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HECATE ENTHRONED Comment On Singer's Departure

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have issued the following statement regarding the recent departure of their vocalist Dean. "Well, we were as shocked as many of you obviously are at Dean's leaving, a sad day indeed but we respect Dean's motives and reasons and cant argue with them, he is a man of ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Singer Quits: Progression Is Not For Me

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have parted ways with vocalist Dean. The following is the singer's official statement on the matter: "After over five years of being in HECATE ENTHRONED, I have decided to hang up my vocal chords and call it a day. HECATE ENTHRONED wants to go to the next level, [and] this ...

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STORMLORD Complete Work On New CD

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have completed work on their third album, "The Gorgon Cult", at The Outer Sound Studios in Rome with engineer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, DGM, THY MAJESTIE). The follow-up to 2001's "At The Gates Of Utopia" was recorded and mixed over a two-month period and was mastered at the The ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To 'Return' With New Album In The Spring

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have changed the title of their upcoming album to "Redimus" from the previously announced "Acts Of God". "We enter The Blueroom Studios in Manchester on the 3rd of January for 3 weeks with the option for an extra week," the band write on their web site. "Either way, it will ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To Enter Studio In January

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have set "Acts of God" as the title for their next album, tentatively due next spring. "We hope to enter The Academy Studios, Dewsbury around January, availability permitting, if so expect a release time of around Easter," bassist Dylan wrote on the band's web site. "After that we intend to ...

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SETH To Enter Studio In December

French black metal band SETH will enter Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland on December 4 to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in February/March through Avantgarde Music. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Umbilical Cutting", "Xtasian Ostix" and "Co-existent Species". The group's lineup during the recording sessions will consist of ...

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AFTER ALL To Support OVERKILL, SEVEN WITCHES In Europe

Belgium's AFTER ALL have been added to a number of dates on the forthcoming OVERKILL/SEVEN WITCHES European tour beginning on November 16 in Bordeaux, France. Prior to touring with OVERKILL, AFTER ALL will play two live dates in Holland and Belgium as special guests of legendary U.S. speed metal band AGENT STEEL. In addition, they ...

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AFTER ALL To Support AGENT STEEL In Holland, Belgium

Belgium's AFTER ALL will embark on a three-date mini-tour of Holland and Belgium in late October as special guests of legendary U.S. metallers AGENT STEEL. Upcoming AFTER ALL tour dates: Oct. 18 – Brugge, BEL @ Magdalenazaal (w/ RED ZEBRA, SPACEMAN SPIFF, THE CHUMPS) Oct. 25 – Roeselare, BEL @ Bang Your Brain Festival (w/ ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF Name New Album

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF have set "Fields Of Salvation" as the title for their third full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's "On Darker Trails" will contain nine tracks and will be mixed at Jailhouse studios in Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF In The Studio, Prepare To Hit The Road

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF are currently recording their third album. The as-yet-untitled CD will contain nine songs. In other news, BURDEN OF GRIEF have been officially confirmed for the following festivals: Jul. 11/12 - Spittal am Semmering, GER @ Kaltenbach Open Air (w/ ENTHRONED, MÖRK GRYNING, DISBELIEF) Jul. 11/12 - Bebra, GER ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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AGATHODAIMON Set Title, Release Date For New CD

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have set "Darkened Days" as the working title for their fourth album, due on October 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by new bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner. Says guitarist Sathonys: "We'll surely deliver an ...

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SETH To Reissue First Mini-CD, Early Demo

French black metal band SETH have announced plans to reissue their first mini-CD, "By Fire, Power Shall Be", along with their very first demo "Apocalyptic Desires". These two efforts, originally released in 1997 and 1996 respectively, were sold out for a long time and are considered to be sought-after items by many. This "exceptional" new ...

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SETH Part With Singer, Announce Replacement

French black metal band SETH have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Nacht and have replaced him with a man presently known as Black Messiah (presumably not his real name). The group's current line-up is as follows: Heimoth on guitars, Alsvid on drums, Helldryk on bass, and Black Messiah on vocals. SETH will perform the following dates ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Issue Statement Regarding Cancelled Tour

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have issued the following statement regarding the recent cancellation of the group's European tour with AGATHODAIMON and INFERNAL POETRY: As you may or may not be aware (most probably not aware), our participation on the tour we were due to do with AGATHODAIMON and INFERNAL POETRY in March has had ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED, Support Acts To Launch European Tour

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED will be playing the following European dates with AGATHODAIMON and INFERNAL POETRY in February and March (additional shows to be announced shortly): Feb. 27 – Stuttgart, GER @ Rohre Feb. 28 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Mar. 04 – Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Mar. 05 – Hamburg, GER @ Marx ...

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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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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 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Sep 28, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT will be issuing a remix album entitled Remizkit, in the near future, featuring remixes by DJ Premiere, Timbaland, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, P. Diddy, The Neptunes, William Orbit, Josh Abraham, and including appearances by BUBBA SPARXXX, 8 BALL, E40, and other “special ...

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Archive News Jun 06, 2001

The following update on TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy's condition was posted on the group's official web site: 'Chuck Billy says 'Hello!' and wanted me to let you know he is doing well and adapting to the treatment for cancer. Though he's lost some of his hair, he has yet to feel the most common side-effects ...

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Archive News May 05, 2001

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming benefit show for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. According to benefit organizer and Chuck's roommate Walter Morgan, the following artists/musicians have agreed to take part in the event, which will be tentatively taking place in San Francisco, California during the first week of ...

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Archive News Apr 06, 2001 - update 2

San Francisco's SPIKE 1000 will be releasing their debut Portrait / Sony Records album, titled Waste of Skin, during July. The CD was produced by Malcolm Springer (LIQUID GANG, FEAR FACTORY, FULL DEVIL JACKET). In the meantime, the group will be performing a number of gigs as support to bands like (HED)P.E., NONPOINT ...

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Archive News Mar 31, 2001 - update 2

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has expressed interest in doing an album of “ambient”, “relaxing” music with brother Scott and BIG DUMB FACE bandmate Kyle Weeks. According to Borland, the instrumental set will include 'samples, live drums … electronic ambient. In the APHEX TWINS or FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON vein, but slower, more sound-scapey.'

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