WARCHITECT Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Dutch tech-metallers WARCHITECT have finished recording their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Sea of Red". The 11-song follow-up to 2002's "Mind" delivers "better compositions and better recordings, with a touch of thrash metal added to [the band's] sound," according to drummer Nolo Honkoop. Nolo had previously played in the death metal band JUDGEMENT DAY and funk ...

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Metal Compilation Available For Free Download

A 16-track compilation of Southern California and Tijuana (Mexico) metal bands is now available as a free MP3 download at this location. Titled "SDMetal.org Compilation Vol. 1", "this compilation was put together to showcase the growing talent and dedication among metal bands hailing from the Southern California/Baja Mexico metal scene," according to an ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Completing Work On Autobiography

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Dawn of the Metal Gods", scheduled for publication before the end of the year through Firefly Publishing. The book will recount the origins of the band from 1969 onward and includes exclusive photographs donated by friends, including Robert Plant, among others. ...

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ZYKLON Members Participate In WINDIR Tribute

ZYKLON's Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), both formerly of EMPEROR, recently participated in a WINDIR tribute along with Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER) and Invictus (DISIPLIN). They recorded a "brutal" cover version of a WINDIR track in honor of late WINDIR singer Valfar. It will be released on a WINDIR tribute album this fall. In other news, ZYKLON ...

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MORGION Auctioning Off Recording/Touring Guitar

Californian death-doomsters MORGION are auctioning off a Les Paul Special Ebony Worn guitar used to write material and record their latest album, "Cloaked by Ages, Crowned in Earth", as well as during live performances on MORGION's "Doomination of Europe 2003" tour, and, most recently, at Canada's Northern Lights Festival. "This is a great guitar, and ...

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METALLICA Accommodate Czech Soccer Fans

METALLICA's show at Prague's T-Mobile Park Thursday night (July 1) began more than an hour earlier than originally scheduled so as to accommodate the thousands of the group's Czech fans who wanted to watch their national soccer team play against Greece in the Euro 2004 semifinal (the Czech Republic ended up losing 1-0). METALLICA's next ...

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Remembering The St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Jordan Harper of The Riverfront Times writes: This Friday, July 2, marks the thirteenth anniversary of the St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES riot. We'll not soon forget the smoke and shame, broadcast to the world on CNN, when Axl Rose jumped into the crowd to battle a man with a camera before leaping back onstage ...

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