'Choosing Death: The History Of Death Metal & Grindcore' Due This Fall

Feral House Books will release "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore", written by longtime extreme metal journalist Albert Mudrian, this autumn. "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore", which features an introduction by internationally respected DJ John Peel, conquers the lofty task of telling the two-decade-long history of ...

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UNJUST Sign With COPRO RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area heavy rock band UNJUST have signed a three-album deal with the U.K.'s Copro Records for all territories except the U.S. The group recently inked an American deal with longtime fan and former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould's Kool Arrow label. Copro boss Jose Griffin commented: "The band then sent us ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-27 in Dessel, Belgium. Other bands scheduled to perform at the event include JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE and MALEVOLENT CREATION. For more information, visit the festival's official web site at

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RIVAL Complete Work On 'State Of Mind'

Chicago, Illinois-based "classic" metallers RIVAL have completed work on their Metal Blade Records debut, "State of Mind", due in Europe on May 3. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Steinmetz at Chicago Recording Co. "State Of Mind" track listing: 01. State Of Mind 02. Extreme Aggression 03. Reach 04. Insane 05. Tyrant ...

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MINDGRINDER: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have posted several audio clips from their forthcoming debut album, "MindTech", at this location. Available for preview are edited versions of the tracks "Repulsive Evolution" and "Regeneration" as well as a full version of the track "Deception". All tracks are in MP3 ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All, "As some of you may have heard I recently had lower back surgery. It seemed early on that things were going well with my recovery, however in recent weeks a new problem has developed. I will be ...

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TED NUGENT Signs On As Bowhunting Editor Of TEXAS FISH & GAME Magazine

Texas Fish & Game magazine recently announced that it has signed rocker Ted Nugent as bowhunting editor effective with its January 2004 issue. Nugent is a regular guest on top-rated media programs such as "Larry King Live", "Howard Stern", "The O'Reilly Factor", "Hannity & Colmes", "Rush Limbaugh", and many others. He has received numerous commendations ...

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