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'West Memphis Three' Anthology: Launch Party Scheduled

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology, "Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three", featuring a contribution by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will have its official launch concert/party on October 14 at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A dealer will be set up at ...

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COMMUNIC Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Norwegian progressive metallers COMMUNIC have signed a six-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album will be recorded in October at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, ANCIENT, MANTICORA, MERCENARY). An early 2005 release is expected. COMMUNIC's most recent recording was a three-song demo entitled "Conspiracy In Mind". ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Record New Album In September

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE are planning to enter a studio in September to record an as-yet-untitled new album for U.S. release. More information will be made available soon. TRANSPORT LEAGUE recently announced the addition of guitarist Martin M to the group's ranks. Martin M joined the band as the replacement for Dan J, who left the ...

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ANKLA Recording With Producer BOB MARLETTE

ANKLA, the Los Angeles-based band featuring PUYA guitarist Ramon Ortiz, are currently holed up at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) finishing up their new record with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER). "This record is going to kick some serious ass!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "The ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Crush.Fukk.Create' DVD Details Revealed

Regain Records has set a September 6 release date for the new DVD from Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH, entitled "Crush.Fukk.Create: Requiem for Generation Armageddon". Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "We've been working in E-Media Studio for one week now, on the stuff for our upcoming DVD. It's gonna be a fully entertaining release I can assure ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Reports On ANTHRAX European Tour

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, SEVEN WITCHES) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey y'all, I know it’s been some time since my last update but I've been away as you know. Seems like I just got back from the ANTHRAX European tour yesterday. These past two weeks have flown ...

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MADDER MORTEM Finish Recording New Album

Norway's MADDER MORTEM have finished recording their new album at Space Valley Studios and are scheduled to mix the effort in late August at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. 12 songs were reportedly recorded for the CD, which is being described as "pretty creepy and dark," with "more experimental and crazy ideas" than its predecessor. ...

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It's Official: Drummer NICK MENZA Rejoins MEGADETH

Drummer Nick Menza has officially rejoined MEGADETH, according to Nick's posting on the MEGADETH web site. "Yes, it's time to rock the globe once again," he writes. "After getting my head on straight and mending things up with the General [Mustaine], I'm very happy and excited to be back! I 'm very grateful to all ...

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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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MARDUK To Enter Studio In July

Swedish black metallers MARDUK will enter Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden in mid-July to begin recording their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in November. So far, only one songtitle has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming CD — "Throne of Rats", which the group performed live at the Motala Metal Festival last month. Also ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split Up Again?

JANE'S ADDICTION appear to have split up again, according to an online statement posted jointly by bandmates Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass). "We know we can't avoid this anymore so we will give it our best shot," the statement reads. "What's the deal? The deal is that it ...

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METALLICA Conquer Swedish Album Chart

METALLICA's Swedish gig in Gothenburg on May 30 May fired up renewed fervor for the band's back catalogue where a subsequent reissue campaign has seen no less than ten albums all propelling themselves back into the national album charts: 09. Metallica 14. Master of Puppets 20. ...And Justice For All 23. Ride the Lightning 28. ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Announce New Guitarist

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have announced the addition of guitarist Martin M to the group's ranks. Martin M joins the group as the replacement for Dan J, who left the band last month "due to personal and economical problems." Martin M will make his live debut with the group on June 19 at the Waldrock Festival ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Keyboardist

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of keyboardist Pete to the group's ranks. "[Pete] was actually a stand-in when Mike left five years ago," the band write on their web site. "He had other commitments at the time so he couldn't continue." HECATE ENTHRONED are continuing their search for a new vocalist ...

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LOST HORIZON: Guitarist WOJTEK LISICKI Rejoins The Fold

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (a.k.a. Transcendental Protagonist) has rejoined Sweden's LOST HORIZON. This was confirmed by the band's promoter, M-Production, in a phone call to Sweden Rock magazine late Monday night (May 10). No further information was given, but according to the promoter, an official statement containing more details will be posted on the ...

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MARDUK: New Live Photos Posted Online

Swedish black metallers MARDUK made their live debut with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under the alias Arioch) on Saturday, May 1 at the Motala Metal Festival in Motala, Sweden. Photos of the group's performance have been posted online at the Tartarean Desire web site. Check them ...

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MEGADETH: New Song Available For Download

A brand new MEGADETH song, entitled "Kick the Chair", has been posted at this location. "Kick the Chair" comes off the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September through Sanctuary Records. Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "This is for the 95% of the people here who are my friends — the people ...

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FILTER Collaborators Talk About The Band's New Album

Legendary JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Eric Avery, FAILURE mastermind Ken Andrews and FILTER's Frank Cavanaugh recently answered a few questions for FILTER's official web site about their work on the new FILTER album, tentatively due later in the year: Q: What does the new FILTER album sound like? Ken: "It sounds really good. Rich ...

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MADDER MORTEM: Studio Diary Available

Norway's MADDER MORTEM are at Space Valley Studios, just outside of Hamar, working on the follow-up to 2002's "Deadlands", tentatively due later in the year through Century Media Records. 12 songs are being recorded for the CD which is being described as "pretty creepy and dark," with "more experimental and crazy ideas" than its predecessor. ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer: Making The New Album Was Therapeutic

FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell has told Canada's Chart magazine that the group's new album, "Archetype", "basically wrote itself" once they worked through the emotional and financial turmoil that followed the departure of a founding member (Dino Cazares) and split with longtime record label (Roadrunner). "It was a therapeutic album for us, ...

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