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BRAINSTORM Begin Work On 'Soul Temptation'

Germany's BRAINSTORM have set "Soul Temptation" as the title for their new album, due on June 30 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Metus Mortis" is currently being recorded at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany and will be the group's "most diverse album ever," according to guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld. "Hard, catchy, ...

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EXODUS Reunite With ZETRO SOUZA, Prepare To Record New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been rejoined by vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza and are preparing to enter the studio with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB) to record their first studio album in 11 years. "[Zetro and the rest of the band] had some great talks [over the course of ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Announce New Singer!

Reunited Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS have announced the addition of vocalist Dave Woodard to the group's ranks. "Dave is a good friend we've known since the old days, who fits in with us perfectly," bassist/vocalist Casey Orr said in an official statement. "He used to sing for such great punk and metal bands as THE ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Reform, Commence Work On New Material

Dallas, Texas-based thrashers RIGOR MORTIS have reformed and have begun rehearsing together for the first time in 13 years. Casey Orr (bass, vocals), Harden Harrison (drums, vocals), and Mike Scaccia (guitar) plan to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary by re-releasing their hard-to-find, Capitol Records self-titled debut (originally issued in 1988) with lots of extra material. ...

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ANCIENT CEREMONY Forced To Take Break

German "dark extreme" metallers ANCIENT CEREMONY have issued the following update: "After an accident involving bass player and main songwriter Jones, ANCIENT CEREMONY is forced to take a break. In early January work will intensify on their new album, 'Holycaust - Angelus Mortis'. In February we will begin recordings with Markus Stock and in June ...

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EXODUS: Recording Plans Delayed Until Early 2003

Reunited Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have delayed the recording of their new studio album until early next year. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first studio CD since 1992's "Force of Habit" — was originally scheduled to be recorded during November at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas with producer Andy Sneap ...

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VIO-LENCE To Record New Album In February

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE are tentatively due to enter the studio in February to begin recording their new album for a late spring/early summer release. The as-yet-untitled effort will likely surface through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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VIO-LENCE To Issue New CD Through Label Of Former EXODUS Manager

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will likely issue their next studio album through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who signed EXODUS and RIGOR MORTIS to the label back in the late '80s), guitarist Phil Demmel has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Demmel ...

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HIBERNUS MORTIS Sign With HORNS UP RECORDS

Florida's HIBERNUS MORTIS have inked a deal with Horns Up Records. The band's debut album, The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow, will be released in the spring of 2003. HIBERNUS MORTIS recently pressed a limited number of copies of The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow on their own. The Horns Up Records release will feature ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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SOULDIVIDER To Issue "Supersound City" In Late August/Early September

Sweden's SOULDIVIDER will issue their new full-length album, entitled Supersound City, in late August/early September through 12th Planet Music. The album was recorded at HairyBones studio in Karlstad, Sweden and was mastered in Toronto By Nick Blagona and Eric Kuthe. SOULDIVIDER will hold a release party at Metal Club in Karlstad, Sweden on September 6th. ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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STORMHAMMER Delay "Cyber Mortis" Recording Sessions

STORMHAMMER have been forced to delay the progress of the recording sessions for their forthcoming Cyber Mortis CD after bassist Horst injured his left hand in a bike accident. As a result, it is unclear if the group will be able to make the album's planned fall release date. Among the tracks that are set ...

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STORMHAMMER To Support BLIND GUARDIAN At Select European Dates

Germany's STORMHAMMER will support BLIND GUARDIAN in Vienna, Austria on October 12th and Budapest, Hungary on October 13th. The group are also one of the first bands confirmed for the Blind Guardian Open Air Festival (arranged by BG and their management), which is scheduled to take place in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany during the weekend of June ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Ink Deal With Metal Blade Records

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records and will enter San Francisco's Trident Studio with producer Juan Urteaga in early April to record their debut for the label, entitled To Serve Man. Singer Travis Ryan had this to say about the group's addition to the Metal Blade roster: ...

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Archive News Aug 31, 2001

The reunited EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, FORBIDDEN and SADUS are tentatively set to join forces in a combined touring package that is due to go out under the moniker Bay Area Invasion, and which is presently being put together by Walter Morgan's Deadly Embrace Productions (the people behind this month's Thrash Of The Titans benefit ...

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Archive News Apr 11, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA are preparing to begin work on their next studio album and will not necessarily be taking time out to find a new bass player before recording the upcoming opus, which is not due until sometime in 2002.

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'Obviously before we play any shows, we're gonna need someone playing bass,' ...

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