KATAKLYSM Announce New Album Title, Tentative Release Date

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update on the band's current and future activities: "We've been working non-stop on our new album since last fall, on tour and in between touring. I've been receiving MP3 files from the rehearsals here in Chicago from J-F [guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] and things are going right on ...

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SODOM: Early Album Picture Disc Reissues Due This Month

At the end of January, the first two SODOM picture discs in a series of five will be released on the GMR/Vinyl Maniacs label. The "Agent Orange" and "In the Sign of Evil" discs are limited to 1,000 copies each. As previously reported, SODOM has been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 ...

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Manager: New DAMAGEPLAN Recordings May Surface

Although DAMAGEPLAN may be finished as a touring entity in the wake of last month's on-stage murder of guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the group's manager told Billboard.com another release is likely. DAMAGEPLAN's lone album was its 2004 Elektra debut, "New Found Power". "There were recordings the band laid down prior to Dimebag's death ...

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ROUGH SILK Singer Produces Solo Album From RAGE Drummer

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I produced and play dobro, trumpet (!!) and keyboards on Mike Terrana's [RAGE] new solo album, 'Man of the World'. It's an instrumental/fusion-album with great musicians like Kevin Chown (TONY MACALPINE, ARTENSION, TED NUGENT, ...

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ABLOOM Launch Vocalist Search

ABLOOM, the Los Angeles-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar, ex-SNOT), Marcelo Dias (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), are seeking a vocalist complete the group's lineup following the recent departure of Jasan Radford (ONESIDEZERO). The band are looking for "someone rock-oriented, experienced, creative and committed with a diverse vocal styling," according to a ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To Celebrate Launch Of New Record Label

U.K. black metal band HECATE ENTHRONED will play a headlining show at the Camden Underworld in London on April 14 to help launch the U.K. black metal/goth metal label SixSixSix Records. Other bands on the bill are DRACONIAN ORDER, who are said to be "the best symphonic black metal band in recent years," and London-based ...

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