THORNSPAWN Sign With AGONIA RECORDS

American black metallers THORNSPAWN have inked a two-album deal with Poland's Agonia Records. The group, who were previously signed to Osmose Productions, will enter the studio in September to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. A European tour will follow beginning in January. In the meantime, THORNSPAWN have just released a ...

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IMPERANON Set Release Date, Track Listing For Debut Album

Finland's IMPERANON have set "Stained" as the title of their debut album, due on May 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne and producer Titus Hjelm and was mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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NEWSTED/VOIVOD: Early Sessions Posted Online

Years before officially joining VOIVOD, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) jammed with Away (drums) and Piggy (guitar) at Jason's The Chophouse studio under the project name TARRAT. In 1998, the three VOIVOD instrumentalists regrouped at The Chophouse for five days of improvisational metal. These sessions produced tons of great sounds, including the initial ...

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CINDERELLA Drummer Launches Dance Project

EFFCEE, the new dance project formed by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury, will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Digital World 02. Dance With You 03. Perfect 04. Gentle Devastation 05. Damaged Girl 06. Fake 07. Star 08. Worship You 09. Only Human ...

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ENTOMBED/THE COFFINSHAKERS Split Single On The Way

Primitive Art Records will release a split single of ENTOMBED and THE COFFINSHAKERS covering LEE HAZLEWOOD songs. ENTOMBED will contribute their version of "Some Velvet Morning" (taken from their 2002 release "Sons Of Satan Praise the Lord"), while THE COFFINSHAKERS will appear with "Dark in My Heart" (a track previously released as a bonus track ...

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EUROPE: Photos From Gothenburg Signing Session Posted Online

EUROPE fan site Europe Supporters Club of Oceania has posted photos from EUROPE's in-store appearance at Bengans in Gothenburg, Sweden on Wednesday, March 10. Check them out here. The reunited hard rockers, who recently released a "best of" DVD and 2-CD set, entitled "Rock the Night", have selected Kevin Elson ("Final Countdown") to ...

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ENTWINE, WALTARI Debut In Finnish Top 15

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 11 with their latest release, "DiEversity" (Spinefarm). Also making an impressive showing on the chart are WALTARI, whose eleventh album, "Rare Species" (Vindauga Music), debuted at No. 13. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair", ENTWINE's "DiEversity" ...

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