NEAERA Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Münster, Germany-based metalcore act NEAERA have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group will enter the studio in the fall to begin recording their debut album for the label, tentatively due in early 2005. Commented the band in a statement: "It is still a little hard to grasp for us, but from today ...

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OCTAGON: Recording Sessions Postponed

U.S. avant-garde extreme/progressive metal band OCTAGON have pushed back the recording of their new full-length album, "The Truest Offensive Gesture", to July due to a recurring back injury sustained by drummer Krimson. "As I have done this quite a few times in the past and have continued playing anyway and doing even more damage, I ...

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MALICE IN WONDERLAND To Release Debut In September

Norwegian dark rockers MALICE IN WONDERLAND will release their self-titled debut album in early September through Karisma Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Lucifer's Town 02. Devildance 03. My Heart (Belongs To You) 04. Perfect Drug 05. The Sadsong 06. Heartache Boulevard 07. Redrose Suicide 08. Dancing With You ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's DIMEBAG Talks Guitar

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to Guitar.com about his current guitar set-up and the recording process for the band's debut album, "New Found Power". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Guitar.com: So tell me about your latest guitar arsenal. Do you have any new gear? Dimebag: "We're ...

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SLIT: New Song Available For Free Download

Maltese metal band SLIT have uploaded a new track, entitled "Stone Cold.Shine", at their newly revamped web site. Download it here. The tune comes off the group's recently completed five-song promotional EP, "Cronaca Nera", which will be used towards a full-length album, tentatively due later in the year. SLIT have previously toured with ...

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UNLEASHED: Live Video Posted Online

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have uploaded a live performance clip of the track "Never Ending Hate", recorded during the 1994 "Full Of Hate" Easter Festival tour. Check it out here (Windows Media, 12.5 MB). As previously reported, UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", is scheduled for release on July 26 through Century ...

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DROWNING POOL, FLAW, DROPBOX Announce U.S. Tour Dates

DROWNING POOL, FLAW and DROPBOX have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, KS Jun. 28 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI Jun. 30 - Remington Nite Club - Springfield, MO Jul. 02 - Bricktown Brewery - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 03 -Javelina Harley Davidson - Boerne, ...

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