DESTRUCTION Replace MARDUK At Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced MARDUK on the bill of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As previously reported, MARDUK were forced to drop off the bill following the departure of bassist B.War. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include MACHINE HEAD, STRATOVARIUS, ...

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FIREWIND Begin Work On New Album

FIREWIND, the Greek/American melodic metal band led by DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., are currently in the studio writing and recording their third, as-yet-untitled album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "So far we got 6 or 7 songs down and they sound very good," Gus writes on the group's web site. "As ...

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JAG PANZER To Enter Studio This Weekend

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER will enter Tampa's Morrisound studios this Saturday (May 22) with producer Jim Morris to begin recording their new album, "Casting the Stones", tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. After drum tracking, the band will be back in Colorado for several weeks recording guitars and vocals before heading back ...

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EDGUY: 'Lavatory Love Machine' Single Details Revealed

EDGUY's upcoming single, "Lavatory Love Machine", is now scheduled for release on June 21 through Nuclear Blast Records. In addition to three non-album tracks, the CD will include a video clip for "Lavatory Love Machine". In Germany, the single will also be available as a strictly limited digipack edition with a pressing of only 3000 ...

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ZARAZA Commence Work On Material For Third Album

Canadian industrial doom/death doomsters ZARAZA have set "Abyss of the Primitive" as the title of their third album, tentatively due later in the year through Canada's Total Zero Records. The follow-up to last year's "No Paradise To Lose" will feature "a new, exciting, sonically even more brutal and vile direction," according to a posting on ...

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PHANTOMBOLA To Support EDGUY In Australia

Australia's PHANTOMBOLA (PTB) have completed work on their debut full-length album, "Harvest". The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Filter 02. Die4u 03. Timing 04. Dejavu 05. Let Me Out 06. Fade Away 07. Warriors 08. Lean 09. Aunti Lenni 10. Disremember Audio samples from the CD can be heard via the ...

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DESTINY: Video 'Trailer' Posted Online

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have posted a video "trailer" featuring "some cool animations" as well as a medley of the songs "Holy Man", "Sabotage" and "Future Of The Past" with footage from the release party at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier this year. Check it out here. DESTINY released their latest ...

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DREAM EVIL Drummer: Don't Call Us Power Metal

DREAM EVIL drummer Showy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) recently spoke to RevelationZ Magazine about the Swedish group's upcoming third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". Asked if he feels they have become more rock-oriented in their sound on the new CD, Snowy replied, "Heavy rock! Yes, indeed, we were reluctantly ...

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ZERO BY NONE Hard At Work On Sophomore CD

New York-based metal quartet ZERO BY NONE are currently recording their sophomore effort, "Resonating In Obscurity", with engineer Andy Marchione (ex-SORROW guitarist) The follow-up to 2001's "Impressions" will be released this summer on Tripping On Grace Music. Consisting of vocalist Tracy Marchione, guitarist Steve Matasavich, bassist Paul LaBue and drummer Mike LaVeglia, ZERO BY NONE ...

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PAGANIZER To Release New Album In June

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have completed work on their fifth album, "No Divine Rapture", tentatively due in June through Xtreem Music. The CD was recorded at Soundlab Studio with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and features nine songs, including a freshly-penned track in Swedish called "Ingen Utväg". "Anyone into PAGANIZER will probably agree with us that ...

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