SECRET SPHERE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have completed pre-production for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. With regards to the musical direction of the new material, SECRET SPHERE guitarist Aldo Lonobile writes on the group's web site, "We have changed a little bit once again, as in our style! But ...

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GWAR: 'War Party' Cover Artwork Posted Online

GWAR have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "War Party", at this location. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived", "War Party" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in New York City. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finish Mixing New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. 14 tracks were laid ...

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INVOCATOR Part Ways With Bassist

Bassist Carsten Mikkelsen has left long-running Danish thrashers INVOCATOR "due to lack of interest," according to a posting on the group's web site. For the time being, the band will carry on as a three-piece. Mikkelsen made his recorded debut with INVOCATOR on the "Dying To Live" CD — the band's last album before they ...

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MCBRAIN DAMAGE: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of high-quality pictures from the MCBRAIN DAMAGE show at B.B. King's in New York City on Saturday (Sept. 4) have been posted online at this location. MCBRAIN DAMAGE features IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE. The ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Set Tentative Title For Live DVD

GIRLSCHOOL have set "Girlschool Live at the Garage" as the tentative title of their forthcoming live DVD, which will be shot on December 8 at The Garage in London. As previously reported, GIRLSCHOOL's video for the track "Come On Up" has been posted online at the group's official web site. Check it out in Windows ...

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ANDROMEDA Continue Work On New Album, Seek Label Home

Acclaimed Swedish prog-metal band ANDROMEDA are planning on entering the studio later this month to record the remaing five songs for their forthcoming third album. The band, who were previously signed to Century Media Records, are currently negotiating with a few labels. Regarding the four songs already completed for the follow-up to 2002's "II=I", the ...

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DARKANE To Begin Recording Next Month

Swedish thrashers DARKANE will enter the studio October 1 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Expanding Senses", tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. In other news, the band are scheduled to play this year's Aalborg festival, set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other acts confirmed for ...

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