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OVERKILL: Early Albums To Be Reissued On One CD

Megaforce Records will re-release OVERKILL's two classic early albums, "Fuck You and Then Some" and "Feel the Fire", on one CD February 22, 2005. These albums not only showcase the early years of the band, but also represent some of the finest early thrash metal. New York thrash quartet OVERKILL formed in the early 1980s ...

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HATE ETERNAL Guitarist: 'DIMEBAG's Spirit Will Carry On Forever'

HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I have thought so long and hard on what I could possibly say that has not already been said about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott but I felt compelled to make a statement with ...

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VADER Bassist Completes New Album With Side Project

VADER bassist Novy's death/thrash metal side project SPINAL CORD have completed work on their second album, entitled "Stigmata of Life". The album was recorded at Screw Factory Studio between May and November 2004 and was produced by SPINAL CORD, engineered by Janusz Bryt, Tomasz Biernacki and Dino, and mixed by Janusz Bryt. It will reportedly ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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KONKHRA: Putting 'Heavy' Back In Heavy Metal

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update on their current activities: "We are ready to record the first 4-5 songs for the new album. This time we will record the songs as they get done, and next Friday we are entering Starstruck studio in Copenhagen to lay down the drums for these new ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Announce New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals), have announced the addition of drummer David Breazeal to the group's ranks. David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL-area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow (who later ...

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BATHORY Tribute Album Changes Name

Germany's Black Goat Productions have changed the projected title of the upcoming BATHORY tribute album to "A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory" from the previously announced "Twilight of the Goats". "After talking to [BATHORY's record label] Black Mark I had to change the name of the 'Twilight of the Goats - A Tribute to ...

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BLACK DETHE: Early Demo Recordings Posted Online

Several demo recordings by the long-defunct Bay Area death/thrash metal band BLACK DETHE have been posted online at this location. The tracks available for download are "Evil Prayer", "Lethal Touch", "Mary's Blood" and "Sheen of Annihilation". BLACK DETHE performed SLAYER/POSSESSED-inspired death/thrash metal during their brief existence between 1985 and 1988. Tentative plans exist ...

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DARKTHRONE's FENRIZ Explains Lack Of American Bands On 'Black Metal' Compilation

DARKTHRONE's Fenriz recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna web site about his upcoming compilation of "the most influential and most unholy sounding tracks" of the black metal genre, due on September 20 through Peaceville Records. Entitled "Darkthrone's Fenriz Presents… The Best Of Old School Black Metal", the album features classic contributions from the likes ...

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SAURON To Appear On BATHORY Tribute Album

Dutch black metallers SAURON have recorded a cover of BATHORY's "The Rite of Darkness" for an upcoming tribute to BATHORY, entitled "Twilight of the Goats", to be released later this year by Black Goat Productions. The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. BATHORLORD – "For All Those Who Died" / "Bleeding" ...

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LOCKUP Finish Mixing Live Album

LOCKUP, the grindcore band featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and ex-DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, have finished mixing their live album for a late 2004 release through Toys Factory Records in Japan and Shane's label, Feto Records, in Europe. The as-yet-untitled ...

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POSSESSED Tribute Album: U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set May 18 as the U.S. release date for the POSSESSED tribute album, entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror". The mid-priced recording features selections from CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, VADER and many other metal notables. Included on the CD is an appearance by POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra as a special ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Studio Update

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "It's official... CRADLE OF FILTH are possessed!!! We have now been transformed into zombified pork scratching eating fiends! On my return from a short weekend break, I was instructed NOT to come back unless I brought with ...

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THE CROWN Split Up!

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have officially split up. The following is drummer Janne Saarenpää's statement on the matter: "We give up. Today, the 7th of March 2004, we, the dudes of THE CROWN, have decided to call it quits. "I'm sure every member in the band can still come up with 10 reasons for continuing ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, VADER Among Bands On POSSESSED Tribute CD

Holland's Karmageddon Media has just issued a tribute CD to the legendary San Francisco Bay Area death metallers POSSESSED. Entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror", the album features "some of the most respected names in the scene paying tribute to this legendary act," according to an official press release. Included on the CD ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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THE CROWN Enter Studio To Re-Record 'Crowned In Terror'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are currently in the studio working on the vocals for the new version of "Crowned In Terror", tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The new CD will feature returning frontman Johan Lindstrand in place of Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES), who was responsible for the vocal tracks on ...

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LORD BELIAL: Unreleased EP To See The Light Of Day

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL will be issuing their previously unreleased 2002 EP, "Scythe of Death", on January 11 through Metal Fortress Entertainment. According to the group's web site, the material on the mini-CD was recorded in mid-2002 and was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2002, but "due to a lack of ...

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THE CROWN Slam Former Singer TOMAS LINDBERG: 'No One Could Deal With Him When He Was Drunk'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have slammed former singer Tomas Lindberg over his departure from the group, blaming his split with the band on his excessive alcohol consumption while on tour. Speaking to Sweden's biggest metal magazine Close-Up, bassist Magnus Olsfelt said, "The primary reason [for the split with Tomas] was the lack of personal chemistry. ...

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THE CROWN: Full-Length MP3 Posted Online

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have posted full-length MP3 of their new track "Zombiefied" at this location. "Zombiefied" comes off the group's forthcoming CD, "Possessed 13", due on October 20 through Metal Blade Records. The self-produced effort, which was recorded at Gothenurg's Studio Fredman during May/June, will be released in a special limited-edition double-CD ...

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THE CROWN: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have announced the following European dates in November: Nov. 14 – Arnhem, NETH - Goudvishal Nov. 15 – Rotterdam, NETH - Baroeg Nov. 16 - TBA Nov. 17 - TBA Nov. 18 – Zwickau, GER - BPM Club Nov. 19 – Milan, ITA - Transilvania Nov. 20 – Rome, ITA - ...

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THE CROWN: New Music Posted Online

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have posted a 95-second clip of their new track "Face Of Destruction/Deep Hit Of Death" in MP3 format at this location. The song is the first single off the group's forthcoming CD, "Possessed 13", due on October 20 through Metal Blade Records. The self-produced effort, which was recorded at ...

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THE CROWN: Finnish Dates Announced

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN will kick off their European tour in support of their upcoming "Possessed 13" CD in Finland in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 05 – TBA – Helsinki, FIN Nov. 06 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, FIN Nov. 07 – Kasisali – Lahti, FIN As previously reported, "Possessed 13" is ...

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THE CROWN To Film Video For 'Face Of Destruction/Deep Hit Of Death'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN will film a video for the track "Face Of Destruction/Deep Hit Of Death" in Germany later this week. The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "Possessed 13", due on October 20 through Metal Blade Records. The self-produced effort, which was recorded at Gothenurg's Studio Fredman during May/June, will be released ...

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