SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Percussion Extravaganza

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS drummer Ludwig Witt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi there everybody. We continue to work on the new album. The other day we went back to the school where I first started playing the drums back in 1982 (!). Using some mobile recording equipment, we recorded timpani, ...

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PANDEMIA Shopping Around For New Record Deal

Czech Republic-based death metallers PANDEMIA are currently searching for a record label to release their upcoming third full-length album, tentatively titled "Riven". Demo versions of two new songs, "Legion Beneath" (mp3) and "Us and Them" (mp3), have been made available for free download at the band's web site. PANDEMIA's last studio ...

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DEINONYCHUS: 'Insomnia' To Arrive In October

DEINONYCHUS, the one-man Dutch doom metal project featuring Marco Kehren (previously known as Odin), will release their sixth album, "Insomnia", in October through My Kingdom Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Mournument" was recorded at The Outer Sound studio in Rome, Italy with producer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). A re-release of "Mournument" is also planned, featuring a ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release New Album In December

MTV.com reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN are still eyeing a December release for their fourth album. "We're in the thick of it still, doing a lot of overdubs," singer Serj Tankian said. "It's going great. I'm happy with all the songs, the diversity of it." Tankian is also working on mixing a song he and ...

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DIO, ANTHRAX, FIREBALL MINISTRY To Team Up For U.S. Tour

DIO, ANTHRAX and FIREBALL MINISTRY will be teaming up for a three-week tour of the U.S. beginning in late September. So far, only one date has been confirmed: October 1 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA (the billing for the Worcester show also includes MOTÖRHEAD). Exact cities and dates are expected to be announced later ...

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GWAR Name New Album, Announce Headlining Tour

GWAR have set "War Party" as the title of their new album, due on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked with the ...

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SPIRIT DISEASE Begin Work On New Material

Finnish death/thrash band SPIRIT DISEASE have posted the following message on their web site: "The correct release date [for mini-CD] 'Redemption Denied' is still unknown to us and the label [Vortex Motions Records]. This delay is not a good thing, but we can't really help it. It's not the label's fault, either. The exact details ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording To Arrive In October

Eagle Rock Entertainment has set an October 5 release date for TWISTED SISTER's "Still Hungry" CD — a re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album "Stay Hungry". "Still Hungry" — which was produced by Mark Mendoza, a longtime producer/engineer in addition to his bass guitar duties with TWISTED SISTER — finally gives the ...

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