JAMES MURPHY: Fearing The Wrath Of HURRICANE CHARLEY

Renowned metal guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following alert: "Hurricane Charley (CNN) is barreling its monstrous way on a path that will bring it right down the throats of me and my family.. in just a few hours. I'm wrapping up all the gear I've managed to accumulate since ...

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Australia's THE AMENTA Shoot Video For 'Erebus'

Australian extreme metallers THE AMENTA have began pre-production on the video for "Erebus". The clip is being directed by Steff and Dalibor of Entropy films, directors of the critically acclaimed feature film "Zero Tolerance Squad" (winner of the Best Director and Best Film awards at the Fifth Planet indie film festival). "Erebus" comes off THE ...

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ATTACKER Confirmed For Holland's HEAVY METAL MANIACS FESTIVAL V

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have been confirmed as the headliners of the Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival V on Saturday, October 30 at Manifesto in Hoorn, the Netherlands. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ELIXIR (U.K.), METAL INQUISITOR (Germany), SOLITAIRE (Finland) and CONQUESTADOR (Netherlands). A warm-up party, featuring a performance by INFLUENCE, ...

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OCCULT To Enter Studio In October

Dutch thrashers OCCULT will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in October with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" is scheduled for release in early 2005 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Songtitles ...

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PARAGON Studio Diary Available Online

German power metallers PARAGON have teamed up with Maximum Metal to bring to life their newest recording sessions. PARAGON have entered Karo studios to record their newest album, "Revenge", and with this recording they will allow a peek inside the studios via a studio diary. Each day Jan Bünning, bassist for PARAGON, will ...

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Metal Vocalist Publishes Poetry Book

Indiana native Mike Adams, who was allegedly one of the first vocalists to be considered as Dave Williams' replacement in DROWNING POOL, has just released a poetry book. Entitled "When The Vomit Makes You Famous: Poetry For Legends, Lovers, And Other Pseudo Fashions Of An Uncivil Society" (cover), the book is 5"x 8" ...

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EYES OF FIRE Announce New Drummer, Comment On DANZIG Tour

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have replaced drummer John Haddad (ex-PHOBIA, DEAD AMERICA) with Nicky Bernardi (formerly of Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal band THE SICK). Commented Fisher: "John was a great asset to the band for the past 3 1/2 years. ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Record Release Party Detailed

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will be supported by Norway's MYRKSKOG at their record-release party on Saturday, September 4 at : Kelly's in Örebro, Sweden. MYRKSKOG's ...

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