THE GATHERING To Take Time Off To Write And Record New Album

Holland's THE GATHERING will take "a long time off" following their final tour dates of 2004 in December to concentrate on writing and recording their next studio album. The band, who postponed their previously announced North American tour to sometime next year, are not expected to return to the concert stage until September 2005. THE ...

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FUELBLOODED Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

Dutch melodic death/thrash metallers FUELBLOODED (formerly SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) are currently recording their debut album, "Inflict The Inevitable", with producer Stephen van Haestregt (WITHIN TEMPTATION). "Inflict the Inevitable" will feature nine songs and will surface later this year through an as-yet-undetermined label. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. Hate of a ...

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INFINITED HATE: New Album To Feature Appearance By SCARVE Drummer

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have set "Heaven Termination" as the title of their sophomore album, to be released through Displeased Records. The follow-up to the group's 2004 debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", will feature a guest appearance by SCARVE drummer Dirk Verbeuren. In other news, INFINITED HATE's ...

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THE PROPHECY Part Ways With Keyboardist, Seek Replacement

U.K.-based doomsters THE PROPHECY have parted ways with keyboardist Katie Colbrook and are currently seeking a replacement. "Any budding keyboard players please get in touch for an audition," the band write on their web site. "Contact details can be found on the booking page or you can PM the band through the Doom-metal.com ...

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SUNRIDE Line Up ENTOMBED Support Slot, Demo New Track

Finland's SUNRIDE will be supporting ENTOMBED at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, August 13. Also appearing on the bill will be ROTTEN SOUND. In other news, SUNRIDE recently entered Seawolf Studios in Helsinki to demo a brand new track, called "Colourblinded". "The song turned out so good (has easily the best sound ever in ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer Welcomes Addition To Family

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono and his wife have announced the birth of their son, Angelo Iacono. He was born on July 15 at 2:50 p.m., weighed in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and is in "great health," according to a posting on the band's web site. In other news, KATAKLYSM will be headlining the Fit ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Hits $50 Million In Merchandise Sales

Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has passed the $50 million mark in merchandise sales — a record for a heavy metal performer, according to merchandising and licensing company Signatures Network. Osbourne has reportedly amassed $35 million from selling merchandise at concerts like his Ozzfest roadshow and $15 million at retail during the past ...

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Former MY OWN VICTIM Members Join Forces In New Band

Former MY OWN VICTIM members Victor Hillerich (vocals), Jeff Toy (guitar), Todd Conn (bass) and Danny Murphy (drums) have joined forces in a new band called PUREGRAIN. The Kentucky-based group, who are said to be "more in the southern metal vein" than the hardcore rants of MY OWN VICTIM, are working on material for their ...

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