DARKANE To Begin Rehearsing Material For New Album

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have posted the following message on their web site: "DARKANE has been rehearsing with [drummer] Peter [Wildoer] and so far it doesn't hurt in his wrist anymore but they can't be totally sure yet. DARKANE will play next Saturday the 24th of July at Tullakroksfestivalen in Ängelholm, Sweden. If Peter still doesn't ...

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GHOSTRIDE Hard At Work On Full-Length Debut

GHOSTRIDE, the Sacramento-based band featuring former members of WILL HAVEN, TINFED and ODDMAN, have been holed up in their studio writing "tons of new songs" for the band's full-length debut, according to a posting on the group's web site. "In the meantime we have been doing things to get ready for the next few months. ...

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ANGRA Complete Work On New Album

Brazil's ANGRA have completed work on their follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this fall through SPV Records (NTS Records in France). The band have posted the following message regarding the as-yet-untitled effort: "First of all, the songs are awesome! Really, really good! The production is perfect too, the sound of instruments is even heavier ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist Sets Working Title For New Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has set "Ohmwork" as the working title of his new solo album, tentatively due next year. "It would have been out this year, but I've had to delay it because of Ozzfest," Butler told Bass Player magazine. Asked what he's been listening to recently, Geezer replied, "I don't really listen ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'PANTERA Is Dead'

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times is reporting that SUPERJOINT RITUAL, a raw, sloppy hardcore punk band led by former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, is on a quixotic mission to convince the world that his new group is better than his old one. "The exercise is both fun and enervating to watch; it involves ...

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WATCH THEM DIE To Film 'Sadist Ways' Video

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will be shooting a video for their song "Sadist Ways" in the Los Angeles area on August 21. As previously reported, WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 ...

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NARNIA Members Pursue Side Projects

Swedish Christian metallers NARNIA have posted the following update at their official web site: "[Singer] Christian [Rivel] is at the moment working on THREE different solo projects, AUDIOVISION, FLAGSHIP and DIVINEFIRE. Read more about them at www.rivelrecords.com. "Calle [guitarist Carljohan Grimmark] has just finished recording with SAVIOUR MACHINE for their forthcoming album and is now ...

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