GRIMFIST Begin Work On New Material

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL/current HYPOCRISY drummer Horgh, are currently working on songs for their second album, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005 through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ghouls of Grandeur" "will become a beast unlike none other," the band promise in their latest newsletter. "We will slay with this release, ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Touring Band!

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE) will be joining YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the North American leg of his "Attack!! Tour 2004", which is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing alongside Malmsteen and Sarzo for the duration of the trek will be Doogie White (vocals, ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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DEATH ANGEL: New Album Details Revealed

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set "The Art of Dying" as the title of their much-anticipated comeback album, due on April 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF Soundworks studios in San Francisco, California with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD) ...

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LAKE OF TEARS To Enter Studio This Weekend

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS will enter the studio on Friday, February 13 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", entitled "Black Brick Road". "The album cover will be done by the brilliant artist Kristian Wåhlin, who [has] painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except 'Forever Autumn'," according to a post ...

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VENOM Begin Work On New Album

British "black metal" pioneers VENOM have commenced work on the follow-up to 2000's "Resurrection", according to a post at the VENOM fan site Site Of The Hydra. "Cronos and Antton have arisen from Darkest Hell, and are due to start rehearsals and record new demos, etc, in the coming weeks. As ye freaks will know, ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Names Solo CD

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has set "Suspended Animation" as the title of his new solo album, tentatively due later in the year. No further details are available at this time. DREAM THEATER are scheduled to wrap a European headlining tour Thursday (Feb. 12) at Oporto Coliseum in Oporto, Portugal. The group's "An Evening With ...

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LIVING LOUD: Video Clip Available Online

A Quicktime clip of the first video from LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley alongside members of URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, is available for download at this location. The track in question, "In The Name of God", will be included on the band's forthcoming debut album, ...

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