ONWARD Split Up!

Acclaimed power metallers ONWARD appear to have split up following a parting-of-the-ways with their label, Century Media Records. The following is the official statement on the matter from ONWARD guitarist Toby Knapp (as posted on the group's official web site): "Dear listeners, "In the last few years I've become a person who believes ...

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SILENT FORCE Begin Laying Down Guitar 'Attack'

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, will begin recording the guitar tracks for their third album, "Line Of Attack", today (July 1) at RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski's VPS studio in Hamm, Germany. The follow up to 2001's "Infatuator", which is being produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), is due ...

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OVERKILL Announce First Dates In Support Of 'Killbox 13'

New Jersey thrash metal legends OVERKILL have lined up a handful of regional dates following performances at several esteemed European festivals this month. OVERKILL are supporting their latest album, "Killbox 13", the 13th studio effort from the longstanding band. These shows will be among the first the group are playing since the release of "Killbox ...

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Former AMORPHIS Keyboardist To Play On New MANNHAI CD

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are currently composing and demoing new songs for the follow-up to last year's "Evil Under The Sun" CD, tentatively due in early 2004. Joining the group during the recording sessions for the upcoming album will be ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore album at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" is due in the fall through Sound Pollution Records. The group, who were recently joined by GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill, were previously signed to Cold ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF Name New Album

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF have set "Fields Of Salvation" as the title for their third full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's "On Darker Trails" will contain nine tracks and will be mixed at Jailhouse studios in Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY ...

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EXODUS: In Mixing Mode!

Gary Holt, guitarist for the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.exodusattack.com: "Hey, Gary Holt here with another update for ya! We finished tracking the new record last Tuesday. [Producer] Andy Sneap is back in England beginning mixing [at his Backstage ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE 2003: First Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the 2003 edition of Eastpak Resistance European tour, set to kick off in early November. The trek, which will include performances by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MADBALL, IGNITE, DEATH BY STEREO, ROGER & THE DISASTERS, BACKFIRE! and LENGTH OF TIME, will hit the following cities, among others: Nov. 14 – ...

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AXL ROSE: New Photo Posted Online

The National Enquirer has published a photo of GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose being squeezed by "two hot blonde babes" during a recent outing at Hollywood's Rainbow Bar & Grill. Check it out here. GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", is tentatively due before the end of the year. (Thanks: ...

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