OMNIUM GATHERUM Change Title Of New Album, Negotiate New Record Deal

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have changed the projected title of their sophomore album to "Years In Waste" from the previously announced "Fall Grave Silence". The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto. The mastering ...

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YOB Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Eugene, Oregon-based doom metal band YOB have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's new album, "The Illusion of Motion", is scheduled for release on October 19. Commented founding member Mike Scheidt: "We are very excited about our new record, 'The Illusion of Motion'. It has the extremes that our fans expect of ...

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KURT COBAIN Christmas Card Sells For $16,000

A Christmas card made by late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain when he was six years old sold at an auction for $16,200, according to The Courier-Mail. A drawing Cobain created in high school of ex-U.S. president Ronald Reagan raised another $14,400, while an MTV music award won by Cobain guitarist fetched $9,600 at the sale ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album To Include Bonus DVD

The initial shipment of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming studio album, due on December 28 via Epic, will include a bonus DVD filmed during the band's June shows in Barcelona and Valencia, Spain, according to an official press release. The band's Ozzfest trek wraps September 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla. A headlining world tour is in ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Name New Album

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have set "The Feeding" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in October through Nitrus/DRT Entertainment. The follow-up to 2001's "The War of Art" (American Recordings) was recorded at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman (who engineered "The War of Art", and whose credits include MARILYN MANSON, ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY have parted ways with drummer Jocke Unger. "Jocke has other engagements he wants to focus on, among these full-time drumming in the thrash metal band SGT. CARNAGE," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Replacing Jocke behind the drum set is the well experienced and talented drummer Johan Rydberg ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman To Produce DIAMANTHIAN Debut

Liverpool, U.K.-based brutal metallers DIAMANTHIAN, who were voted "Best Unsigned Act" by the readers of Terrorizer magazine, will be recording their debut album in Finland with ex-CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker producing. The CD, which will be mixed in Liverpool, will mark Walker's first music-related project since 1997. DIAMANTHIAN will be embarking on a tour of ...

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