Former FORTE Members Resurface In THE KILL

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have almost completed production of their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". The group, who are currently seeking a record deal, have posted several free demo-song downloads via their official web site. Check them ...

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PAINMUSEUM Confirmed For MARCH METAL MELTDOWN VI

PAINMUSEUM, the aggressive metal outfit featuring former HALFORD members "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums) have been officially confirmed for the March Metal Meltdown VI festival, set to take place March 12-13 at Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The band will perform selections from their up-coming debut disc, "Metal For Life - ...

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ENTWINE Push Back CD Release Date

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have pushed back the release date of their fourth album, "DiEversity", to March 15 through Spinefarm Records (Century Media in the rest of Europe and the U.S.). The first single from the album, "BitterSweet", will arrive on February 9. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair" was recorded at Astia Studios in ...

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VADER Begin Recording New Album

Polish death metallers VADER have commenced have commenced the recording process for their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Spiritual Disease". "[Drummer] Doc is currently working on his blasting parts at Hertz Studio, Bia³ystok," the band write on their web site. "The second part of the process will take place at PR Studio in Gdañsk. VADER ...

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JASON NEWSTED Offers 'Noisy And Beautiful' Preview Of THE SNATCH RACKET

THE SNATCH RACKET, a two-piece PAPA WHEELIE offshoot band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) and drummer Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor), have posted two new tracks recorded in September 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Commented Jason: "Noisy and beautiful...anything can happen...a must listen. Still in its earliest stages, this is just a ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Film 'Cyberwaste' Video This Weekend

FEAR FACTORY will be shooting the video for "Cyberwaste" in Australia this coming weekend (Feb. 7 or 8). If you would like to be in the video (live crowd etc), then send an e-mail to [email protected] to register your interest. Further details will be given to you from that e-mail address when they are finalized. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST To Spanish Journalist: 'Get Some Balls'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has responded to an "open letter" from a Spanish rock journalist who has accused him of "once again disrespect[ing] [his] fans" by challenging the writer to stand near the stage at a BIZKIT concert after Durst was "insulted" in a one-to-one interview with the reporter. In a lengthy

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GRAVE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have parted ways with drummer Christofer Barkensjö. "Both parties decided to go separate ways after the recent European tour for personal reasons and also for Chris to focus more on his main band KAAMOS," the group write on their web site. Joining GRAVE as Chris' replacement is COERCION drummer Pelle ...

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MORGION Set Release Date For New Album

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have set an April 27 release date through Dark Symphonies Records for their new album, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth". The follow-up to 1999's "Solinari" was produced by Mathias Schneeberger at Donner & Blitzen Studios and contains "eight magnificent tracks, clocking in at over an hour, that begin right where 'Solinari' ...

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