BLOODBATH: MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Out, New Album On The Way

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have announced plans to enter the studio in the spring to record their sophomore album, tentatively due late summer through Century Media Records. ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: Video Posted Online

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have posted a video for the track "Valhalla", recorded in January during their "Rheingold World Tour", at their official web site, www.grave-digger.de. The clip was filmed in Pratteln (Switzerland), Barcelona (Spain), Lichtenfels (Germany) and Bochum (Germany) and is available for download in Quicktime format. In other news, GRAVE ...

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CHINCHILLA Name New Album

German metallers CHINCHILLA have set "Take No Prisoners" as the title of their new album, tentatively due later in the year through Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. Stillborn Soul 02. I'm The Ripper 03. Money Talks 04. Under The Flames 05. Take No Prisoners 06. The Almighty Power ...

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ANTHRAX Comment On FRANK BELLO's Departure

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian have issued separate statements confirming the departure of bassist Frank Bello. What follows are Charlie and Scott's statements in their entirety: Charlie Benante: "Hey everyone in Anthraxland, I know things are getting out of control and I wanted to speak to our friends about this situation. The ...

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EDGUY: 'Hellfire Club' Bonus Track To feature KREATOR Frontman

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message regarding the bonus tracks on the band's upcoming album, "Hellfire Club", due on March 15 through Nuclear Blast Records: "The first pressing of the 'Hellfire Club' album will contain two additional songs: no crappy tracks of course, but just real good stuff. One of the bonus ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Check In From Recording Studio

DARK TRANQUILLITY vocalist Mikael Stanne has posted the following studio report on the group's official web site: "Just wanted to stop by and give you guys an update on what's going on in the studio: "We are nearing the completion of this our seventh album. Anders [Jivarp, drums] has been true to form and blasted ...

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METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Due In November

"Metallica: This Monster Lives", a book chronicling filmmaker Joe Berlinger's three years spent with METALLICA making the "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" documentary, is due in November via Martins Press. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be [in early 2005]," Berlinger told MTV.com last October. "The ...

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SUGARCOMA Record New Demo, Seek New Label Home

Britain's SUGARCOMA entered the studio last month to record a new demo containing the tracks "Bridges", "Goodbye Reality" and "Under The Ice". All songs are expected to appear on the group's follow-up to 2002's "Becoming Something Else", tentatively due later in the year. The group, who were previously signed to Music For Nations Records, are ...

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SEVENDUST: Australian Support Acts Announced

SUNK LOTO and FULL SCALE have reportedly been announced as the opening acts on SEVENDUST's upcoming Australian tour, which is scheduled to kick off March 24 in Adelaide. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar 24 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, AUS Mar 25 – Palace - Melbourne, AUS Mar 27 - Hordern Pavillion - Sydney, ...

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DEICIDE, SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Team Up For U.S. Tour

DEICIDE will be hitting the road this spring with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The tour kicks off April 6 in Louisville, Ky. CLUTCH will be joining the bill at select shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 07 - Annie's - Cincinnati, OH Apr. 08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL + Apr. 09 - The ...

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