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PAGANIZER Name New Album

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have set "No Divine Rapture" as the title of their fifth album, tentatively due this summer through Xtreem Music. The CD will be recorded at Soundlab Studio with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and will feature nine songs, including a freshly-penned track in Swedish called "Ingen Utväg". "No Divine Rapture" track listing ...

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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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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES Complete Work On 'Nightbreed of Macabria'

Italian melodic black metal band THEATRES DES VAMPIRES have completed work on their new album, "Nightbreed of Macabria", due in Europe in May through PlasticHead/Blackend Records. A U.S. release through Candlelight is expected in September. According to an official press release, "some songs [on] the album will be the soundtrack of the upcoming movie 'Edge ...

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PAGANIZER: A Three-Piece Once Again

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have posted the following message on their web site: "PAGANIZER has decided to go on as a three piece once again. For the upcoming album the lineup will be Rogga [Guitars] and vocals, Fiebig [Drums] and Patrik [Bass]. "Further information on the lead guitar position on live performances will be posted ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TOLKKI: 'ADOLF HITLER Is Alive And Well'

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki continues to entertain the metal masses with his hilarious online postings. Check out the following masterpiece (dated Feb. 20): "World peace, tolerance to other people's feelings and opinions, systematically refusing to cooperate with EVIL, world without armies, world without hate, love... My eyes have opened finally. These fucking things ...

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ANCIENT Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Norwegian cult extreme metal band ANCIENT have set "Night Visit" as the title of their sixth album, due on June 1 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT To Explore Historical Events On Upcoming CD

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT are currently working on new material for their second CD, tentatively titled "The Bloody Fields Of History", due later in the year through Cold Blood Industries. Among the songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "The Apotheosis" are the following (along with the lyrical concept, ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Begin Recording New Album In May

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST will enter the studio in May to record their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. A world tour will coincide with the release of the new CD. The follow-up to 2002's "Genesis" sees the group "returning back to [their] roots. [The musical path] the band [chose to follow ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Schedule Released

The organizers of the annual Inferno Festival have released the complete schedule for this year's festivities, which are set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. The details are as follows: Thursday, April 8: Venue: Rockefeller 18.15 ROTTING CHRIST 19.45 KHOLD 21.15 KONKHRA 23.00 GORGOROTH 01.00 MY ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL 2004: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup for this year's Inferno Festival — set to be held April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway — has been announced. It is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORYM AETURNUS ÁSMEGIN DECAPITATED DEFILED DIMENSION F3H DISIPLIN ENSLAVED FORGERY GORGOROTH HELHEIM HOLY MOSES KHOLD KONKHRA MANES MANIFEST MAYHEM ...

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PAGANIZER To Enter Studio In March

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER have re-signed with Xtreem Music for the release of their new album, tentatively due in June. "Eight new songs has been written and arranged for the upcoming fifth PAGANIZER album," the band write on their web site. "We'll be entering Soundlab Studio again in late March to record the stuff and ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE Sign With GALY RECORDS

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE have inked a deal with Galy Records for the release of their debut album, "Without Any Remorse". "We are very excited to be part of such a great label and look forward to working together," the band write on their web site. "We have started the album design working with Dissonance ...

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Holland's NEW AEON MEDIA: Supporting The Heavy Metal Underground

Holland's Karmageddon Media has launched a brand-new sub-division label, dubbed New Aeon Media, as a way to "support the [heavy metal] underground," according to an official press release. The first three signings to the label are FINAL DAWN from Finland (described as a "mix of ROTTING CHRIST, SENTENCED and older MEGADETH"), RIBSPREADER ("unbelievable old-school Swedish ...

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CHAOSBREED: New Live Video Available For Download

A video of CHAOSBREED performing the track "F/C/D/C (Freedom Corps Death Crush)" live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on August 15 can be downloaded from this location. CHAOSBREED feature in their ranks drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva ...

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INCANTATION Cancel Chilean Tour Dates, Slam Session Guitarist

INCANTATION have been forced to cancel their previously announced Chilean tour dates due to the alleged incompetence of their Chilean tour promoter. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "INCANTATION and Tumba Records would like to apologize to the Chilean metal fans because INCANTATION are unable to play on their 'Rotting With ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'I Had To Get Away From COAL CHAMBER'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Farafa recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the breakup of his previous band and his decision to go in a heavier, more aggressive direction with his new outfit. "COAL CHAMBER were a democracy where everybody ran the business together, and it just didn't work," he said. "They didn't want ...

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Former NILE Bassist/Vocalist CHIEF SPIRES: 'I Don't Like KARL SANDERS'

Former NILE bassist/vocalist Chief Spires has spoken out for the first time about his departure from the group and his decision to form SHAITAN MAZAR with fellow ex-NILE member John Ehlers (guitar) Speaking to Poland's Masterful Magazine, Spires explained his reasons for leaving NILE. "Well the official press release was something like 'Spires leaves the ...

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MAYHEM To Team Up With DECAPITATED For European Tour

MAYHEM, DECAPITATED, and probably KRISIUN and ANAAL NATHRAKH will be teaming up for a European tour beginning on April 8 and running through May 16. More details will be made available soon. In other news, DECAPITATED will join forces with ROTTING CHRIST, EXTOL, THUS DEFILED and ANATA for a 10-date trek through England, Scotland and ...

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CENTINEX: First Gigs Of 2004 Announced

Sweden's CENTINEX have announced the details of their first shows of 2004. The dates are as follows: Jan. 11 – London, UK @ Underworld (w/ ROTTING CHRIST, THUS DEFILED, HELL-BORN) Feb. 06 – Borlänge, SWE @ S2 (w/ HELLPATROL) As previously reported, CENTINEX's new album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", is due in March ...

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