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GOD.FEAR.NONE To Release Debut Album Next Spring

GOD.FEAR.NONE, the new Greek melodic death metal band formed by ex-SADWINGS members Jim Voutsas (guitar) and Chronis (vocals), are scheduled to release their debut album next spring via Sonic Age Records. GOD.FEAR.NONE, as SADWINGS, have supported NEVERMORE in the past, and are said to be "definitely one of the most promising European metal groups in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Checks In From The Road

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site: "Spent my B-day in Brussells. Got a lot of love from the people at the show. Thank you Brussells. In Copenhagen today. First time here. What a beautiful place! Been cruising around looking for an Internet Cafe seeing the sites ...

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VALKIJA To Release Debut Album In November

Italian power metallers VALKIJA will release their debut album, entitled "Avengers of Steel", on November 26 though Sonic Age Records. The CD was recorded June 10-22, 2004 at Versus Studios in Athens, Greece and features nine "power metal dynamites sung by the divine voice of female singer Zoraija, [who] brings back the golden days of ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY: New Song Available For Download

A rough-mix version of a brand-new SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY track, entitled "Methlehem", has been posted online at this location (MP3, 5.4 MB). "Methlehem" is expected to be included on SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY's long-awaited sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The follow-up to 2000's "Sonic Jihad" will mark the ...

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OMEGA TRIBE To Begin Recording Third Album In November

Bristol, Tennessee's hardcore metallers OMEGA TRIBE will enter Sonic Designs studio in Bristol with producer Mike Stephenson in November to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled "III". Songtitles set to appear on the album include "War Inside", "Callous", "Bottom Feeder", "Man-Ape", "Night Terror", "Godless", "Under One Sun", "Charmed", "No Love Lost" and "No End". ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Set Release Date For New Album

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE will release their new album, "Beyond Salvation", on October 12 via Rotting Corpse Records. "Tracks such as '324', 'Sever the Leech', as well as the title track, are some of DOOM SYNDICATE's finest recordings to date," reads an official press release. "The label has spared no expense in its design ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: First Album, Mini-CD To Be Reissued

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will have their "Spirits and August Light" album and "Steal the Light" mini-CD reissued on one CD with "reconstructed" artwork and a new layout on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. On the same day, Nuclear Blast will release the band's sophomore album, "Years In Waste". The follow-up to "Spirits ...

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PRONG Drummer To Guest In SUBSONIC Video

PRONG drummer Dan Laudo will make an appearance behind the drum kit during the video shoot for "Dream American", the new single from SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks. The video is scheduled to be shot next month in Chicago. "Dream American" comes off SUBSONIC's sophomore album, "No Such Soul", ...

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SUBSONIC Complete Work On Sophomore CD

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, has completed work on its sophomore album, "No Such Soul", scheduled for release before the end of the year through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) will be available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, FYE, ...

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JELLO BIAFRA To Perform With MINISTRY

DEAD KENNEDYS legend Jello Biafra will be joining MINISTRY on stage to perform several LARD songs at MINISTRY's upcoming gigs in Los Angeles (only on Sept. 24), San Francisco (Sept. 26), Portland (Sept. 28), Seattle (Sept. 29) and Vancouver (Sept. 30). MINISTRY are touring in support of their latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available ...

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JIGSORE TERROR: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new JIGSORE TERROR track, entitled "Gorging on Exposed Arteries", is available for download at this location. "Gorging on Exposed Arteries" comes off the Swedish grindcore act's debut album, "World End Carnage", due on October 11 via Listenable Records. "World End Carnage" was recorded at Soundlab studio in Örebro, Sweden with engineer Mieszko ...

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SHADOWS FALL: New Album Streamed Online

SHADOWS FALL's brand-new CD, "The War Within", will be streamed on MTV.com in its entirety leading up to the album's release on September 21. Fans now have less than a week to preview the album at this location. SHADOWS FALL will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday night, Sept. ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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GLUECIFER: DVD Release Date, Title Announced

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have set a November 15 release date for their DVD, entitled "Royally Stuffed". The disc will feature "almost three hours of GLUECIFER stuff, including concert, big interview, all videos, GLUECIFER's own tour video plus plus plus," according to a posting on the group's web site. In other news, GLUECIFER have ...

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IMPERANON Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Finland's IMPERANON have parted ways with guitarist Lauri Koskenniemi. Lauri decided to quit IMPERANON to focus on his other band, CRYSTAL BLAZE, according to a posting on the group's web site. A replacement for Koskenniemi has aleady been found in the shape of Teemu Mäntysaari. IMPERANON's debut album, "Stained", was released in May through Nuclear ...

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PRIMUS' LES CLAYPOOL To Appear On LYNYRD SKYNYRD Tribute Album

Les Claypool (PRIMUS) and GOV'T MULE are among the artists paying homage to to one of America's greatest rock bands on "Under The Influence - A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd", out October 5 via Sanctuary Records. For the special 11-song disc, Sanctuary recruited some of the top names in guitar-driven rock to re-interpret ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group's new album, "Beyond Salvation", is due this fall, to be followed by a U.S. tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 08 - The Chopping Block - Boston, MA Oct. 09 - Rodchester Steel Music Hall - Rodchester, ...

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EARTHRIDE Team With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's MIKE DEAN for Upcoming CD

Maryland-based doom rockers EARTHRIDE entered Sonic Wave Studios in Raleigh, N.C. over Labor Day weekend with producer producer/engineer Mike Dean (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist) to begin recording their second release for L.A.'s Southern Lord Records. "It's a good relationship," said EARTHRIDE vocalist Dave Sherman (WRETCHED, SPIRIT CARAVAN) of working with Dean. "We have a good ...

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THROES OF DAWN: 'Vertigo' Video Posted Online

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have uplaoded their video for the song "Vertigo" to their official web site. "Vertigo" comes off the group's latest album, "Quicksilver Clouds", available now on Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August and November 2003 ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Film New Video

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have shot a video for the track "The Fall Went Right Through Here" with directors Lowlifemedia Productions (PRIMAL FEAR, EXODUS, ABORTED, IMMOLATION, OCCULT). "The Fall Went Right Through Here" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Years In Waste", due on November 9 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE To Record Live Album In Italy

Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE will record a live album in Italy between September 17 and September 19. The group will record three shows (Milan, Catania, Ascoli) with their sound engineer Tapio Pennanen and his assistant, Erkki Saviharju. "We are celebrating 15 years as a band next year so it is about fucking time to do a ...

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THUNDERSTONE: In Writing Mode

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE are currently writing songs for their third album, tentatively due next spring through Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to record three new songs as part of the pre-production process for the new CD. The actual recording sessions for the follow-up to this year's ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's sophomore album, "Years In Waste", is scheduled for release on November 9. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light", "Years In Waste" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and ...

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DIVERCIA Set Release Date For New Album

Finnish melodic heavy rockers DIVERCIA have completed work on their second album, "Cycle of Zero", due on September 20 through Holland's Karmageddon Media. "Cycle of Zero" was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump and D studios in Finland and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox. Cover artwork was once again created by Kristian Jokela. ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Cover JUDAS PRIEST, DIO On New CD

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will release their new album, "Transformation", on September 14 through Magna Carta's offshoot label Magnatude Records. Original compositions , which fill just over half the album, are accompanied by new arrangements of tunes by JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, DEEP PURPLE, and more. There ...

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