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RAGING SPEEDHORN Announce New Singer, Record Deal

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have announced the addition of guitarist Jaye Thompson (ex-DEFENESTRATION) to the group's ranks. Thomspon replaces founding member Tony Loughlin, who left the band to pursue a career in "music management." In other news, RAGING SPEEDHORN have signed a new deal with SPV Records following their split with the ZTT label. A new ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In September

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals and current DARK FUNERAL touring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), are planning on entering Soundlab Studios in September with producer Mieszko Talarczyk to record the follow-up to last year's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", tentatively due in early 2005 through ...

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APARTMENT 26 Replace SKRAPE On LIFE OF AGONY Tour

APARTMENT 26, the British group led by singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), have replaced SKRAPE on the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY/FLAW tour. LIFE OF AGONY, FLAW, APARTMENT 26 tour dates: Jan. 20 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY Jan. 21 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 23 - Paladium ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have been confirmed for the Classic Metal Fest 4, set to be held May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently scheduled to appear at the event: SOLITUDE AETURNUS HIRAX RAFF DECEASED ATTACKER WRETCH IMPALER DESTRUCTOR PREMONITION TYRANT'S ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Name Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have set "World Wide Death" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this summer through Threeman Recordings. The CD ...

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DESTINY: New Album Delayed

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Future Of The Past", to March 5 through GMR Music Group. "Future Of The Past" was recorded at the band's own DRS Studios and features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson. As previously reported, DESTINY are ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Enter Studio In March

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss studios with engineer Tommy Tägtgren on March 20 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, due in ...

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LIFE OF AGONY, FLAW, SKRAPE: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring headliners LIFE OF AGONY along with openers FLAW and SKRAPE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 20 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY Jan. 21 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 23 - Paladium - Worcester, MA Jan. 24 - Starland Ballroom ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Film Live DVD

Relapse Records recording artists CEPHALIC CARNAGE have announced plans to film their very first concert live-concert DVD. The DVD taping will take place in the band's hometown of Denver, Colorado at the Ogden Theatre on Friday, January 23. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be free to all attendees over the age ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Begin Recording Debut Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have finished writing the material for their debut album and are currently looking for a suitable studio in which to ...

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HIRAX, DECEASED, ATTACKER Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

HIRAX, DECEASED, ATTACKER, RAFF, DESTRUCTOR and IMPALER are among the artists scheduled to appear at the Classic Metal Fest 4 May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently confirmed to appear at the event: HIRAX DECEASED ATTACKER RAFF DESTRUCTOR IMPALER PREMONITION TYRANT'S REIGN IRON CROSS ...

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Ex-ZANDELLE Drummer Joins MAGUS BEAST

Former ZANDELLE drummer Bob Delmini has officially joined MAGUS BEAST. Bob and the guys of MAGUS BEAST have been friends for a few years, and once they started working together, it was obvious that this was an incredible opportunity that could not be passed up. Bob Delmini commented, "I'm so excited that I've found the ...

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GRAND MAGUS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will release their sophomore album, "Monument", in the U.S. in January through The Music Cartel. The CD, which was released in Europe in October through Rise Above Records, features cover artwork and layout by Hugh Gilmour (MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK SABBATH, ...

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RHAPSODY: Setting New Standards In 'Film Score Metal'

Acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will join the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY on their next CD. Mr. Lee is no stranger to music and recording studios as he is a ...

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TY LONGLEY's Father: Rhode Island Inferno Charges Are Wrong

Laurel J. Sweet of the Boston Herald is reporting that the father of GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley believes throwing the band's tour manager and the owners of the Rhode Island rock club where his son perished with 99 fans behind bars would only let society off from demanding history never repeat itself. "Jail time ...

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Lawyer: GREAT WHITE Singer Is Relieved But Agonizing

Laurel J. Sweet of the Boston Herald is reporting that GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell was "relieved" to be spared criminal culpability for the fourth deadliest fire in U.S. history, but remains tormented by his role in rock 'n' roll infamy, his lawyer said. "Jack is still agonizing over this," attorney Neil Philbin said yesterday ...

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Judge: GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Report Issued

A Superior Court judge confirmed Tuesday that a grand jury has issued its report on its nearly 10-month investigation into The Station nightclub fire that started after GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics set the building on fire, killing 100 people and injuring scores of others, according to the Associated Press. Attorney General Patrick Lynch had scheduled a ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Up For 'Brummie Of The Year' Award

Neil Elkes of Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is among the celebrities competing for the "Brummie of the Year" award. Creator Jon Bounds said the award was created to honor Birmingham, England-born and -bred icons who epitomize the down-to-earth qualities of the city. He said: "The one thing that the people of Birmingham ...

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ENTOMBED Guitarist Joins DISFEAR

ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund has joined Swedish crust rock outfit DISFEAR as the group's second touring guitarist. Uffe will pull double duty on the upcoming Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour and will continue playing with DISFEAR in the future when he's not busy with ENTOMBED. DISFEAR feature in their ranks former AT THE GATES/THE ...

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MAYHEM Announce Release Date For 'Chimera'

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have set a March 29, 2004 release date through Season Of Mist Records for their new full-length CD, "Chimera". The album, which is currently being recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, will feature a musical direction that is being described by the band as "much more back ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Drummer To Tour With SOCIETY 1

POWERMAN 5000 drummer Adrian Ost will be taking over drumming duties for SOCIETY 1 for the remainder of SOCIETY 1's tour with TWIZTID. SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon was forced to drop off the tour and return home to attend to a personal situation. SOCIETY 1, with Adrian on drums, will jump back onto the TWIZTID ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD: U.S. Album Release Delayed

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have pushed back the U.S. release date of their full-length debut, "Battlecry Under a Winter Sun", to February 17 through Arena Rock Recording Co. (distributed by ADA). Upcoming THREE INCHES OF BLOOD tour dates: Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 Nov. 22 - Kamloops, BC @ Sportmart ...

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DESTINY: Special Releases In The Works

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY are currently working on two special releases containing a total of 22 songs. One of the albums is a re-recording of the group's out-of-print debut album "Beyond All Sense", originally released as a limited vinyl edition in 1985. The album will also contain two newly-recorded bonus tracks originating from the ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist To Play BODY BAG Reunion Show

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has spent the past two weeks in Portland rehearsing with death metallers BODYBAG for their reunion gig, which is scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 7) at Club DV8 in Portland, Oregon. "Things are going great," says drummer BODY BAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield. "Dino is a true pro and ...

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