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Deus Deceptor - NONEXIST

A Swedish “supergroup” consisting of former ARCH ENEMY frontman Johan Liiva, ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL skinsman Matte Modin, NONEXIST offer very little in the way of surprises on their debut CD, Deus Deceptor, but nevertheless deliver the goods with a respectable amount of conviction, in the process creating one of the more ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Finalize Track Listing For "Damage Done"

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have finalized the track listing for their brand new CD, entitled Damage Done, which was recently completed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg. It is as follows: 01. Final Resistance 02. Hours Passed In Exile 03. Monochromatic Stains 04. Single Part Of Two 05. The Treason Wall 06. Format C: For Cortex 07. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED Festival

ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Hultsfred festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-15 in Hultsfred, Sweden. The group's performance at Hutsfred will mark their first live appearance in Sweden since the Stigmata tour in 1998. Other artists set to perform at Hultsfred include RAMMSTEIN, SLAYER, TURBONEGRO, H.I.M., MILLENCOLIN, ENTOMBED, ...

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KATAKLYSM Prepare To Enter Studio To Record "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Montreal's Victor Studios in May with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, “since our US touring got cancelled last year with MARDUK, we had some time on ...

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TheSTART To Issue New Three-Song EP

Los Angeles-based TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, will be performing at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, April 10th on a bill that will also feature ENEMY (featuring A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and TheSTART/ex-SNOT drummer Jamie Miller) and TAPE. The show will also serve as a record ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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HEARSE Ink Deal With Hammerheart Records

Sweden's HEARSE, consisting of former ARCH ENEMY/current NONEXIST frontman Johan Liiva (vocals/bass), Max Thornell (drums), and Mattias Ljung (guitars), have inked a deal with Hammerheart Records and will shortly be issuing a 7” single as a taster for a forthcoming debut album, due in the fall. Johan and Max had previously played together from 1990 ...

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THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian “Spice” Sjöstrand, have been tapped to replace Spice's previous group, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, as one of the headliners of this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th in Dessel, Belgium. The list of acts set to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER HALFORD SAXON MY DYING BRIDE ...

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HYBREED In Pre-Production For Debut CD

Brazilian thrash metal act HYBREED, featuring former DELPHT singer Ronaldo Simolla, is presently in pre-production for their as-yet-untitled debut album, to be released later in the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Wounds", "Slaves", "Enemy Within" and "Creature and Creator". ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For METAL MELTDOWN IV

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will follow up their appearance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 5th at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts with a performance at the Metal Meltdown IV festival at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on April 6th. ...

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420 MONKS To Lens Video Clip

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly film a video with director Josh Haygood for the track "Ill Dreamz", from their soon-to-be-issued debut full-length CD. The clip will reportedly be ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL MP3 Clip Available For Download

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), have posted a MP3 clip of the track "F.ck Your Enemy” , taken from the group's forthcoming Sanctuary Records debut, at

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MARILYN MANSON Reveals Album Title, Talks A Lot Of Nonsense

MARILYN MANSON has set The Golden Age of Grotesque as the title to his fifth studio album, which is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio under the guidance of MANSON, Tim Skold (i.e. KMFDM) and Ben Gross (i.e. FILTER, SEVENDUST). The result is what MARILYN MANSON describes as his “most genius deluge of ...

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420 MONKS Line Up Additional Live Appearances

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have announced further live appearances during April. Here is a complete list of the group's upcoming performances: Mar. 29 - Greenville, SC @ Sub-Zero Mar. ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

SLAVES ON DOPE are due to begin pre-production in the near future on their second album for an as-yet-undisclosed label with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY). In other news, SLAVES ON DOPE frontman Jason Rockman was involved in a freak car accident this ...

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ARCH ENEMY Clean Up At Burrn! Magazine Awards

During their ongoing Japanese tour, Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will be presented with five awards they recently won in the annual Burrn! magazine readers poll. ARCH ENEMY won the awards in the following categories: Best Band: ARCH ENEMY Best Album: Wages Of Sin Best Singer: Angela Gossow Best Drummer: Daniel Erlandsson Shining Star: Angela Gossow In ...

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420 MONKS Demo Details, Upcoming Shows Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly begin shopping a four-song demo culled from the band's ongoing album recordings to interested labels with a view toward securing a record contract ...

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OPETH, HYPOCRISY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Line-Up

OPETH, HYPOCRISY, 2 TON PREDATOR, and THE PROJECT HATE are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: 2 ...

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ARCH ENEMY Cancel Chilean Show, US/Japanese Dates Unaffected

ARCH ENEMY have cancelled their Santiago, Chile show, which was scheduled to take place on March 1st, due to a communication breakdown between the band's management company, Sanctuary, and the Chilean promoter. The promoter commented: I apologize to the band, as they are not to blame for these situations, and they are completely innocent. Ticket ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Frontman Collaborates On Oi Tribute CD

AGNOSTIC FRONT frontman Roger Miret has collaborated with Dutch journalist and noted hardcore expert Onno Cromag on The Worldwide Tribute To The Real Oi Vol. 2, a self-explanatory compilation that is due to be issued shortly through I Scream Records in Europe and Triple Crown in the US. The full track listing for the collection ...

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THE FALLEN Land Endorsement Deal, Prepare To Issue Sophomore CD

Metal Blade Records recording artists THE FALLEN are proud to announce their new allegiance with B.C. Rich Guitars, a company that needs no introduction within the music industry. THE FALLEN will exclusively play and endorse B.C. Rich guitars and basses, and will be featured in the new B.C. Rich 2002 catalog. Look for THE FALLEN's ...

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