EXODUS' GARY HOLT: 'Living In The Past Is For Losers'

Even though EXODUS are best known for their classic late '80s recorded output, guitarist Gary Holt refuses to live in the past, insisting that the Bay Area thrash veterans' decision to continue performing their earliest material has nothing to do with nostalgia. "Living in the past in for losers and assholes," Holt told Metal Rules. ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Frontman Announces Name For Solo Project

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has reportedly set SUPARED as the name of his new "solo" project, which is tentatively due to issue its as-yet-untitled debut in January through Noise/Sanctuary Records. As previously reported, Kiske's forthcoming CD will contain "some cool heavy metal elements but also some poppy songs, but as always it is a ...

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NAGLFAR Complete Work On 'Sheol'

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR have completed work on their new album, Sheol, for a January release through New Hawen Records (formerly WAR Music). Featuring "stunning" artwork by Niklas Sundin, Sheol — the Hebrew term for "hell" — contains eight "perfectly produced, superbly presented and unbelievably intense songs full of dark energies that take the listener ...

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SABATON Recruit Keyboardist

Sweden's SABATON have announced the addition of keyboardist Calle Sandlund to the group's ranks. Sandlund had handled the keys during the group's last two live performances, thereby giving frontman Joakim the opportunity to concentrate 100% on the vocals. As previously reported, SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this ...

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CARNAL LUST Ink Deal With DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

Paris, France-based death metal act CARNAL LUST have inked a deal with Diamond Productions and will enter Miserecords studio during December with producer Franck "Mr Francx" Caste to record their debut album, Whore Of Violence, due in early February. For more information, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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H.I.M. To Release 'Razorblade Romance' In The U.S.

Finland's H.I.M. will issue their Razorblade Romance CD in the U.S. on October 8th via Jimmy Franks Recording Company label. The album — featuring the bonus cuts "Sigillum Diaboli" and "The 9th Circle" — will initially be able only in the Boston/Massachusets area through the Newbury Comics stores and will be backed by a promo ...

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PB ARMY To Issue Debut, Hit The Road

Toledo, Ohio-based "stoner-pop-metal" band THE PB ARMY, featuring Infernal Combustion webzine founder Keith Bergman on vocals/drums, release their long-awaited debut CD on October 29th through the Sin Klub label (www.sinklub.com). Entitled Inebriates, Equivocators, and Mockers of the Devil Himself, the CD will be distributed throughout the US by Midwest Artists. Distribution for other territories is ...

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