DARKANE To Begin Recording Next Month

Swedish thrashers DARKANE will enter the studio October 1 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Expanding Senses", tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. In other news, the band are scheduled to play this year's Aalborg festival, set to take place November 5-6 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other acts confirmed for ...

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GOATSNAKE, INTERNAL VOID, ABDULLAH To Appear On SAINT VITUS Tribute CD

GOATSNAKE, INTERNAL VOID and ABDULLAH are among the artists contributing tracks to the upcoming SAINT VITUS tribute album, "A Timeless Tale…", due in October through RavenMoonRecords. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. INTERNAL VOID – "Prayer for the Masses" 02. NORTHWINDS – "Clear Windowpane" 03. GOATSNAKE – "Burial at Sea" ...

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THE KOVENANT To Enter Studio This Winter

Norway's THE KOVENANT will enter the studio this winter to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), tentatively due mid-2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. "We are now set with all guns blazing towards completing the most exciting, surprising, energetic and accomplished KOVENANT record so far," the band write on their ...

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IZZY STRADLIN Joins VELVET REVOLVER Onstage At Italian Festival

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined VELVET REVOLVER onstage at the Independent Days festival in Bologna, Italy Sunday night (Sept. 5) for a rendition of GNR's "It's So Easy". According to one attendee, Izzy had been hanging out in the backstage area unrecognized by most people, wearing sandals, black pants and a black ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Fumes Over STP Sticker Slight

People.co.uk reports that VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland freaked out during a CD signing session at the Piccadilly Virgin Megastore on Friday (September 3) in London after seeing a sticker on the band's CD which said, "Featuring members of GUNS N' ROSES," but contained no mention of Weiland's old band, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Weiland demanded ...

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SLASH Discusses His MCFARLANE Toy

BBC Radio 1 spoke to guitarist Slash backstage before the VELVET REVOLVER gig in London on Thursday night (Sept. 2). Asked about the Slash figure that is being developed by McFarlane Toys (the same company that has previously produced toys for OZZY OSBOURNE and KISS), Slash responded, "It's not an action figure, you know, I ...

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THUNDRA Sign With NEW AEON MEDIA

Norwegian metallers THUNDRA, featuring former members of EINHERJER and ENSLAVED, have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media subsidiary New Aeon Media. The group, who were previously signed to Spinefarm Records, are completing work on their sophomore album at Black Dimension studio for an early 2005 release. The group's 2003 demo (featuring the cuts "On Thorns", ...

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