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SCAR SYMMETRY Complete Work On Debut Album

SCAR SYMMETRY, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring members of THEORY IN PRACTICE, INCAPACITY, and CENTINEX, have completed work on their debut album, "Symmetric In Design", due on January 31, 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. According to a Metal Blade press release, "Symmetric In Design" can most closely be described as "a mix between ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'House' Sequel Gets Release Date

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Rob Zombie's second project as a feature film director, "The Devil's Rejects", has been given a release date of August 12, 2005. Although a February release for the movie had been previously rumored, Zombie himself announced online last week that the picture would not be finished in time for ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer Announces Lineup For 'Solo' Appearance

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has announced the lineup of his solo band for his upcoming appearance in Slovakia on November 20. The band's lineup will consist of the following: Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS) - vocals Mirka Rantanen (THUNDERSTONE, TUNNELVISION, WARMEN) - drums Lauri Porra (TUNNELVISION) - Bass Tuomas Wäinölä (HEARTPLAY, NYLON BEAT)- guitars Mikko Harkin (WINGDOM, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Was A Rip-Off

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again slammed METALLICA over the inclusion of a scene in METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session, calling Ulrich "a treacherous little man" and accusing METALLICA of having "ripped off" the ideas for their biggest ...

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SCORNGRAIN Release Debut Album

Finnish "acid thrash" metallers SCORNGRAIN have just released their debut album, "Cyberwarmachine", via Dynamic Arts Records. "Cyberwarmachine" was recorded and mixed at MediaWorks Studios in Joensuu, Finland and was mastered at Finnvox Studios. "Cyberwarmachine" track listing: 01. 24-7 Hell 02. Blank 03. Cyberwarmachine 04. Flesh Means Pain 05. Killing Breed 06. 4-D Religion 07. New ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Recording More Material For Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins will enter the studio on October 29 to record the seventh song for his upcoming solo project, entitled "Demon Deceiver". The track, entitled "Bleeding", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Pete Emms (bass), Mike de Jager (guitar), Simon Lees (guitar, BUDGIE) and Mick Hales (drums). As previously reported, ...

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CROWBAR: In Mixing Mode

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records. "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on ...

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DEATH BY DAWN Add Second Guitarist

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), have announced the addition of second guitarist Ingo "Fusel" Fussangel (ex-SUDDEN DEATH) to the group's ranks. Fussangel made his live debut with the group on October 2 at R17 near Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. DEATH BY DAWN's current ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS Schedule CD-Release Party

Belgian melodic death metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have scheduled a CD-release party for their third full-length album, "Send In the Clowns", on Saturday, October 27 at The Eendracht in Dessel, Belgium. "The band will play the entire new album for the first time, combined with songs from the previous albums," the group write on their ...

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DAWN OF AZAZEL To Tour Australia In November

New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL will be embarking on a short tour of Australia in November. This will be the band's first live excursion since their sucessfull European tour in July and also the last with drummer Phill Osborne and guitarist Antony Angelov. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 – Melborne, AUS ...

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FLESH MADE SIN Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch thrashers FLESH MADE SIN have inked a deal with Holland's Karmageddon Media. The group's full-length debut, "Dawn of the Stillborn", was recorded at Harrow studio in Losser, the Netherlands with producer Marc ter Braak. Cover artwork was handled by Manuel Tinnemans (PENTACLE, NECROPHAGIA). A November 15 release is expected. "Dawn of the Stillborn" track ...

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SAMAEL: 'Reign Of Light' Details Revealed

Swiss CD shop CeDe.ch has uploaded the album cover and complete track listing for the upcoming SAMAEL CD, "Reign of Light". Check it out here. "Reign of Light" track listing: 01. Moongate 02. Inch Allah 03. High Above 04. Reign of Light 05. On Earth 06. Telepath 07. Oriental Dawn 08. As the ...

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MORBID ANGEL Perform In Chile: Photos, Review Available

Chile's Grinder magazine has posted several photos from MORBID ANGEL's headlining concert at Teatro Providencia in Santiago on Tuesday (Sept. 7). Check them out here. MORBID ANGEL's appearance in Chile was part of the group's current South American tour, which marks bassist/vocalist David Vincent's first live performances with the group in eight years. ...

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THROES OF DAWN: 'Vertigo' Video Posted Online

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have uplaoded their video for the song "Vertigo" to their official web site. "Vertigo" comes off the group's latest album, "Quicksilver Clouds", available now on Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August and November 2003 ...

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SAMAEL: 'Telepath' Single Audio Clips Available Online

Audio clips of all the tracks from the forthcoming SAMAEL single, "Telepath", can be downloaded at Cede.ch. The complete track listing for the single, due on September 6, is as follows: 01. Telepath (3:35) 02. Inch Allah (3:33) 03. Telepathic (remix) (4:19) 04. Inch Allah (karaoke version) (3:33) 05. Telepathic (instrumental version) (4:19) ...

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SAMAEL: New Audio Clip Posted Online

An audio clip of the new SAMAEL single, "Telepath", has been posted online at this location. "Telepath" comes off the group's upcoming full-length CD, "Reign of Light", tentatively due in October. "Reign of Light" will be released through the band's own label, Galactical Recordings, with exclusive licenses to Regain Records (whole world except ...

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FLESH MADE SIN Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

Dutch thrashers FLESH MADE SIN have completed work on their full-length debut, "Dawn of the Stillborn", tentatively due in November. The album was recorded at Harrow studio with producer Marc ter Braak. Cover artwork was handled by Manuel Tinnemans (PENTACLE, NECROPHAGIA). "Dawn of the Stillborn" track listing (in no particular order): 01. Crowned In Torment ...

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AUTUMN TEARS: Long-Awaited 'Eclipse' Album Due In October

New England "neo-classical darkwave metal" act AUTUMN TEARS have finally ended their four-year absence from the progressive, extreme recording scene with the announcement of the official worldwide release date for their highly anticipated new CD, "Eclipse", as Tuesday, October 26, 2004. The forthcoming CD is "the most epic, conceptual, and fullest neoclassical piece of music ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE: 'Hitlist' Video Posted Online

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE have uploaded their video for the track "Hitlist" at this location. The band had previously stated about the clip, "Without giving away any secrets, this isn't going to be just 'another' video we are going to be making something totally unique, with a wiring team that's done 'Bullet Proof ...

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DARKTHRONE's FENRIZ Presents 'The Best Of Old School Black Metal'

Snapper Music has set a September 20 release date for "The Best Of Old School Black Metal", a compilation consisting of "the most influential and most unholy sounding tracks" of the black metal genre as selected by DARKTHRONE's Fenriz. "Cult heroes such as SARCOFAGO and TORMENTOR lurk amongst tracks from originators VENOM and BATHORY," according ...

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SAMAEL To Release New Single

Switzerland's SAMAEL will be issuing a new single, "Telepath", prior to the release of their forthcoming full-length CD, "Reign of Light", which is expected to arrive in October. The complete track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Telepath 02. Inch'Allah 03. Telepathic (remix) 04. Inch'Allah (karaoke version) 05. Telepathic (instrumental version) A "Reign ...

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HADES ALMIGHTY: Album Reissue Features Bonus Tracks, Video

Norwegian black/extreme metallers HADES ALMIGHTY have just reissued their "forgotten classic", "The Pulse of Decay", through Dark Essence Records. The group originally released the album in 2001 through Psycho Bitch Records, the label formed by the band's then-management. That resulted in no distribution, making it virtually impossible for fans to find the album. Now the ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR are expected to enter Sonicimage studios in Kouvola, Finland soon to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Spinefarm Records. The current TO/DIE/FOR lineup once again features vocalist Jape Perätalo, who allegedly decided to reclaim the T/D/F name for his TIAGA project after being offered a record deal ...

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CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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HELLWITCH Schedule First Live Gig In Six Years

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH will play their first live gig in six years at the Culture Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, July 24. Also set to perform are MALEVOLENT CREATION and DIVINE EMPIRE. HELLWITCH's current lineup includes original member Pat Ranieri (guitar/vocals), Joe Schnessel (drums; he started playing in the band in ...

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