DIVINE RAPTURE: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DIVINE RAPTURE track, titled "Severed", has been posted online at this location. "Severed" comes off the Pennsylvania-based death metal group's forthcoming CD, "The Burning Passion", due in September/October through France's Listenable Records. The self-produced effort was tracked and engineered by Ron Vento at Nightsky Studios in Maryland and was mixed ...

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FALCONER Complete Work On 'The Sceptre Of Deception'

Sweden's FALCONER have finished the recordings for their third album, "The Sceptre Of Deception", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. Says mainman Stefan Weinerhall, "This album is a concept album about greed, falseness and megalomania in the 1300s in Sweden. It is based upon a true story. Actually, a concept album to me ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Announce Canadian Dates

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have announced two gigs in British Columbia later this month. They are as follows: Aug. 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Hot August Nights Festival (Waldorf Hotel) Aug. 29 - Chilliwack, BC @ Domestic Disturbance Festival (Stolo First Nations Reserve) As previously reported, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will be supporting ...

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EIDOLON To Release 'Apostles Of Defiance' In October

Canada's EIDOLON have completed their latest slab of molten metal, "Apostles Of Defiance", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. Says drummer Shawn Drover, "This is our ultimate heavy metal statement we have made as a band, period!!!! We have really busted out balls to make sure this record is the best we could ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Puts BUSH On Hold

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale intends to put the band on the sidelines while he concentrates on his new side project. "I've been writing loads of songs and its very experimental," Rossdale told Kerrang! magazine. "BUSH is just on a hiatus and we'll make a new record in the future, definitely. But as for this project, ...

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E! Online: No Arrest Warrant For MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer

Despite initial reports claiming local authorities in Lyon County, Nevada had put out an arrest warrant for MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil for allegedly assaulting a prostitute on July 10, prosecutors decided not to issue said warrant because the rocker posted a $1,000 bond, E! Online reports. Lyon County District Attorney Leon Aberasturi tells E! ...

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Review: METALLICA Heavy, But Fan Turnout Light

Dave Ferman of Star-Telegram reports that METALLICA, the biggest name in heavy metal throughout the '90s, "didn't even come close to filling Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas Sunday night (Aug. 3). The floor was crowded but much of the upper deck sat empty. "Far-short-of-capacity houses have been the rule on the band's Summer Sanitarium 2003 ...

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NEUROSIS Enter Studio To Record New Album

NEUROSIS have entered Chicago's Electric Audio studios with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, BUSH, SOIL) to record their new full-length album, due in early 2004 through the band's own Neurot Recordings. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will take approximately one week to record, is the follow-up to 2001's acclaimed "A Sun That Never Sets". In other news, ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: Playing Together Again

LAKE OF TEARS guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brennare has posted the following message to the band's official forum: "I, [bassist] Mikael [Larsson] and [drummer] Johan [Oudhuis] have discussed playing together again and we will probably try it out in next week (if we can get our things together). It's been like four years [since we last played ...

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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribute to all those guys I worshipped ...

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