RED HARVEST To Begin Mixing New Album In May

Norway's RED HARVEST are completing work on the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Sick Transit Gloria Mundi", tentatively due in September through Nocturnal Art Productions. The album is being recorded at Subsonic Society studios and is scheduled to be mixed in May at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. RED HARVEST recently posted a ...

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FREEDOM CALL Set Release Date For Live Album

German power metallers FREEDOM CALL, who feature in their ranks GAMMA RAY drummer Dan Zimmermann, have set a May 10 release date through SPV Records for their long-awaited live album, "Live Invasion". The disc, which was recorded on the band's tour with BLIND GUARDIAN, will include a special bonus CD featuring the "Tears Of Taragon" ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Sign U.S. Deal With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have inked a U.S. deal with Liquor and Poker Music. As part of the agreement, Liquor and Poker Music will handle the American release of the group's most recent CD, "By The Grace Of God", and the second installment of ...

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IN FLAMES' 'Soundtrack' Debuts At No. 145 On BILLBOARD Chart!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have sold an impressive 10,659 copies of their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", during its first week of release to debut at No. 145 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The following are the current SoundScan figures for IN FLAMES' recent back catalog (including the latest ...

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METALLICA Garner Three CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Nominations

METALLICA have garnered three nominations at this year's California Music Awards, which are scheduled to be held June 6 from noon-6 p.m. at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band are nominated for outstanding hard rock album ("St. Anger"), best guitarist (Kirk Hammett) and best ...

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ACHERON Set Title For New Album

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have been working on music for their next album, tentatively titled "Sanctum Regnum". The band are taking it slowly and are enjoying the songwriting process. The theme for the CD will be "a very apocalyptic concept." Songtitles set to appear on the album include "The Apocalypse", "Godless (We ...

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CIRRHA NIVA Announce New Members

Dutch "theater metal" rockers CIRRHA NIVA have announced the addition of guitarist Carlo Heefer and bassist Daniël Huijben to the group's ranks. Heefer is described by the band as "a very talented musician from the Dutch music city Tilburg," while Daniël is said to be "very motivated and [someone who] fits the band perfectly" with ...

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