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BELPHEGOR Sign With NAPALM RECORDS

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have signed a deal with Napalm Records for the release of their fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", tentatively due in late November. The follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" was recorded at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) and will be released in three different formats: limited-edition ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Frontman Sacrifices His Health For Metal

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "August 20th - I did my regular thing today with some extremely unimportant variations. Sharing a bed with a beautiful woman is absolutely some sweet perfection. Especially at night. Especially in the morning. Warm skin on skin. That ...

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GRIMFIST: MP3 Clips Available For Download

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, have posted one-minute MP3 samples of all 10 tracks from their forthcoming debut album, "Ghouls of Grandeur", at this location. "Ghouls of Grandeur", due in the U.S. on September 23 through Candlelight Records, was recorded at Sweden's Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tägtgren (MARDUK, HYPOCRISY, ...

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Sweet Vengeance - NIGHTRAGE

The weekly return of Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCK UP, THE CROWN, SKITSYSTEM) in yet another project only ranks just behind death and taxes and night turning into day on the scale of inevitability. In this particular instance, Tomas lines up alongside a couple of guitarists from Greek bands (ex-EXHUMATION man Mario Iliopoulos and ...

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IMMORTAL Side Project GRIMFIST To Release Debut In September

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring IMMORTAL drummer Horgh and ex-IMMORTAL bassist Iscariah, will release their debut album, "Ghouls of Grandeur", in the U.S. on September 23 through Candlelight Records. Together only a short while, GRIMFIST played part to a label bidding match before settling on Candlelight as their official home in late 2002. "Ghouls of ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Explains His Departure

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Trey Spruance, who played on the band's "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime" CD (1995), recently spoke to Perfect Pitch Online about the countless rumors that have been circulating regarding the reasons for his departure from the group. "My favorite is the one that came from FAITH NO ...

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INCANTATION Release Statement Regarding Australian Car Crash

INCANTATION have posted a message on their official web site offering more details about the car accident in Australia last week that caused the cancellation of the band's gig at Forest Inn in Bexley. The group's statement reads as follows: "As some people may have already heard, on Friday June 28th 2003, Kyle, John and ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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BELPHEGOR Complete Work On 'Lucifer Incestus'

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", tentatively due in September. The follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" was recorded at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY). The complete track listing for "Lucifer Incestus" is as follows: 01. Inflamate Christianos (intro) 02. The Goatchrist ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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EVANESCENCE: Interview Controversy Leads To Product Recall

EVANESCENCE's record label, Wind-Up Records, has officially recalled the group's products from Christian stores, Christian radio, and Christian charts, citing "recent statements by band members [which] have made it abundantly clear that EVANESCENCE is a secular band." In a letter dated Thursday, April 10, Alan Meltzer, the Chairman and Owner of Wind-Up Records, explained the ...

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MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, ANATHEMA Classics To Be Reissued

Peaceville Records have announced the U.S. release of special digipak pressings of label classic recordings — MY DYING BRIDE's "The Angel And the Dark River", PARADISE LOST's "Gothic", and ANATHEMA's "The Silent Enigma". In stores May 20, each has been remastered, with PARADISE LOST's "Gothic" featuring the rare cuts "Rotting Misery (Doom Dub)" and ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Why I Was Fired From 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement via his official web site giving his side of the story behind his termination from the national touring revival of the Rice-Webber rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar". The statement reads as follows: "I would like to extend my heartfelt apologies to those of you who ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Fired By 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Producers

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach was reportedly terminated by the producers of the national touring revival of the Rice-Webber rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar". No further information is available at this time. In an interview published in January in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Bach spoke proudly of his involvement in the production, stating that "I ...

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