CROWN 10 Split Up, Bandmembers Launch New Projects

CROWN 10, the band featuring former 24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza, have split up. Says Joel: "Sorry to say that CROWN 10 is no more, but after much thought and deliberation, [bassist] Roz [Taylor] and I have decided to start a new project together. We wish only the best of luck to [guitarist/vocalist] James [Brady] ...

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BORKNAGAR Finalize Track Listing For 'Epic'

Norway's BORKNAGAR have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Epic", tentatively due in June/July through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism" was recorded and mixed at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD). "Musically the album will take off and expand from where 'Empiricism' ended, and for those ...

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ALCHEMIST To Tour Europe In October

Australia's ALCHEMIST have reportedly received "some serious offers" to play in Europe and are planning to tour throughout October 2004. "The band are excited about the idea and are doing all they can to make it happen," reads a post on the group's web site. In other news, ALCHEMIST "have started writing music for our ...

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WITHOUT END: Former BLOOD FEAST Guitarist To Release New CD

WITHOUT END, the new band featuring former BLOOD FEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli, will be releasing a full-length album, entitled "Disease Is Man", on May 17 though Pseudopalsma Records. After hearing WITHOUT END, fans will be able to "tell who in BLOOD FEAST was the [musical] driving force," according to the group's press release. Check out ...

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BEHOLDER To Support VISION DIVINE In Italy

Italian metallers BEHOLDER will support VISION DIVINE on their upcoming tour of Italy. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 April – Firenze, ITA - Enigma May 01 May - Reggio Emilia, ITA - Transilvania Live May 08 May - Bassano d.G., ITA - Transilvania Live May 14 May - Civitanova Marche, ITA - Transilvania ...

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ELEND To Break New Ground On 'Sunwar The Dead'

French dark symphonic band ELEND are currently finishing the production of their forthcoming album, "Sunwar the Dead", scheduled for release through Prophecy Productions in September 2004. The album will be the second part of a five-album cycle. In contrast to the transitional work "Winds Devouring Men" (the prologue to this cycle released in 2003), the ...

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BURST RONDO To Release Debut Album In June

BURST RONDO, the Leeds, U.K.-based alternative metal five-piece, will release their debut effort, "As Shadows", through Carnival of Noise Records in June. Recorded in January/February at Dreamcatcher studios in Bingley, England, "As Shadows" is said to cover an eclectic range of styles — "from MOGWAI-esque ambience to extreme noisecore with jazz, funk, heavy groove riffs, ...

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Will Older GUNS N' ROSES Fans Buy A New Album From The Group?

The charts editor for Billboard magazine has spoken to Newsday about the impressive chart debut of GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" — a collection of previously released songs from a band whose last studio collection, "The Spaghetti Incident?", came out more than a decade ago. As previously reported, singer Axl Rose and fellow original members ...

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