AETERNUS: New Album Due Next Year

Norwegian "dark metallers" AETERNUS recently spent time at Grieghallen Studios in Norway recording their new album, "Hexaeon", for an early 2005 release via Nocturnal Art Productions. The follow-up to last year's "A Darker Monument" is once again being produced by Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED and MÖRK GRYNING, among others. "Hexaeon" ...

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SOLUTION 13 Announce New Singer, Begin Recording Sophomore Album

SOLUTION 13, the Finnish band featuring SENTENCED bassist Sami Kukkohovi and POISONBLACK drummer Tarmo Kanerva, have announced the addition of singer Risto Stenroos (ex-HUMAN) to the group's ranks. Stenroos joins the band as the replacement for Ilkka Järvenpää, who left the group earlier in the year. SOLUTION 13 recently spent time at Mastervox Studios recording ...

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Producer BOB ROCK Comments On New MÖTLEY CRÜE Recordings

Veteran producer Bob Rock (METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI, THE CULT) has commented on the recent MÖTLEY CRÜE recording sessions that have yielded four new songs from the famed '80s hard rockers. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Rock said, "There's really a great energy with these guys. But there's also a darkness that comes ...

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ANVIL: Canadian Tour Cancelled

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL have cancelled their previous announced tour of Eastern Canada with I HATE SALLY and BOBNOXIOUS. No reason was given for the cancellation. In other news, Norway's Metal Express has posted a 12-minute audio interview with ANVIL mainman Lips conducted earlier this month. Listen to the interview at this location. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Add B-Sides To New Version Of Debut Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER's U.S fans will be able to hear some of the B-side cover versions from some of their overseas singles. The band will release a new version of their debut album, "Contraband", later this month packaged with an additional disc featuring the covers — AEROSMITH's "No More No ...

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CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2005

CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED and LENG TCH'E are the latest bands confirmed for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, a two-day festival set to take place May 28-29 at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. The complete list of acts scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: CRYPTOPSY (Canada) IMMOLATION (New York) ABORTED (Belgium) GENERAL SURGERY (Sweden) ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Album Delayed?

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's new album tentatively titled "Hypnotize", appears to have had its projected release date pushed back to March 2005 from the previously announced January 18, 2005. The new CD is the long-awaited follow-up to SYSTEM OF A DOWN's 2001 sophomore effort, "Toxicity", and its companion disc of leftover "Toxicity" tracks, 2002's "Steal ...

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AFTER ALL Negotiating New Record Deal

Belgium's AFTER ALL are in the final stages of negotiations with record labels for the release of their recently completed new album, "The Vermin Breed". The follow-up to 2002's "Mercury Rising" was recorded with producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, SODOM, KREATOR) at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, Germany. A final decision regarding the new record deal ...

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