GRAVE DIGGER Guitarist Signs Endorsement Deal

GRAVE DIGGER guitarist Manni Schmidt has signed a new endorsement deal with the German amp company Earforce. He plays the "Booster", which he co-developed as well. On December 13-14, you can watch Manni presenting his new guitar, KXK M.S.II, and the latest Earforce amps at a workshop to be held at the Principal Studio in ...

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THE END Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Mississauga, Ontario quintet THE END have signed a deal with Relapse Records. The group will release their first proper Relapse full-length in North American on January 13 and in Europe on January 26. THE END (Aaron Wolff – vocals, Steve Watson – guitar, Andrew Hercules – guitar, Sean Dooley – bass, Anthony Salajko - drums), ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Safe And Sound In California

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello people, just a quick note to explain our absence. The INFECTIOUS GROOVES record is going great and work on the Studio has been continuing at the same time and moving right along. We have a bunch of photos, recaps, etc we were ...

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HEARSE: Sophomore Album To Surface In March

Sweden's HEARSE, the band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, have set a March 2004 release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) for their sophomore full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". The CD was recorded earlier this summer at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jonas ...

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CLUTCH Sign Record Deal, Begin Work On New Album

CLUTCH have reportedly signed a new record deal with the label headed up by former ATCO/Roadrunner Records president Derek Shulman. The group will shortly be entering The Machine Shop studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer Machine (PITCHSHIFTER, HED(P.E.), VISION OF DISORDER) to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's "Pure Rock Fury", tentatively due in ...

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MANOWAR: 'Hell On Earth III' Details Revealed!

MANOWAR will issue a brand-new double DVD, titled "Hell On Earth III", on December 8 through SPV. The two-disc set features more than 90 minutes of ear-numbing performances private behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and pre- and post-show rituals. This package also contains the program "Live In Germany The Ringfest" — the legendary one-hour show that dominated ...

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IN FLAMES: Recording Update

Sweden's IN FLAMES have posted the following update on the recording process for their new album: "Hello all, now we are done with the recording of the upcoming IN FLAMES album, due out next spring. It took almost 7 weeks in total to record and the way we choose to do it was the most ...

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CRYPTOPSY Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have officially parted ways with vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-SPASME). No reason was given was given for Lacroix's departure. The group are currently seeking a replacement frontman while continuing to write material for their fifth studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will be ...

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