WITHERING SURFACE Seek New Label Home

Denmark's WITHERING SURFACE have ended their cooperation with British label Copro Records. Copro released the band's third album, "Walking On Phantom Ice", in the fall of 2001, but has not been able to finance the band's next effort, thus allowing the group to seek out a new label home. WITHERING SURFACE are presently negotiating with ...

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THE KOVENANT Commence Work On New Material

Norway's THE KOVENANT have reportedly started work on the material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will apparently be "more guitar-oriented and darker" than "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), which came out in March. As previously reported, THE KOVENANT will be joined by two ...

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NIKKI SIXX Clothing Available Through HOT TOPIC

Nine shirts from Dragonfly, featuring designs from Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE) tattoos, have been made available through Hot Topic (in stores and online). Check it out here. As previously reported, N. Sixx by Dragonfly offers fans of the bad-boy rocker the chance to emulate his style without the pain or permanence of the ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP Through RISING REALM RECORDS

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will be releasing a five-song EP, "Unleashed Carnage", later this month through resurrected Finnish label Rising Realm Records. The first 200 ...

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MOONSPELL's 'The Antidote' Inspires Portuguese Novel

Portugal's MOONSPELL will be collaborating with José Luis Peixoto, one of the most promising young fictionists from Europe and the most important writer of the Portuguese new generations, on a book based on the group's forthcoming album, "The Antidote". Having published already two novels — 2000's "Not Even A Gaze" (winner of the most prestigious ...

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SKINLAB: Australian In-Store Photos Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have posted several photos taken at an in-store signing on the group's recent trip to Australia. Check out the pictures here. As previously reported, SKINLAB will issue "The Nerve Damage Sessions" — a collection of alternate versions of studio tracks, several live tracks recorded on the band's ...

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Contra Costa Times: OZZY OSBOURNE Isn't Aging Very Well

Tony Hicks of Contra Costa Times reports that Ozzy Osbourne isn't aging very well, based on his performance at Ozzfest 2003 in Mountain View, California Tuesday night (July 8) — he's shaky and almost lost onstage at times. Thankfully he's surrounded by one of the best hard rock bands ever assembled, including superbly aggressive guitarist ...

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SILENT FORCE: Studio Photos Posted Online

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have posted several photos taken during the recording sessions for their new album, "Line Of Attack", at this location. The follow up to 2001's "Infatuator", which is being produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), is due before the end of the ...

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DEVOLVED Search For New Vocalist

Members of Australia's premier tech-metal band DEVOLVED have almost completed the writing process for their next release and are currently seeking a full-time vocalist. Guitarist Brett Noordin has handled vocal duties up until this point since the departure of Nik Carpenter last year, but both band and management have decided to hold auditions for anyone ...

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