METAL CHURCH: In Recording Mode

Long-running Seattle metallers METAL CHURCH have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 1999's "Masterpeace", tentatively due in early 2004. The group's current lineup includes original members Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar) and Kirk Arrington (drums) alongside three new members, including vocalist Ronny Munroe, who had most recently spent time in the Seattle metal band ...

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GODSMACK: Acoustic EP Delayed To 2004

GODSMACK's acoustic E.P., "The Other Side", has been delayed from a November 18 release to mid-2004, a management spokesperson confirmed Thursday (October 23). The release was delayed in order to continue promotional efforts for the band's third full-length album, "Faceless", which came out earlier this year. There's no specific release date yet for "The Other ...

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LEASH LAW Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have signed a two-album deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The group's as-yet-untitled debut album is currently being recorded ...

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WOLVERINE: New Video Posted Online

WOLVERINE's video for the track "New Best Friends" has been posted online at this location. The clip "was directed, filmed and edited by no other than our dear drummer Marcus Losbjer," the band write on their web site. "He really did an amazing job with it and we all agree it looks fantastic! ...

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DORO's First-Ever DVD To Be Released In December

DORO's (full name: Doro Pesch) first-ever DVD, entitled "Für Immer", is scheduled for release on December 1. A two-disc set, "Für Immer" (view cover here) contains a complete show recorded in October 2002 in Balve, Germany and loads of extra special highlights and bonus material: backstage footage, a 35-minute documentary, bootleg stuff and ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: New Distribution Deals In Place, Side Projects Planned

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, the band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame, have posted the following update on their official web site: "We have just been informed about a lot of distribution-deals for [our new album] 'Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate'. "As for now, the album will be released in the following countries: "* Greece: ...

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GOD FORBID Get 'Heavier And More Melodic' On Upcoming CD

The New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have completed work on their new album, "Gone Forever", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. "Gone Forever" was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, E.TOWN CONCRETE, EVERY TIME I DIE) and was mixed by acclaimed producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA, FEAR FACTORY). ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Play Select Dates In The Fall

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. So far, only one date has been leaked: November 29 at the Downtown in Famingdale, New York (Long Island). Although this ...

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