GODSMACK To Release Acoustic EP In March

GODSMACK's all-acoustic "The Other Side" EP finally will hit shelves March 16. The set originally was intended to drop last fall. "We haven't put it out yet because 'Faceless' still has legs and we didn't want to interrupt the momentum," singer Sully Erna told MTV.com. "['The Other Side'] will keep GODSMACK in the public eye ...

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ANTESTOR, BENEA REACH, TEKLA KNOS Confirmed For BOBFEST 2004

ANTESTOR (atmospheric black metal), BENEA REACH (hardcore) and TEKLA KNOS (punk) are the latest bands confirmed for Bobfest 2004 (Europe's biggest Christian metal festival), which is scheduled to take place held March 5-7, 2004 at Ryttargårdskyrkan in Linköping, Sweden. Also set to appear are EXTOL (progressive thrash/death masters from Norway), HARMONY (melodic metal from Sweden), ...

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WINDIR Frontman Died Of Hypothermia

The surviving members of the Norwegian black metal band WINDIR have issued a statement confirming reports that vocalist Terje "Valfar" Bakken was found dead on Saturday, January 17. "Terje left his home Wednesday [January 14], when he did not return his family got worried and contacted the police. Saturday [January 17] our greatest ...

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SUFFOCATION Commence Work On 'Souls To Deny'

Death metal legends SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new full-length album, entitled "Souls to Deny". The wildly influential band are recording at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta. The band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within", "Souls to Deny" also marks the band's first full-length album for ...

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ZEKE Complete Work On New Album

Relapse Records recording artists ZEKE have completed work on their forthcoming album, entitled "'Til the Livin' End". Recorded at Seattle's Sound House Studios with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY) and mixed at Hanzek Studios, "'Til the Livin' End" is set for an April 6 U.S. release date via Relapse Records and Ryko Distribution and ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY Sign with GALY RECORDS, New Album Due In April

Long-running Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY have inked a deal with Galy Records. The group's long-awaited new CD, "One Who Points to Death", is scheduled for release on April 6. The 47-minute CD, which was recorded by Sho at Profile Sound Studios in Vancouver, Canada and mastered by Pierre Remillard at Wild Studios in St-Zenon , ...

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