NOCTURNAL RITES To Enter The Studio In November

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES will enter the studio in November to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Shadowland", tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Working songtitles include "Against the World", "New World Messiah", and "The Icon". The group's bassist Nils Eriksson has previously described the new material as "pretty much like ...

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KOLDBORN Announce New Singer

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN have announced the addition of vocalist Thomas (VILLA) to the group's ranks. "He sounds evil and he's totally into it, and we'll spend the next couple of month on getting him into all our stuff," reads a post on the band's web site. KOLDBORN, who parted ways with longtime singer Martin ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Perform Live In West Hollywood

MOTÖRHEAD will celebrate their Hollywood Rockwalk induction with a special live performance Monday night (September 1) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The group will be inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Whisky (8901 W. Sunset Blvd.). ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer To Guest On New OTEP Album

SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has laid down drum tracks for two songs on the forthcoming OTEP album, tentatively titled "Suicide Trees". Jordison reportedly appears on the cuts with the working titles "Nine" and "Hate". The CD, which is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, will be mixed in October and is tentatively due in the spring ...

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DOWNSET Complete Work On New Album

DOWNSET have completed work on their new album, "Universal", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The 11-song CD was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). The tentative track listing for "Universal" is ...

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SOULFLY: New Tour Dates Announced

SOULFLY have announced the following dates in September: Sep. 25 – Whiskey - Hollywood, CA Sep. 26 - La Luna/Gotham - San Bernadino, CA Sep. 27 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ The group's performance in Tempe will be part of the 7th annual D-Low (Dana Wells) Memorial Show, which has been held every year ...

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SEPULTURA Win Brazilian Video Award

SEPULTURA won the "Best Direction of Photography" award for their "Bullet The Blue Sky" video (directed by Academia de Filmes) at this year's edition of "MTV Brasil Video Music Awards", held Tuesday (August 26). The Brazilian band's cover version of the U2 track was up for four awards at the event, including "Best Video Editing", ...

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GODSMACK, IGGY POP Perform At LIFEBEAT Benefit Concert: Photos Available

On Wednesday night (August 27), GODSMACK opened for IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES at New York's Roseland Theater, where both groups were performing as part of the MTV2 LIFEBeat Benefit Concert. The event raised funds for LIFEBeat, a non-profit organization "dedicated to reaching America's youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention," according to LIFEBeat's web ...

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