VARATHRON To Record New Album In September

Greek black metallers VARATHRON have signed with Black Lotus Records. The group's first full-length album since 1995 will be recorded in September for an early 2005 release. VARATHRON's last full-length effort, "Walpurgisnacht", was released through Unisound. An EP, entitled "The Lament of Gods", came out in 1998 via Pagan Records. ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist To Contribute To MARKO PAVIC's Solo Project

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello is the latest guest musician to contribute to the solo project of Yugoslav-born guitarist Marko Pavic, tentatively expected in early 2005. Among the other artists confirmed to appear on the upcoming CD are vocalist Chris Catena, bassist Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER), keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij (ARTENSION, RING OF ...

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Report: Goth Style Is Out At Wichita Middle School

The Associated Press is reporting that students at Wilbur Middle School in Wichita, KS who like the Goth look will have to rethink their clothing this year. Principal Cherie Crain announced last week that the black lipstick, eye shadow, nail polish and hair dye of the so-called Goth style, can't be combined with all-black clothing ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE To Begin Mixing New Album

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE mastermind Tomer Pink has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "After nearly two months of intense recordings we finally finished the tracking and will be starting mixing this weekend with Grammy award[-winning] producer Neil Kernon at the RaxTrax studios in Chicago. "It is almost impossible for ...

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FATES WARNING: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new FATES WARNING track, entitled "Simple Human", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Simple Human" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "FWX", due on October 5 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut and features cover artwork ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Percussion Extravaganza

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS drummer Ludwig Witt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi there everybody. We continue to work on the new album. The other day we went back to the school where I first started playing the drums back in 1982 (!). Using some mobile recording equipment, we recorded timpani, ...

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PANDEMIA Shopping Around For New Record Deal

Czech Republic-based death metallers PANDEMIA are currently searching for a record label to release their upcoming third full-length album, tentatively titled "Riven". Demo versions of two new songs, "Legion Beneath" (mp3) and "Us and Them" (mp3), have been made available for free download at the band's web site. PANDEMIA's last studio ...

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DEINONYCHUS: 'Insomnia' To Arrive In October

DEINONYCHUS, the one-man Dutch doom metal project featuring Marco Kehren (previously known as Odin), will release their sixth album, "Insomnia", in October through My Kingdom Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Mournument" was recorded at The Outer Sound studio in Rome, Italy with producer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). A re-release of "Mournument" is also planned, featuring a ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release New Album In December

MTV.com reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN are still eyeing a December release for their fourth album. "We're in the thick of it still, doing a lot of overdubs," singer Serj Tankian said. "It's going great. I'm happy with all the songs, the diversity of it." Tankian is also working on mixing a song he and ...

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