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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT DJ Threatens To Kill THE ICARUS LINE

LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal allegedly threatened to kill Travis Keller from Buddyhead and Joe Cardamone (a.k.a. Jack Mormon) from THE ICARUS LINE after the duo taunted the short-tempered DJ while hosting an underground hip hop/rock show last week. The following account was posted at the web site of British rock magazine Rock Sound: ...

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MUDVAYNE: New Single To Go For Radio Adds In October

The first single off MUDVAYNE's as-yet-untitled sophomore offering, "Not Falling", is scheduled to go to radio in early October, according to an Epic Records spokesperson. MUDVAYNE's forthcoming album was recently completed at Minnesota's Pachyderm Studios with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PETER GABRIEL) for a November 19th release through Epic Records. "We had all ...

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INVOCATOR Ink Deal With SCARLET RECORDS

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and will issue their fourth full-length album — the group's first eight years — in late 2002. Produced and engineered by mainman Jacob Hansen (who named the knobs for RAUNCHY's excellent Velvet Noise CD, among others), the as-yet-untitled album will include 11 tracks, ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing For "Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord"

ENTOMBED have finished mastering a double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, entitled Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, for a tentative September/October release through Music For Nations Records in Europe and Koch International in the USA. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: CD 1 01. Black Breath (REPULSION) 02. Albino Flogged ...

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INVOCATOR Reunite, Commence Work On New CD

Veteran Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have reunited and are currently recording their fourth full-length album at Aabenraa Studios for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Produced and engineered by mainman Jacob Hansen (who named the knobs for RAUNCHY's excellent Velvet Noise CD, among others), the album will include 11 tracks, including an undisclosed cover ...

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TAPROOT To Support PITCHSHIFTER In UK

TAPROOT will support PITCHSHIFTER at select dates on their upcoming UK tour. For a complete list of scheduled shows, visit PITCHSHIFTER's official web site at this location. In other news, TAPROOT are planning to shoot the video for their new single "Poem" on August 8th and 9th in Los Angeles, California. The track ...

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HASTE, CODESEVEN Dates Announced

HASTE and CODESEVEN will be teaming up for the following dates: Jul. 20 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ Surfside Nightlife Jul. 21 - Atlanta, GA @ the Echo Lounge Jul. 22 - Savannah, GA @ the Velvet Lounge Jul. 23 - Raleigh, NC @ the Brewery Jul. 25 - Tampa or St. Petersburg, FL @ ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Flim Clip For "Disconnect Massconnect"

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE will soon start filming a video for the track "Disconnect Massconnect", taken from the group's recently-released Grand Amputation EP, which was issued through their own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. The clip will be directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film and will be completed sometime in August. ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Commence Work On "Vengeance Descending"

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Vengeance Descending, at their own studio, where they expect to spend up to two months before moving over to another facility for the mixing and mastering process. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Lines Up New Jersey Gig

GOTHAM, led by guitarist Paul Crook (i.e. SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS, ex-ANTHRAX), will be appearing at the Seagull in Hazlet, New Jersey tonight, July 1st. Also appearing on the bill will be THE ZOO, THE MONSTER, DE SOUL, BIG BANG BABY, VELVET JONES, and MARYSUE PROVEAUX. ...

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RAUNCHY Set American Release Date For "Velvet Noise"

Denmark's RAUNCHY have set August 19th as the American release date via Nuclear Blast Records for their highly-acclaimed debut, entitled Velvet Noise, which will be issued in an expanded package that will include lyrics, pictures and an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track. The album is expected to surface in Europe a day earlier, on August 18th. As ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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RAUNCHY Ink Deal With Nuclear Blast Records

Denmark's RAUNCHY have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will shortly reissue their highly-acclaimed debut, entitled Velvet Noise, in an expanded package that will include lyrics, pictures and an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track. RAUNCHY are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio early next year to record their sophomore album for a mid-2003 release. ...

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SOULFLY Pull Out Of UK's LOST WEEKEND Festival

Due to ongoing problems with the UK's Lost Weekend show in July, SOULFLY will no longer be appearing at the event. However, as consolation to their British fans, Max Cavalera and co. have announced a one-off London date at The Forum on July 10th. The Forum date will be the first chance for UK fans ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: The Latest Update

An update from the wacky world of DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, PHYSICIST, OCEAN MACHINE, etc.): Some good and bad news regarding the tour is that Chris Valagao who was to be the new keyboard player in STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has had to leave due to his commitments to ZIMMERS HOLE and his work ...

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NILE Complete New Album, Announce US Headlining Tour

Critically-acclaimed death metal powerhouse NILE have completed their forthcoming record, entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. In Their Darkened Shrines was recorded in South Carolina's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's Karl Sanders and long-time NILE producer Bob Moore. The final track listing is as follows: 01. The Blessed Dead 02. Execration Text 03. Sarcophagus ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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GRAVE To Tour Europe With THE FORSAKEN, DISINTER

The current incarnation of the legendary Swedish death metal outfit GRAVEOla Lindgren (guitars/vocals), Jonas Torndal (guitar), Jensa Paulsson (drums), and Fredrik "Fredda" Isaksson (bass—ex-THERION)—will embark on a European tour with THE FORSAKEN and DISINTER during May/June. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 14 – Zlin, CZ @ Club Golem May 15 – Teplice, CZ ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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Velvet Noise - RAUNCHY

A completely convincing mixture of FEAR FACTORY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and MACHINE HEAD, Denmark's RAUNCHY are easily the country's best-kept secret and possibly one of the finest European “modern metal” bands I have heard in quite some time. The group's debut album, spectacularly produced by INVOCATOR mainman Jacob Hansen, is chock-full of excellent riffing, impressive ...

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TAPROOT's STEPHEN RICHARDS: New Material Is Very Different From First Album

TAPROOT frontman Stephen Richards recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the progress of the group's sophomore CD, tentatively titled Welcome, which is currently being recorded with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY) for a late August/early September release through Velvet Hammer/Atlantic Records. Here's what he had to say: We've changed a lot ...

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