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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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REQUIEM AETERNAM Complete Work On New Album

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have completed work on their new album, "Philosopher". "The recording quality, the sound as well as the performance, is a testament as to how far REQUIEM AETERNAM has moved on since the days of [1998's] 'Eternally Dying'," the band write ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Guitarist Comments On DEATH Tribute CD

SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist Matt Difabio has released the following statement regarding his participation in the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", due later in the year through Holland's Mascot Records: "As most of you may know, I had the unbelievable chance to perform ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK's THE SKOL TRIO Land U.K. Distribution Deal

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have secured a U.K. distribution deal for their latest CD, "Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation". The album, which is said to consist of classic hard rock tunes from the '70s and '80s rearranged "with rich harmonies and pulsating grooves of ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Fractures Leg

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson took a bad fall down a flight of stairs and fractured one of his legs in two places Sunday (June 13) at a club in Slovakia where the band were performing as part of their European tour. Peterson, who is said to be "okay and in good spirits," may require surgery. ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Set Release Date For New CD

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have completed work on their second album, entitled "Behind Eyes of Hatred", with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DISINCARNATE) at Angry Chair Recordings in Glenside, PA. The album was mixed at Safe House studios just outside Tampa, Florida. This release is "a marked progression for the SINGLE BULLET THEORY sound, ranging ...

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Legendary Record Label MUSIC FOR NATIONS Closes Its Doors

Legendary U.K. record label Music For Nations — current home of OPETH and ANATHEMA and past home of METALLICA, CRADLE OF FILTH, TESTAMENT and countless other metal bands — has officially closed its doors. The company's catalog — which has previously included titles from artists as varied as LOST HORIZON and FRANK ZAPPA — will ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Portugal's MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following band are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MOONSPELL MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING BRIDE ...

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PAGE HAMILTON Explains Decision To Reactivate HELMET

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Billboard magazine about his decision to reactivate the seminal hard rock act with guitarist Chris Traynor, former WHITE ZOMBIE/TESTAMENT drummer John Tempesta and former ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. "I never felt it was musically done," Hamilton said. "I always felt I had more HELMET records to write." With ...

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GARY HOLT: There Is No Beef Between EXODUS And TESTAMENT

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has dismissed speculation regarding a possible falling out between EXODUS and TESTAMENT stemming from a recent online posting by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Writing to MEGADETH's official forum this past weekend, Mustaine confirmed reports that he was interested in touring with some of his thrash metal contemporaries on MEGADETH's ...

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FILTER: Studio Update

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everyone, I'm back with a little studio update. I just finished a song called 'Only You' and out of all the songs I've written it's definitely one of my favorites. It's gorgeous and melodic and it mixes acoustic guitars ...

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DEATH Tribute Update: SHADOWS FALL Members Confirmed

Guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT) has issued the following update regarding the status of the upcoming tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner": "Hi everyone, "It's been a good while since my last update and I apologize... Been quite busy with the 'Within The Mind' project, ...

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LAMB OF GOD: New Album To Arrive In August?

According to an ad in the August 2004 issue of Revolver magazine (page 106), LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Ashes of The Wake", will be released on August 31 through Epic Records. The ad also displays what might be the cover art for the new album. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2003's "As the ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Sign With MAGNA CARTA RECORDS

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have inked a deal with Magna Carta Records. "Fittingly, Magna Carta is based in Rochester, NY, where we have some of our most rabid supporters," the band write on Alex's web site. "We want to thank all the fans and industry folks ...

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