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FROM BEHIND Enter Swedish Hard Rock Chart At No. 5

FROM BEHIND, the new project featuring Manny Charlton (NAZARETH) and Nicky Moore (SAMSON, MAMMOTH), has entered the Swedish hard rock chart at position No. 5 with their debut album, "Game Over", out now on Lion Music. "Game Over" was recorded at 9 Volt studios in Malmö, Sweden, and mixed by Charlton and guitarist Mikael Fässberg ...

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FROM BEHIND: Tour Dates Announced

FROM BEHIND, the new project featuring Manny Charlton (NAZARETH) and Nicky Moore (SAMSON, MAMMOTH), will tour Scandinavia prior to their appearance at the Sweden Rock festival in early June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 23 - Göta Källare - Stockholm, SWE May 24 - Siljarock (Cruise Stockholm-Helsinki) May 26 - 2 Lingon & Blåbär ...

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SHARK ISLAND To Release 'Gathering Of The Faithful' In July

Frontiers Records has announced the European release of SHARK ISLAND's highly anticipated new album, "Gathering of the Faithful", on July 7. Born out of the ashes of THE SHARKS, SHARK ISLAND was among the biggest and most prolific live acts in Los Angeles. This was in an era when there were literally hundreds of bands ...

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AKERCOCKE Cancel Glasgow Show

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE have been forced to pull out of their previously announced March 23 appearance with VENOM and ONSLAUGHT at the Garage in Glasgow. Commented vocalist/guitarist Jason Mendonca: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, it's logistically impossible for us to make the Glasgow show. We're really disappointed. Dave [Gray, drums] and Matt ...

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Dismantling Devotion - DAYLIGHT DIES

Get yourself in the mood for this one; and I'm not talking about the state of mind that accompanies 4th of July celebrations or beach volleyball games. Fans of modern, melancholic doom that get their kicks from albums by the likes of MY DYING BRIDE and KATATONIA will surely dig "Dismantling Devotion". It is 53 ...

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MORTIIS Remasters Early Albums For Upcoming Reissue Campaign

Taking time out from writing and demoing for the planned 2006 follow-up to "The Grudge", MORTIIS spent Valentines Day, February 14 lovingly remastering the three early albums he calls "Era 1". MORTIIS flew to Nottingham, England and upgraded the following three classic early-period releases at Rubber Biscuit Studios: "Fodt Til A Herske" "Crypt Of The ...

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Aeolian - THE OCEAN

Without knowing any backstory on this German collective, "Aeolian" would (perhaps more accurately) be seen as just a decent, somewhat redundant heavy album with a lot of long songs and huge riffs. But THE OCEAN are actually a loose group of musicians who live and work in the catacombs of an abandoned aluminum factory in ...

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FROM BEHIND To Begin Recording Debut Album Next Week

FROM BEHIND, the Swedish/English/American project featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton, will enter 9 Volt Studios in Malmö, Sweden next week to begin recording their debut album, entitled "Game Over". 15 songs will be recorded for the effort, including "Enola Gay", "Hearts Grown Cold", "What You're Doing", "Boneman", "Gone" and ...

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MOLLY HATCHET, FROM BEHIND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

MOLLY HATCHET and FROM BEHIND (the new band featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton) have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10, 2006 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CACTUS CATHEDRAL ...

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MARYSCREEK Confirmed For SILJAROCKEN 2006 Hard Rock Cruise

Swedish melodic hard rockers MARYSCREEK have been confirmed for the Siljarocken 2006 rock cruise between Sweden and Finland, which is scheduled to take place May 24-26, 2006. Also slated to perform at the event are FROM BEHIND (the new band featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton) and THE POODLES. More ...

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'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal' Book Documents Over 600 Bands

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector has just published "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", a 376-page book with over 90 photos, featuring over 600 U.S. and Canadian alternative metal, emocore, hardcore, math metal, metal, metalcore, neo-thrash and screamo bands. In the mid-'90s, in the wake of grunge, the metal movement underwent its most radical evolution to ...

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FU MANCHU Launch New Orleans Benefit eBay Auction

FU MANCHU have posted the following message on their official web site: "In an effort to pay tribute to the great city and people of New Orleans that have hosted the band on many an occasion, FU MANCHU have put up special collectors' items for auction. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to ...

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Armageddon Over Wacken 2004 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Like the festival from which it is spawned, "Armageddon Over Wacken" is a mammoth undertaking, not for the faint of heart or elitist in spirit. A died-and-gone-to-metal-heaven bacchanal where DIO and MOTÖRHEAD slot next to BAL-SAGOTH, MAYHEM and CANNIBAL CORPSE — and they all end up sharing a stage with off-the-radar-screen bands like FEINSTEIN and ...

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CATHEDRAL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH On U.K. Tour

British doomsters CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as the main support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall Dec. 02 - Norwich, UK - UEA Dec. 03 - London, UK - The Forum Dec. 05 - Cardiff, UK - University ...

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FROM BEHIND To Enter Studio In February

FROM BEHIND, the new band featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton, will enter the studio in February 2006 to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Size Doesn't Matter", for a late spring release via Lion Music. FROM BEHIND play "blues-based, hard rockin', beer-drenched rock 'n' roll with a metal ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

Nuclear Blast Records has pushed back the projected North American release date of the new CATHEDRAL album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", to January 2006. The Japanese edition will be released on October 26 and will contain an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track, which will not be included on the European or USA versions. More details on ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new CATHEDRAL track, "Upon Azrael's Wings", has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real Media). "Upon Azrael's Wings" comes off the doom icons' upcoming album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", due on September 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is said to be ...

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CATHEDRAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England have lined up the following dates during September/October: Sep. 02 – Glasgow, UK @ Barfly Sep. 03 – Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival Sep. 04 – London, UK @ Astoria (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION) Oct. 26 – Utrecht, NETH @ Helling Oct. 27 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar KZ ...

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I.C.E. Part Ways With CRASH MUSIC, Seek New Label Home

Maryland-based black metallers I.C.E. (IMPERIAL CRYSTALLINE ENTOMBMENT) have parted ways with Crash Music Inc. According to a posting on the group's web site, the band's management "is currently in search of a label that will help to fulfill the needs and goals of the band as help spread the gospel of Råvaskeith further! Any interested ...

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CATHEDRAL: New Album Due Next Month

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England will release their new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", on September 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like "North Berwick Witch Trials" will ...

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The Fire in our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw - PELICAN

I remember hearing all the hype about PELICAN's 2004 debut full-length album, "Australasia". "How exciting could an instrumental album really be, regardless of riff heaviness and earth moving rhythms," I asked myself. Well, I finally broke down and bought the damn thing. Still carrying a healthy level of skepticism, I spun the disc…and kept on ...

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MORTIIS To Release First-Ever DVD In September

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS will release his first-ever DVD, entitled "Soul in a Hole" on September 26 via Earache. "Soul in a Hole" contains a full live set filmed during MORTIIS' mammoth seven-week European tour in support of "The Grudge" album, released last year. It also includes MORTIIS' unparalleled videography to date, with clips ...

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