ATOMIZER Ink Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER have inked a deal with Poland's Agonia Records. "Having already released a picture disc version of our latest album through Agonia and having found Filip to be one of the most dedicated label managers we have had the pleasure to deal with, it is with great pride that we announce this ...

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(HED)P.E. Dropped By JIVE, Reshuffle Lineup

(HED)P.E. vocalist Jahred (a.k.a. Paulo Sergio Gomes) has confirmed that the group have parted ways with guitarists Wes Greer and Sonny Mayo (guitar), as well as drummer Ben "BC" Vaught. In addition, the band have been dropped by longtime label Jive/Volcano Records. The following is vocalist Jahred's official statement on the matter: "Hey, what the ...

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NIGHTWISH Bassist Checks In From The Recording Studio

NIGHTWISH bassist Marco Hietala has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "Good evening from the southern seacoast of Finland. In this case 'southern' is just the geological location compared to the rest of the country. The wind is at the speed of storm, and the sea swells with the melting ...

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HIRAX, DECEASED, ATTACKER Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

HIRAX, DECEASED, ATTACKER, RAFF, DESTRUCTOR and IMPALER are among the artists scheduled to appear at the Classic Metal Fest 4 May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently confirmed to appear at the event: HIRAX DECEASED ATTACKER RAFF DESTRUCTOR IMPALER PREMONITION TYRANT'S REIGN IRON CROSS ...

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ABLOOM: New Music Posted Online

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have posted two new tracks in MP3 format at their official web site. The songs, "January 2nd" and "What You Came For", will be available for download for one day only. ABLOOM's ...

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NOOSEBOMB Debut To Surface In The Spring

NOOSEBOMB, the Brockton, Massachusetts-based band featuring former members of GRIEF and DISRUPT (guitarist/vocalist Jeff Hayward and bassist Randy Odierno) along with drummer Mike Butkiewicz of BANE OF EXISTENCE, will release their debut CD, "Brain Food For The Braindead", in the spring of 2004 through Shifty Records. The album was recorded with producer Bill T. Miller ...

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DIET OF WORMS Begin Work On New Album

DIET OF WORMS, the Florida-based band featuring SAVATAGE singer Damond Jiniya and MORBID ANGEL producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez, have set "Hactivision" as the working title of their fourth studio album, tentatively due in the summer. The follow-up to last year's "Tantrum Land" CD is currently being recorded at the group's own studio (D.O.W.) in Seffner, ...

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VANISHING POINT: Unplugged Radio Performance Posted Online

Three members of the Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT — guitarist Chris Porcianko, vocalist Silvio Massaro and fill-in keyboardist Leonard Kopilas (MANIC OPERA) — performed an acoustic/unplugged set live on PBS FM's "Screaming Symphony" on December 16, 2003. The group's entire performance can be downloaded from their official web site at this ...

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