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ENFORSAKEN: Sophomore Album Due In February

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have set a February 24, 2004 tentative release date through Century Media/Olympic Records for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor". The mastering of the album was recently completed by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the song "All For Nothing". All cover ...

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CANCER Add Another U.K. Date

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Wolverhampton date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – Coventry, UK @ The General Wolfe (w/ MITHRAS, DETRIMENTUM, PULVERIZED) Nov. 09 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ MITHRAS, ...

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CANCER: New Tour Date Announced

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Coventry date to their upcoming mini-tour. In addition, the group have announced the support act for the three shows, which kick off on November 6 in Telford. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – ...

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CANCER Reform, Announce London Show

Legendary U.K. death metallers CANCER have reunited and have announced a show at The Electrowerkz in London on Sunday, November 9. Support acts are yet to be confirmed. Tickets will be available shortly from Stargreen & Ticketweb and all usual ticket outlets. Former in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist John Walker, drummer Carl Stokes and bassist Ian ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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Reality Check - KONKHRA

Forever the industrious bunch, you have to take your hats — sorry, bandanas — off to KONKHRA. For all their toiling, touring and unwavering self-belief, they are the perpetual nearly men who have the audacity to have once boasted such big-hitters within their ranks as one-time MACHINE HEAD drummer Chris Kontos and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY/just about everyone ...

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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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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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PYREXIA Reform, Plan New Album, Reissues

Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA have reformed and are in the process of writing new material for a tentative late 2003 release. The band, several members of which were most recently in CATASTROPHIC with ex-OBITUARY guitarist Trevor Peres, are said to be planning on re-releasing their old albums (1993's "Sermon Of Mockery", 1995's ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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XTREME BENEFEST: A Benefit Concert For JAMES MUPRHY

The following very important message comes to us from Cheri Anderson (a.k.a. "Cheribomb"), promoter of the Xtreme Benefest, a two-day benefit festival for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy: James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY, CANCER, more) was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor last August 2001 & underwent emergency life saving surgery in Sept. 2001 (just ...

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OBITUARY Reunite For Impromptu Appearance At OZZFEST 2002

Three-fifths of the classic line-up of OBITUARY reunited on stage at the Friday, July 26th stop of Ozzfest 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida as part of ANDREW W.K.'s set at the event. W.K. drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, vocalist/brother John Tardy, and bassist Frank Watkins were accompanied by Andrew, Gregg and Pain on guitars as ...

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ANDREW WK To Appear On "CONAN O'BRIEN"

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, will appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien this Thursday, July 11th. Check your local listings for exact air times. ...

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ANDREW WK Lines Up Australian Dates

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald “D.T.” Tardy, will play his first Australian shows next month. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 18 – Melbourne, AUST @ Hi Fi Bar May 19 – Sydney, AUST @ The Metro May 21 – Auckland, AUST @ The Powerstation ...

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ANDREW WK To Replace CORNELL/RAGE At OZZFEST 2002?!

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald D.T. Tardy, has been invited by Ozzfest organizers to fill the slot vacated by the unnamed group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, according to MTV.com. ANDREW WK has not yet accepted the invitation, but ...

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JAMES MURPHY: The Road To Recovery

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy appears to be well on his way towards full recovery from the brain tumor that he was diagnosed with last August. According to the latest update from Murphy posted at his official web site, “I got some good news today... I just got back from meeting with my neurologist. I ...

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Former OBITUARY Drummer To Make "Saturday Night Live" Appearance!

Rising Tampa, Florida-based artist ANDREW WK, whose backing band features former OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy, will be the featured musical guest on the April 13th edition of Saturday Night Live, hosted by WWF superstar The Rock. ANDREW WK's debut full-length album, entitled, I Get Wet, hits stores on Tuesday, March 26th through Island Records. In ...

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JAMES MURPHY Benefit To Be Held In Indiana

On Sunday, May 19th, 2002, The Emerson Theater Indianapolis, Indiana will host Death Metal Fest 2002: A Benefit for James Murphy. Proceeds from this benefit show will help ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy pay off outstanding medical bills, which are soaring over the $60,000 range. The details are as follows: Death Metal Fest 2002: A Benefit ...

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CATASTROPHIC To Premier New Material, Revisit Old Classic During European Tour

CATASTROPHIC, featuring former OBITUARY axeman Trevor Peres, will be performing several new songs plus an as-yet-undisclosed OBITUARY number during their upcoming appearances at Europe's No Mercy festivals alongside IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, VADER, DISBELIEF, DESTROYER 666, OBSCENITY and KATAKLYSM. According to Peres, CATASTROPHIC will be playing songs from last year's The Cleansing along with a few brand ...

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CATASTROPHIC Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Long Island/Tennessee-based CATASTROPHIC, featuring former OBITUARY guitarist Trevor Peres, are working on material for their sophomore full-length effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued through Metal Blade Records in late 2002 or early 2003. The band will reportedly lay down a couple of cover tracks during the recording sessions for the follow-up to last ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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Archive News Oct 17, 2001

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will be appearing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on October 27th.


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