MEMORY GARDEN Begin Recording New Album

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Carnage Carnival", for an early 2004 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Some of the recording will take place in our own studio Annoying Sound Factory and some of it in [producer] Mike [Wead]'s ...

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THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Announce Upcoming Live Appearances

THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 15 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge Dec. 06 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was ...

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ROB ROCK And FIREWIND To Tour Japan

Rob Rock (Ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) and his solo band RAGE OF CREATION will be teaming up with FIREWIND, the band featuring acclaimed guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE), for a short Japanese tour in January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 21 - Osaka, JAP @ Banana Hall Jan. 22 - Tokyo, JAP ...

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METALLICA Cancel South American & Japanese Dates, Cite 'Physical And Mental Exhaustion'

METALLICA have cancelled their previously announced South American tour due to "physical and mental exhaustion," it was announced today. The group's Japanese trek, which was to follow immediately the South American dates, is also believed to be affected by the cancellation. According to the band's Argentine promoter, CIE Presenta, an official announcement will be made ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He's Regained Control Of His Health

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with MTV.com Thursday (october 16) to discuss the "shakes" that have plagued him for decades, causing him to stammer, stutter and shuffle around with a walk that grew increasingly hunched over and motor functions that only seemed to be getting worse. "I swear on my wife and my children's lives that ...

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NILE: New Video To Be Shown On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Relapse Records recording artists NILE will see their new video — for the song "Sarcophagus" — premier on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2. The conceptual "Sarcophagus" video, from NILE's heralded "In Their Darkened Shrines" album, was directed and filmed by acclaimed director Darren ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Rainmaker' Single To Surface In Late November

The IRON MAIDEN song "Rainmaker" from their latest album "Dance Of Death" will be released as the band's next European single on Monday, November 24. "Rainmaker", written by Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson, will be released in three special formats, with exclusive bonus tracks: CD Single: 01. Rainmaker 02. Dance of Death (Orchestral ...

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AMORPHIS To Utilize Session Drummer On Upcoming Tour

AMORPHIS drummer Jan Rechberger won't be able to join the rest of the band on the upcoming "Far From The Sun" tour due to an accident in his family, according to a post on the band's web site. Replacing him for the tour will be Atte Sarkima from VERENPISARA. Upcoming AMORPHIS tour dates: Oct. 22 ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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