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FACE DOWN Begin Recording New Album

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, entered Fear and Loathing studio (co-owned by MESHUGGAH and CLAWFINGER) in Spånga, Sweden on Monday (July 4) with engineer/producer Jocke Skog (CLAWFINGER) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album. "We're gonna record 11 tracks, 10 for the regular CD and one spare ...

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SOILWORK To Play 'Perfect 20-Minute Set' At OZZFEST

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I've just come home from Germany. Been very busy lately, first the recording of TERROR 2000, and then the recording with Thomen from BLIND GUARDIAN, and as you probably know, we have done festivals in between with SOILWORK at ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'Shed' Video Posted Online

MESHUGGAH's video for the track "Shed" is available for streaming at MTV.com. "Shed" comes off the Swedish experimental extreme metallers' latest album, "Catch 33" which sold 6,954 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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SCARVE: Post-MESHUGGAH Tour Update

French metallers SCARVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Home safe again, y'all… We had a bomb-blast taking a part in the European MESHUGGAH tour!!! As if this wasn't enough of a feast by itself, we were so lucky to replace BLACK LABEL SOCIETY at the Waldrock [festival] mainstage in front ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD To Release First-Ever DVD Next Month

MUSHROOMHEAD will release their first DVD, entitled "Volume 1", on July 26 via their own label, the Lumberjack-distributed The Filthy Hands Co. The title is available for pre-orders at www.mushroomhead.com for $19.98 (pre-orders will arrive one day before release date). Fans may also enter online to win prizes ranging from signed masks to free show ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Continuing Work On NON-HUMAN LEVEL Project

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following message on his official web site: "Last weekend Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) paid a visit to Helsingborg to record the bass for my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL. Gustaf nailed the bass for all tracks in just one day, and the result is amazing! Gustaf is not only a ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'Catch 33' Sells 7,000 Copies In First Week

MESHUGGAH's latest album, "Catch 33" has sold 6,954 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 170 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing", "Catch 33" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Debut New Lineup At Sweden's SUNDSVALL GATUFESTIVAL

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD will make their live debut with their new lineup — featuring Jens Broman (HATELIGHT, THE DEFACED) on vocals and Viktor Hemgren (LUCIEN, ex-MAZE OF TORMENT) on bass — on July 7 at the Sundsvall Gatufestival in Sundsvall, Sweden. CONSTRUCDEAD, who feature in their ranks TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, recently parted ways with ...

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2000 DECIBEL R.I.P.: Organizers Put Swedish Festival To Rest

Lennart Larsson, the organizer of Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, has issued the following press release: "Today, Sunday the 5th June, we the organizers behind the 2000 Decibel festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden have, after six years, decided to put the festival to rest. "We now hope that someone else with the same burning passion for Swedish ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND: 'Synchestra' Due In Early 2006

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hey, everybody! Well, I'm still keeping very busy with the different albums I'm working on. Here's some updates on what's happening... "Devin Townsend just recently got back from tour with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, they are supporting their 'Alien' ...

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THE DUSKFALL: New Album Track Listing Unveiled; Audio Sample Available

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Lifetime Supply of Guilt", tentatively due on September 19 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Source" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH and STUCK MOJO, among others. "Lifetime Supply of Guilt" track listing: ...

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SENGAIA: Release Date Set For 'Maelstrom EP'

Garden of Exile Records have set a June 21 release date for the SENGAIA debut mini-CD, entitled "Maelstrom EP". To celebrate this release, SENGAIA will be holding a release party on June 17 at The Little Devil in Tilburg, Holland together with ESCADRON and CHARLIE ADLER. A new Dutch deathcore band inspired by bands like ...

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Bassist ROGER NILSSON Quits THE QUILL

Bassist Roger Nilsson (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD) has officially quit Sweden's THE QUILL. His statement on the matter reads as follows: "Well, I guess the cat is out of the bag. Yes it's true, I've decided to leave THE QUILL. After almost 12 years and four albums with the band I feel the need to take ...

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RAM-ZET: New Album To Surface In July

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET will release their third album, "Intra", on July 11 via Tabu Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Escape" (Spikefarm Records) was mixed in Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, MESHUGGAH). RAM-ZET recently parted ways with keyboardist Magnus Østvang. The band are currently seeking ...

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FACE DOWN To Enter Studio In July

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, will enter Fear and Loathing studio (co-owned by MESHUGGAH and CLAWFINGER) on July 4 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album. "We should be finished by the beginning of August, and the release should be approximately three months after that, if everything ...

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SARGATANAS REIGN: New Album Due In June

Blooddawn Productions/Regain Records has set a June 20 release date for the sophomore album from Swedish death metallers SARGATANAS REIGN, entitled "Bloodwork". The follow-up to 2002's "Euthanasia...Last Resort" (I Hate Records) was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson (MARDUK, OVERFLASH). Mastering duties were handled by Peter In de Betou (DIMMU ...

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MESHUGGAH Re-Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's new studio album, "Catch 33" (the band's final CD under their previous contract), is scheduled for release in the U.S. on May 31 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into ...

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MANNTIS To Support OTEP On U.S. Tour

Southern California quintet MANNTIS will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour along OTEP and DEVILINSIDE this June in support of "Sleep In Your Grave", their debut album. The group's new offering, produced by Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION), is set for a June 28 release via Century Media Records. Click here to ...

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DARK FUNERAL Prepare To Enter Studio

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "Monday is the day we've all been waiting for! Hell yeah, Monday we will finally enter Dug-Out Studios [in Uppsala, Sweden] with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) to begin the work and recording of our ...

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RAUNCHY To Support MESHUGGAH In Denmark

Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY will be support MESHUGGAH at Lille VEGA in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday, May 22. RAUNCHY are currently demoing material for their third album, tentatively due in early 2006 via an as-yet-undetermined label. The CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in July, will include the following songs, among others: "Hope Divider", ...

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MESHUGGAH's 'Catch Thirty-Three' To Air In Its Entirety Tomorrow

Tune in to Hard Attack, Channel 27 on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST on Sirius Satellite Radio, as they nationally debut MESHUGGAH's highly anticipated new mindmelt, "Catch Thirty-Three" from Nuclear Blast Records, even before it hits U.S. stores beginning May 31. Sirius will slash your ears three times on three different days ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Confirm Lineup Changes, Reveal New Album Details

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have confirmed on their official web site that they have parted ways with vocalist Peter Tuthill and bassist Johan Magnusson. "This happened just a few days before entering the studio," reads a posting on the site. "Jens Broman from THE DEFACED and HATELIGHT filled the ...

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