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HAVOCHATE: New Album Samples Posted Online

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have posted MP3 samples of three new tracks at their official web site. The songs "Alone", "Cycle of Pain" and "Speak No More" come off the group's upcoming second album, tentatively due in October/November in Europe and January 2005 in the ...

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TOMMY LEE Enrolls In College?

The Buffalo News reports: "The University at Buffalo enjoyed some positive publicity when MTV visited two years ago to follow the experiences of a fraternity and sorority pledge class. "Despite that, UB said 'no' to a new reality show, a series in which cameras will follow a well-known Hollywood celebrity as he enrolls in college ...

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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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DEREK RODDY Completes Drum Tracks For New HATE ETERNAL CD

Derek Roddy has finished recording the drum tracks for the upcoming HATE ETERNAL album at guitarist Erik Rutan's Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida. Derek, who is known for laying down extremely fast and complex drum tracks in one take, reportedly completed the recordings in five and a half hours. The sessions were also recorded ...

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HAVOCHATE: In Mixing Mode

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), have commenced the mixing process for their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release New Album This Month

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 release date for the new MELIAH RAGE album, "Barely Human". A major North American tour will follow. Guitarists Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury, and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of WARGASM) on "Barely ...

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Former MARDUK, DARK ANGEL Members To Join Forces In New Project

Former MARDUK members Legion (a.k.a. Erik Hagsted, vocals) and B.War (bass) will be joining forces with guitarist Jim Durkin (DREAMS OF DAMNATION, ex-DARK ANGEL) in a new death metal project. The band, which will be based out of Los Angeles, is "only a recording project, on paper at this point," Durkin told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I wrote ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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INTO ETERNITY Tap Touring Drummer

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have announced that Pit magazine's own Adam Sagan has been tapped to tour with the band taking over the drum throne. After the position was vacated by longtime member Jim Austin, a worldwide call was made for a replacement and it was answered by Madison, Wisconsin's Adam Sagan, one of the band's ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMPALED NAZARENE Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMPALED NAZARENE, MISERY INDEX and GRAVEWORM are among the bands confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, a three-day event set to take place August 5-7, 2004 in Hvozd u Konice, Czech Republic. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE (USA) IMPALED NAZARENE (Finland) MISERY INDEX (USA) GRAVEWORM (Italy) SEAR ...

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Former GARDENIAN, DIMENSION ZERO Members Join Forces In PITCHLINE

Former GARDENIAN vocalist Jim Kjell has joined forces with ex-DIMENSION ZERO/IN FLAMES guitarist Glenn Ljungström in a new band called PITCHLINE, according to MetalBite.com. "It has a little touch of GARDENIAN as for the mixture of growls and clean [vocals], and of course it's melodic," Kjell said of the new project's musical direction. "Yet this ...

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JAG PANZER: Two New Songs Available For Download

Two tracks from the forthcoming JAG PANZER album, "Casting the Stones", have been posted online at the group's official web site. The songs available for download are "Battered & Bruised" (mp3) and "Legion Immortal" (mp3). As previously reported, "Casting the Stones" is scheduled for release in October through Century Media Records. ...

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5 BILLION DEAD Launch Debut EP

5 BILLION DEAD, the new American metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner and DNS singer/artist Strain, have just released their debut EP. The CD was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer studios (TRIVIUM, ADRIFT, MONSTROSITY, CAPHARNAUM) in Sanford, FL and was mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound. MP3 clips of the tracks ...

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AMON AMARTH Finalize Track Listing, Release Date For New Album

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Fate of Norns", due on September 6 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to last year's "Versus The World", "Fate of Norns" (which refers to the three Norns — or "godesses of fate" — Urd, Skuld and Verdandi, who, in Scandinavian mythology, sit ...

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