USURPER Hard At Work On 'Twilight Dominion'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have entered Chicago's Engine Music Studios to record their sixth CD with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE) for an early 2003 release through Earache Records. Entitled "Twilight Dominion", the new album promises to be, in the words of USURPER guitarist Rick Scythe, "total old school thrash metal with some over-the-top ...

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ATROCITY's ALEX KRULL To Appear On German TV

ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull will be appearing on the Halloween Special Show "48 Stunden Angst" on German TV channel Pro Sieben. A special adventure show about the mysteries of the castle Corvin in Transylvania, it is scheduled to air today at 10:30 p.m. CET. For more information, click here. ...

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ALTARIA Completes Drums, Bass For 'Invitation'

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have completed the drum and bass tracks for their debut album, "Invitation", and are currently laying down guitars and keyboards at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki for a February/March 2003 release through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven. A Finnish tour will take place in ...

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SILENCER Cancels Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), has cancelled its southwest "Structures" tour which was slated to start Sunday, Nov. 3 in New Mexico. "Very recent unforeseeable circumstances that have arisen prevent us from getting on the road this November," reads a statement on the group's official ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announces Recording Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, has announced the lineup of musicians appearing on the group's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. It is as follows: Zak Stevens - vocals Matt LaPorte - lead guitar David "Cid" Rogers - lead ...

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KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA Talks Politics: 'BUSH Is An Idiot'

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has publicly expressed his disapproval for the foreign policy of the Bush administration and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "A lot of Americans [I spoke to] on [KREATOR's most recent U.S.] tour have told me that they don't agree with some things that Bush does," Petrozza told ...

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DESTINY: No New CD Release Until 2003

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY are still negotiating with record labels for the release of their recently-completed new album, entitled "Future Of The Past". The CD, which features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, is now not expected to surface before next spring. ...

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