CRADLE OF FILTH Bassist: We Are Too Extreme For EPIC RECORDS

It's hard to think of any logical reason to explain why Epic Records thought the black-metal scene was such an untapped gold mine of commercial potential that it gave CRADLE OF FILTH the opportunity to "waste as much money as possible, lots of makeup, lots of beer, 77-minute-long albums," bassist David Pybus tells Michael Tedder ...

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RUNEMAGICK Commence Work On New Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to this year's "Darkness Death Doom". "So far there are home demo versions of nine new songs," the band write on their official web site. "Now we will start to rehearse and develop the songs at our rehearsal place. We will ...

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THE SERVANTS Record New Songs

THE SERVANTS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have just finished a week of recording at The Plantin Sausalito, California. "It was a magical experience and it really comes through on record," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Five new songs were put to tape ...

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER Reissues Include Hard-To-Find Bonus Tracks

Speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER have released "Convicted", the first of two reissues due from Relapse Records. The second, "Money Talks", will hit on July 29. Both have been re-mastered and re-packaged with extensive photos, lyrics and artwork and feature exclusive bonus tracks taken from early demos and legendary live performances. The following is a list ...

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SALEM Film Tel Aviv Show For Upcoming DVD

Israeli death metallers SALEM filmed their July 9 show at Barbie in Tel Aviv for an upcoming DVD release. No further details are available at this time. The band recently completed work on a new video, "Slave", which is the fourth video from their recent album, "Collective Demise". The video shoot took place during a ...

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SOULSTORM To Release New Material

Before relocating to Los Angeles, SOULSTORM lead singer/bassist Nick Sagias and longtime drummer Patrick Harquail went into Peter Hudson's Hallamusic studios (MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE, INTERZONE) in Toronto and recorded 10 new songs in an all-day jam that were left as rough skeletons to build the new songs upon. "At the time of recording Pat and ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY, NDE, BRICK BATH: Tour Dates Announced

The Crash Music Tour, featuring Crash Music recording artist SINGLE BULLET THEORY, NDE and BRICK BATH, with special guests SHADOWDANCE, will hit the following cities during August/September: Aug. 10 - Baltimore, MD - Mind Rage 2 fest @ The Thunder dome (SBT only) Aug. 12 - Clifton, NJ - Connections (SHADOWDANCE, SBT only) Aug. 13 ...

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