HEARSE: Sophomore Album To Surface In March

Sweden's HEARSE, the band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, have set a March 2004 release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) for their sophomore full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". The CD was recorded earlier this summer at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jonas ...

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CLUTCH Sign Record Deal, Begin Work On New Album

CLUTCH have reportedly signed a new record deal with the label headed up by former ATCO/Roadrunner Records president Derek Shulman. The group will shortly be entering The Machine Shop studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer Machine (PITCHSHIFTER, HED(P.E.), VISION OF DISORDER) to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "Pure Rock Fury", tentatively due in ...

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MANOWAR: 'Hell On Earth III' Details Revealed!

MANOWAR will issue a brand-new double DVD, titled "Hell On Earth III", on December 8 through SPV. The two-disc set features more than 90 minutes of ear-numbing performances private behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and pre- and post-show rituals. This package also contains the program "Live In Germany The Ringfest" — the legendary one-hour show that dominated ...

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IN FLAMES: Recording Update

Sweden's IN FLAMES have posted the following update on the recording process for their new album: "Hello all, now we are done with the recording of the upcoming IN FLAMES album, due out next spring. It took almost 7 weeks in total to record and the way we choose to do it was the most ...

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CRYPTOPSY Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have officially parted ways with vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-SPASME). No reason was given was given for Lacroix's departure. The group are currently seeking a replacement frontman while continuing to write material for their fifth studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will be ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Drummer DAVE CULROSS Rejoins The Fold

Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have issued the following update: "It's been a while since we have had a news update so here it is. First off, the rumors concerning drummer Dave Culross rejoining MALEVOLENT CREATION are in fact very true!!!! We are very excited about working with Dave again and working on the next ...

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Rock Magazine CREEM To Publish Again

Long-defunct rock magazine Creem is making a comeback. Currently a web-only publication (www.creemmedia.com), Creem is expected be on store shelves in a print edition next spring, according to publisher Robert Matheu. Creem began in Detroit in March 1969 and ran monthly until folding in November 1988. A revival was launched in the early ...

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M3: Live Album Samples Posted Online

M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have posted audio samples from their upcoming live album in streaming Windows Media format at

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