SUFFOCATION Set Release Date For 'Souls To Deny'

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have set an April 27 North American release date through Relapse Records for their new album, "Souls to Deny". The album will arrive overseas on May 17. The band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within" was recorded at New York's Full Force Studios with ...

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THE GATHERING: Dutch Dates Sold Out

THE GATHERING have announced via their official web site that all the shows on the Dutch portion of their upcoming "Sleepy Buildings" semi-acoustic tour are completely sold out. In addition, the band's March 8 concert at Zeche Carl in Essen, Germany is also sold out, and only a limited number of tickets is available for ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer To Release New Solo Track

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has decided to release another one of the songs from his long-awaited "Beyond Aston" solo album free online as a "teaser" of sorts for the CD, which he hopes to complete soon. The name of the song Bill will be making available is "The Dark Half Hour". More details as ...

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MAYHEM: 'Chimera' Artwork Revealed

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Chimera", at (get your magnifying glasses ready, people) this location. The group have also finalized the track listing for the CD, which is scheduled to be released on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season ...

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BLOODBATH: MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Out, New Album On The Way

BLOODBATH, the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) and Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, DAN SWANÖ, UNICORN, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD, ODYSSEY, PAN-THY-MONIUM), have announced plans to enter the studio in the spring to record their sophomore album, tentatively due late summer through Century Media Records. ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: Video Posted Online

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have posted a video for the track "Valhalla", recorded in January during their "Rheingold World Tour", at their official web site, www.grave-digger.de. The clip was filmed in Pratteln (Switzerland), Barcelona (Spain), Lichtenfels (Germany) and Bochum (Germany) and is available for download in Quicktime format. In other news, GRAVE ...

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CHINCHILLA Name New Album

German metallers CHINCHILLA have set "Take No Prisoners" as the title of their new album, tentatively due later in the year through Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. Stillborn Soul 02. I'm The Ripper 03. Money Talks 04. Under The Flames 05. Take No Prisoners 06. The Almighty Power ...

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ANTHRAX Comment On FRANK BELLO's Departure

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian have issued separate statements confirming the departure of bassist Frank Bello. What follows are Charlie and Scott's statements in their entirety: Charlie Benante: "Hey everyone in Anthraxland, I know things are getting out of control and I wanted to speak to our friends about this situation. The ...

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EDGUY: 'Hellfire Club' Bonus Track To feature KREATOR Frontman

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message regarding the bonus tracks on the band's upcoming album, "Hellfire Club", due on March 15 through Nuclear Blast Records: "The first pressing of the 'Hellfire Club' album will contain two additional songs: no crappy tracks of course, but just real good stuff. One of the bonus ...

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