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Metal News for April 16, 2003

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Dying Fetus Confirmed for MD Death Fest

According to their website, Dying Fetus are confirmed for the Maryland Death Fest 2003.

Their new album, Stop At Nothing, is due out on May 13.

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Tidfall Finish Recordings

Tidfall have finished the recording process of their new album on the 8th of April and they are currently mixing the CD. The studio report on tidfall.net has been updated every day so check the page for more infos. Zarthon (drums) has contributed some “sick choir vocals” this time so prepare for a recreated sound. And here’s Abraxas’ comment about the upcoming album: “I must say, this is really going to be a KILLER!!!” The whole TIDFALL site has been updated and restyled .

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Dee Snider's Son Starts Band

Jesse Blaze, son of Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has started up his own band. It’s called Blaze, which is bound to cause confusion with the UK band of the same name, fronted by Blaze Bayley.

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Papa Roach Singer Reaches Out

Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Chaddix guests on the self-titled, debut album from Reach 454. Due for release in June, the band features former Sick Of It All bassist Richie Cipriano. The album was produced by Jay Baumgardner.

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Moonspell Go From Sun to Snow

After Moonspell finished the pre-production of their forthcoming album in the sunny homeland of Portugal, they moved on to the cold North to concentrate on the recordings in Finnvox Studio in Helsinki, Finland. The follow-up to their Darkness And Hope album is once again produced by Finnish producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced) and due out late summer/ early fall.

Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro is publishing a very detailed studio diary at www.moonspell.com.

Upcoming tour dates include: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Go "Out There"

As previously reported, Cattle Decapitation have confirmed that the title of their sophomore record will be Humanure. Some song titles include: 'Anthropophagic Copromantik', 'Humanure', 'Lips And Assholes', 'Reduced To Paste' and 'The Earthling'.

Lead throat Travis Ryan had the following to say about the new material: "So far we have 4 songs for the next album. They're very melodic, more like the song 'Chunk Blower', still retaining the intensity one should expect from us. Lyrically, the songs are more sick and depraved than before. It's very "out there", very nihilistic, pessimistic and gory detailed oriented. We should be ready to record by the end of summer for a fall/winter release. Right now we're pretty much just writing and waiting for another tour before recording. I'm very happy with the new songs! It's an awesome direction we're heading."

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Hortus Animae to Release Debut

Hortus Animae, the prog-black metal project of Ancient drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, will release their debut album, "Waltzing Mephisto", on April 22 through Black Lotus Records. The initial release will be made available in a limited-edition (1,500 copies) slip-case, featuring an alternate cover with an embossed logo.

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Morgion Revamp Line up, Continue Work on CD

Californian death-doomsters Morgion have parted ways with vocalist Adrian Leroux (formerly of Mindrot) following the completion of the group's recent Doomination of Europe tour. In his place, the band have enlisted longtime fan and friend Justin Christian, who will be taking up the role of bass guitarist. Additionally, keyboardist and guitarist Gary Griffith will be performing the singing on the group's upcoming album, while guitarist Dwayne Boardman will be responsible for all the "brutal" vocals. More...

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Finalized Blind Guardian Open Air Line Up

Blind Guardian have announced the final running order for the inaugural installment of the Blind Guardian Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-14 at BGS Open Air Arena in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany.

As previously reported, Blind Guardian will headline the festival on both evenings with two different sets, which were chosen by the fans via the group's official web site.

The complete lineup for the festival is as follows:. More...

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Murder Squad Issue Second Album

Sweden's Murder Squad, featuring Dismember bassist Rickard Cabeza, Dismember vocalist Matti Kärki, Entombed guitarist Uffe Cederlund and Entombed drummer Peter Stjärnwind, have just issued their sophomore album, "Ravenous, Murderous", in Europe through Threeman Records (Entombed's own label). The CD, which features a guest appearance by former Death/Autopsy drummer Chris Reifert, was completed at a Stockholm studio over a two-week period in March 2002. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced. In other news, the band have pulled out of their previously announced appearance at Germany's Fuck the Commerce festival, "but we are working on shows in Sweden and Europe so keep your rotten eyes open," reads a message on the group's official web site. "Also shows in the US are planned to follow the album release..."

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Nevermore Push Back Release Date

Nevermore have pushed back the tentative release date of their new album, "Enemies Of Reality", to July 28 through Century Media Records. The group have spent the few weeks recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray and expect to be done mixing sometime next month. More...

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Entombed Post South African Tour Poster

A poster advertising Entombed's upcoming tour of South Africa has been posted online at this location. Entombed's new album, "Inferno", is due on May 13 through Music For Nations Records. "Inferno" was produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Fireside) at Gröndal and Atlantis studios in Stockholm. Entombed will perform a few select European dates during March and April before embarking on a short tour of South Africa in early May.

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