AC/DC: U.K. Reissues Delayed

According to AC-DC.net, the Epic/Sony reissues AC/DC's "Ballbreaker" (1995) and "Stiff Upper Lip" (2000) albums in the U.K. have been pushed back to August 23. No reason was given for the delay. Both albums will be presented in digipak format, similar to last year's reissues, with extensive new booklets, including liner notes by ...

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KROKUS In Pre-Production For New Album

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have entered the studio (photo) to begin pre-production for their follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block", tentatively due in early 2005. "Today they made a first selection of ... 30 songs!" reads a posting on the band's web site. "Some great material! We will keep you informed over ...

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EXTOL Book Studio Time

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL will enter Toproom Studio in Norway on Monday, August 2 to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled "Gloriana". "As many of you may know, this is the same studio we used for 'Synergy' and so we're once again looking forward to work with Herr Børge Finstad," the band ...

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AMORAL Sign New Record Deal

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have signed a new deal with Spikefarm Records following their split with the U.K.'s Rage of Achilles "due to financial problems," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Both the label and the band agreed that Rage of Achilles didn't have the resources to take AMORAL to the ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer To Open For KING'S X

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Dario Seixas - bass) will be opening for KING'S X on Friday, October 22 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA and on Sunday, October 24 at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. $15 discounted advance tickets ...

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Judge Issues Warrant For SCOTT WEILAND's Arrest

A bench warrant has been issued for Scott Weiland's arrest after the VELVET REVOLVER singer did not appear at a probation status hearing on Friday (July 30), according to MTV.com. Weiland's lawyer characterized the warrant as a technicality and called it standard practice when a hearing is rescheduled, noting that the hearing has been pushed ...

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SPIRIT DISEASE Sign With VORTEX MOTIONS RECORDS

Finnish death/thrash band SPIRIT DISEASE have signed a deal with Vortex Motions Records. The deal will cover the group's upcoming "Redemption Denied" mini-CD and it contains an option for SPIRIT DISEASE's subsequent full-length album. Formed in September 2002, SPIRIT DISEASE's members have over a decade of experience in metal music. "Redemption Denied" will feature six ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Rehearsing With New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS are currently rehearsing with an as-yet-undisclosed rhythm guitarist with the hopes of recruiting him as the full-time replacement for the recently departed Motvind (a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen). 'We had a party with the dude and if his skills on the guitar are as great as the guy himself we got a winner," ...

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