DOWNSIDE Recruit PAPA ROACH Producer To Record Second Full-Length CD

California's DOWNSIDE will be spending the next few weeks in their own studio recording the group's sophomore full-length CD with producer Jay Baumgardner (i.e. PAPA ROACH, ALIEN ANT FARM) for a late summer release through the group's own label. Due to be mixed by Baumgardner at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to ...

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HYPNOSIA Prepare To Record "World Sacrifice"

Sweden's HYPNOSIA have completed work on five songs for their the follow-up to last year's Extreme Hatred album. Tentatively titled World Sacrifice, the upcoming effort “is a logical step forwards for the band,” according to a statement on the group's web site. “The new album will be dominated by very fast and aggressive thrash/death metal, ...

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DRAGONLAND Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY/NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, have completed work on their second full-length CD, entitled Holy War, at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman with producer Anders Friden for an early summer release through Black Lotus Records. Mixed by veteran studio wizard Fredrik Nordstrom, the follow-up to last year's ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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TheSTART To Issue New Three-Song EP

Los Angeles-based TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, will be performing at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, April 10th on a bill that will also feature ENEMY (featuring A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and TheSTART/ex-SNOT drummer Jamie Miller) and TAPE. The show will also serve as a record ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist To Exit Band To Focus On Music Studies

Vocalist Tarja Turunen will leave Finland's NIGHTWISH in the fall to focus on her classical singing studies in Germany, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. NIGHTWISH will reportedly promote the release of their forthcoming Century Child CD with a host of European mini-tours and festival appearances during the summer, but will go separate ways once Turunen's ...

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VOIVOD To Perform First Reunion Headlining Show In Hamilton, Ontario

The current incarnation of VOIVOD will perform their first reunion show with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) on Friday, April 26th at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Also appearing at the gig will be THE END and CURSED. VOIVOD will follow up their headlining appearance at Sonic Unyon by supporting MOTRHEAD on April ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Slams Former Drummer Over Timing Of Departure

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has slammed former drummer Paul Bostaph over the circumstances behind the latter's split from the band this past December. In an interview published in the March 2002 issue of Britain's Metal Hammer magazine, King stated that [Paul] told me [that he was leaving] late in the game about four days before ...

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