KATATONIA Side-Project DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE Split Up

DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, the Swedish side-project of KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström (a.k.a. Blakkheim), have officially split up. Nyström's statement on the matter is as follows: "Blakkheim has decided to put his solo project, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, to rest. Despite the commencement of a combined composing/recording process of a fifth album last year, the utterly slow progress along ...

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2TON PREDATOR Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's 2TON PREDATOR have completed work on their fourth full-length album at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ILLDISPOSED, MNEMIC, CATARACT). Two MP3 clips ("Diabolic" and "The Butchers Bill") from the upcoming CD are currently available for download at the band's official web site. The group, who were ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: New Air Date Announced For VH1 Special

VELVET REVOLVER's upcoming VH1 special, "(Inside)Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver", has a new air date: Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The program, which was originally set to air in June, is described as a behind-the-scenes look at how VELVET REVOLVER got constructed, from the songwriting process to the singer search and studio ...

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KATAFALK Finish Recording New Demo

Dutch extreme death/thrashers KATAFALK recently finished recording four new songs for a promotional CD. The band, who were previously signed to the defunct Cold Blood Industries label, will use the recording to procure a new record deal. The tracks laid down during the sessions are: "Death's Contradiction", "God Pollution", "War Chant" and "She's My Darkness". ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will enter the studio in January/February 2005 to begin recording their fifth album, tenatively due next summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to last year's "Hellvetia", which was recorded and mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.). No ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Offer 'Classical Black Metal' On Upcoming CD

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, are in the final stages of recording their upcoming album, "The Blow of Furious Winds". The drums were tracked at The Outer Sound Studios with Beppe Orlando of NOVEMBRE and the rest is being recorded and mixed at Alpha Omega Studios in Como, ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Complete Work On 'Lake Of Regret' Video

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have completed work on their video for the track "Lake of Regret". "One hellish day of moshing and ravaging a woman in cold water is now behind us, sun has set and only thing left in our minds now is exitement," the band write on their web site. "We are exited ...

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