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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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E-FORCE Complete Work On Debut Album

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have completed work on their debut album, "Evil Forces", due on October 20 through France's Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). "Evil Forces" was recorded at Wild Studio ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Appear On METALLICA Tribute DVD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will be contributing a song to the upcoming METALLICA tribute DVD currently being produced by Bob Kulick (brother of Bruce) for release through Cleopatra Records. "This will be the second such project for the label, and as you may already know, [FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer] Eric A.K. was on the first one ...

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DIABOLIC Begin Mixing New Album

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC are currently mixing their fourth full-length album, "Infinity Through Purification", for a tentative October release through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the world," was ...

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GOD FORBID To Enter Studio This Week

GOD FORBID will enter Trax East Studios this week with producer Eric Rachel (ATREYU, NORA) to record their eagerly anticipated new full-length album. Look for an EP, entitled "Gone Forever", to surface in late August that will feature some new studio tracks. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Determination" is due to be mixed by ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Looking For New Label

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have fulfilled their contractual obligations to Dark Symphonies Records and are currently weighing their label options before recording their next studio album. "If any label [is interested] in working with the band, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]," the group write on their official web site. "NOVEMBERS DOOM is ...

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GOD FORBID, ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR: Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's metal titans GOD FORBID will embark on a full U.S. tour with ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR and UNDEROATH beginning August 7 in Los Angeles. The trek will cover the entire country and wrap up in San Diego in mid-September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA Aug. 08 ...

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NARNIA To Support DIO In Sweden

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA will support DIO in Västerås, Sweden on July 4. NARNIA will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. As NARNIA's keyboard player (Linus Kåse) is temporarily unavailable, the band will use Andreas Lindahl from PLATITUDE. In other news, NARNIA filmed their March 29 headlining appearance at Owener Rocknacht in Owen, Germany for ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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GHOSTRIDE To Make Live Debut In Sacramento

GHOSTRIDE, the new Sacramento-based band featuring former WILL HAVEN members Jeff Irwin (guitars), Mike Martin (bass) and Mitch Wheeler (drums), along with ODDMAN guitarist Cayle Hunter and TINFED singer Rey Osbourne, have posted a song, titled "So Intense So Italian", via their official web site at this location. The track comes off the ...

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ALICE COOPER To Embark On 'Bare Bones' Tour

ALICE COOPER will embark on the "Bare Bones" tour in July, featuring nothing more than the instruments, the music and the musicians making it. The trek, which runs July 12-August 10, will allow Cooper to take his music to several markets previously unable to accommodate Alice's elaborate stage-show. The "Bare Bones" tour will immediately follow ...

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Former WILL HAVEN Members Launch New Project

Former WILL HAVEN members Jeff Irwin (guitars), Mike Martin (bass) and Mitch Wheeler (drums) have teamed up with ODDMAN guitarist Cayle Hunter and TINFED singer Rey Osbourne in a new band called GHOSTRIDE. The Sacramento-based five-piece, who are currently unsigned, are in the process of recording a three-song demo with producer Eric Stenman (FAR, TRAINING ...

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GOD FORBID Cover GUNS N' ROSES For Upcoming Tribute CD

New Jersey's GOD FORBID have just finished recording a blistering rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Out Ta Get Me" with producer Chris Pearce. The track will be included on the upcoming tribute disc through Law of Inertia Records that features some of today's best metal/hardcore acts including DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH, EVERYTIME I ...

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DIABOLIC Name New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have set "Infinity Through Purification" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Film Arizona Show For Upcoming DVD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will film their appearance at the Bash On Ash in Tempe, Arizona on July 18 for their upcoming DVD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through the Cleopatra label. The band will also perform at the Fox Club in Los Angeles on July 19 and at the Galaxy Theater in Anaheim California ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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PRO-PAIN Set Release Date For 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN have set an August 26 release date through Rawhead/Eagle/Spitfire Records for their new album, "Run For Cover". In other news, the group recently parted ways with longtime drummer Eric Matthews and have replaced him with Rich Ferjanic (ex-IN COLD BLOOD, RUN DEVIL RUN). Rich made his live debut with the band during their recent ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Issue Live CD/DVD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are presently compiling footage for their first-ever live CD/DVD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. According to drummer Craig Nielsen, the band are working hard to obtain the rights from former record labels to include those songs on the album and are also in the process of booking the shows to record ...

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