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TERRA FIRMA Call It A Day

TERRA FIRMA, the Swedish band headed by UNLEASHED guitarist "Fast" Freddie Eugene and former ST. VITUS/COUNT RAVEN vocalist Lord Chritus, have decided to disband, according to Stoner Rock. Freddie is said to be in the process of launching a new project with TERRA FIRMA drummer Izmo which will reportedly head in a direction similar to ...

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SYMPHONY X Sign With WORLD MANAGEMENT

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X have inked a management deal with World Management (MORBID ANGEL, NILE, UNLEASHED). The group, who will be performing at ProgPower USA IV in Atlanta in early September, are scheduled to embark on a three-week European tour beginning in mid-October, to be followed by a North American headline run with THE DEVIN TOWNSEND ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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LACUNA COIL Go Acoustic: Audio Available

On the eve of their 16-date tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE and 10-show run with ANTHRAX, LACUNA COIL flew in from Milan, Italy into Boston, Massachusetts to perform a never-before-attempted, world debut acoustic set of "Aeon" and "Heaven's A Lie" from their recent release, "Comalies", and "Senzafine" from 2001's "Unleashed Memories" on radio station WAAF ...

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CHAOSBREED: Helsinki Live Photos Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted pictures from their first-ever live performance at Stella Star in Helsinki on July 11 at this location. ...

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CHAOSBREED To Get 'Brutal' On Their Full-Length Debut

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have set "Brutal" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "Brutal" will be recorded in ...

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GOREROTTED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

U.K. blood merchants GOREROTTED have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "[GOREROTTED] first [came to] our attention when we saw them two years ago at the Fuck The Commerce festival," a spokesperson for the label said. "They were the fuckin' best band on the whole festival! GOREROTTED's first album, 'Mutilated In Minutes', is a ...

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Sun-Sentinel: METALLICA Masters Of Sanitarium

Jim Abbott of Sun-Sentinel reports that with apologies to nü-metal, there's nothing like Old Metal, the kind of hardened, time-tested material METALLICA unleashed Sunday (July 13) at the Florida Citrus Bowl. In a rain-drenched rock marathon, which provided ample bang for the considerable bucks, METALLICA's James Hetfield and his mates were obviously the inmates running ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD Reunion: The Official Press Release!

After more than 12 years apart, JUDAS PRIEST and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive JUDAS PRIEST lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back. The original band members have been ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP Through RISING REALM RECORDS

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will be releasing a five-song EP, "Unleashed Carnage", later this month through resurrected Finnish label Rising Realm Records. The first 200 ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP In July

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), are in talks with an as-yet-undisclosed Finnish record label to release their recently-recorded "Unleashed Carnage" demo as an EP, with some ...

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REPULSION To Reunite For Appearance At 2003 MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Death metal/grindcore innovators REPULSION have reunited nearly fifteen years after the release of their classic album "Horrified". REPULSIONScott Carlson (vocals/bass), Aaron Freeman (guitar), Matt Olivo (guitar) and Dave Grave (drums) — have announced plans to perform live — for the first time in over 10 years — as one of the headlining acts ...

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Vintage OZZY And SABBATH Classics Unleashed In Vancouver

OZZY OSBOURNE's first show with his rejuvenated band — Zakk Wylde (guitar), Jason Newsted (bass), and Michael Bordin (drums) — was a rousing success. The Madman's second Canadian tour in as many years kicked off in Vancouver Sunday night (June 1) and a handful of seldom-played Ozzy classics were unleashed. Newsted was once again the ...

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CHAOSBREED Launch Official Web Site

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, CHAOSBREED are currently rehearsing material for a ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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DYING FETUS Finalize Track Listing For 'Stop At Nothing'

DYING FETUS have set a May 13 release date for their next studio album, titled "Stop At Nothing". The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Schematics 02. One Shot, One Kill 03. Institutions of Deceit 04. Abandon All Hope 05. Forced Elimination 06. Stop At Nothing 07. Onslaught of Malice 08. ...

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GRAVE Join Forces With WORLD MANAGEMENT

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have been officially added to the World Management roster (MORBID ANGEL, NILE, UNLEASHED, SAMAEL). The band are set to embark on a tour of the U.S. with IMMOLATION, GOATWHORE, and DECEMBER, starting at Don Hills in New York City on May 27 and ending June 29 at the legendary Stone ...

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BYFIST: New Lineup 'Unleashed'

Texas metalheads BYFIST, who feature in their ranks Davey Lee and Nacho Vara of Seattle's REVEREND, will unleash their new lineup with Rob Steele (ex-BITTER HARVEST), Jess Vara and Jay Wegener (REVEREND, ex-HEIR APPARENT) on April 26 at the Bonds 007 club in San Antonio, Texas. Also on the bill will be DIVINE RUINS, ANCIENT ...

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BRUTALITY: Deal With STILL DEAD PRODUCTIONS A No-Go

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have backed out of their previously announced plan to sign a one-album deal with Poland's Still Dead Productions. No reason was given for the change of plans. The group are still intending to enter the studio in May or June to record a four-song EP, due later in the year ...

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CHAOSBREED: A Finnish Death Metal Supergroup

CHAOSBREED is the name of a brand new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of the following musicians: Nalle Österman - drums (ex-GANDALF) Oppu Laine - bass (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) Marko Tarvonen - guitars (MOONSORROW) Esa Holopainen - guitars (AMORPHIS) Taneli Jarva - vocals (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE) CHAOSBREED draw influences from "many directions, but some associations ...

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UNLEASHED Guitarist Launches Record Label

UNLEASHED/TERRA FIRMA guitarist Freddie Eugene has started his own independent record label, Sway Records. The first release through the label will be TERRA FIRMA's "Harms Way" as a hand-numbered picture disc. More information will be made available shortly. ...

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SAMAEL Join Forces With WORLD MANAGEMENT

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been officially added to the World Management roster (MORBID ANGEL, NILE, UNLEASHED). The band will shortly embark on a European tour with CATHEDRAL and WITHOUT FACE in support of their live album on Century Media Records. Look for the group to announce American tour dates in the spring of 2003. ...

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BRUTALITY Sign With STILL DEAD PRODUCTIONS

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have signed a one-album deal with Poland's Still Dead Productions. The group will begin recording their forthcoming CD, "From the Ashes", in February for a tentative late summer release. Featured on the album will be contributions from original guitarist and founding member Larry Sapp, bassist Jeff Acres, and vocalist Scott ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Threatens To Kill Airline Passenger

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN threatened to kill a fellow passenger on a flight to Tokyo, Japan after the woman poured a glassful of water on the guitarist. The passenger, who had no prior contact with Yngwie, allegedly overheard Malmsteen making derogatory comments about someone and decided to show her disapproval by emptying the contents of her glass ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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LACUNA COIL's London Gig Gets Upgraded

Due to exceptional ticket demand, Italy's LACUNA COIL have had their forthcoming UK show moved from the Mean Fiddler to the London Astoria. The band are currently enjoying rave reviews for their new album Comalies and are looking forward to returning to the UK for a one-off show at the London Astoria on October 31st, ...

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