PSYCHOPUNCH To Embark On European Tour

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH will kick off a headlining European tour in early November. The trek's grand finale will take place on December 3 in their hometown Västeras, where they will rock the house alongside fellow countrymen ENTOMBED. A complete list of tour dates can be found at www.silverdust.de. PSYCHOPUNCH are touring in support of ...

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EARTH Sign With SOUTHERN LORD

Seattle-based "ambient metal" act EARTH have inked a deal with Southern Lord Records. EARTH have long been one of the primary influences of many Southern Lord artists, including the inspiration of the formation, sound, theory, and execution of SUNN O))). Over the last decade, EARTH have had a mysterious and abstruse career. Despite a multitude ...

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FORENSICK To Record Debut Album

Spanish brutal death metallers FORENSICK will enter X Recording Studios (managed by members of Spanish grind act GRUESOME STUFF RELISH) in Mieres (Asturias), Spain on October 14 to begin recording their full-length debut, "Reign Of Survival Horror". A December 2004 release through Necromance Records is expected. "Reign Of Survival Horror" tentative track listing: 01. Survival ...

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STATIC-X To Enter Studio Next Week

STATIC-X will enter the studio next week in Los Angeles to begin recording their fourth album with producer Ulrich Wild. An early 2005 release through Warner Bros. Records is expected. STATIC-X's last collection of new recordings, "Shadow Zone", was released in October 2003. A remix-and-rarities disc, "Beneath, Between, Beyond", featuring the band's soundtrack releases as ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Prepares For A New Beginning

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, EVANSCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee said that not having band co-founder Ben Moody around for the songwriting process for the group's sophomore major-label effort gives her liberty. "Ben has a certain kind of pop structure that he follows that I wouldn't," the 22-year-old singer said. "He would always ...

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ANDREW W.K. Begins Recording New Album: Studio Photos Available

ANDREW W.K. has entered the studio to begin recording his third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The new songs are building to an even higher level of power and exaltation!!!" reads a posting on Andrew's web site. "Radiance, resplendence, and richness will coarse through every moment of every flourishing grandstand! Effulgence will surge ...

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AC/DC To Allow Legal Music Downloads

Microsoft Corp. has struck up a deal with AC/DC, the seventh-best-selling band in the U.S., to allow its music be sold over the Internet exclusively via Microsoft's MSN Music service for one month. MSN Music offers a library of more than one million licensed tracks, and now the addition of four new European markets and ...

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