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SEPULTURA Finish Recording, Plan European Trek

SEPULTURA have completed the recordings for their new full-length album and are presently talking to several producers — including Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) — about mixing the effort for a tentative late May release. In other news, SEPULTURA are expected to embark on a combined promo/club tour ...

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SEPULTURA CD To Feature PARALAMAS Drummer

The track "Urge" on the forthcoming full-length album from SEPULTURA will feature a guest appearance by João Barone, the drummer of the Brazilian band PARALAMAS. Barone recorded his contribution yesterday (Feb. 9) at AR Studios in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where the band have been tracking the new album since early January. The as-yet-untitled follow-up ...

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AETERNUS Complete Work On 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS have completed work new album, "A Darker Monument", for a late spring release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Says frontman Ares: "Well, we are now done in studio and we are damn happy with the result that we have. We've managed to record and produce one damn brutal album, as we did in 2000 ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Bullet The Blue Sky' Video Posted Online

SEPULTURA's video for their rendition of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky" has been posted online at this location. "Bullet The Blue Sky" comes off the group's covers-only EP, titled "Revolusongs", which was released through FNM/Universal Records in Brazil in early December. "Revolusongs" is tentatively scheduled to receive a European release through SPV/Steamhammer in ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman To Publish Band Autobiography

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message via the group's official web site (www.icedearth.com): "Greetings, "Well, now that the [record] deal [with SPV/Steamhammer] is finally done, studio arrangements are being made. We are getting a later start than I wanted but that's rock n roll. We should be recording in mid-March and ...

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DEFILED Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Japan's DEFILED have inked a deal with Season of Mist Records. The group's fourth album, entitled "Divination", is scheduled for release on May 12. DEFILED play "progressive death metal with guttural vocals, hysteric guitars, insane bass and hyper-blasting drums, with a lots of tempo changes. Their style is very unique, twisted and technical," according to ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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ICED EARTH Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER!

Veteran Florida metal act ICED EARTH have inked a new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band are presently working on their new studio album, "Glorious Burden", due in late summer/early fall. ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer had the following to say regarding the signing: "Well people, the deal is finally done. ICED EARTH will ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Drums For Upcoming CD

SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera needed three days to lay down the drum tracks for the group's upcoming full-length album at AR Studios in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Andreas Kisser will start recording his guitar tracks next week. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Nation" is being produced by Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS), and is tentatively ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Denmark's RAUNCHY are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR ...

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COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

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ENSLAVED Finalize Track Listing For 'Below The Lights'

Norway's ENSLAVED have set Mar. 3 as the release date through Osmose Productions for their new album, "Below The Lights". The follow-up to 2001's "Monumension", "Below The Lights" speaks for itself, but again we are proud to say we have gone further down the road of exploration," according to guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, "And on the ...

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SEPULTURA To Record New Album In Rio De Janeiro

SEPULTURA will travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 9, 2003 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album with producer Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS). The follow-up to last year's "Nation" will be tracked and mixed at AR Studios over a period of 4-6 weeks, and is tentatively scheduled to surface in late spring/early ...

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AGENT STEEL Set Spring Release Date For New CD

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We would like to thank everyone that have contacted us regarding the 3 new audio clips ('Avenger', 'Earth Under Lucifer', 'Human Bullet') that we posted for previewing … The feedback has been very positive indeed!!! We've been talking to a few European labels ...

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CHRIS ROBINSON On THE BLACK CROWES Split: 'It's Still Raw'

THE BLACK CROWES lead singer Chris Robinson says even he doesn't know for sure if the band have officially broken up or if they're simply taking a break. "It's like any relationship,'' he told Spin magazine for its January issue. "When it dissolves, no matter how it dissolves ... it's still raw. The bluesy Southern ...

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SHAPE 68 To Play NAMM Convention

SHAPE 68, a new pop-oriented project featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on bass/vocals, Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) on guitar, and Robin DiMaggio on drums, will perform at the NAMM convention as part of the Sabian show on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Also performing will be TOWER OF POWER and EARTH WIND AND ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

CRADLE OF FILTH are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE ...

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HEAVENSHALLBURN, EIDOLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

HEAVENSHALLBURN and EIDOLON are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA RAY ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Sign With G.U.N. RECORDS

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have signed a deal with G.U.N. Records. The group's sophomore album, "Mother Earth" — which has been certified platinum in Holland and gold in Belgium — will be re-released on Jan. 27, 2003 and will include four bonus tracks and a new cover. WITHIN TEMPTATION, who released their first-ever live DVD on ...

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SEPULTURA Start Pre-Production For New CD

SEPULTURA have begun pre-production for their next studio CD with producer Steve Evetts (EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). The band, who have just issued a brand new EP, "Revolusongs", in Brazil, are said to be in the process of demoing 12 new songs for the as-yet-untitled effort, tentatively due in late spring. The follow-up to last year's ...

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LORDI Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Finnish "sensation" LORDI are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA RAY ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Complete Work On New Demo

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH are shopping a newly-recorded four-song demo to interested labels with plans on releasing their third album in 2003. The demo was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features a guest appearance by ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The complete track listing for the promotional CD is as follows: ...

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ICED EARTH's 'The Glorious Burden': More Song Titles Revealed

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has revealed several more song titles that are set to be included on the group's upcoming "Glorious Burden" CD, due in late spring/early summer. The guitarist — who is simultaneously working on the material for the sophomore effort from DEMONS & WIZARDS, his side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch ...

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SINNER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Veteran German metallers SINNER are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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