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DRAGONLORD To Enter Studio In February

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will finally hit the studio in February to record their long-awaited second album, entitled "Black Wings of Destiny". Recording will take place in at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/mixer Fredrik Nordström. Nordström is known for his work ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Record And Tour With Ex-ARIA Singer

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will be joining ex-ARIA singer Valery Kipelov at a Moscow studio in the second half of January for the recording of Kipelov's new solo album. After the CD is released, Smolski will perform several live dates with Kipelov's band. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, RAGE will ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Signs New Record Deal

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's sound is best described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according ...

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TERROR 2000 To Release New Album In June

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), will enter the studio in March to record their third album, tentatively due in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Faster Disaster" will contain "the most ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New EP To Surface In April

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will release their new EP, "Wounded", on April 13 in Sweden and April 18 in the rest of the world. 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. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: New Song Posted Online

A brand new DARK TRANQUILLITY track, entitled "Through Smudged Lenses", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Through Smudged Lenses" comes off the group's upcoming album, "Character", due in Europe on January 24 and North America on January 25 via Century Media Records. The band recently released an EP, entitled "Lost ...

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RAGE Schedule Korean Appearance

German power metallers RAGE will perform at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on February 3, 2005. The upcoming show will mark the group's second-ever appearance in Korea. RAGE had previously headlined the Busan Rock Festival in 2003 alongside SKYFIRE, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and NEIL ZAZA, among others. RAGE released a DVD and live album, ...

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RAM-ZET Complete Work On New Album

Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET have finished mixing their third album with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, MESHUGGAH) in Sweden. An early 2005 release is expected. Meanwhile, several MP3 clips from the group's 2003 demo are still available for download at their official web site: 01. …And Innocence ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Artwork Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming EP, "Wounded", at this location. 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. An early 2005 release is ...

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THE HAUNTED To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, December 4. The group are currently wrapping up the "Devastation Across The Nation Tour" alongside DAMAGEPLAN and SHADOWS FALL. Look for them to make their U.S. return in the spring. Their new video, "All Against All", was shot by ...

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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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German Thrashers DESPAIR Reunite, Prepare To Record New Album

DESPAIR, the long-defunct German thrash outfit featuring current GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta and Century Media Records founder Robert Kampf (vocals), have reunited and are planning on recording a new album next spring for a tentative summer/fall 2005 release via Century Media. Joining Sorychta and Kampf in the group's current formation is the group's original ...

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SOILWORK: Limited-Edition Version Of New Album To Include Bonus Track

Sweden's SOILWORK have confirmed via their official web site that the limited-edition European/U.S. version of their upcoming album, "Stabbing the Drama", will include a bonus track, entitled "Wherever Thorns May Grow". The Japanese edition will feature "Wherever Thorns May Grow" and an additional bonus cut by the name of "Killed by Ignition". The follow-up to ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY Complete Work On Debut Album

SCAR SYMMETRY, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring members of THEORY IN PRACTICE, INCAPACITY, and CENTINEX, have completed work on their debut album, "Symmetric In Design", due on January 31, 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. According to a Metal Blade press release, "Symmetric In Design" can most closely be described as "a mix between ...

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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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CONSTRUCDEAD: Studio Update

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted a 14-second video clip of the recording sessions for the group's new EP, entitled "Wounded". Download it at this location (MPEG, 327 KB). The CD, which is being recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31) at Fear And Loathing ...

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SOILWORK To Begin Mixing Next Week

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following recording update on the group's official web site: "Hi everybody! sorry for not posting updates very frequently... anyways me and Sven have been so busy with our stuff and I can tell you it's one of the biggest and most exhausting efforts we've ever gone through, ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Title For New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on October 29 to record a new EP, entitled "Wounded". The CD, which will be recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31), will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video. ...

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DELIAN LEAGUE Sign With SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS

New Jersey-based metal quitent DELIAN LEAGUE have signed a deal with Screaming Ferret Wreckords of New Hampshire. The band, which is said to meld a classic metal (TESTAMENT, MEGADETH) vibe with newer influences (SOILWORK, DISTURBED), was formed in 2003 by guitarists Rich Broadhead and Dave Hatfield, and also features vocalist Jude Andrade, bassist Shane Buolos, ...

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DRAGONLAND: New Album Samples Posted Online

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have uploaded five one-minute audio clips from their third album, "Starfall", at this location. Commented guitarist Olof Mörck: "These five samples we've chosen are just a small tip of the iceberg of 'Starfall', although we think the new direction of our music and our new sound ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) in late October to record an EP. "The CD will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video!" the band write on their web site. "No release date has been set yet for ...

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