USURPER Name New Album

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have set "Cryptobeast" as the title of their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The CD will be recorded in August at Engine Music Studios in Chicago with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) and will contain the following songtitles, among others: "The Bones ...

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TURISAS Guitarist Stabbed, In 'Stable' Condition

TURISAS guitarist Georg Laakso was stabbed several times in the group's hometown of Hämeenlinna, Finland over the weekend, according to a posting on the "pagan battle metal" act's web site. His condition is stable at the moment, but he is still hospitalized and under observation. No further details have been made available. TURISAS' debut album, ...

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HELMET: New Album Preview Posted Online

A two-song preview of HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is currently available at this location. "Size Matters", due on September 14 through Interscope Records, was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) in Hollywood as well as Charlie's personal studio, ...

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5 BILLION DEAD Launch Debut EP

5 BILLION DEAD, the new American metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner and DNS singer/artist Strain, have just released their debut EP. The CD was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer studios (TRIVIUM, ADRIFT, MONSTROSITY, CAPHARNAUM) in Sanford, FL and was mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound. MP3 clips of the tracks ...

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BLOWSIGHT: More Swedish Shows Announced

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, have lined up the following shows during August: Aug. 04 – Stockholm, SWE @ Club Shangrila (w/ CELLOUT) Aug. 24 - Stockholm, SWE @ KGB (acoustic show) BLOWSIGHT's lineup is completed by Niklas Fagerström (vocals, guitar), Fabien Perreau (drums, vocals), and Serban ...

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