CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: In Mixing Mode

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY appear to have changed the projected title of their new album to "In the Arms of God" from its previously announced Spanish-language equivalent, "En Los Brazos Del Dios". "We start back this week with the final mixdown of the new music," guitarist Woody Weatherman writes on the group's web site. "Looks like ...

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ANDREW W.K.: New Album Update

The following update has been posted on ANDREW W.K.'s official web site: "The recording sessions for the third album are going well. With the completion of track after track of new music, it's become more than clear that the album is already exceeding itself. At the time of this update, it's unclear when the final ...

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ANATA Complete Songwriting For New Album

Fresh from their debut European tour with DISMEMBER, Swedish technical death metallers ANATA have completed the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Under a Stone With No Inscription". Recording is scheduled to take place in June for a possible October release through Earache Records imprint Wicked World. More information will be made available ...

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Founder Of Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Dies At 91

The Associated Press is reporting that one month after a shooting at a nightclub left five dead including the gunman, the club's 91-year-old founder has died. Albert Cautela died Sunday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, said his son, Rick Cautela, owner of the Alrosa Villa. The elder Cautela had suffered from symptoms of an enlarged and ...

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THANATOS: Promoter 'Fuck-Up' Is To Blame For Greek Cancellation

Dutch deathrashers THANATOS are "very sad to announce that both [their] shows in Greece, scheduled for January 15 (Thessaloniki) and January 16 (Athens) have been cancelled at the very last moment," according to a statement from the group received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We'd like to state that this is definitely NOT the band's nor the label's ...

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DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist Announces Scottish Gig

DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey will be performing at The Lochgelly Centre Theatre, Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland on Friday, January 14. The band will include Harry James (drums) and Chris Childs (bass) from THUNDER, Keith Airey (guitar) from ARGENT and Robert Hart (vocals, ex-BAD COMPANY). The band will be playing a selection of music from Don's ...

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OVERKILL Singer Discusses New Album 'ReliXIV'

Eagle Rock/Spitfire Records has set a March 22 North American release date for the new OVERKILL album, "ReliXIV". With 2005 marking the 20-year anniversary of their first record-deal signing, and 14 full-length studio albums under their belt, OVERKILL continue to present high-quality, no-frills, solid working-class thrash on their latest album. "We're the real deal, and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album To Receive DualDisc Release

According to MusicTap.net, Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST lineup by issuing a DualDisc for the band's upcoming "Angel of Retribution" title. It is scheduled for March 1 and coinciding with the release of the CD. Rob Halford's first album with the band in 15 years, "Angel of Retribution" was produced ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For ROCK THE BOAT Festival

MASTERPLAN, the German/Norwegian band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed for the Rock the Boat festival on April 22-23. The festival will take place on Stena Saga, a big ferry which goes between Oslo and Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are RAIN, ...

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ADEMA: New Singer Announced; Album Details Revealed

ADEMA have announced the addition of REWIND YESTERDAY singer Luke Caraciolli to the group's ranks. The band are currently hard at work on their Earache Records debut, "Planets", tentatively due in early April. A single, entitled "Tornado", will precede the album during the coming weeks. 16 tracks will be included on the follow-up to 2003's ...

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