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Sedimente - WOJCZECH

Here is an example of a band that understands how to take a grindcore and crust punk foundation and not only create interesting arrangements, but also deftly weave in elements of death metal and old school hardcore. "Sedimente" by Germany's WOJCZECH demonstrates how a band can stay true to its filthy, repugnantly anti-social musical ways ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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INDEX CASE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Iowa-based metal/hard rock act INDEX CASE, the first signing to Tim King (SOIL) and Rob Such's (TWELFTH GATE) Mortal Music/Platform Records (via Fontana/Universal distribution), have parted ways with drummer Jordan Spence. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After seven years as a founding member of the band, Jordan Spence has been ...

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GOD FORBID Complete New Video: Photos Available

GOD FORBID will kick off the New Year in true heavy metal fashion on tour as direct support to ANTHRAX, with SWORN ENEMY and MANNTIS in the support slots. The trek, which runs from January 6 through January 21, will lead them across the U.S. and immediately into a national headlining run. The group wrapped ...

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'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal' Book Documents Over 600 Bands

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector has just published "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", a 376-page book with over 90 photos, featuring over 600 U.S. and Canadian alternative metal, emocore, hardcore, math metal, metal, metalcore, neo-thrash and screamo bands. In the mid-'90s, in the wake of grunge, the metal movement underwent its most radical evolution to ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record New Album In January

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS) and Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), recently entered the studio to record a couple of tracks for a split seven-inch single, tentatively due early next year. The band are also continuing work on material for a new studio album, to be recorded ...

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Unraveled - CONFESSOR

Wholly outside of any trend in metal, yet influential to many more famous musicians, CONFESSOR make good on their recent reformation with this weighty slab of downtrodden, progressive, cathartic doom bleakness. Serpentine rhythms, hair-raising vocals full of dissonant melody and soul-sobbing misery, and leaden guitar tones slamming down riffs that'd make Iommi quiver in his ...

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Disciple of the Heinous Path - SARGEIST

Far from any reinvention of the wheel, SARGEIST's "Disciple of the Heinous Path" is a good example of well-written, old school, Norwegian-inspired black metal that just happens to be played by Finns. Morbid guitar melodies and primitive riff tones abound, and a natural drum sound, Torog's strained croak-vocals, and a fog-covered aura combine for a ...

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MISERY INDEX Members To Team Up For Christmas Homecoming Show

ALL WILL FALL, featuring current MISERY INDEX drummer Adam Jarvis, and CAST THE STONE, who feature in their ranks MISERY INDEX guitarist Mark Kloeppel, will be teaming up for a special homecoming Christmas show at the Creepy Crawl in St. Louis, MO on December 23. ALL WILL FALL are currently working on their debut album, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For METALBÅTEN Metal Cruise

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalbåten festival, set to take place March 23-24, 2006 on Silja Line. Other bands confirmed to appear at the festival include RAGE, FREEDOM CALL, DISMEMBER and HELLFUELED. Silja Line is the leading passenger shipping company on the Baltic Sea with daily ...

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ORGAN And DAATH To Team Up For U.K. Tour

Southern thrash/doom metallers ORGAN will be teaming up with progressive death metallers DAATH for a U.K. tour beginning in early December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 04 - Meltdown Festival, JB's - Dudley* Dec. 06 - The Roof - Llanelli, Wales Dec. 07 - Bar 44 - Guisborough Dec. 08 - The Attic - ...

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WALLS OF JERICHO Frontwoman To Host Tomorrow's 'Headbanger's Ball'

WALLS OF JERICHO frontwoman Candace Kucsculain will be hosting MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, November 19, at 10:00 p.m. Guesting on tomorrow's program will be HASTE THE DAY. WALLS OF JERICHO are currently finishing up a headlining tour with THE BANNER, WITH HONOR, and MODERN LIFE IS WAR. This tour concludes a year of successful ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Swedish Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have lined up the following dates in their homecountry during February: Feb. 24 - Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Feb. 25 - Malmö, SWE – KB Feb. 26 - Göteborg, SWE – Kåren As previously reportd, DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", entered the Swedish national chart at position No. ...

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Wet Animal - WET ANIMAL

Nice name, eh? Formed in 1995 by TROUBLE guitarist Rick Wartell, the debut album from Chicago's WET ANIMAL now sees a 2005 release. Along with Shane Pasqualla (vocals/guitar), Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), and Michael "Vito" Diprima (bass), the band has created a respectable hard rock album with cutting riffs and competent hooks. It is difficult ...

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DIECAST Check In From AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Tour

DIECAST are currently in the midst of a massive U.S. tour as the support act for AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE (other opening bands on the trek are BLEED THE SKY and INDEX CASE). The group just wrapped up a highly-successful run with ILL NINO and also shot a new video for the track "These Days" with ...

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INDEX CASE: More Dates Added To Tour With AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

Iowa-based metal/hard rock act INDEX CASE, the first signing to Tim King (SOIL) and Rob Such's (TWELFTH GATE) Mortal Music/Platform Records (via Fontana/Universal distribution), have announced more tour dates for their current tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE. Other supporting bands include DIECAST and BLEED THE SKY. Remaining dates are as follows: Nov. 05 - Columbus, ...

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SATARIEL Confirm North American Release Date For 'Hydra'

SATARIEL's third album, "Hydra", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on February 7, 2006, according to a posting on the band's web site. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Working With DRAGON PRODUCTIONS

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have decided to let Dragon Productions handle all of our bookings in Europe. This means that they will also be in charge of booking our upcoming tour throughout Europe as well as any and all future European shows/tours. "Dragon ...

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MY THRENODY: New EP Available For Free Download

After releasing the second album, "The Dawn of Understanding", through Avernus Records, Brazilian doom metal band MY THRENODY have returned with a new EP, available for free download on the Internet. Entitled "Transcending Misery", the disc contains three songs plus a booklet and lyrics. This EP is a gift for the fans who followed the ...

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LACUNA COIL: New Songtitles Revealed

According to a posting at EmptySpiral.net, LACUNA COIL presented six songs from their forthcoming album, "Karmacode", to members of the world music press on Sunday (Oct. 23) at the Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium. The band are currently working in the studio with Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper, whose previous works include ...

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Stainless - PARABELLUM

Formed in 1995 and having released three demos since, Pensacola, Florida's PARABELLUM now release their first full-length album, "Stainless". The band's self-described (and unoriginally named) "swamp metal" tries with varied results to fill the listener with misery and dread, as the compositions crawl along the bottom, writhing in pain. I've got a soft spot for ...

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NIGHTWISH Part Ways With Singer TARJA TURUNEN, Vow To Carry On

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) has issued the following "open letter" to the group's singer, Tarja Turunen: "Dear Tarja, "It's time to choose whether the story of NIGHTWISH ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready ...

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EXHUMED: Fall/Winter Tour Dates Announced

EXHUMED have announced fall/winter tour dates in support of their upcoming release, "Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated", to be issued on Parasitic Twin Records, distributed via Relapse Records. These West Coast gore fiends will kick off their five week tour on October 27 in Aptos, CA. Throughout the course of the tour, EXHUMED will share stages with ...

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