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INFERNAL MAJESTY To Enter Studio In June

Canadian metallers INFERNAL MAJESTY will enter the studio in early June to begin recording their next album for Greece's Black Lotus Records. Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) will produce the effort, which will be recorded in Vancouver, B.C. and mixed in Montreal, Quebec. An October release is expected. INFERNAL MAJESTY will be showcasing ...

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MELECHESH Confirmed For France's METAL THERAPY FESTIVAL

Mesopotamian black thrash metal pioneers MELECHESH have replaced IN EXTREMO on the billing of the 2005 edition of France's Metal Therapy Festival, set to take place Saturday, April 16 at Salle Saint-Exupéry in Woippy (160 km from Strasbourg, 70 km from Luxembourg, 100 km from Trier). Also scheduled to perform at the festival are THERION, ...

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EYES OF FIRE Complete Work On New Album; Wrap Up Successful U.S. Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have just completed work on their as-yet-untitled highly anticipated sophomore album, currently set for a late summer release via Century Media Records. The recent additions of keyboardist Pete Traux and drummer Nicky Bernardi helped them become a more dynamic and focused group, and their maniacal ambient savagery has reached ...

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KATAKLYSM: European Tour Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the details of their upcoming European tour. The band will be premiering a new song from the upcoming album "In the Arms of Devastation" at all summer shows. Support will come from GRAVEWORM and EMINENCE. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Tolmin, SLO @ Metal Camp Jun. ...

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KATAKLYSM Pull Out Of X-MASS FESTIVALS European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have cancelled their participation in the X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour this December. In an official press release, the band blame the cancellation on "the simple reason that the new album will not be ready in time to coincide with" the trek and "it made no sense" to do the tour. ...

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DESPISED ICON Embark On Canadian Tour; First U.S. Appearance Announced

The Canadian deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on massive Canadian tour alongside ION DISSONANCE and PREMONITIONS OF WAR late this month. The band will also make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May. Look for additional U.S. dates this summer. DESPISED ICON's highly anticipated sophomore release, "The Healing Process", ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DESPISED ICON track, entitled "Silverplated Advocate", has been posted online at this location. "Silverplated Advocate" comes off the Canadian deathcore band's sophomore release, "The Healing Process", due on April 5 via Century Media Records. "The Healing Process" was produced by guitarist Yannick St-Amand (ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS), was mixed by J-F ...

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DANZIG: Chicago Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos from DANZIG's performance at the House Of Blues in Chicago on Monday, February 21 have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, Glenn Danzig will be joined by his former MISFITS bandmate Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics at three DANZIG East Coast ...

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SOULFORGE Complete Work On New Album

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE have just finished recording their second album with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX). The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in April by Fred Maloney. Photos and video clips from the vocal recording sessions can be viewed at this location. One of the clips features a guest, Patrick ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On DANZIG Tour; Complete New Album

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour alongside DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM this week. The trek, which kicks off on Feb. 18 and runs through March 15, is the group's first official U.S. tour in support of "Ashes To Embers", their critically acclaimed debut album. EYES OF FIRE also just ...

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Chronoclast - BURIED INSIDE

What's with Canadians and drum wizardry? First we have KATAKLYSM's marching-band "hyperblast," and now Ottawa youngin's BURIED INSIDE are pulling off some kind of similar rat-a-tat-tat that turns their "blast beat" sections into a friggin' avalanche of sound. Meanwhile, they're shifting from these utter obliteration parts to quasi-melodic noodling that's somewhere between metalcore and MASTODON, ...

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SOULFORGE: Studio Update

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE are currently recording their second album with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX). The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in February by Fred Maloney. Pictures and videos of the recording sessions can be found at www.thedarkesthours.com. Commented guitarist/vocalist Michel Bernatchez: "It's going very great! In three long days, ...

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MISFITS Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

MISFITS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the With Full Force festival, set to be held July 1-3 at Airfield Roitzschjora in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: 7 SECONDS AMULET ANTI FLAG BARCODE BEATSTEAKS BEHEMOTH CARPATHIAN FOREST ...

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KATAKLYSM Honored At FIFTH ANNUAL CANADIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are among the nominees in the "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" category at the Canadian Independent Music Awards ("The Indies"), set to be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00 p.m. "The Indies" will serve as the official CMW (Canadian Music Week) 2005 Opening Night party, ...

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SOULFORGE To Begin Recording New Album

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE will enter the studio January 22 with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) to begin recording their second album. The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in February by Fred Maloney. SOULFORGE, whose debut album, 2002's "Duality", was released through Great White North Records, are currently seeking a new label home. ...

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