AMARAN: New Song Posted Online

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, have posted a demo version of the track "Seven Long Years" at this location. A re-recorded version of "Seven Long Years" will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled new album, which is set to be tracked at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden between Apr. 7 and Apr. ...

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DEEPRED To Release Split CD With LOATHING

Finland's DEEPRED will release a split-CD with France's LOATHING through Several Bleeds Records in March. DEEPRED's contribution will include all three news studio tracks from the band's "Promo 2002" CD, plus two live cuts recorded at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland in November 2002. Download a full MP3 of the opening track, "The Crime", from

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ARCH ENEMY's AMOTT: New Stuff 'Sounds Killer!'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update via the band's official web site: "Sorry for the silence…we've just been busy working in our rehearsal room! "We've been working really hard on breaking [producer Andy Sneap's spirit! (not too far from the truth actually! – Angela got him really high on space ...

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BATHORY Set Release Date For 'Nordland II'

BATHORY's new album, "Nordland II", will be released on March 31 in Europe and April 28 in North America through Black Mark Records. Both "Nordland" albums will be released on double vinyl. In other news, Black Mark will re-release the group's albums in the classic vinyl format on Feb. 24. All LPs will be re-mastered ...

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INCANTATION Announce New Frontman

INCANTATION founding member John McEntee has officially taken over the vocal duties in the group. According to an official press release, "John did a fantastic job on the Mexico dates, and he will continue to do the vocals for INCANTATION until the band's end. His style is in the brutal, blasphemous vein that people have ...

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SEPULTURA Finalize Track Listing For New Album

SEPULTURA have finalized the track listing for their upcoming full-length effort, due in the spring through various labels worldwide. The CD, the title for which has already been decided but has yet to be revealed, will contain the following songs (in no particular order): 01. Come Back Alive 02. Godless 03. Apes Of God 04. ...

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MURDERDOLLS' SLADE: Why I Left DOPE

MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade recently spoke to Earplugs Required about his decision to leave DOPE last summer and become a full-time member of MURDERDOLLS as a permanent replacement for Tripp Eisen (STATIC-X). "I didn't know what to expect [when I first joined MURDERDOLLS as a touring guitarist] because I was like, you know ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Teams Up With SILVER MOUNTAIN Guitarist In LEGACY

LEGACY, the Hollywood, California-based quartet featuring bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN), vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig, have just issued their self-titled debut via Chavis Records. Previously available in Japan, the 11-song CD was recorded at Master Groove Studios with the help of studio owner Dave Morse (AEROSMITH, GUNS ...

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