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DIM MAK Ink European Licensing Deal With Mighty Music

New Jersey's DIM MAK, featuring former RIPPING CORPSE members Scott Ruth (vocals), Shaune Kelley (guitars), and Brandon Thomas (drums), have signed a European licensing deal with Denmark's Mighty Music. The European version of the band's upcoming album, entitled Intercepting Fist, will be released with one bonus track and completely different front cover and layout to ...

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HATE ETERNAL Withdraw From Festival Appearances

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have been forced to withdraw from their scheduled appearances at the Metal Meltdown IV and New England Metal and Hardcore festivals “due to priority of new album production timing and a family emergency”, according to an official statement from the group. ...

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LOCH VOSTOK To Begin Work On Debut CD

Swedish “jazz metallers” LOCH VOSTOK, featuring former members of MAYADOME, will enter DugOut studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, DRAGONLORD, etc.) on May 31st to record their debut album, entitled Dark Logic, for an as-yet-undisclosed record label. 13 tracks will be recorded, out of which eight ...

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LANA LANE, ERIK NORLANDER Line Up All-Star Live Band

Lana Lane and Erik Norlander will launch their 2002 world tour with a special warm up concert at the world-famous Troubadour, Monday, April 22, 2002, in West Hollywood, California. This will be their only US appearance on the tour, and they have arranged a very special musician line-up to deliver their usual 2-1/2 hour concert. ...

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HATE ETERNAL Set Album Title, Prepare Festival Appearances

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have set King of All Kings as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, which is currently being recorded at Dimensional Sound Studio in Tampa, Florida for a late spring/early summer release through Earache Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Japanese Release Date For Debut CD

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will issue their debut album, entitled Repent, through Soundholic Records in Japan on May 22nd. A March/April European release through Helsingborg, Sweden-based label Cold Records is expected. As previously reported, Repent was recorded at Studio Underground and features guest appearances by THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro, as ...

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AETERNUS Part With Hammerheart, Cancel European Tour

Norway's AETERNUS have left Hammerheart Records after having issued four full-length and two mini albums through the label. “We would like to state very clearly that no bad things have happened,” the group stated on their official web site. “AETERNUS finished their contract and were free to go. Hammerheart offered them a new deal but ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To "Repent" In March/April

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will issue their debut album, entitled Repent, through Helsingborg, Sweden-based label Cold Records during March/April. Recorded at Studio Underground, Repent will feature guest appearances by THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro, as well as SOILWORK's Peter Vildoer and Bjorn "Speed" Strid. The full track listing for Repent is ...

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HATE ETERNAL Get Dimensional In February

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, will enter Dimension Sound Studios in Tampa, Florida in February to record their as-yet-untitled second album for a late spring/early summer release. This time the record will be officially issued under the logo of Earache Records, due to the success ...

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TERROR 2000 Tentative Release Date Set

Further to the item we posted here a couple of days ago, TERROR 2000the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Bjrn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Idebergwill issue their sophomore CD, tentatively titled Faster Disaster, in late April in Europe through Italy's Scarlet Records and shortly thereafter in the USA through Nuclear Blast Records. The ...

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SOILWORK's "Shadow" Tales

The Swedish version of SOILWORK's track “Mercury Shadow”, which is scheduled to appear as a bonus cut on the Japanese edition of the group's upcoming CD, entitled Natural Born Chaos, will carry the title "Kvicksilver" (Swedish word for “mercury”). In related news, drummer Erik Thyselius, who is presently pounding the skins for TERROR 2000 (the ...

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SOILWORK Get "Chaotic" In March, Pursue Side Projects

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album will be entitled Natural Born Chaos, and it will feature the following track listing: 01. Follow The Hollow 02. As We Speak 03. The Flameout 04. Natural Born Chaos 05. Mindfields 06. The Bringer 07. Blackstar Deceiver (feat. Devin Townsend) 08. Mercury Shadow 09. No More Angels 10. Song Of ...

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HATE ETERNAL Cancel Chile, Prepare New Album!

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have cancelled their rescheduled Chile date, which was to take place in late December, due to unspecified problems with the concert promoter. In other news, the band are currently in the process of writing and arranging the next HATE ETERNAL ...

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Perfect Self - STEREOMUD

Consisting of former LIFE OF AGONY guitarist Joey Z and drummer Dan Richardson, ex-STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery (brother of SEVENDUST's Clint Lowery), ex-BELT FED vocalist Erik Sebren (aka Erik Rogers), and ex-WARDANCE guitarist John Fattoruso, STEREOMUD is an unsurprisingly musically accomplished group who perform a fairly unique brand of guitar-charged, melodic rock that, for ...

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Declaration of a Headhunter - STUCK MOJO

Following a two-year recording break after the release of 1998's excellent Rising effort (discounting the Hvy1 live CD, which included a couple of brand new studio cuts), Atlanta's STUCK MOJO have returned with their fourth, and possibly their finest, release to date. Produced, once again, by Andy Sneap, Declaration of a Headhunter features an increased ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy telephone conversation with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Murphy revealed that approximately ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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Archive News Sep 26, 2001

Rumors of an imminent reunion of the most celebrated line-up of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS were given new life recently when former vocalist Messiah Marcolin took the stage with a CANDLEMASS cover band in Gothenburg, Sweden to perform five songs with the group while dressed in full monk regalia that had been become the singer's ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER will reportedly carry on with their planned appearance at the revised dates on the upcoming European Tattoo The Planet tour, following PANTERA and STATIC-X's decision to pull out of the trek. According to reports, SLAYER will head to Europe early next week to belatedly kick off the tour on Tuesday, September 18th in ...

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Archive News Aug 13, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 vocalist/mainman Spider One has confirmed that the group's previously announced headlining tour (which was also set to include SALIVA, MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED) has been cancelled and that the release date of their Anyone For Doomsday? CD has been pushed back to early 2002, but has rejected any implication that the ...

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Archive News Jun 27, 2001

Contrary to the official statement posted by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Venaderhoof on the group's official web site (as reported here yesterday), the ongoing METAL CHURCH “dispute” involving Vanderhoof and vocalist David Wayne appears to be far less of a “united front” against the singer on the part of the band than the guitarist ...

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Archive News Jun 15, 2001

A huge 'thumbs down' goes out to PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul, who had the audacity—during a USA Today online chat that took place yesterday—to dismiss as 'fake' the controversial Phil Anselmo interview that was originally posted on the KNAC.com site last week, only to be taken down a couple of days later after the singer's ...

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Archive News Jun 01, 2001

SLAYER have finalized the track listing for their God Hates Us All opus, which is presently scheduled for a July 10th release through American/Sony Recordings. The songs set to appear on the final version are as follows:

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01. Darkness Of Christ

02. Disciple

03. God Send Death

04. New Faith

05. Bloodline

06. Threshold

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