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CROWBAR: More Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for and recording their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As ...

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THROES OF DAWN To Begin Recording Fourth Album

Finland's THROES OF DAWN are set to enter Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki on August 17 for five days to record the drums and bass for their fourth full-length album. According to the band's official web site, "10 new brilliant songs will be recorded in three parts," with guitars and synths scheduled to be tracked ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Photos Posted Online

A couple of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for the recording of their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online. Check them out:

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THE COLOR RED Complete Work On New Demo

THE COLOR RED, the band featuring former DOPE/PRIMER 55 drummer Preston Nash, recently completed work on a three-song demo with Tye Zamora from ALIEN ANT FARM producing. Mixing and mastering will be completed over the next two weeks. The group, who are currently unsigned, hope to land a major label deal in the coming months. ...

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Enemies Of Reality - NEVERMORE

Both hail from the state that gave us the space needle, an exceptionally high suicide rate and the origins of a threadbare pullover-sporting, poodle rocker-scorning musical movement (grunge) — but Seattle citizens NEVERMORE and QUEENSRŸCHE would not have been mentioned in the same breath a few years back. At a time when Geoff Tate's latter ...

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DOWN/C.O.C. Guitarist To Join CROWBAR?

DOWN/C.O.C. guitaristPepper Keenan will be in New Orleans during the recording sessions for CROWBAR's seventh studio album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", and there is a "slight chance" he will join the band as their new guitarist, according to a post on CROWBAR's official web site. As previously reported, ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY: New Song Posted Online

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY have posted a brand-new track called "Dying" in Real Audio format at this location. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, who recently replaced Bobby Hewitt (ex-ORGY) with original the group's drummer Neil Taylor, are still seeking a record deal following their split with Reprise Records in 2001. Among the other tracks tentatively set ...

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It's Official: AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

As first reported here on Friday (July 11), Earache Records have now officially confirmed the signing of the U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE to a worldwide multi-album recording contract. The band are currently mixing their new album, "Choronzon", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for a ...

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DIABOLIC Begin Mixing New Album

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC are currently mixing their fourth full-length album, "Infinity Through Purification", for a tentative October release through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the world," was ...

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EMINENCE Finalize Track Listing For 'Humanology'

EMINENCE, the Brazilian band that features in its ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Humanology", due in November through Switzerland's Timeless Productions. The follow-up to 1999's "Chaotic System" will be recorded during August at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with veteran producer Neil ...

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AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have inked a deal with Earache Records, according to Live4Metal. The band completed the recordings for their new CD, "Choronzon", in late December and currently mixing the effort at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). "Choronzon", which is being ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Sign With SPV, Begin Work On New Album

Germany's PINK CREAM 69 have inked a new deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The group's follow-up to 2001's "Endangered" will be recorded later this year at House Of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany for a January 2004 release. Bassist Dennis Ward will once again assume production duties during the sessions. According to the band's official web ...

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Captain Dog Rides Again - BLIND DOG

Just who Captain Dog is and what his purpose is in life remains unclear, you would think, to all but the three desperadoes who make up this Swedish outfit. But then again — and at the risk of doling out every stoner rock cliché in the book — who gives a flying fuck when you ...

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ARTHEMESIA Sign With HAMMERHEART RECORDS

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have inked a deal with Holland's Hammerheart Records. The group, whose style is being described in an official press release as "an extremely powerful hybrid of black metal and death/thrash/heavy metal with a touch of classical and dark ambient music," will record and mix their upcoming album, "ShamaNatahS - II Describe ...

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BLOOD AND TIME Recording Debut Album

BLOOD AND TIME, the new band featuring NEUROSIS members Scott Kelly (guitars and lead vocals) and Noah Landis (keyboards, atmosphere, and backing vocals), are in the studio completing their debut release for Neurot Recordings entitled "At The Foot Of The Garden". The recording is comprised of several of the songs performed by Kelly during his ...

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IGGY & THE STOOGES To Play Detroit In August

A reunited IGGY POP & THE STOOGES will play the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on Aug. 14, according to the Detroit Free Press. Tickets are expected to run from $22 for lawn seats to $48 for pavilion seats. Sale info is not yet available. Also scheduled for the bill: New York noise-rock ...

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L.A. Hard Rockers FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign To NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Alumni of MTV's "You Hear It First" program, the band made the news official by announcing it on last week's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MTV's resident hard rock supporter Iann Robinson had this to say about FIREBALL MINISTRY: ...

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THUNDERSTONE Recording Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE are recording their sophomore album at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" is tentatively due in late 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finalize Track Listing For 'Giving The Devil His Due'

COAL CHAMBER have finalized the track listing for their upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", due on July 29 through Roadrunner Records. According to an official statement from Roadrunner, "Giving The Devil His Due" is "not a traditional "B-sides album", but rather "a collection of songs that traces the sonic growth and breadth ...

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Helvete - NASUM

Difficult third album? Pah! You might get some bands laboring under the pretension that they've matured into proper "artistes" and can dispense with everything that made them attractive in the first place. But NASUM, that six-legged battering ram from Sweden who've pumped fetid new life into the grindcore scene… think long and hard about that ...

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DIABOLIC Name New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have set "Infinity Through Purification" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the ...

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New CROWBAR Album To Be Produced By PANTERA Bassist

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, have set "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War" as the tentative title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "It's a title I've had for years," Windstein explained in a recent online posting. ...

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ELENIUM Name Debut Album

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM have set "For Giving - For Getting" as the tentative title for their upcoming full-length debut, due in late 2003 through England's Rage Of Achilles Records. The CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in July at Sonic Pump studios, will contain the following tracks: 01. Up The Long Ladder ...

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IMAGIKA Prepare To Record New CD

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will enter Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas next month with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively titled "FallenGod", for a late 2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Neil, ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Complete Work On New Promo CD

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal masters NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have completed work on a new four-track promo CD at the new Tonebox studio in Oulu. The band, who are currently unsigned, feature in their ranks the original guitar duo — Markku Jokikokko and Jukka Kyrö (BURNING POINT) — who were responsible for composing all of the ...

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CRUACHAN Rejoined By Flutist

Ireland's CRUACHAN have been rejoined by flutist John O' Fathaigh. John, who left the band last summer for personal reasons, "has sorted his life out" and is once more a member of the group, according to their official web site. CRUACHAN are currently hard at work on their new album, "Pagan", tentatively due in the ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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MOTHRA: New Song Posted Online

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have posted an MP3 of an instrumental track called "Sonic" at this location. MOTHRA will spend the summer writing and rehearsing material for their upcoming debut ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record 'Tempo Of The Damned'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have set "Tempo Of The Damned" as the title for their upcoming CD, tentatively due to be recorded during May/June at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas. The follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit", which is scheduled to be produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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