ARTHEMESIA Part Ways With Drummer, Postpone Album Recordings

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have parted ways with drummer Mor Vethor. "Mor Vethor had to leave the band, because his skills didn't match the requirements of our music, thus all recordings [for our new album] are now cancelled," the band write on their official web site. "We will restart the recording sessions again in the ...

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PYREXIA To Record New Album In October

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA, who recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crash Music, will be entering Sabella Studios in October to record their newest full-length opus, "Cruelty Beyond Submission". A January 2004 release via a partnership between Rex Records (PYREXIA's label) and Deepsend Records is expected. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Loud As F@*k'

A two-disc anthology of MÖTLEY CRÜE's greatest tracks plus 10 of their finest promo videos on DVD has been compiled for release through Universal Music/Mötley Records. Titled "Loud As F@*k", this package has been developed by UMI with the help of former Kerrang! editor Dante Bonutto and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. The set comprises ...

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No Hope For GREAT WHITE Gig In Massachusetts

Jeanne M. Rideout of the Holbrook Sun reports that "mounting criticism from the enraged relatives of victims killed in The Station inferno — and a request from Mayor David Madden — caused [GREAT WHITE] to cancel a controversial gig in a Route 18 club in South Weymouth [Massachusetts] on Sept. 26. "The event at the ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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IMPELLITTERI Announce New Singer

IMPELLITTERI have announced the addition of ex-SPEAK NO EVIL singer Curtis Skelton to the group's ranks. The band are still finishing up work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", tentatively due in early 2004. The CD, which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a ...

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