YYRKOON Book Studio Time

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have booked three weeks at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark in October 2005 for the recording of their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Osmose Productions. YYRKOON released their third album, "Occult Medicine", this past October through Osmose. The band will be teaming up with IMPALED NAZARENE and PHAZM ...

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THE HUMAN CONDITION: New Audio Samples Posted Online

THE HUMAN CONDITION, the Arizona-based band featuring former SACRED REICH guitarist Wiley Arnett, have posted audio samples from their recently completed six-song EP, "The Means", at their official web site. Check out one-minute clips of "Smoke N Dust" (mp3) and "Bend" (mp3). As previously reported, "The Means", due on February 1, ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Split Up, Announce Farewell Gig

PLACE OF SKULLS, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based band featuring former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin, have officially split up. The group's final show will take place on February 18 at The Pilot Light in Knoxville. More information will be made available soon. ...

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Former MORGION Members Launch New Band

According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, former MORGION members Rhett Davis and Justin Christain have joined forces with NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater in a new band called KEEN OF THE CROW. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking, the sonic output from KEEN ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Begin Recording New Album

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE entered Excess Studio in Rotterdam on Friday (Jan. 7) to begin recording their new studio album, tentatively due this spring through an as-yet-undisclosed label. As previously reported, SEVERE TORTURE will release their final album for Karmageddon Media (formerly known as Hammerheart Records), "Blood Letting", on February 7. "This album ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Early Track Available For Download

An early KILLSWITCH ENGAGE track, entitled "Soilborn", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Soilborn" comes off the group's self-titled first album, which has been re-mastered and remixed by guitarist Adam Dutkiewitz for re-release on January 24 via Roadrunner Records. Originally released back in 2000 by Ferret Music, ...

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MINDGRINDER Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have completed work on their sophomore album, "Riot Detonator", at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR), tentatively due this spring via Nocturnal Art Productions. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Rebellion", "Concept of Honesty", "Obligation to Prevail" and "Warhead". A ...

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Ex-HADES Guitarist DAN LORENZO: New Solo CD Nearing Completion

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update: "I should finish my third solo CD 'Cut From A Different Cloth' in a couple of days. "Recording at Crystal Studios went even quicker than normal. I think I finally got more than adequate vocal performances. "Ron Lipnicki [HADES] recorded his drum tracks to eight ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Drummer Launches Record Label

LIMP BIZKIT drummer John Otto has launched a new independent record label, dubbed Scheme Addicts Records. After spending the past six years winning Grammy nominations, MTV awards, and selling over 35 million records worldwide, Otto founded Scheme Addicts Records in 2004 with the sole purpose of creating a label and an environment where "the artist ...

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