E-FORCE Complete Work On Debut Album

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have completed work on their debut album, "Evil Forces", due on October 20 through France's Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). "Evil Forces" was recorded at Wild Studio ...

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BURST Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Sweden's BURST have signed a worldwide recording deal with Relapse Records. The band will showcase their unique style of heavy music on their Relapse debut, "Prey On Life", due on September 23 in North America and October 13 in Europe. BURST — whose lineup consists of Linus Jägerskog (vocals), Jesper Liveröd (bass) (ex-NASUM), Patrik Hultin ...

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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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PENANCE Finalize Track Listing For 'Spiritualnatural'

Long-running doom metal band PENANCE have finalized the track listing for their fifth studio album, "Spiritualnatural", due in late summer/early fall through Martyr Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Alpha And Omega" was produced by Chris Kozlowski at his Polar Bear Lair studio and will contain the following cuts: 01. Gemini 02. The Innocent 03. The ...

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SHARON's Talk Show Is All In The Family

Jay Leno joked during his "Tonight Show" monologue on Monday, "Sharon Osbourne from 'The Osbournes' is getting her own daytime talk show. She's getting a daytime talk show on the WB. She says her show's going to have it all: drug addicts, alcoholics, people in rehab, devil worshippers ... and that's just her family." ...

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AEROSMITH Members Contribute Music To ESPY AWARDS Intro Song

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry contributed music to a piece that PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D wrote for the introduction to the ESPY Awards. The cut, "Let's Get Loud", features music by the AEROSMITH members and rapping by Chuck, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte and Fife. The ESPYs will air July 16 on ESPN. ...

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DEATHSTARS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — will be released through Nuclear Blast on November 10. DEATHSTARS, in existence since January 2000, were previously known as SWORDMASTER and feature in their ...

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