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Metal News for March 18, 2002

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4 news articles posted on this day.


Daily Reviews

Tartarean Desire has returned with new reviews already:

  • Rhapsody - Power Of The Dragonflame (epic power metal, 2002)

  • Vhäldemar - Fight To The End (power metal, 2002)

  • Rev. Kriss Hades - The Wind Of Orion (black metal, 2002)

  • Motörhead - Hammered (hard rock / heavy metal, 2002)

  • Dark Moor - The Gates Of Oblivion (power metal, 2002)

  • Naughty Naughty - Secret Hiding Place (hard rock, 1999)

  • Southern Gentlemen - Exotic Dancer Blues (hard rock, 2000)

  • Summon - Baptized By Fire (death / black metal, 2000)

  • The Mushroom River Band - Simsalabim (stoner rock, 2002)

  • Diabolical - A Thousand Deaths (death / thrash metal, 2002)

  • Final Tragedy - Greed (progressive metal, 2001)

  • Mourning Caress - Imbalance (death metal, 2002)

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Iron Miaden Live Webcast

Iron Maiden will have their show at London’s Brixton Academy on March 2, the third of three nights at the venue, broadcast live on the internet at www.ironmaiden.com.

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Headline News

Danzig Signs To Spitfire

Danzig has recently signed with Spitfire Records.

“The new material is arguably the strongest offering from DANZIG yet,” says Spitfire Records founder and president Paul Bibeau. “The first two singles, ‘Wicked Pussycat’ and ‘Dead Inside’, while at opposite ends of the musical spectrum in terms of approach and tempo, are unmistakably DANZIG. And ‘Black Mass’ is honestly one of the best metal songs I’ve heard in quite some time.”

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The Crown's Darkest Hour

The Crown's forthcoming North American tour with Darkest Hour will be the latter band's first North American tour. Supporting "Crowned In Terror," which streets on April 9th, this tour will be the first for Darkest Hour with new lead vocalist Tomas Linberg, formerly with At The Gates. The tour kicks off in April (see below for tour dates). Also in The Crown news, drummer Janne Saarenpaa is currently negotiating with Axis Percussion for a forthcoming endorsement deal.

The Crown w/ Darkest Hour Tour Dates: More...

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