DEVILDRIVER: Swinging The Dead

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are tentatively set to release their much-anticipated debut album, "Straight To Hell", in October through Roadrunner Records. "Now that the DEVILDRIVER album is complete, we will be receiving mixes from numerous individuals to determine who will be mixing the album," ...

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FRANTIC BLEEP Sign With THE END RECORDS

Norway's FRANTIC BLEEP have inked a deal with The End Records. The band are currently finishing the songs for their debut album, to be recorded later in 2003 and released early in 2004. FRANTIC BLEEP were founded in November 2001 by Patrick Scantlebury (guitars, synth), Øyvind Sundstrøm (guitars) and Karl Arthur Renstrøm (drums). The band ...

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DECAPITATED To Begin Recording 'The Negation' Next Week

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have set "The Negation" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Earache Records. The band are scheduled to begin recording the effort on July 28 and will spend about three weeks in the studio. Over 35 minutes of "very aggressive, mainly fast ...

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DEATHWITCH To Release 'Violence Blasphemy Sodomy' Later This Year

Swedish "raw, bestial death metallers" DEATHWITCH have inked a deal with Earache Records imprint Wicked World. The group's new album, "Violence Blasphemy Sodomy", was recorded at Fuck Recording and Magick Sound Studio with the lineup of Terror (vocals, guitar and bass), Slade Doom (guitar) and Morbid Juttu (drums). An official release date will be announced ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Shock Art At Its Finest

Eric Gallippo of Grand Valley Lanthorn is reporting that British shock-rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have "gained some notoriety as of late for their lords-of-darkness image and controversial off-stage antics. The states of Minnesota and New Jersey have tried to cancel COF's shows to keep them from 'bringing the devil's music to the state' and [due ...

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BURZUM Albums To Receive U.S. Release For The First Time

Dead Ringer Records confirms September 23 as the first-time U.S. release of "Daudi Baldrs" and "Hlidskjalf", recordings by controversial Norwegian band BURZUM. Each will feature original artwork as created by Stephen O'Malley (EMPEROR) and pressed as originally released by Misanthropy Records in the latter '90s. The "colorful" history of BURZUM always marks the start of ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Release EP Through IMMORTAL RECORDS

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in October via Immortal Records, according to Billboard.com. The label, which was previously distributed by Epic and Virgin, has just inked ...

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