DARGAARD To Release New Album In March

DARGAARD, the Austrian duo founded by Tharen (ABIGOR, AMESTIGON, HEIDENREICH, DOMINION), have completed work on their fourth album, "Rise and Fall", tentatively due in March through Napalm Records. "This might well be DARGAARD's best album so far, with the title song clocking over 10 minutes for example," the band write on their web site. Clocking ...

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JASON NEWSTED Explores 'Hellish' New Sound With THE GOOD DEVILS

THE GOOD DEVILS, a power-trio consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, and Josh Wisenor on drums, have posted three new tracks recorded in November 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Says Jason: "The DEVIL mixes multiple musical influences to forge a hellish sound." The ...

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THE QUILL: Warm-Up Date Announced

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, will play a warm-up show for their upcoming European tour at Blomstermåla Folkets Hus on January 31. The show starts around 8:00 p.m. and you have to be 15 years old to attend. For more information, visit

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TNT: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TNT track, entitled "Lonely Nights", has posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Lonely Nights" comes off the group's long-awaited new CD, "My Religion", due in Japan on February 23 through Marquee Records. The album will receive a European release on March 8 through MTM Music. The artwork for the ...

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URKRAFT Complete Work On Debut CD

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have finalized the track listing for their upcoming debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", due on March 8 through Germany's Cartel Media. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, 2TON PREDATOR). "Things went really well in the studio," the band write on their ...

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SATARIEL To Enter Studio In March

Swedish metallers SATARIEL will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on March 29 with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) to begin recording their third album, "Hydra", tentatively due in June/July through Greece's Black Lotus Records. SATARIEL's sophomore CD, "Phobos & Deimos", was released in 2002 ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Forever Endeavor'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Leaves SKUMLOVE

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has left SKUMLOVE, the California-based group he has been gigging with for much of the past two years. "Dino has gotten back into his work with BRUJERIA and ASESINO as well as his own main project," SKUMLOVE frontman Skum explained. "We wish him the best and I'm sure we'll ...

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