BEYOND THE EMBRACE Complete Work On Sophomore Album

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have completed work on their sophomore album, "Insect Song", for a May 17 European release through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Against The Elements" was recorded with producer/UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi at Ken's studio beginning last December. "Recording this album was very different from recording our ...

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CROWBAR Announce New Guitarist, Line Up European Tour Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS Added To MACHINE HEAD U.S. Tour

36 CRAZYFISTS have landed the opening slot on the upcoming "Weapons of Mass Destruction" tour, featuring headliners MACHINE HEAD with additional support from ARCH ENEMY and GOD FORBID. The trek is tentatively set to kick off on April 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 36 CRAZYFISTS' sophomore album, "A Snow Capped Romance", sold 4,094 copies during its ...

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PAGANIZER Name New Album

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have set "No Divine Rapture" as the title of their fifth album, tentatively due this summer through Xtreem Music. The CD will be recorded at Soundlab Studio with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and will feature nine songs, including a freshly-penned track in Swedish called "Ingen Utväg". "No Divine Rapture" track listing ...

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FEINSTEIN: Former THE RODS Frontman To Release New CD In April

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have set an April 19 European release date through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music for their debut album, "Third Wish". A U.S. release is expected in June. FEINSTEIN's current lineup is completed by Bob Twining (keyboards), Jeff ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Go 'On Hiatus', Bandmembers Launch New Project

SLAVES ON DOPE have effectively disbanded following the rumored departure of vocalist Jason Rockman. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "Due to personal life changes, SLAVES ON DOPE have decided to place their career on hiatus for the foreseeable future. We'd like to thank our fans, once again, for their incredible ...

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