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GOD AMONG INSECTS: New Audio Clip Posted Online

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have uploaded a 38-second audio clip of the track "Legions of Darkness" at this location. "Legions of Darkness" comes ...

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RAM-ZET Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Bassist Solem has left Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET due to "private" reasons. "This is a great loss and the band wishes him all the best in the future," the group write on their web site. "He will be replaced by Jon 'Daniel', a local talent who blew all sceptics aside in Hønefoss ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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CARCASS: 'Best Of' Collection Due In May

Earache Records will be issuing a "best of" collection from legendary U.K. grindcore band CARCASS on May 17. Titled "Choice Cuts", the compilation contains over 20 tracks, including two full Peel Sessions broadcast back in 1989 and 1990. It also features a comprehensive booklet including an in-depth interview with drummer Ken Owen. "Choice Cuts" (view ...

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OFFICIUM TRISTE Complete Work On New Album

Dutch doom/death act OFFICIUM TRISTE have finished the recordings of their third full-length album, entitled "Reason". Recorded at the band's own El Pato studio, it will contain the following tracks: 01. In Pouring Rain 02. The Silent Witness 03. This Inner Twist 04. The Sun Doesn't Shine Anymore 05. A Flower in Decay Mastering will ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Debut Album Details Revealed

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY) will enter Abyss Studios on Saturday, March 20 with engineer Tommy Tägtgren to begin recording their debut album, "World Wide Death", ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Step Up' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for their new single, "Step Up", has been posted online at this location. "Step Up" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Desensitized", due on April 20 through Wind-Up Records. The track will also be will be featured on the upcoming "Punisher: The Album" soundtrack, due on March 23 through ...

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THE PROJECT HATE/GOD AMONG INSECTS: Armageddon Finally Comes

THE PROJECT HATE/GOD AMONG INSECTS guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) has issued the following update: "Global Domination, the new excellent music-site founded by Lord K Philipson of THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, and friends, is now launched. www.globaldomination.se will be working in some time as the name is registered, but for now you'll have to ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Play LOLLAPALOOZA?

According to www.theninhotline.com, New York's K-Rock and Seattle's 107.7 The End radio stations announced today (Feb. 19) that NINE INCH NAILS will headline this year's Lollapalooza tour. The recently resurrected alt-rock festival last year boasted sets from JANE'S ADDICTION, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, THE DONNAS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. As ...

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LORD BELIAL: More Swedish Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have lined up the following dates in April/May: Apr. 10 - Club Nocturnal – Gothenburg, SWE May 01 - Club Adrian/Hvitfelt - Uddevalla, SWE May 07 - Belsepub - Gothenburg, SWE May 29 - Körpehölsfestivalen - Uddevalla, SWE As previously reported, LORD BELIAL finished mixing their new album, "The Seal ...

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LORD BELIAL Announce Swedish Dates

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have lined up the following dates in April/May: Apr. 10 - Club Nocturnal - Gothenburg, SWE May 01 - Club Adrian - Uddevalla, SWE LORD BELIAL finished mixing their new album, "The Seal Of Belial", at Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier this month. As previously reported, the ...

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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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KELLY KEELING Issues Update

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Howdy folks! It's been a while since I updated. I've been so busy on the road with various projects and social gatherings. "I did a show with DOKKEN at the Palms in Las ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In September

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals and current DARK FUNERAL touring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), are planning on entering Soundlab Studios in September with producer Mieszko Talarczyk to record the follow-up to last year's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", tentatively due in early 2005 through ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spotted In California, Band Prepare To Record

JUDAS PRIEST have denied reports that the band are recording their new album in California after Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K. Downing (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums) were spotted there over the weekend. Writing to the group's official message board, PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews said, "Glenn, K.K. and Scott were only in Anaheim on Saturday ...

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STRATOVARIUS Leader TIMO TOLKKI: 'My Life Has Been Threatened'

A brand-new interview with STRATOVARIUS members Timo Tolkki (guitars), Jari Kainulainen (bass), and the group's latest addition, vocalist "Miss K" (a.k.a. Katriina Wiiala), has been posted online at the band's official web site. The following are a few select excerpts from that interview: Question: The new line up was announced on Thursday (Jan 15). It's ...

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It's Official: STRATOVARIUS Have A Female Singer!

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have announced the addition of a new singer and drummer to the group's ranks. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "New vocalist for STRATOVARIUS is called 'Miss K' (photos). "The vocal talents of this sultry Finnish lady vary from raunchy rock to classical operatic. Her voice range ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Name Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have set "World Wide Death" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this summer through Threeman Recordings. The CD ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Enter Studio In March

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss studios with engineer Tommy Tägtgren on March 20 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, due in ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Records Guest Appearance

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has recorded a guest appearance on an album from an "up-and-coming" Greek artist named Mike K. The recordings took place at Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece between December 19 and 23, and "the results are outstanding," according to a posting on Cross' web site. "The musical style covers heavy rock, ...

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LORD BELIAL To Mix New Album This Month

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL are scheduled to mix their new album, "The Seal Of Belial", at Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden between Monday, January 12 and Thursday, January 15. As previously reported, the self-produced effort was engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and is due to be mixed ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Begin Recording Debut Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have finished writing the material for their debut album and are currently looking for a suitable studio in which to ...

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