PAIN: New CD, Tour, Reissue On The Way

Swedish "industrial" metal act PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, will issue their third album, entitled Nothing Remains the Same, on January 23rd through Stockholm Records. On the very same day, PAIN will perform at the official record release party at The Shrine in Stockholm, to be followed by the group's first-ever Swedish tour, ...

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BALLISTIC Ink Deal With Metal Blade Europe

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN), is on the verge of signing a deal with Metal Blade Records Europe. According to Gattis, "the deal fits in perfectly to our schedules, and we can't wait to get started on our ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Live Album In The Works

Finnish melodic power metallers SONATA ARCTICA have finished mixing their live album, entitled Live In Japan 2001, at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. The band are due to enter Tico Tico Studios shortly to record a couple of new songs, which may or may not appear on the aforementioned live CD as “bonus” cuts. A ...

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Original NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Reunite For Four Shows In April!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will reunite for the first time in a decade (if you discount a poorly-promoted reunion show that took place in May 1997 in Manchester, New Hampshire) to perform four East Coast shows in April. Details are sketchy at ...

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PAPA ROACH's "Lovehatetragedy" To Drop In June

PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on their brand new album, entitled Lovehatetragedy, at a North Hollywood studio with producer Brendan O'Brien (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN). Scheduled to be issued through Dreamworks Records in June, the follow-up to 2000's Infest will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Explosive Energy ...

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No WILL HAVEN For The 'KNOT!

Sacramento's WILL HAVEN will not be supporting SLIPKNOT on their forthcoming UK tour, despite recent rumors to the contrary. As previously reported, original support act DOWNTHESUN were forced to pull out of the tour after their label London/Sire Records went under, prompting rumors that WILL HAVEN would fill the vacant slot. However, it now appears ...

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MESHUGGAH: The Evil Eight-String!

Swedish aggro virtuosos MESHUGGAH are hard at work on the material for their fourth full-length album and are mere days away from completing a four-song demo for the upcoming effort, due out in June via Nuclear Blast Records. The notorious perfectionists' desire to focus all their attention on the pre-production sessions for the forthcoming CD ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Not Involved With Upcoming VH1 Special

Following last week's controversy surrounding former ANTHRAX bassist Danny Lilker's non-involvement with the upcoming ANTHRAX VH1 Behind The Music special (see original report here), ex-ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has confirmed that, as of this time, he has not been contacted about contributing to the documentary and he doesn't expect to be, considering the ...

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MEGADETH Double Live CD Release Date Set

MEGADETH's upcoming, as–yet-untitled double live CD, which was recorded in mid-November in Tucson, Arizona, is tentatively scheduled to be released in the US on March 18th through Sanctuary Records. A Japanese release is expected on March 13th through Victor Entertainment. ...

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