Former EXODUS Singer ZETRO SOUZA Breaks His Silence

Former EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza has broken his silence with regards to his departure from the group. In the following statement — sent excusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NETZetro explains his reasons for leaving EXODUS on the eve of their South American tour and offers kind words for his former bandmates, who have recently announced ...

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PAIN LINK Sign With PEACE OR DIE RECORDS

Cincinnati-area thrash metallers PAIN LINK have inked a deal with Peace or Die Records. The group's as-yet-untitled full-length debut is scheduled for release in early November. "We like the dedication to professionalism that the Peace or Die label has shown, and the driving work ethic exhibited by [the company's staff]," PAIN LINK bassist Paul Parece ...

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RUDRA Sign With DEMONZEND RECORDS

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have inked a deal with Demonzend Records. The group will enter the studio later this month to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Kurukshetra", tentatively due in early 2005. Demonzend Records will also re-release RUDRA's debut album with new artwork and bonus tracks from the ultra-rare 1995 demo, "The Past". More information ...

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FORSAKEN Drop Off KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL Warm-Up Show

FORSAKEN have been forced to drop off the "Pounding Metal Attack" warm-up show for Germany's Keep It True Festival III after it was determined that the group's singer will have to undergo surgery prior to the festival date. Replacing them on the billing for the warm-up concert wil be German metallers LIGEIA, featuring female singer ...

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URKRAFT: Another Audio Clip Posted Online

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have posted another clip from their debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", at their official web site. Download a two-minute sample of the track "Through Your Senses" at this location. "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter" was released in March through Germany's Cartel Media. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Århus, ...

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GF93 Complete Work On New Album: Audio Samples Available

Italian "alternative metal" band GF93 have completed work on their new album, entitled "OSR", with producer Alessandro Paolucci. Mixing duties were handled by Martin Barbour and Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). An October release via Incendiary Records is expected. Three cuts ("Enter the Cult", "Le Sive" and "25 Times Fire Devastates") from the forthcoming CD have been ...

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