NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Joined By Ex-SOLUTION 13 Singer

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have announced the addition of singer Ilkka Järvenpää (ex-SOLUTION 13) to the group's ranks. The band are currently in the studio finalizing demos for the new album. NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE wish "to thank Altti Veteläinen (FOR MY PAIN) and Aki Häkkinen (PERFECT CHAOS, GRINISTER) for their help ...

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GORGOROTH To Sign With SEASON OF MIST?

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH are rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the French label Season of Mist. The band, who were previously signed to Nuclear Blast Records, have completed the songwriting process for their upcoming album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", and will be holding drummer auditions later this ...

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MORIFADE Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Sweden's MORIFADE have parted ways with vocalist Stefan Pettersson. The singer's official statement on the matter is as follows: "Due to personal reasons I have decided that my days in MORIFADE are over. I would like to thank the guys in the band, it's been a wonderful journey! Best of luck in the future! I ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish progressive metal band PAIN OF SALVATION have completed work on their new album, "BE", due in September through InsideOut Music. "Get ready for one of the most unique and mind-blowing creations ever to have been ignored by mainstream press," the band write on their web site. "BE" (view cover here) track listing: ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER: 'Zero Tolerance II' To Include Early Demo Material, Live Recording

Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) has announced plans to issue another collection of early demo recordings by late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner. Entitled "Zero Tolerance II", the CD will reported contain DEATH's first demo, "Death by Metal" (recorded in 1984 under the group's original name, MANTAS) and the follow-up recording, "Reign of Terror", ...

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KISS EXPO Raided By Federal Marshals?

According to several postings at TommyThayerSucks.com, the KISS Expo in Charlotte, NC on Sunday (August 8) was raided by federal marshals and a lawyer representing KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. Several thousand bootleg DVDs were confiscated in the raid but no one was arrested. Some Expo attendees even had DVDs that were given away as door ...

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DEVOLVED: 'Calculated' Track Listing Announced

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have confirmed the track listing for their new album, "Calculated". The CD will be released in Australia on September 6 through Modern Music via Sony distribution. An international release date and details will be announced soon. The track listing is as follows: 01. Biotics 02. Hybrid 03. Impute 04. Synergy 05. Catatonic ...

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