STRATOVARIUS: New Song Posted Online

A brand new STRATOVARIUS track, titled "I Walk To My Own Song", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (file size: 3.6 MB). "I Walk To My Own Song" comes off the Finnish neo-classical metallers' forthcoming CD, "Elements Part 2", due on October 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, ...

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SLAYER Box Set To Surface In November

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set "The Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" will finally surface on November 11. The set will include album tracks, live material and soundtrack contributions. "We still have to sit down and talk about how to set up the discs," bassist/vocalist Tom Araya told Rolling Stone. "We have soundtrack songs that haven't been ...

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Singer AMY LEE Helps Give EVANESCENCE Substance

Joel Francis of The Kansas City Star reports that EVANESCENCE singer "Amy Lee is a rare person in rock music: a woman fronting a hard-rock band, and a rising musician who cares more about her songs than her album sales. "Her band, EVANESCENCE, is an unusual rock band. In the age of homogeneous radio playlists, ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Hard At Work On First Studio Album In 10 Years

Reunited thrash metal band NUCLEAR ASSAULT are currently recording their first new studio album in 10 years at the studios of Timothy Koukos, head of Screaming Ferret Wreckords, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, guitarist Erik Burke, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans are putting the finishing touches on their latest songs. Some ...

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BLACK DOG THEORY Seek Bassist

BLACK DOG THEORY, the new London-based band formed by former REAL TV/GRAND THEFT AUDIO vocalist Jay Butler and ex-THE WILDHEARTS/GRAND THEFT AUDIO drummer Ritch Battersby, are seeking a bassist/backing vocalist in their 20s to complete their lineup. Interested parties should e-mail their details to [email protected] ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES To Enter The Studio In November

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES will enter the studio in November to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Shadowland", tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Working songtitles include "Against the World", "New World Messiah", and "The Icon". The group's bassist Nils Eriksson has previously described the new material as "pretty much like ...

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