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OBITUARY Confirm SUN N' STEEL Appearance, Plan New Album

Reunited death metal legends OBITUARY have announced that they will perform at this year's Sun n' Steel festival, scheduled to take place March 6-7 at Pinellas Expo Center in Tampa, Florida. "Everybody is back together — me, John [Tardy, vocals], Trevor [Peres, guitar], Allen [West, guitar] and Frank [Watkins, bass]," drummer Donald Tardy told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. ...

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PAINMUSEUM Confirmed For MARCH METAL MELTDOWN VI

PAINMUSEUM, the aggressive metal outfit featuring former HALFORD members "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums) have been officially confirmed for the March Metal Meltdown VI festival, set to take place March 12-13 at Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The band will perform selections from their up-coming debut disc, "Metal For Life - ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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DEATH Tribute CD: More Guest Musicians Confirmed

More information has surfaced about the upcoming homage to the musical legacy of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Set for release on Mascot Records in June, "Within The Mind" is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of extreme metal. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Forever Endeavor'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album Cover Posted Online

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the cover artwork for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", at this location. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" is due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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ENFORSAKEN Announce New Bassist

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have announced the addition of bassist Adam Simon to the group's ranks. ENFORSAKEN's sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", is due on March 9, 2004 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The mastering of the CD was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo ...

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ANDREW W.K.'s Debut Goes Gold In Japan

ANDREW W.K.'s debut album, "I Get Wet", has been certified gold in Japan for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. Andrew has ventured to Japan a total of seven times so far — playing concerts all across the country. The song "Long Live The Party" from ANDREW W.K.'s new album, "The Wolf", recently hit No. ...

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ANDREW W.K. Adds Guitarist

Former ANDREW W.K. guitar technician Kendall has officially joined the band as their third guitarist. Kendall replaces Jimmy Coup (a.k.a. James Mecherle, formerly of Minnesota's COUP DE GRACE), who left the group last month due to "musical" differences. ANDREW's current touring band is rounded out by Payne (guitar), Frank (guitar), Gregg (bass), and Donald "D.T." ...

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ENFORSAKEN Seek Touring Bassist

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN are currently looking for a temporary touring bassist. "Eric [Kawa] has obligations to tend to at home, and will be unable to join us on the road this spring," the band write on their web site. "If you live in the Chicagoland area/Northwest suburbs and are up for it, ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MIKE AMOTT: 'I Am The Biggest Bitch Of All'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Hey ya'll..we're in Texas! And it's fuckin' awesome! The show last night in Houston was really great as we got to play 2 more songs (due to a situation with HATEBREED)...so it was 8 songs instead of the usual 6 ...

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ENFORSAKEN: Sophomore Album Due In February

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have set a February 24, 2004 tentative release date through Century Media/Olympic Records for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor". The mastering of the album was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the song "All For Nothing". All cover ...

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CANCER Add Another U.K. Date

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Wolverhampton date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – Coventry, UK @ The General Wolfe (w/ MITHRAS, DETRIMENTUM, PULVERIZED) Nov. 09 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ MITHRAS, ...

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CANCER: New Tour Date Announced

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Coventry date to their upcoming mini-tour. In addition, the group have announced the support act for the three shows, which kick off on November 6 in Telford. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – ...

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CANCER Reform, Announce London Show

Legendary U.K. death metallers CANCER have reunited and have announced a show at The Electrowerkz in London on Sunday, November 9. Support acts are yet to be confirmed. Tickets will be available shortly from Stargreen & Ticketweb and all usual ticket outlets. Former in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist John Walker, drummer Carl Stokes and bassist Ian ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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Reality Check - KONKHRA

Forever the industrious bunch, you have to take your hats — sorry, bandanas — off to KONKHRA. For all their toiling, touring and unwavering self-belief, they are the perpetual nearly men who have the audacity to have once boasted such big-hitters within their ranks as one-time MACHINE HEAD drummer Chris Kontos and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY/just about everyone ...

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ENFORSAKEN Sign With OLYMPIC/CENTURY MEDIA

The Chicago-based melodic death/thrash metal quintet ENFORSAKEN have signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media. The group — vocalist Steven Sagala, bassist Eric Kawa, drummer David Swanson and guitarists Joe DeGroot and Steve Stell — will soon finish recording their full-length debut, "The Forever Endeavor", with producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, FLESHGRIND, JUNGLE ...

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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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PYREXIA Reform, Plan New Album, Reissues

Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA have reformed and are in the process of writing new material for a tentative late 2003 release. The band, several members of which were most recently in CATASTROPHIC with ex-OBITUARY guitarist Trevor Peres, are said to be planning on re-releasing their old albums (1993's "Sermon Of Mockery", 1995's ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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XTREME BENEFEST: A Benefit Concert For JAMES MUPRHY

The following very important message comes to us from Cheri Anderson (a.k.a. "Cheribomb"), promoter of the Xtreme Benefest, a two-day benefit festival for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy: James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY, CANCER, more) was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor last August 2001 & underwent emergency life saving surgery in Sept. 2001 (just ...

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OBITUARY Reunite For Impromptu Appearance At OZZFEST 2002

Three-fifths of the classic line-up of OBITUARY reunited on stage at the Friday, July 26th stop of Ozzfest 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida as part of ANDREW W.K.'s set at the event. W.K. drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, vocalist/brother John Tardy, and bassist Frank Watkins were accompanied by Andrew, Gregg and Pain on guitars as ...

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ANDREW WK To Appear On "CONAN O'BRIEN"

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, will appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien this Thursday, July 11th. Check your local listings for exact air times. ...

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