SOILWORK Extend Contract With NUCLEAR BLAST

Sweden's SOILWORK have extended their contract with Nuclear Blast Records. The group will shortly begin work on the video for the song "Departure Plan" off their most recent CD, "Figure Number Five". A brand-new full-length album will likely be recorded before the end of the year for an early 2005 release. No further information is ...

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DESTRUCTION Cancel Show In Costa Rica

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have cancelled their previously announced show in Costa Rica after "members of the band got ill during the ongoing South America tour," according to a post on the group's web site. "A big sorry to all DESTRUCTION fans. Nevertheless, the show is just postponed and will take place in the second part ...

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KING'S X To Film West Hollywood Show For Upcoming DVD

KING'S X will be filming their May 23 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD. In addition, the group will be recording various shows on the upcoming North American tour for a live album — a double-CD affair containing "lots of songs," according to an online posting from ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce New Bassist

SPEEDEALER have announced the addition of "permanent" bassist Jason Kottwitz (SWAMPASS, TUMMLER) to the group's ranks. "We'd like to give a heartfelt thanks to Casey Orr, Keith Pastrick, and Jason Gavin for their time and effort while filling in on bass," the band write on their web site. "We are very much indebted to each ...

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NONPOINT Name New CD

NONPOINT have set "Recoil" as the title of their third album, due on July 13 through Lava/Atlantic Records. The album's first single, "The Truth", will go for radio adds in early June. A short clip of the track can currently be heard online at this location (Quicktime required). NONPOINT's first two albums, "Statement" ...

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SYSTEMATIC Split Up

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC, one of the first groups signed to Lars Ulrich's now-defunct imprint The Music Company (distributed through Elektra Records), have broken up following an April 9 show in Livermore, California. Guitarist Adam Ruppel and drummer Shaun Bannon are expected to start a new project together. No information is currently available ...

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