IRON MAIDEN: New Album Mastered

IRON MAIDEN have finished mastering the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. The following is producer Kevin Shirley's latest posting to his official web site: "Woah - New York is such a fun city and now I'm in 'clear air chop' on a very bumpy teeth-rattling ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Tour With TED NUGENT

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) will be joining TED NUGENT on his upcoming North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, who has prior European touring commitments with WHITESNAKE. As previously reported, TED NUGENT will team up with ZZ TOP for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin ...

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DOWNSET Cancel European Tour

DOWNSET, the Los Angeles-based rap-metallers, have been forced to cancel their European tour, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Rey Oropeza is suffering from strep throat and doctors have ordered him to rest for at least four to six weeks. Oropeza's throat infection occurred after the recording of their new album, "Universal". Guitarist Ares says: "The new ...

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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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PAPA ROACH's SHADDIX On Impact Of War

As the Iraq war debate rages on, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix said he doesn't know what to think about the politics of the conflict. However, as a veteran's son, he's got first-hand knowledge of how war affects those on the homefront. "I just don't know what to think," he admitted. "It just sucks because ...

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IN FLAMES Finalize EP Track Listing

Sweden's IN FLAMES have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming EP, "Trigger", due shortly through the Nuclear Blast label. It is as follows: 01. Trigger (single Edition) 02. Watch Them Feed (new song) 03. Land Of Confusion (GENESIS cover) 04. Cloud Connected (Club Connected Remix) 05. Moonshield (C64 Karoke Version) In other news, the ...

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