...
December 1, 2004
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POWDERBURN To Open For SLAYER In San Antonio

The Jägermeister Music Tour, headlined by metal icons SLAYER, will be hitting San Antonio's Sunset Station this Friday, December 3. Sharing the stage with SLAYER will be Austin's self-proclaimed No. 1 heavy metal artist, POWDERBURN. Sponsored by Jägermeister, one of the world's leading premium spiri...
November 30, 2004