India's PIN DROP VIOLENCE Release Debut Album

India's leading metal act PIN DROP VIOLENCE have released their debut album, "Compose...Oppose...Dispose", through OML Records (distributed by Sony Music India throughout India). Formed in 2000, PIN DROP VIOLENCE's current lineup consists of Pradeep Miranda (vocals), Vispy Homavazir V.A.S.P (guitars), Mithun Poojari "Pervert" (guitars), Rohit "P-Man" Pereira (bass) and Jai Rowkavi (drums). The complete track ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Cover AC/DC's 'Back In Black' In Its Entirety

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have covered AC/DC's entire "Back In Black" album for their forthcoming release, "Graveyard Classics II". "Graveyard Classics II", due on October 19 through Metal Blade Records (one day earlier internationally), was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with Chris Carroll mixing and Chris Barnes producing. The complete track ...

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THE HAUNTED Confirm Video Track

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have confirmed that they will be filming a video for the track "All Against All" on Saturday, September 4 at an undisclosed location in Sweden. The group are currently seeking fans who are interested in attending the video shoot. For more information, write to [email protected] or visit www.the-haunted.com. "All ...

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EPICA To Embark On DVD Promotional Tour

Holland's EPICA, the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be embarking on a promotional tour for their upcoming DVD in late September. The tour, which will include in-store acoustic performances at various music stores throughout the Netherlands, will be the perfect opportunity for ...

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Security Breach For THE DARKNESS

THE DARKNESS saw their backstage private family party invaded by two obsessed female fans after a Paris gig last Tuesday. "We turned around and these two girls were standing there right in the middle of our private party," drummer Ed Graham told The Sun. "They've turned up at things before but this was different — ...

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DOPE To Release New Album In February

DOPE are putting the finishing touches on their fourth album, "American Apathy", tentatively due in February 2005. A brief clip of the album's first single, "No Way Out", can currently be heard at the band's official web site, www.dopearmy.com. In other news, DOPE have officially announced the dates for their new tour, which ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Vocalist JASON MANN Quits The Band

MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann has left the band, a source close to the group has informed PITRIFF.com. MUSHROOMHEAD recently toured with INSANE CLOWN POSSE following a split with their record company, Universal Records (which issued the band's "XX" and "XIII" albums). Mann's own record label, dubbed Fractured Transmitter Records, has just released the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Spanish Tribute Album Due Next Month

HAMLET, SÔBER, SARATOGA, SOZIEDAD ALKOHOLIKA, BARÓN ROJO and MÄGO DE OZ are among the Spanish bands that have contributed tracks to an upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE tribute album, due next month via El Diablo. The brainchild of producer Jorge Escobedo (SÔBER), the CD will include interpretations of such cuts as "Goodbye to Romance", "No More Tears", ...

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