RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Concert Date Announced

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the new Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be performing live at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday, June 29. Also set to appear on the bill are SAQ, CHI PROJECT, and INHUMANE. For more information on RESPONSE NEGATIVE, visit the group's official web site ...

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Spokesperson: ACE FREHLEY's Fall Was Not Drug-Related

More information has surfaced regarding the reasons for Ace Frehley's withdrawal from Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp, the event which brings together non-professionals with well-known musicians for a few days of training. According to Launch, the former lead guitarist for KISS fell down the stairs at his home outside New York City on Wednesday (June ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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URKRAFT Sign With VOICE OF LIFE RECORDS

Danish melodic death metallers URKRAFT have signed a deal with Germany's Voice Of Life Records. The band, whose music has been described as an "uncompromising mix of pure death metal, melodies, harsh vocals and enough power to open the gates of hell," will enter the studio in January 2004 to record their debut album, due ...

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MARSHALL LAW To Record New Album

The Birmingham, England-based cult power metal band MARSHALL LAW are recording a brand new studio album, their sixth following on from "Marshall Law", "Powergame", "Law In The Raw", "Metal Detector" and "Warning From History". Last year the band was the subject of a Sanctuary Records retrospective, "Power Crazy", which included archive and previously unreleased demo ...

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SEPULTURA Sign North American Deal With SPV RECORDS

SEPULTURA have officially inked a North American and Australian deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The Brazilian metallers, who were previously signed to SPV only for the European continent, are expected to release their new album, "Roorback", in the U.S. later in the summer. The follow-up to 2001's "Nation" was recorded and mixed by producer Steve Evetts ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce European Festival Appearances

MONSTER MAGNET have announced the following European festival appearances during August: Aug. 28 – Wiessen, AUT @ Two Days A Week Festival Aug. 30 – Piramasenes, GER @ Rock im Wald Festival Aug. 31 – Weeze, GER @ Terremoto Festival As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

Norway's BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The following is the latest recording update from BORKNAGAR drummer Asgeir Mickelson, as posted earlier today (June 22) to the band's official forum: "I've ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Recording Sophomore Album

40 BELOW SUMMER have entered Mirror Image Recordings in New York City with producer David Bendeth (VERTICAL HORIZON, CRASH TEST DUMMIES) to record their sophomore album, due in the fall through Razor & Tie Records (distributed through BMG). The band's manager, Bob McLynn of Crush Music Media, commented on the group's signing with Razor & ...

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LUNARIS Part Ways With Guitarist

Norwegian technical metal outfit LUNARIS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Azarak (a.k.a. Steinar Gundersen of SPIRAL ARCHITECT fame). "Upon the recording of the follow-up to our debut album '… The Infinite', we have to announce that long-time member Azarak is no longer a part of LUNARIS," keyboardist Ray said in an official statement. ...

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