AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Commence Work On New Material

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the group's sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through American Recordings: "Back in Minneapolis... [Vocalist] Martin [Cock] and myself have been working/vacationing (it's a hard balance) in Iowa at Paul from [SLIPKNOT's] house for the past 10 or so days...basically ...

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CANDLEMASS Line Up Helsinki Date

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—are scheduled to perform at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on August 28th. Also set to appear at the gig are LOST IN TEARS and GODSPLAGUE. ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Announce New Guitarist

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have replaced longtime guitarist Guy Marchais with Frank Buffalino. "Frank's talent and dedication is welcome in the band and he has already contributed to the writing of [the upcoming album Hatefuel," reads the group's official statement on the line-up change. As previously reported, INTERNAL BLEEDING will begin recording Hatefuel ...

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LOCKUP To Issue Live Album

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, have recorded a live album during their Japanese tour in late June and are scheduled to release it in late 2002/early 2003 along with several new recordings, including a ...

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DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: "Ahead" Details Unveiled

Reunited Austrian death metal veterans DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA have announced the details of their comeback release, entitled Ahead, due on September 9th through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Herwig Zamernik and LordDeisen at Fuzzroom studios in Klagenfurt, Austria, Ahead features the line-up of Patrick Klopf (guitars, vocals), Martin Messner (drums), and Zamernik (bass, vocals) and contains ...

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BRUTAL DELUXE Finish New Album

Acclaimed UK act BRUTAL DELUXE have completed work on their sophomore album, Mistah Kurtz...He Dead, at New Rising Studios, Essex, with producer Mike Buchanan (i.e. GEORGE CLINTON, MEL B). An October release through Dreamcatcher Records is expected. ...

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REVEREND BIZARRE Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE Festival

Finland's REVEREND BIZARRE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the first-ever European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise, to be held in Crailsheim, Germany on February 7th and 8th, 2003. So far, the following artists are scheduled to appear at the event: DAWN OF WINTER (GER) DOOMSHINE (GER) DREAMING (GER) ...

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SHAMAN Land ROADIE CREW Cover In First Post-Recording Interview

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), are featured on the cover of the August edition of the Brazilian magazine Roadie Crew, accompanied by a six-page interview about the recording process of their debut album, Ritual, and the group's recent signing with Universal Music Brazil. To ...

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