NAGLFAR Complete Work On 'Sheol'

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR have completed work on their new album, Sheol, for a January release through New Hawen Records (formerly WAR Music). Featuring "stunning" artwork by Niklas Sundin, Sheol — the Hebrew term for "hell" — contains eight "perfectly produced, superbly presented and unbelievably intense songs full of dark energies that take the listener ...

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SABATON Recruit Keyboardist

Sweden's SABATON have announced the addition of keyboardist Calle Sandlund to the group's ranks. Sandlund had handled the keys during the group's last two live performances, thereby giving frontman Joakim the opportunity to concentrate 100% on the vocals. As previously reported, SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this ...

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CARNAL LUST Ink Deal With DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

Paris, France-based death metal act CARNAL LUST have inked a deal with Diamond Productions and will enter Miserecords studio during December with producer Franck "Mr Francx" Caste to record their debut album, Whore Of Violence, due in early February. For more information, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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H.I.M. To Release 'Razorblade Romance' In The U.S.

Finland's H.I.M. will issue their Razorblade Romance CD in the U.S. on October 8th via Jimmy Franks Recording Company label. The album — featuring the bonus cuts "Sigillum Diaboli" and "The 9th Circle" — will initially be able only in the Boston/Massachusets area through the Newbury Comics stores and will be backed by a promo ...

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PB ARMY To Issue Debut, Hit The Road

Toledo, Ohio-based "stoner-pop-metal" band THE PB ARMY, featuring Infernal Combustion webzine founder Keith Bergman on vocals/drums, release their long-awaited debut CD on October 29th through the Sin Klub label (www.sinklub.com). Entitled Inebriates, Equivocators, and Mockers of the Devil Himself, the CD will be distributed throughout the US by Midwest Artists. Distribution for other territories is ...

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MANNHAI Revise Track Listing For 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have revised the track listing for their new album, Evil Under the Sun, due on November 18th through Spinefarm Records. The revised track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Laugh Like Insane 02. Sweat Of Love 03. Between ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Reveals His Favorite New Band

In this month's issue of Guitar World magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King offered this ringing endorsement of his "favorite new band," Cleveland's CHIMAIRA: "They are my favorite new band, they're entertaining, which a lot of bands aren't. To me there's more than just standing on stage and playing your instrument. That's boring — you've gotta ...

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