EUROPE: In Mixing Mode

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE are currently mixing their much-anticipated new studio album, tentatively due later in the year. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise" was produced by Kevin Elson, who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum "Final Countdown" release (1986). In other EUROPE-related news, guitarist John ...

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KALMAH Announce New Keyboardist

Finland's KALMAH have announced the addition of keyboardist Marco Sneck (POISONBLACK) to the group's ranks. "When Pasi [Hiltula] decided to leave the band, we seriously thought to go on without a keyboard player, but after couple of months we gave Marco a shot," the group write on their web site. "He got us to realize ...

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GLUECIFER To Release New Single

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER will release a new single, "Here Come The Pigs", from their current album, "Automatic Thrill", through Sony in Norway. Included on the single will be two bonus tracks, "Next To You" by THE POLICE and a classic live version of "Black Book Lodge", recorded live in Bergen on May 1. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MuchMoreMusic will be airing an hour-long GUNS N' ROSES special, "The Story of...Guns N' Roses", on Friday, May 28 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The show synopsis reads as follows: "GUNS N' ROSES brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. Despite releasing only 4 studio albums, they would sell millions of records ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Guitarist Joins VINCE NEIL

Jason Hook, guitarist for Vince Neil's (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band to join pop singer Hilary Duff. Replacing him in Neil's group will be ADLER'S APPETITE axeman Keri Kelli. "European fans should take note that this means Keri will not be touring with ADLER'S APPETITE on their upcoming European tour," reads a posting on Keri's web ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Checks In From The Road

GOD FORBID guitarist "Doc" Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, brothas and sistas! Doc here from GOD FORBID checking in from the road. Sorry it's been so long between updates, but it gets hectic on tour and hard to get ample time at a computer. "First off, ...

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EXTOL Split With Guitarists ESPEVOLL And BORUD

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have parted ways with guitarists Christer Espevoll and Ole Borud. Commented vocalist Peter Espevoll: "My brother (Christer) and Ole decided to leave the band a couple of months ago. At first it came as a shock, although we understand their reasons for leaving, but still it was sad to lose ...

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NOMINON Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have parted ways with bassist Lenny Blade. Lenny "will be concentrating on his other bands INCINERATOR and BULLET," according to a posting on the NOMINON's official web site. "And with Lenny out of the band Jonas Mattsson (guitar/vocals) couldn't find any reason to stay in the band either. He asked for ...

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