PAIN CONFESSOR To Play Helsinki Club As Part Of TUSKA FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR will be playing at the Tavastia club in Helsinki on Friday, July 16 as part of this year's Tuska Festival. As previously reported, PAIN CONFESSOR will enter the studio on May 7 to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in the fall through the Finnish label Megamania. A live recording ...

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TOMAS LINDBERG Says He Had Nothing In Common With THE CROWN

In a recent interview with Holland's Lords of Metal, former AT THE GATES/current THE GREAT DECEIVER frontman Tomas Lindberg spoke very openly about his relatively brief tenure as the singer for the now-defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN. "They see life in a totally different way than I do," Lindberg said. "Totally opposite [to] how I ...

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Former SLEEP Members Launch New Band

Former SLEEP members Al Cisneros (bass/vocals) and Chris Haikus (drums) have formed a brand-new two-piece band called OM, according to StonerRock.com. "The hallmarks of OM are mondo drums with the greatest sonic bass waves this side of the giant black hole drone found in our galaxy," according to a posting on the site. ...

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THROCULT To Enter Studio In June

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT will be entering Flatline Audio Studios (formerly Hellion Studios) in June with producer Dave Otero to begin recording their new full-length album, entitled "Order of the Lunar Temple". "This is our fastest, blackest, most brutal material to date and we are very excited to release these album with our ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Change Projected Title Of New CD

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have reportedly changed the projected title of their next studio album to "Onward to Mecca" from the previously announced "Hatefuel". No reason was given for the title change. The group's first CD with vocalist Jerry Lowe (ex-BODYFARM) is due later in the year through Olympic Recordings. ...

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BYZANTINE To Open For PRONG In June

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have been confirmed as the opening act for PRONG on a two-week run of dates in late June. "We're totally stoked and completely honored to be opening for them," BYZANTINE write on their web site. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. BYZANTINE's debut album, "The Fundamental Component", was ...

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