PROTOTYPE Sign With INSANITY RECORDS

Los Angeles-based progressive/aggressive melodic metallers PROTOTYPE have signed a European deal with Germany's Insanity Records. The group's first release for the label will be a special European edition of their current CD, "Trinity", featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks. A September release is expected. PROTOTYPE's next live appearance will take place at the Gates Of ...

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DIVINE:DECAY: New MP3 Samples Posted Online

Finnish thrash/speed rockers DIVINE:DECAY have posted several MP3 clips from their forthcoming "Maximize The Misery" CD at this location. "Maximize The Misery", due on Sept. 8 through Osmose Productions, was recorded and produced by Janne Joutsenniemi (of SUBURBANTRIBE fame) and it was mixed by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THERION). The ...

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NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON Get Certified

NINE INCH NAILS' classic 1989 album, "Pretty Hate Machine", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. Also freshly certified is MARILYN MANSON's "Portrait Of An American Family", which turned gold after shifting more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. since ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist, CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer Team Up In PATHS OF POSSESSION

Florida's PATHS OF POSSESSION, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle and CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, will release a limited-edition split CD (also featuring Ft. Pierce, Florida's DARK FAITH) on June 19 through Splattergod Records. Formerly known as SWOLLEN, PATHS OF POSSESSION's contribution to the CD will consist of "six ...

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No BONNET For IMPELLITTERI

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reeley (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will not feature a return appearance by vocalist Graham Bonnet (MSG, RAINBOW). The band are said to be considering several candidates for the singer slot and expect to make a decision very soon. According to ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Launch New Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy has posted the following message to his official web site: "Howdy. I am currently working on a new original band. We will give more details soon. No drastic changes. It is still mainly heavy, guitar driven shit with a bit of melody here ...

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LINKIN PARK's BENNINGTON: Still In Hospital, But Improving

LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington, who has been hospitalized since last Friday (May 30) after suffering an attack of "severe back and abdominal pains," is undergoing tests to determine the exact nature of his ailment. Doctors have narrowed the cause down to a parasite or an intestinal disorder, and a spokesperson said that the situation ...

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DENATA Complete Work On 'Art Of The Insane'

Swedish thrashers DENATA have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Art Of The Insane", due in the summer through Arctic Music Group. The follow-up to last year's "Deathtrain" will include the following cuts: 01. Marionettes Of Death 02. Insomnia 03. Prophecies 04. Whitechapel's Murder 05. Art Of The Insane 06. Satanic Thrash Hell ...

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