MADDER MORTEM: Studio Diary Available

Norway's MADDER MORTEM are at Space Valley Studios, just outside of Hamar, working on the follow-up to 2002's "Deadlands", tentatively due later in the year through Century Media Records. 12 songs are being recorded for the CD which is being described as "pretty creepy and dark," with "more experimental and crazy ideas" than its predecessor. ...

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HEALER: Demo Tracks Posted Online

HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, have uploaded two tracks from their recently completed demo at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Awakening" and "Nightmare" at this location. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada native Martin ...

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AMORAL Part Ways With MOONSORROW Bassist

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have parted ways with bassist Ville Sorvali. "Ville is simply too busy with MOONSORROW, his work and studies, and can't give the 100% needed in this band anymore," the group write on their web site. "Ville told us about leaving already in the beginning of the year, but promised to ...

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BLOWSIGHT Confirmed For Sweden's MOMENT 22 Festival

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, have been confirmed for the Moment 22 festival on July 3 in Fagersta, Sweden. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, BLOWSIGHT will perform an acoustic show at the KGB Bar in Stockholm on May 18. Entrance is free. ...

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CRYSTAL EYES: 'Vengeance Descending' To Receive U.S. Release

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES will issue their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", in North America through Neoblast Records. The Canadian release is scheduled for the middle of the summer, with the U.S. release to follow about 4-6 weeks later. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Get Lots Of Love In Japan

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have posted the following message on their official web site: "What an amazing time we had in Japan, it is almost like a second home to us at this point. The overwhelming respect given to bands there is frightening. So much love. There is no other place in the world like Japan... Land ...

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MOONSORROW: Hungarian Show A Huge Success

Finnish "epic heathen metallers" MOONSORROW played their most successful show to date last weekend as part of the Gothica 4 festival in Budapest, Hungary, according to a posting on the group's web site. "They were joined by Kalapács József (the singer of the legendary Hungarian band from the '80s called POKOLGÉP) and Sárközi Lajos (guitar) ...

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