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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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DREAM THEATER Singer Guests On FRAMESHIFT CD

The new label Progrock Records is releasing a special album by FRAMESHIFT on November 25, 2003, titled "Unweaving the Rainbow", based on evolution-themed books by Richard Dawkins. The album was written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN as a vehicle for vocalist James LaBrie of the highly revered progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. FRAMESHIFT, ...

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DESTROYER 666 To Tour Australia For First Time In Three Years

Australia's DESTROYER 666, who are currently based in Holland, will be returning to Australian shores in December/January for their first national tour in three years. The band's "The Wolves Return" tour will see the band appearing at the Metal For The Brain Festival in December before performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for the ...

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Hungary's EKTOMORF Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Hungarian hardcore/thrash quartet EKTOMORF have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band have released four records so far and have toured extensively outside their home country, including an impressive appearance at the Summer Breeze festival 2002 in front of 10,000 "crazy maniacs," according to an official press release. "The band includes musical ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: The Video Interview

A 12-minute video interview with TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele and drummer Johnny Kelly (courtesy of Metal Online) has been posted at this location. In other news, TYPE O NEGATIVE have revised the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Life Is Killing Me", due on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. The revised ...

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VILE Split With Singer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have officially parted ways with singer Juan Urteaga. "[Juan] has officially quit the band," reads a message on the band's official web site. "We have known for some time that this was due to occur soon. The Violating Europe tour signified the end of his career with VILE. As many ...

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SKINLESS Frontman: New Album Will Contain 'Incredible Dynamics'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have entered Albany's Max Trax Studios with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't Risk Infection", "Escalate ...

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SKINLESS Prepare To Record 'From Sacrifice To Survival'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS will enter Albany's Max Trax Studios on Feb. 26 with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't ...

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SKINLESS Joined By ORIGIN Drummer

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have tapped ORIGIN drummer John Longstreth to join the group during the recording sessions for their forthcoming CD and the subsequent touring activities in support of the album. "John and SKINLESS have been good friends and we've always had the greatest respect for him as a musician," the band said ...

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VEHEMENCE Replace ORIGIN On NUCLEAR ASSAULT Tour

Arizona's VEHEMENCE have replaced ORIGIN on upcoming West Coast dates on the NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ALL THAT REMAINS tour. The dates in question are as follows: Jan. 22 - Sin 13 - San Antonio, TX Jan. 23 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX Jan. 24 - The Backroom - Austin, TX Jan. 25 - Canyon Club - Dallas, ...

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SCAR CULTURE Undergo Lineup Changes

SCAR CULTURE have parted ways with vocalist Pheroze Karai and touring drummer Alpheus Underhill. No reason was given for their departure. After months of touring in support of the band's Century Media debut, "Inscribe", the group have returned home early from their tour with ORIGIN, ALL THAT REMAINS and CREMATORIUM due to the lineup changes. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Announce U.S. Dates

The reunited NUCLEAR ASSAULT have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Dec. 29 - Jaxx - Springfeild VA. Jan. 17 - El-N-Gee - New London, CT. Jan. 18 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ. Jan. 22 - Sin 13 - San Antonio, TX. Jan. 23 - Fitzgerald's - San Houston, TX. ...

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IMMOLATION, VADER To Embark On US Tour

IMMOLATION and VADER will be embarking on a co-headline tour of the U.S. starting November 6th in Washington D.C. and ending December 5th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will come from Australia's THE BERZERKER and ORIGIN. Exact dates and venues will follow shortly. ...

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DISINTER Announce Recording Plans

DISINTER are due to enter Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin in October with producer Chris Djurcic (i.e. NOVEMBERS DOOM, ORIGIN, DISGORGE, GORGASM) to record their third full-length release, tentatively entitled Designed By The Devil, Powered By The Dead, for a winter release through Morbid Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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JASON NEWSTED Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Over ECHOBRAIN Name

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records have been slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN over the similar band name, according to Allstar. The suit, which was filed on June 11th in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, claims that ECHO DRAIN have made ...

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NILE Complete New Album, Announce US Headlining Tour

Critically-acclaimed death metal powerhouse NILE have completed their forthcoming record, entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. In Their Darkened Shrines was recorded in South Carolina's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's Karl Sanders and long-time NILE producer Bob Moore. The final track listing is as follows: 01. The Blessed Dead 02. Execration Text 03. Sarcophagus ...

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NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL US Dates Announced!

The following are the confirmed dates for the North American Darkened Tomb 2002 Tour, featuring NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN: Jul. 06 - The Cotton Club - Atlanta, GA Jul. 07 - Clunk Music Hall Fayetteville, AR Jul. 09 - Sam's - San Antonio, TX Jul. 10 - Concrete Street - Corpus Christie, ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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Archive News Aug 29, 2001

The full track listing for ROB ZOMBIE's upcoming The Sinister Urge CD has been announced. The song titles are as follows:

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01. Sinners Inc.

02. Demon Speeding

03. Dead Girl Superstar (feat. Kerry King)

04. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)

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Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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