SOCIETY 1: Singer MATT ZANE Escapes Felony Charge in Denver

SOCIETY 1 frontman Matt "The Lord" Zane narrowly escaped a felony charge in Denver last week, following an incident at a SOCIETY 1/ORGY show at a local nightclub. The incident began during SOCIETY 1's set when Zane stopped the show to confront a heckler who had been shouting relentless insults at the band. Zane offered ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Rio Show Cancelled

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has posted the following message on the band's web site: "We have just been informed by our South American booking agent that the show in Rio de Janeiro will not take place. The reason given was financial problems with the local promoter. We are disappointed that we won't able to ...

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SECTION 16 Prepare To Enter Studio

Colorado-based SECTION 16 will be entering the studio soon to record the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings). The band will be recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked with such acts as STATIC-X, STABBING WESTWARD and the SMASHING PUMPKINS. SECTION 16's lineup consists of vocalist Corey Brown ...

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THROCULT Begin Recording New Album

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT have changed the title of their upcoming album to "Stormbringer - Conjuration Of The Nighthorde" from the previously announced "Order of the Lunar Temple". "We just felt with the direction of the artwork, and concept of the album, 'Stormbringer ...' fit better," the band write on their web site. ...

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THE HAUNTED: Mixing Complete

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have posted the following message on their web site: "The mixing [of the new album] is all done and it turned out great... In the end, the mixing fell on wild card Tue Madsen from Antfarm Studios in Denmark. We were really happy with the Charles Storm-mixes, but the songs felt ...

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It's Official: Original BLACK SABBATH Lineup To Play OZZFEST 2004!

After initially declining an offer to join BLACK SABBATH members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for a reunion on Ozzfest 2004, drummer Bill Ward has now reconsidered. The original lineup is now complete for their much-anticipated headlining slot on the 9th annual Ozzfest. Sharon Osbourne says: "You have the original BLACK SABBATH and ...

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SOILWORK To Enter Studio In September

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK will enter Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden on September 13 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The new material sounds very promising," SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid writes on the group's ...

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SYBREED: Debut Album Due In September

Reality Entertainment will release the debut album from Swiss band SYBREED on September 7, 2004. Reality CEO, Warren Croyle, explains, "The current Eurometal scene is paving the way for the rest of the world in that genre. When I heard SYBREED, I was completely taken with these four very young musicians having such an innovative ...

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SHADOWS FALL: 'The War Within' Track Listing, Release Date Set

Century Media Records has set a September 21 release date for the new SHADOWS FALL album, "The War Within". The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed disc, "The Art of Balance", the new album was produced again by Zeuss (HATEBREED) at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts. "The War Within", the ...

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