MORTAL SIN Reform!

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are back! The 2004 lineup features original members Mat Maurer on vocals, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, alongside ex-ADDICTIVE guitarists Joe Buttigieg and Mick Sultana. The band will play their first gig in many years on March 5 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, with ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New GARBAGE Album

Former NIRVANA/QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE drummer Dave Grohl has recorded a guest appearance on the track "Bad Boyfriend" for the forthcoming GARBAGE album, tentatively due later in the year, according to NME.com. The collaboration also meant a reunion for Grohl and GARBAGE sticksman Butch Vig, who produced NIRVANA's legendary "Nevermind". In a posting on ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Back With Fresh 'Noises'

25 years after the emergence of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, TYGERS OF PAN TANG are back with a new studio album, "Noises From The Cat House". The album, out now on Communiqué Records, was mixed by the band's longtime producer, Chris Tsangarides, famed for his production work with, among others, ...

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WAR & PEACE Sign With Z RECORDS

Jeff Pilson's (DOKKEN, MSG, DIO, WILD HORSES) WAR & PEACE have signed a deal with Z Records. The band's new album, "The Walls Have Eyes", is scheduled for release in April. "The Walls Have Eyes", which features a guest appearance by guitarist Alex Masi, contains the following track listing: 01. Calling 02. Reflections 03. No ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Name New Album

Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS have set "Hellbound" as the title of their fourth album, due in May through Germany's AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "The Third Prophecy" was recorded at Roasting House studios in Malmö, Sweden and contains "a lot of new elements," according to guitarist Jake Fredén. "[The CD is] more heavy, more ...

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CAGE Cancel PIORNO ROCK Appearance

Fugitive Records recording artists CAGE have been forced to cancel their appearance at the 2004 Piorno Rock festival, held on February 28 in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The band called off their appearance at the festival due to the recent disclosure that a family member has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Despite the Piorno Rock ...

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Magazine: OZZY To 'Bite The Dust' In Nine Years

Ozzy Osbourne will live another nine years before "biting the dust," according to a magazine report. In the Blender magazine article "When Will Your Favorite Rock Star Die?", out on newsstands next week, gerontologist Dr. David Demko attempts to project the death dates of musicians, based on their lifestyles. Whitney Houston gains five for being ...

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MANNHAI To Release Third Album In March

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have set "The Exploder" as the title for their third album, due in Finland on March 22 through Ranch Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Evil Under the Sun" was mixed at Soundtracks studio in Helsinki with ...

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ASESINO Launch Official Web Site

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), have launched their official web site at this location. The group's current lineup is completed by SADISTIC INTENT drummer Emilio Marquez. ...

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