MANDYLION Negotiating Record Deal

Norway's MANDYLION, the new band featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H, are in the process of negotiating a record deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label. "We are very excited about the offer and hope to [come to] an agreement soon," the group write on their web site. "The band is ...

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FU MANCHU: Full New Song Available For Download

FU MANCHU have posted a full-length MP3 of their brand-new track "So Far Behind" at this location. "So Far Behind" comes off the group's three-song CD, "Something Beyond", currently available via the band's web site in a special limited-edition pressing. Other tracks appearing on the CD are "Something Beyond" and the BLACK FLAG ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: 'We Are Coming Back With A Whole New Sickness'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has spoken to Britain's Rock Sound magazine about the group's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", tentatively due this summer through Roadrunner Records. According to Taylor, SLIPKNOT entered the studio with 13 complete songs. They have since written 10 more. Musically, Taylor promises the album will be different from "Iowa". "The darkness ...

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REFLEXION To Support CHARON, Video Posted Online

REFLEXION, the Finnish band featuring vocalist Juha Kylmänen (FOR MY PAIN, TO/DIE/FOR), will support CHARON at three shows in Finland later this week. The dates are as follows: Jan. 15 - Helsinki, FIN @ On the Rocks Jan. 16 - Ylivieska, FIN @ Ravintola Vieska Jan. 17 - Evijärvi, FIN @ NS-talo In other news, ...

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SKYFIRE Sign With ARISE RECORDS

Swedish death metallers SKYFIRE have inked a deal with Arise Records. The quintet, who issued two albums through the Hammerheart label (2001's "Timeless Departure" and 2003's "Mind Revolutions"), will record their third album in February/March at Los Angered studios and Underground studios for a tentative May release. SKYFIRE's current lineup is as follows: Jonas Sjögren ...

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DESTINY: New Album Delayed

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Future Of The Past", to March 5 through GMR Music Group. "Future Of The Past" was recorded at the band's own DRS Studios and features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson. As previously reported, DESTINY are ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Part Ways With Guitarist, Continue Work On New Album

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have parted ways with lead guitarist Inge "Thorin" Eidsaeter halfway through the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, tentatively due later in the year through Edgerunner Records. Eidsaeter's departure is being attributed to "personal interests," according to a posting on the band's web site. "There was just not enough ...

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LEASH LAW: Debut Album Details Revealed

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Dogface", due this spring through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "We ...

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