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ZAN CLAN Begins Recording New Album

ZAN CLAN, the Swedish group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, has started recording its new, as-yet-untitled album at Polar and Platform studios in Stockholm with producer Chris Laney (EUROPE, CANDLEMASS, ANIMAL, CRASHDIET, CRUCIFIED BARBARA). Video clips from the recording session can be found at www.myspace.com/zanclan. ZAN CLAN will showcase its ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Checks In From The Road

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are ten days into the European tour. The Scandinavian leg of it as been very cool…slightly weird for us to play close to home (guest lists are rammed!). We are playing great shows, the set list is crushing ...

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DEATHCHAIN: Guitarist's Illness Forces Helsinki Cancellation

Finnish death/thrash metallers DEATHCHAIN have issued the following update: "We've been forced to cancel our show at Gloria, Helsinki [on Saturday, November 25]. B. Undertaker [guitar] is suffering from heart infection and bronchitis and the doctor's orders where loud and clear: He must rest and take it very fucking easy. This is something we don't ...

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CANDLEMASS Officially Launches Vocalist Search

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "CANDLEMASS are currently looking for a singer. Preferably Swedish but the band will consider all options. [Requirements are as follows:] * You are over 25, you love metal and doom, got a fantastic voice, sound great both in a high ...

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DEATHCHAIN Re-Signs With DYNAMIC ARTS RECORDS, Begins Work On New Album

Finnish death/thrash metallers DEATHCHAIN have re-signed with Dynamic Arts Records. Production of the group's third CD has already begun under the title "Cult of Death". According to a press release, "on the upcoming album, DEATHCHAIN dwells into the darker sound of death/thrash metal." Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Incantations Of Shub-Niggurath", "Serpent ...

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CANDLEMASS To Look For Singer 'As Soon As Possible'

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS, who announced on Monday (Oct. 23) that vocalist Messiah Marcolin was "out for good," have posted the following update on their web site: "CANDLEMASS will start to look for a new singer as soon as possible. Watch this space. More info on the matter will come soon. In the meantime, don't ...

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KRUX Schedules CD-Release Party In Stockholm

KRUX is the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm, has scheduled a CD-release party for its new album, "II", on November 11 in Stockholm. Audio samples ...

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It's Official: Vocalist MESSIAH MARCOLIN Is Out Of CANDLEMASS

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "You have heard the rumours and it is with a heavy heart we must make this official. The band have tried to solve the situation several times, but Messiah cannot be persuaded to sing on the new album. His attitude and ...

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AVERSE SEFIRA Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Texas-based black metallers AVERSE SEFIRA have inked a deal with Candlelight Records. AVERSE SEFIRA formed in Texas, in 1996. Following a well-received demo, the band self-released their debut album, "Homecoming's March", on Arrogare Records in 1999. Shortly after, the band relocated to New York state and began playing in support of the release. They went ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Metal, Doom And Garlic'

The following message was posted on CANDLEMASS' official web site: "Leif [Edling, CANDLEMASS bassist/songwriter] is busy doing cool stuff outside of C-MASS. Once a month he has got Klubb Sabotage at Bröderna Olsson, Folkungagatan 84 in Stockholm. It's a garlic place with great food, and in the basement different DJs play country/rockabilly/punk etc during the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN To Master New Album On Monday

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have finished recording and mixing their as-yet-untitled third album at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki and are scheduled to master the CD next Monday (Oct. 16) at Finnvox studios with Minerva Pappi. A February 7, 2007 release via Spinefarm Records is expected. SWALLOW THE SUN's second album, "Ghosts of ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Recording Update

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN are putting the finishing touches on the recordings for their as-yet-untitled third album at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort next Thursday. Fans can read about the progress of the recordings in Finnish at this location and in English

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CANDLEMASS: MESSIAH Will Sing On New Album

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "In a conversation with the label Nuclear Blast, Messiah Marcolin has agreed to sing on the upcoming CANDLEMASS album. It will happen sometime in September/October. Some contractual stuff has to be sorted out first, but things look very promising at ...

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MESHUGGAH: More 'Nothing' Reissue Details Revealed

More information has been released about the upcoming reissue of MESHUGGAH's acclaimed 2002 effort, "Nothing", due in the U.S. on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The new edition of the album includes re-recorded guitars and comes in a custom-shaped slipcase featuring a 3D hologram card. The CD, which was also remixed and remastered, contains ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Prepares To Record New Album

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will enter the Seawolf Studios in Helsinki on September 11 to record its third, as-yet-untitled album. A February 7, 2007 release via Spinefarm Records is expected. SWALLOW THE SUN's second album, "Ghosts of Loss", was released last summer via Firebox Records. It entered the official Finnish album chart ...

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Sahg 1 - SAHG

If Norway's SAHG could keep the vibe they launch at the beginning of this lead-heavy album, they'd be serious Album of the Year contenders. It's a doomy, crushing SABBATH stomp with soaring melodic vocals and ponderous, coffin-lidded grooves, the kind of monumental doom birthed by "Children of the Sea", raised on a steady diet of ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'Nothing' Re-Release To Include Bonus DVD

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have spent the last few months remixing their acclaimed 2002 effort, "Nothing", with plans to re-release the effort with a bonus DVD sometime this fall. Although nothing has yet been confirmed, the DVD is expected to include live footage from the band's most recent European tour. MESHUGGAH's latest album, "Catch ...

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CANDLEMASS: Post-MESSIAH Albums To Be Re-Released With Bonus Tracks

GMR Music has announced plans to re-release the CANDLEMASS albums "Chapter VI" (1992) and "Dactylis Glomerata" (1998) as double remastered discs. "Chapter VI" will include the "Sjunger Sigge Furst" EP as bonus tracks plus a live DVD disc and "Dactylis Glomerata" will contain an entire previously unreleased album. Each reissue will be sold for the ...

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EXODUS Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival organizers have issued the following statement on the matter: "Having cooperatively solved several organisational problems in advance and acommodating the ...

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