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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SABATON To Issue "Metalizer" In The Fall

Sweden's SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this fall. The album will feature eleven tracks in the standard issue, while the special digipak release will include a bonus track. The cover artwork for the album was conceived by world-famous artist Ken Kelly, who painted several classic album covers, ...

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PAUL SAMSON: 1953-2002

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, passed away at his Norfolk, England home during the afternoon of Friday, August 9th following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was 49 years old. Anyone wishing to express his/her sympathies can do so by signing Samson's official guestbook/book of condolences at

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PRONG To Perform At Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

In addition to their previously-announced one-off London gig on August 22nd, PRONG are scheduled to perform at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival on August 23rd. Other acts set to appear at the three-day event (held on August 22-24 in Hasselt-Kiewit) include KORN, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, JANE'S ADDICTION, SICK OF IT ALL, ANDREW WK, NICKELBACK, PUDDLE OF ...

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IMMOLATION, VADER To Embark On US Tour

IMMOLATION and VADER will be embarking on a co-headline tour of the U.S. starting November 6th in Washington D.C. and ending December 5th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will come from Australia's THE BERZERKER and ORIGIN. Exact dates and venues will follow shortly. ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Make London In-Store Appearance

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, will be making a personal appearance at the Virgin Megastore in Piccadilly Circus, London, UK at 6:00 PM ...

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