THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Issues Update

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will ...

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DRAGONLAND Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have set "Starfall" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. The recording of the follow-up to 2002's "Holy War" will take place at Tom Englund's (EVERGREY) Division One Studios in Sweden beginning on June 1. Englund will handle the production ...

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CADACROSS Book Studio Time For Third CD

Finland's CADACROSS will shortly enter Steeltrack studios in Hämeenlinna to begin recording their third album, tentatively due later in the year. CADACROSS, who perform "unique, aggressive metal with elements of battle and symphonic metal," released their second CD, "Corona Borealis", in 2002. ...

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EXMORTEM To Begin Recording Fifth Album

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will enter Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark on May 17 with producer Tue Madsen to record their fifth album, due later in the year. A total of nine songs will be recorded and mixed during the four-week session, including "Parasite Paradise", "Symbols Of Inhumanity", "Flesh Havoc", "The Human Rape Symphony" and ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Long-running Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY have inked a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records for the release of their latest album, "One Who Points To Death". Black Lotus Records will have the exclusive distribution rights for Europe, Asia and Oceania while the North American release is being handled by Canada's Galy Records. "One Who Points ...

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ABADDON INCARNATE: Music Available For Download

Irish grindcore act ABADDON INCARNATE have posted two songs from their recently issued third album, "Dark Crusade", at their official web site. Download the tracks "Carrion Caresses" (mp3) and "1756" (mp3). "Dark Crusade" was released on March 1 through Xtreem Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Nadir" (Sentinel) was recorded and mixed ...

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SoundScan Report: FLAW, SEVENDUST, DEMON HUNTER, DEATH ANGEL

According to Nielsen SoundScan, FLAW sold 27,527 copies of their sophomore effort, "Endangered Species" (Republic/Universal), to debut at position No. 42 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. SEVENDUST's new acoustic live live CD/DVD, "Southside Double-Wide Acoustic Live" (TVT), shifted 13,908 copies to land at No. 90. Meanwhile, DEMON HUNTER's second album, "Summer of Darkness" ...

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BLACK MAJESTY To Utilize Session Drummer For Upcoming Shows

Australian melodic heavy metal band BLACK MAJESTY will be utilizing the services of ABRAMELIN drummer Euan Heriot for their upcoming dates in July after regular skinsman Pavel Konvalinka was forced to return to the Czech Republic for family reasons. In other news, BLACK MAJESTY guitar players Stevie Janevski and Hanny Mohamed have scored endorsement deals ...

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