AXEL RUDI PELL To Enter Studio In September

According to a posting on his official web site, German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL will appear at various summer festivals in Europe, like Bang Your Head and Wacken in Germany, and Graspop in Belgium. The plan is for PELL to record the next studio album in September/October for a January 2006 European release via SPV ...

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COLD: New Album To Be Mixed By BEN GROSSE

COLD have selected Ben Grosse (FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE) to mix their new album, "The Calm That Killed a Storm", tentatively due in May via Atlantic Records. The band are currently recording the CD with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Songtitles set to appear on the 11-track effort include "Back Home" (described ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Release New Solo Album In March

InsideOut Music has set a March 15 release date for the third solo album from DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from Italy named Marco Sfogli. The ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Song Available For Download

A brand new TOTAL DEVASTATION track, entitled "Divine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Divine", which features a guest appearance by ROTTEN SOUND singer Keijo "G" Niinimaa, comes off the Finnish death metallers' sophomore album, "Reclusion", due on February 17 via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of ...

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NAGLFAR Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR have signed a worldwide record deal with Century Media Records. Their new album, tentatively titled "Pariah", is currently being recorded at Ballerina Studios in the band's hometown of Umea. A spring release is expected. Although the track listing has not yet been finalized, "Pariah" will contain such tracks as "A Swarm ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Drummer LARRY HOWE Returns To The Fold

San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, according to a posting on the group's web site. An interview with Howe and VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe discussing Larry's return to the fold and what VICIOUS RUMORS have planned for 2005 will be posted on the band's site ...

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ABORTED Complete Work On 'The Archaic Abattoir'

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have finished mixing their new full-length album, "The Archaic Abattoir", at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, PANZERCHRIST, MNEMIC, EKTOMORF, DESTINY). "Indeed, we just received the final mix from Tue and it sounds fucking great!" the band write on their web site. "We're extremely happy about ...

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