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LORD BELIAL: More Swedish Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have lined up the following dates in April/May: Apr. 10 - Club Nocturnal – Gothenburg, SWE May 01 - Club Adrian/Hvitfelt - Uddevalla, SWE May 07 - Belsepub - Gothenburg, SWE May 29 - Körpehölsfestivalen - Uddevalla, SWE As previously reported, LORD BELIAL finished mixing their new album, "The Seal ...

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LORD BELIAL Announce Swedish Dates

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have lined up the following dates in April/May: Apr. 10 - Club Nocturnal - Gothenburg, SWE May 01 - Club Adrian - Uddevalla, SWE LORD BELIAL finished mixing their new album, "The Seal Of Belial", at Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier this month. As previously reported, the ...

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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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KELLY KEELING Issues Update

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Howdy folks! It's been a while since I updated. I've been so busy on the road with various projects and social gatherings. "I did a show with DOKKEN at the Palms in Las ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In September

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals and current DARK FUNERAL touring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), are planning on entering Soundlab Studios in September with producer Mieszko Talarczyk to record the follow-up to last year's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", tentatively due in early 2005 through ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spotted In California, Band Prepare To Record

JUDAS PRIEST have denied reports that the band are recording their new album in California after Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K. Downing (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums) were spotted there over the weekend. Writing to the group's official message board, PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews said, "Glenn, K.K. and Scott were only in Anaheim on Saturday ...

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STRATOVARIUS Leader TIMO TOLKKI: 'My Life Has Been Threatened'

A brand-new interview with STRATOVARIUS members Timo Tolkki (guitars), Jari Kainulainen (bass), and the group's latest addition, vocalist "Miss K" (a.k.a. Katriina Wiiala), has been posted online at the band's official web site. The following are a few select excerpts from that interview: Question: The new line up was announced on Thursday (Jan 15). It's ...

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It's Official: STRATOVARIUS Have A Female Singer!

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have announced the addition of a new singer and drummer to the group's ranks. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "New vocalist for STRATOVARIUS is called 'Miss K' (photos). "The vocal talents of this sultry Finnish lady vary from raunchy rock to classical operatic. Her voice range ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

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 the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Name Album

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 set "World Wide Death" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this summer through Threeman Recordings. The CD ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Enter Studio In March

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new 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 with engineer Tommy Tägtgren on March 20 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, due in ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Records Guest Appearance

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has recorded a guest appearance on an album from an "up-and-coming" Greek artist named Mike K. The recordings took place at Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece between December 19 and 23, and "the results are outstanding," according to a posting on Cross' web site. "The musical style covers heavy rock, ...

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LORD BELIAL To Mix New Album This Month

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL are scheduled to mix their new album, "The Seal Of Belial", at Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden between Monday, January 12 and Thursday, January 15. As previously reported, the self-produced effort was engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and is due to be mixed ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Begin Recording Debut Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new 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 finished writing the material for their debut album and are currently looking for a suitable studio in which to ...

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RAM-ZET: New Demo Clips Posted Online

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET have posted four MP3 clips from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The tracks available for download are as follows (all clips approximately one minute each in length): 01. …And Innocence (mp3) 02. Asylum (mp3) 03. Damnation Dance (mp3) ...

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VOMITORY: Studio Update

Tobias Gustafsson, the drummer for the Swedish death metal act VOMITORY, has posted the following studio update on the group's official web site: "Our fifth album, 'Primal Massacre', is now taking its shape! We (Ulf - guitars, Henrik Larsson - producer, and me) arrived at [Studio Kuling in Örebro, Sweden] on Sunday December 7th, set ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

New York-based DRY KILL LOGIC have parted ways with bassist Dave Kowatch and are currently seeking a replacement. "After 10 years with the band Dave Kowatch has decided to leave [DRY KILL LOGIC], and we wish him the best with all his future plans," vocalist Cliff Rigano said in an official statement. "That being said, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Issue New Single In The U.K.

LIMP BIZKIT's current single, "Behind Blue Eyes", will be issued as a CD- and 7-inch single on Monday (Nov. 24) in the U.K., according to MTV.com. The vinyl version of the "Results May Vary" single is backed with "Just Drop Dead", a track purported to be about Britney Spears that Fred Durst posted on the ...

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ZYKLON: K-FEST Cancelled

ZYKLON's previously announced K-Fest show has been cancelled, according to the group's official web site. ZYKLON will still play in London on November 22 as part of "The Blackest of the Black" package, with DANZIG as headliner. Also set to appear at the event are MARDUK, ORANGE GOBLIN and MELDRUM. Upcoming ZYKLON shows: Nov. 21 ...

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MAX CAVALERA's Artistic License

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has been invited to speak at the Philosophical Society's 319th session at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland on November 13. Running since 1684, previous speakers for the prestigious Society have included a whole range of people such as Winston Churchill, Frederic Engels, J K Galbraith, Bertrand Russell and The Edge ...

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Swedish Death Metal 'Supergroup' Gets A Name

GOD AMONG INSECTS is the name of the brand-new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY). "We still have a few more songs to complete but things are going as ...

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