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SHADOWS FALL: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new SHADOWS FALL song, entitled "What Drives the Weak", has been posted online at this location [UPDATE: File has since been removed]. "What Drives the Weak" comes off the group's new album, "The War Within", due on September 21 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed disc, "The Art of ...

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MINISTRY: 'No W' Video Posted Online

MINISTRY's video for the track "No W" has been posted online at this location (courtesy of RollingStone.com). "No W" comes off the band's latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was recorded at El Paso's Sonic Ranch studios and marks the group's first release ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Embark On U.K. Headlining Tour

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will embark on a headlining tour of the U.K. in September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Oct. 01 - TBC Oct. 02 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Oct. 03 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 Oct. 05 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront ...

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LAMB OF GOD: New Song Posted Online

A pre-production recording of a new LAMB OF GOD song, entitled "Laid to Rest", has been posted online at this location (Windows Media format). A re-recorded version of "Laid to Rest" will be included on the group's upcoming album, "Ashes of the Wake", due on August 31 through Epic Records. The follow-up to ...

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CROWBAR: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Several photos of the new CROWBAR lineup performing live at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany Monday night (June 28) have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Metal-Inside.de). As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Guitarist Signs With SONIC WAVE INTERNATIONAL

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, will be issuing its sophomore album, "No Such Soul", this fall 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, Sam Goody, Amazon.com, CD NOW, Music Boulevard, CD ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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AURA NOIR To Release New Album In August

Norwegian thrashers AURA NOIR will release their long-awaited new album, "Merciless", in late August on Tyrant Syndicate Records. Tyrant Syndicate Records is a new label started by Nocturno Culto of DARKTHRONE, and it is a division of Peaceville/Snapper Records. The AURA NOIR album will be the first of several albums to be released under the ...

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GOAT HORN: Sophomore Album To Be Reissued

Canadian "doom-tinged battle metal" band GOAT HORN will be reissuing their sophomore album, "Storming the Gates", on CD on July 20 through October 32nd/Sonic Unyon. The band have taken this opportunity to correct the "rush-job" packaging of the original issue. The re-release features new front and back cover artwork painted by artist Rebecca Buchanan, but ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Delayed Until 2005?

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has told Germany's Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Life's Blood For ...

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ZOMBI Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and GOBLIN. The duo ...

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Ep. 2: In Search of The Little Prince - GENIUS

After the star-studded AYREON project overseen by Dutchman Arjen Lucassen, rock operas now seem to becoming de rigueur in the metal marketplace — and god only knows how, because they must be an absolute nightmare to assemble. In Daniele Liverani's case, he might only be a minor leaguer in his regular role as multi-instrumentalist with ...

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Vocalist TOBEY TORRES Leaves SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY

Vocalist Tobey Torres has left SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY and has reportedly been replaced by Martina Axen, formerly of DRAIN STH/SUPERFIX. "Tobey left SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY of her own will and was not kicked out," SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater said in an online posting. "I am helping her with her solo project. I am ...

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SYBREED: Debut Album Due In September

Reality Entertainment will release the debut album from Swiss band SYBREED on September 7, 2004. Reality CEO, Warren Croyle, explains, "The current Eurometal scene is paving the way for the rest of the world in that genre. When I heard SYBREED, I was completely taken with these four very young musicians having such an innovative ...

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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced their lineup for their upcoming European tour and beyond. It is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) - Drums As previously reported, CROWBAR's forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "Life's ...

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MANITOU: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, have released MP3 samples from their forthcoming debut album, "The Mad Moon Rising", on their official web site. The CD was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki and is scheduled for release on June ...

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GLORIA MORTI: Promotional CD Available For Download

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have uploaded two songs from their "Ephemeral Life Span" promotional CD at their official web site. Check them out: "The EnNightenment" (mp3), "Cliffs of Geburah" (mp3). As previously reported, GLORIA MORTI have finished recording their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", for an August release through Japan's World ...

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AMORAL Part Ways With MOONSORROW Bassist

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have parted ways with bassist Ville Sorvali. "Ville is simply too busy with MOONSORROW, his work and studies, and can't give the 100% needed in this band anymore," the group write on their web site. "Ville told us about leaving already in the beginning of the year, but promised to ...

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CROWBAR, HATESPHERE To Team Up For European Tour

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR and Danish thrashers HATESPHERE will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in late June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Köln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 - Pressure Fest (no HATESPHERE) Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH – 013 Jun. 28 - Hamburg, GER – Knust Jun. 29 ...

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TOMAS LINDBERG Says He Had Nothing In Common With THE CROWN

In a recent interview with Holland's Lords of Metal, former AT THE GATES/current THE GREAT DECEIVER frontman Tomas Lindberg spoke very openly about his relatively brief tenure as the singer for the now-defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN. "They see life in a totally different way than I do," Lindberg said. "Totally opposite [to] how I ...

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Former SLEEP Members Launch New Band

Former SLEEP members Al Cisneros (bass/vocals) and Chris Haikus (drums) have formed a brand-new two-piece band called OM, according to StonerRock.com. "The hallmarks of OM are mondo drums with the greatest sonic bass waves this side of the giant black hole drone found in our galaxy," according to a posting on the site. ...

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JIGSORE TERROR Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Swedish grindcore act JIGSORE TERROR have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The band recently entered Soundlab studio in Sweden with engineer Mieszko Talarczyk (NASUM) to record an "essential piece of grind-crushing sonic tornado" entitled "World End Carnage". The CD, the musical direction of which is said to be "in the vein of TERRORIZER ...

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