BUTTONHOOK Enter Studio To Record New Album

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, will enter the studio on November 1 to begin recording their next full-length album. Producing the CD will be Jimmi Bleacher, former singer of Geffen recording artists SALTY DOG. An early 2005 release through an as-yet-undetermined label is ...

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FATAL SMILE Schedule Showcase Gig In Stockholm

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will play a special showcase gig at the Kool Kat Club in Stockholm on December 3. The group's set list for the show will consist almost entirely of songs from their upcoming album, "Neo-Natural Freaks". As previously reported, the recording sessions for "Neo-Natural Freaks" took place at ...

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WHITESNAKE Perform In Dublin: Photos Available

WHITESNAKE performed live in concert at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday (Oct. 27). Check out pictures from Rex Features. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording New Album

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed the recording process for their new album, "The Pale Haunt Departure", and the tapes have been shipped off to the Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) for the mixdown. "Recording took about a week longer than originally planned due to the amount of detail we chose ...

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GRIFFIN: New Album To Be Mixed By KING DIAMOND Guitarist

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN will enter Godt Selskap studios in Trondheim, Norway before the end of the year to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due next spring/summer via FaceFront Records. The follow-up to last year's "No Holds Barred" will be mixed by Andy LaRoque (KING DIAMOND) at his Los Angered Studio in Gothenborg, Sweden ...

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SUN CAGED Guitarist Commences Work On New Solo Album

Guitarist Marcel Coenen of the Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED is currently working on a new solo album. "A few songs have been written already," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The album will be quite different from 'Guitartalk' since it will feature songs with vocals. The mix will be 50/50. Marcel found ...

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IMPERANON Guitarist Collaborates With Keyboardist RISTO KUPIAINEN: Audio Available

Guitarist Aleksi Sihvonen of Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON recently recorded a song called "Pentatonic School" with a young and talented keyboardist by the name of Risto Kupiainen. You can download the track here. For more information about Risto, visit www.speedpianosoolo.cjb.net. As previously reported, IMPERANON recently parted ways with guitarist Lauri ...

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DANKO JONES To Release First Spoken-Word Album

Canadian rocker Danko Jones will release his first spoken-word album, "The Magical World Of Rock", on November 22 via Bad Taste Records. The album was recorded in Norway and Sweden in August 2004 during Jones' first spoken-word tour. In other news, Danko Jones has lined up more spoken-word dates during November. Confirmed dates so far ...

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