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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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MARDUK To Issue 'World Funeral' In February

MARDUK have set World Funeral as the title of their forthcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to surface in mid-February. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. With Satan And Victorious Weapons 02. Bleached Bones 03. Cloven Hoof 04. Hearse 05. To The Death's Head True 06. World Funeral 07. ...

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SATYRICON Perform Surprise Set In Oslo

Norway's SATYRICON performed a surprise three-song set last night (October 1st) at Oslo venue John Dee's five-year anniversary party. "For us it was an opportunity to test a few songs in front of a crowd before the real shit [the European tour] begins," states a message on the band's official web site. "We played three ...

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PROFANITY Split With Label, Continue Work On New Material

German technical death metallers PROFANITY have amicably parted ways with their record label, Cudgel Agency, and are currently seeking a new deal. The band are continuing work on the material for their next studio effort, entitled HateRed Hell Within, which they hope to record before the end of the year. According to an official statement ...

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SATYRICON: "Volcano" Details Unveiled

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have finalized the track listing for Volcano, their long-awaited new studio album, which is presently due to be released on September 2nd through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world. It is as follows: 01. With Ravenous Hunger 02. Angstridden 03. Fuel For Hatred ...

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Faster Disaster - TERROR 2000

Like other underground hopefuls, TERROR 2000—the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg—is a band designed to take the formula perfected by the likes of AT THE GATES (circa their classic Slaughter Of The Soul CD) and push the envelope even further, with nary a trace of melody to ...

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SADISTIC INTENT To Issue POSSESSED Cover On Upcoming Picture Disc

California's SADISTIC INTENT have decided to release a cover of POSSESSED's "The Exorcist", featuring lead vocals by former POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, via a limited-edition picture disc 7" EP, which will also include a re-recorded version of the 1988 SADISTIC INTENT song entitled "Morbid Faith". "The Exorcist/Morbid Faith" 7" EP will be issued by the ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Aug 16, 2001

Ex-VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest has denied that he is personally suing his former band for expenses incurred in relation to the near-fatal road accident in Germany in August 1998 that resulted in Forrest being thrown out of the band's van (who were on tour at the time) and suffering broken bones and internal damage. ...

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Archive News Jul 20, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has entered an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for “alcoholism and other addictions”, according to a message posted by the band on their official web site yesterday. Here is the group's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News May 31, 2001

S.O.D. are back on the bill for the upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (who was recently diagnosed with cancer) after S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker, who was previously scheduled to perform at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest on the same day, had managed to 'become available' to take part in ...

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Archive News May 17, 2001

Producer Mudrock (i.e. GODSMACK, POWERMAN 5000) is the leading candidate to mix the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on August 20th in Europe and August 21st in the US. MACHINE HEAD has completed all the album recordings and is presently finalizing its mixing plans, with producer Johnny ...

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