Sweden's THE SHATTERING Sign With RETRIBUTE RECORDS

THE SHATTERING, the Swedish death/grind band formerly known as DISSECTUM, have signed a deal with Retribute Records. Formed in 2002 under their previous moniker, THE SHATTERING soon gained interest on the back of their "Pale With Terror" demo, which was followed by a two-track promo CD recorded at the end of 2003. The band will ...

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Norwegian Black Metallers GRIMNORTH Sign With MESTER PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian viking black metal band GRIMNORTH, featuring ex-TAAKE bassist Sindre Hillesdal, have signed a three-album deal with Mester Productions (TSJUDER, DIABOLICUM, DUST, CHAOS FEEDS LIFE). The group's first release through the label, "I Nivlhelvs Djup", is tentatively due in November. GRIMNORTH released two demos prior to signing with Mester: 2001's "...From The Calls" and 2002's ...

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Greece's KINETIC Record Death Metal Version Of FIREHOUSE's 'Helpless'

Greece's KINETIC have recorded a death metal version of the FIREHOUSE track "Helpless" for an upcoming FIREHOUSE tribute album, "Firehouse - All They Wrote", tentatively due in the fall through SleaszyRider Records. In other news, KINETIC's "The Chains That Bind Us" full-length CD will be released in October through SleaszyRider. "We're [in] the [mixing stage] ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC, THE MORE IS SEE To Play London Showcase

Recent SPV Records signees DRY KILL LOGIC and THE MORE I SEE will be playing a showcase, open to the public, at The Underworld in London on August 19. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are 6.50£ in advance and 8.00£ at the door. DRY KILL LOGIC will be presenting material from their upcoming album ...

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PENANCE Begin Writing New Material

Long-running doom metal band PENANCE have begun writing the follow-up to last year's "Spiritualnatural". "So far some very cool riffs and ideas have come in so we'll see what transpires going from riffs and song skeletons to the fully fleshed out versions," stated vocalist Brian Balich. "I know we're all excited to be creative and ...

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WYTCHCRAFT Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

German doomsters WYTCHCRAFT are currently in the studio recording their debut album, tentatively due in November. The eight songs scheduled to appear on the CD are "much slower, but also more aggressive" than the material on the group's "Grenzgänger" mini-CD, according to an official press release. In addition, for the first time in the band's ...

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CHIMAIRA Blame 'Visa' Issues For Drummer's Departure

CHIMAIRA have issued a short statement confirming their split with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and the addition of ex-MISERY INDEX skinsman Kevin Talley to the group's ranks. "There are many reasons for the split, most of which have to do with visa issues," the band write on their web site. "CHIMAIRA kick off the ...

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THYRANE Announce New Drummer

Finland's THYRANE have announced the addition of session drummer Kristonic (a.k.a. T. Kristian, YEARNING, SAATTUE, CARCASE INC.) to the group's ranks. "We've also considered him as a permanent drummer from now on, so maybe you'll hear him on our next studio album," the group write on their web site. "Studio has not been reserved yet ...

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SYMPHONY X's RULLO Announces Another Drum Clinic

Drummer Jason Rullo of prog-metallers SYMPHONY X has announced more details about his upcoming drum clinic schedule. In addition to his clinic on August 21 at the Music Academy in Toms River, NJ, he will also be conducting a free drum clinic on September 18 at the same location. The August 21 appearance is being ...

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DUNGEON Complete Work On New Album

Australian melodic power metal band DUNGEON have issued the following update: "Quite a few cool things happening in the DUNGEON camp right now! "Firstly, our live Japanese tour 2003 DVD, 'Under The Rising Sun', is currently being pressed and should be available in Australia in the first week or so of August. It looks absolutely ...

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