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ORIGIN: New Music Available For Download

Two songs from ORIGIN's upcoming album, "Echoes of Decomation", have been posted online at Relapse.com: "Staring From the Abyss" (mp3) and "The Burner" (mp3). The Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers third full-length CD, "Echoes of Decomation" is scheduled for release on March 15 via Relapse Records. The band's last album, "Informis Infinitas ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY guitarist Frank Claussen and his wife Tone, who welcomed "a healthy and wholesome baby girl" on Thursday, January 13, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Her name shall be Hanne, a name of Hebrew origin meaning 'full of grace'," the posting adds. "The rest ...

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ORIGIN: New Album Cover Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for ORIGIN's upcoming third album, "Echoes of Decomation", has been posted online at Relapse.com. The Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers third full-length CD, "Echoes of Decomation" is scheduled for release on March 15 via Relapse Records. The band's last album, "Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas", came out in 2002. Former ORIGIN guitarist Jeremy ...

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EPICA: In Mixing Mode

EPICA, the Dutch group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have posted the following message on their official web site: "At this moment the new EPICA album is being mixed by Philip Colodetti and Sascha Paeth. You may already know Sascha from the work he did ...

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Korea's OATHEAN To Release New Album In U.S. Via THE END RECORDS

Korea's melodic black metal sextet OATHEAN will release their third full-length album, entitled "Fading Away Into the Grave of Nothingness", in the USA and South America via an exclusive licensing deal with The End Records. The U.S. release date for the album has been scheduled for February 22, 2005. "Fading Away Into the Grave of ...

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All DIMEBAG/WASHBURN Merchandise Licensed Material Acquired By BOOGIESTREET

Eric McKenna of BoogieStreet has issued the following press release: BoogieStreet WorldWide Guitars, Pittsburgh, Washburn USA's largest custom shop dealer, has acquired ALL of the remaining official Washburn Dimebag Darrell "swag." This includes shirts, fleece, jackets, hoodies, skull caps, hats, etc. Every remaining piece of Washburn Dime clothing that is in Chicago has ...

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DYING FETUS Announce Session Drummer

DYING FETUS have announced the addition of session drummer John Longstreth (ORIGIN, SKINLESS, EXHUMED) to the group's ranks. Longstreth will be filling in for regular drummer Erik Sayenga, who "is unable to join us" on the road with GWAR, the band write on their web site. "We will certainly miss having Erik with us these ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: Tour Dates Announced

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium". The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded "Blah…" with ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT: New Music Available For Download

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have uploaded two full-length MP3s from their upcoming sophomore album, "The White Crematorium", due on January 24, 2005 through Karmageddon Media. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Army of the Despised 02. 7 Months of Suffering (mp3) 03. Concrete Sarcophagus ...

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THE RED CHORD Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have parted ways with drummer John Longstreth (ex-ORIGIN, SKINLESS). "To avoid any complications, we'll stick with the simple 'stylistic differences' explanation, because it's more accurate than any other," the band writes in an online posting. "I'd like to believe we're all still on good terms. We do, however, have ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Completing First Video

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have just begun editing the music video for their first single, "Get Your Dead On". The clip was shot over the course of a week on several locations in the Los Angeles area. The main character in a unique horror film currently ...

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ANCIENT Side-Project DREAMLIKE HORROR To See Light Of Day?

Former ANCIENT vocalist Deadly Kristin has been in talks with Aphazel of ANCIENT about a possible release of their side project DREAMLIKE HORROR. The idea would be printing a limited edition of "Delightful Suicides", to be purchased exclusively on the Internet. More information will be made available soon. In other news, Kristin has finally begun ...

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Former MASSEMORD Singer Issues New CD

Der Henker, former singer of the Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD, has released a limited-edition, self-titled CD that is currently available for order only via the MASSEMORD web site. In related news, the drummer of the American black metal band SIN ORIGIN is said to be in talks with MASSEMORD to become the ...

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Epic - BORKNAGAR

It's a brave move to title an album like so with all the connotations that word has in the realms of metal. From DREAM THEATER to CANDLEMASS to MAYHEM and countless other less notables, many have strived to attain it and achieved it to varying degrees, whilst others have slopped forth a real mess of ...

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SEVERED SAVIOR Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

SEVERED SAVIOR have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and main support band BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The dates are as follows: Jul. 01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Jul. 02 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero Jul. 03 - Nofolk, VA @ Norva Theatre Jul. 05 - New ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Former ORIGIN Guitarist To Join The Fold?

CANNIBAL CORPSE are rumored to have recruited Jeremy Turner (ex-ORIGIN) to fill the second-guitarist slot in the group following the departure of Jack Owen earlier this month. An official announcement on the matter has not yet been made. Upcoming CANNIBAL CORPSE tour dates: May 26 - Puebla, Puebla, MEX @ Salon Los Angeles May 27 ...

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BORKNAGAR Finalize Track Listing For 'Epic'

Norway's BORKNAGAR have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Epic", tentatively due in June/July through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism" was recorded and mixed at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD). "Musically the album will take off and expand from where 'Empiricism' ended, and for those ...

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TED NUGENT Chats With STEVE And DC: Audio Available

Ted Nugent phoned into "The Steve and DC Morning Show" on Wednesday (March 17). Nugent talked about the ongoing war and wanting to go to Iraq to perform for the troops, but hasn't been able to get around the logistics. He has played for returning troops though. Nugent also weighed in on the "cultural war" ...

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SKINLESS Confirm Drummer's Departure, Announce Temporary Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have confirmed the departure of drummer John Longstreth (ex-ORIGIN). Replacing him for the group's upcoming dates in March and subsequent European tour will be returning skinsman Bob "The Big Guns" Beaulac. Longstreth, who is said to have left SKINLESS over "musical differences," has joined EXHUMED as the band's new touring ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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