MANNHAI Launch Vocalist Search

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI have launched a vocalist search following the recent departure of Joanitor Muurinen (ex-XYSMA). Interested parties can send audio samples to the band at [email protected] or write to: RANCH P.O. Box 212 00181 Helsinki Finland As previously reported, Muurinen will perform with MANNHAI on the remainder of their Finnish tour with THE ...

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M3 Keyboardist To Tour With THE DOGS D'AMOUR

M3 keyboardist Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) will be joining THE DOGS D'AMOUR on their upcoming U.K. tour. The next leg of THE DOGS D'AMOUR's "Heart-Shaped Tour 2004-2005" is scheduled to kick off on December 11 at The Peel in Kingston, U.K. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found here. ...

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ISLE OF MAN Sign Licensing Deal With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch death/grindcore band ISLE OF MAN have signed a distribution-and-promotion deal with Garden of Exile Records. The five tracks the band recorded last year will be released by the end of November 2004 under the title "Breathe Plastic". In addition to the five tracks, the disc will contain a video for the song "Pig Roast". ...

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KORN: New JONATHAN DAVIS Audio Interview Posted Online

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke to Berlin's heavy metal show "Stahlwerk" on Radio Fritz late last month about their upcoming studio album and possibility of releasing a covers-only CD sometime in the future (which, according to Jonathan, could possibly include their version MORBID ANGEL's "God of Emptiness", recorded during the sessions for their 1999 CD, ...

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CANDLEMASS Reunite, Prepare To Record New Studio Album

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have reconsidered their decision to split up and are headed into the studio to record a new album, tentatively due next summer. The band — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — are scheduled to begin recording the album ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Title Confirmed

Despite previous reports to the contrary, OZZY OSBOURNE's upcoming box set will be called "Bible of Ozz" and not "The Prince of Darkness", a spokesperson at Sharon Osbourne Management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, while including a separate ...

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IMPERANON Finish Writing Four New Songs

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have finished writing four new songs for their sophomore album, tentatively due late next year through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to the group's debut, "Stained", which was released in May through Nuclear Blast. That CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino ...

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ARISE Set Title For New Album

Swedish death/thrash metal band ARISE have set "The Beautiful New World" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Kings Of The Cloned Generation" was recorded at StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden and will contain 11 tracks. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include ...

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THE RED CHORD Continue Drummer Search

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have issued the following update regarding their drummer search: "We have been busy writing and trying people out for drums. We have had a few options of having people fill in for the record, but we all decided that it would be a better idea if the band searched ...

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