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Metal News for April 25, 2003

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Green Carnation Unveil Website

In celebration of the upcoming album "A Blessing In Disguise", Green Carnation announce that their official homepage is now online at www.green-carnation.tk

Here you will find news, pictures, gig updates, lyrics, etc. all updated directly by the band itself.

"A Blessing in Disguise" is Green Carnation`s third album and will be released on June 16th by Season of Mist and in the states on June 17th.

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Stormrider Debut Out on June 10th

The debut album from Sweden's Stormrider, titled "First Battle Won" is scheduled for a June 10th release through Destructive Records. The album was recorded at The Abyss Studios in Sweden and it was engineered by Tommy Tagtgren and mastered by Thomas Johansson.

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Throneaeon / Godhate Contest

The new Throneaeon/Godhate album has been sent to the printers. It will be entitled "Godhate" and will be release in the coming days. You can participate in a contest to win a copy of the disc at their website.

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Initial Lineup for Hellfest Announced

The initial lineup for this year's Hellfest has been set. The event will take place July 4th-6th in Syracuse, NY at the New York State Fair. Tickets will go on sale May 1st. Interestingly, both Kittie and Onelinedrawing are slated to perform, while Hellfest regulars Hatebreed will be absent. Also, this will be the supposed return of Walls Of Jericho. Look for more bands to be confirmed in the coming weeks, but for now, here's the list: More...

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Sacrificial Line Up Changes

Sacrificial vocalist John Hansen and guitarist Asmus Thomsen have unplugged and left the band. Sacrificial are now looking for a new singer, but it's not decided whether the band will look for a second guitarist or not. Asmus will still be the contact person in Sacrificial, at least for the next months to come. There were several reasons for this decision. Asmus Thomsen explains the reasons: More...

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Seethings Film Video

Seethings, the new Swedish band fronted by former Darkane vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have finished filming a video for the track "Slow Healer" with directors Per and Johan in Helsingborg, Sweden. Click here to check out pictures taken at the video shoot. "Slow Healer" comes off the group's forthcoming debut, "Parallels", due later this spring through an as-yet-undisclosed label.

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Charon to Release New Single in May

Finland's Charon, who have been lambasted in their home country for "ripping off" local heroes H.I.M., will release a new single, "In Trust Of No One", on May 12 through Spinefarm Records. The title cut will be backed by another new song called "Death Can Dance".

Charon have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album at BRR Studios in their hometown of Raahe and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort on May 5 at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to the excellent "Downhearted", which debuted at position #3 on the Finnish album charts upon its release a year ago, will include a guest appearance on backing vocals by Nightwish/ex-Sinergy bassist Marco Hietala and Jenny Heinonen, the latter of whom had performed a similar role on the group's first two albums.

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Elegy Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

Dutch melodic metallers Elegy have lined up the following dates during the spring/summer:

May 30 - De Peppel – Ziest, NETH
Jun. 01 - Rotonde – Hirson, FRA
Jun. 07 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL
Jun. 01 – BW&BK 6-Pack - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 13 - StreetRock - Bakel, NETH

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Chinese Democracy in the Fall?

Guns n' Roses' perennially-delayed "Chinese Democracy" CD will finally surface this fall, according to guitarist Richard Fortus.

Speaking to www.andersonguitars.com, Fortus said that the band are expected to hit the road shortly following the album's release, which has been repeatedly pushed back by frontman Axl Rose, a notorious perfectionist who is said to be rarely satisfied with his work even under the most inspired of circumstances. Rose is believed to be currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the CD, which will feature the band's first new music since "Oh My God", the group's contribution to the soundtrack to the 1999 movie "End Of Days".

Guns n' Roses' last studio album was a covers album, "The Spaghetti Incident?" , which was released in 1993.

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Disillusion Sign Deal with Metal Blade

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers Disillusion have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The three-piece are currently working on their full-length debut which will be released by Metal Blade in September/October under a licensing agreement with Voice Of Life Records. All following albums will be released directly under the Metal Blade banner.

"We are all very happy about the progression Disillusion did during the last two years," the band said in an official statement. "We want to thank Voice Of Life Records for their support and co-operation!"

Disillusion had previously received outstanding reviews for their two MCDs to date, "Three Neuron Kings" and "The Porter".

For more information on Disillusion, visit the band's official web site at www.disillusion.de.

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Arch Enemy Singer Refutes Marriage Claim

Arch Enemy frontwoman Angela Gossow has refuted a report in the current issue of Metal Hammer magazine quoting her as saying that she and Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott will be getting hitched later in the year.

Writing on the band's official message board, Gossow said simply, "[Metal Hammer] misquoted me. I just said we are thinking about it [getting married], without being too serious."

As previously reported, Amott recently spoke out publicly for the first time about his relationship with Gossow, whom he met in 2000 while she was the singer in a German death metal band.

A serious couple for the past three years, Mike and Angela have been reluctant to talk about their romantic involvement despite the widespread rumors that have been circulating via the Internet ever since Gossow appeared on the band's last studio CD, 2001's "Wages Of Sin".

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H.I.M. Film Video for "The Sacrament"

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. filmed a video for the track "The Sacrament" at Ploskovice Castle near Prague, Czech Republic last weekend. The clip was directed by Bam Margera of "Jackass" fame, with Frantziboy at the camera. It was all shot on 35-mm film and should be edited and ready by mid-May. Check out pictures from the shoot here.

"The Sacrament" comes off the group's latest CD, "Love Metal", which has just entered the Finnish and German Pop Album charts at position #1.

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Jason Newsted Misses Show

Jason Newsted was forced to miss a Voivod show in Anaheim, California earlier this week because of food poisoning. This is the first date the former Metallica bassist has missed in 17 years.

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