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CELTIC FROST: 'Monotheist' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed

CELTIC FROST's "comeback" effort, "Monotheist", has sold just under 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group's first album in 13 years was produced by the band with Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) and features 11 songs. The CD was released simultaneously in all territories in ...

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DOWNLORD Sign With OPEN GRAVE RECORDS

DOWNLORD, the Denmark-based death metal band featuring Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Donovan Spenceley (ex-SACRIFICIAL, EXCESSIVE PAYBACK) on guitar, Rene Falther (ex-EXCESSIVE PAYBACK, INIQUITY) on guitar, Thomas Fagerlind (ex-INIQUITY, DAEMON) on bass, and Rasmus Schmidt on drums, have inked a deal with Open Grave Records. Commented the group: "We signed with a great ...

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SADISTIC GRIMNESS, NOSVROLOK Preparing To Release New Albums

According to a press release from the Dutch label Infernus Rex, Swedish black/death metallers SADISTIC GRIMNESS are currently mastering their debut album, entitled "Asteni". Tentative release date is the end of the year. Also, the band has aquired a new guitarist in T. Dellamorte (a.k.a. Thomas "Dark" of LORD BELIAL) and will start to play ...

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HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: 'The Locust Years' Due In June

The new album from San Francisco's HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, entitled "The Locust Years", will be finally available in North America on June 26 in a deluxe digipack edition (September 4 in Europe) via Cruz Del Sur Music. According to a press release, "The Locust Years" "brings the creative songwriting of the HAMMERS to an upper ...

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RESURRECTED Begin Recording New Album

Long-running German death metallers RESURRECTED have announced the addition of drummer Hazim Fouad to the group's ranks. Fouad, who has played with the German thrash metal band SKULLBREAKER for the past four years (and will continue to do so), said in a statement, "I want to thank the guys of RESURRECTED for this great opportunity ...

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AXENSTAR Finish Recording New Album

Swedish power metallers AXENSTAR have finished recording their fourth album, "The Final Requiem", due in September via Germany's Massacre Records. According to the band, "it is by far the heaviest release in the history of AXENSTAR. We are all extremely happy with the result. The European version will contain 12 songs and the Japanese bonus ...

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Former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE Frontman Joins ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have announced the addition of Kyle Thomas as the group's lead vocalist. "Kyle is a world-class singer with an impressive resumé that includes being a founding member of seminal New Orleans metal band EXHORDER and singing with other acts, including FLOODGATE, PITTS VS PREPS and the legendary TROUBLE," ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY drummer Bryan Cox ...

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AEROSMITH Working With MATCHBOX TWENTY Singer ROB THOMAS

According to the Orlando Sentinel, MATCHBOX TWENTY singer Rob Thomas was headed into the studio last week to work on a track for AEROSMITH — presumably to be included on the band's new studio album, tentatively due late 2006/early 2007. According to The Boston Globe, AEROSMITH's new album will be produced by Steve Lillywhite, who ...

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EXHORDER's Official Status Is 'Permanently Disbanded'

Long-defunct New Orleans metallers EXHORDER — cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA — have issued an official statement in response to persistent rumors that the band will get back together to play select shows and/or record a new studio album. The statement reads as follows: "In response ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: New Song Posted Online

A brand new CLOUDSCAPE track, entitled "Shapeshifter", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Swedish metallers' sophomore album, "Crimson Skies", due in Europe on June 3 via Metal Heaven. Japanese and U.S. release dates for the CD have yet to be announced. Check out the album artwork at ...

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Killafornia - FIRST BLOOD

It is really quite simple: Most of you either dig this style of HATEBREED-by-way-of-TERROR metal-edged hardcore or you do not. Yes, the market is flooded, but quality acts still exist within it. The San Francisco Bay Area's FIRST BLOOD are an upper-tier, tough-guy hardcore band and debut album "Killafornia" is chock full of iron riffs, ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Perform At London Charity Event

London SE1 is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will perform at a special concert at Old Billingsgate Fish Market in London, England on May 9 in aid of The Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal and Camp Simcha. Also scheduled to perform are THE RD CRUSADERS, brought together by Express and OK! proprietor Richard ...

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AXL ROSE Comments On GUNS N' ROSES Concert Sellouts

GUNS N' ROSES' four warm-up concerts at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom sold out in less than three minutes. The four shows on the 12, 14, 15 and 17 of May are warm-ups for the European leg of the band's forthcoming tour which starts on May 25 in Madrid at Juan Carlos Arena. The band's frontman ...

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AXENSTAR Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish power metallers AXENSTAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are now halfway through the recording process of our new [fourth] album and everything is going according to our plans. The sound is much heavier than before and we are really satisfied with how the songs are taking form. Some ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: 'Eye Of The Sun' To Surface In June

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release their long-awaited new album, "Eye of the Sun" on June 23 via Escape Music. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the PHENOMENA fame, who has previously worked with such high-caliber musicians as Brian May, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, ...

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SOILWORK Drummer To Play On New SYBREED CD

Swiss metallers SYBREED have tapped Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, SCARVE) to lay down the drum tracks for the band's sophomore album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The drums will be recorded mid-June at the Taurus Studio in Geneva while the guitars, bass and vocals will be tracked during July and August in guitarist ...

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OBLITERATION Call It Quits

New York death metallers OBLITERATION have officially called it quits. In a statement announcing the split, founding member Thomas Pioli (guitar) wrote, "I disbanded OBLITERATION. After brushing a subject manifesting onto itself for an eternity, I learned the time to rise to the occassion and adress the situation is now. From the beginning the lineup ...

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WIDE OPEN THROTTLE To Release Debut Album Next Month

Houston, Texas-based metal band WIDE OPEN THROTTLE will be releasing their debut album, "Life Trials", on May 13 with a headline show at Houston's Forgetta Bout it rock club. The self-produced CD was recorded and mastered by Greg Gill of Spyder Studios and features 12 original hard rock tracks that reflect the band's classic melodic ...

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