COMMUNIC Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Norwegian progressive metallers COMMUNIC have signed a six-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album will be recorded in October at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, ANCIENT, MANTICORA, MERCENARY). An early 2005 release is expected. COMMUNIC's most recent recording was a three-song demo entitled "Conspiracy In Mind". ...

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PARADISE LOST Finish Recording New Album

PARADISE LOST have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", with singer Nick Holmes scheduled to fly home to England from L.A. this week after finishing up the final vocals for the album. The upcoming CD, which is being described by Holmes as "definitely the heaviest album we have ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Rejects' Visual Effects Supervisor Talks About 'Corpses' Sequel

Norm Narvaja of the Gannett News Service is reporting that Ohio-based producer, writer and director Robert Kurtzman spent eight weeks in Los Angeles working with Rob Zombie as visual effects supervisor for "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses". Kurtzman, who directed "Wishmaster" and did special effects for ...

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MISTRESS Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

U.K. grind/hardcore act MISTRESS have signed a deal with Earache Records. Formed in Birmingham during 1999, MISTRESS have released two albums to date — "Mistress" and "The Chronovisor" — to rave reviews and have gigged with the likes of NAPALM DEATH, MAYHEM, ELECTRIC WIZARD, BOLT THROWER and EXTREME NOISE TERROR. Their hard-to-pin-down sound comes across ...

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CAOS To Record Debut EP

Brazilian thrashers CAOS will enter the studio next week to begin recording their as-yet-untitled first EP. The follow-up to this year's single "Que Assim Seja" will be recorded at Against Studios in Curitiba and will be released in October/November through Against Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Traição e Ódio ...

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Dutch Death Metallers HOUWITSER Call It A Day

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER have officially split up after a sever-year run that produced four full-length albums. Drummer Aad Kloosterwaard and guitarist Alex are starting a new band called NO FACE SLAVE while bassist Theo Van Eekelen and vocalist Stan are said to be working on their own projects. Back in late April, HOUWITSER announced ...

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