SHAPE OF DESPAIR Name New Album

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have set "Illusion's Play" as the title of their long-awaited third album, tentatively due later in the year through Spikefarm Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Angels Of Distress" was once again recorded at Hellhole studios in Helsinki, Finland. No further details are available at this time. ...

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JUNGLE ROT Set Release Date For New Album

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have set a June 15 release date through Olympic/Century Media Records for their new CD, entitled "Fueled by Hate". The follow-up to 2001's "Dead and Buried" reportedly sees the band "staying with the formula of memorable songs and catchy groves while still having the heaviness to live up to [and] ...

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DYING FETUS To Tour Europe In June

DYING FETUS will be embarking on a European tour beginning in mid-June. Confirmed dates so far as follows: Jun. 13 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Misikhus (w/ EXODUS, MALEVOLENT CREATION) Jun. 15 - Uppsala, SWE @ Ungdomens Hus (w/ MALEVOLENT CREATION) Jun. 16 - Linkoping, SWE @ Skylten (w/ MALEVOLENT CREATION) Jun. 17 - Helsinborg, SWE ...

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ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Anthology' Out Now

Sanctuary Records have just released a new DIAMOND HEAD compilation album, "Am I Evil? - The Anthology", a two-CD retrospective that covers the group's entire career, with all tracks having been remastered. "Am I Evil? - The Anthology" track listing: Disc 1: 01. Am I Evil? 02. Lightning To The Nation 03. The Prince 04. ...

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ISENGARD Part Ways With Bassist

Swedish power metallers ISENGARD have parted ways with longtime bassist Janne "Goat" Tillman. Goat, who is said to have left the band for family reasons, was one of the founders of ISENGARD and "will be missed as an great musician and a great bandmember," according to a post on the group's web site. "After all ...

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SINERGY Frontwoman To Guest On THE WICKED Album

SINERGY frontwoman Kimberly Goss has recorded a guest appearance for the sophomore CD from THE WICKED, a Finnish band consisting of FINNTROLL and MOONSORROW members. "The session was a lot of fun, and I got to use my voice in ways I'm not typically used to doing," Goss said. "The music is pretty much what ...

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