CRUSADE: Upcoming Shows Announced

Brooklyn, New York-based CRUSADE, featuring former BREAKDOWN/SUBZERO bassist Lawrence Susi on lead vocals, have lined up the following shows during January/February: Jan. 02 - Otto's Shrunken Head – New York, NY Jan. 12 - Manitobas Bar – New York, NY Feb. 05 - Continental – New York, NY CRUSADE's seven-song debut EP, "The Beauty Within ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Embark On European Tour In February

Germany's SKEW SISKIN, the high-octane rock 'n' roll band fronted by Nina C. Alice, will be back on the road late February/March 2004 for approximately 14 shows, starting in Germany and heading into France. Confirmed cities and dates will be announced soon. SKEW SISKIN's new single, "The Goddess", is scheduled for release in January in ...

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GOTTHARD To Release DVD, Live Album In 2004

Switzerland's GOTTHARD have announced plans to release a DVD and two-disc live album in 2004. No further information is available at this time. GOTTHARD's last studio album, "Human Zoo", was released in February. The CD, which marked the first time the group had worked without longtime collaborator, songwriter/producer Chris Von Rohr (ex-KROKUS bassist), was produced ...

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SKINDRED To Begin Demoing New Material In February

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, will begin demoing fresh new tracks for their second release in February. There is currently no date set for the band to go into the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Babylon". Among the cuts set to appear on the forthcoming CD are ...

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AXAMENTA Record New Promo CD

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, spent time in the recording studio this past weekend recording three songs for a promo release, which the band describe as "16 minutes of neo-classical horror-metal." The effort, which is scheduled to be mixed and mastered within the next few weeks, will be "unlike ...

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'LED ZEPPELIN DVD' Sales In The U.S. Pass Half-Million Mark

LED ZEPPELIN's double-disc DVD, entitled simply "Led Zeppelin DVD", has sold 525,000 copies so far this year in the U.S., according to the New York Times. Released in May by Atlantic Records, "Led Zeppelin DVD" achieved by far the highest-ever first-week and single-week sales for a music DVD, its 120,000 SoundScan figure doubling the previous ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Realigns With The Group's Original Guitarist

DROPBOX, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's first signing to Re-Align/Republic/Universal Records, will release their self-titled debut album March 2, 2004. DROPBOX formed in 2002, after Erna introduced Lee Richards, GODSMACK's original guitarist, to vocalist John Kosco. Erna says "I had met this vocalist John Kosco backstage at one of my shows in New York. I put ...

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SALEM: DVD Details Revealed

Israeli death metallers SALEM have revealed the details of their upcoming DVD, "Live Demise", due in early 2004. "Live Demise" will feature the following, according to the group's web site: * Full-length concert filmed on July 9, 2003 at Barbie in Tel Aviv (presented in 5.1, 2.0 and DTS mixes). * Seven promotional videos: 01. ...

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STRATOVARIUS, HELLOWEEN Drummers Guest On DER BOTE CD

Former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael and current HELLOWEEN skinsman Stefan Schwarzmann have recorded guest appearances for the solo project of FEUERENGEL frontman Boris, dubbed DER BOTE. The band's debut album, which has yet to be officially released, features Jörg on six songs ("Intro", "Einsam", "Todgeweiht", "Vorbei", "Kalt" and "2003") and Stefan on three ("Ich Bin ...

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