SUFFOCATION Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS, Plan Early 2004 Release

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have inked a deal with Relapse Records and will be heading into the studio shortly to record a new album, tentatively due in early 2004. A self-produced affair, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP will mark the group's first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From ...

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NOTHINGFACE: We Have Not Broken Up!

NOTHINGFACE have issued a statement confirming their withdrawal from this year's Ozzfest and addressing the rumors of the group's imminent split. The band's statement reads as follows: "We'd like to clear up all the rumors surrounding our recent departure from Ozzfest. First and foremost, WE HAVE NOT BROKEN UP! NOTHINGFACE is still very much a ...

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ICED EARTH Set Release Date For 'The Glorious Burden'

ICED EARTH have set an October 27 European release date through SPV Records for their new CD, "The Glorious Burden". The follow-up to 2001's "The Horror Show" will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Tim Owens, formerly of JUDAS PRIEST. A world tour in support of the album is expected to ...

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ANKLA: New Song Available For Download

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), have posted a brand-new track, titled "Steep Trails", in MP3 format at this location. The song is one of several cuts that were recorded in June under the ...

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BLACK FLAG Reunion Not So United

Ex-BLACK FLAG singer Keith Morris has released a statement dismissing earlier reports by the band's founder Greg Ginn that he and other members of early incarnations of the group will be performing at BLACK FLAG's Sept. 12 "reunion" show at the Hollywood Palladium. BLACK FLAG's first four singers — Morris, Ron Reyes (a.k.a. Chavo), Robo ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour: More Details Revealed

The fall 2003 edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour will feature headliners DANZIG alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DEVILDRIVER, MORBID ANGEL, and BEHEMOTH, according to an online posting by DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. SEPULTURA, whose latest CD, "Roorback", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on August 26, are also said to be in talks to ...

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PARADISE LOST Cancel Romanian Gig

Britain's PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their previously announced Aug. 25 gig in Arad, Romania. "This is due to the fact that the promoter has gone AWOL, and we therefore have to assume after a week of trying to contact him that this is now cancelled," the band write on their web site. ...

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KONKHRA Announce First-Ever Gig In Israel

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA will play their first-ever gig in Israel on October 16 as part of the Metalist Festival. "This is the first show on our Reality Tour 2003 and very appropriate place to kick it off," the band said in a statement. As previously reported, KONKHRA will be teaming up with ILLNATH and ...

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