NILE's KARL SANDERS Talks About Upcoming Solo Album

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders will release his debut solo album, "Saurian Meditation", on October 26 through Relapse Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Awaiting the Vultures 02. Of the Sleep of Ishtar 03. Luring the Doom Serpent 04. Contemplations of the Endless Abyss 05. The Elder God Shrine 06. ...

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NAGLFAR To Open For CANNIBAL CORPSE In Sweden

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR will replace AMON AMARTH as the opening band for CANNIBAL CORPSE at their gig at Idun Folkets Husin Umeå, Sweden on September 27. The show will be one of NAGLFAR's few gigs in Sweden this year. Also appearing on the bill will be SPAWN OF POSSESSION. NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio Later This Month

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter D studio (HEVEIN, DIVERCIA) in Klaukkala, Finland on September 25 to begin recording their new album, "The Prophecy of the Paganblood", for an early 2005 release through France's Holy Records. Final mixing is tentatively scheduled to take place in ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Sign With ELITIST RECORDS

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have inked a four-album deal with Elitist Records. BIOMECHANICAL are presently working on their sophomore album at singer Jon K's (also in BALANCE OF POWER) own studio. Work is likely to be completed at the end of 2004 for an early 2005 release. An unmixed track, called "Disintegration", from ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Enter Studio In February

According to DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice revealed during a recent Canadian drum clinic that the band will be returning to the studio in February 2005 to begin recording their new CD, tentatively due before the end of 2005. DEEP PURPLE's most recent album, "Bananas", was ...

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BLAZE To Film Live DVD In December

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be filming their BLAZE Big Bash performance at JBs in Dudley, U.K. on Saturday, December 18 for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in 2005. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, BLAZE recently cancelled several European gigs in ...

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CENTINEX: 'Live Devastation' EP Artwork Posted Online

Swedish metallers CENTINEX have posted the cover artwork and layout for their upcoming "Live Devastation" 7" EP. Check it out here. The "Live Devastation" 7" EP will be released through Swedmetal within the next few weeks. This limited (500 copies) vinyl feature the tracks "Towards Devastation", recorded live in Borlänge, Sweden, and "Bloodhunt", ...

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BLACKSHINE To Release New Album In January

Stockholm, Sweden's BLACKSHINE have parted ways with SPV/Steamhammer Records and have inked a new deal with NMS/Escapi. The group have just completed work on a new studio album, "Lifeblood", at 52ND Music Studio with co-producer Tor Adolfsson for a January 2005 release. "Lifeblood" marks the recording debut with the group of drummer Stipen (ex-MERCILESS, DIA ...

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