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C-187 Featuring PESTILENCE, CYNIC Members: Studio Update

C-187, the new band featuring former PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli (guitar) alongside Tony Choy (bass; ATHEIST; ex-CYNIC), Sean Reinert (drums; CYNIC, ex-DEATH) and Tony Jelencovich (vocals; M.A.N, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC), has entered the studio to begin recording its debut album for a summer release via Holland's Mascot Records. The group has issued the following update ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Seeks Second Guitarist

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have issued the following update: "DECREPIT BIRTH is officially looking for a second guitarist who is ready for touring and playing shows. We are looking for someone who is a professional-minded musician, who has skill and some experience. It's also very important that you have professional equipment or ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH To Enter Studio In March

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH will enter Castle Ultimate studios in March with engineer/producer Zack Ohren to begin recording their second album, "Diminishing between Worlds". The CD will be released later this year on Unique Leader Records. "This album will be a step in more of a melodic and progressive direction yet still ...

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MARYLAND DEATHFEST V Running Order Announced

The running order has been announced for this year's Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place on May 26-27 at Sonar in Baltimore. It is as follows: Saturday, May 26: Doors at 12:30 p.m. SAPROGENIC - 1:00 - 1:25 FOETOPSY - 1:40 - 2:10 FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION - 2:25 - 2:55 NUNWHORE COMMANDO ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Sister: CONTROL DENIED's Second Album Will be Released This Year

Beth Schuldiner, sister of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a response to statements and accusations made by Guido Heijnens, owner of the now-defunct Dutch record label Hammerheart Records (which was "resurrected" for a short while under the Karmageddon Media banner) regarding the fate of the unreleased second CONTROL DENIED album and Hammerheart/Karmageddon ...

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Former CONTROL DENIED Singer, Ex-HAMMERHEART Label Owner Engage In Public War Of Words

Guido Heijnens, owner of the now-defunct Dutch record label Hammerheart Records (which was "resurrected" for a short while under the Karmageddon Media banner), has responded to accusations by former CONTROL DENIED singer Tim Aymar that Hammerheart/Karamageddon "cashed in" on late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mainman Chuck Schuldiner's death by releasing a couple of compilation albums in the ...

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'2007 Girls Of Metal Calendar' To Honor CHUCK SCHULDINER's Memory

DEATH's official web site is currently offering the 2007 Girls of Metal Calendar, with proceeds going to the American Brain Tumor Association in memory of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner. The calendar includes monthly metal facts and trivia, two photos and a bio of each girl every month. More information is available at

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MYOPIA Signs With SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

MYOPIA, the Bielsko-Biala, Poland-based thrash metal outfit, has signed a record deal with Selfmadegod Records. "Enter Insectmasterplan", a reissue of the group's second full-length album — originally self-released in 2005 — will be made available in January 2007. According to a press release, "Enter Insectmasterplan" features nine tracks of "sonic forward-thinking with astonishing musicianship and ...

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Former DEATH Bandmates, Other Musicians Remember CHUCK SCHULDINER

The latest issue of the Greek edition of Rock Hard magazine features a tribute to late DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner, including statements and stories from many of the people that played with Chuck — such as Kam Lee, Chris Reifert, Terry Butler, Steve DiGiorgio, Richard Christy and Paul Masvidal — music industry notables who dealt ...

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Former PESTILENCE Mainman MAMELI Launches C-187

C-187, the new band featuring former PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli (guitar) alongside Tony Choy (bass; ATHEIST; ex-CYNIC), Sean Reinert (drums; CYNIC, ex-DEATH) and Tony Jelencovich (vocals; M.A.N, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC), has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The band will enter the studio in February 2007 to begin recording its debut album for a ...

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AGHORA Featuring CYNIC Members: New Song Posted Online

A new song, "Atmas Heave", from Miami, Florida-based progressive metal band AGHORA's upcoming CD, "Formless", has been posted at the band's MySpace page. AGHORA's second album, "Formless" was produced in part by Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and is scheduled for a December 21 release. Diana Serra's vocals were tracked in ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Welcomes Back Bassist RISHA ERYAVEC

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have posted the following message on their official web site: "DECREPIT BIRTH is very happy to announce that bassist Risha Eryavec is officially returning to the band! Due to recent situations, Risha feels that his place is with us, as our permanent bassist. We couldn't be more happy ...

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CYNIC Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST V

Reunited CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place on May 26-27 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BIRDFLESH (Sweden) BRUTAL TRUTH (New ...

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Feeding the Abscess - MARTYR

Where would we be without ATHEIST? What about CYNIC? From whom would bands like Canada's tech deathsters MARTYR take their cues were it not for the technical wizardry and jazzed up death metal of said legends. I suppose one could hail fellow Canadians CRYPTOPSY and GORGUTS, especially one when considers that the full frontal aggression ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Parts Ways With Guitarist MIKE TURNER

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have parted ways with guitarist Mike Turner. According to a posting on the band's web site, "This will in NO way interfere with the new album. We will move on as a band, and all plans for recording the new album in early 2007 are still set." As ...

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PYREXIA, AEON, DECREPIT BIRTH: European Tour Cancelled

The previously announced European tour featuring PYREXIA, AEON, DECREPIT BIRTH, and INHERIT DISEASE has been cancelled. Commented DECREPIT BIRTH guitarist Matt Sotelo in an online posting, "The booking company called off the tour due to the fact that dates were not getting finalized and time was running out. I'm really bummed, we were getting ready... ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: New Album Title Announced

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Sotelo of the Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH has issued the following update: "The new [DECREPIT BIRTH] album will be called 'Diminishing Between Worlds'. This album will be a step in more of a melodic and progressive direction yet still have a heavy dose of technical brutality. Very reminiscent of bands ...

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CYNIC Drummer Comments On Reunion Plans

Drummer Sean Reinert of the long-defunct Florida-based band CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — has commented on the group's plans to embark a reunion tour in the spring/summer of 2007, beginning with possible U.S. warm-up performances and culminating in a number of ...

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AUGURY Guitarist's Instrumental Project To Feature Artwork By VOIVOD's AWAY

AUGURY guitarist Mathieu Marcotte is currently recording an instrumental solo album called "Humanoid". This acoustic-space-metal project with varied influences such as CYNIC, PINK FLOYD and OPETH, will feature guest appearances by Forest (AUGURY, QUO VADIS, ATHERETIC) on fretless bass and ChaotH (UNEXPECT) on bass. The cover artwork will be a creation from Michel "Away" Langevin ...

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It's Official: CYNIC To Reunite For European Festival Appearances, Possible U.S. Dates

Long-defunct Florida-based band CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has confirmed plans to embark a reunion tour in the spring/summer of 2007, beginning with possible U.S. warm-up performances and culminating in a number of festival appearances across Europe (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Checks In From Korea

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Finally got some time out of the hectic schedule to issue a website update from the luxurious bar of our hotel in Korea. The tour has been a truly phenomenal experience so far, and we want to extend a ...

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AGHORA Hard At Work On Second Album With Producer NEIL KERNON

Miami, Florida-based progressive metal band AGHORA is currently recording its second album, "Formless", with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) for a November release. Diana Serra's vocals are being tracked in guitarist Santiago Dobles' home studio in Miami, Florida. The sessions are expected to last about a week. Mixing will be done in ...

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COPROFAGO Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Chile's COPROFAGO has inked a deal with Candlelight Records. COPROFAGO was formed in Santiago on June of 1993 by Sebastián Vergara (guitar, vocals) and Pablo Alvarez (guitar), plus two friends of theirs. With that young lineup (all still at school), the band recorded a standard death metal demo that sold out immediately, getting also the ...

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CYNIC To Reunite For European Festival Appearances, Possible U.S. Dates

Long-defunct Florida-based band CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, is rumored to be planning a reunion tour in the spring/summer of 2007, beginning with possible U.S. warm-up performances and culminating in a number of festival appearances across Europe. Although there has been no official ...

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