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CLAWFINGER Hope To Release New Album By Christmas

Frontman Zak Tell of the Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new studio album: "The last few days have been hectic for me as we've been doing vocals in the studio, were pretty close to being done with 11 tracks now. Later this afternoon I'll ...

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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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CLAWFINGER Begin Recording New Album

Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER have officially commenced the recording process for their new studio album. "So far we've got a nice drum sound, the guitar sound's amazing, and the bass sound is superfantastic!!" keyboardist Jocke Skog writes on the group's web site. CLAWFINGER's latest album, "Zeros & Heros", was released in May 2003 via G.U.N./Supersonic ...

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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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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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CLAWFINGER To Release New Album In The Fall

CLAWFINGER frontman Zak Tell has issued the following update on the band's current activities; "Jocke [Skog; keyboards, vocals] is in the studio producing a Swedish thrash metal band but May will be dedicated to the wonderful world of CLAWFINGER once again and we will try and start pulling the ropes together a bit. "We have ...

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MELECHESH Confirmed For France's METAL THERAPY FESTIVAL

Mesopotamian black thrash metal pioneers MELECHESH have replaced IN EXTREMO on the billing of the 2005 edition of France's Metal Therapy Festival, set to take place Saturday, April 16 at Salle Saint-Exupéry in Woippy (160 km from Strasbourg, 70 km from Luxembourg, 100 km from Trier). Also scheduled to perform at the festival are THERION, ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: DVD Recording Cancelled

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Very bad news! When we where in the rehersal studio this weekend Christian's [Ericson, guitar] kneecap came out of its socket! Because of this, Christian has to go through knee surgery the day before the ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Enter Studio Next Month

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on April 4 with producer Jocke Skog (CLAWFINGER) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. As previously reported, CONSTRUCDEAD will be recording a live DVD during ...

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EKTOMORF Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Aerodrome festival, set to take place May 26-28 at Civitas Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD BLIND PETITION BUNFIRE SQUAD CLAWFINGER CLIENT DOG EAT DOG DOGMA EDO MAAJKA EKTOMORF INCUBUS ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Keine Lust' Single Details Revealed

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have revealed the details of their "Keine Lust" single, due on February 28 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as a maxi-single, a limited edition digipak single, and as a two-track. A full list of other release dates for various countries will be available shortly. The complete track listing is as follows: ...

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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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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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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Artwork Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming EP, "Wounded", at this location. 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. An early 2005 release is ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Finish Mastering New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mastering their new EP, "Wounded", at Polar Studios in Stockholm. Photos from the mastering session can be viewed at this location. "The sound is killer, and we even got 'Wounded' [the song] sounding better as we decided to re-master it for ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Track Listing Revealed

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have revealed the track listing for their new EP, entitled "Wounded". 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. "Wounded" track listing: 01. Human Harvest 02. Misery 03. ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: Studio Update

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted a 14-second video clip of the recording sessions for the group's new EP, entitled "Wounded". Download it at this location (MPEG, 327 KB). The CD, which is being recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31) at Fear And Loathing ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Title For New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on October 29 to record a new EP, entitled "Wounded". The CD, which will be recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31), will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video. ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) in late October to record an EP. "The CD will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video!" the band write on their web site. "No release date has been set yet for ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Full-Length Album To Surface Through NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly negotiated a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their next full-length album through the label. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous agreement with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". MESHUGGAH recently entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due ...

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MESHUGGAH Split With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have parted ways with bassist Gustaf Hielm and have replaced him with Dick Löwgren (ex-IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY). "I'm saddened that they don't want me in there anymore but this is the second time I'm asked to leave so I can handle it by now," Gustaf said in a ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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MESHUGGAH Enter Studio To Record New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due late spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc, which will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes, is being recorded at the Swedish studio jointly owned by ...

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CLAWFINGER Guitarist Quits The Music Business

Longtime CLAWFINGER guitarist Erlend Ottem has left the band in order to pursue a career as a software specialist. "It has been a tough decision for me, but I have decided to settle down and focus on other directions such as family life and my profession," he said in a statement. "I will never forget ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF Name New Album

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF have set "Fields Of Salvation" as the title for their third full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's "On Darker Trails" will contain nine tracks and will be mixed at Jailhouse studios in Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY ...

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