AURORA BOREALIS To Enter Studio This Month

Waldorf, MD-based death metallers AURORA BOREALIS will enter Nightsky Studios on January 31 to begin recording their fifth CD, tentatively due this spring. Tony Laureano (NILE, DIMMU BORGIR, ANGELCORPSE), who played on the very first AURORA BOREALIS CD in 1996, will be drumming on the upcoming album as well as collaborating with the rest of ...

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PARADISE LOST: Photos Of New Drummer Posted Online

Sabian.com has uploaded several photos from PARADISE LOST's recently completed pre-Christmas mini-tour, which marked drummer Jeff Singer's live debut with the group. Check them out at this location. The tour included stops in Thessaloniki and Athens in Greece, Wolverhampton in England, Rakvere in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Helsinki in Finland. The final ...

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It's Official: Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered To Reopen This Month

Alrosa Villa, the Columbus, Ohio nightclub that was the site of the deadly shootings last month which claimed the lives of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four others, will be reopening on January 14, 2005 with a benefit show for the victims' families. BOBAFLEX will be headlining the concert, with support from ODIOUS and ...

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KING DIAMOND, NILE: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour headlined by KING DIAMOND. Also appearing on the bill will be NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Apr. 15 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues Apr. ...

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ETERNAL OATH To Release New Album In March

Swedish goth/death metallers ETERNAL OATH will release their third full-length album, "Wither", on March 29 via Black Lodge Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Righteous" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg and was mastered at Polar studios in Stockholm. Twelve tracks have been finalized, featuring "clean vocals, seven-string guitars and more straightforward" song structures, according ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Mourn Loss Of Former Collaborator

Multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn of the two-man project PURE SWEET HELL, which also features in its ranks NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, has issued the following statement: "I'm writing this because I can't yet speak. "PURE SWEET HELL has lost a true friend and brother. "Jeff Wolfe lost his life doing something that he truly loved. Riding ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Song Sample Available For Download

A brand new TOTAL DEVASTATION track, entitled "Murderous", has been posted online in MP3 format at Firebox.fi. "Murderous" is the opening cut on the Finnish death metallers' upcoming sophomore album, "Reclusion", due in February via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of Pain", "Reclusion" was recorded at Sound Supreme studio with producer ...

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SHADOW CUT: Audio Sample Of IMPALED NAZARENE/MOONSORROW Project Posted Online

Helsinki, Finland-based black/death metal band SHADOW CUT, featuring drummer Repe F.W. Misanthrope (IMPALED NAZARENE) and bassist Mitja Harvilahti (MOONSORROW), have completed work on their debut album, "Pictures of Death", with producer Henri Sorvali (a.k.a. Trollhorn, FINNTROLL) for an early 2005 release via Firebox Records. An audio sample of the track "Drug/Murder/Them", taken from the upcoming ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Says New Material Sounds Creepy, Sexy And Groovy

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's follow-up to their multi-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Edge: This is the first time I've talked to you since the member change — Have you started writing with Terry ...

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