THE HAUNTED: New Album Planned For 2004

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have "started rehearsing" material for their forthcoming fourth full-length CD and plan on releasing the follow-up to this year's "One Kill Wonder" in 2004, according to a post on the band's web site. The group, who played their last date at Malmöfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden on August 18, have no plans ...

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SENTENCED Record Hockey Song In Finnish

Finnish metallers SENTENCED have recorded a song in support of their local ice hockey team, Oulun Kärpät, who hail from the group's hometown of Oulu. Titled "Routasydän", the track is the first-ever SENTENCED song sung in Finnish. The music for the cut was composed by guitarist Miika Tenkula and the lyrics were written by guitarist ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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BUTTONHOOK Complete Work On New Demo

Atlanta's BUTTONHOOK, the band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have completed work on a three-song demo at Tree Sound studios in Atlanta with producer Jimmi Bleacher (former singer of Geffen recording artists SALTY DOG) and engineer Zack Odom. The cuts "Happy Place", "Afraid" and "Sea" will be ...

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MANDY LION Announces CD Release Party In Hollywood

WWIII/WICKED ALLIANCE vocalist Mandy Lion and his solo band will hold a CD release party for Lion's new album, "When God Turned Away", on October 29 at the Whisky in Hollywood, California. The group are also scheduled to appear at the Huntridge in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 13. More information will be made available ...

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THY MAJESTIE Split With SCARLET RECORDS

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have parted ways with Scarlet Records and are currently looking for a new record deal. The band are working on the last two songs for their fourth full-length album, which will be an historical concept based on Joan of Arc. A mid-2004 release is expected. THY MAJESTIE's last studio album, "Hastings 1066", ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have set a November 17 European release date through Holland's Seamview Records for their fourth full-length album, "Multiple Organ Harvest". A single will follow the album on December 1 and will include the album cut "Disconnect Massconnect", plus the previously unreleased track "Never To Burn" (from the "Grand Amputation" recording sessions) and ...

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THE DREAMING Sign Top Management Deal

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have signed a management deal with Rob McDermott of Andy Gould Management (LINKIN PARK, ROB ZOMBIE). The band, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly been demoing material with producer/engineer Bryan Carlstrom (who ...

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