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DARKANE Guitarist Names Solo Project

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has set NON-HUMAN LEVEL as the name of his forthcoming solo project, which will feature appearances by MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm, DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer (on vocals!) and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen. "[Christofer] came up with the name to describe all the craziness of what's ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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DEATH ANGEL Added To 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

Reunited San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the lineup of bands featured in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE and MESHUGGAH are among the other ...

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SCARVE Name New CD

France's SCARVE have set "Irradiant" as the title for their third album, tentatively due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features a guest appearance by DEFLESHED vocalist/bassist ...

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SEETHINGS: MP3 Samples Posted Online

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have posted MP3 clips of three songs from their debut album, "Parallels", due in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Check them out: "Slow Healer" (mp3), "This Hole" (mp3), and "Tonight" (mp3). Division Records ...

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SCARVE Complete Work On New CD

France's SCARVE have completed the recording sessions for their third album at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" is due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. According to a post on the band's web site, the ...

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THE QUILL To Issue Fourth Album In Late September

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, will release their fourth album, titled "Hooray! It's a Deathtrip", on September 22 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A U.S. release through SPV is expected on October 7. The follow-up to last year's "Voodoo Caravan" was produced by Rickard Bengtsson ...

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MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Members To Appear On DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Album

MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm, DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen will be contributing to the forthcoming solo album from DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström, tentatively due sometime in 2004. "I'm very excited to be involved in this project," Van Poederooyen said. "Christofer and I got in contact ...

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Thrash Metal Memorabilia Sought By Makers Of Documentary

The makers of the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene are looking for help and contributions from longtime metal fans everywhere. "We are looking for thrash fan memorabilia such as concert flyers, promo posters, old thrash magazine covers (ie: Metal Forces), classic ticket ...

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MESHUGGAH Drop Off Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Summer Breeze festival in Abtsgmünd, Germany. "Drummer Tomas [Haake] still has problems with tendinitis and needs to fully rehabilitate from this," reads a post on the Nuclear Blast Records web site. "Doing the show would definitely put further strain on him, ...

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Synergy - EXTOL

Ask the guitarists within EXTOL to strum a powerchord, and the shocked response would probably be akin to someone being told they have six months to live. Such simplicities just aren't in the musical make-up of this Norwegian quintet. They twist you round and round the spectrum of discordance, then whip you back to again ...

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SEETHINGS Set Release Date For 'Parallels'

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, will release their debut album, "Parallels", in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Division Records will release the album in France and Switzerland. At this point, the group have no release dates for U.S. and Asia but hope to secure ...

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SUMMER BREEZE 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for this year's Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. It is as follows: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO J.B.O. CHILDREN OF BODOM SUBWAY TO SALLY KROKUS WITHIN TEMPTATION RAGE PRIMAL FEAR NAPALM DEATH AMORPHIS AMON AMARTH FINNTROLL THE KOVENANT FARMER BOYS PYOGENESIS ...

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NASUM Replace MESHUGGAH At Sweden's ARVIKA FESTIVAL

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have replaced MESHUGGAH at this year's edition of Arvika Festival (Arvikafestivalen), set to take place July 10-12 in Arvika, Sweden. NASUM will hit the stage on Saturday, July 12 at 11:30 p.m. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include MINISTRY, MOONSPELL, H.I.M., and SOULFLY. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH were ...

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MESHUGGAH Cancel European Festival Dates

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have cancelled their previously announced appearances at Quartfestivalen in Kristiansand, Norway (July 5) and Arvikafestivalen in Arvika, Sweden (July 12) in order to allow guitarist Mårten Hagström and drummer Tomas Haake sufficient time to recover from an unspecified illness and a carpal tunnel syndrome flare-up, respectively. The group's participation ...

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DEVIOUS Sign With SPITZENBURG RECORDS

Dutch death metallers DEVIOUS have signed a deal with Spitzenburg Records and will release their debut full-length album, "Acts Of Rage", in the Benelux on July 7. DEVIOUS play a "technical, groovy brutal [brand of] death metal with some thrash and melodic twists," according to an official press release. "Think MORBID ANGEL, AT THE GATES, ...

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MESHUGGAH: Off NUCLEAR BLAST, Weighing Their Options

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have fulfilled their contractual obligations to Nuclear Blast Records and are currently weighing their label options before recording their next studio album. "We've got like three or four offers right now, one of which is from Nuclear Blast, because they want to keep us," guitarist Mårten Hagström told KNAC.com. ...

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THE QUILL Name New Album

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, have set "Hooray! It's a Deathtrip" as the title for their fourth studio album, due in late summer through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The follow-up to last year's "Voodoo Caravan" was produced by Rickard Bengtsson (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) and mixed by ...

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HELLTRAIN Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Swedish "death-rockers" HELLTRAIN have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band, whose lineup includes Pierre Törnkvist (vocals, guitar), Oskar Karlsson (drums, guitars), and Patrik Törnkvist (guitars, organ, piano, bass), are at Dugout Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE) recording their debut album for a November release. ...

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St. Anger - METALLICA

In many ways, "St. Anger" is the most anticipated, yet most dreaded, metal release since, well, the last METALLICA album. Twenty years (to the month) after the arrival of their monumental debut, "Kill 'Em All", this band still has the ability to command the attention of the entire metal community — from their legions of ...

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EPHEL DUATH Confirmed For Norway's QUART SUMMER FESTIVAL

Italian avant-jazz-metal band EPHEL DUATH has been officially added to the bill of the Quart Summer Festival (www.quart.no), the biggest rock/metal festival in Norway, with more than 50,000 people attending each year. The band will play the main stage ("Idrettsplassen"), fourth on the bill, together with such bands as IMMORTAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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Former WITHOUT FACE Singer, Guitarist Launch New Project

Former WITHOUT FACE frontwoman Julie and guitarist Roomy have put together a brand new project called TO-MERA. "We are working hard to arrange everything with the new band right now," Julie told Musical Discoveries in a recent interview. "I don't want to explain too much about it yet, but it's already obvious that the new ...

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SEETHINGS Sign With Italy's SCARLET RECORDS

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have inked a worldwide deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The group's first release through the label will be "Parallels", due in late spring. North American and Asian recording agreements are currently being negotiated and will be finalized shortly. "Parallels" was produced by Daniel ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD DVD On The Way

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are reportedly compiling footage for their first-ever DVD, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band are also said to be planning a headlining tour of the U.S. in September. No further details are available at this time. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just kicked off a U.S. tour as the ...

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THE QUILL Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's THE QUILL have set an August 25 European release date through SPV/Steamhammer Records for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album. The follow-up to last year's "Voodoo Caravan" was recorded in part at Berno Studios in Malmö and will be mixed in early May at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ...

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MÖRK GRYNING Change Title Of New CD, Finalize Track Listing

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have changed the title of their forthcoming album to "Pieces Of Primal Expressionism" from the originally planned "Pieces Of An Expressionistic Avantgardism". The CD, which was recorded at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), is due on June 6 through No ...

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