CADAVERIA To Release Sophomore CD In November

CADAVERIA, the Italian band featuring former OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria and ex-OPERA IX drummer/NECRODEATH vocalist Marçelo Santos (a.k.a. Flegias), will release their sophomore album, "Far Away From Conformity", on November 24 through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Shadows' Madame" was recorded and mixed at Capitan Woofer Studio in Italy between May and ...

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AGATHODAIMON Begin Pre-Production On New Album

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON will shortly begin pre-production on their fourth album, "Darkened Days", tentatively due in May 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will once again record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY). The first edition of the album ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Guest On New SOULFLY Album

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has recorded the bass tracks for four songs on the forthcoming SOULFLY album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) is expected to handle the bass duties on the remaining cuts. Other musicians slated to join mainman Max Cavalera on the album include guitarist Marc ...

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TROUBLE To Film Live DVD At Swedish Gig

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will be teaming up with CANDLEMASS and FORCE OF EVIL (featuring members of MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND) for a one-off gig in Sweden in late November. The show, the exact date for which has not yet been announced, will be recorded for a future DVD release through Escapi (CANDLEMASS, DISMEMBER, ...

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GAMMA RAY To Support IRON MAIDEN In Europe

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed as the support act for the first 10 European dates of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death World Tour". GAMMA RAY, fronted by former HELLOWEEN guitarist Kai Hansen, have been busy throughout the summer playing at many of the big open air festivals, including Wacken, followed by a ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Single To Be Released This Month

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will release their new single, "Minus Celsius", in Scandinavia on October 22. "Minus Celsius" comes off the group's new full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", due in Scandinavia on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. A January/February release is expected in other territories around the world. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was ...

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Lawyer: Suicide Concert May Not Take Place

The attorney for Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH said on Friday it is not clear if the band will go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide at their Saturday concert, according to The Associated Press. The group had intended to broadcast the incident on their web page. "It appears that everybody I ...

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Britain's KERRANG! RADIO To Launch Next Summer

Richard Wray and Julia Day of The Guardian report that media company Emap, publisher of U.K.'s long-running weekly heavy metal publication Kerrang!, won a lucrative radio license Thursday (October 2) to broadcast a station based on the magazine. Emap beat 10 rivals, including bids backed by Ozzy Osbourne and local comedian Jasper Carrot, in a ...

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JOSH HOMME's 'Desert Sessions' Seized By Customs Officials

Five thousand limited-edition vinyl copies of "Desert Sessions 9 & 10", the side project from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme that features Polly Jean Harvey and Dean Ween, among other musicians, were seized by customs officials at New York's JFK Airport on Wednesday (October 1), according to MTV.com. The shipment was headed for ...

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