ADRIFT To Record Debut EP

ADRIFT, the new "emotive, aggro hard-rock" band featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl, will enter AudioHammer Studios (SUMMON, BURNING INSIDE, CONTROL DENIED, GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) in Sanford, Florida next week to begin recording their debut EP, tentatively due early next year. Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM) will be producing the CD, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Participates In AIDS Documentary

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has participated in an upcoming VH1 documentary, "AIDS: A Pop Culture History", which is scheduled to premiere on December 1. "During our initial conversation, VH1's represenative disclosed the channel intends to commit great resources to the program, so we're all optimistic the show will be great viewing," writes Halford's manager ...

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FEAR FACTORY: Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos taken during the recording sessions for the new FEAR FACTORY album, "Archetype", have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, FEAR FACTORY have officially signed a new record deal with Liquid 8 (parent company of D3 Entertainment) in the U.S. and Roadrunner Records in Europe. "Archetype" is ...

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VANILLA 'FUDGE-d' On MSNBC

On the MSNBC show "Scarborough Country" this past Monday — from The Intrepid in New York City — the host, former congressman Joe Scarborough, had as his guest the members of legendary '60s rock band VANILLA FUDGE. Prior to the interview, the spot was promoted as "Rock band supports the war." In the standard pre-interview, ...

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DIO To Enter Studio In January

The songwriting process for the new DIO record is coming along nicely, and if all goes as planned, the band should be ready to start recording sometime in January 2004, according to a post on the group's web site. In other news, DIO have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist Tells Detractors To 'Fuck Off!'

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Unfortunately my trip was delayed for one day because I had to travel to Orimattila and Lahti. "I am writing this in my beautiful suite in New York after trying to talk some sense to [keyboardist Jens] Johansson. Next ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'I Had To Get Away From COAL CHAMBER'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Farafa recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the breakup of his previous band and his decision to go in a heavier, more aggressive direction with his new outfit. "COAL CHAMBER were a democracy where everybody ran the business together, and it just didn't work," he said. "They didn't want ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'MTV Icon', 'Farewell' Tour Set For 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE's webmaster has addressed the group's persistent reunion rumors with the following message posted on the band's official web site: "MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion tour rumors have been posted all over the Internet the last few days. The reports have the band touring anywhere from this December to sometime in 2004. With all of these ...

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