ENFORSAKEN Sign With OLYMPIC/CENTURY MEDIA

The Chicago-based melodic death/thrash metal quintet ENFORSAKEN have signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media. The group — vocalist Steven Sagala, bassist Eric Kawa, drummer David Swanson and guitarists Joe DeGroot and Steve Stell — will soon finish recording their full-length debut, "The Forever Endeavor", with producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, FLESHGRIND, JUNGLE ...

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COMPOS MENTIS To Support ILLDISPOSED In The Fall

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS will replace MNEMIC on the upcoming ILLDISPOSED headlining tour of Europe, which is scheduled to kick off in September. MNEMIC cancelled their participation in the tour "due to financial problems," according to an official ILLDISPOSED newsletter. ILLDISPOSED will enter the studio in a few weeks to record the song ...

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BLINDSIDE To Begin Work On New Album

Sweden's BLINDSIDE have set "About A Burning Fire" as the title for their upcoming album, which they plan to begin recording shortly with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, COLD). "We are all very excited about this new record and the new opportunities it will bring," the band said in a statement posted on their official ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Record With Legendary Producer BOB EZRIN

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band formed by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, will enter the studio on July 28 with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDITION, ALICE COOPER, PINK FLOYD) to record the song "Slither". The track, which was previewed at the ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist Taken To Hospital After New York Show

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) injured his back in New York during a one-off concert on Wednesday (July 16) and was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a pinched nerve, according to MTV.com. Smith suffered the injury at Webster Hall when he jumped while playing and landed wrong. Despite being hurt, ...

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LEADFOOT: More Tour Dates Announced

LEADFOOT, the North Carolina-based group featuring former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 30 – Zaphods - Ottawa, ONT Jul. 31 – Coach & Horses - Windsor, ONT Aug. 01 – Call The Office - London, ONT Aug. 02 – The 360 ...

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Former ELECTRIC BOYS Singer To Debut New Project

Former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom has spent the past few weeks recording original material with his new band GROOVIES INC. The group are currently rehearsing in Stockholm for upcoming gigs at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg on August 16 and at O-Baren in Stockholm on August 20. More information will be ...

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Former MAUDLIN OF THE WELL Members Launch New Project

KAYO DOT, the Massachusetts-based musical project featuring former members of the now-defunct MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, will be issuing their debut album, "Choirs Of The Eye", in October 2003 through Tzadik Records. The CD features five tracks and clocks in at about 56 minutes. According to the group's official web site, "KAYO DOT isn't much ...

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