GADGET Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Swedish grindcore sensation GADGET have signed a worldwide recording deal with Relapse Records. The quartet will showcase their high-energy sound on their forthcoming Relapse debut, set for release in early 2004. GADGETRikard Olsson (guitar), William Blackmon (guitar/vocals/drums), Emil Englund (vocals) and Fredrik Nygren (bass) — will record their as-yet-untitled album at Gothenburg, Sweden's ...

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MARILYN MANSON Is About As Spooky As 'Phantom Of The Opera'

Jeff Niesel of Cleveland Free Times reports that shock 'n' roller MARILYN MANSON, once the king of controversy, is now about as spooky as the "Phantom of the Opera". Take his role in Michael Moore's controversial film, "Bowling for Columbine", in which he dissects the "fear and consumption" at work in American culture with the ...

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NICKELBACK To Issue 'The Long Road' In September

NICKELBACK have set "The Long Road" as the title for their third full-length album, due on September 23 through Roadrunner Records. "The Long Road" was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by frontman Chad Kroeger. It was recorded using a vintage mixing board from Little Mountain Sound that veteran producer Bob Rock used ...

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SUFFOCATION: All Tour Plans On Hold

Due to undisclosed "issues" with their booking agent, reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have put all tour plans on indefinite hold. No further information is available at this time. SUFFOCATION were previously rumored to be in talks with DEEDS OF FLESH about teaming up for a limited run of dates in August. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Delayed (Again)

NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", has been pushed back to a September release through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a projected total running time of 134 ...

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CHAOSBREED To Get 'Brutal' On Their Full-Length Debut

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have set "Brutal" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "Brutal" will be recorded in ...

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Heavy Metal Hedonism At The Vet

J.D. Mullane of the Bucks County Courier Times reports that "there was a sour note at the METALLICA concert in Philadelphia last weekend when a young woman near me became agitated as scores of chanting men urged women to bare their breasts, and many obliged. "Not only did some flash their breasts, they also flashed ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Release Solo Debut In August

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", in early August through Middle Finger Records in association with Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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GOREROTTED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

U.K. blood merchants GOREROTTED have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "[GOREROTTED] first [came to] our attention when we saw them two years ago at the Fuck The Commerce festival," a spokesperson for the label said. "They were the fuckin' best band on the whole festival! GOREROTTED's first album, 'Mutilated In Minutes', is a ...

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Near-Reunion On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

After rejecting Mark Slaughter's attempt for years to play together once again, Bobby Rock is curently drumming for SLAUGHTER as a "guest" during the Rock Never Stops Tour 2003. This comes as a particular treat for VINNIE VINCENT INVASION fans as it completes three-quarters of the original lineup during the "All Systems Go" tour, which ...

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