TORTURE WHEEL Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Hamilton, Ohio-based "funeral doom metal" band TORTURE WHEEL have inked a deal with Firebox Records subsidiary Firedoom Music. The deal is for one EP and one full-length CD. The EP, entitled "Crushed Under...", is due in January 2005 is said to be a re-release of the tracks from the split CD with UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE along ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH: New Album Due In March

Irish doom/death metal band MOURNING BELOVETH have posted the following update on the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled third album.: "Rehearsals are finished for the album and we have still to come up with a name for it. We have six new songs and are going to re-record Part 1 but there is only room ...

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DISFEAR Record Material For Split Single

DISFEAR, the Swedish crust rock outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, recently spent time at Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden recording several tracks for a split seven-inch single and doing pre-production for their upcoming album. The follow-up to 2003's "Misanthropic Generation" is tentatively scheduled for release ...

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OCCULT: New Songs Available For Download

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have uploaded sample MP3s from their sixth album, titled "Malevolent Rapture". The CD, which was recorded at Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD), will contain the following track listing (not final sequence): 01. Into the Eye of the Storm (mp3) 02. Rabid ...

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THANATOS: Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Dutch death metal band THANATOS will play two shows in Greece in January 2005: January 15 at Mylos Club in Thessaloniki and January 16 at Gagarin205 Club in Athens. Also appearing on the bill will be ORPHANED LAND from Israel. In addition, THANATOS will embark on a short Dutch tour with PUNGENT STENCH in ...

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HALLOWS EVE Begin Work On New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have set "Evil Never Dies" as the title of their upcoming fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. The CD is being recorded at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta, where the band recently completed a two-track single, entiled "Evil Offerings". Engineering duties are being handled by Chris Gailfoil. The ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'Vermilion Pt. 2' Video Posted Online

SLIPKNOT's video for "Vermilion Pt. 2" has been posted online at this location [video link removed at label's request]. "Vermilion Pt. 2" is a haunting continuation of the "Vermilion" story, complete with acoustic guitar, violin and singer Corey Taylor's pained, vulnerable delivery. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making them integral ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: New Songtitles Revealed

According to a posting at the YNGWIE MALMSTEEN fan site Guitar Alchemy, YNGWIE has now finished recording the new studio album. Vocals once again come courtesy of Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). No other lineup details are available at present, although it's likely that Patrik Johansson played drums and keyboards came from Joakim Svalberg. It ...

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