MINISTRY To Begin Recording In November

MINISTRY are set to begin recording their new album on November 1. As a result, they will not be able to attend the Chicago Heros Awards ceremony next month honoring the group with a "Lifetime Achievement Award". Because MINISTRY cannot attend the event, the Chicago Heros Awards have decided to present the award to MINISTRY ...

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SOILWORK To Release EP Of Rarities Through Original Label

Sweden's SOILWORK will be releasing a mini-CD next month through their original label Listenable Records. The five-song effort will include previously unreleased (in the U.S. and Europe) material from their "Steelbath Suicide" and "Chainheart Machine" periods. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Burn (DEEP PURPLE cover) 02. Disentigrated Skies 03. Shadow ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack' Box Set Contents Revealed

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" (American Recordings/UMe), will finally be released on November 25. A three-CD/one-DVD box set regular edition and four-CD/one-DVD specially packaged "ammo box" for the deluxe version, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Begin Work On New Material

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have begun writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Oculus Infernum", tentatively due in late 2004. "There's no working title as of yet but songs written so far are 'And Earth is Filled With Violence', 'The Glorification of Evil' and 'An Eternity with Satan'," the band write ...

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ANIMUS Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Chicago thrash veterans ANIMUS have officially split with bassist Paul Czarnowski, according to a post on the band's web site. The band are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group's management at [email protected] ANIMUS' latest EP, "Liquidated", is currently available through Coalition Rock Records. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Sued By 'Ripped Off' Chicago Concertgoers

The Smoking Gun reports that LIMP BIZKIT were sued Wednesday (October 8) in Chicago by 172 concertgoers who claim they were ripped off when the rap/rock group ended a July performance after only 17 scintillating minutes. According to the below Cook County Circuit Court lawsuit, LIMP BIZKIT cut short their set at Cicero's Hawthorne Racetrack ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Sign With NOISE RECORDS

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have officially signed with Noise Records. "We are proud to announce that successful band LAKE OF TEARS has signed with Noise," the label said in a statement. "The original line-up has come together again to prove that they're still one of the most impressive bands in the modern metal scene. Recordings ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO, who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have lined up the following gigs during November/December: Nov. 21 - Weimar, GER @ TBA Nov. 22 - Berlin, GER @ TBA Nov. 24 - Hamburg, GER ...

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