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KATAKLYSM, CROWBAR To Team Up For European Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM and New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will be teaming up for a two-week European tour in June/July that will end at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM "No More Serenity" tour 2004 with MISERY INDEX, CANNAE, THROUGH THE DISCLIPLINE: May ...

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ABORTED Announce New Drummer

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have announced the addition of drummer Gilles Delecroix to the group's ranks. Gilles replaces longtime drummer Frank, who amicably left the group last month due to "musical differences." "This French little pervert will be playing all shows from now on & we can tell you we're thrilled to have him ...

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'The Test Of Time' DVD Due Next Year

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will start filming live and behind-the-scenes footage from their "No More Serenity" tour for an upcoming DVD, "The Test of Time", tentatively due in late 2005. The band will continue compiling footage until summer 2005 and will also record the making of their next studio album (which will be the band's ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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BLO.TORCH: New Music Available For Download

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have made available for download six complete tracks from their forthcoming sophomore album, "Volatile". Check them out here. The follow-up to 1999's "Blo.torch" (Wicked World) was produced by Hans Pietersen at Excess Studio in Rotterdam, Holland and is tentatively scheduled for release this spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. The ...

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PREJUDICE Drop Off 'No Mercy Festivals' European Tour

Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE have been forced to drop off the upcoming "No Mercy Festivals" European tour following an apparent disagreement with their record company. "It's NOT the fault from us but our label Painkiller that we can't do this festival!" the band write on their web site. "Also PREJUDICE is not dealing anymore with ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION, KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

MALEVOLENT CREATION, KATAKLYSM and DEW-SCENTED are among the acts confirmed for Up From The Ground Open Air festival, set to be held August 27-28 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The following bands are scheduled to appear at the festival so far: AGATHODAIMON BLO.TORCH CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DAVIDIAN DESASTER DEW-SCENTED DISBELIEF FINAL BREATH GRAVEWORM GUERRILLA KATAKLYSM LUNATIC DICTATOR MALEVOLENT ...

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KATAKLYSM: Touring Plans Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have decided to postpone their South African, Russian and Baltic states tour, originally scheduled for May to a later time this year. Instead, the band will be touring North America throughout the spring & summer, beginning April 30 at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The tour, dubbed "No More ...

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KATAKLYSM, Ex-PESTILENCE, GORGUTS Members Confirmed For DEATH Tribute

Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), and Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and are he latest musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY ...

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OPETH Drummer To Guest On DEATH Tribute CD?

OPETH drummer Martin Lopez is the latest high-profile metal musician linked with the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. "At [Monday] night's OPETH concert in Tampa, drummer Martin Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least ...

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KATAKLYSM Singer To DEZ FAFARA: 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is'

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued a response to DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara's assertion that Iocono "should shut the fuck up and take a listen to DEVILDRIVER" before passing judgment on the group. In a press statement issued in December, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be ...

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ATROCITY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

ATROCITY 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. ATROCITY will take the stage on July 4, according to a posting on the band's web site. Other acts set to appear at the festival include ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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PRO-PAIN Finalize Track Listing For New Album

PRO-PAIN have finalized the track listing for their eighth studio album, "Fistful of Hate", due on April 6 through Candlelight Records. The CD will arrive in Europe on March 1 on Continental Entertainment/Soulfood Music. "Fistful of Hate" track listing: 01. Can You Feel It? 02. Left For Dead 03. Godspeed (feat. Stephan Weidner of BÖHSE ...

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KATAKLYSM Confirm Record-Launch Showcases

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have confirmed two record-launch showcases for the new album "Serenity in Fire" in late March. The details are as follows: Mar. 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge (w/ DYING FETUS) Mar. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda (w/ MARTYR, LIVA) KATAKLYSM's new album, "Serenity In Fire", is due ...

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KRISIUN Confirmed For MORBID ANGEL's European Tour

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will be supporting MORBID ANGEL on their upcoming European tour beginning on February 20 in Hardenberg, Holland. KRISIUN will be touring in support of their latest CD, "Works of Carnage", available since September through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ageless Venomous" was recorded at Bebop 2 Studios in São ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM: European Tour Dates Announced

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be teaming up with HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VOMITORY, EXHUMED, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and PREJUDICE for this year's "No Mercy Festivals" European tour. Immediately following the trek, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be embarking on a two-week run of headlining dates with KATAKLYSM and ABORTED opening. Confirmed dates are as follows: "No Mercy Festivals" ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer Takes The High Road In KATAKLYSM Dispute

DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has responded to KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono's accusation that DEVILDRIVER are "trying to make themselves look real [metal] by getting on real metal tours." In a press statement issued earlier today, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be one of the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Offered OPETH North American Tour

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by ex-COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have been offered a rotating support slot with Portugal's MOONSPELL on the upcoming OPETH North American tour, a spokesperson for OPETH's management (the U.K.-based Northern Music) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. If DEVILDRIVER turn down the offer, Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will end up opening the ...

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