ALPHA SAFARI: ENTOMBED/MISERY LOVES CO. Project To Release Album In August

ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the Swedish band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), will release their debut album in August through Threeman Recordings. A single, entitled "Disappear", was recently made available. The band will make their next ...

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STEEL PROPHET Complete Work On 'Beware'

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album, entitled "Beware": "Hey All Steelheads, The album is finally finished! Begun on March 5th, and completed May 18th, 2004. Cover art should be posted soon on our web site, which is www.steelprophet.com! "It's going to be ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Passes Finnish Gold Sales Mark

NIGHTWISH have sold more than 15,000 copies of their new album, "Once", in Finland after only half a day — enough for the CD to be certified gold in the group's home country. "Once" is scheduled to receive a wider European release on June 7 through Nuclear Blast Records. A U.S. release date has yet ...

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MISERY INDEX: KEVIN TALLEY 'Fully' Back In The Band, New EP On The Way

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Hello everyone! We'd like to thank all of you who came out ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'Vol. 3' Debuts At No. 2 On BILLBOARD Chart

SLIPKNOT's new album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", has sold 242,683 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to debut at No. 2 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" is the follow-up to "Iowa", which registered a first-week sales tally of more than 254,000 copies back ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Sign With MAGNA CARTA RECORDS

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have inked a deal with Magna Carta Records. "Fittingly, Magna Carta is based in Rochester, NY, where we have some of our most rabid supporters," the band write on Alex's web site. "We want to thank all the fans and industry folks ...

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Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL 2004 To Be Held In August

Israel's Metalist Productions have announced plans to stage a one-day metal festival, Metalist Festival 2004, on August 26. Described as "much bigger and stronger than before," this year's festival will include acts from both Israel and abroad. The first 500 tickets for the festival will be available at a special price and will include an ...

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AVENGER OF BLOOD Sign With JCM RECORDS

Las Vegas thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD have signed a deal with JCM Records. The band, who are said to have been "making quite a name for themselves playing Germanic-styled thrash that many people have grown to miss," plan to enter the studio later in the year to record their debut album, "Complete Annihilation". The group's ...

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