WYTCHCRAFT Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

German doomsters WYTCHCRAFT are currently in the studio recording their debut album, tentatively due in November. The eight songs scheduled to appear on the CD are "much slower, but also more aggressive" than the material on the group's "Grenzgänger" mini-CD, according to an official press release. In addition, for the first time in the band's ...

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CHIMAIRA Blame 'Visa' Issues For Drummer's Departure

CHIMAIRA have issued a short statement confirming their split with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and the addition of ex-MISERY INDEX skinsman Kevin Talley to the group's ranks. "There are many reasons for the split, most of which have to do with visa issues," the band write on their web site. "CHIMAIRA kick off the ...

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THYRANE Announce New Drummer

Finland's THYRANE have announced the addition of session drummer Kristonic (a.k.a. T. Kristian, YEARNING, SAATTUE, CARCASE INC.) to the group's ranks. "We've also considered him as a permanent drummer from now on, so maybe you'll hear him on our next studio album," the group write on their web site. "Studio has not been reserved yet ...

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SYMPHONY X's RULLO Announces Another Drum Clinic

Drummer Jason Rullo of prog-metallers SYMPHONY X has announced more details about his upcoming drum clinic schedule. In addition to his clinic on August 21 at the Music Academy in Toms River, NJ, he will also be conducting a free drum clinic on September 18 at the same location. The August 21 appearance is being ...

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DUNGEON Complete Work On New Album

Australian melodic power metal band DUNGEON have issued the following update: "Quite a few cool things happening in the DUNGEON camp right now! "Firstly, our live Japanese tour 2003 DVD, 'Under The Rising Sun', is currently being pressed and should be available in Australia in the first week or so of August. It looks absolutely ...

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VADER: 'The Beast' Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for the new VADER album, "The Beast", has been posted online at this location. "The Beast" is scheduled for release on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single — including the track "Beware The Beast" and another new song, a report from the studio and a video — ...

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