MEGADETH: Official Message Boards Re-Open

After two years of virtual inactivity, MEGADETH have reopened their official discussion forums at Megadeth.com. Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "Well it only seemed fitting since there is all this scuttlebutt going around, regarding 'all-things-mega,' that MEGADETH reopen its Official Bulletin Boards here at Megadeth.com. "I hope you will feel at home here ...

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MASQUERADE: New Studio CD, Live DVD On The Way

Swedish hard rockers MASQUERADE have announced plans to release a new album in co-operation with Sorcery Studios. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Flux" (Metal Blade) is scheduled for a spring/summer release and will probably be followed by a live DVD this summer. No further information is available at this time. ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Appear On Swedish Radio

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL will be appearing on the Swedish radio show "P3 Rock" (web site) on Thursday, January 29 at 22:10. There will be a short interview and also some songs from the new CD, "Source". "Source" was released late last month through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT To Explore Historical Events On Upcoming CD

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT are currently working on new material for their second CD, tentatively titled "The Bloody Fields Of History", due later in the year through Cold Blood Industries. Among the songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "The Apotheosis" are the following (along with the lyrical concept, ...

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CAMP FREDDY Begin Recording Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), entered a Los Angeles studio last week to begin recording ...

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Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Tour With FIVE FIFTEEN

Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson will play a couple of dates as a special guest with FIVE FIFTEEN in Scandinavia at the end of February. FIVE FIFTEEN are out promoting their new album, "The Sensational Five Fifteen", with the line-up of Mika Jarvinen (guitar & vocals), Saana Koskinen (vocals & flute), Matti Salovaara ...

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NAGLFAR Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's ...

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GODSMACK To Release Acoustic EP In March

GODSMACK's all-acoustic "The Other Side" EP finally will hit shelves March 16. The set originally was intended to drop last fall. "We haven't put it out yet because 'Faceless' still has legs and we didn't want to interrupt the momentum," singer Sully Erna told MTV.com. "['The Other Side'] will keep GODSMACK in the public eye ...

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