ALL THAT REMAINS Added To GWAR/DYING FETUS U.S. Tour

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have secured the opening slot on the upcoming GWAR/DYING FETUS U.S. tour. A complete list of the tour dates is available at this location. ALL THAT REMAINS are touring in support of their sophomore album, "This Darkened Heart", available now ...

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BELPHEGOR Prepare To Record New Album

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR will enter Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany on September 13 to begin recording their fifth full-length album, tentatively due in March 2005 through Napalm Records. "The three recording sessions will last 'till the 10th of November," the band write in a newsletter. "In [these] three months (Sept./Oct./Nov.) the group is ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Upcoming 'Best Of' Collection To Include New Cover Song, DVD

DEF LEPPARD have confirmed the plans by Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury to release a new DEF LEPPARD compilation album in October, titled "Best Of Def Leppard". Described as "an updated 'replacement' version" of the band's previous greatest-hits compilation, "Vault" (1995), the new collection will be released in North America under the title "Super Vault". "The ...

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EDGUY Commence Songwriting Sessions For New Album

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi there people, It's been quite a while since we talked. But just because you don't get any news doesn't mean that we are being lazy these days. We had a little summer break, which meant some of us have ...

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THE CROWN To Release Posthumous Three-Disc DVD Set

Defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have announced plans to issue a posthumous three-disc DVD set in the near future. According to a posting on the group's web site, the upcoming set will be "a colossal damage to head and eyes!! This magnificent hail to the fans will take you on a dangerous rollercoaster-ride deep within ...

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DIABLO Sign With DRAKKAR ENTERTAINMENT

Finland's DIABLO have inked a European deal with Drakkar Entertainment. The group's latest CD, "Eternium", will be released in continental Europe on September 27. "Eternium", available in Finland since January via the Gaga Goodies/Poko label, debuted on the Finnish album chart at position No. 3. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios ...

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THE CHASM: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new THE CHASM track, entitled "Fortress", has been posted online at this location. "Fortress" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Spell of Retribution", due on November 8 through the Earache subsidiary Wicked World Records. Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents THE ...

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FACE DOWN: In Songwriting Mode

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, are currently in "songwriting mode and rehearsing will be resumed properly in early September," according to the group's latest newsletter. "If everything pans out the way we want it, we're gonna record three or four songs for a demo in October," the ...

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THE ALTER BOYS: Debut Album To See Light Of Day In February

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members of MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in October to complete the mixing process for their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in February 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by former MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann). ...

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