PARAGON Set Release Date For 'Revenge'

German power metallers PARAGON have set an April 18 European release date through Remedy Records for their new album, "Revenge". "Revenge" marks the follow-up to the band's successful album "The Dark Legacy", released by Remedy in 2003. The new CD was recorded in part at Karo studios with the help of an engineer, and the ...

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NERVECELL Sign With ATOLINGA RECORDS

United Arab Emirates deathcore band NERVECELL have signed a distribution deal with Mexican underground label Atolinga Records for the South American release of their "Human Chaos" EP, due later this year. There will be a split release with Mexican brutal death metal band DROWNING IN BLOOD, which will be for sale in Mexico only, and ...

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Former NAIL WITHIN Singer Resurfaces In MOONSKIN

Former NAIL WITHIN vocalist Yishai Swearts and multi-instrumentalist Maor Appelbaum (ex-SLEEPLESS, VULTURES) have joined forces in a new band called MOONSKIN. The group, which was officially born in the summer of 2003, also features drummer Matan Shmueli (ARMILOS) and guitarist Raffi Mor (DISTORTED). Commented Yishai: "In the beginning it was almost impossible to write. I ...

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YYRKOON Book Studio Time

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have booked three weeks at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark in October 2005 for the recording of their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Osmose Productions. YYRKOON released their third album, "Occult Medicine", this past October through Osmose. The band will be teaming up with IMPALED NAZARENE and PHAZM ...

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THE HUMAN CONDITION: New Audio Samples Posted Online

THE HUMAN CONDITION, the Arizona-based band featuring former SACRED REICH guitarist Wiley Arnett, have posted audio samples from their recently completed six-song EP, "The Means", at their official web site. Check out one-minute clips of "Smoke N Dust" (mp3) and "Bend" (mp3). As previously reported, "The Means", due on February 1, ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Split Up, Announce Farewell Gig

PLACE OF SKULLS, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band featuring former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin, have officially split up. The group's final show will take place on February 18 at The Pilot Light in Knoxville. More information will be made available soon. ...

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Former MORGION Members Launch New Band

According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, former MORGION members Rhett Davis and Justin Christain have joined forces with NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater in a new band called KEEN OF THE CROW. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking, the sonic output from KEEN ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Begin Recording New Album

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE entered Excess Studio in Rotterdam on Friday (Jan. 7) to begin recording their new studio album, tentatively due this spring through an as-yet-undisclosed label. As previously reported, SEVERE TORTURE will release their final album for Karmageddon Media (formerly known as Hammerheart Records), "Blood Letting", on February 7. "This album ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Early Track Available For Download

An early KILLSWITCH ENGAGE track, entitled "Soilborn", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Soilborn" comes off the group's self-titled first album, which has been re-mastered and remixed by guitarist Adam Dutkiewitz for re-release on January 24 via Roadrunner Records. Originally released back in 2000 by Ferret Music, ...

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