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TROUBLE: More Delays For 'Unplugged' CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have posted the following message on their web site: "The new TROUBLE unplugged CD 'Simple Mind Condition' has turned out to be anything but SIMPLE. Computer crashes, lost files, and anything else that can stand in the way has (it’s almost as if something is trying to keep it from coming ...

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DAATH Begin Pre-Production On Sophomore Album

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have begun pre-production on their second album, to be titled "The Hinderers". The follow-up to this year's "Futility" is tentatively scheduled for release in the winter. In other news, DAATH are still looking for a bassist and keyboard player. "We need you to be able to travel, be into the ...

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CHIMAIRA Blame 'Visa' Issues For Drummer's Departure

CHIMAIRA have issued a short statement confirming their split with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and the addition of ex-MISERY INDEX skinsman Kevin Talley to the group's ranks. "There are many reasons for the split, most of which have to do with visa issues," the band write on their web site. "CHIMAIRA kick off the ...

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CHIMAIRA's Record Label Confirms Drummer Switch

CHIMAIRA's record label, Roadrunner Records, has issued a statement confirming that the band have parted ways with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and replaced him with Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX. Recommended to the band by SLAYER's Kerry King, Kevin will be behind the kit for CHIMAIRA's co-headline run with MACHINE HEAD on the ...

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MISERY INDEX Drummer Joins CHIMAIRA, Replacement Named

MISERY INDEX drummer Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.) has quit the band and has joined CHIMAIRA. Filling his shoes in MISERY INDEX is Adam Jarvis from the band ALL WILL FALL from St. Louis, MO. "Adam had sent in a audition video many months ago and has been in the band's favor ever ...

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DRACONIAN Name New Album

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have set "Arcane Rain Fell" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" will be recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden during September and will contain "nine tracks of dark, atmospheric metal," according ...

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BONGZILLA Announce U.S. Tour With MONSTER MAGNET

Relapse Records recording artists BONGZILLA have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their recently released album, "Apogee". BONGZILLA will team up with MONSTER MAGNET for a four-week trek beginning September 9 in Hollywood, CA. The tour will be sponsored by long-running web portal StonerRock.com and is scheduled to conclude October 1 with ...

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CODE BLACK To Release New Album Next Week

Burlington, VT-based CODE BLACK will release their new album, "Penetration", on July 27 through Arctic Music Group. Recorded at Studio Victor in Montreal with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX), "Penetration" pairs "the precision of metal with the aggression of modern hardcore," according to a press release. Artwork duties were executed by Travis ...

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SIX FEET UNDER, INTERNAL BLEEDING To Team Up For U.S. Tour

SIX FEET UNDER and INTERNAL BLEEDING will be teaming up for a U.S. tour in August/September. The trek will mark INTERNAL BLEEDING's first outing in almost a decade INTERNAL BLEEDING's new album, "Onward to Mecca", is scheduled for release on September 7 through Olympic Recordings. The group's first studio release in five years was recorded ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMPALED NAZARENE Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMPALED NAZARENE, MISERY INDEX and GRAVEWORM are among the bands confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, a three-day event set to take place August 5-7, 2004 in Hvozd u Konice, Czech Republic. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: CANNIBAL CORPSE (USA) IMPALED NAZARENE (Finland) MISERY INDEX (USA) GRAVEWORM (Italy) SEAR ...

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NECARE's RYAN HENRY To Guest On New DRACONIAN Album

NECARE's Ryan Henry (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) has been asked to contribute his vocal talents to Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN's forthcoming album. Henry will be providing all of the spoken verse for the release, which is described as a "luciferian" concept CD. DRACONIAN will enter Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden in September to ...

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Australian Metal Compilation To Be Unleashed This Week

An Australian metal compilation, featuring 26 "hordes from under the southern skies," many presenting new and exclusive tracks, will be unleashed July 1 via Blacktalon Media. Titled "Legions – Opening Of The Southern Gate", the two-disc collection will feature the following track listing: Disc One: 01. SADISTIK EXEKUTION - Homicidal Suicide 02. ASTRIAAL - Ritual ...

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EXMORTEM: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have revealed the track listing for their as-yet-untitled fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. The as-yet-untitled CD was mixed with producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Parasite Paradise 02. Flesh Havoc 03. Black Walls Of ...

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TROUBLE Complete Work On Unplugged CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have set "Simple Mind Condition" as the title of their unplugged CD, which is set to be available via the band's official web site before the end of the month. The effort, which contains acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, was remixed by Vinny ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record New EP, Hit The Road

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Greetings! We are leaving to go to Atlanta to record (and play ...

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR To Release New Album In September

Finnish doom/death metallers SHAPE OF DESPAIR have set a September 27 release date through Spikefarm Records for their third album, "Illusion's Play". The follow-up to 2001's "Angels Of Distress" was once again recorded at Hellhole studios in Helsinki, Finland. An MP3 clip of the track "Entwined In Misery" can be downloaded at this ...

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VAN HALEN Drummer: 'We've Matured'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has told USA Today that he can't see the sense of dissecting unresolved squabbles with his newly reunited bandmates, as METALLICA did with their traveling therapist in the new documentary "Some Kind of Monster". "We already went through the misery once," said Hagar. "Why relive a horrible experience? If you ...

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Start Killing - MAN MUST DIE

"(This) band was created for the sole purpose of being one of the heaviest, fastest and most extreme but accessible bands in today's metal genre." So says the typically gushing press release. Now, the "accessible" part of that statement we find hard to entirely equate with that which comes before it. And as for that ...

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ALPHA SAFARI: ENTOMBED/MISERY LOVES CO. Project To Release Album In August

ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the Swedish band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), will release their debut album in August through Threeman Recordings. A single, entitled "Disappear", was recently made available. The band will make their next ...

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MISERY INDEX: KEVIN TALLEY 'Fully' Back In The Band, New EP On The Way

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Hello everyone! We'd like to thank all of you who came out ...

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CARNAL FORGE Cancel European Tour

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour with MISERY INDEX. "Due to reasons beyond our control, bookings and preparations for the touring set-up have been screwed up, resulting in economic difficulty as well as an unsolvable schedule," the band write on their web site. "This has resulted in ...

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