LEATHERWOLF Looking For Vocalist

California metal merchants LEATHERWOLF are currently in the studio working on their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready". After tracking a three-song demo with RACER X frontman Jeff Martin earlier in the year, the band are again looking for a suitable vocalist to complete the new recording. Interested parties (no Geoff Tate clones, please!) ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: New Song Available For Download

A brand new HIGH ON FIRE track, entitled "Devilution", has been posted online at this location. "Devilution" comes off the group's third album, "Blessed Black Wings", due on February 1, 2005 via Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Surrounded By Thieves", "Blessed Black Wings", was recorded with engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, JESUS ...

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BRAINSTORM Finish Recording New Album

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have finished recording their new album, "Liquid Monster", due on April 4, 2005 via Metal Blade Records. The CD "is now in the [mixing stage], and I'm really proud to say, that this album is maybe more exciting then everything else we've done before!" singer Andy B. Franck writes on the ...

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STUCK MOJO To Tour Europe In February

Reunited rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO are set to embark on a short tour of Europe in February. "It looks like the first show will be the 14th of February ([frontman] Bonz' birthday)!" guitarist Rich Ward writes in an online posting. "Remember, none of this is confirmed, but it looks like we will kick the tour ...

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SKID ROW Hard At Work On New Album

According to MelodicRock.com, SKID ROW are hard at work writing material for a new studio album, which they hope to be release by next summer. Bassist Rachel Bolan is also working on a side project dubbed THE QUAZIMOTORS. Rachel says the band is a three-piece with two singers (himself and the guitar player) ...

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NASUM: 'Nothing New To Report'

Sweden's NASUM have posted the following update regarding the group's singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk, who is among the 1,500 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts: "As of midnight Wednesday/Thursday [Dec. 29-30] we have nothing to report about the whereabouts ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Support MEGADETH In Europe

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have been confirmed as the support act for MEGADETH on their upcoming European headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 01 - Dublin, Ireland @ Ambassador Feb. 02 - Belfast, Ireland @ Ulster Hall Feb. 03 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Academy Feb. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy Feb. 05 ...

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