SHAMAN Sign New Deal With AFM RECORDS, Debut Album To Be Re-Issued

SHAMAN, the Brazilian band featuring former ANGRA members André Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), have signed a new, long-term deal with Germany's AFM Records. As part of the new agreement, the group's debut CD, "Ritual" (2002), will be re-released on March 22 at a mid price in a special package featuring ...

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OTEP Added To OZZFEST 2004

According to a posting at the group's official web site, OTEP have secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest. The group will reportedly be playing in the afternoon in a rotating slot "right before the headliners [SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED]." As previously reported, Ozzfest 2004 is scheduled to kick off July 10 in ...

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ANNIHILATOR Set Release Date For 'All For You'

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have set a May 24 European release date through Germany's AFM Records for their new album, "All For You". A five-song EP, entitled "The One", will surface on April 26, and will include two bonus video clips. As previously reported, "All For You" (view cover here) marks the recording ...

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BODY COUNT To Collaborate With Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist

BODY COUNT, the metal/punk band fronted by legendary rapper Ice T, are slated to contribute a new song to the upcoming "Resident Evil 2" soundtrack. The as-yet-untitled track will apparently be a collaboration between the group and a seemingly unlikely writing partner — former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody. "We're going to do a song on ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Film Video For 'The Healer'

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will be shooting a video for the song "The Healer" in April in the Netherlands with director with director Maurice Swinkels of Lowlifemedia Productions (EXODUS, ABORTED, IMMOLATION, OCCULT). "The Healer" comes off the group's group's latest CD, "Devil's Ground", which was released last month through Nuclear Blast Records. PRIMAL FEAR's ...

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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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