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CATARACT Announces New Guitarist

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT has announced the addition of guitarist Tom Kuzmic (DISPARAGED) to the group's ranks. "We are confident this is the best that could have happened, as Tom has more than 100% of what we were looking for!" the group writes in a statement. "We already started rehearsing with the new lineup and ...

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FOREVER IT SHALL BE Signs With RESOUND GR!ND RECORDS

Braunschweig, Germany-based metal/hardcore act FOREVER IT SHALL BE has inekd a deal with Resound Gr!nd Records from Austria. The group's debut album, "Reluming the Embers", is scheduled for release on May 1. The CD was produced by Ralf Mueller and Alexander Dietz (HEAVEN SHALL BURN) at Rape of Harmonies Studio (CALIBAN, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) and ...

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CATARACT Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT has parted ways with guitarist Simon Fullemann. "We've had several discussions between different members about our future concerning music, shape, form and structure of CATARACT and, of course, the year lying ahead," the group writes in a statement. "And, after a final meeting this Friday, we agreed to disagree — our ...

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INSENSE Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian metallers INSENSE have commenced the recording process for their third album, tentatively due on April 2, 2007 via BlackBalloon Records. "We are finished with guitars and bass, and will use the remainder of the year recording vocals," the group writes on its web site. "Songs are slowly getting names, but no title for the ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Added To JOB FOR A COWBOY Tour

Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, currently wrapping up dates with labelmates THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and LIGHT THIS CITY as well as FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW, have officially been confirmed for the upcoming January/February tour alongside JOB FOR A COWBOY, PYSOPUS, SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY and DAATH. Now continuing on as a four ...

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THE DIVINING Signs With 1x1 MUSIC

Philadelphia, PA's THE DIVINING has inked a deal with 1x1 Music. According to a press release, THE DIVINING delivers "a refreshing mixture of thrash and heavy metal, sure to bring back memories of the days when bands like AT THE GATES, PANTERA, and TESTAMENT were among the genre's elite." THE DIVINING will begin recording its ...

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STICK TO YOUR GUNS Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Sumerian Records has signed the five-piece melodic hardcore band STICK TO YOUR GUNS from Orange County, California. Commented the label in a press release: "We're very excited about releasing STICK TO YOUR GUNS's debut album, 'For What It's Worth', in stores all over the world. The band has proven themselves to not only have an ...

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SOULFLY Drummer 'Looking Back At A Very Intense Year'

SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez has issued the following update: "After our return from the Gigantour with MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, and CALIBAN in Australia, I took a deep breath and found myself looking back at a very intense year, 2006. SOULFLY had hit the globe with 'Dark Ages', and the touring was non-stop. More and more ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN: 'Counterweight' Video Available Online

The German powerhouse HEAVEN SHALL BURN triumphantly returns with "Deaf To Our Prayers", which is a stunning portrayal of sheer aggression and musical technicality that will quickly catch the attention of any extreme music fan. The group's new video for the track "Counterweight" — taken from their Summer Breeze 2006 festival performance — perfectly captures ...

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FEAR MY THOUGHTS: 'Vulcanus' Details Revealed

German melodic thrash powerhouse FEAR MY THOUGHTS will release its new album, "Vulcanus", in Europe on January 15, 2007 via Century Media. Helmed by acclaimed Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, COMMUNIC, MAROON, HATESPHERE, MERCENARY), "Vulcanus" contains 12 new tracks covering a wide variety of styles, incorporating influences from death and thrash metal to Seventies hard ...

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DEMIA Seeks Label Home

Dutch metalheads DEMIA are currently shopping for a suitable label to release their debut album, "Insidious", which was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles under the supervision of producers Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY) and Lucas Banker (JUNKIE XL). In the meantime, the band has announced a bunch of tour dates with such acts ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Confirmed For SAINTS AND SINNERS FESTIVAL

Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN has been confirmed for Asbury Park, NJ's Saints and Sinners Festival alongside labelmates ALL THAT REMAINS and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD on Oct. 29, the last day of the two-day festival. Fresh off completing a tour directly supporting CALIBAN and select shows with labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY, the group's ...

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CATARACT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Lines Up Solo Shows

Before SOULFLY heads off to Australia for Gigantour with MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY and CALIBAN, guitarist Marc Rizzo will hold the following guitar clinics and master classes: Oct. 12 - Guitar Center - Totowa, NJ (Guitar Clinic) Oct. 13 - The Crossroads - Garwood, NJ (Acoustic Performance) Oct. 14 - The Collective Music School - New ...

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MEGADETH: More Japanese Dates Announced

MEGADETH has scheduled headlining gigs in Kawasaki and Nagoya, Japan in October immediately prior to and following the band's appearance at the Loud Park 06 festival. The group's Japanese and Australian schedule is now shaping up as follows: Oct. 13 - Kawasaki, JPN - Club Citta Oct. 14 - Tokyo, JPN - Loud Park 06 ...

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CATARACT Drops Off X-MAS FESTIVALS Tour

Swiss metalcore band CATARACT has dropped off the upcoming X-Mas Festivals European tour, set to begin in early December. Replacing them on the bill is the Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR. Also appearing are SIX FEET UNDER, GOREFEST, KRISIUN and DARZAMAT. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Dec. 08 - D - Berlin ...

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VICTORY To Distribute SUMERIAN RECORDS

Washington D.C.-based Sumerian Records has entered into an exclusive, worldwide distribution agreement with Victory Records. Sumerian was founded by booking agent Ash Avildsen who represents ANIMOSITY, CALIBAN, DEAD TO FALL, ED GEIN, INTO THE MOAT, ION DISSONANCE, IGNITE, NAPALM DEATH and VADER, among others. With a powerful, in-house booking agency for all Sumerian bands, the ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS To Headline RIDGLEA METALFEST

ALL THAT REMAINS will headline this year's annual Ridglea Metalfest on October 14 at Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. Touted as "the biggest club show of the year in the South," the Ridglea Metalfest is an event that "showcases the top metal, post hardcore, metalcore and hardcore acts from across the Southwest along with ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Australian Headlining Dates Announced

ARCH ENEMY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "As the fans of ARCH ENEMY 'Down Under' already know, ARCH ENEMY are returning to Australia on their 'Doomsday Machine' campaign to be a part of the Gigantour alongside MEGADETH and SOULFLY etc.! ARCH ENEMY has also booked two of their own headline ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN: 'Angry Mob Justice' Video Posted Online

Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN has unveiled the band's latest video online. The clip for "Angry Mob Justice" was directed by David Brodsky (ALL THAT REMAINS, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) in May and is currently available exclusively at Brodsky's MyGoodEye video production house web site. To coincide with the video's Internet premiere, MyGoodEye and ...

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TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, SAXON, HAMMERFALL: Photos From Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST Available

221 high-quality pictures of last weekend's Earthshaker Fest (which took place July 21-22 in Kreuth, Germany) have been posted online at www.metalchroniques.com. Included in the batch are pictures of the following artists: DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM LORDI RAGE SAXON SCAR SYMMETRY SODOM SOILWORK TESTAMENT VENOM ...

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