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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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SOILWORK: Singer's Wedding Pictures Posted Online

SOILWORK's official web site has uploaded several pictures taken at the Sept. 4 wedding of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and his girlfriend Nanami. Check them out at this location. SOILWORK recently entered Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording their sixth album, ...

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CONTRIVE To Support MACHINE HEAD, Begin Recording Debut Album

Melbourne metal trio CONTRIVE have been personally chosen by MACHINE HEAD as main support in Sydney for their upcoming Australian tour kicking off in October. In a relatively short time CONTRIVE have earned touring opportunities with acts such as SEPULTURA, SOILWORK, DESTRUCTION, MAYHEM and SKINLAB. CONTRIVE are all set to enter the studio next week ...

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SOILWORK Begin Recording New Album

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK have entered Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. Next week, the recording sessions will be moving to the Fascination Street studios in Örebro. With regards to the ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

DARKEST HOUR will be hosting MTV2's "Heabanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 18. In other news, DARKEST HOUR will tour Canada with CURSED in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - London, ON @ Embassy Oct. 08 - Toronto, ON @ Kathedral Oct. 09 - Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub Oct. 10 - ...

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DARKANE To Begin Recording Next Month

Swedish thrashers DARKANE will enter the studio October 1 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Expanding Senses", tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. In other news, the band are scheduled to play this year's Aalborg festival, set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other acts confirmed for ...

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DARKEST HOUR: 'Border Complications' Force Ontario Cancellation

DARKEST HOUR were forced to miss their scheduled performance with DIMMU BORGIR in Kitchener, Ontario Friday night (August 27) "due to complications at the [USA/Canada] border," according to a posting on the group's web site. "This will not affect our scheduled tour in October," the band write. "We are very excited about playing Canada, we ...

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SCARVE: Debut Album Reissue To Include Bonus DVD

France's SCARVE will have their debut album, "Translucence" (originally released in 2000), reissued in 2005 with a bonus DVD. The band, who released their third album, "Irradiant", earlier in the year through Listenable Records, are presently in negotiations for a European tour. No further information is currently available. In related news, SCARVE's Dirk Verbeuren has ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Announce New Bassist

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have announced the addition of bassist Johan Magnusson (ex-CARNAL FORGE guitarist) to the group's ranks. "The band has started rehearsing new material, and they are planning to enter the studio in the beginning of 2005 to record the follow-up to [their sophomore album] 'Violadead'," reads ...

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NAGLFAR Confirmed For Sweden's MALMÖFESTIVALEN 2004

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR have been confirmed for Malmöfestivalen 2004, a one-week festival being held August 13-20 in Malmö, Sweden. Also set to appear are SOILWORK, EVERGREY, MISTELTEIN, THE FORSAKEN and DEBASE, among others. All the above-mentioned acts will perform on Monday, August 16. NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", was released in March 2003 through ...

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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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STORMLORD Filming New Video

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD are currently filming a video for the track "Under The Boards (195, M.A.)" with director Brigida Costa. "The story will speak about a psycho/medical serial killer who come out at night to stalk his victims and then trap them in his clinic of horror," the band write on their ...

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SOILWORK, EVERGREY, MISTELTEIN Confirmed For MALMÖFESTIVALEN 2004

SOILWORK, EVERGREY, MISTELTEIN, THE FORSAKEN and DEBASE have been confirmed for Malmöfestivalen 2004, a one-week festival being held August 13-20 in Malmö, Sweden. All the above-mentioned acts, plus TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, will perform on Monday, August 16. The schedule is as follows: Bastionen I 18.40-19.40 - EVERGREY 20.35-21.10 - MISTELTEIN 21.45-22.45 - SOILWORK Bastionen II ...

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DISBELIEF Replace GRIMFIST At Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

German death metallers DISBELIEF have replaced Norway's GRIMFIST at the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. GRIMFIST were forced to withdraw from the festival following their split with drummer Horgh (HYPOCRISY, ex-IMMORTAL). The complete list of bands confirmed ...

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SUSPERIA: Norwegian Festival Appearances Announced

SUSPERIA, the Norwegian based extreme melodic metal band have announced details of forthcoming festival appearances. The band have been confirmed to appear at the Slottsfjell Festival in Tonsberg, Norway on Saturday, July 17. In addition, they will headline the Elveblest Festival in Arnes, Norway on Saturday, August 21. Further festival appearances are currently in the ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Set Release Date For New CD

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have completed work on their second album, entitled "Behind Eyes of Hatred", with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DISINCARNATE) at Angry Chair Recordings in Glenside, PA. The album was mixed at Safe House studios just outside Tampa, Florida. This release is "a marked progression for the SINGLE BULLET THEORY sound, ranging ...

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