NO RETURN Part Ways With Keyboardist, Begin Work On New Album

French thrashers NO RETURN have parted ways with keyboardist Malko Pouchin. No reason was given for Pouchin's departure. In other news, the group have commenced the songwriting process for their new studio album. Three tracks have thus far been completed for the follow-up to last year's "Machinery", tentatively due at the end of the year ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce European Tour

Long-running death metal act CANNIBAL CORPSE have lined up the following European dates during April: Apr. 17 - Münster (Breitenfeld), GER - Live Arena Apr. 18 - Vienna, AUT - Arena Apr. 19 - Budapest, HUN - Mega Club Apr. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - Metalkova Apr. 21 - Zlin, CZ - Rc Golem Apr. ...

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FUELED II FIRE Line Up Tour Dates

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rox Feb. 23 - El Paso, TX @ The El Paso Civic Center Mar. 07 - El Paso, ...

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AMARAN: New Song Posted Online

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, have posted a demo version of the track "Seven Long Years" at this location. A re-recorded version of "Seven Long Years" will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled new album, which is set to be tracked at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden between Apr. 7 and Apr. ...

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DEEPRED To Release Split CD With LOATHING

Finland's DEEPRED will release a split-CD with France's LOATHING through Several Bleeds Records in March. DEEPRED's contribution will include all three news studio tracks from the band's "Promo 2002" CD, plus two live cuts recorded at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland in November 2002. Download a full MP3 of the opening track, "The Crime", from

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ARCH ENEMY's AMOTT: New Stuff 'Sounds Killer!'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update via the band's official web site: "Sorry for the silence…we've just been busy working in our rehearsal room! "We've been working really hard on breaking [producer Andy Sneap's spirit! (not too far from the truth actually! – Angela got him really high on space ...

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BATHORY Set Release Date For 'Nordland II'

BATHORY's new album, "Nordland II", will be released on March 31 in Europe and April 28 in North America through Black Mark Records. Both "Nordland" albums will be released on double vinyl. In other news, Black Mark will re-release the group's albums in the classic vinyl format on Feb. 24. All LPs will be re-mastered ...

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