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KOBEAST Name Debut Album

KOBEAST, the brainchild of Denmark-based guitarist/bassist Michael Kopietz (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE), have set "Arise From Ashes" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Eight songs of "brutal death metal in the vein of MALEVOLENT CREATION, MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE" will be laid down at ...

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DEICIDE Cancel Montreal Show

DEICIDE were forced to cancel their performance in Montreal, Quebec Sunday night (Nov. 16) after the group's van broke down near Syracuse, New York en route to the gig. The band's tourmates, HATE ETERNAL and KRISIUN, both made it to the show without a problem and performed longer sets than usual to make up for ...

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SUFFOCATION Name New CD

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have set "Souls To Deny" as the title for their first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", tentatively due in the spring through Relapse Records. The songwriting process for the follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP has reached the midway point and plans exist for the ...

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Swedish Death Metal 'Supergroup' Gets A Name

GOD AMONG INSECTS is the name of the brand-new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY). "We still have a few more songs to complete but things are going as ...

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KOBEAST To Enter Studio In December

KOBEAST, the solo project of Denmark-based guitarist/bassist Michael Kopietz (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE), will enter Niflheim studio the first week of December to record eight songs of "brutal death metal in the vein of MALEVOLENT CREATION, MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE." Completing the recording lineup during the sessions will be drummer Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, ...

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DEICIDE Members Held On Drug, Weapons Charges

Buffalo News reports that two members of the Florida death metal band DEICIDE were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving there from Canada, state police said. Benjamin T. Boynton [believed to be a member of the band's road crew — Ed.], ...

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DECAPITATED Finalize Track Listing For 'The Negatron'

Polish tech-death masters DECAPITATED have finalized the track listing for their third full-length album, "The Negatron", due in February 2004 through Wicked World/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nihility" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland with engineers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski and is being described by bassist Martin as "very very strong," with a ...

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GODHATE: Album Release 'On Hold'

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have put the release of their self-titled debut "on hold" until they have secured a new record deal. The CD, which was recorded under the band's previous moniker, contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL with a touch of the ...

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BEHEMOTH Split With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have parted ways with session guitarist Havok and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Comments guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "Havok decided to part his ways with BEHEMOTH. Lately he's been struggling [with] some personal problems. As a result he lost interest in this band, and the ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

DANZIG are the latest act to be confirmed for this year's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival looks as follows: Friday, November 14 ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Completes Worldwide Purchase of OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

The Los Angeles-based Century Family Inc., home to Century Media Records, has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings, one of the world's leading underground metal labels. Established in Chicago in 1992, Olympic has built a solid catalog of releases and created brand loyalty within the extreme metal genre. During its decade of existence, the ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Record Debut Album In November

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will enter D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida in November with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL), to record their debut album, "Torrential Reign", for an early 2004 release through Olympic/Century Media Records. ...

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BEHEMOTH To Utilize Session Bassist On North American Tour

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH will be utilizing the services of bassist Istvan from the California black metal band RISE during their upcoming Un-Natural Born Killers tour, also featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The group's regular bass player, Orion, is unable to make the trek for reasons that have yet to ...

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MONSTROSITY Complete Work On 'Rise To Power'

Long-running Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY have finished mixing their new album, "Rise To Power". The CD was recorded at Audio Hammer studios in Sanford, Florida with engineer Jason Suceof and is set for release on September 23 through Conquest Music Inc. The lineup for the album is Jason Avery (vocals), Tony Norman (guitars), Lee Harrison ...

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DEICIDE's 'Anti-Christian' CD Faces Australian Ban

The Australian Government has moved to ban the sale to children of a CD by DEICIDE amid concerns it incites violence, hatred and the killing of Christians, according to News.com.au. Attorney-General Daryl Williams said the Government was concerned about lyrics in the CD by DEICIDE entitled "Once Upon The Cross". Williams said he understood the ...

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KRISIUN To Film Video For 'Murderer'

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will shortly begin filming a video for the song "Murderer" off their forthcoming album "Works of Carnage", due in September through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ageless Venomous" was recorded at Bebop 2 Studios in São Paulo with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS) and was mixed at Rémillard's ...

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GODHATE To Cover AT THE GATES Classic

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) will enter Studio Underground shortly to record a cover of AT THE GATES' "Kingdom Gone" for an upcoming tribute album. The group's recently released sophomore full-length CD, "Godhate" (issued under the band's previous moniker), contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ...

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DECAPITATED To Begin Recording 'The Negation' Next Week

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have set "The Negation" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Earache Records. The band are scheduled to begin recording the effort on July 28 and will spend about three weeks in the studio. Over 35 minutes of "very aggressive, mainly fast ...

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More Bands Rumored For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, ENTOMBED and KING DIAMOND have reportedly been tapped to perform at New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The complete lineup ...

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It's Official: AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

As first reported here on Friday (July 11), Earache Records have now officially confirmed the signing of the U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE to a worldwide multi-album recording contract. The band are currently mixing their new album, "Choronzon", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for a ...

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