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BEHEMOTH: Tour Update

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have completed nearly 100 shows in support to their latest album, "Demigod", and are still hungry for more. Frontman Nergal checked in with the following message before crossing the Russian border: "This is insane. I know. But we can do nothing bout the fact that we love what we do and ...

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SATARIEL Sign With COLD RECORDS

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have inked a deal with Cold Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded their third album, "Hydra", at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). A spring/summer ...

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DESPISED ICON Embark On Canadian Tour; First U.S. Appearance Announced

The Canadian deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on massive Canadian tour alongside ION DISSONANCE and PREMONITIONS OF WAR late this month. The band will also make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May. Look for additional U.S. dates this summer. DESPISED ICON's highly anticipated sophomore release, "The Healing Process", ...

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SHADOWS FALL, UNEARTH, CONVERGE Featured On 'AMP Magazine' DVD

Music Video Distributors and AMP Magazine have announced the home viewing release of "AMP Magazine: Video Archive for the Ages – Vol 1" for worldwide distribution on DVD. After creating one of the most recognized and respected names in the alternative/punk world over the first couple years of its existence with its magazines and CD ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DESPISED ICON track, entitled "Silverplated Advocate", has been posted online at this location. "Silverplated Advocate" comes off the Canadian deathcore band's sophomore release, "The Healing Process", due on April 5 via Century Media Records. "The Healing Process" was produced by guitarist Yannick St-Amand (ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS), was mixed by J-F ...

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Former DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX Members Join Forces In New Band

Former DYING FETUS singer Vince Matthews has teamed up with ex-MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS) in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed project. The group, whose sound is being described as "melodic, brutal death metal" and unlike that of either DYING FETUS or MISERY INDEX, are scheduled to record their ...

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OVERKILL Pull Out Of Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

OVERKILL have been forced to cancel their participation at the Atarfe Vega Rock festival in Granada, Spain this weekend due to "an immediate, unforseen and unavoidable instance," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band deeply apologizes for this sudden change of plans." Replacing OVERKILL at the festival will be DORO. As ...

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THE WAKE To Enter Studio In March

Finnish melodic death metallers THE WAKE will enter Studio Mega in Sweden at the end of March to record their second full-length album. The follow-up to 2003's "Ode To My Misery" is tentatively due this summer via Spinefarm Records. THE WAKE's full-length debut was recorded and mixed between May and June 2003 at SundiCoop Studio ...

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HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC, MISERY INDEX Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HYPOCRISY, MNEMIC and MISERY INDEX are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ANTICHRIST DARK AGE DEFLESHED EKTOMORF END OF GREEN ENSIFERUM FEARER HATESPHERE HEAVEN SHALL BURN HYPOCRISY KOLDBRANN MISERY INDEX MNEMIC MY DARKEST ...

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EARACHE Announce European Licencing Deal With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

Earache Records has confirmed that it has become affiliated with rising U.S. label Willowtip as part of an exclusive licensing deal for Europe. Willowtip has produced a consistently high level of noise over the past few years, bringing to the underground's attention such names as CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION, GOATSBLOOD, MISERY INDEX and CIRCLE ...

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CHIMAIRA Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

CHIMAIRA drummer Kevin Talley has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "When I got the call to join CHIMAIRA seven months ago, I was blown away. I was being offered a gig with one of the best and most brutal metal bands in the scene today. Since joining the band, I ...

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LIGHT THIS CITY Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The group will release their second full-length album, "Remains of the Gods", on May 3. Having cut their teeth playing shows with everyone from HIMSA to BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and CATTLE DECAPITATION, the band are ready to launch their global ...

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SOULFORGE Complete Work On New Album

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE have just finished recording their second album with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX). The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in April by Fred Maloney. Photos and video clips from the vocal recording sessions can be viewed at this location. One of the clips features a guest, Patrick ...

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Endorsed by Hate - MAROON

Somewhere in the neighborhood of MARTYR AD and BLEEDING THROUGH resides Germany's MAROON. The sheer weight of the former and the manic song-craft of the latter pop up at various points throughout "Endorsed by Hate". After forming in 1998, the straightedge and vegan (what's left?) quartet released the "Captive in the Room of the Conspirator" ...

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MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST

The organizers of the Maryland Death Fest have announced two cancellations at this year's festival, which is set to take place May 28-29 at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. "CEPHALIC CARNAGE has dropped off the fest due to tour obligations, and VOMIT REMNANTS is not able to come to the U.S. because they weren't able ...

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SOULFORGE: Studio Update

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE are currently recording their second album with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX). The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in February by Fred Maloney. Pictures and videos of the recording sessions can be found at www.thedarkesthours.com. Commented guitarist/vocalist Michel Bernatchez: "It's going very great! In three long days, ...

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Former PLASMATICS Drummer Joins HAT TRICK OF MISERY

Former PLASMATICS and THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS BAND drummer T.C. Tolliver has joined Asbury Park, NJ-based heavy rock act HAT TRICK OF MISERY. Tolliver played on the PLASMATICS Capitol Records release "Coup d'Etat", produced by Dieter Dirks and engineered by Michael Wagener. Tolliver later went on to become the drummer in THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS ...

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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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ARISE: Release Date Set For 'The Beautiful New World'

Spinefarm Records has set an April 6 release date for the third album from Swedish death/thrash metallers ARISE, entitled "The Beautiful New World". The follow-up to 2003's "Kings Of The Cloned Generation", "The Beautiful New World" was recorded at StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden and was produced by ARISE and Mr. Silver. Check out 50-second sound ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Support HED P.E. In February

DRY KILL LOGIC will be supporting HED P.E. on the following dates in February Feb. 03 - The Blue Cat ­ Bellefontaine, OH Feb. 04 - The Agora Theatre ­ Cleveland, OH Feb. 05 - Harpo¹s ­ Detroit, MI Feb. 08 - Planet Rock ­ Battle Creek, MI Feb. 09 - Clearwater Theatre ­ W. ...

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IN FLAMES Win 'Best Rock/Metal Album' Award At Sweden's P3 GULD

Sweden's IN FLAMES won the "P3 Guld" award from radio station P3 in the "Best Rock/Metal Album Of The Year" category (for their 2004 release "Soundtrack to Your Escape"). Other nominees in the "Rock/Metal" category included NASUM (for "Shift"), THE HIVES (for "Tyrannosaurus Hives"), THE HAUNTED (for "rEVOLVEr") and CULT OF LUNA (for "Salvation"). The ...

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SOULFORGE To Begin Recording New Album

Montreal-based band SOULFORGE will enter the studio January 22 with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) to begin recording their second album. The as-yet-untitled CD will be mixed in February by Fred Maloney. SOULFORGE, whose debut album, 2002's "Duality", was released through Great White North Records, are currently seeking a new label home. ...

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SUSPERIA Nominated For Norway's ALARM Award

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have received a nomination for best album in the "Metal" category of the respected Norwegian Alarm Awards, which will take place in Oslo on Saturday, February 5. The band have been recognized for their acclaimed "Unlimited" album, which was released last year through the Tabu label in Europe and Candlelight in the ...

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DESPISED ICON Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

After a lengthy bidding war, the Canadian deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s brutal mixture of death metal and grindcore will quickly appeal to fans of such artists as DYING FETUS, NASUM and PREMONITIONS OF WAR, while still being able to catch the attention of fans ...

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