KULT OV AZAZEL Begin Work On New Material

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have begun writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Oculus Infernum", tentatively due in late 2004. "There's no working title as of yet but songs written so far are 'And Earth is Filled With Violence', 'The Glorification of Evil' and 'An Eternity with Satan'," the band write ...

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ANIMUS Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Chicago thrash veterans ANIMUS have officially split with bassist Paul Czarnowski, according to a post on the band's web site. The band are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group's management at [email protected] ANIMUS' latest EP, "Liquidated", is currently available through Coalition Rock Records. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Sued By 'Ripped Off' Chicago Concertgoers

The Smoking Gun reports that LIMP BIZKIT were sued Wednesday (October 8) in Chicago by 172 concertgoers who claim they were ripped off when the rap/rock group ended a July performance after only 17 scintillating minutes. According to the below Cook County Circuit Court lawsuit, LIMP BIZKIT cut short their set at Cicero's Hawthorne Racetrack ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Sign With NOISE RECORDS

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have officially signed with Noise Records. "We are proud to announce that successful band LAKE OF TEARS has signed with Noise," the label said in a statement. "The original line-up has come together again to prove that they're still one of the most impressive bands in the modern metal scene. Recordings ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO, who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have lined up the following gigs during November/December: Nov. 21 - Weimar, GER @ TBA Nov. 22 - Berlin, GER @ TBA Nov. 24 - Hamburg, GER ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Live Performance Video Clip Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE will release a DVD-Audio version of their latest CD, "Tribe", on November 4 through Sanctuary. Included on the disc will be the 24 bit/96 kHz DVD-Audio (MLP) and 24 bit/48 kHz Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1 surround sound options, a "Desert Dance" live performance video, a QUEENSRŸCHE Photo Gallery & Lyrics. (Macromedia Flash 6.0 required) ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Shaking The Rust Off

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "After reading a recent article that referred to the music of LAMB OF GOD as 'Nu-Metal', I am officially retiring the word 'Nu-Metal' from my vocabulary. It is THE most played out, overused and generic term, OF ALL FUCKING ...

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GRIMFIST Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Show In London

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, are the final act to have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" show at London, England's The Forum on November 22. Other bands appearing on the bill are headliners DANZIG, MARDUK, ZYKLON, ORANGE GOBLIN and MELDRUM. As previously reported, the U.S. installment of the "Blackest ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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