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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Set Release Date For New Album

Germany's PINK CREAM 69 have completed work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Endangered", due on January 26 through SPV Records. The album was recorded and mixed at House Of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany and was produced by PINK CREAM 69 bassist Dennis Ward. According to the band's official web site, the upcoming CD ...

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AC/DC: London Show Confirmed

To celebrate the re-launch of the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, England, an extremely rare and exclusive appearance will take place by one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in the world: AC/DC. For ONE night only, on Tuesday 21st October, Carling will bring Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and ...

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Money Talks - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

Following the reissue of the Californian speedcore merchants benchmark debut album "Convicted", there is some debate over whether that or follow-up "Money Talks" is the better of the two. Beyond the sonic rage factor to be taken into consideration, the artwork is certainly superior on 1987's "Money Talks". Drawn by Jeff Harp from the equally ...

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ARTHEMESIA Part Ways With Drummer, Postpone Album Recordings

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have parted ways with drummer Mor Vethor. "Mor Vethor had to leave the band, because his skills didn't match the requirements of our music, thus all recordings [for our new album] are now cancelled," the band write on their official web site. "We will restart the recording sessions again in the ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio Next Week

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will be heading back to the studio on September 15 to start the recording process for the follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed", due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The band will once again record at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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THUNDERSTONE Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore album, "The Burning", at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Until We ...

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KATAKLYSM: More North American Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced more dates as part of their "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 11 - Calgary, AB @ The Machine * Sep. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ Stars * Sep. 13 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange * Sep. 16 - Thunder Bay, ...

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CRUACHAN Recruit Guest Musician

Ireland's CRUACHAN have recruited bassist John Clohessy's brother Dennis as a guest musician for touring. "Dennis is a classically trained musician and writes music for TV," according to a post on the band's web site. CRUACHAN are currently hard at work on their new album, "Pagan", tentatively due in early 2004 through Karmageddon Media (formerly ...

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MINISTRY Frontman To Remix EMINENCE Track

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen is set to do a remix of the track "Citizen Zero" from Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE (featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass). The song comes off EMINENCE's forthcoming CD, "Humanology", due in November through Switzerland's Timeless Productions. "Humanology", the follow-up to 1999's "Chaotic System", is currently being recorded at ...

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Review: OZZFEST About 'Approved' Craziness

Charles Passy of the Palm Beach Post reports that for most of Ozzfest 2003's 14-hour duration, bands encourage concertgoers to engage in all sorts of mayhem. "Let's get bleeping crazy," is the day's common refrain. "So what happened at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre [in West Palm Beach, Florida] on Thursday [August 28] when Ozzfest arrived ...

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ELENIUM Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM have set a November 10 release date through England's Rage Of Achilles Records for their full-length debut, "For Giving - For Getting". The CD was recorded in July at Sonic Pump studios and will be mastered on August 28 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. The complete track listing for ...

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CROWBAR: New Studio Photos Available Online

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

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SPEEDEALER: New Album Details Revealed

The reformed SPEEDEALER have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Bleed", to November 25 through Dead Teenager Records. Distribution will be handled by Nail/Allegro. "Bleed" was recorded June 10-11, 2003 at Top Hat studios in Austin, Texas. "We think 'Bleed' sounds, for better or worse, how a SPEEDEALER record should [sound] — ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Completing Work On Sophomore Album

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, who recently replaced Bobby Hewitt (ex-ORGY) with original the group's drummer Neil Taylor, are currently recording their sophomore album, which they expect to complete by the end of the month. The band are still seeking a record deal following their split with Reprise Records in 2001. Among the tracks tentatively set to ...

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CRUACHAN Part Ways With Flutist (Again)

Ireland's CRUACHAN have once again parted ways with flutist John O' Fathaigh. John, who left the band last summer for personal reasons, had "sorted his life out" earlier in the year and was once again named a member of the group. However, the pairing didn't last long, according to a post on the band's official ...

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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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