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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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LOCKUP To Issue Live Album Later in The Year

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 DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, will issue an as-yet-untitled live album later in the year through NAPALM DEATH's Feto Records. In addition to the live CD, which was recorded during the ...

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THE CROWN Prepare To Mix 'Possessed 13'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have completed the recordings for their new album, "Possessed 13", and are taking a three-week break before returning to Gothenburg's Studio Fredman in mid-June to mix the effort for a tentative September release. "It sounds very fuckin' great and we can't wait to release ...

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FLOWING TEARS Announce New Singer

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have announced the addition of vocalist Helen Vogt to the group's ranks. Vogt joins FLOWING TEARS as a replacement for Stefanie Duchêne, who left the group early this year due to personal reasons. According to an official press release, "it took a while and some auditions before the 21-year-old beauty ...

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THE CROWN Announce Album Title

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have set "Possessed 13" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in early September through Metal Blade Records. Says THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen: "We are all so fucking exited to share this album with the world. The songs kill, Johan is ...

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DIMMU BORGIR To Enter Studio In March

DIMMU BORGIR are scheduled to enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 3 to begin tracking the drum parts for their forthcoming CD, due later in the year. According to guitarist Silenoz, "All the new material is ready and we have also mastered our own pre-production and it sounds awesome in our ears. We ...

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MARDUK: New MP3 Posted Online

Sweden's MARDUK have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Night Of The Long Knives" at this location. "Night Of The Long Knives" comes off the group's forthcoming "World Funeral" CD, due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release date has yet to be determined. A ...

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POSSESSED: Legendary Demo To Surface On Limited-Edition Vinyl

Agonia Records, in collaboration with former POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, will release a strictly limited-edition 10" MLP containing the band's legendary "Death Metal" demo tape, plus previously unreleased recordings of "Pentagram", "Swing Of The Axe", "Twisted Minds", and "Fallen Angel". Also included will be one brand new studio track from Becerra's new band SIDE EFFECT, ...

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MARDUK To Film Promo Clips For Upcoming DVD

Sweden's MARDUK will film two promo clips during February for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in the fall. According to a posting on the band's official web site, "the DVD will also include live appearances and other tour footage which will be recorded during the upcoming World Funeral tour." MARDUK's new CD, "World Funeral", is ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: 'In PETE We Trust'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has issued a public letter of support for THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend over accusations that the latter has downloaded pornographic images of children over the Internet. Lawless' letter reads as follows: "Gathering support for Townshend... "Judge not lest ye be judged.... I have watched the events in the last few ...

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MARDUK Ink Licensing Agreements For New CD

Sweden's MARDUK have signed licensing agreements with The End Records in the U.S., CD Maximum in Russia, and Hellion Records in South America for the release of their new album, "World Funeral". "World Funeral" is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A limited-edition CD single/7" EP containing one track ...

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GOD DETHRONED To Include Bonus CD With New Album

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED will release their new album, "Into The Lungs Of Hell", as a double CD and 2-LP set featuring a fat booklet and a bonus CD. The complete track listing for the bonus disc is as follows: 01. God Dethroned (re-recorded version) 02. Satan's Curse (POSSESSED cover) 03. The Execution Protocol ...

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MARDUK: New Music Posted Online

Sweden's MARDUK have posted MP3 clips of two tracks from their forthcoming "World Funeral" CD at this location. The songs available for download are "To The Death's Head True" and the title track, "World Funeral". "World Funeral" is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release ...

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Manager: Why ROB HALFORD Wasn't Allowed Into The U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter has issued his own commentary regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates after the singer was denied entry into the United States from London, England due to his work visa not being thoroughly processed by The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). Baxter's statement is as follows: ...

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GOD DETHRONED Complete Work On 'Into The Lungs Of Hell'

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have completed work on their new album, "Into the Lungs of Hell", at Berno studios in Malmö, Sweden with producer Henrik Larsson (AMON AMARTH). The album features eight songs with a total running time of 38 minutes. According to an official press release, the songs this time have a more ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the 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. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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