KITTIE's MORGAN On Writing New Material: No Rush, No Deadlines

The members of KITTIE recently spoke to SuicideGirls.com about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Oracle". "You know, surprisingly I personally have had yet to encounter any difficulty while writing this time around," said frontwoman Morgan Lander. "I definitely can say that by far this is the most relaxed and ...

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IRON MAIDEN: CLIVE BURR Trust Fund Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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MANOWAR To Split With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS?

MANOWAR are strongly rumored to be negotiating their way out of their record deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records. A posting at the Swiss MANOWAR fan site Manowar.ch characterized the current relationship between the group and the label as being in "a severe crisis" and indicated that the band's next CD would be released through ...

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VEHEMENCE Set Release Date For 'Helping The World To See'

VEHEMENCE, the self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have set an April 19 release date through Metal Blade Records for their sophomore album, "Helping The World To See". The follow-up to 2002's "God Was Created" was produced by Will Solares and VEHEMENCE at Open Primary Productions/DBD Studios in Maricopa, Arizona. Mixing duties ...

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DISMEMBER: 'Where Ironcrosses Grow' Track Listing Revealed

Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) have released the complete track listing for DISMEMBER's forthcoming CD, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", due on March 8 (with distribution from Plastic Head). The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign" was recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio and features artwork by acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL). "Where Ironcrosses Grow" ...

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UNHOLY GHOST: Cover Artwork, MP3 Clip Posted Online

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), along with original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, have posted the cover artwork for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", at this location (artwork and layout by Swedish artist Mattias Norén). In ...

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DRAGONLAND Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have signed a multi-album worldwide deal with Century Media Records. "We are really happy to have found a new home with Century Media Records," stated DRAGONLAND lead guitarist/founder Nicklas Magnusson. Formed in 1999, DRAGONLAND have released two albums via the Greek label Black Lotus Records ("The Battle Of ...

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