KATAFALK: New Song Available For Download

Dutch death thrashers KATAFALK have posted a new track, entitled "Death's Contradiction", at their official web site. Download it at this location. "Death's Contradiction" comes off the band's 2004 promotional demo, which was recorded at Soundlodge studio in Germany. In total, four new songs were tracked: "She's My Darkness", "Death's Contradiction", "God Pollution" ...

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KHANG Announce New Singer, Name Change

British doom merchants KHANG, featuring former members of SERENITY and DOOM, have announced the addition of singer Paul Catten (MURDER ONE, MEDULLA NOCTE) to the group's ranks. "Paul adds a totally new dimension to this band, and we're all totally blown away with the vocal tracks he has laid down so far on the new ...

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RHAPSODY: European First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

The new studio release from Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY, "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Part 2: The Dark Secret", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: No. 27 France No. 33: Germany No. 62: Switzerland No. 70: Holland No. 100: Norway As previously reported, the limited-edition version of "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Begin Recording New Album

Tampa, Florida-based death metalers SIX FEET UNDER entered Morrisound studios on October 1 to start laying down tracks for the follow-up to "Bringer of Blood". Right now the band is recording all the music and then Chris Barnes will head over to the Hit Factory to lay down the vocals. Once again Barnes will be ...

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MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

MASTERPLAN and ENSIFERUM are the latest bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in German) is available at

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SAMAEL: European Tour Postponed

SAMAEL have postponed their European tour to February 2005 from the previously announced October/November, according to Germany's Rock Hard magazine. No reason was given for the postponement. SAMAEL's latest CD, "Reign of Light", will be released on October 11 through the band's own label, Galactical Recordings, with exclusive licenses to Regain Records (whole world except ...

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THE ESOTERIC Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

THE ESOTERIC, the Lawrence, KS-based outfit featuring COALESCE and REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT guitarist Cory White as well as former TODAY IS THE DAY drummer Marshall Kilpatric, have signed a worldwide recording deal with Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records. Earlier this week, the band (rounded out by bassist Anthony Diale, guitarist Eric Graves and vocalist ...

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LULLACRY Vocalist TANJA Checks In From Recording Studio

Finland's LULLACRY are currently hard at work recording the follow up to their 2002 release "Crucify My Heart". Fans can anticipate an early 2005 U.S. release. Vocalist Tanja Lainio checked him from the studio with this message to fans: "Here I am in Lappeenranta, at Astia Studio. So far I have recorded the vocals for ...

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