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LORD BELIAL Schedule Record-Release Party

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have scheduled a release party for their fifth album, "The Seal Of Belial", on June 18 at FATclub in Malmö, Sweden. Due on June 21 through through Regain Records, "The Seal Of Belial" was engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) at Los Angered Recording studios in ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Set U.S. Release Date For New CD

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set an August 24 U.S. release date through ENTOMBED's label imprint, Threeman Recordings, for their latest CD, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate". The album will be released in continental Europe on May 18. In the meantime, THE PROJECT HATE are ...

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NIGHTWISH: Beer Photo Posted Online

A photo of the special NIGHTWISH "beer" that can currently be bought at Kitee's (NIGHTWISH's hometown in Eastern Finland) K-Market Kupiainen shop and from Kitee's Kievari restaurant has been posted online at the group's official web site. This lager-type beer is brewed by Pirkanmaan Uusi Panimo (PUP) and it will be sold until ...

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NIGHTWISH: Beer And Stamps Used As Marketing Tools

A special NIGHTWISH "beer" can currently be bought Kitee's (NIGHTWISH's hometown in Eastern Finland) K-Market Kupiainen shop and from Kitee's Kievari restaurant. This lager-type beer is brewed by Pirkanmaan Uusi Panimo (PUP) and it will be sold until the end of 2004. Its label says "A Megabueno Cerveza" and it includes a NIGHTWISH photo. The ...

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ALICE COOPER To Receive Honorary Doctorate

Alice Cooper is being awarded an honorary doctorate by a Christian liberal arts college, according to the Associated Press. The 56-year-old will receive the honorary degree at Grand Canyon University's commencement ceremony Saturday. Cooper, whose classic albums include "Killer", and "Welcome to my Nightmare", has been a financial supporter of the school, university officials said. ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST Re-Sign With SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST have confirmed that they have re-signed with Sony Music for the release of their upcoming studio album. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are pleased to announce that Sony Music U.K. has re-signed the giants of Heavy Metal JUDAS PRIEST to a worldwide deal. "Returning to the home ...

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DROWNING POOL: Entire New Album Streamed Online

AOL Music is streaming the new DROWNING POOL album, "Desensitized", at this location. "Desensitized", released this past Tuesday (April 20) through Wind-Up Records, was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and marks the group's first release with frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, who joined the band last summer following the tragic death ...

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Recording New Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson has posted the following message in the band's official forum: "This is a sort of informal update. "I went to Helsinki, basically to try and help with anything I could. Am here now. "Jörg Michael will play on the next STRATOVARIUS record (as he is very good of course, and there ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Reschedule New Album Recording Sessions

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We had planned to enter the studio in September, but Mazza will be doing the new 2 TON album at that time. Then we thought we could to it in ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Drops By New York's K-ROCK: Audio Available

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor dropped by K-Rock's "Furious Five" in New York City Monday (April 12) to talk about the group's forthcoming album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", the incessant rumors of an impending band split, and the group's controversial video shoot for the album's first single, "Duality". Listen to the nine-minute interview

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THE PROJECT HATE's LORD K To DJ At Swedish Metal Club

THE PROJECT HATE/GOD AMONG INSECTS guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipsson) will make a rare DJ appearance at the Metallterrassen metal club in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, April 10. As previously reported, GOD AMONG INSETCS' debut album, "World Wide Death", is scheduled for release this summer through ENTOMBED's Threeman Recordings. The CD was recorded and ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: New Audio Clip Posted Online

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 uploaded a 38-second audio clip of the track "Legions of Darkness" at this location. "Legions of Darkness" comes ...

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RAM-ZET Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Bassist Solem has left Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET due to "private" reasons. "This is a great loss and the band wishes him all the best in the future," the group write on their web site. "He will be replaced by Jon 'Daniel', a local talent who blew all sceptics aside in Hønefoss ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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CARCASS: 'Best Of' Collection Due In May

Earache Records will be issuing a "best of" collection from legendary U.K. grindcore band CARCASS on May 17. Titled "Choice Cuts", the compilation contains over 20 tracks, including two full Peel Sessions broadcast back in 1989 and 1990. It also features a comprehensive booklet including an in-depth interview with drummer Ken Owen. "Choice Cuts" (view ...

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OFFICIUM TRISTE Complete Work On New Album

Dutch doom/death act OFFICIUM TRISTE have finished the recordings of their third full-length album, entitled "Reason". Recorded at the band's own El Pato studio, it will contain the following tracks: 01. In Pouring Rain 02. The Silent Witness 03. This Inner Twist 04. The Sun Doesn't Shine Anymore 05. A Flower in Decay Mastering will ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Debut Album Details Revealed

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 enter Abyss Studios on Saturday, March 20 with engineer Tommy Tägtgren to begin recording their debut album, "World Wide Death", ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Step Up' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for their new single, "Step Up", has been posted online at this location. "Step Up" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Desensitized", due on April 20 through Wind-Up Records. The track will also be will be featured on the upcoming "Punisher: The Album" soundtrack, due on March 23 through ...

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THE PROJECT HATE/GOD AMONG INSECTS: Armageddon Finally Comes

THE PROJECT HATE/GOD AMONG INSECTS guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) has issued the following update: "Global Domination, the new excellent music-site founded by Lord K Philipson of THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, and friends, is now launched. www.globaldomination.se will be working in some time as the name is registered, but for now you'll have to ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Play LOLLAPALOOZA?

According to www.theninhotline.com, New York's K-Rock and Seattle's 107.7 The End radio stations announced today (Feb. 19) that NINE INCH NAILS will headline this year's Lollapalooza tour. The recently resurrected alt-rock festival last year boasted sets from JANE'S ADDICTION, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, THE DONNAS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. As ...

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