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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES Singer Records Guest Appearance For RICK RENSTROM Solo Album

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES frontman Wade Black recently laid down lead vocals on a track called "Towers of Babylon" for the forthcoming solo album from ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, tentatively titled Until The Bitter End. Also appearing on the CD are ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR), keyboardist Ferdy ...

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RAG MEN: MP3s Posted Online

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross, have posted three full-length MP3s via their official web site at the following locations: 01. My World 02. Insomnia 03.

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AETERNUS Book Studio Time For 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS will enter Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (i.e. ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) in late November to begin recording their new album, A Darker Monument, for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Among the cuts set to be included on the effort are: 01. SlaveState 02. DarkStorm 03. Sword of the Earth ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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EARTH MAKER Frontman, Guitarist To Embark On Japanese Promo Tour

EARTH MAKER frontman John West (i.e. ROYAL HUNT) and guitarist Chris Caffery (i.e. SAVATAGE) will embark on a Japanese promotional trip during October 7-13th. They will perform unplugged shows, meet the fans, and visit record stores. EARTH MAKER's debut album is set for release on September 18th in Japan via Yamaha Music and sometime in ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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BLACK CROWES Frontman Returns To Action With "New Earth Mud"

BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson will issue his solo debut, entitled New Earth Mud, on October 22nd via Best Buy's Redline Entertainment label. Like the singer's recent live shows, New Earth Mud finds Robinson primarily assisted by producer Paul Stacey, who also plays guitars, drums, and keyboards throughout the 12-track set. BIG SUGAR members Gordie ...

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MORGION Commence Work On Third CD, Announce Split With Label

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth, with producer Matthias Scheeberger for a tentative late 2002/early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Ebb Tide 02. The Mourner's Oak 03. A ...

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JACKYL Frontman Speaks Out On AC/DC Collaboration

JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree recently spoke to Electricbasement.com about the group's collaboration with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson on the track "Kill The Sunshine" for JACKYL's as-yet-untitled new album. "I am very proud of it," Dupree stated. "It sounds like AC/DC but what do you expect when him and I are writing together? I think ...

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SEPULTURA Finish Recording Covers EP

SEPULTURA have completed the recording process for their upcoming covers EP at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE) and are currently mixing the CD for a tentative October release. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. Mongoloid (DEVO) 02. Angel (MASSIVE ATTACK) 03. ...

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SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY Complete Work On New Demo

Oakland, California's SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY are completing work on a six-song recording containing five new originals and a cover of "Don't Let it Bring You Down", which will appear on a forthcoming NEIL YOUNG tribute album. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 08 – San Jose, CA @ ...

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Storm Before Calm - PRIMORDIAL

Apart from their generally convincing and captivating sound, the great thing about PRIMORDIAL's music is the way it morphs from album to album, each one stronger than the next. There has always been a distinct PRIMORDIAL sound, a hybrid of the best elements of black metal, epic doom metal and a sort of nebulous progressive ...

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UNJUST Added To Oakland's TATTOO THE EARTH

San Francisco Bay Area metallers UNJUST have just been added to the 2002 Tattoo The Earth festival. The event will be held at the Oakland Coliseum (home of the Oakland Raiders) on Friday, August 9th. UNJUST will be performing a forty-five minute set on Friday featuring new, previously-unreleased material. Tickets are $20 and are available ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For Oakland TATTOO THE EARTH Event

San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB will perform Saturday, August 10th as part of the Tattoo The Earth weekend at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The event, sponsored by The Oakland Museum Of California will be hosted by acclaimed tattoo artist and festival brainchild, Paul Booth. The focus of this year's event will be more ...

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RAG MEN: A Hardcore/Metal Supergroup

MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross have joined forces in a new band called RAG MEN. The group are presently scheduled to record original material during August for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. For more information, ...

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SEPULTURA: Live CD Cover Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Under A Pale Grey Sky, can be viewed at this location. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Demo Recordings For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA have finished a pre-production recording of five cover tracks to be included on their upcoming mini-EP, which is scheduled to be tracked beginning on July 25th at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). An October release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The following songs were ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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THE KOVENANT Commence Work On "S.E.T.I."

Norway's THE KOVENANT have entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany to begin recording their new album, entitled S.E.T.I. (The Search For Extraterestial Intelligence), for a late 2002 European release through Nuclear Blast Records (the album will see the light of day in the US in early 2003). According to bassist/vocalist Lex Icon, "On the new ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Acquire Second Guitarist, Record BEHERIT Cover

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have added guitarist Nocturath to the group's line-up. The band, who are currently working on the material their next studio opus, entitled Occulus Infernum, for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Arctic Music, recently finished recording a cover of BEHERIT's "Black Arts" for an upcoming BEHERIT tribute CD ...

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