NIGHTMARE Split With NAPALM RECORDS

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have parted ways with Napalm Records. "We will never forget what this label has done for us so far, giving us the breath for a second birth in 1999," the band write on their web site. "[Being that] Napalm Records [are] focusing [on] a completely different music style from what we ...

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COMMUNIC Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Norwegian progressive metallers COMMUNIC have signed a six-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album will be recorded in October at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, ANCIENT, MANTICORA, MERCENARY). An early 2005 release is expected. COMMUNIC's most recent recording was a three-song demo entitled "Conspiracy In Mind". ...

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PARADISE LOST Finish Recording New Album

PARADISE LOST have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", with singer Nick Holmes scheduled to fly home to England from L.A. this week after finishing up the final vocals for the album. The upcoming CD, which is being described by Holmes as "definitely the heaviest album we have ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Rejects' Visual Effects Supervisor Talks About 'Corpses' Sequel

Norm Narvaja of the Gannett News Service is reporting that Ohio-based producer, writer and director Robert Kurtzman spent eight weeks in Los Angeles working with Rob Zombie as visual effects supervisor for "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses". Kurtzman, who directed "Wishmaster" and did special effects for ...

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MISTRESS Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

U.K. grind/hardcore act MISTRESS have signed a deal with Earache Records. Formed in Birmingham during 1999, MISTRESS have released two albums to date — "Mistress" and "The Chronovisor" — to rave reviews and have gigged with the likes of NAPALM DEATH, MAYHEM, ELECTRIC WIZARD, BOLT THROWER and EXTREME NOISE TERROR. Their hard-to-pin-down sound comes across ...

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