SLAVES ON DOPE Set Release Date For 'Metafour'

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have set a May 6 release date through Bieler Bros./ MCA Records for their sophomore album, "Metafour". The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). ...

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COLD: New Songs Posted Online

COLD have posted two brand new tracks in streaming audio at these locations: 01. Suffocate 02. Stupid Girl Both tracks come off the band's upcoming album, "Year Of The Spider", due in late spring/early summer through Geffen Records. "Year Of The Spider" was recorded in part at Bay 7 Studios in ...

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DREAM EVIL Debut At Swedish # 55!

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have entered the national Swedish Top 100 Albums chart at position #55 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". DREAM EVIL will support HAMMERFALL on the second leg of ...

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LITHIUM Video Posted Online

Sweden's LITHIUM, the new band featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, have posted a video for the track "Anti Anthem" online at this location. "Anti Anthem" comes off the group's debut album, "Cold", available since Oct. 28 through MNW/No Fashion Records. As previously reported, LITHIUM will support PARADISE LOST and WITHIN ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD Enter Norwegian Chart At #34!

Norway's OLD MAN'S CHILD, featuring DIMMU BORGIR members Galder (guitars) and Nick Barker (drums, also in LOCKUP), have entered the national Norwegian Albums chart at position #34 with latest CD, "In Defiance Of Existence". "In Defiance Of Existence" is OLD MAN'S CHILD's first release since founder Galder joined DIMMU BORGIR, and it features original OMC ...

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HIMSA Ink Deal With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Seattle's hardcore/metalcore HIMSA have inked a worldwide deal with Prosthetic Records and have begun work on their latest album with producer Steve Carter at Bob Lang Studios in the band's hometown. A June release is expected. ...

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ANDREW W.K. Begins Work On New CD

ANDREW W.K. has commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, "I Get Wet", tentatively due in late spring/early summer through Island DefJam Records. "You know when you get one of those weird things underneath your armpit?" Andrew told Rolling Stone. "That's what this album is — a growth. It's branching off, ...

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PAGANIZER Hard At Work On 'Murder.Death.Kill'

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER are currently completing work on their fourth full-length album, "Murder.Death.Kill", for a tentative late April release through Xtreem Music. The follow-up to last year's "Dead Unburied" is being recorded in two separate sessions, with the first half of the CD having been tracked in October 2002 at Soundlab Studios with producer ...

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JASON NEWSTED And METALLICA Settle Legal Issues

Despite the fact that it's already been two years since bassist Jason Newsted announced he was leaving METALLICA, the legal aspects of the separation have just now been fully resolved. "We're just now actually coming to a resolution on all of our agreements for our business things and stuff," Newsted told Launch. "It took awhile ...

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