VADER: New Songtitles Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER have commenced work on the material for their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Spiritual Disease", for a May/June release through Metal Blade Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Out Of A Deep" and "Lead Us!" The follow-up to 2002's "Revelations" will be recorded in February 2004 ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Film Video For 'Bear The Scars'

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have finished filming a video for the track "Bear the Scars" at an undisclosed location just outside of London. The song comes off the group's fourth album, "A New Darkness Upon Us", which is set to receive a U.S. release this month through Century Media Records. The follow up to 2000's "Carved ...

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Former ATHEIST Guitarist Launches New Project

Rand Burkey, former guitarist for the much-missed Florida progressive-death pioneers ATHEIST, has a new project in development called RANDOM XAOS. However, "don't expect much of the music to sound like ATHEIST," Burkey told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. For more information, write to: [email protected] ...

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DOOMSWORD Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Italian epic doom metallers DOOMSWORD are the latest act confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Also set to appear are STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE, among others. Tickets to the festival, which will mark STRATOVARIUS' only German ...

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OCCULT Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media for the release of their fifth studio album, "Elegy For The Weak", due in early March. A U.S. release through Candlelight Records is expected a short time after the European release. The follow-up to 2001's "Rage To Revenge" was produced by Andy Classen at Stage ...

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ENSIFERUM Part Ways With Frontman, Seek Replacement

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have parted ways with singer/guitarist Jari Mäenpää. According to a posting on the band's official web site, "the reason why this happened is that Jari's solo project (WINTERSUN) is a priority in Jari's musical interests. If Jari had stayed in the band, ENSIFERUM [would have] had to cancel ...

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TROUBLE Singer Talks About New Songs, Being Screwed Over By Records Labels

TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the group's much-anticipated follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", tentatively due in late 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Asked if the forthcoming CD, titled "Seven", will continue in the same direction as its predecessor, or if it will represent an "updated" version of TROUBLE, Wagner said, ...

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THIN LIZZY: Tour Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY have lined up the following dates during the first three months of 2004: Jan. 29 - CA - TBA Jan. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Expose Feb. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Coach House Feb. 04 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - TBA Feb. 05 - CA - TBA ...

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BIOHAZARD Guitarist, KITTIE Bassist Join Forces In RODEK

BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo have joined forces in a brand-new band called RODEK. The five-piece group, which is completed by Karl Bernholtz (vocals, THE GROOVENICS), AJ Marchetta (guitars) and Dan Lamagna (drums), finished recording several demo tracks at UndergroundSound studios in South Amboy, New Jersey (owned by Graziadei and BIOHAZARD ...

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