VOLBEAT Change Working Title Of Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have changed the projected title of their debut album to "The Strengh, the Sound, the Songs" from the originally announced "Rebel Monster". The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well as five new ...

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Report: THE DARKNESS To Make $19 Million From 18-Date Tour

The Irish Examiner is reporting that British rockers THE DARKNESS will net a staggering £10 million ($18.55 million) after agreeing to perform a 18-date arena tour this autumn. The band will tour their native Britain in November, and plan to conclude with a three-date finale at the country's famous Wembley Arena venue. Insiders predict revenue ...

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OVERLORDE To Begin Recording New Album

American power metal band OVERLORDE will enter Trax East studios in South River, NJ on July 25 to begin recording their debut CD for Cult Metal Classics Records, titled "Return of the Snow Giant". Engineering the recording and mixing sessions will be by Eric Kvortek and Eric Rachel, respectively. The sessions are also being video-documented ...

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INCANTATION, KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH: More European Tour Dates Announced

Pennsylvanian death/grind heavyweights INCANTATION will be returning to Europe in support of their new album "Decimate Christendom". The band will be teaming up with KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH and RAGNAROK starting in mid-October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 22 - Groningen, NETH @ Vera Oct. 23 - Vosselaar, BEL ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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TAPROOT: Moving Away From The Nu Metal Thing

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Hello all. Well, we are STILL here in L.A. writing new stuff for the record. As I told you before, we have been continuing to write new stuff just about every day, and some of the best stuff yet has ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Celebrating 10 Months Of Sobriety

As of yesterday (July 13), SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has been sober for 10 months. "I quit drinking in the middle of recording because I had a real problem," Taylor told the New York Daily News. "I was drinking a bottle-and-a-half of whisky every night, sometimes more, waking up the next day and regretting it, ...

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AKRIVAL Complete Work On Debut Album

German black metallers AKRIVAL have completed work on their debut album, "Enigmas Of The Contradictory Nature", tentatively due in August. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Gruesome Halberd (5:46) (rough-mix mp3 clip) 02. Shrine (4:42) 03. Malice - Triumph of Being (5:09) 04. The Shadows (4:17) 05. Resuscitation ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Record Deal, Lineup Changes

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have posted the following update on their official web site: "Alright folks, it's about fu***ng time we updated this site and told you what's going on. First off, [guitarist] Motvind [a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen] has decided to leave the band to concentrate fully on his job as axe-man in the mighty DIMENSION ...

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