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SATARIEL Sign With COLD RECORDS

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have inked a deal with Cold Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded their third album, "Hydra", at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). A spring/summer ...

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SOILWORK To Release 10-Year Anniversary DVD

Sweden's SOILWORK have announced plans to release a DVD to celebrate the group's 10-year anniversary. "We'll film some of the upcoming shows and add a lot of backstage/tour bus footage that we have collected through the years," vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid writes on the group's web site. "I think our dear bass player will get ...

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DARK FUNERAL To Enter Studio In Late May

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on May 23 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to record their new album, due in late 2005 via Regain Records. The recording/mixing sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium" are expected to conclude on July 1. ...

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SOILWORK's 'Stabbing The Drama' Enters Finnish Chart At No. 19

SOILWORK's latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", has entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 19. "Stabbing the Drama" debuted at No. 14 in the band's home country, Sweden, where the band's previous CD, 2003's "Figure Number Five", opened at No. 59. Released through Nuclear Blast Records, "Stabbing the Drama" was recorded at Fascination Street ...

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Burn the Flags - BY NIGHT

I was prepared to toss this one into the metalcore overflow bin, even though the press quote states: "Expect influences that range from EXTOL to MESHUGGAH, OPETH to ENTOMBED, and BREACH to BURST." One should always take such grandiose statements with a grain of salt anyway. In the case of "Burn the Flags" by Sweden's ...

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THE DUSKFALL Name New Album

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL have set "Lifetime Supply of Guilt" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on September 19 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band are expected to enter Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden in April with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With LISTENABLE RECORDS

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has inked a deal with France's Listenable Records for his solo project, NON-HUMAN LEVEL. "I am very much looking forward to work with them and I have really high anticipations regarding this album!" Christofer writes on his web site. "Ryan van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) will record the drums in the ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'Catch 33' Cover Art Posted Online

The cover artwork for MESHUGGAH's upcoming album, "Catch 33", has been posted online at this location. The artwork, which was designed by MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, is "a visual compliment of sorts to the album title, i.e the paradoxes/negations/contradictions of life and death (as we see it in our finest moments of unrestrained ...

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MNEMIC Guitarist Launches Online Portfolio

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, who has worked as a designer with such bands as MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK, MALEVOLENT CREATION and HATESPHERE, has launched an online portfolio at this location. The portfolio contains a wide variety of works — from cover artworks to drawings to photography (live photography of bands such as IN FLAMES, ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'Catch 33' Release Pushed Back To May

Nuclear Blast Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new MESHUGGAH album, "Catch 33", to May 16 in Europe and May 31 in the U.S. As previously reported ,the follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically the ...

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MESHUGGAH Complete Work On 'Catch 33'

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have finished mixing and mastering their new album, "Catch 33", for an April 11 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically the opposite" of the group's 2004 EP, "I". ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Use Session Bassist For Upcoming Shows

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL have finished writing seven out of 10 songs for their new album, tentatively due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The band are expected to enter Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden in April with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record Live DVD

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will be recording a live DVD during their appearance at Kolingsborg in Stockholm on April 1. The DVD will be produced by Charlie Granberg, who also produced the group's "Wounded" video. In other news, CONSTRUCDEAD were forced to cancel their previously announced show at Purgatory ...

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IN FLAMES Win 'Best Rock/Metal Album' Award At Sweden's P3 GULD

Sweden's IN FLAMES won the "P3 Guld" award from radio station P3 in the "Best Rock/Metal Album Of The Year" category (for their 2004 release "Soundtrack to Your Escape"). Other nominees in the "Rock/Metal" category included NASUM (for "Shift"), THE HIVES (for "Tyrannosaurus Hives"), THE HAUNTED (for "rEVOLVEr") and CULT OF LUNA (for "Salvation"). The ...

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THE QUILL: In Writing Mode

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, have been writing new material for the past six months, according to an update issued by guitarist Christian Carlsson. "By now we have about 10 brand-new killer tunes ready and about four-five more to come," he writes. "Three ...

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THROWDOWN Prepare To Record New Album

THROWDOWN are about to enter the studio with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to begin work on their new album, "Vendetta", and the band, as always, are on a mission. "We want to remind the hardcore and metal world what this music is and isn't about, because some people seem to have forgotten," proclaims singer ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Album Nearing Completion

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have issued the following update on their current activities: "Hi, all, and sorry for this extremely long time of no updates about [teh new album] 'Catch 33'! "Nah.. we're not sorry actually, you should know us by now... and we got more important things to do than write useless information ...

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THE DUSKFALL Part Ways With Bassist

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have parted ways with bassist Kaj Molin. "[Kaj] decided to leave the band due to musical differences with the rest of the band," the group write on their web site. "We all thank Kaj for his years of devotion for the band and we will miss him. No replacement is ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New EP To Surface In April

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will release their new EP, "Wounded", on April 13 in Sweden and April 18 in the rest of the world. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. ...

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