DEVILDRIVER Singer On New Album: 'Expect Brutality'

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will release their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" on Roadrunner Records this coming spring. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" will be "a much more brutal, metal release" for the ...

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RUNNING WILD: New Album Release Date Bumped Forward

German power metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album"Rogues En Vogue" (G.U.N./BMG Ariola) on February 21 — one week earlier than the previously announced February 28 release date. To celebrate this event, the band are inviting everybody to attend their release party and pre-listen to the whole album together with guitarist/vocalist Rolf Kasparek and ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: New Album To Be Mixed By ANDY SNEAP

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have confirmed that legendary knob-tweaker Andy Sneap (EXODUS, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) will be mixing the group's sophomore album, "Empires of the World". "He was the band's first choice and luckily, Andy, having an unexpected gap in his schedule, allowed this to happen," the group write in a press ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO To Be Backed By BURNING ENGINES On Swedish Tour

Ex-EMBRACED vocalist Kalle Johansson's new band BURNING ENGINES will be backing former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno on a four-date Swedish tour starting in Stockholm on February 17. They will also act as support, performing songs from their forthcoming album "...And a Good Time Was Had By All". BURNING ENGINES have also recruited ex-MAJESTIC bassist ...

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U.K. Extreme Metallers DAM Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records have announced the worldwide signing of London-based "extreme deathrashers" DAM. Final studio work on the band's debut album, "Purity: The Darwinian Paradox", is currently underway and it is expected to see a March 2005 worldwide release date. Produced together with Antti Uusimaki (BRIAN ENO, BARRY ADAMSON), the album will showcase the band's visceral, ...

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SALEM: 'Controversial' Video Posted Online

Israeli death metallers SALEM have made their "Ha'ayara Bo'eret" video, taken from their second release "Kaddish" (1994), available for free download from their official web site. The cover song "Ha'ayara Bo'eret" (The Town is on Fire) was written in 1928 and has since been identified with the holocaust. The Israeli Parliament originally banned ...

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ALTARIA: Hard At Work On New Material

Bassist Marko Pukkila of the Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA has revealed in an online posting that he and drummer Tony Smedjebacka have been busy writing and pre-producing material for the third ALTARIA album. "So far we have come up with a few great tunes and it looks like the third, as-yet-untitled album will be heavier ...

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