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DEATH ANGEL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Art Of Dying'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying". The CD will arrive in Europe and South America one week earlier (April 27). The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF ...

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DEATH ANGEL: New Album Details Revealed

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set "The Art of Dying" as the title of their much-anticipated comeback album, due on April 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF Soundworks studios in San Francisco, California with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD) ...

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WAR & PEACE Sign With Z RECORDS

Jeff Pilson's (DOKKEN, MSG, DIO, WILD HORSES) WAR & PEACE have signed a deal with Z Records. The band's new album, "The Walls Have Eyes", is scheduled for release in April. "The Walls Have Eyes", which features a guest appearance by guitarist Alex Masi, contains the following track listing: 01. Calling 02. Reflections 03. No ...

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ORPHANED LAND: New Song Posted Online

A brand new ORPHANED LAND track, titled "Ocean Land", has been posted online in Real Media format at this location. "Ocean Land" comes off the Israeli group's forthcoming third album, "Mabool", due on February 23 through Century Media Records. The group's first release since 1996's "El Norra Alila" features vocals that were partly ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE Set Release Date For Debut EP

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE have set a March 23 release date through The End Records for their debut EP, "Temporary Psychotic State". Recorded in Utah and California by producer Bryan Hall and mastered at Soundlabs by Andy Winter, the two-track EP delivers over 17 minutes of classic progressive rock. Built upon layers of orchestral arrangements, psychedelic passages ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Best Of' Collection On The Way

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will have a "best of" CD released via their former label, Limb Music. Titled "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga", the compilation comprises selected songs from all of their releases beginning with 1997's "Legendary Tales" and ending with 2002's "Power Of The Dragonflame". "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga" (view ...

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KROKUS Set U.S. Release Date For 'Rock The Block'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have set a June 1 U.S. release date through Reality Entertainment for their latest studio album, "Rock the Block". A long-awaited U.S. "comeback" tour should follow in August. Commented KROKUS singer Marc Storace: "We're hoping to release and tour in the United States this coming summer. It's only natural for ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT To Explore Historical Events On Upcoming CD

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT are currently working on new material for their second CD, tentatively titled "The Bloody Fields Of History", due later in the year through Cold Blood Industries. Among the songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "The Apotheosis" are the following (along with the lyrical concept, ...

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THE DARKNESS To Embark On First U.S. Tour

Rising British rockers THE DARKNESS will embark on their first U.S. tour on March 26 in Milwaukee, according to Billboard.com. 18 dates have been confirmed, with the trek set to wrap on April 19 in Denver. THE DARKNESS will be touring in support of their debut album, "Permission To Land", which has sold 165,000 copies ...

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DIONYSUS: New Music Posted Online

A couple of short MP3 soundclips from DIONYSUS' forthcoming sophomore album, "Anima Mundi", have been posted online. Check them out: "March For Freedom" (mp3, 573 KB), "Anima Mundi" (mp3, 366 KB). As previously reported, "Anima Mundi" (Latin for "The Soul of the World") is scheduled for release on January 19 through ...

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TED NUGENT Needs 40 Stitches After Chainsaw Accident

Ted Nugent was injured on the Texas set of his reality show when a chainsaw cut through his leg, according to the Associated Press. The outspoken rocker and outdoors enthusiast, who is the star of the VH1 series, "Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments", required 40 stitches to close the gash in his leg on Sunday, ...

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DIONYSUS: New Album Details Revealed

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's (RHAPSODY) solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have revealed the details of their sophomore album, "Anima Mundi" (Latin for "The Soul of the World"), due on January 19 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Sign Of Truth" ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE Announce New Singer

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE, a multi-musical phenomenon with various influences ranging from progressive to post rock, extreme metal and even epic doom, have confirmed that NOVEMBERS DOOM singer Paul Kuhr will contribute vocals to their debut CD, "Temporary Psychotic State". Founding member Tomer Pink commented on the addition: "I am honored that Paul agreed to offer his ...

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THE DARKNESS Score Highest-Climbing Album On BILLBOARD Chart

U.K. rock sensations THE DARKNESS have scored the highest-climbing album on this week's U.S. chart, making their first appearance in the top 100, according to Ireland Online. Their album "Permission To Land" went from number 173 to 92 in one week on the Billboard chart. The flamboyant rock group, influenced by QUEEN and AC/DC, are ...

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DIET OF WORMS Begin Work On New Album

DIET OF WORMS, the Florida-based band featuring SAVATAGE singer Damond Jiniya and MORBID ANGEL producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez, have set "Hactivision" as the working title of their fourth studio album, tentatively due in the summer. The follow-up to last year's "Tantrum Land" CD is currently being recorded at the group's own studio (D.O.W.) in Seffner, ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE's Early Home Up For Sale

James Carteledge of ic Birmingham is reporting that a rural retreat once owned by Ozzy Osbourne is up for a sale at £475,000 (approximately $840,000). Ozzy lived at Bullrush Cottage in Ranton Green, near Stafford, with his first wife Thelma Mayfair more than 20 years ago and now current owners Phillipa and Roland Stigwood are ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Name New Album

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer ...

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STRYPER To Release Live CD Next Summer

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER will be releasing a live CD sometime in the middle of 2004. The as-yet-untitled effort will be compiled from a collection of live recordings made during the group's recently completed reunion tour — the band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. In other news, it has now ...

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Review: Energy Lacking From DEFTONES' Performance In Montreal

Bernard Perusse of The Gazette reviewed the DEFTONES' show at the Verdun Auditorium Tuesday night (Nov. 25). "That cat-caught-in-a-breadmaker scream, which brings us most of the anger inherent in the DEFTONES' sound, will surely land vocalist-guitarist Chino Moreno in the hospital if he doesn't start pacing himself," he wrote. "And yet that element is not ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Land Two Songs In 'Hellboy' Trailer

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR beat out hundreds of other bands to land two songs in the trailer of the upcoming movie "Hellboy". The supernatural action adventure film, which was written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro ("Blade 2") and based on the enormously popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name, will be ...

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NIKKI SIXX: No MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour Before 2005

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, MÖTLEY CRÜE will not be embarking on a reunion tour before 2005 at the earliest, according to the group's bassist Nikki Sixx. Writing to MÖTLEY CRÜE's official message board in response to the reports that several reunion dates (including a possible appearance at Sweden Rock festival) may take place ...

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ORPHANED LAND Complete Work On 'Mabool'

Long-running Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND have completed work on their third full-length album, titled "Mabool", for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. "Mabool" was recorded at Zaza and Bardo Studios in Israel. Commented singer Kobi Farhi, "[The new CD] is the most hard and painful creation we did in our lives, the album ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Grows Monster Pumpkins

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin, who has reinvented himself as a pumpkin grower, won for the heaviest pumpkin grown in California at the 30th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which was held on October 13 in Half Moon Bay, California. Martin took fourth place overall with his 1,064-pound pumpkin (photo), ...

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