CRYSTAL BALL To Enter Studio In February

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will enter the studio in February with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) to begin recording their fifth album, tenatively due next summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to last year's "Hellvetia", which was recorded and mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with Kaufmann. ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2005 European Tour

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH have been added to the ineup of bands performing on the No Mercy Festivals 2005 European tour beginning in early March. Other groups scheduled to appear on the trek are SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DARK FUNERAL, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS and CATARACT. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 - Paris, FRA @ ...

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VALUME NOB: Video Shoot Announced

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, will be filming a video for their song "Boots" on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at The Most High (4040 Tulane Ave.) in New Orleans. Anyone wanting to attend must be at the gate for 2:00 p.m. (sharp). Free beer will be supplied. ...

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JOHN SYKES: Live Album Details Revealed

According to MelodicRock.com, legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) has set "Bad Boy Live" at the title of his upcoming live album, recorded on his brief Japanese tour in April of this year. Joining Sykes in his touring band for the Japanese trek were former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Release Collection Of Early Solo Material

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna will be releasing a collection of previously recorded material, entitled "Artifacts I", via his official web site. Says Belladonna: "This is the first of a two-volume set containing material recorded in 1993. (And if you liked the 'Belladonna' album, you'll love this collection. These are the original recordings.) The artists ...

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