NAPALM DEATH, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH, MELVINS Members To Play Special Gig

VENOMOUS CONCEPT, the new band featuring MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH singer Kevin Sharp, plus NAPALM DEATH members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums), will be performing at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 13. Also set to appear are NAUSEA L.A., the acclaimed deathcore merchants featuring former TERRORIZER vocalist ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Set U.S. Release Date For New Album

MY DYING BRIDE have set a March 9 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their eighth album, "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light". Recorded at Academy Studios under the watchful eye of Mags, "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" features what is possibly the six-piece band's most commercial song to date — the graceful ...

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HATE Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Polish "extreme metal" outfit HATE have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's new album, "Awakening Of The Liar", is scheduled for release on February 23. According to an official press release, the forthcoming CD represents "a massive dose of ferocious death metal, benefitting from an excellent production and outstanding packaging." ...

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FINNTROLL: Album, EP Details Revealed

Finnish folk-inspired black metalers FINNTROLL will be issuing a five-song EP, "Trollhammaren", on March 15 through Century Media Records, to be followed by the group's new full-length album, "Nattfödd", on April 19. Both records were recorded and mixed at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland in November 2003 by Tuomo Valtonen and were produced by keyboardist ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Release Live DVD In March

According to a posting at www.queensryche.com, QUEENSRŸCHE will be issuing a DVD, entitled "The Art of Live", on March 24. The disc will reportedly contain "live and backstage footage and some special extras." No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have confirmed the following European dates in June: ...

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ANDREW W.K. Snaps Nude Photos For PLAYBOY

ANDREW W.K. recently stopped by Playboy's Chicago photo studios to take pictures of a nude female model for the magazine's online edition. "It was really insane and amazingly weird", said Andrew, "Taking pictures like that was one of the craziest things I've ever gotten to do, for sure!" "My mom is a photographer," W.K. explained. ...

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STORMLORD Complete Work On New CD

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have completed work on their third album, "The Gorgon Cult", at The Outer Sound Studios in Rome with engineer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, DGM, THY MAJESTIE). The follow-up to 2001's "At The Gates Of Utopia" was recorded and mixed over a two-month period and was mastered at the The ...

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ABADDON INCARNATE Set Release Date For New Album

Irish grindcore act ABADDON INCARNATE have set a March 1 release date through Xtreem Music for their third album, "Dark Crusade". The follow-up to 2001's "Nadir" (Sentinel) was recorded and mixed over a two-and-and-a-week period at Soundlab Studios in Sweden and includes 16 tracks. Among the songtitles set to appear on the CD are "Centrefold ...

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