KHANATE Complete Work On Sophomore Album

"Extreme doom" metal band KHANATE, the brainchild of Stephen O'Malley (THORR'S HAMMER, BURNING WITCH, SUNN 0))), LOTUS EATERS) and James Plotkin (OLD, SCORN, ATOMSMASHER), have completed work on their second album, entitled "Things Viral". The CD, slated for release in Europe on October 6 and in the U.S. on October 21 through Southern Lord Recordings, ...

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COURTNEY LOVE To Publish Comic Based On Her Life

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has joined forces with manga publisher Tokyopop for a comic based on her life. The series, "Princess Ai", follows the adventures of the princess of a mysterious land who disguises herself as a performer and takes refuge in the nightclubs of Kabushiki-cho. Love's character uses the stage both to express ...

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GADGET Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Swedish grindcore sensation GADGET have signed a worldwide recording deal with Relapse Records. The quartet will showcase their high-energy sound on their forthcoming Relapse debut, set for release in early 2004. GADGETRikard Olsson (guitar), William Blackmon (guitar/vocals/drums), Emil Englund (vocals) and Fredrik Nygren (bass) — will record their as-yet-untitled album at Gothenburg, Sweden's ...

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MARILYN MANSON Is About As Spooky As 'Phantom Of The Opera'

Jeff Niesel of Cleveland Free Times reports that shock 'n' roller MARILYN MANSON, once the king of controversy, is now about as spooky as the "Phantom of the Opera". Take his role in Michael Moore's controversial film, "Bowling for Columbine", in which he dissects the "fear and consumption" at work in American culture with the ...

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NICKELBACK To Issue 'The Long Road' In September

NICKELBACK have set "The Long Road" as the title for their third full-length album, due on September 23 through Roadrunner Records. "The Long Road" was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by frontman Chad Kroeger. It was recorded using a vintage mixing board from Little Mountain Sound that veteran producer Bob Rock used ...

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SUFFOCATION: All Tour Plans On Hold

Due to undisclosed "issues" with their booking agent, reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have put all tour plans on indefinite hold. No further information is available at this time. SUFFOCATION were previously rumored to be in talks with DEEDS OF FLESH about teaming up for a limited run of dates in August. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Delayed (Again)

NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", has been pushed back to a September release through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a projected total running time of 134 ...

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CHAOSBREED To Get 'Brutal' On Their Full-Length Debut

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have set "Brutal" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "Brutal" will be recorded in ...

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