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WHORRID Sign Distribution Deal With OLD SCHOOL RECORDS

Chicago-based death metallers WHORRID have inked a distribution deal with Old School Records for their first full-length release, "Infecting the Soul". According to a pres release, "The CD contains 10 songs of a mixture of heavy-handed brutality and dark melody, definately in the old-school style of metal and thrash." WHORRID have previously released two demos, ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Samples Posted Online

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have uploaded audio samples from their forthcoming album, "Christ 0", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Silently", "Postcard To God" and "Christ 0" at this location. "Christ 0" was recorded in part at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany and is scheduled for release on ...

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WOLF To Enter Gothenburg's STUDIO FREDMAN In June

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden in June with producer Fredrik Nordström to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. WOLF's former drummer Daniel "Dale" Bergkvist — who apparently remains on good terms with the band — has posted the following ...

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VANDEN PLAS: New Album Delayed

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following update via their official web site: "The release date of the new VANDEN PLAS album had to be pushed back a little due to a delay of the final mix. 'Christ 0' will be in stores at the end of April. The concept of the album ...

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ZAO Drummer Confirms Guitarist COGDELL's Departure

ZAO drummer Jeff Gretz has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the rumored departure of guitarist Russ Cogdell and the group's plans for the future. His statement reads as follows: "Russ's departure wasn't officially released as a statement from the band because there is no statement to make. His knee injury was well documented after ...

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ROTTING CORPSE And SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Guest On KNON 89.3 HARD TIME RADIO

Members of reunited ‘80s Texas-based thrash band ROTTING CORPSE (whose original lineup included SOLITUDE AETURNUS founder John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler) and SOLITUDE AETURNUS will be on KNON 89.3 Hard Time Radio with Thrashin' Alan between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, January 19. ROTTING CORPSE bassist Steve Murphy, ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Tribute Album Due In February

Midwest Movement/Tribute Sounds has set a February 21 release date for the SOUNDGARDEN tribute album, entitled "Black Days: Midwest Movement Tribute to Soundgarden". The CD will receive nationwide distribution through Navarre. "Black Days..." will feature 10 classic SOUNDGARDEN songs performed by some of the top independent artists in the Midwest. Songs and artists included on ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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DIR EN GREY To Release North American Debut In March

Since 1997, DIR EN GREY has been a powerful force in the Japanese rock scene. However, such a band cannot be content with domination of their home country alone. At last, DIR EN GREY has ventured to bring their sorrowful musical message to North America. Their fifth album, "Withering to Death". will hit store shelves ...

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ANTHRAX To Guest On CHICAGO METALWORKS

Thrash metal legends ANTHRAX will be featured on Chicago Metalworks on Friday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. CST time during their broadcast of Rotting Corpse Radio. Host Lori Dake will be speaking with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about their current tour, the comeback of the classic lineup and more. ANTHRAX are scheduled to perform in ...

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PRIMORDIAL To Play Hometown Warm-Up Show Before U.S. Debut

Irish heathen metallers PRIMORDIAL will play a special hometown warm-up show prior to making their U.S. debut at the Heathen Crusade Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 21 (with MOONSORROW and THYRFING, among others). They will play The Voodoo Lounge in Dublin on Saturday, January 14 along with fellow Irish metallers CONDEMNED, THE SWARM and ...

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LOW TWELVE Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Bloomington, Illinois-based thrashers LOW TWELVE are close to signing a deal with the Chicago-based label Rotting Corpse Records. The band's new album, "This Side Toward Enemy", will feature 13 tracks, telling the story of a horrific serial killer on death row. Bassist/vocalist Pete Altieri has also written a graphic novel of the same title to ...

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VANDEN PLAS: First Tour Dates Of 2006 Announced

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have announced the first tour dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Christ.0". They are as follows: Mar. 18 - Cologne Prog Night (Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld) - Köln, GER Apr. 02 - Headway Festival - NETH May 05 - Festival - Beauvais, FRA (w/ THERION, WITHIN TEMPTATION, ANGRA) As previously reported, ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Perform At DIMEBAG Tribute Concert In Dallas

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have been confirmed for KNON's tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on January 21, 2006 at the Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas. The billing for the concert is as follows: SOLITUDE AETURNUS ROTTING CORPSE NUCLEAR WINTER STATUS HATE DETERMINATION DISRESPECT Check out www.granada-theater.com for ...

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DEICIDE: More 'When London Burns' DVD Details Revealed

Earache Records has set a January 23, 2006 release date for DEICIDE's "When London Burns" DVD. Featuring an incendiary live set filmed on November 29, 2004 before a rabid, sold-out crowd of maniacs at The Mean Fiddler in London, Glen Benton and Co. rip the place apart with a smoking set, featuring crowd favorites. From ...

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VANDEN PLAS To Release New CD In February

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS will release their new album, "Christ.0", on February 24, 2006. It is a concept album inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Count of Monte Cristo". The recordings are currently taking place at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Christ 0 ...

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URN Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Chicago-based band URN have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, "Dancing with the Demigods", for an early 2006 release. A video for the single "Shadow Dancer" — featuring psychic vampire and author Michelle Belanger, who will also be featured for additional vocals ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Prepare To Record 'Left Hand Pathology'

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Just to let you know, the time is drawing near. That's right, we're entering the studio to record our first full-length album which we cleverly enough have entitled 'Left Hand Pathology'. We know, it's thoroughly stupid, but lowbrow morons ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Guest On KNON 89.3 HARD TIME RADIO

Members of reunited '80s Texas-based thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, will guest on KNON 89.3 Hard Time Radio with Thrashin' Alan at 9:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, December 1, 2005. Trachsler, bassist Steve Murphy, guitarist Luke Brewer and original vocalist ...

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Classic ROTTING CHRIST Albums To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

ROTTING CHRIST's "Passage To Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" albums (both with bonus tracks) will be reissued on January 24, 2006 via the new The End Records sub-division Unruly Sounds, which focuses on uncompromising and unique sounds of metal music, from yesteryear to today. The details are as follows: "Passage to Arcturo" (with bonus) track listing: ...

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