YYRKOON: New Album Delayed

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have pushed back the release date of their third album, "Occult Medicine", to October 2004. The CD, which will come out through Osmose Productions, was recorded and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and features 12 "madness songs" with a "horror/fantastic" theme. A bonus video will be filmed soon and ...

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WINTER SOLSTICE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Virginia-based metalcore act WINTER SOLSTICE have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's most recent EP was recorded at Cloud City Studios (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WALLS OF JERICHO) by Mike Hasty of WALLS OF JERICHO in January 2004. The band will head back to Cloud City Studios in Detroit, MI in October ...

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'Metal History': The Story Is About To Be Filmed

The feature-length documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's History", to be released by Sanctuary Records in 2005, will begin filming July 30 in Oslo, Norway. The film will take us on a global journey to understand the meaning of metal and its impact on society over the past 35 years. Interviews with musicians, fans, metal experts and ...

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BLOODBATH: 'Nightmares Made Flesh' Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for the sophomore BLOODBATH CD, "Nightmares Made Flesh", has been posted online at this location. BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ...

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INTO ETERNITY Tap Touring Drummer

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have announced that Pit magazine's own Adam Sagan has been tapped to tour with the band taking over the drum throne. After the position was vacated by longtime member Jim Austin, a worldwide call was made for a replacement and it was answered by Madison, Wisconsin's Adam Sagan, one of the band's ...

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KILLING MIRANDA Complete Work On New Album

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have completed work on their new album, "Consummate". A free preview of the track "Enter the Dagon" is available at this location. The new CD is expected to be officially released late September through Cadiz. KILLING MIRANDA describe themselves as "gothic with attitude — the sleazed-up, intellectually-charged anarchic face of ...

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THROCULT: Rare Home State Show Announced

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT will play a rare show in their home state on Sunday, August 1 at Whiskey Bills, in Lakewood CO. Also appearing on the bill will be INTERNAL SUFFERING (Colombia), INCINERATE (MN), STABWOUND (Sweden) and EMETH (Belgium). THROCULT will also be performing at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest on Saturday, July ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows, and some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a full-length ...

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ANTIBODY Enter Studio To Record New CD

Unsigned Swedish metal band ANTIBODY are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their CD "I Love What You Hate". "We're trying to get as much done as we can as soon as possible," says bass player Claes Wiberg, "since I'm starting vet nurse school at the tail end of August. This won't affect ...

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