NAMEK Complete Work On Mini-CD, Seek Record Deal

Portuguese grindcore band NAMEK have completed work on a niine-track mini-CD and are currently looking for a record deal. The mini-CD was recorded at Garagem22 Studios and was produced by THE FIRSTBORN guitarist Paulão. NAMEK recently appeared on the "Tribute To Gut" compilation CD (released by Mexico's American Line Productions) with a cover of the ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have signed a multi-album deal with Listenable Records. The band are currently recording their fourth full-length album at Drudenhaus studios in France for a tentative October release. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. Songtitles set to appear ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer Sets U.S. Release Date For Solo Debut

HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans has set a May 11 North American release date through Sanctuary/Noise Records for his solo debut, "Beyond the Gates". Released under the moniker CANS, "Beyond the Gates" was recorded between November 2003 and February 2004 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Frankie's Hideaway in the U.S. and House of Music Studios ...

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MESHUGGAH: New EP To Arrive In June?

According to a source at Nuclear Blast Records, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set a tentative June 22 release date through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann) for their new EP — a one-song effort clocking in at over 20 minutes. Johan Haake, brother of MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Says STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Ended With Backstage Brawl

Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has admitted to Launch that the group's breakup wasn't quite as amicable as previously reported. Weiland, who is currently fronting VELVET REVOVER, told Launch that he and guitarist Dean DeLeo nearly came to blows while on tour behind their final album, "Shangri-La Dee Da". "We had really imploded ...

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Screamo: Extreme Music For Extreme Times?

Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com has penned an article on a brand-new heavy metal sub-genre dubbed "screamo," a style characterized by "aggressive, chaotic passages flush with larynx-shredding vocals" balanced "with swooping melodies and vocal harmonies." ATREYU, along with a host of other heartbroken, hate-filled noisemongers like BLEEDING THROUGH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EVERY TIME I DIE, ...

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