MORTAL SIN Finalizing Material For Upcoming Album

Australia's MORTAL SIN have begun writing the final six songs for their upcoming CD, "Far From Extinction". The band, who are currently unsigned, hope to enter the studio in November or December for an early 2005 release. MORTAL SIN have already showcased the first five of the new songs at recent live shows, and three ...

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IMPIOUS: New Album Samples Posted Online

Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have changed the title of their fourth full-length album to "Hellucinate" from the previously announced "Hellucinations". The follow-up to 2002's "The Killer" was recorded at Studio Mega with producer Valle Adzic and was mixed by Chris Silver and Valle Adzic. Audio samples from the album are currently available for download from the ...

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Reunited Thrashers HALLOWS EVE To Release New Single

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be issuing a new single, "Evil Offerings", later this month. The single, the group's first official release in 16 years, features founding members Tommy Stewart on bass and vocals, and Skullator on guitar and lead vocals, along with Brandon Ottinger on guitar and Dane Jensen on drums. "Evil Offerings" ...

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VINCE NEIL: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will be embarking on a U.K. tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 17 - Astoria - London, UK Nov. 18 - Town & Country Club - Bradford, UK Nov. 19 - JB's - Dudley, UK Nov. 20 - City Live Arena - Newport, UK Nov. 21 ...

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F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist Schedules Arizona Gigs

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will be performing at the Venue of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, September 11. The group are also expected to make a live appearance at Coconuts in Tucson, ...

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MEGADETH To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is expected to be the featured guest on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" airing on Saturday, September 11. In other news, a spokesperson for MEGADETH has rejected Internet reports that FOZZY has been selected to open for MEGADETH on their upcoming U.S. tour. "FOZZY is just one of the bands MEGADETH is in ...

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LULLACRY: New Single Streamed Online

Finland's hard rockin' quintet LULLACRY have posted their new single, "Fire Within", in streaming Real Audio format at this location. "Fire Within" is the title track of LULLACRY's new EP, available now at the band's remaining U.S. shows with NIGHTWISH, the Century Media web site, and at select record stores. The CD, which ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With Singer

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with singer Paul Dahlmann. A replacement vocalist has yet to be announced. The band, who split with Breaker Records (the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider) earlier in the year, recently announced the addition of drummer Stefan Jung to the group's ranks. "At the moment we are ...

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RAGE Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski has completed work on his new solo CD, "Majesty & Passion". "It was a real challenge to get a sound after mixing [that] came close to Victor's expectation," reads a posting on Smolski's web site. "Imagine, more then 20 well known international guests were co-operating on 'Majesty & Passion'. With the ...

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