D.R.I. Ink Deal With BEER CITY RECORDS

D.R.I. have inked a deal with Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Beer City Records and will shortly reissue their back catalog in CD-enhanced form through the label. According to the band's official web site, "The Dirty Rotten LP/CD will be released soon (October-November) with even more bonus tracks added to it. A couple of songs from the Vats ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Part Ways With Vocalist

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have amicably parted ways with vocalist Jonas Sandberg and are currently seeking a replacement. "There's no bad blood between us," reads a statement on the band's official web site. "We wish Jonas all the best and good luck in the future!! Feel free to mail him at: ...

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DUSKFALL Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Luleå, Sweden-based DUSKFALL have inked a deal with Greek label Black Lotus Records and are scheduled to enter Dug-Out studio in Uppsala on September 23rd to begin recording their debut album, entitled Frailty. An early 2003 release is expected. ...

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THE 69 EYES Announce European Dates

Finland's THE 69 EYES have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Oct. 11 – Hamburg, GER @ Schlahthof Oct. 12 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall Oct. 13 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Oct. 14 - Osnabruck, GER @ Hyde Park Oct. 15 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia ...

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THERION To Issue Live Album

Sweden's THERION will issue a live CD, entitled Live In Midgard, on September 30th through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at shows in Colombia, Hungary and Germany, Live In Midgard was laid down "totally live without any overdubs not to destroy the live feeling at all," according to an official press release. The full track listing ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Re-Release Early Classics

MORBID ANGEL will be re-issuing their classic Altars of Madness and Blessed Are The Sick albums shortly. The albums will be remastered and will include personal liner notes from guitarist/main songwriter Trey Azagthoth. Also included will be the rarely seen videos for "Immortal Rites" (to be added to the Altars... release) and "Blessed Are The ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH Frontman Launches Pop Project

SHAPE 68 is the name of a new "pop" band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes, ex-MOGG/WAY guitarist Jeff Kollman and drummer Robin DiMaggio. The group's live debut will take place on Wednesday, October 16th at Platinum Live in Studio City, California in the form of a special record company showcase set consisting ...

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NIGHT IN GALES Announce Final Gig With Longtime Drummer

Germany's NIGHT IN GALES will perform their final show with drummer Christian Bass on Friday, October 11th at the Endzeit Festival in Essen, Germany. Bass announced his amicable departure from NIGHT IN GALES last week in order to pursue other musical projects, including the band DEADSOIL, which he formed with ex-members of COPYKILL and DRIFT. ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Delays Release Of Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has reportedly pushed back the release of his debut solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, to December 2002/January 2003 through Metal Mayhem Records. According to AMSTERDAM guitarist Ronnie Borchert, who makes a guest appearance on the album, the CD "really shreds. People out there will dig it." ...

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SETH Part With Singer, Announce Replacement

French black metal band SETH have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Nacht and have replaced him with a man presently known as Black Messiah (presumably not his real name). The group's current line-up is as follows: Heimoth on guitars, Alsvid on drums, Helldryk on bass, and Black Messiah on vocals. SETH will perform the following dates ...

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