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SUFFOCATION Announce U.S. Dates

Reunited death metal legends SUFFOCATION have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jun. 13 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance (w/ PYREXIA, MALAMOR, BLOODGASM) Jul. 25 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena (Milwaukee Metal Fest) Aug. 01 - Albany, NY @ Valentines Aug. 02 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown Aug. 03 ...

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PYREXIA To Tour With MORTAL DECAY And INTERNAL BLEEDING

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA will be embarking on a 15-date tour with MORTAL DECAY and INTERNAL BLEEDING in July. The band are currently in the pre-production phase of recording for their new full-length album, which they expect to begin tracking in late summer following the completion of the tour. Upcoming PYREXIA ...

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DISMEMBER, MERCILESS To Play Special Gig In Stockholm

DISMEMBER and MERCILESS will team up for a special gig at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden on May 27. 650 tickets are available for the show, which will be recorded for an upcoming DVD. Tickets are priced at 60 SEK (approx. $7.50). DISMEMBER's new album, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", is due in September through Hammerheart Records. The ...

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HATEPLOW To Tour Europe, Record New Album

HATEPLOW, the Florida-based band featuring MALEVOLENT CREATION guitarists Phil Fasciana and Rob Barrett, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, KULT OV AZAZEL bassist Julian Hollowell (a.k.a. Xaphan), and vocalist Kyle Symons, will return to action with a headlining performance on the first night (May 29) of the three-day Fuck The Commerce Open Air Festival in Germany. ...

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Toxic Smoke Suspected In Deaths Of GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Victims

Death certificates issued for some of the victims of the GREAT WHITE concert fire are leading lawyers to focus on whether the toxic fumes rendered the nightclub's patrons incapable of escaping the fast-moving blaze, according to The Providence Journal. The death certificates show that some of the victims died from inhaling "products of combustion" and ...

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SUFFOCATION Reunite, Begin Work On New CD

Acclaimed New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, who issued several successful albums in the early '90s, have officially reunited after a four-year break (as previously reported here and here) and are in the process of writing and recording their long-awaited sixth release. The group's current lineup — consisting of founding members Frank ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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DISMEMBER To Use Artist DAN SEAGRAVE For Upcoming CD

Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have enlisted the services of artist Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL) to do the honors for their upcoming album, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", due in September through Hammerheart Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign", which is currently being recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio, will contain the following tracks, among others: ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother Endorses Upcoming DEATH Tribute

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a brief statement regarding the upcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. Says Jane: "[Chuck's sister] Beth gave permission [for the ...

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Ex-DEATH, MALEVOLENT CREATION Members Get Green Light To Record DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller are going ahead with their previously announced plans to record a DEATH tribute CD to benefit Murphy and the family of late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. "James Murphy got the OK from [Chuck's ...

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SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2003

SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS and ABORTED are among the acts confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2003, a three-day death metal festival scheduled to take place May 23-25 at The Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete lineup for the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) ABUSE (Canada) ARTERY ERUPTION (California) BRODEQUIN (Tennessee) CINERARY (Illinois) ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Negotiating 'Tricky' Recording Contract

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING are currently "negotiating a rather tricky recording contract with a major player in the underground industry," according to the group's official web site. "Please stay tuned for more information. The band is currently considering producers for the [upcoming 'Hatefuel'] release, including Josh Barohn of SUFFOCATION fame." ...

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Ex-DEATH, MALEVOLENT CREATION Members Team Up To Record DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller are teaming up to record a DEATH tribute CD to benefit Murphy and the family of late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. A bassist is still being sought for the project, which may surface through the ...

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MISERY INDEX Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Mike Harrison (guitar/vocals, ex-PESSIMIST), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.) — have inked a long-term deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently writing material for their upcoming full-length album, which they hope to record ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Speaks Out On Reunion, Future Plans

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has denied former bassist Chris Richards' assertions that the legendary death metal act's planned reunion is purely money-motivated and has indicated that a new album from the group may surface sometime next year, provided the quintet's upcoming tour and subsequent songwriting sessions prove to be a success. In the following exclusive ...

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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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