STORMLORD Name New Album

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have set "The Gorgon Cult" as the title for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Scarlet Records. The CD will be recorded between November 3 and December 18 at the Outer Sounds studios in Rome, Italy with producer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE) and will be mastered at ...

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QUIET RIOT Call It A Day

QUIET RIOT have officially split up, drummer Frankie Banali has confirmed. In an e-mail to Metal Sludge, Banali wrote, "To be honest with you, I am [singer] Kevin [DuBrow]'s friend and will always be his friend. I don't want to get on the 'he said, you said" roller coaster that is always generated in these ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD To Be Released In November

A brand-new JUDAS PRIEST DVD, titled "Electric Eye", will be released through Sony on November 17. The first PRIEST product to be since the reunion with Rob Halford was announced features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and seven rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed notes and photos. Most of ...

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ANCIENT, KONKHRA, ABORTED Confirmed For Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL

ANCIENT, KONKHRA and ABORTED are among the artists confirmed for Metalist Festival, the first-ever Israeli metal festival set to take place at the Hangar 11 in Tel-Aviv on October 16 during "sookot" holiday. The event, which will host about 17 black/death/thrash/heavy metal groups (three of them from abroad), will be the first opportunity for local ...

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HAMMERFALL: More Live CD/DVD Details Revealed

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The setlist on [the upcoming live CD/DVD] 'One Crimson Night' is what we played on pretty much all of the European gigs (there were a few variations as the tour progressed, as always). The three bonus tracks on the CD ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Launch Singer Search

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are currently seeking a new vocalist to replace the recently departed Trevor Strnad. "There's an mp3 for the song 'Funeral Thirst', the first track on our full-length to download [on our official web site]," drummer Cory Grady said. "The track has no vocals on it — it's just the ...

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VEHEMENCE Enter Studio To Record New Album

VEHEMENCE, a self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have entered Porcupine Studios in Mesa, Arizona to record their new album, "Helping The World To See", for an early 2004 release through Metal Blade Records. Additional recording and mixing will take place at DBD studios. Will Solares and VEHEMENCE will handle engineering duties. ...

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ENTOMBED Members To Guest On CHAOSBREED Debut

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is your captain speaking... Fasten your seatbelts 'cos here we go. Thanxxx for everyone who were supporting us at [our show at Helsinki's] Nosturi [on September 15] — [headliners] ENTOMBED kicked ass and made shit burst through ...

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TED NUGENT Says That He Never Stopped Rocking

TED NUGENT recently told The Daily Herald that he blames his feverish pursuits of other interests for his inability to release more of his original music to the masses. "You know, my life is so diverse," he said. "And each diversionary tactic that I pursue, it's not a take it or leave it proposition. Everything ...

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