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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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer Names Solo Album

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has set "Coldness" as the title of his second solo album, due this spring through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (which was issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) reportedly features "more or less the same" recording lineup as that on the debut, which included contributions ...

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LYZANXIA Sign With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

French metallers LYZANXIA have signed a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The group's current album, "Mindcrimes", will receive a U.S. release on March 9. "Mindcrimes" has already been released in Southeast Asia and France, where it was met with the expected enthusiasm and acclaim by fans and media alike, according to an official press release. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Play Dubai In April

According to the Dubai-based music web site www.phride.com, LIMP BIZKIT will be playing a show in Dubai on April 9. LIMP BIZKIT will be accompanied by two other bands that are yet to be announced. The news was confirmed by LIMP BIZKIT's manager a couple of days ago while chatting to fans in ...

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PILEDRIVER Reform, Begin Work On New Album

Classic Canadian metallers PILEDRIVER have reformed and are currently writing material for a new album, to be released on Halloween 2004 through Blacula Records, the new label started by former SACRIFICE/RAZOR/ANVIL manager Ray "Black Metal" Wallace. A PILEDRIVER DVD will also be released at the same time. According to the Internet heavy metal encyclopedia BNR, ...

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Spokesperson: OZZY Will 'Definitely' Headline OZZFEST 2004

Ozzy Osbourne will "definitely" perform at this year's Ozzfest, a spokesperson for Sharon Osbourne Management has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Osbourne will top a main-stage bill that will probably include veteran British heavy metallers JUDAS PRIEST. Also expected to appear are SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED, who will likely co-headline the festival's second-stage. Other rumored contenders for the festival ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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