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Metal News for June 4, 2003

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Morbid Angel Enter The Studio

Morbid Angel have entered D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) Studios in Seffner, Florida, to record their next album. In the studio are guitarist Trey Azagthoth, drummer Pete Sandoval, and bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, along with co-producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez who has worked as Morbid Angel's live front-of-house sound engineer for the past eight years. Tentatively dubbed "H2K3", Morbid Angel's next album is as-yet-untitled but is rumored to begin with the letter, "H", in keeping with the alphabetical order of all the band's preceding albums -- beginning with their 1989 Earache debut, "Altars Of Madness", and continuing through their last release, 2000's "Gateways To Annihilation". "H2K3" is slated for a september 2003 worldwide release on Earache Records.

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Linea 77's Numb Enters Italian Top 40

Congratulations go to Italian sensations Linea 77 for their impressive first week sales of the new CD "numb" in their homeland - sheer fan power alone has landed them in the top 40 Charts at number 37.Not a bad result considering Staind went in at 31. The New video 'Fantasma' has also been aired on Italian MTV. So things are looking terrific for the band at present. UK/rest of europe release is set for 2 June.

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Dreamaker Arise

Dreamaker have signed with Arise Records. The band is formed by the ex-Dark Moor´s members: Elisa C.Martín (vocals), Albert Maroto (guitar) & Jorge Sáez (drums), and the line-up is completed with Matías Sosa (guitar), Carlos Peña (bass) and Roberto P.Camus (keyboard player ­also ex-Dark Moor- ). The band will record their debut album at Sonic Pump Studios (Finland) in Sept/Oct.

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Summary/Misc

Daily Reviews

Blistering.com has a few new reviews online:

  • Chimaira - The Impossibility Of Reason
  • Staind - 14 Shades Of Grey
  • Cold - Year Of The Spider
  • Shai Hulud - That Within Blood Ill-Tempered

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Slipknot Bassist Arrested

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has been arrested in his home town of Des Moines, Iowa, for alleged possession of drugs. Gray was apparently detained after being involved in a traffic accident.

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Headline News

The Used Frontman Hospitalized

The Used’s frontman Bert McCracken has been hospitalised with an undisclosed illness. He collapsed after performing one song at a show in Cincinnnati recently, and was told to take a complete rest. But this doesn’t seem to have done the trick, and he’s now back in hospital in Salt Lake City.

Updated: Bert has been diagnosed with 'acute pancreatitis'

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Blind Guardian Withdraw From Russian Festival

Blind Guardian have decided against playing the Bryansk Hard Rock Festival in Russia on June 22 because they coulnd’t get any guarantees about payment.

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