HADES ALMIGHTY Drummer Makes Guest Appearance On AETERNUS CD

HADES ALMIGHTY drummer Remi has recorded a guest appearance on the track "The Trident" on the upcoming AETERNUS album, "A Darker Monument", which is currently being laid down at Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. "This song has one steady rhythm," explained AETERNUS on ...

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LINKIN PARK To Get 'Heavier' On Sophomore Effort

LINKIN PARK have set a March 2003 release date through Warner Bros. Records for their much-anticipated follow-up to the group's 2000 eight-times-platinum debut, "Hybrid Theory". The as-yet-untitled album, which is once again being produced by LINKIN PARK rapper Mike Shinoda and Don Gilmore, is said to feature a "heavier" musical direction than the group's prior ...

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ZIMMER'S HOLE Part Ways With Keyboardist

ZIMMER'S HOLE, the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, have parted ways with keyboardist Will Campagna, who "has left the band for other commitments," according to Simon. The band are currently seeking a replacement. In other news, ZIMMER'S HOLE have commenced the songwriting process for their next ...

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INSANIA Set Release Date For 'Fantasy'

Swedish melodic metallers INSANIA will release their third album, "Fantasy", on Feb. 3, 2003 through No Fashion Records in Europe. In related news, INSANIA frontman Ola Halén has lined up a two-night stint with his cover band at Pub Anchor in Stockholm on Dec. 13-14. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer, Guitarist Line Up Outside Appearances

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice makes a "special guest" appearance on Italian guitarist Tolo Marton's new double live CD, "Dal Vero". The album, which was recorded in 2001/2002, features Paice on live renditions of the JIMI HENDRIX classics "Stone Free" and "Hey Joe". In related news, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse will embark on a ...

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SPINESHANK: The Curse Is Back!

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "The SPINESHANK curse is back!!!! We had a string of bad luck this week...First of all, everybody has been sick. I was sick for about 2 weeks, and Mike, Rob, Gggarth, ...

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L/P Ink Deal With SPITFIRE RECORDS

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are about to sign a domestic deal with Spitfire Records and "we're over-the-top excited about it," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "A final release date has yet to be named, but my guess is March or April, shouldn't ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Worst Teeth In The U.K.

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Rockasaurus Ozzy Osbourne and former Spice Girl Melanie C. have been voted by their countrymen as having the very worst teeth in the United Kingdom. In a survey commissioned by the British makers of a new electric toothbrush, Mel C. and Ozzy ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Drummer DAVE GROHL: 'I Won't Read KURT's Diaries'

Not everyone wants to read Kurt Cobain's diaries. Cobain's ex-NIRVANA bandmate Dave Grohl is not interested in ever reading the tome. "Well, I'm just saying that I wouldn't read it," Grohl told VH-1 satellite radio's Maria Chambers. "I might pick up a crazy biography of Little Richard's life or something like that, but a friend, ...

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