GAURITHOTH: Satanic Perverse Black Latex Metal

Finnish "Satanic perverse black latex metal" band GAURITHOTH will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their debut album for CAH Records, tentatively due before the fall. GAURITHOTH's last release was a five-song demo, entitled "Priesthunt" (2003). Two tracks from the CD — "Priesthunt" and "The Lord's Supper" — can be downloaded from ...

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VOLBEAT Sign With NEW AEON MEDIA, Prepare To Record Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have inked a one-album deal with New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The group will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. VOLBEAT's last release was a six-song promotional CD/demo, ...

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Former VAN HALEN/EXTREME Singer Working On First Solo Album

According to MelodicRock.com, former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone is busy recording his first solo album. Taking a break from his last band, TRIBE OF JUDAH, Gary is calling the project CHERONE and is recording an album that "won't conform to the norm." The CD, which will reportedly contain hints of soul/R&B, is being described ...

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IMMOLATION Drummer Joins Melodic Black Metallers REQUIEM AETERNAM

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have announced that drummer Alex Hernández, known for his work in IMMOLATION, has joined the group to lay down the drum tracks for their upcoming album, "Philosopher". "His huge talent and wide experience, gained in more than a decade of ...

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DOKKEN: More 'Hell To Pay' Details Revealed

MelodicRock.com recently caught up with DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK) for a quick update on the band's upcoming album, "Hell To Pay". "Jon is extremely happy with the result, as is Don apparently," according to a post on the site. "He says 'Hell To Pay' is much closer to what DOKKEN used to be and ...

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GODSMACK Drummer: Next Album Will Be 'Really Heavy'

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin has told Syracuse's The Post-Standard that the band's next album will be "really heavy." Larkin knows that because two songs are written, and the band-only jam sessions that GODSMACK records while on tour to enhance the writing process are in gear. "We'll probably call the disc 'Four', so fans know [the ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE, BLAZE To Team Up For European Tour

CIRCLE II CIRCLE and BLAZE will be teaming up for a European double-headliner tour beginning in late June. Special guests on the trek will be Germany's PERZONAL WAR. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Balingen, GER - Bang Your Head Festival (BLAZE only) Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL – Graspop (CIIC only) CIRCLE ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Record New Material, Announce More Tour Dates

LIFE OF AGONY have entered the studio to record four songs to be included on the group's first album of new material since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The songs being tracked during the recording session this week are "Love To Let U Down", "The Day He ...

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SUBWAY TO SALLY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Germany's SUBWAY TO SALLY have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. For Nuclear Blast president Markus Staiger, a fan and a friend of the band for many years, this worldwide signing is said to be "like a dream come true." Hailing from the German town of Potsdam, SUBWAY TO SALLY are known for their ...

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