NIGHTWISH To Enter Studio In October

Finland's NIGHTWISH will enter the studio on October 27 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Century Child". The band will once again use their own studio in Kitee to record the drums, bass and keyboards/synths, while the vocals and guitars will be recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox facility. NIGHTWISH hope to complete the recordings ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Issue 'Best Of' Set Through EARACHE

After years of wrangling between NAPALM DEATH and Earache Records, peace finally reigns and the parties are collaborating on a "best of & rarities" two-CD set, "Noise For Music's Sake", due in late summer 2003. Liner notes for the package will be written by NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury. Disc 1 of the set will ...

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LINEA 77 Finalize Track Listing For 'Numb'

Italy's LINEA 77 have completed work on their new album, "Numb", due in Italy on May 16 and throughout the rest of Europe on June 2. The follow-up to 2001's critically-acclaimed "Ketchup Suicide" was recorded at Red House studios in Senigallia with producer Haggis (DUB WAR, SENSER). The complete track listing for the album is ...

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DECEMBER Add Second Guitarist

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER have added a second guitarist in the form of singer Mark Moots. "While at home this month, writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their critically-hailed Earache debut, 'The Lament Configuration', the DECEMBER boys decided to give their sound a boost by handing Moots a guitar and letting ...

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KREATOR Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

KREATOR have set a June 23 European release date for their upcoming double CD/DVD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)" . Band mainman Mille Petrozza spent three full months editing and mixing the material, which is scheduled to surface in the U.S. on July 1. A video clip for the song "Phobia", taken from the forthcoming DVD, ...

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TOMMY LEE Appears In Santa Monica Court: Photos Available

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 8) for the opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the ...

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