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KATAKLYSM Singer Welcomes Addition To Family

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono and his wife have announced the birth of their son, Angelo Iacono. He was born on July 15 at 2:50 p.m., weighed in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and is in "great health," according to a posting on the band's web site. In other news, KATAKLYSM will be headlining the Fit ...

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Warkult - MALEVOLENT CREATION

The desire, enthusiasm and dedication of MALEVOLENT CREATION mastermind Phil Fasciana toward all things extreme metal cannot be faulted. After thirteen years of managing to squeeze albums out amidst label uncertainty and friction with assorted band members, it appears there might be some prolonged stability in the ranks. And how fitting it would be for ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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CODE BLACK To Release New Album Next Week

Burlington, VT-based CODE BLACK will release their new album, "Penetration", on July 27 through Arctic Music Group. Recorded at Studio Victor in Montreal with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX), "Penetration" pairs "the precision of metal with the aggression of modern hardcore," according to a press release. Artwork duties were executed by Travis ...

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CRASH MUSIC To Release WACKEN DVD And CD

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Germany's Armageddon Music to market and distribute the "2003 Armageddon Over Wacken" DVD and Audio CDs for North America. Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany. The festival started out 14 ...

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GRAVEWORM To Support KATAKLYSM In Europe

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM, featuring former ABIGOR and current DARKWELL/SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, will be supporting KATAKLYSM on their upcoming European tour in October 2004, along with MYSTIC CIRCLE and INTO ETERNITY. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 02 - Vosselaar, BEL @Biebob Oct. 04 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Oct. ...

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INTO ETERNITY Gear Up For Fall Tour, Seek Touring Drummer

Canadian progressive death metal progenies INTO ETERNITY have been added to KATAKLYSM's October European tour with MYSTIC CIRCLE and GRAVEWORM. The band have just returned from Europe, where they gave remarkable performances at Italy's Gods Of Metal festival and Germany's Rock Hard festival, and on three dates with Sweden's NAGLFAR (where they received encore requests). ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'As I Slither' Video Posted Online

KATAKLYSM's video for the track "As I Slither" has been posted online at this location. "As I Slither" comes off the group's latest CD, "Serenity in Fire", available now on Nuclear Blast Records. As previously reported, KATAKLYSM have begun filming live and behind-the-scenes footage from their "No More Serenity" tour for an upcoming ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer: We Want To Write Our 'Reign In Blood'

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM plan on taking most of 2005 off to write their next studio album, according to their latest newsletter. "[Take our time to write an album is] something we have never done before," said KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono. "Even new drummer Martin Maurais only had one month to put all his drum ...

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Start Killing - MAN MUST DIE

"(This) band was created for the sole purpose of being one of the heaviest, fastest and most extreme but accessible bands in today's metal genre." So says the typically gushing press release. Now, the "accessible" part of that statement we find hard to entirely equate with that which comes before it. And as for that ...

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MISERY INDEX: KEVIN TALLEY 'Fully' Back In The Band, New EP On The Way

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Hello everyone! We'd like to thank all of you who came out ...

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KATAKLYSM Fined By Canadian Government

KATAKLYSM have been fined the maximum penalty of $3,000 by the Canadian Immigration and Customs officials for merchandise sent from Europe to the U.S. via Canada. "The merchandise was some leftovers from the European tour," KATAKLYSM said in a statement. "Just a little under 100 shirts!! The Canadian customs are all screwed up at the ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little ...

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Canadian Black Metallers ANHKREHG Sign With GALY RECORDS

Canadian black metallers ANHKREHG have inked a deal with Galy Records. The band's new CD, "Against You All…", was produced by Jean-Fancois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec and "contains an arsenal of 10 bombs that will explode as soon as you press PLAY on your CD player," according to an official press ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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UNDERTOW Announce New Drummer

Germany's UNDERTOW have announced the addition of drummer Rainer Pflanz to the group's lineup. Pflanz will make his live debut with the group on April 23 at B-Hof in Würzburg, to be followed by a support slot on several dates on the upcoming CROWBAR/KATAKLYSM European tour. The band will enter the studio in early 2005 ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Singer Suffers Injury, Band To Perform Instrumental Set At NO MERCY FESTIVALS

Tour manager Joey Severance has issued a statement regarding CARPATHIAN FOREST's participation in this year's No Mercy Festivals European tour, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday (March 30) in Osnabrück, Germany. Says Severance: "Several days ago, [CARPATHIAN FOREST] vocalist Nattefrost was involved in an accident and suffered torn muscles and a fracture of his collar ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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BLO.TORCH Win Dutch 'Battle Of The Bands' Competition

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH came out victorious in the "Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland" competition finals Friday night (March 19) "after showing the jury, the audience and the five other finalists what we're made of," according to a post on the group's web site. "Besides direct placement in the regional finals of 'De Grote Prijs van ...

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