AGENT STEEL Prepare To Enter Studio

Reunited California speed metallers AGENT STEEL have finished writing nine new songs for the follow-up to last year's "Order of the Illuminati", tentatively due in 2005. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD are "Curse Reborn", "Hail to the Chief" and "Wash This Planet Clean" (sample mp3). The group plan on writing ...

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SOILWORK: Limited-Edition Version Of New Album To Include Bonus Track

Sweden's SOILWORK have confirmed via their official web site that the limited-edition European/U.S. version of their upcoming album, "Stabbing the Drama", will include a bonus track, entitled "Wherever Thorns May Grow". The Japanese edition will feature "Wherever Thorns May Grow" and an additional bonus cut by the name of "Killed by Ignition". The follow-up to ...

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New BLAZE Guitarist Explains Why He Improvised Guitar Solos

New BLAZE guitarist Oliver "Oli" Palotai (DORO) has posted the following message to the fans on the Planetblaze.com forums: "For the first time in months I had a break from touring and could use my spare time to read through the different sections of the forum. Quite some interesting stuff! Reading some topics, I thought ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce New Studio Album For 2005

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, the Grammy-nominated heavy rockers from North Carolina, will release an aggressive new studio album through Sanctuary Records in early 2005, to be followed by a worldwide tour. Tentatively titled "En los Brazos del Dios" (In the Arms of God), the upcoming album is among the band's heaviest in years. "We all have ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: The Story Behind 'Once In A Million Years'

In a recent online posting, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night explained how she and her fiancé, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), came to record a reworked version of an old German composition for the group's recently released compilation CD, "Beyond the Sunset - The Romantic Collection", which brings together 13 ballads from ...

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DAGOBA To Support SAMAEL In Europe

France's DAGOBA will be supporting SAMAEL on a tour of Scandinavia, Holland, England and Switzerland beginning in late November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock Nov. 28 – Malmö, SWE – KB Nov. 29 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Nov. 30 – Gothenburg, SWE – Musikens Hus Dec. ...

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