STRATOVARIUS Commence Mixing "Elements Part I"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have commenced the mixing process for their ninth studio album, entitled Elements Part I, at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. The band have been busy at work in the studio since March and the project is expected to be completed by mid-September. Elements Part I will be released in early 2003, followed by a worldwide ...

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MONSTROSITY, VOMITORY, Others To Embark On Polish Tour

MONSTROSITY, VOMITORY, TRAUMA, SCEPTIC, LOST SOUL, DISSENTER, and CONTEMPT will team up for a 10-date tour of Poland in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - Warszawa, POL @ Proxima Oct. 02 - Lodz, POL @ Dekompresja Oct. 03 - Poznan, POL @ Eskulap Oct. 04 - Wroclaw, POL @ TBA Oct. ...

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AGHORA Announce New Line-Up, Begin Work On New CD

The current line-up of AGHORA — drummer Richard Komatz and bassist Alan Goldstein (who replaced ex-CYNIC members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. respectively), plus mainman Santiago Dobles and sister/vocalist Danishta Rivero — is recording a new album, entitled Formless, for an autumn release through Code666 Records. ...

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THANATOSCHIZO: "InsomniousNightLift" Details Unveiled

Portuguese avantgard metallers THANATOSCHIZO have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled InsomniousNightLift, at Rec'n'Roll Studios in the suburbs of Oporto with producer Luís Barros (drummer for AFM Records recording artists TARANTULA) for a September release through Portugal's Misdeed Records. A wider European release is expected to follow in January. The full track listing ...

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THROCULT Announce New Guitarist, Prepare Full-Length CD

Denver, Colorado-based "black/death metallers" THROCULT have acquired a new guitarist in the shape of former SERBERUS axeman Ivan Alcala. Anyone wishing to hear THROCULT's most recent three-song demo, Hunted, can receive a free copy by sending his/her mailing address to [email protected] Additional, full-length MP3 downloads are available via the band's MP3.com web site at

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