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HEARSE To Issue 7" EP, Full-Length CD To Follow

Sweden's HEARSE, consisting of former ARCH ENEMY/current NONEXIST frontman Johan Liiva (vocals/bass), Max Thornell (drums), and Mattias Ljung (guitars), will issue a 7" EP, entitled "Torch", on August 12th through Hammerheart Records. The group's debut full-length album, entitled Dominion Reptillian, is due at the end of the year. Johan and Max had previously played together ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: "On Fire" Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have finalized the track listing for their fifth full-length album, entitled On Fire, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. It is as follows: 01. Street Fighting Saviours 02. Young Man-Old Soul 03. ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: New Album Is "Fast And Crazy"

NAPALM DEATH will tentatively issue their latest album, entitled Order Of The Leech, in October through Snapper Music in Europe and Spitfire Records in the US, frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The [deal] with Dreamcatcher [Records, who released the group's Enemy Of The Music Business CD in 2001] didn't really work out in ...

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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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LYZANXIA To Issue "Mindcrimes" In October

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, in Japan on October 2nd through King Records. This version will include two bonus tracks: "COG" and "Endless Sphere". A European release through Trepan Records is expected a short time later. As previously reported, Mindcrimes was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers ...

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MARBLE ARCH Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA, Prepare To Issue Debut CD

Swedish atmospheric metal/gothic rock act MARBLE ARCH (formerly EVERCRY) have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band, which issued two albums (Demise The Crown and Focus) under their previous moniker, recently completed work on a new full-length CD, entitled Another Sunday Bright, at Astia Studio in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo (i.e. ...

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CENTURY MEDIA EUROPE Secure Distribution Deal For NEW HAWEN RECORDS

Effective immediately, Century Media Europe have secured a European distribution/marketing deal for Swedish label New Hawen Records. Century Media's European offices will handle the marketing and distribution for all New Haven titles exclusively, as well as handling promotion. New Hawen is the label of "Wez" Wenedikter, who until last year ran the WAR Music label, ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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420 MONKS: Upcoming Dates Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 19 - Fayetteville, NC @ Skate Park Jul. 20 - Huntington, WV @ The Zoo (w/RASCLAAT, POINT OF ANGER, GMC, ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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Former CANDLEBOX Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

Former CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin is looking to sign a new record deal following the closing of Gold Circle Records, the company funded by Gateway Computers that was due to issue Martin's solo album, The Possibility Of Being. The already-completed CD is currently being shopped to prospective record companies and is tentatively set for a ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Complete Work On "Sumerian Daemons"

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have completed work on their new album, entitled Sumerian Daemons, with producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for an October release through Hammerheart Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the 13-song effort are the following: 01. Red Code Cult 02. ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set Title, Release Date For Fifth Album

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have set On Fire as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. Says Amott, "this is a serious HARD ROCK album featuring off-the-hook musical performances from ...

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DRAGONLORD, VIO-LENCE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST

San Francisco Bay Area acts DRAGONLORD—featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT—and VIO-LENCE have been confirmed for this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, which is scheduled to take place on July 26th and 27th at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other artists set to appear at the event, according to the festival's official web site, include ...

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SEPULTURA To Cover EXODUS Classic For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA will lay down a cover version of the EXODUS classic "Piranha" during the recording sessions for their upcoming mini-CD, due later in the year. As previously reported, SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs and two ...

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SEPULTURA To Record EP Of Cover Songs

SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. At the moment, the plan is for the EP to be issued in Brazil only, ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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HEARSE Commence Recording Sessions For 7" EP, Full-Length Debut

Sweden's HEARSE, consisting of former ARCH ENEMY/current NONEXIST frontman Johan Liiva (vocals/bass), Max Thornell (drums), and Mattias Ljung (guitars), have commenced the recording sessions for their upcoming 7" EP and their debut full-length album, entitled Dominion Reptialian. A late 2002 release through Hammerheart Records is expected. Johan and Max had previously played together from 1990 ...

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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Commence Pre-Production For New CD

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND recently hooked up with acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, STUCK MOJO, ARCH ENEMY) at his studio in Derbyshire to demo their whole upcoming album live. According to the band, "after a 16-hour day, we had it all down, minus the vocals—we ran out of time. Should be able to fix ...

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WARLORD: More MP3s Posted Online

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have posted additional MP3 clips from their forthcoming comeback album, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, at this location. The four cuts featured are as follows: 01. Invaders ...

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ALTARIA Sign Management Deal, Release Demo CD

Finland's ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have signed a management deal with Germany's GerMusica Promotion & Management and have made available for download their most recent Feed The Fire four-song demo CD via the group's official web site at this location. ALTARIA are currently shopping the above-mentioned recording in hopes of ...

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LYZANXIA Complete Work On "Mindcrimes"

French thrashers LYZANXIA have completed work on their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) and Don Romano 666. Mixed by Nordström and Patrick J at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album's full track listing is as follows: ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Sing On Debut KRUX CD

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, have enlisted former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA frontman Mats Levén to handle the vocal duties on their debut album, which is currently being recorded at Dog Pound studios with producer/engineer Nicko Elgstrand for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. The guitar leads on the CD, which ...

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420 MONKS Make Live Debut With New Bassist

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, made their live debut with new bassist Craig Maul on Friday, May 24th at the Al Rosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. About 600-700 people were on hand to witness ...

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KATAKLYSM Finalize Track Listing For "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM entered Montreal's Victor Studios this past Saturday (June 1st) with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Due to be mixed at ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Remillard's studio Wildsound, the album will contain the following track ...

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