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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LULLACRY Name New EP

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Fire Within" as the title of their new EP, due in August through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen, the recordings were mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. As previously reported, LULLACRY's forthcoming full-length album, "Killer", is tentatively due in January 2005. The band have been ...

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SUPARED, RAGE, GRAVE DIGGER Members Join Forces In ZILLION

SUPARED guitarist Sandro Giampietro, GRAVE DIGGER bassist Jens Becker and RAGE drummer Mike Terrana have joined forces in a new trio called ZILLION, a band whose "original sound melts influences from classic and melodic hard rock and classic heavy metal music," according to an official press release. The group's self-titled debut album is scheduled for ...

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Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Explains Decision To Leave ICED EARTH

Drummer Richard Christy has issued the following statement regarding his decision to leave ICED EARTH: "Hello, Richard Christy here. I just wanted to say a few things about my decision to leave ICED EARTH. First off, it was the hardest decision I've ever had to make. I spent many sleepless nights wondering what to do ...

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MARDUK Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have parted ways with longtime bassist B.War. His replacement in the group is Magnus Devo Andersson, "a name that should ring a bell for all MARDUK fans as he was second guitar player on the first two albums ('Dark Endless' and 'Those of the Unlight')," according to a posting on the ...

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