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THE AGONY SCENE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Tulsa, OK-based band THE AGONY SCENE have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band, who are said to combine American metal influences (think PANTERA's "Far Beyond Driven") with European extreme metal overtones (i.e. IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, CRADLE OF FILTH), are best known for the dark imagery and sonics of 2003's Solid State Records ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Sign European Deal With SPV RECORDS

DRY KILL LOGIC have signed a European deal with SPV Records for their new album, "The Dead & Dreaming". The upcoming CD will be issued via a partnership between SPV and a new joint venture formed by DKL's own label Psychodrama and longtime DKL producers Scrap 60. "Having finished the record before having a record ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Checks In From The Road

GOD FORBID guitarist "Doc" Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, brothas and sistas! Doc here from GOD FORBID checking in from the road. Sorry it's been so long between updates, but it gets hectic on tour and hard to get ample time at a computer. "First off, ...

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UNEARTH To Film Video, Extras Needed

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH will be shooting a video with acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini on Friday, May 21. To be in the video, contact Jen Price at Raging Nation Films by calling (212) 252-2372 and leave your name, your number and speak clearly. You must be available for at least 8 hours to be involved ...

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AKERCOCKE To Perform At METAL HAMMER Awards

U.K.'s leading satanic metallers AKERCOCKE been nominated in Metal Hammer magazine's second Golden God Awards in the "Best Underground Act" category. In addition, the group have been chosen by the Metal Hammer editors to play live at the awards ceremony on Monday, June 7 at The Ocean in Hackney, London. AKERCOCKE will be joining other ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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SHADOWS FALL Name New Album, Announce Tour Dates

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL have set "The War Within" as the title of their fourth full-length release, tentatively scheduled for an early September release through Century Media Records. The new album, produced again by Zeuss (HATEBREED) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts, will feature the tracks "The Power Of I & I" and ...

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The End Of Heartache - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

When KILLSWITCH ENGAGE burst onto the scene in 2002, they lived up to the promise of New England scene legends OVERCAST (from which they had descended) with a sound that defied the nu-metal trends of the moment and went for something a little more traditional, yet still modern enough to sound fresh. A potential setback ...

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IN FLAMES Continue Their Reign On Swedish Metal Charts

IN FLAMES are continuing their reign on the Swedish metal charts with their latest CD, "Soundtrack To Your Escape". Five weeks after the album's official release date, the album is at No. 21 on the official album charts and at No. 1 on the metal charts. "Soundtrack To Your Escape" was recorded at a rented ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Get Lots Of Love In Japan

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have posted the following message on their official web site: "What an amazing time we had in Japan, it is almost like a second home to us at this point. The overwhelming respect given to bands there is frightening. So much love. There is no other place in the world like Japan... Land ...

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INSTIL: New Song Posted Online

Dutch thrash metallers INSTIL have posted another track online at the Garden of Exile Records website. The song "Sole Rights" is taken from the group's upcoming full-length CD, "Fire Reflects In Ashes", due on May 14 through Garden of Exile. Download it at this location. INSTIL play a mix of melodic and aggressive ...

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IN FLAMES: More Festival Appearances Announced

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the Swedish festival Piteå Dansar och Ler. The festival will take place July 28-August 1, 2004 in Peteå, Sweden. Other confirmed artists are SENTENCED, LAMBRETTA and LISA MISKOVSKY. For more information about the festival, visit www.pdol.se. IN FLAMES have also been confirmed for Motala Vattenfestival. The ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces Solo Date

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at The Joint on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The Joint is located at 8771 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone (310) 275-2619. The band will be performing right after ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Soundtrack' Moves Up On Swedish Chart

IN FLAMES' new album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", has climbed to position No. 11 on the official Swedish album chart in its third week of release. The CD entered the chart at No. 3 and dropped down to No. 14 before climbing up again, according to a posting on the band's official web site,

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SOILWORK Extend Contract With NUCLEAR BLAST

Sweden's SOILWORK have extended their contract with Nuclear Blast Records. The group will shortly begin work on the video for the song "Departure Plan" off their most recent CD, "Figure Number Five". A brand-new full-length album will likely be recorded before the end of the year for an early 2005 release. No further information is ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

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IN FLAMES' 'Soundtrack' Debuts At No. 145 On BILLBOARD Chart!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have sold an impressive 10,659 copies of their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", during its first week of release to debut at No. 145 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The following are the current SoundScan figures for IN FLAMES' recent back catalog (including the latest ...

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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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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Preview Entire New Album Online

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's entire new CD, "The End of Heartache", can be previewed online via the newly launched KILLSWITCH ENGAGE E-Card. Check it out here. The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing", "The End of Heartache" was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and was mixed at Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire with Andy ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Soundtrack' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

IN FLAMES' new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", has registered the following first-week chart positions in various countries around the world: Sweden: #3 Finland: #13 Austria: #25 Japan: #29 Norway: #36 U.K.: #132 Hungary: #32 Germany: #28 France: #82 "Soundtrack To Your Escape", was released in North America on April 6 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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