WINDIR Frontman Died Of Hypothermia

The surviving members of the Norwegian black metal band WINDIR have issued a statement confirming reports that vocalist Terje "Valfar" Bakken was found dead on Saturday, January 17. "Terje left his home Wednesday [January 14], when he did not return his family got worried and contacted the police. Saturday [January 17] our greatest ...

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SUFFOCATION Commence Work On 'Souls To Deny'

Death metal legends SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new full-length album, entitled "Souls to Deny". The wildly influential band are recording at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta. The band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within", "Souls to Deny" also marks the band's first full-length album for ...

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ZEKE Complete Work On New Album

Relapse Records recording artists ZEKE have completed work on their forthcoming album, entitled "'Til the Livin' End". Recorded at Seattle's Sound House Studios with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY) and mixed at Hanzek Studios, "'Til the Livin' End" is set for an April 6 U.S. release date via Relapse Records and Ryko Distribution and ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY Sign with GALY RECORDS, New Album Due In April

Long-running Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY have inked a deal with Galy Records. The group's long-awaited new CD, "One Who Points to Death", is scheduled for release on April 6. The 47-minute CD, which was recorded by Sho at Profile Sound Studios in Vancouver, Canada and mastered by Pierre Remillard at Wild Studios in St-Zenon , ...

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BLACK STEEL To Release New Single

According to Loud magazine, Perth, Australia-based metallers BLACK STEEL will be releasing a single as the first track off their forthcoming album, "Hellhammer". "Relentless Force" will be released in March and will also include covers of THIN LIZZY's "Emerald" and SAXON's "The Power and the Glory". ...

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Ex-FAITH NO MORE Singer Continues Work On 'Pop' Solo Project

Former FAITH NO MORE/current FANTOMAS singer Mike Patton has reportedly recorded six songs for his upcoming "pop" solo album, "Comfort System", with Norwegian producer John Erik Kaada (CLOROFORM). "I've been working with Mike in San Francisco, and soon he'll come over to my studio in Norway to add some vocals to [the recordings]," Kaada told ...

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SAXON Cancel RIVER CITY BIKE FESTIVAL Appearance

British heavy metal veterans SAXON have been forced to cancel their previously announced May 1 appearance at the River City Bike Festival in San Antonio, Texas. "Due to recording commitments and especially producer availability, SAXON have had to cancel the San Antonio Biker event," reads a statement from SAXON's management on the group's web site. ...

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