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STILLBORN Sign With PAGAN RECORDS

Polish underground death metallers STILLBORN have inked a deal with Pagan Records. The group's already-completed debut album, "Satanas el Grande", is scheduled for release this winter. "Satanas el Grande" track listing: 01. Pactum Inferni 02. Massacre 03. Satanas el Grande 04. Anti-God, Anti-Human 05. Execrable Lord Pretender 06. Thousand Faced Bitch 07. March of Armageddon ...

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TEMPLE OF BLOOD Cover DEADLY BLESSING Classic For Debut Album

Christian thrash/power metal band TEMPLE OF BLOOD have recorded a cover version of the DEADLY BLESSING classic "Deliver Us From Evil" with vocals provided by DEADLY BLESSING's own legendary vocalist Ski. Commented the band: "The recording went exceptionally well and Ski blew us away with his vocal prowess and sheer power. It was a surreal ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Signs Solo Deal With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Wednesday 13, of MURDERDOLLS fame, has signed to Roadrunner Records as a solo artist and will be unleashing "Transylvania 90210 – Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" on the label in early 2005. The band, currently comprised of Wednesday on vocals/guitar, Ghastly on drums, Kid Kid on bass and Pig on guitar, will begin ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Set Release Date For New Album

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE will release their new album, "Beyond Salvation", on October 12 via Rotting Corpse Records. "Tracks such as '324', 'Sever the Leech', as well as the title track, are some of DOOM SYNDICATE's finest recordings to date," reads an official press release. "The label has spared no expense in its design ...

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Sworn Allegiance - UNLEASHED

After five years of stomping around in the wilderness from 1997-2002, UNLEASHED are back hacking out albums and on a roll again. While this is undeniably a good thing for death metal in general, it wouldn't necessarily be the second coming of (the anti) Christ as musical comebacks go. This is based on the train ...

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AT THE GATES Tribute Album Due Next Week

Drowned Scream Records has set a September 24 release date for the AT THE GATES tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. TAETRE (Sweden) – "At the Gates" 02. GODHATE (Sweden) - "Kingdom Gone" 03. MÖRK GRYNING (Sweden) - "Neverwhere" ...

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CORPORATE AVENGER: New Album Due In October

After a number of delays, CORPORATE AVENGER's brand-new album, "Born Again", is finally scheduled for release in October. The CD is the follow-up to "Freedom Is a State of Mind", which was issued in 2001. A preview track, "Gay Muslims for Christ", is available online at this location. "Born Again" track listing: 01. ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Sign With ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records. The group's new album, "Beyond Salvation", is due this fall, to be followed by a U.S. tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 08 - The Chopping Block - Boston, MA Oct. 09 - Rodchester Steel Music Hall - Rodchester, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform Showcase Gig In Japan

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be traveling to Japan in early September to perform a special showcase gig with young Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Omura at Club Citta in Tokyo. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features guest appearances by White, Mark Boals (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Richie ...

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HAVOCHATE: In Mixing Mode

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), have commenced the mixing process for their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Finalize Track Listing For 'Sanctus Diavolos'

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Sanctus Diavolos", due on September 20 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Genesis" was produced by ROTTING CHRIST guitarist/vocalist Sakis Tolis at SCA Studios in Athens and was mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Sanctus Diavolos" track ...

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NASUM's LINDQVIST To Play With DISFEAR At Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

NASUM bassist Jon Lindqvist will be filling in for ENTOMBED/DISFEAR guitarist Uffe Cederlund during DISFEAR's upcoming appearance at the Pointless Fest on August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, KYLESA, RAMBO, HELLSHOCK, INEPSY, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AGAINST ME!, CAUSTIC CHRIST, WORLD/INFERNO F.S. and WITCH ...

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AT THE GATES Launch New Web Site

Long-defunct Swedish thrashers AT THE GATES have launched a new official web site at this location. Included on the site are a bunch of rare photos, recordings and other memorabilia. One of the more melodic death metal bands to expand beyond Sweden and spread their sound across the world alongside peers such as ...

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Brazil's MASTERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. ...

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P.O.D. Contribute New Song To 'The Passion Of The Christ' DVD

ABC ePrep is reporting that P.O.D. have written a song for the upcoming soundtrack that will accompany the DVD release of Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ". The band were personally invited to an early screening of the controversial film by Gibson himself, and singer Sonny Sandoval described it as, "the real deal — ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Part Ways With Guitarist COSTAS

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Costas due to "personal reasons." A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. Costas' final appearance with ROTTING CHRIST will take place on July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil as part of the Masters Open Air Festival. Other groups set to perform at ...

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GLORIA MORTI Bassist Joins IRON MAIDEN Tribute Band

Jukka Salonen, bassist for Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI, has joined the ranks of MAIDEN HELL, a Finnish IRON MAIDEN tribute band. For more information, visit www.maidenhell.com. GLORIA MORTI's debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", is scheduled for release in August through Japan's World Chaos Productions. A Scandinavian release through Firebox Records will follow in ...

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MARDUK Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Rock the Nations festival in Istanbul, Turkey "due to [the] incompetence of the organizer," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band was stranded on the airport in Sweden trying to pick up tickets that the organizer hadn't booked," the ...

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AT THE GATES Tribute Album To Arrive In September

MÖRK GRYNING, VILE, ILLDISPOSED and ETERNAL GRAY are among the bands featured on the upcoming AT THE GATES tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates", due in September through Drowned Scream Records and Goi Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. TAETRE (Sweden) – "At the ...

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DISFEAR Confirmed For Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

DISFEAR, the Swedish crust rock outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have been confirmed to appear at the Pointless Fest, a four-day event set to take place August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, ...

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GLORIA MORTI Complete Work On Debut Album

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have finished mastering their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", at Helsinki's Finnvox studios for an August release through Japan's World Chaos Productions. "We have to say that the album sounds amazing!" the band write on their web site. "We will start sending out advance copies of the album next week. The ...

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