BLOODBATH: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new BLOODBATH track, entitled "Outnumbering the Day", has been posted online at the group's official web site. "Outnumbering the Day" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due on September 27 through Century Media Records. BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), ...

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USURPER: Studio Report

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have commenced the recording sessions for their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast", at Raw Trax studios in Chicago. "The vibe of the place is very comfortable, and the equipment is top notch," guitarist Rick S. Scythe writes on the groups web site. "We are having a great time, and [producer] Neil [Kernon] ...

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DEF LEPPARD: New 'Best Of' Collection Due In October

According to HMV Japan, a new DEF LEPPARD "greatest hits" album, is scheduled to be released on October 8. Titled "Best Of Special Edition", the collection will be released as a double CD. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", was recently certified "diamond" by ...

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AXL ROSE: 'Lost' Early Tapes Unearthed?

Several years prior to landing in GUNS N' ROSES, Axl Rose was apparently in a band called RAPIDFIRE. A picture of Axl purportedly performing with RAPIDFIRE and a track listing for a demo the group recorded in May 1983 has been posted online at TheAxlTapes.com. No further information is currently available. (Thanks:

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FOZZY Part Ways With Guitarist

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have parted way with guitarist Ryan "The Kidd" Mallam. "Ryan 'The Kidd' Mallam has officially let the band know that he will be leaving the band to pursue a full time position as a university swimming coach," reads ...

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Can LINKIN PARK Sustain Their Massive Success?

Fayola Shakes of Sun-Sentinel.com writes: "Every track LINKIN PARK touches turns to gold, platinum and multi-platinum. Their debut album, 'Hybrid Theory', crashed the music industry's mainframe when it dropped in late 2000, and went on to move more than 8 million units. "Its remixed version, 'Reanimation', earned the So-Cal sextet credibility in the ...

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SLIPKNOT Finish Filming Two New Videos

SLIPKNOT shot videos for the songs "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2" this past weekend in Los Angeles. Both tracks come off the band's most recent studio CD, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Vermilion" is also featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film, "Resident Evil: Apocalypse". The album arrives in stores on August 31. ...

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SAMAEL To Release New Single

Switzerland's SAMAEL will be issuing a new single, "Telepath", prior to the release of their forthcoming full-length CD, "Reign of Light", which is expected to arrive in October. The complete track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Telepath 02. Inch'Allah 03. Telepathic (remix) 04. Inch'Allah (karaoke version) 05. Telepathic (instrumental version) A "Reign ...

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