DAYLIGHT DIES Complete Songwriting Process For New Album

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have completed the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled sophomore album. "The finishing touches and details are being added to all songs and the band will soon book studio time," the band write on their web site. "There are eight songs in total with all the material clocking in a ...

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OBITUARY Bassist: We Will Make The Heaviest Album We've Ever Recorded

OBITUARY bassist Frank Watkins recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the songwriting process for the group's new studio album, tentatively due in 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label (most likely Roadrunner). Watkins described the group's new material as "Going towards more of our older style, more like the 'Slowly We Rot' or 'Cause of Death' era; ...

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SEPULTURA: New Album Due In Early 2005

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The guys have been really busy down here," reads a posting on the band's web site. "Shows all over Brazil in the weekends and practice during the week. And they are also practicing a lot of surprises for ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Demigod' Cover Posted Online

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Demigod", at this location. "Demigod" was mixed by BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal and producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden, while mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm. A guest appearance by ...

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MESMERIZE Hard At Work On Fourth Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have commenced the recording process for their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" is being recorded in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. Songtitles ...

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ZUUL FX: 2003 Demo Available For Purchase

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, will be selling their three-song December 2003 demo via their official web site and at upcoming gigs. The CD, containing the cuts "Behind The Light", "Devil Star" and "God Bless Them", plus a CD-Rom section featuring a studio report and a few ...

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AGENT STEEL Celebrate 20-Year Anniversary

Reunited California speed metallers AGENT STEEL have just celebrated the 20-year anniversary of their first live appearance, which took place in 1984 at Chuck Landis' Country Club in Reseda, California as the openinig act for SLAYER. AGENT STEEL are currently writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Order of the Illuminati", tentatively due in ...

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NIGHTINGALE: 'Invisible' Audio Samples Posted Online

A "teaser" medley MP3 of four songs from the upcoming NIGHTINGALE album, "Invisible", has been posted online at this location. In a recent online posting, NIGHTINGALE's Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, RIBSPREADER, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM) commented, "The material is extremely varied everything from metal to the fusion/grunge (!!!) of 'Worlds Apart'. My fave ...

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SLOWGATE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish metallers SLOWGATE have finished recording their new album, "Nordic Rage", at the Bat Cave North studios in Luleå, Sweden. The group are currently mixing the CD for a November release through the GMR Music subsidiary Extreme. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "Force of the Unknown" include "Stolen Mind", "Rushhead", "Your ...

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MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, VEHEMENCE Tour Dates Announced

MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE and VEHEMENCE will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/ DIMENTIANON) Sep. 26 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA ...

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