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NASUM To Tour Finland With ROTTEN SOUND

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have announced a four-date Finnish tour with grindcore monsters ROTTEN SOUND. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Apr. 24 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Apr. 25 – Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Apr. 26 – Tampere, FIN @ Klubi As previously reported, NASUM's forthcoming CD, "Helvete" ...

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MINISTRY's JOURGENSEN Outlines Touring Plans

MINISTRY's previously announced North American tour with MUDVAYNE and IN FLAMES is far from a done deal, according to MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. In addition, the group are contemplating launching their own summer tour in the U.S. "with a full line-up of decent bands for a change," according to Al. The following is Jourgensen's latest ...

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Ex-THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Play Solo Date

Ex-THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will play a solo gig at The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames on Feb. 28 (supported by PIG IRON). You can also catch Ricky currently supporting DEF LEPPARD on tour in the U.K. (he previously supported the LEPPs in Japan and North America in 2002). The full tour dates can be ...

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JAMES MURPHY Keeps Spirits Up, Needs Your Help

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has issued the following update on his condition and current/upcoming activities: "I have been doing good, playing a lot. And staying busy helping a friend's band in NY... I may even do ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Film New Video

SHADOWS FALL will film a video for the track "Destroyer Of Senses" at their hometown show at the Fat Cat in Springfield. Massachusetts on Sunday, Feb. 16. "Destroyer Of Senses" will be directed by Zack Merek (CONVERGE, ATREYU) and is set to feature guest appearances by members of HATEBREED, LAMB OF GOD and CONVERGE, among ...

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MARDUK Ink Licensing Agreements For New CD

Sweden's MARDUK have signed licensing agreements with The End Records in the U.S., CD Maximum in Russia, and Hellion Records in South America for the release of their new album, "World Funeral". "World Funeral" is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A limited-edition CD single/7" EP containing one track ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have been confirmed to appear at this year's Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 7-9 in Bad Berka, Germany. Other acts ...

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CORPORATE AVENGER Music Featured In Upcoming Movie

CORPORATE AVENGER's track "Pig Is A Pig" is featured in the new movie "Narc" in a scene when the police are questioning a suspect. According to the group's official web site, "the movie is very intense and the scene which features 'Pig Is A Pig' is very intense. The song is not currently scheduled to ...

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EXODUS: Recording Plans Delayed Until Early 2003

Reunited Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have delayed the recording of their new studio album until early next year. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first studio CD since 1992's "Force of Habit" — was originally scheduled to be recorded during November at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas with producer Andy Sneap ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST To Issue 'Defending The Throne Of Evil' In March

Norwegian cult black metal band CARPATHIAN FOREST will release their new album, "Defending The Throne Of Evil", on Mar. 17, 2003. The CD, the group's first full-length collection of all-new material in over three years, was once again recorded at Sound Suite Studio in France with producer Terje Refsnes (who helmed the last DESTROYER 666 ...

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DESTROYER 666 Forced To Miss European Dates

Australia's DESTROYER 666 missed several shows on their current European tour with DIABOLIC and BEHEMOTH after drummer Mersus was forced to skip the dates due to "personal circumstances." The band rejoined the tour on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Zaandam, Netherlands, according to an official press release. ...

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DOPE, PRIMER 55, SKINLAB, SOCIETY 1 Dates Announced

The dates for the Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot tour, featuring DOPE, PRIMER 55, SKINLAB and SOCIETY 1 have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 31 - Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions *Halloween Show* Nov. 01 - Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour Nov. 03 - Springfield, VA @ JAXX Nov. 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Nov. 06 ...

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The Art Of Balance - SHADOWS FALL

At one time, a band like SHADOWS FALL would've provoked large scale head-scratching and people reaching for their "metal by genre" handbooks in a attempt to put a handle on SF's seemingly disparate elements. Sonically speaking, by era they are quite indicative of the San Francisco Bay Area circa 1982 (all chunking riffs and screaming ...

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SABATON Recruit Keyboardist

Sweden's SABATON have announced the addition of keyboardist Calle Sandlund to the group's ranks. Sandlund had handled the keys during the group's last two live performances, thereby giving frontman Joakim the opportunity to concentrate 100% on the vocals. As previously reported, SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this ...

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INSISION, ANTAEUS, BLOOD RED THRONE Off DEICIDE European Tour!

INSISION, ANTAEUS and BLOOD RED THRONE have dropped off the upcoming DEICIDE European tour due to a "cancellation of tour support" on the part of the tour's organizers, Metallysée, according to Agonia Promotion. The dates are still going ahead, with CENTINEX and MYSTIC CIRCLE filling the sole two support slots. Nov. 06 - UK - ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Reissue 'Degradation Trip' As Double Album

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will reissue his latest CD, Degradation Trip, on November 19th as a double album — the way Cantrell originally intended. The new tracks featured on Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 were recorded late last year during the same sessions as songs that made the first cut, and ...

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MORTICIAN Complete Work On 'Darkest Day Of Horror'

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have completed work on their new CD, entitled Darkest Day Of Horror, for an early 2003 release through Relapse Records. "[Bassist/vocalist] Will [Rahmer] and I wrote this album during the beginning of this year and finished the mastering about two weeks ago," wrote guitarist Roger J. Beaujard on the band's ...

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DIABOLIC Replace Singer, Commence Work On New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have amicably parted ways with vocalist Paul Ouellette and have replaced him with ex-COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas. The revamped outfit are currently writing material for their upcoming fourth release, due out in spring 2003. "The new material promises the unrelenting intensity and dynamics that DIABOLIC is known for," reads an ...

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SIX FEET UNDER/HATEBREED Dates Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will support HATEBREED at the following shows: Sep. 09 - Houston, TX @ Numbers Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Sep. 12 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side Sep. 13 - Pittsburgh, KS @ Fox Town City Limits Sep. 14 - Clinton, IA @ Pig Pen Sep. ...

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EXODUS Guitarist, Manager Join Forces In DRUG PIG

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and current EXODUS manager/former guitar tech Steve Warner have reportedly joined forced in a side project called DRUG PIG, which recently completed work on five songs and tentatively plans to issue a full-length album in 2003. Details are sketchy at the moment, but the duo have apparently set their sights on ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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SABATON To Issue "Metalizer" In The Fall

Sweden's SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this fall. The album will feature eleven tracks in the standard issue, while the special digipak release will include a bonus track. The cover artwork for the album was conceived by world-famous artist Ken Kelly, who painted several classic album covers, ...

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DEICIDE European Tour Dates Unveiled

DEICIDE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, ANTAEUS, and CENTINEX will be teaming up for a European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - UK Bradford, UK - Rio Nov. 07 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Nov. 08 - Helmond, NETH - Plato Nov. 09 - Trier, GER - Exil * Nov. 10 - ...

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KISS To Issue "The Very Best Of..." In August

KISS will be issuing a "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of KISS, via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th. The album, which "collects the original versions of all of their biggest hits on one 21-track album," will contain the following track listing: 01. Strutter (original version from Kiss, 1974) 02. Deuce (from Kiss, ...

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UPDATE: PRONG To Rejoin DANZIG Tour In Cincinnati

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PRONG will be finishing off the remainder of the DANZIG North American tour beginning with tomorrow night's performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band's manager, Paul D. Spriggs of Novi Entertainment L.L.C., has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although PRONG had taken several days off following Friday night's show in ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION's Debut Album Banned In Germany!

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have reportedly had their debut album, To Serve Man, banned in Germany before the album has even been released. German Metal Blade Records distributor SPV is said to have refused to put the album in stores due to the brutal artwork, forcing the label to make the album available ...

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