BRUTALITY Prepare To Enter Studio

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY are scheduled to enter the studio in late February to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. "The album will be approximately 42-45 minutes long. Studio choice is narrowed down to Audiolab or Erik Rutan's [HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL] Mana studio, both here in Tampa," according to ...

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METALLICA, EVANESCENCE Among Winners At 46th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS

METALLICA have won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 46th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. METALLICA ("St. Anger") beat out such other "Metal" nominees as KORN ("Did My Time"), MARILYN MANSON ("mOBSCENE"), SPINESHANK ("Smothered") and STONE SOUR ("Inhale"). Also ...

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THANATOSCHIZO Name New Album

Portuguese avantgarde metallers THANATOSCHIZO have set "Turbulence" as the title of their forthcoming third album, tentatively due this summer through Rage Of Achilles Records (Portugal will receive the album this spring through Misdeed Records). The follow-up to 2002's "InsomniousNightLift" was recorded at Porto's Rec N' Roll Studios with producer Luís Barros (drummer for AFM Records ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have signed an exclusive two-album recording agreement with Season of Mist Records. "The label have been naive enough to sign the deal, and ANAAL NATHRAKH will shortly commence making them rue the day they were born," the band write on their web site. "Work is already underway on the ...

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Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY: 'Fueler' Details Revealed

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has released more details about his forthcoming solo effort, "Fueler", due in April/May through his own Top Fuel Records. According to a posting on Pearcy's web site, former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali plays on three cuts on the album, which will also be packaged as a DVD of live, ...

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KING DIAMOND To Begin Mixing Live Album In March

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque will begin mixing the group's upcoming live album at the end of March at his Los Angered studio outside Gothenburg, Sweden. According to a posting on the band's web site, "no details are known at the moment such as album title, if it's going to be 2 CD etc. Andy ...

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RUNNING WILD Bassist Discusses Upcoming Studio Album

RUNNING WILD bassist Peter Pichl gave a lengthy interview to the band's official web site in which he briefly discussed the group's upcoming studio album. "I can't tell you anything [concrete] yet besides that it's going to be out [this] summer," Peter said. "Rolf [Kasparek, guitar/vocals] is still writing songs. He wasn't able to start ...

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