GRIFFIN: No Holds Barred

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have set "No Holds Barred" as the title for their forthcoming CD third full-length album, which will be recorded this July at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway under the co-production guidance of CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. Among the songs set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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CLUTCH: Live Recording Posted Online

A live version of CLUTCH's "Brazenhead", featuring a special guest appearance by SPIRITUAL BEGGARS keyboardist Per Wiberg, has been posted online at this location. The track, which was mixed by "Phat D", was at recorded the London stop of the two bands' most recent "Monstergroove 2003" European tour. ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist To Appear On TIWANAKU Debut

ROB ROCK axeman Rick Renstrom will be recording guitar solos for the debut CD from TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The as-yet-untitled effort is tentatively set to surface before the end of the year through Season Of Mist ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE: Italian Tour Dates Announced

Italy's MERENDINE ATOMICHE have lined up the following live shows during the coming months: May 30 - Brenta Selvaggio – Fontaniva, ITA Jun. 06 - Patrorock - Cittadella, ITA Jun. 12 - Open Air - Villa del Conte, ITA Jun. 20 - Sitting Bull - Certosa, ITA Jun. 21 - The Field - Carpaneto, ITA ...

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Hungary's SUMMER ROCKS 2003 Festival Gets Upgraded

Due to overwhelming demand, the venue for the first day of this year's Summer Rocks 2003 Festival in Budapest, Hungary has been moved to the 15,000-capacity Kisstadion. The second day of the festival will be held, as planned, at the 6,000-capacity Petofi Hall Open Air. The complete lineup of artists scheduled to perform at Summer ...

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No METALLICA For DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: Promoter

The organizers of the U.K.'s Download Festival have issued a statement denying rumors that METALLICA will make a surprise appearance at the festival this weekend. The statement from Clear Channel, the promoters of the Download Festival, reads as follows: "We are huge fans at Download and would be honored to have them performing at our ...

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GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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