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AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have inked a deal with Earache Records, according to Live4Metal. The band completed the recordings for their new CD, "Choronzon", in late December and currently mixing the effort at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). "Choronzon", which is being ...

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WITCHERY To Record New Album In The Fall

Sweden's WITCHERY, the group featuring THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen and ARCH ENEMY bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, have begun composing material for the follow-up to 2001's "Symphony For The Devil", tentatively due in early 2004. The following is a recent online posting from Jensen outlining the group's current activities: "New songs have been written. [Guitarist] Richard ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Acquire Second Guitarist

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE have acquired a second guitarist: BLO.TORCH axeman Marvin Vriesde. "We met him during the CANNIBAL CORPSE tour last year were he played (guest) guitar for DEW-SCENTED," the band write on their official web site. "Currently we are writing stuff for the upcoming album based on 2 guitars and it ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Complete

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has posted the following studio update to the group's official web site: "Well, well… Hello again, everyone out there! The new CD, 'Bringer Of Blood', is finally fully mastered and complete. I am proud to say everything worked out great from beginning to end. It's by far our most ...

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REPULSION To Reunite For Appearance At 2003 MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Death metal/grindcore innovators REPULSION have reunited nearly fifteen years after the release of their classic album "Horrified". REPULSIONScott Carlson (vocals/bass), Aaron Freeman (guitar), Matt Olivo (guitar) and Dave Grave (drums) — have announced plans to perform live — for the first time in over 10 years — as one of the headlining acts ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist, CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer Team Up In PATHS OF POSSESSION

Florida's PATHS OF POSSESSION, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle and CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, will release a limited-edition split CD (also featuring Ft. Pierce, Florida's DARK FAITH) on June 19 through Splattergod Records. Formerly known as SWOLLEN, PATHS OF POSSESSION's contribution to the CD will consist of "six ...

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DIABOLIC Name New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have set "Infinity Through Purification" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Special Box Set In November

Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will be releasing a box set containing three CDs and one DVD in November. Included on the CDs will be CANNIBAL CORPSE's original demo that the band made before signing to Metal Blade Records in 1990, three new cover songs, the unreleased "Created To Kill" album (recorded during the "Vile" ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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IMAGIKA Prepare To Record New CD

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will enter Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas next month with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively titled "FallenGod", for a late 2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Neil, ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On Plans For 'Corpses' Sequel

Rob Zombie has commented on his freshly-announced deal with Lions Gate Films to write and direct a sequel to his directorial debut, the horror feature "House of 1000 Corpses". "House of 1000 Corpses" has earned more than $11 million in box office receipts since its U.S. release last month. Says Zombie: "After the success of ...

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MACABRE To Release 'Murder Metal' In September

MACABRE are set to release their new full-length album, "Murder Metal", on September 23 through Season Of Mist Records. The album will be issued via a licensing agreement with Decomposed Records, an indie label owned and operated by the band and their management. This release will be a continuation of the group's 1993 classic "Sinister ...

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SKINLESS Frontman: New Album Will Contain 'Incredible Dynamics'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have entered Albany's Max Trax Studios with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't Risk Infection", "Escalate ...

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SKINLESS Prepare To Record 'From Sacrifice To Survival'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS will enter Albany's Max Trax Studios on Feb. 26 with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Add Greek Dates

CANNIBAL CORPSE have added two Greek shows to their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 17 - Münster (Breitenfeld), GER - Live Arena Apr. 18 - Vienna, AUT - Arena Apr. 19 - Budapest, HUN - Mega Club Apr. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - Metalkova Apr. 21 - Zlin, CZ - Rc ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce European Tour

Long-running death metal act CANNIBAL CORPSE have lined up the following European dates during April: Apr. 17 - Münster (Breitenfeld), GER - Live Arena Apr. 18 - Vienna, AUT - Arena Apr. 19 - Budapest, HUN - Mega Club Apr. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - Metalkova Apr. 21 - Zlin, CZ - Rc Golem Apr. ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Joins BALLISTIC

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, have parted ways with guitarist Peter Petev and have replaced him with JAG PANZER axeman Chris Broderick. The group, who were previously known as AFTERBURN, are set to begin work on their debut full-length CD ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Prepare To Record New Album

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "Hey all you sick fucks!!!! Just wanted to say what's up and let you all know what's been goin' on with SIX FEET UNDER. First off, the X-Mass festivals that we've just completed in Europe a ...

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GOD DETHRONED To Include Bonus CD With New Album

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED will release their new album, "Into The Lungs Of Hell", as a double CD and 2-LP set featuring a fat booklet and a bonus CD. The complete track listing for the bonus disc is as follows: 01. God Dethroned (re-recorded version) 02. Satan's Curse (POSSESSED cover) 03. The Execution Protocol ...

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Engineering The Dead - ABORTED

Belgium's ABORTED spit bile, other assorted bodily fluids and just about every murderously inhuman thought they can at the listener for the full thirty-eight minutes of their debut outing for France's Listenable Records. But you shouldn't be too intimidated by this, because when said sonic pretensions are set aside and dictionary-defying titles like "Nailed Through ...

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GODFLESH Tribute CD In The Works

A GODFLESH tribute CD is currently in the works, according to the unofficial GODFLESH page Crumbling Flesh (www.godflesh.com). The set will be composed of two CDRs, but the cover and booklet will be pro pressed. Among the artists set to appear on the tribute are the following 01. BEHOLD! THE LIVING CORPSE – "Go Spread ...

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CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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SKINLESS Select Producer For Upcoming CD

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have tapped veteran producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, MACABRE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their next studio effort, due in the spring via Relapse Records. ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION have dropped off the just-launched CANNIBAL CORPSE North American tour "due to a medical emergency at home," according to an official statement from the band. "We are focusing on getting back out on the road AS SOON AS POSSIBLE." The group are still expected to perform at Metal Blade Records' 20th ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Support CANNIBAL CORPSE In December

MALEVOLENT CREATION will be teaming up with CANNIBAL CORPSE for a string of Southern dates in December. These shows will mark the first time that MALEVOLENT CREATION has toured the States in five years. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Dec. 09 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Dec. 10 - Fort Worth, TX ...

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USURPER Hard At Work On 'Twilight Dominion'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have entered Chicago's Engine Music Studios to record their sixth CD with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE) for an early 2003 release through Earache Records. Entitled "Twilight Dominion", the new album promises to be, in the words of USURPER guitarist Rick Scythe, "total old school thrash metal with some over-the-top ...

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