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HEVEIN To Enter Studio In February

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. As previously reported, HEVEIN recently inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which ...

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SOULFLY Tour Postponed Due To Health Issues

The planned SOULFLY winter tour, slated to start in November of 2004, has been postponed due to heath issues. Singer/guitarist Max Cavalera will spend his time recuperating at home from a leg injury and recording material for a new SOULFLY album. The tour is slated to resume in early 2005 around the release of the ...

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HEVEIN Sign With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group were signed on the strength of their "Break Out the Hammers" EP, which was mixed earlier this year at Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne and mastered at Finnvox studios by Minerva Pappi. A full-length MP3 of the EP's title track can ...

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KONKHRA: Putting 'Heavy' Back In Heavy Metal

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update on their current activities: "We are ready to record the first 4-5 songs for the new album. This time we will record the songs as they get done, and next Friday we are entering Starstruck studio in Copenhagen to lay down the drums for these new ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist To Perform With Brazil's DEATH TRIBUTE

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will perform with the Brazilian band DEATH TRIBUTE at the "Bonded by Blood Thrash Fest" on September 18 at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil. DEATH TRIBUTE were formed by members of the Brazilian group WOMBAT and singer Bruno Sutter, who is also part of the "fun" heavy metal project MASSACRATION ...

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SOULFLY Hard At Work On First DVD

SOULFLY are currently working on their first DVD, tentatively titled "The Song Remains Insane". The disc, which is unlikely to surface before early next year, will feature "lots of European festival footage, maybe even footage from the band's South Africa travels," according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. More information will be made available soon. ...

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SOULFLY Explain WINDOW ROCK FEST II Cancellation

SOULFLY have issued a statement explaining their reasons for cancelling a scheduled appearance at the Window Rock Fest II in Window Rock, Arizona on Saturday (August 14). The festival organizer, Randall Hoskie of Rancid Savage Productions, claimed in an interview with NativeTimes.com that SOULFLY complained the crowd was small and the stage lighting ...

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SEPULTURA to Headline Brazil's SEPULFEST 2004

SEPULTURA will headline the first edition of Sepulfest 2004 on September 25 in São Paulo, Brazil. Also appearing on the bill will be RATOS DE PORÃO, NAÇÃO ZUMBI, CLAUSTROFOBIA and MASSACRATION. This will be a very special event and SEPULTURA are planning some surprises in the set list, according to a posting on the band's ...

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OZZFEST 2004 Gets Graphic: Media Goes Black With BLACK SABBATH

Orlando, FL-based Media Evolutions has recently completed video creation, graphical elements and playback control for the national Ozzfest 2004 tour and headliner BLACK SABBATH, according to a press release. Media Evolutions developed custom created video and graphical imagery elements that provided an eerie, gritty film look focusing on BLACK SABBATH's performance of 12 songs (which ...

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ADDICTION CREW: New Album Due In September

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have set a September 20 European release date through Earache Records for their new album, "Break In Life". The group, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), have finished filming a video for the ...

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SILVER Sign With MTM MUSIC

SILVER, the band featuring singer Gary Barden (MSG, STATETROOPER, PRAYING MANTIS), guitarist Michael Voss (DEMON DRIVE, CASANOVA, MAD MAX, ex-BONFIRE), and keyboard player Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE), have inked a deal with MTM Music. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, "Dream Machines" (2002), for ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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CHRIS HEAVEN To Contribute DEEP PURPLE Cover To BLACKMORE Tribute CD

Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME, REDLYNX) is recording a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune" for an upcoming tribute to Ritchie Blackmore being released through Finland's Lion Music. Joining Heaven on guitars will be Max Arminchiardi. In other news, Heaven and fellow original STATE OF GRACE member Luca Polich (guitar) ...

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Former LOK Members Return With New Band

Former LOK members Martin Westerstrand (vocals) and Daniel Cordero (bass) have joined forces with drummer Ian-Paolo Lira and celloist Max Flövik in a new band called RALLYPACK. The band are currently finishing up the recording of their debut album and have signed a management deal with Jonas Curling, who was previously head of promotions at ...

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THE KILL: Former FORTE Members Sign Distribution Deal With HELLION RECORDS

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have signed a distribution deal with Hellion Records. The group, whose lineup also includes former members of THE DREAM KINGS, recently completed work on their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". THE KILL describe ...

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Prophecy - SOULFLY

The metal world was shocked last year when SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera effectively fired his entire band, but then again, SOULFLY had never been what one could call a stable entity. Unlike Cavalera's previous band, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY has been squarely his sole vision, with any other musicians seeming more or less like hired hands. This ...

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