OBITUARY Complete Four Songs, Continue Work On New Material

Reunited death metal legends OBITUARY have completed four new songs and are currently working on a few others. The material, which is said to be in the "classic OBITUARY" vein, will surface on the band's long-awaited new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Roadrunner Records. Formed in 1984 as EXECUTIONER (later shortened to XECUTIONER), ...

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CHRIS HEAVEN To Contribute DEEP PURPLE Cover To BLACKMORE Tribute CD

Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME, REDLYNX) is recording a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune" for an upcoming tribute to Ritchie Blackmore being released through Finland's Lion Music. Joining Heaven on guitars will be Max Arminchiardi. In other news, Heaven and fellow original STATE OF GRACE member Luca Polich (guitar) ...

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STRANGULATION To Release Debut CD In July

Swedish brutal death metallers STRANGULATION will be releasing their debut album, entitled "Atrocious Retribution", in July late through the U.K.-based Retribute Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Atrocious Retribution (mp3) 02. Flesh Harrier 03. Suffer & Die 04. The Strangulation 05. The Art Of Torture 06. Human ...

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HORIZON Launch Search For Lead Vocalist

French hard rockers HORIZON are currently seeking a lead vocalist. Patrick Hemer and Krissy Friedrich "are not looking just for a session vocalist, but a frontman who will join the line-up permanently," according to a press release. "A professional attitude as well as very good English [skills] are [a must]. Applicants from the U.K., Germany, ...

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MURDERDOLLS Bassist Records CINDERELLA Cover

MURDERDOLLS bassist Eric Griffin has teamed up with THE NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS frontman Ajax Garcia to record a cover of the '80s power ballad "Nobody's Fool". The song, originally recorded by the CINDERELLA, is to be released as part of a tribute to '80s power ballads. Ajax has confirmed that the song will be done in ...

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COFFIN TEXTS Rejoined By Drummer MARCE CASTRO

Los Angeles-based death metallers COFFIN TEXTS have been rejoined by drummer Marce Castro. "The [first] rehearsal [with Marce back in the group] went very well and takes me back to the day we first started, fired up for deathgrind," commented vocalist Robert Cardenas. "We want to thank Ariel Alvarado for his help the last 2 ...

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DYING FETUS Announce European Tour Dates

DYING FETUS have announced that they will appear in Europe for four scheduled dates next week: Jun. 24.06. Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Jun. 25.06. Bussum, NETH @ Camelleon Jun. 26.06. Le Mans, FRA @ Fury Fest Jun. 27.06. Dessel, BEL @ Graspop DYING FETUS cancelled their European tour last week as a result of problems ...

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