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Metal News for February 2, 2004

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12 news articles posted on this day.

The Apex Theory Find New Singer

The Apex Theory have reportedly found a new singer. No other information regarding this new found replacement has been released, but the band will be playing with Abloom come march 5th at the Roxy in LA

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Minnesota Metalfest Announces Lineup

The Minnesota Metalfest which will be held on March 19th and 20th at the Aldrich Arena in Maplewood, MN have announced that the following bands have been added to their lineup:

Vital Remains
Body Count
The Black Dahlia Murder
Cephalic Carnage
Forest Of Impaled
Jungle Rot

More acts will be announced soon.

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Nightwish Update

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for the first single off their forthcoming full-length album. Jokinen has directed music videos for such huge artists as Celine Dion, Eminem and Shania Twain and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny Harlin's new film, "Exorcist: The Beginning".

The budget for the new NIGHTWISH video — for the track "Nemo" — will be biggest so far in NIGHTWISH's history. The storyboard of the video, by Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen, is ready but Jokinen is said to have "permission" to change the story if necessary. "This is a very sad and heavy, ballad-like song," said NIGHTWISH manager Ewo Rytkönen. "[The] video has a thin storyline which tells not so much of love but more like despair and hope."

In related news, Drakkar Records will release NIGHTWISH’s "From Wishes To Eternity" live album on Super-Audio CD (SACD) on March 1st. It will be a hybrid disc which can also be played on regular CD-players but of course you need an SACD-player to get the full quality.

The tracklisting includes: More...

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Hypocrisy, Sonata Arctica On Summer Breeze Fest

HYPOCRISY and SONATA ARCTICA are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany.

The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order):

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The Haunted Ask Fans To Name New Album

Swedish thrashers The Haunted are offering fans a chance to name their upcoming fourth CD.

Their official website adds: “We have decided to unleash yet another competition for February. This competition focuses on the Album Title for the forthcoming fourth CD. To enter the contest, you simply submit one suggestion for a "title". Prize and winner will be posted here 29th of February, so we need your submissions by the 25th. Send your name, address and your suggestion for a title to haunted@cyklode.com.

The Haunted are in the studio for the preproduction of four new songs. Some titles are: 'Almost Alive' and 'Who Will Decide'. The followup to 2003’s One Kill Wonder will be recorded in Studio Fredman during five weeks in February/March 2004.

"Everything is looking great indeed," commented bassist Jonas Bjorler.

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Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews has 14 new reviews:

  • Alex Masi - In The Name of Mozart
  • Armored Saint - Symbol Of Salvation
  • Beseech - Drama
  • Cradle Of Filth - Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustein
  • Edguy - King Of Fools (EP)
  • Facebreaker - Bloodred Hell
  • Firewind - Burning Earth
  • Helloween - Live Report - January 24, 2004 - Dallas, Texas
  • Pain Of Salvation - 12:5
  • Pink Cream 69 - Thunderdome
  • Sirenia - An Elixir For Existence
  • Snakeryder - D.O.A.
  • The Duskfall - Source
  • Velocity - Eleftheria (Freedom)

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  • New Disease Sign To Universal

    UK electro-rockers New Disease have signed a worldwide deal with Universal Records in New York. The debut single "Like Rain", recorded and produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Godsmack) is scheduled for a US release at the beginning of April. Bottrill will produce the band's debut album. UK and european release dates are in the planning stages.

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    ex-Stratovarius Drummer With Soulslide

    Lars and Hendrik left the band at the beginning of December 2003 because of musical and personal differences, leaving Soulslide withSandra, David and Simone. Right now the band are working on the new material together with drummer Jörg Michael (Ex-Stratovarius).

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    Atomship Tour With Evanescence and Default

    Rising band Atomship (Wind-up Records) will be on tour with Evanescence and Default starting at the Wittern Theatre in L.A. on 2/11 and ending at Avalon in Boston on 2/29. They have also added their bio and sound clips of two of their songs to their web site. Here are the tour dates: More...

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    Taproot Working On New Cd & Collaborations

    Taproot have been busy working on their new album as of late. The band are rumored to be planning to hit Chicago shortly to record a collaboration with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan fame; and are also said to have been working with Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones on a new track as well. The groups new album is expected out later this year through Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic.

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    Allposters Coupon Codes

    I just saw that Allposters.com has some coupons, so you can get an even better deal if you're looking to buy some metal (or other) posters:

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    Psuedo-Metal Deals @ Best Buy

    There's no good deals on real metal this week, but Best Buy does have a couple of new hard rock releases on sale this week (in-store and online w/ free shipping):

    • Lost Prophets 'Start Something' - $7.99
    • Incubus 'A Crow Left Of The Murder' - $9.99
    • Save $2 when you buy the above Incubus and any other Incubus release

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