EXODUS's GARY HOLT: New Album Sounds 'Crushing'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are continuing work on their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", at Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD). "All rhythm tracks are done, [bassist] Jack [Gibson]'s laying down the thunder on 'Culling the Herd' right now," guitarist Gary Holt ...

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ARTHEMESIA Sign With HAMMERHEART RECORDS

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have inked a deal with Holland's Hammerheart Records. The group, whose style is being described in an official press release as "an extremely powerful hybrid of black metal and death/thrash/heavy metal with a touch of classical and dark ambient music," will record and mix their upcoming album, "ShamaNatahS - II Describe ...

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DOHENY Seek Drummer, Bassist

DOHENY, the new group formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have spent the past few weeks at a Los Angeles studio auditioning potential drummers and bass players to complete the group's live lineup. "Word is out among our friends and there has been an overwhelming ...

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FARMER BOYS Ink Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST

German metallers FARMER BOYS have signed a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group, are currently recording their debut album for the label, tentatively due in October. FARMER BOYS' last release, 2000's "The World Is Ours", stayed in the German Media Control chart for five weeks. ...

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REPULSION To Reunite For Appearance At 2003 MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Death metal/grindcore innovators REPULSION have reunited nearly fifteen years after the release of their classic album "Horrified". REPULSIONScott Carlson (vocals/bass), Aaron Freeman (guitar), Matt Olivo (guitar) and Dave Grave (drums) — have announced plans to perform live — for the first time in over 10 years — as one of the headlining acts ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Opening Date Canceled!

Lollapalooza's opening date, July 3 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been canceled, reportedly because the performance space provided wasn't large enough to fit the giant stage being used by headliners JANE'S ADDICTION. "Due to staging and technical difficulties with the event site, unfortunately the Lollapalooza show in Grand Rapids on July 3 at the Ionia ...

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ZYKLON Premier New Material At London Gig

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, premiered material from their forthcoming album, "Aeon", at London's famed Camden Underworld on June 6. "Aeon", set for worldwide release in early September, is starting to catch early fan and media attention as expectations for the album are already high. Samoth says, "the ...

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THUNDER: 'Shooting At The Sun' European Release Confirmed

THUNDER's "Shooting At The Sun" will finally get a European release on Monday, August 4 through Frontiers Records. The release will be wrapped in a special digipak sleeve and will feature three bonus tracks: "River Of Pain" (live), "Somebody Get Me A Spin Doctor" (live) and "River Of Pain" (live Windows Media video). Singer Danny ...

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