THANATOS Recruit New Basist, Record Mini Album!

Veteran Dutch death metal act THANATOS have recruited bassist Marco de Bruin and will enter a Rotterdam recording studio in the first week of January to record three new tracksDevour the Living, Rites of Retaliation and L'AldilaBeyond Terroras well as a new version of Angelic Encounters. These four songs, plus an extra CD-Rom track (the ...

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MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Gets ALL TOO HUMAN!

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian makes an appearance on the new CD from Texas progressive metallers ALL TOO HUMAN, entitled Entropy. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Entropy 02. The Jester 03. Haunted 04. E-Killer 05. Arrhythmia (instrumental) 06. Seven Deadly Sins 07. White Stones ...

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Former OPERA IX Members Return To The Studio With CADAVERIA!

Italy's CADAVERIA, featuring former OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria and drummer Flegias, have entered Capt. Woofer Studios with producer John DNA to begin work on their as-yet-untitled debut album. Seven tracks will reportedly be included on the forthcoming CD, among them: 01. Spell 02. Declaration of Spiritual Independence 03. Absolute Vacuum No information has yet been ...

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MONSTROSITY Set To Record New Album, Tour South America!

Florida death metal veterans MONSTROSITY will enter Tampa's Morrisound Studios shortly to begin work on the follow-up to the acclaimed Enslaving The Masses CD. The band's Mexican tour, which was initially planned for early December, has been rescheduled for early 2002 as a result of SEPULTURA's Mexican dates coinciding with the original trek. A South ...

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SETH Prepare To Make "Divine" CD!

French black metal band SETH have entered Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland to record their new album, tentatively titled Divine X. However, contrary to previous reports, vocalist Vampyr Vicomte Arkames, whose departure from the band was announced earlier in the year, will not partake in the upcoming recording sessions. The line-up for the recordings is ...

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HELSTAR's Rivera Reflects On The FLOTSAM Experience!

HELSTAR frontman James Rivera has posted the following message on the official FLOTSAM AND JETSAM message board regarding his recent stint as F&J's stand-in singer on the band's short-lived US tour (following the departure of Eric A.K. earlier in the year): Well now that I'm actually back at home in Houston, I can say that ...

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SLAPSHOT Hit Road In Europe In Support Of "Greatest Hits"!

SLAPSHOT will embark on a three-week European tour during May in support of the band's newly-released Greatest Hits, Slashes And Crosschecks album. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: May 03 Sneek, NETH @ Het Bollwerk May 04 Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg May 05 Kontich, BEL @ Lintfabriek May 08 Weinheim, GER @ Caf ...

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40 GRIT Shopping Around For New Deal!

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT have a total of 15 songs written for their upcoming sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of 2002. Although still technically signed to Metal Blade Records, the group is shopping various demos to interested labels in hopes of securing a brand new contract ...

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