NEUROTICA Split With SMACKDOWN RECORDS

NEUROTICA have parted ways with Smackdown Records less than three months following the release of their self-titled third full-length album through the WWE-affiliated label, NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has confirmed via a posting on the band's official web site. "We are no longer on Smackdown Records," Shaefer wrote. "We must keep our momentum going coming ...

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CULT OF LUNA Set Title For Sophomore CD

Swedish apocalyptic noisecore outfit CULT OF LUNA have set The Beyond as the title of their sophomore album — the group's first for Earache Records — which is currently being mixed for a late 2002 release. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Inside Fort Meade 02. Receiver 03. Genesis 04. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Synthetic Leather Rebels?!

JUDAS PRIEST may look and act tough when performing onstage, but the legendary headbangers have big hearts when it comes to animals. In a recent letter to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the band's manager revealed the hard rockers' softer side, noting, "The members of JUDAS PRIEST are all animal lovers, and ...

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YATTERING Ink Deal With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Polish death metallers YATTERING have reportedly signed with Candlelight Records after a lengthy and well-publicized contractual dispute with France's Season Of Mist. YATTERING's third album, Genocide, is scheduled to surface in March 2003. ...

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Former MORTA SKULD Members Resurface In MS2

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, featuring former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have completed work on a brand new three-song demo and are seeking a label deal with a view towards releasing the group's debut album next year. Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), Jason Hellman (bass samples/vocals), and Ed Wallner ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Confirmed For MICHIGAN DEATH/DOOM FEST

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM are one of the acts set to appear at the Michigan Death/Doom Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th at I-Rock in Detroit, Michigan. So far, the following bands are said to have been confirmed for the event: Friday, October 18th FOG VENEIFICUM ...

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