DEICIDE: DVD Preview Posted Online

Earache Records has posted a preview of the upcoming DEICIDE DVD, "Behind the Scars - Under The Skin Of Deicide", to be released with the special edition of the group's new album, "Scars Of The Crucifix". Check it out here (Quicktime required). "Scars Of The Crucifix" was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: MEGADETH's Songs Don't Represent Me At All

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has elaborated on his previous announcement that he had turned down an offer to rejoin a reunited MEGADETH alongside frontman Dave Mustaine, drummer Nick Menza and bassist David Ellefson. Asked by a fan on his web site to "quit bullshitting around for two weeks" and help Mustaine complete the previously ...

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KATAKLYSM Confirm Record-Launch Showcases

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have confirmed two record-launch showcases for the new album "Serenity in Fire" in late March. The details are as follows: Mar. 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge (w/ DYING FETUS) Mar. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda (w/ MARTYR, LIVA) KATAKLYSM's new album, "Serenity In Fire", is due ...

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G3 2003 CD Track Listing Revealed

According to a posting at Guitar Alchemy, Tower Records.co.jp have published what is believed to be the final track listing for the upcoming G3 2003 CD. Scheduled for release in Japan on February 25, the set will apparently be issued as a one-CD package, despite earlier statements by Joe Satriani indicating that the ...

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Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST Leaves ANNIHILATOR

Bassist Russell "The Woodsman" Bergquist has left Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR for "personal" reasons. "I would like to wish the rest of the guys the best of luck with the new album and thank everyone for the support over the five years I was in the band," Russell said in an official statement. Added ANNIHILATOR mainman ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Split With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. According to a post on the band's web site, Andreas "left the band due to other commitments. The vacant bass player position will be handled on a stand-in basis by our demon-director and good friend, Glenn Sykes of REGURGITATE. He'll fill in ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Sweden's ARVIKAFESTIVALEN

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Arvikafestivalen, scheduled to take place Sweden July 15-17 in Arvika, Sweden. Also set to appear are THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, VIVE LA FÊTE and SUB6, among others. Upcoming MESHUGGAH tour dates: Jul. 1-4 – Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival ...

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VOMITORY Complete Work On 'Primal Massacre'

Swedish death metallers VOMITORY have completed work on their fifth album, "Primal Massacre", due on April 19 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Blood Rapture" was recorded at Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden with producer Henrik Larsson and was mixed at Berno Studio. The album includes 10 songs of "brutal, non-compromising death metal." ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING Change Album Title

Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING have changed the projected title of their forthcoming sophomore album to "Transcend Into Ferocity" from the previously announced "As Fury Unfolds". The artwork for the upcoming album will be done by Shelly Noir and "it's absolutely sick," the band write on their web site. "It perfectly illustrates the content of ...

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