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KYLESA To Audition Drummers In December/January

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA will be auditioning drummers in December and January. The band have issued the following list of requirements to all applicants: "Please send us something in the mail... No mp3 or weblinks. We want: some sort of recorded demo, even if it's just you playing drums; a picture or your pretty ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK Festival

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock festival, set to pake place November 12 in Malaga, Spain. During this festival appearance, the band will, for the first time ever, perform some of their new songs from their upcoming album, "Attera Totus Sanctus". In other news, DARK FUNERAL will contribute a ...

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Index Case - INDEX CASE

As the story goes, SOIL's Tim King liked what he heard from Des Moines' INDEX CASE and signed the boys to Mortal Music. That little tale, coupled with the fact that the band was viewed as a good fit opening for acts like DRY KILL LOGIC, PAPA ROACH, and STATIC-X should begin to provide you ...

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DARK FUNERAL Seek New Booking Agency, Management

According to a posting on the official web site of the Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, the band are currently looking for a new booking agency and a professional management. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] As previously reported, the limited digipack version of DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been ...

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CRAZY WORLD: Debut Album Due This Month

CRAZY WORLD, the Finnish band featuring Lauri Porra (STRATOVARIUS, SINERGY, KOTIPELTO) on bass, Mika Järvinen (FIVE FIFTEEN) on vocals, Esa Kotilainen (WIGWAM) on keyboards, Timo Kämäräinen (ISMO ALANKO, BEACON) on guitar/vocals, and Anssi Nykänen (PEKKA POHJOLA, JUKKA TOLONEN, HAVANA BLACK) on drums, will release their debut album in Finland on October 18 via Spinefarm/Universal. According ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Digipack Version Of New Album Delayed Until January

The limited digipack version of DARK FUNERAL's new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", has been delayed until January 2006 "due to a complicated manufacturing process." The regular edition of the album will still be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. The CD will arrive in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records ...

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DESPISED ICON Prepare To Hit The Road With SUFFOCATION And CRYPTOPSY

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on a massive North American tour this week alongside SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY and ABORTED in support of "The Healing Process", their highly-acclaimed new album. The group’s explosive live performances on their first national U.S. tour alongside DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, SKINLESS and WITH PASSION earlier this year caught the entire ...

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MISERY INDEX Split With NUCLEAR BLAST, Begin Work On New Material

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.), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Thanks to all those we met in Germany and Belgium last week at the fests, it was a great time and cheers for the support.... "First, ...

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CORNERSTONE To Enter Studio In October

British hard rock vocalist Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) will be in Copenhagen, Denmark in early October recording some songs for the as-yet-untitled new CORNERSTONE album. "I am really excited at getting back into the studio with the band," said White in a statetement. "We hope to announce the name of the album and ...

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SOULFORGE Finalize Track Listing For 'Re-Activate'; Audio Available

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE have announced the track listing for their fourthcoming sophomore album, "Re-Activate". The guitar and bass recording was overseen by Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) while the entire album was produced and mixed by Fred Maloney. The cover artwork was handled by acclaimed artist Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, ICED ...

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ARSIS To Release New EP In October

U.S. epic melodic death metallers ARSIS are scheduled to release their new three-song EP, "A Diamond for Disease", on October 25 via Willowtip Records. Featuring the 13-minute title track, originally composed as a score for New York City's Ballet Deviare, "A Diamond for Disease" is said to be "by far the band's most advanced material ...

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ENTOMBED TO Utilize Former MISERY LOVES CO. Drummer For Upcoming Gigs

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED will be utilizing the services of stand-in session drummer Olle Dahlstedt (ALPHA SAFARI, ex-MISERY LOVES CO.) for all of their previously announced live gigs in September/October while the group's regular skinsman, Peter Stjärnvind, and his wife are awaiting the arrival of their first child. However, contrary to rumors, Stjärnvind will in ...

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INDEX CASE To Tour With BOBAFLEX

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), will be supporting BOBAFLEX on the following dates: Sep. 14 - Mankato, MN @ Buster's Sep. 15 - Davenport, IA @ Quad City Live Sep. 16 - Rockford, IL @ Forrest ...

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Apocalypsis Damnare - RIGOR SARDONICOUS

Christ, this is about as uplifting as a post-genocide funeral procession. I mean there's doom and then there is RIGOR SARDONICOUS. "Apocalypsis Damnare" is a re-recording of an album that was originally released in 1999. Original members Joseph J. Fogarazzo and Glenn Hampton got together with former EVOKEN bassist Steve Moran to perform the ceremony. ...

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VORTEX Sign With GALY RECORDS

VORTEX, the new Rimouski, Quebec-based band featuring current and former members of JERKS, MENTAL DISORDER, ASTRAL GATES and FOOT CLAN, have inked a deal with Galy Records. The group, who are influenced by such acts as HATEBREED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, OBITUARY, SLAYER and GOD FORBID, recorded their new album with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: New Album Details Revealed

Long-running Canadian metallers INFERNAL MAJESTY have set "Systematical Extermination" as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Greece's Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2004's "One Who Points To Death" is being produced by Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and marks the recording debut with ...

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INDEX CASE: 'Deserver' Video Posted Online

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 made their video for the track "Deserver" available for download at the Mortal Music web site. The clip was shot on August 6, 2005, in the band's hometown ...

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FREDIABLO Quits NECROPHAGIA

Norwegian guitarist/vocalist Frediablo (NECROPHAGIA, GRIMFIST, GORELORD, HEMNUR) has issued the following statement: "I have decided quit all my musical engagements except my role as singer in GRIMFIST. NECROPHAGIA, GORELORD, WURDULAK, CHAMBER OF STRENGTH etc... I'm done!! I desperately need to distance myself from a large portion of this scene in order to maintain any love ...

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DESPISED ICON: 'The Healing Process' To Be Released On Vinyl

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will have their latest album, "The Healing Process", released on LP via Goodfellow Records. The CD version of this album was released on Century Media earlier this year. The vinyl version will be in North American record stores in mid-September but Goodfellow are selling copies of it through mailorder now. ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Attera Totus Sanctus' Artwork Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", at their official web site (artwork conceived by Morbid's Daniel Valeriani). "Attera Totus Sanctus" isc scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on ...

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LOST HORIZON Guitarist Remembers Former VADER Drummer DOC

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, ex-LUCIFERION) has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "In boundless misery I would like to announce that [today], August 24, 2005 I am going to the funeral [of former VADER drummer Doc] together with Doc's friends. This is devastating. I have no words... "His family officially announced that only them, ...

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Sunless Days - BESEECH

On BESEECH's fifth album, "Sunless Days", melancholic moments resulting from the darkness that surrounds are short-lived thanks to an emphasis on the tuneful. Sure, the gothic presence is significant and a chill is always in the air, but it's the melodies of songs like "Innerlane", "The Outpost", and "A Bittersweet Tragedy" that one remembers most, ...

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DARK FUNERAL: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Attero Totus Sanctus", due in the U.S. on November 29 via Candlelight Records USA. The CD will be released in Europe on October 24 via Regain Records. DARK FUNERAL's new album was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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MISERY LOVES CO. Reunite For One-Off Swedish Wedding Performance

Swedish industrial metal combo MISERY LOVES CO. reunited on stage this past Saturday August 6. The spontaneous reunion occurred at musician Patrik Sporrong's (ex-MIDAS TOUCH, LOST SOULS) wedding in Uppsala, Sweden. MISERY LOVES CO. took advantage of the "open stage" at the post-cermemony party and performed the songs "My Mind Still Speaks" and "Kiss Your ...

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