HAVOCHATE Sign With ROOT OF ALL EVIL RECORDS

New York metal band HAVOCHATE have signed a deal with Root Of All Evil Records. The group's debut album, "This Violent Earth", will be released this summer. As previously reported, HAVOCHATE have secured the opening slot on the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX North American tour beginning on May 7 in Norfolk, Virginia. ...

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GRIFFIN: New Demo Samples Posted Online

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted MP3 samples of seven new demo/pre-production tracks at this location. All songs will appear on the band's forthcoming third full-length album, tentatively titled "Paranoia Overload", which will be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi ...

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ANCIENT Singer Joins Seattle's BYAXIS

ANCIENT vocalist Deadly Kristin has joined a technical Seattle-based progressive death metal band called BYAXIS. The band's current lineup is as follows: Deadly Kristin – vocals Shannon Sharp - 7-string guitars Kirk Meredith - 7-string guitars Justin Hoffman - 6-string bass Clint Clark - drums All members of BYAXIS are said to be acclaimed musicians ...

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DEFTONES: First 'Guerilla' Show Rumored

According to the unofficial DEFTONES web site www.thedeftones.com, the first of the group's so-called "guerilla"-style shows is rumored to be taking place on May 20, the projected release date of the band's self-titled fourth album, at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, California. As was previously reported, all guerrilla show dates will be announced ...

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H.I.M.: Riding High On European Charts

H.I.M. have entered the Finnish and German Pop Album charts at position #1 with their latest release, "Love Metal". The group's fourth full-length album has also debuted at #11 in Sweden, #4 in Switzerland and #55 in the U.K. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights", "Love Metal" marks a return to a ...

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CARNAL FORGE Extend CENTURY MEDIA Contract

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have renewed their recording agreement with Century Media Records for two more albums. CARNAL FORGE will kick off The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour Friday night (April 25) at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be HALFORD, TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PRIMAL FEAR and BEHEMOTH. ...

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IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American leg of IRON MAIDEN's "Give Me Ed… 'Til I'm Dead World Tour", which will also include appearances by DIO and MOTÖRHEAD. Confirmed and tentative dates so far are as follows: Jul. 25 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Jul. 26 - Wantagh, NY ...

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BAL-SAGOTH Working On 'Very Dark' New Album

BAL-SAGOTH are entering the "most intensive phase" of the songwriting process for their sixth album, according to an update posted on the web site of the band's record company, Nuclear Blast Records. "The band plan to complete the writing by mid to late summer, and then the preliminary recording process will begin once everything is ...

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TNT: New Song Clip Posted Online

An MP3 clip of a brand new TNT track, titled "Satellite", has been posted online at this location. "Satellite" comes off the group's forthcoming EP, "Give Me A Sign", due on June 2 through MTM Records. The CD, which will be released in Japan under the originally announced title "Taste", features five new ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Swedish Dates Cancelled!

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have been forced to cancel their previously announced Swedish dates "due to reasons beyond our control," according to the group's official web site. "We are looking to reschedule Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo at a later date — we ...

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