Former ICED EARTH Members Join Forces In UNEARTHED

Former ICED EARTH members Gene Adam (vocals), Dave Abell (bass), and Mark Prator (drums), along with Bill Owen (guitar) of the pre-ICED EARTH band PURGATORY, have formed a brand-new project tentatively dubbed UNEARTHED. The group have just completed a two-song demo containing the tracks "Fire In the Sky" and "Unearthed" and are preparing to begin ...

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SALEM To Be Joined By BEHEMOTH's NERGAL For One-Off Concert

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM will be joined by special guest Nergal of the Polish metal band BEHEMOTH during their appearance at the City Hall club in Hifa on May 24 (Independence day of Israel). Nergal and SALEM will perform material from both groups as well as special cover versions of songs from other artists during ...

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GODSMACK: Going Where Few Have Gone Before

Jared Miller of the Great Falls Tribune is reporting that corporate connections and a little luck probably helped sign GODSMACK for a May 5 concert in Great Falls, Montana, said Lori Cox, director of marketing for Montana ExpoPark. "If a group of this magnitude has no route in this area, it's darn near impossible to ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR: Live Recording Posted Online

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR will enter the studio on May 7 to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due in the fall through the Finnish label Megamania. A live recording of a song called "Soul Eraser", which will appear on the upcoming CD, can be downloaded from this location. PAIN CONFESSOR, who feature ...

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FATAL SMILE To Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will shortly enter the studio to begin recording their new album, "Neo Natural Freaks", tentatively due late summer/early fall through GMR Music. The producer is once again HP Camper (a.k.a. former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Jonas Östman) and the album will be mixed by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, BACKYARD ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), performing the track "Legal Usury" at OT-Heim in Steinfurt-Borghorst, Germany on March 19, 2004 has been posted online at this location (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the ...

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AMERICAN DOG Finish Recording New Album

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have finished recording 13 new songs at John Schwab Studios in Columbus, Ohio. Mixing will take place throughout the month of April at Roasting House Studios in Malmö, Sweden. The as-yet-untitled CD is due later in the year through Hamburg, Germany's Phoenix/Sony Records. As ...

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ENDO Confirm Split With COLUMBIA, Demo New Material

Miami, Florida's ENDO have confirmed that they have parted ways with DV8/Columbia Records and are currently demoing new material in hopes of securing a new record deal. "Good things are happening over here in ENDO-land," the group's bassist, Zelick, writes on their web site. "Yesterday we finished tracking the music for five new songs! Gil ...

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