BEHEMOTH Complete Work On 'Demigod', New Music Available For Download

Polish black metal outfit BEHEMOTH have completed work on their new album, "Demigod", for a fall release. The group's frontman Nergal has just finished mixing the album at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES). Mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm. Commented Nergal: "Working with Daniel ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Laid To Rest' Video Posted Online

LAMB OF GOD's video for the their new single, "Laid to Rest", has been made available online in Quicktime format at this location (courtesy of Timecode Entertainment). The clip, which was shot late last month with director Chris Sims (EIGHTEEN VISIONS, POISON THE WELL), features performance footage combined with the conceptual footage that ...

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AMORPHIS To Be Joined By CHARON Singer On TYPE O NEGATIVE Tour

CHARON/ex-POISONBLACK frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto will handle the vocal duties for AMORPHIS on the group's upcoming U.S. tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE. At the moment, there are no plans for Leppäluoto to join AMORPHIS on a full-time basis. "When we first started thinking about this singer situation [following Pasi Koskinen's departure], nobody came to our minds," ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind Changes Name Of Solo Project

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has changed the name of his solo project to JON OLIVA'S PAIN from the previously announced 'TAGE MAHAL. The name change came about because the group's management realized that there is an established blues artist in Europe who has been using a similar name for decades. JON OLIVA'S PAIN's debut album, ...

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JAMES MURPHY Issues HURRICANE CHARLEY Aftermath Update

Renowned metal guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following post-Hurricane Charley update (see previous story): "Hi folks, "In the aftermath of Charley we have squeaked by and made it through in much better shape than many of our neighbors in other communities in our immediate vicinity. Florida has 13 confirmed ...

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Singer PASI KOSKINEN Quits AMORPHIS

Longtime AMORPHIS singer Pasi Koskinen has officially left the band, according to a posting on the group's web site. Pasi's last live appearance with the band will take place at the Kontu Rock festival on August 21. "All touring plans will go ahead as scheduled and rumors of a replacement already exist," the posting reads. ...

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MARSHALL LAW Prepare To Record New Album

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW are scheduled to enter the studio in October/November to begin recording their new album, entitled "Axis of Power". "We have made great inroads into songs and developing them and crafting them to another level … sounding powerful tight and heavy," vocalist Andy Pyke wrote in a recent online ...

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EVEMASTER Part Ways With LOW FREQUENCY RECORDS

Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER have parted ways with Low Frequency Records. "The decision was mutual and at least EVE-camp is feeling good about this," reads an official press release. "At the moment EVEMASTER are shopping around for a new deal and the recording of the new album should start spring/summer 2005." EVEMASTER released their ...

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