MORTIIS Name New CD

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has set "The Grudge" as the title of his new album, due in September through Earache Records. The follow-up to 2001's critically acclaimed "The Smell of Rain" was recorded over a six-month period at Silvertone Studios in Fredrickstad, Norway by Mortiis (vocals, synths, programming, sound design), Levi Gawron (guitar), Asmund ...

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INTO THE MOAT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's INTO THE MOAT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The quintet, who are described as "a technical metalcore band with elements of grind, death metal, and tech," have almost completed the songwriting process for their new album, which they plan on recording in August. A late 2004/early 2005 release is ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: DVD Update

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT singer Candice Night (fiancée of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW and current BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore) has posted the following update regarding the group's long-delayed DVD: "We have loads of plans for the DVD... The record company is interested in filming even more live footage this year to add along to the existing footage. ...

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BUTTONHOOK Sign Management Deal

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have inked a management deal with CMT Productions. Completed by bassist Rich Benavides and drummer Brandon Bradford, BUTTONHOOK have numerous national shows under their belt, as well as an appearance at the 2002 Southeastern Music Conference. They have ...

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G.G. ALLIN: Live DVD Due In June

Music Video Distributors will be releasing a live DVD from shocking punk performer G.G. ALLIN in early June. Titled "GG Allin & The Murder Junkies, Raw, Brutal, Rough & Bloody: The Best of 1991" (view cover here), the disc will feature three complete shows: San Diego 9/27/91, Chicago 10/10/91, and Atlanta 11/20/91. In ...

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EVANESCENCE Film Video For 'Everybody's Fool'

EVANESCENCE shot a video for their fourth single, "Everybody's Fool", in Los Angeles last month with director Philip Stolzl, according to MTV.com. Stolzl had previously helmed the clip for EVANESCENCE's first single, "Bring Me to Life". "Everybody's Fool" follows "My Immortal", the previous single from EVANESCENCE's quintuple-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". EVANESCENCE wrapped 14 dates in ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Issues Update

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will ...

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DRAGONLAND Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have set "Starfall" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. The recording of the follow-up to 2002's "Holy War" will take place at Tom Englund's (EVERGREY) Division One Studios in Sweden beginning on June 1. Englund will handle the production ...

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