ALICE COOPER: Photo Book Due In May

German publisher Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf has announced plans to release an ALICE COOPER photo book in May. Titled "Live On Tour / Studio / Backstage", the book — as the title suggests — will feature pictures taken on the road and behind the scenes. Several photo samples from the book can be found at

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TRISTANIA Complete 'Equilibrium' Video

Norwegian metal band TRISTANIA have finished filming a video for the track "Equilibrium". Director Ralf Strathmann was flown in from Los Angeles to work on this project, which was completed in the old Tou Brewery in Stavanger, Norway. The material is currently in post-production and the video should be available by the end of January. ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Memories' Video Posted Online

WITHIN TEMPTATION's video for the song "Memories" has been posted online at Viva.tv. The "Memories" clip was shot at "an old manor house" near Berlin in early January, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Sharon [den Adel] had to perform in different rooms for almost 24 hours. "The story is ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL To Begin Recording New Album

U.K. black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will enter the studio in January/February to record what will now be the album "Damascus Steel". The track listing got the CD will be as follows: 01. Psalm 666 (intro) 02. Grieving Ghosts of Palestine 03. Creed of Abraham 04. The Hollow Womb of Suicide 05. Sword of ...

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LABYRINTH: 'Freeman' Cover Posted Online

Italian power metallers LABYRINTH have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Freeman", at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "Labyrinth", "Freeman" was recorded at Elnor Studios and is scheduled for release on March 4 via Arise Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. L.Y.A.F.H. 02. Deserter ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's Masters of Rock Festival on July 16 in Vizovice, Czech Republic. This will be MANOWAR's only festival performance in Eastern Europe this summer. Commented MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio: "The Czech Republic is one heavy country filled with serious metal warriors. We plan to scorch the ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Tour With BRYAN ADAMS?

According to a posting on the DEF LEPPARD fan site Satellite of Love, Classic Rock Newswire has reported that DEF LEPPARD will tour with Canadian singer BRYAN ADAMS this summer. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, VH1 DEF LEPPARD biopic, "Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story", is scheduled for a Region ...

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SCENES To Support CORNERSTONE In Europe

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, will support CORNERSTONE (the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White) on several Belgian and German shows beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Vosselar, BEL @ Biebob Jan. 29 – ...

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