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ENTOMBED: Studio Report Available

ENTOMBED have entered Studioland studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden to begin recording their new album, "Serpent Saints", due on June 6, 2006 via Threeman Recordings. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September. ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has issued the following report ...

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DISILLUSION: Live Video Available Online

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have posted a live video for the song "Alone I Stand In Fires" at this location. "[The clip] was shot on October 21st, 2004 when we were on European tour with AMON AMARTH and IMPIOUS," the band write on their web site. "The video shows DISILLUSION ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS, THE PROJECT HATE Split With THREEMAN RECORDINGS

Swedish extreme metal bands GOD AMONG INSECTS and THE PROJECT HATE, both of which feature guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), have announced their split with the Threeman Recordings label. In virtually identical statements posted on the bands' respective web sites, they wrote, "Last week we told Threeman that [GOD AMONG INSECTS and THE PROJECT ...

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PANDEMIA Part Ways With Guitarist

Czech Republic-based death metallers PANDEMIA have parted ways with guitarist and founding member Alex Marek. The guitarist's official statement on his departure reads as follows: "Well, nothing strange I guess, there has been many other musicians leaving bands and it just happened that I am one of that kind as well. The reason for me ...

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SAMAEL: 'Ceremony Of Opposites', 'Worship Him' Reissues Detailed

Century Media Records will re-release SAMAEL's "Ceremony of Opposites" (originally issued in 1994) and "Worship Him" (1991) this fall, both as "deluxe editions," featuring bonus material. The details are as follows: "Ceremony of Opposites/Rebellion" (release date: November 21, 2005): 01. Black Trip 02. Celebration Of The Fourth 03. Son Of Earth 04. 'Till We Meet ...

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SCENES Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

German prog-metallers SCENES, who feature in their ranks Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have parted ways with longtime bassist Jan Ebert. "During the [recent] months it became clear that Jan's musical wishes and plans [took a different turn] from the plans of the other SCENES members," the group write in a statement. "Therefore ...

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KEVIN DUBROW Working On QUIET RIOT Music With GLENN HUGHES

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow has issued the following update on the songwriting process for the group's new studio CD: "I had the honor and privilege of spending my day here in Las Vegas working and vocal melodies and lyrics for the upcoming QUIET RIOT CD with the amazingly talented Glenn Hughes [DEEP PURPLE, BLACK ...

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DISILLUSION To Enter Studio In February

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in February to begin recording their sophomore full-length effort for a May/June 2006 release via Metal Blade Records. The band are currently finishing up the songwriting process at their own Salvation Recording studio in Leipzig and are describing the new material ...

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ENTOMBED Announce New Album Title

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have set "Serpent Saints" as the title of their new album, due on June 6, 2006 via Threeman Recordings. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September. Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine, ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid had the following ...

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SIEGES EVEN To Tour Europe With DEADSOUL TRIBE

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN will be embarking on a European co-headlining tour with DEADSOUL TRIBE (the band led by former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ frontman Buddy Lackey, a.k.a. Devon Graves) in January. The group will also play several headlining shows in December. The band's schedule is shaping up as follows: Dec. 03 - ...

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Drummer JEROME DILLON Is No Longer A Member Of NINE INCH NAILS

NINE INCH NAILS have officially parted ways with drummer Jerome Dillon. Dillon's ongoing health concerns forced the band to postpone two of their current tour's gigs last month; he dropped off the run following an October 1 performance in Los Angeles, reportedly to seek treatment for an unspecified heart condition. The group have since named ...

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Drummer JOHN MACALUSO Working On Debut Solo Album

Veteran hard rock drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, STARBREAKER) has inked a deal with Finland's Lion Music for his first solo album, tentatively due in 2006. "This is going to be a sick one," Macaluso writes on his web site. "I have all the best players I know guest performing on ...

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AC/DC Lane Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Australia's The Age has issued the following report: Today marks the first anniversary of AC/DC Lane, and to celebrate, Australian rock chicks Alex Jackson and SWEET REVENGE will be performing a tribute tonight at Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, with DJs playing the band's songs all night, and a barbecue from 5pm. When ROSE ...

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ATARGATIS To Release Debut Album In March

Massacre Records has set a March 24, 2006 release date for the debut album from German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, entitled "Wasteland". "Wasteland" was recorded at Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany and will include a new version of the group's "hit" song "Angels Crying", which topped the German dark metal chart at www.mp3.de ...

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The Horror of Realization - SCARS OF TOMORROW

At this point, I don't like SCARS OF TOMORROW's "The Horror of Realization" as much as its predecessor, "Rope Tied to the Trigger", but it is slowly growing on me. The new platter from the Orange County metalcore boys does boast a wider array of riffs, even more variety in the arrangement department. I just ...

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DARK FORTRESS Finish Recording New Album

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS have finished recording their fifth album, "Séance". "At the moment guitarist and producer V. Santura is doing the mix of the album and as soon as the band has decided which label they will sign to (in the beginning of November), 'Séance' will be mastered by Alex Krull in the ...

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Former ENTOMBED Guitarist Explains Departure

On September 8, Sweden's ENTOMBED announced the departure of original guitarist and songwriter Uffe Cederlund. "The last couple of years weren't much fun," says Cederlund in an exclusive interview in the November issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up. "It feels like we wanted different things in the band, that we have different opinions and values ...

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