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DEICIDE Begin Recording Vocals For New Album

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE are still in the middle of recording their new album, "The Stench of Redemption", at Morrisound studios in Tampa, Florida for a June 6 release via Earache Records. Commented drummer Steve Asheim: "We're tracking a few more leads and Glen [Benton] has just started on his vocal tracks. But things are ...

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STONE SOUR Part Ways With Drummer

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have officially parted ways with drummer Joel Ekman. "This is something that we all discussed and feel is best for the five of us and for the future of STONE SOUR," the group write in a statement. "This has been the most ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Sign With SIXSIXSIX RECORDS

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH have inked a deal with the U.K. based label SixSixSix Records. SixSixSix Records is owned by CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus and is distributed in the U.K. via RSK Entertainment. WYKKED WYTCH will enter the studio in late April to record their fourth album, "The Awakening", tentatively due in October. Two ...

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STONE SOUR: Studio Update

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are continuing work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). "We now have 13 guitar tracks, 12 bass tracks, and 8 vocal tracks done of the 17 songs that we plan to record," guitarist Josh Rand said. ...

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Reprint Of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman's Biography 'Angry Chair' To Include New Chapter

Argentinean journalist-author Adriana Rubio, who penned the biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, titled "Layne Staley: Angry Chair", has issued the following statement regarding the recently announced plans to run a new reprint of the book via her new publisher ARTS Publications: "'Layne Staley: Angry Chair' had three reprints from its original ...

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DEICIDE Kicked Off HELLFEST Due To French Grave Desecrations

According to the official Hellfest web site, DEICIDE have been dropped from this year's French festival bill due to circumstances very much out of their control. It seems that the events organizers got the jitters and bowed to local government pressure to have Glen Benton's satanic death metal outfit removed from the ironically named Hellfest ...

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SOTHIS Music To Be Featured In Horror Film

U.S. symphonic black metallers SOTHIS will have the track "Sinister Nation" featured in the upcoming horror/thriller film "Bloodshed". Produced by Drainbamage Films and directed by Jim McMahon, "Bloodshed" has been completed and is represented worldwide by Strategic Film Partners. There is no current domestic release date, but Spotlight Pictures is currently handling all sales for ...

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Threshold of Revelation - TWELFTH GATE

I had been patiently waiting for the follow-up to 2003's "Summoning" from Chicago's TWELFTH GATE, figuring that if it is in league with the NEVORMORE-esque, mildly proggy traditional/thrash metal of the debut that I'd be in for a treat. After parting ways with Crash Music, Inc., the band settled on Season of Mist and now ...

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STONE SOUR: Studio Update; Photos Available

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are still hard at work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). The drum tracks by session drummer Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, currently a touring member of SEPULTURA) are complete, according to the most recent studio report submitted ...

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INTO ETERNITY Tap Original Drummer For New Album

Tim Roth of the Regina, Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update on the band's curent and upcoming activities: "The new album is still underway for us. Right now we are looking at 11 songs for the new album. Each song is a bit more compact compared to what we usually have ...

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Bay Area Thrashers DEFIANCE Sign With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

Oakland, California thrashers DEFIANCE, best known for their seminal late '80s/early '90s Roadrunner releases "Void Terra Firma" and "Beyond Recognition", have inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Corporate Punishment Records. The group will enter Trident Studios in Concord, CA with producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SKINLAB, VILE) this summer to begin work on their fourth album, ...

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Entering the Diabolic Trinity - SATHANAS

Long-running underground U.S. black metal act SATHANAS drop their fifth album courtesy of Singapore's Pulverised Records (pay attention to this label). Blackened thrash is more like it, with an emphasis on the thrash part. The secret to "Entering the Diabolic Trinity" is in its non-nonsense, in-your-face approach. Black metal in feel only (largely because of ...

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OSI To Release Double-CD Version Of New Album

InsideOut Music has pushed back the projected release date of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) album, entitled "Free", to April 21 from the previously announced March 31. The CD will once again feature FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, with FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT ...

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IMPALER To Team Up With COLD COLOURS For U.S. Tour

Shock-rock veterans IMPALER will be teaming up with COLD COLOURS for a U.S. tour beginning in late March. Formed in 1983, IMPALER have released albums worldwide through such labels as Combat, Roadrunner and Century Media, before inking a deal with Root Of All Evil Records in the late '90s. Their storied past and horrific live ...

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SLIPKNOT: Special Videocast Available Online

"Metal Injection" has once again uploaded their "Slipknot Mixtape", featuring two interviews with the band where they discuss their live shows, videos and the future of SLIPKNOT. Also included is SLIPKNOT live footage and videos. The videocast can be downloaded for FREE by clicking here. SLIPKNOT capped off an amazing two years on ...

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STONE SOUR: Ex-SOULFLY Drummer MAYORGA To Play On New Album

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are hard at work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). Guitarist Josh Rand has filed the following candid report from inside the studio: "As we roll into week four of the recording process for the new ...

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