SOULGRIND To Enter Studio In October

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter the studio in October/November to begin recording their new album for a spring 2004 release through France's Holy Records. SOULGRIND's next gig will take place during the Tuska Open Air Festival 2003 at Tavastia club in Helsinki ...

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SYMPHORCE To Support KAMELOT, AT VANCE

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, will support KAMELOT and AT VANCE at three shows during May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 31 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Jun. 02 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 Jun. 03 - Aschaffenburg, GER @ Colos Saal ...

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EXODUS: Studio-Bound!

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will enter Prairie Sun studios (web site) in Cotati, California on May 23 with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD) to begin recording their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", for a late 2003 release. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit" ...

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SEVENDUST Tap MARVELOUS 3 Frontman To Produce New CD

SEVENDUST have tapped Butch Walker to produce the group's follow-up to 2001's "Animosity", tentatively due before the end of the year through TVT Records. The band, who are scheduled to begin recording the effort at the end of May at Walker's Ruby Red Studios in Atlanta, have 20 demos to choose from for the as-yet-untitled ...

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SEPULTURA Video Wins Brazilian Award

SEPULTURA's video for their rendition of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky" won the award for best direction of photography at this year's edition of the Brazilian Cinematography Association Awards. The clip, which was directed by Ricardo DellaRosa, was filmed last November/December in the band's hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. "Bullet The Blue Sky" comes off ...

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ZYKLON Set Release Date For 'Aeon'

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have set a September 8 European release date through Candlelight Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Aeon". The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms" was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. The complete ...

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THY PRIMORDIAL Name New Album

Swedish mythological black metallers THY PRIMORDIAL have set "Pestilence Upon Mankind" as the title for their sixth album, tentatively due in late 2003 through Blackend Records. "We're still rehearsing, by now all the songs are created though there is things left to work on before the recording begins," the band write on their official web ...

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U.D.O.: Live CD Details Unveiled

U.D.O., the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Nailed To Metal" as the title for their upcoming DVD, due in Europe on August 25. The forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD, titled "Metal Mayhem - The Missing Tracks". The complete track listing for ...

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CLAWFINGER Prepare To Release 'Zeros & Heros'

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have set "Zeros & Heros" as the title for their forthcoming album, due on May 26 through G.U.N./Supersonic Records. An online game based on the album cover and including excerpts from the forthcoming CD has been posted at this location. Upcoming CLAWFINGER tour dates: May 17 – Bengtfors, SWE - ...

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BIOHAZARD Drop Off Two JAILHOUSE ROCK Dates

BIOHAZARD have dropped off two shows on the upcoming Jailhouse Rock 2 Tour with HATEBREED as a result of "a previous European festival commitment," according to guitarist Billy Graziadei. The affected dates are as follows: Jun. 06 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Jun. 07 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall BIOHAZARD are currently ...

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