ACHERON Announce New Guitarist

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have announced the addition of guitarist Stacey Connolly (LIFE IS LOST) to the group's ranks. Band founder and frontman Vincent Crowley commented: "Stacey Connolly has been working with us since the departure of Michael Estes, and he has shown us 100% dedication. He is a true metal brother ...

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ZURICH CHAINSAW MASSACRE: NME, TARAKANY!, RATTUS Releases Planned

Zurich Chainsaw Massacre Records has inked a deal with '80s metal/punk legends NME from Seattle. The label will be re-releasing the legendary "Unholy Death" album on vinyl in a special limited edition, due this summer. Two different vinyl versions will be available. A CD edition will also be coming in late 2004. Zurich Chainsaw Massacre ...

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WATCH THEM DIE To Open For GWAR

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside GWAR this May. The group kick off their touring insanity with a short West Coast run with DARKEST HOUR on April 9 and will wrap things up in early June. This quintet rose from the ashes of several highly influential ...

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SLIPKNOT: New Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for SLIPKNOT's new CD, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", has been uploaded at this location (courtesy of MTV.com). According to MTV.com, the cover of "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" shows a new mask created by the band's visual and conceptual mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown). The grotesque, leathery, stitched-up ...

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ELVENKING: More New Sound Clips Posted Online

Two brand-new ELVENKING sound clips have been uploaded at the group's official web site. Check out the tracks "Pathfinders" (mp3) and "Silk Dilemma" (mp3). Both cuts come off the Italian "pagan metal" act's upcoming album, "Wyrd", due on April 19 through Germany's AFM Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Heathenreel", "Wyrd" was ...

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THE HAUNTED Finish Recording New Album

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have completed the tracking for fourth full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label (the band were previously signed to Earache Records). "We have now finished the recording at Studio Fredman & right now we're preparing for the mixing session," the band write on their web site. ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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PUMMEL: MALEVOLENT CREATION, Ex-IRON LUNG Members Join Forces

PUMMEL, the new Long Island, New York-based band featuring drummer Dave Culross (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ex-SUFFOCATION) and ex-IRON LUNG/SOCIAL DISEASE guitarist Frank Maggio, will be performing at Ritual in Levittown, New York on Sunday, April 18. Also appearing will be LOCKDOWN and HARLEY'S WAR. The quintet, whose lineup is completed by vocalist Tom Bush, bassistMark Astrin ...

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