WORLD BELOW Seek New Label

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have abandoned plans to release their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", through Crestfallen/Extreme Noize Records. The group, whose music is being described as a mixture of "CANDLEMASS and early BLACK ...

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SUSPERIA To Enter Studio In Late September

Norway's SUSPERIA will enter the studio on September 24 to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively titled "Unlimited". The band, who split with Nuclear Blast Records late last year, have struck up a new deal "with an interesting label," according to a post on the band's web site. "It will be made official, who ...

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SYMPHONY X To Tour With THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND

SYMPHONY X and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12/2003 - Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Nov. 13/2003 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Nov. 14/ 2003 - Paramount Theatre - Asbury Park, NJ (New Jersey Metal ...

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Vocalist JOHAN LIIVA Exits NONEXIST

Sweden's NONEXIST, featuring ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz, have parted ways with vocalist Johan Liiva (HEARSE, ex-ARCH ENEMY). "Liiva said that his full-time job and involvement with HEARSE made it difficult to find energy for NONEXIST as well," Reinholdz explained to Digital Metal. "I understand his situation and reasons and there are no hard ...

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IRON MAIDEN, EDGUY Confirmed For Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

IRON MAIDEN and EDGUY have been confirmed to appear at the 4th edition of Poland's Mystic Festival, scheduled to take place on November 7 at Hala Ludowa (Folks Hall) in Wroclaw. Also set to perform at the event are the Polish cult metal band KAT and another as-yet-undisclosed "special" act. Ticket prices will range from ...

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Former BIG WRECK Frontman Signs With CHAD KROEGER's Label

Jam! Music reports former BIG WRECK frontman Ian Thornley has signed with his friend Chad Kroeger's Universal-distributed label 604 in Canada, and Roadrunner for the rest of the world. He will begin recording with Toronto producer Gavin Brown (THREE DAYS GRACE, BILLY TALENT) in September. The album, expected in the first quarter of 2004, will ...

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IGGY POP Explains How The STOOGES Got Back Together

Iggy Pop recently spoke to Brian McCollum of Detroit Free Press about his decision to collaborate with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star") for his new album, "Skull Ring". "It took awhile sifting down, doing some soul-searching, having some conversations, for ...

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DESPAIRATION To Release New Album In November

German ambient/gothic metallers DESPAIRATION have finished recording their fourth full-length album, "Music For The Night", for a November release through Holland's DVS Records. The band will enter X-Ton-Studio next week to master the effort, which will contain 18 songs and around 80 minutes of playing time. A record-release party is planned for October 30 at ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In September

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, will return to the studio in September to begin recording the follow-up to "Passage to the Other Side". Touring should begin in early 2004. In other news, Frost is busy at work on his ...

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