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DARK TRANQUILLITY: Early Album Reissues Detailed

DARK TRANQUILLITY's "Lost to Apathy" EP has entered the Swedish single chart at position No. 47. View the whole chart here. "We didn't expect to hit the charts with a fast-paced thrash fest with screaming vocals, so this is definately good news," the band write on their web site. In other news, DARK ...

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PAIN Name New Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have set "Dancing With the Dead" as the title of their forthcoming CD, tentatively due in February/March 2005 via Stockholm Records. As previously reported, the first single from the upcoming CD will be "Same Old Song". A video for the track ...

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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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CHIMAIRA Drummer To Guest On New DAATH Album

Kevin Talley (CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX) will lay down a few tracks on the upcoming sophomore album from Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH. The CD, entitled "The Hinderers", will also feature guest guitar solos by Jim Malone (ARSIS) and James Murphy (TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, DEATH). Murphy is also scheduled to mix the record, which is ...

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PAIN: Studio Report Posted Online

SwedishMetal.net has posted a "pre-listening" report on the upcoming PAIN studio album, tentatively due in January 2005 via Stockholm Records. Check it out here. As previously reported, the first single from the upcoming CD will be "Same Old Song". A video for the track was scheduled to be shot with director Mikeadelica, who ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Live Album Delayed

IMPALED NAZARENE singer Mika Luttinen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Here is the update about our live album and let me tell you, somebody out there seem to be against this album a lot. "Original plan (as it was announced here earlier) was to record three shows in Italy. ...

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EXMORTEM: New Song Available For Download

Earache/Wicked World Records has set a January 17, 2005 release date for the fifth album from Danish death metallers EXMORTEM, entitled "Nihilistic Contentment". The CD was recorded over a four-week period at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC). "Nihilistic Contentment" track listing: 01. Flesh Havoc 02. Bitter Disciplin ...

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TROUBLE Schedule Live Dates

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have lined up the following dates during November: Nov. 19 - Penny Road Pub - Barrington, IL Nov. 27 - Night Caps - Chicago, IL As previously reported, TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as ...

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OVERLORDE: New Album Due In December

Sonic Age Records has set a December 17, 2004 release date for the new album from American power metallers OVERLORDE, entitled "Return of the Snow Giant". The CD was recorded and mixed at Trax East studios in South River, NJ by Eric Kvortek and Eric Rachel, respectively. "Return of the Snow Giant" (view cover

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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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WITH PASSION Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Sacramento, California-based "technical, melodic, blackened metal-core" band WITH PASSION have inked a deal with Earache Records. The band, who are inspired by the legends of European melodic death metal, from DISSECTION to AT THE GATES, as well as the best of the contemporary U.S.-Canada metal/hardcore crop, from CRYPTOPSY to BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, formed ...

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EXMORTEM Rejoined By Drummer RENO KIILERICH

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have been rejoined by drummer Reno Kiilerich (DIMMU BORGIR, PANZERCHRIST, VILE). Reno "will play for EXMORTEM on our upcoming tours etc. so watch out for that!" the band write in a statement. AS previously reported, EXMORTEM have signed a new deal with Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World. The group's fifth album, ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Slams GEORGE W. BUSH: 'The Whole System Needs An Overhaul'

Birmingham's fathers of grindcore NAPALM DEATH kick off their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with MISERY INDEX, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and GOATWHORE. Always outspoken about politics, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney ...

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DRACONIAN Complete Work On 'Arcane Rain Fell'

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have completed work on their sophomore album, "Arcane Rain Fell", tentatively due in December 2004/January 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains "more than 60 minutes of music," according to a posting on the ...

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EXMORTEM Sign With WICKED WORLD RECORDS

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have signed a new deal with Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World. The group's fifth album, "Nihilistic Contentment", was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC) and is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2005. Ten songs were recorded and mixed during the four-week ...

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TROUBLE: Negotiating With Record Labels

According to a posting on the group's official web site, reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as well as the upcoming full-length album, "Seven". "That is playing a big role in why the CD is not ...

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MISERY INDEX, NEURAXIS To Team Up For Canadian Tour

MISERY INDEX and NEURAXIS will be teaming up for a short Canadian tour beginning in late October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 28 - Rimouski, QC @ Pavillon agricole Oct. 29 - New Richmond, QC @ Salle de l'âge d'or Oct. 30 - Campbelton, NB @ Paramount , Oct. 31 - Halifax, NS @ ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, GENE SIMMONS

In a recent interview with RockUnited.com, HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy and new guitarist Stevie Klasson spoke about the group's latest single, upcoming album and other recent activities. Seveal excerpts from the interview follow: RockUnited.com: Michael, you recently did an interview with MetalSludge.com and it concerned a lot about (MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES ...

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GF93 Complete Work On New Album: Audio Samples Available

Italian "alternative metal" band GF93 have completed work on their new album, entitled "OSR", with producer Alessandro Paolucci. Mixing duties were handled by Martin Barbour and Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). An October release via Incendiary Records is expected. Three cuts ("Enter the Cult", "Le Sive" and "25 Times Fire Devastates") from the forthcoming CD have been ...

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MISERY INDEX Seek Second Guitarist

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.), are looking for a second guitarist to join the group on tour next year. "Ability to play all metal-related styles (death, grind, black, thrash, etc.), and availability to tour at any time are essential," reads a ...

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Revolution - CREMATORY

Gothic metal has undoubtedly experienced an upsurge in popularity over the last few years, but on the fringes it retains a discernible love-hate status. Given the likes of MY DYING BRIDE and, to a slightly less gloomy extent, DARK TRANQUILLITY, many listeners either revel casually in the moroseness of it, or wish that the miserable ...

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IMPERIOUS Undergo Lineup Changes

Swedish brutal death metallers IMPERIOUS have replaced Emil Fredenmark (guitars, vocals) with Adam Skogvard (MYNJUN, PHANINDRA, ex-SLODUST, BOOK OF HOURS). The band have also found a new bassist in Rickard Thulin (MYNJUN, COERCION). IMPERIOUS are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2003's "In Splendour" (Retribute Records), tentatively due in 2005. Songtitles set to appear ...

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DAATH: New Album To Be Mixed By Former DEATH Guitarist

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have recruited former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy to mix their second album, tentatively titled "The Hinderers". "We are currently in pre-production and expect to start tracking in November," the band write on their web site. "We're going to slow down on booking gigs in order to allow more time for ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Live Album Details Revealed

Arctic Music Group has set a September 21 release date for the MALEVOLENT CREATION live album, "Conquering South America". It was over ten years ago that the metal world first lay witness to the now genre-shaping "The Ten Commandments" by then-little-known band MALEVOLENT CREATION. Eight albums later, MALEVOLENT CREATION have sold hundreds of thousands of ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce U.S. Tour

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced their second headlining tour of 2004 in support of their new album, "Miss Machine". Hot off the conclusion of their highly successful "F$#king With The Lights On" tour, DILLINGER will kick off a five week U.S. tour on September 29 in New Haven, CT. The tour is expected to ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Commence Work On New Album

Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have finally commenced work on the new album, "Altered Genesis", after a series of drummers failed to deliver the quality the band were looking for. With original drummer Espen Antonsen fired early on in the original recording, the band had to endure two more failed attempts to get the ...

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