AKERCOCKE To Perform At METAL HAMMER Awards

U.K.'s leading satanic metallers AKERCOCKE been nominated in Metal Hammer magazine's second Golden God Awards in the "Best Underground Act" category. In addition, the group have been chosen by the Metal Hammer editors to play live at the awards ceremony on Monday, June 7 at The Ocean in Hackney, London. AKERCOCKE will be joining other ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Film Video For 'Peace'

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just finished our new vedeo for 'Peace' featuring Matt Henderson on guitar! It came off awesome! We are getting ready for Europe and are very excited about our new set list. More than ever have we been anxious ...

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DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY CD: 'True Fans Know What's Up'

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by HitThePit.com about his recent and upcoming activities. Asked for his opinion on the new FEAR FACTORY record, "Archetype" (the group's first since Dino's departure), Cazares replied, "I don't think my opinion matters, the true FF fans know what's up, they know where it started." With ...

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MORTIIS Name New CD

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has set "The Grudge" as the title of his new album, due in September through Earache Records. The follow-up to 2001's critically acclaimed "The Smell of Rain" was recorded over a six-month period at Silvertone Studios in Fredrickstad, Norway by Mortiis (vocals, synths, programming, sound design), Levi Gawron (guitar), Asmund ...

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INTO THE MOAT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's INTO THE MOAT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The quintet, who are described as "a technical metalcore band with elements of grind, death metal, and tech," have almost completed the songwriting process for their new album, which they plan on recording in August. A late 2004/early 2005 release is ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: DVD Update

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT singer Candice Night (fiancée of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW and current BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore) has posted the following update regarding the group's long-delayed DVD: "We have loads of plans for the DVD... The record company is interested in filming even more live footage this year to add along to the existing footage. ...

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BUTTONHOOK Sign Management Deal

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have inked a management deal with CMT Productions. Completed by bassist Rich Benavides and drummer Brandon Bradford, BUTTONHOOK have numerous national shows under their belt, as well as an appearance at the 2002 Southeastern Music Conference. They have ...

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G.G. ALLIN: Live DVD Due In June

Music Video Distributors will be releasing a live DVD from shocking punk performer G.G. ALLIN in early June. Titled "GG Allin & The Murder Junkies, Raw, Brutal, Rough & Bloody: The Best of 1991" (view cover here), the disc will feature three complete shows: San Diego 9/27/91, Chicago 10/10/91, and Atlanta 11/20/91. In ...

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