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CELTIC FROST Bassist Explains New Logo

CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain recently posted a message on the band's official forum explaining the origin of the group's new "heptagram" logo/symbol (view image here), which is being used in connection with the band's upcoming album, "Monotheist". Read Martin's post at this location. As previously reported, Century Media Records ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Begin Mixing Debut Album

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have started mixing their debut album with Joe Marlett at Frank and Smokey's Hideaway. Entitled "Slavior", the CD is scheduled for release this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records "Slavior" projected track ...

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FATES WARNING/TEMPLEWITHIN Drummer MARK ZONDER: New Audio Interview Posted Online

An audio file containing FATES WARNING/TEMPLEWITHIN drummer Mark Zonder's interview with Dementia Radio, which aired this past Monday (Jan. 9), is available for download at this location (MP3). As previously reported, TEMPLEWITHIN — the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla — have ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN: Album Title, Songtitles Revealed

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have set "Slavior" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records. "Gregg has been here for about a week doing vocals," Zonder writes on ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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UNMERCIFUL: Debut Album To Feature Guest Appearance By CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist

UNMERCIFUL, the new band featuring former ORIGIN members Clinton Appelhanz (guitar, vocals), James King (drums) and Jeremy Turner (formerly a touring guitarist for CANNIBAL CORPSE), have inked a two-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The group, who describe their musical style as "modern blasting American death metal," have already completed work on their debut album ...

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World of Lies - THE BERZERKER

My last memory of Australia's THE BERZERKER is seeing them perform with ORIGIN, VADER, and IMMOLATION a couple of years ago. I recall being intrigued by the masked madmen, but not all that moved with the music itself, though I did find some redeeming value in the forceful, samples-laden approach. Admittedly, the sound mix during ...

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MIND'S EYE: New Song Available For Download

MIND'S EYE, the Swedish progressive rock/metal band featuring members of THERION, SECRET SPHERE and NOVAK, will release their fourth album, "Walking on H20", on January 20, 2006 via Lion Music. A full-length MP3 of the track "The Nazca Lines" has been made available for download at this location. An MP3 file containing a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), are the first confirmed band for next year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 in Germany. "As one band doesn't constitute a billing, we ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To 'Kill' In March

Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "Kill" as the title of their tenth album, due on March 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). With regards to the new album's musicial direction, the band had previously ...

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GREEN CARNATION Announce Complete Billing For Italian Gig

Norway's GREEN CARNATION will be joined by Italian act LIFEND and BLEAK ORIGIN for their first-ever gig in Italy on December 18 in Cordevilla. Commented GREEN CARNATION guitarist Tchort: "There has been quite a lot of interest from Italy in the last couple of years, and all we can do is hope for a good ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEMON HUNTER, DRAGONLORD, ALLELE

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 1, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): DEMON HUNTER – "The Triptych": 6,000 ...

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CREOZOTH: CANDLEMASS Side Project To Release Debut This Month

Escapi Music has set an October 25 North American release date for the debut album from CREOZOTH, the new band featuring CANDLEMASS members Lars Johansson (guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums) alongside vocalist Michael Storck (X-PLODE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Tobbe Moen (ex-REDFUN, OZ). According to Lars, the term "Creozoth" has a fictional origin: "It is ...

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ALLELE Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

Jacksonville's ALLELE, the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, has finalized the track listing for the upcoming Ben Schigel-produced (CHIMAIRA, BREAKING POINT) CD, "Point of Origin", which hits stores October 25 through Corporate Punishment/Navarre. It is as follows: 01. Fake (2:54) 02. A Different Someone (3:26) 03. ...

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ORIGIN Part Ways With Guitarist/Vocalist, Drummer; Seek Replacements

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have parted ways with Clinton Appelhanz (guitar, vocals) and James King (drums) due to "personal and creative differences. [We] would like to personaly thank these guys for their dedication and hard work to this project and let people know that 'Echoes Of Decimation' [ORIGIN's third and most recent album] could not ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Record Their 'Heaviest, Most Brutal' Album Ever

CANNIBAL CORPSE are scheduled to enter Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 17 with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) to begin recording their tenth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Blade Records. "The recording and mixing should be complete by December, and the album's release date will hopefully be ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio Next Month

CANNIBAL CORPSE are scheduled to enter Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 17 with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) to begin recording their tenth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Blade Records. CANNIBAL CORPSE have yet to announce a permanent replacement for guitarist Jack Owen, who left the band ...

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ATHEIST Launch Official Web Site

Long-defunct seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have launched an official web site for fans to interact and comment on the much-anticipated reissues of the group's three full-length albums. 1988's "Piece of Time" will be following 1993's "Elements", and 1991's "Unquestionable Presence" which were released this week. Additionally, "Unquestionable Presence" will be featured in ...

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MASTERPLAN To Open Bulgaria's BLACK SEA FESTIVITIES

According to BNN (Bulgarian News Network), MASTERPLAN will open the Black Sea Festivities – Kavarna 2005 Saturday at the Kaliakra stadium in the Black Sea town of Kavarna. The world-renowned German guitar player AXEL RUDI PELL will play immediately after the German/Norwegian band. The world professional boxing champion of Bulgarian origin, Daisy Lang ...

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ALLELE: Former COLD Guitarist Resurfaces With New Music

ALLELE, the new project featuring Kelly Hayes (ex-COLD) and Lane Maverick (ex-OTEP), have posted an MP3 of their first single, "Closer to Habit", on their MySpace.com page. The unmastered track is the first glimpse of the band's Ben Schigel-produced (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, SWITCHED) debut album, "Point of Origin", due in stores on October ...

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Reformed DIM MAK Sign With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

Newly reformed New Jersey band DIM MAK, featuring former members of the legendary RIPPING CORPSE and drummer extraordinaire John Longstreth (ex-ORIGIN, THE RED CHORD, ANGELCORPSE, SKINLESS), have inked a deal with Willowtip Records. The band will enter Sound Spa studios in September to record their Willowtip debut, tentatively due in early 2006. Guitarist Shaune Kelley ...

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