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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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KATAKLYSM Singer Checks In With Album, Tour Update

Maurizio Iacono, vocalist for the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM, has issued the following update via the group's regular newsletter: "So I'm now back in my new home in Chicago getting adjusted (fucking windy here man!) but I love it, great people! The album is finished, sent to Nuclear Blast Germany and the whole office went ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Name New Album

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer ...

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COLOUR TRIP To Record New Album

Metalcore veterans COLOUR TRIP will enter Studio Victor in Montreal, Canada this month to record their fifth album, "Penetration". The follow-up to last year's "Kill My Super Ego" will be engineered and produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais, best known for his outstanding work with KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, and MISERY INDEX. COLOUR TRIP recently joined forces with ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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CRYPTOPSY Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have officially parted ways with vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-SPASME). No reason was given was given for Lacroix's departure. The group are currently seeking a replacement frontman while continuing to write material for their fifth studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will be ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel Remainder Of North American Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced that they have cancelled the remainder of their North American tour. The affected shows include those in Philadelphia, New York, Providence, Springfield and Quebec City. "The band has decided to return home a little earlier so they can use the extra time to work on their pre-production for their ...

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EXHUMED's 'Anatomy Is Destiny' Banned In Germany

Due to pressure from German government ratings groups, Relapse Records' German distribution partner SPV has been forced to withdraw EXHUMED's new record, "Anatomy Is Destiny", from distribution on the brink of its release and on the eve of the band's European headlining tour. Ratings groups deemed the band photos inside "Anatomy Is Destiny"EXHUMED's ...

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KATAKLYSM: More North American Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced more dates as part of their "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 11 - Calgary, AB @ The Machine * Sep. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ Stars * Sep. 13 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange * Sep. 16 - Thunder Bay, ...

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GHOULUNATICS To Record New Album Before The End Of The Year

Montreal-based band GHOULUNATICS, winners of the 2002 MIMI (Montreal International Music Initiative) award in the "Metal Band" category over such acts as KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, MARTY and NEURAXIS, will enter the studio before the end of the year to record the follow-up to 2002's successful "King of the Undead". "The upcoming album will be just like ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2004 Tour

Swedish death metallers SPAWN OF POSSESSION are the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming No Mercy Festivals 2004 European tour, which is scheduled to take place between March 29 and April 12. Exact cities and dates for the trek — which will include additional appearances by CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VOMITORY, ...

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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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HATE ETERNAL: Rescheduled European Tour Dates Announced

HATE ETERNAL's rescheduled European tour will tentatively kick off on January 10 in Trier, Germany and will conclude in early February. Also appearing on the bill will be DYING FETUS, DEEDS OF FLESH and PREJUDICE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 10 - Trier, GER @ Exil Jan. 11 - Paris, FRA @ ...

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KATAKLYSM: North American Tour Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the details of their upcoming "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 16 - Hamilton, ON - Underground Aug. 17 - Peterborough, ON - Lions Hall Aug. 18 - Barrie, ON - Off Duty Aug. 19 - North Bay, ON - Daily Grind ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video In Las Vegas

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have hired L.A. director Joe Lynch (COAL CHAMBER, 311, GODHEAD, PETE YORN) to film the video for the band's new single, "As I Slither". The shoot will take place on August 31 at the Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the band will perform as part of the Las Vegas ...

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KATAKLYSM To Headline British Columbia's RAGEFEST 2003

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been confirmed for the headlining slot at Ragefest 2003 - The Kamloops Metal and Hardcore Festival, set to take place September 6 at the University College of the Cariboo, in Kamloops, British Columbia. This all-ages event brings together some of British Columbia's finest extreme music acts as well as a ...

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CRYPTOPSY To Get 'Really Intense' On Next Album

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY are currently hard at work writing new material for their upcoming fifth studio album — the group's first with new vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-SPASME). The as-yet-untitled effort will be recorded at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec, Canada with producer Pierre Rémillard (KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, KRISIUN) and is tentatively set for an ...

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E-FORCE Complete Work On Debut Album

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have completed work on their debut album, "Evil Forces", due on October 20 through France's Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). "Evil Forces" was recorded at Wild Studio ...

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KATAKLYSM To Enter Studio In November

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Studio Victor in Montreal in November to begin recording their new album, "Serenity In Fire", for an early 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be produced by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, MALEVOLENT CREATION) and will be mixed at Wildsound studio in St-Zenon, Quebec. KATAKLYSM ...

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MISERY INDEX Finalize Track Listing For 'Retaliate'

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Retaliate" (view cover artwork here), due on August 25 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which was recorded at Wild Studio in ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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KRISIUN Confirmed For Brazil's PORÃO DO ROCK Festival

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have been confirmed to appear at Porão do Rock, Brazil's second-largest rock festival, on July 5 in Brasilia (Brazilian capital). Crowds of up to 70,000 are expected at the event, which will include appearances by NAÇÃO ZUMBI, RAIMUNDOS and DARK AVENGER, among others. Upcoming KRISIUN tour dates: Jul. 04 – Curitiba, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. DARK FUNERAL will perform a one-hour set on the festival's "Blackstage" on Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:15 p.m. The complete ...

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SEVENTH ONE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

CARPATHIAN FOREST are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK ...

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METALIUM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's METALIUM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK AGE DARKANE ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'We Will Never Open Another Tour Again'

KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "In response to the numerous e-mails we have received and pissed off fans we've encountered, we would like to apologize to all of you who came to the shows in Houston, Dallas, Tempe, Los Angeles and San Francisco to see ...

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