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GOD AMONG INSECTS Announce Swedish Gig

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following update on their web site: "We are now scheduled to play at Village in Västerås, Sweden at ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Album Release Party Filmed For Possible New Video

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following message on their official web site: "The [CD] release party went all fine and we thank MYRKSKOG ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Sign With ELITIST RECORDS

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have inked a four-album deal with Elitist Records. BIOMECHANICAL are presently working on their sophomore album at singer Jon K's (also in BALANCE OF POWER) own studio. Work is likely to be completed at the end of 2004 for an early 2005 release. An unmixed track, called "Disintegration", from ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Have Enough New Material For Two Albums

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has revealed to Revolver magazine that the band have recorded enough new material for two albums. The next step will be to decide which songs flow together best. "It's hard because we don't do anything that all threee of us [Halford and guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing] don't agree ...

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EIDOLON Sign With ESCAPI

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have inked a new record deal with Escapi. The CD/DVD agreement, which was made possible with the help of manager Ole Bang (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL), "is a worldwide deal, so finally our music will be released in proper fashion in America, which has always been a problem in ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Record Release Party Detailed

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will be supported by Norway's MYRKSKOG at their record-release party on Saturday, September 4 at : Kelly's in Örebro, Sweden. MYRKSKOG's ...

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RAM-ZET Prepare To Record New Album

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET will enter the studio in early September to record their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. Mixing duties will be handled by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) in early November. Several MP3 clips from the group's 2003 demo are still available for download at their official web ...

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K-AGAIN Launch Drummer Search

Italian metalcore outfit K-AGAIN, whose most recent EP was produced by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION), are currently on the lookout for a new drummer following the departure of previous skinsman Ruben. "We spent the last five years to be here [in Los Angeles] making shows and showcases and so we don't want to ...

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DISIPLIN To Play New Material At Norway's HOLE IN THE SKY Festival

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, will premier five songs off their forthcoming album, "Quimbanda", at the Hole In The Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28, 2004 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway. The new tracks scheduled to be performed at the festival are "Feed ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Completing Work On Autobiography

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Dawn of the Metal Gods", scheduled for publication before the end of the year through Firefly Publishing. The book will recount the origins of the band from 1969 onward and includes exclusive photographs donated by friends, including Robert Plant, among others. ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: Deep In Writing Mode

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update on their web site: "We are deep into the writing of the the material for our fourth full-length to be recorded in December of 2004 in Soundlab Studios, Sweden. 3 nine-minute-tracks are fully completed and ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Filming First Video

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are currently working on a "non-budget" video for the track "Urh-Nazuur" off their upcoming debut album, "World Wide Death", due on ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST to Play 'Old Favorites' On OZZFEST Tour

JUDAS PRIEST are planning on playing a set list consisting of old favorites during their appearance at this year's Ozzfest, then returning to the States in early 2005 on the heels of their as-yet-untitled new album, which they've been recording with Roy Z (who's previously produced HALFORD as well as BRUCE DICKINSON and DOWNSET). "On ...

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ABSU/MELECHESH's PROSCRIPTOR To Launch New Record Label

ABSU/MELECHESH drummer/vocalist Proscriptor (a.k.a Russ R. Givens) is launching a unique and revolutionary label, Tarot Productions, this summer. "My objective is to furnish the underground communities with high quality releases, the first of which will be my solo project titled PROSCRIPTOR'S 'THOTH MUSIC(K)' limited to 500 vinyl Eps," he says. "Rare and limited releases from ...

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