AT VANCE: New Song Available For Download

An excerpt of the pre-production/demo version of a new AT VANCE track, entitled "Chained", can be downloaded at this location (mp3, 4 MB). A re-recorded version of "Chained" is expected to surface on AT VANCE's new studio album, tentatively due in early 2005 via AFM Records. AT VANCE's last CD, "The Evil in ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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RAGE Guitarist's Testicle Explodes On Stage

In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com's David Borgioli-Jones, RAGE maniman Peavy Wagner described exactly what happened to guitarist Victor Smolski earlier this year that caused the band to cancel several European shows. An excerpt from the interview follows: Rockdetector.com: How is Victor now? Peavy Wagner: "At first he was really close to death, ...

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SCENES Complete Work On Debut Album

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have completed work on their full-length debut. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, ARK, UFO) at his Area 51 Studio. "Dirk Thurisch (ANGEL DUST, MERCURY TIDE) as ...

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PANTHEON I: New Songs Available For Download

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have uploaded two songs from their upcoming full-length debut, "Atrocity Divine", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Transgression" and "Silent Massacre" at this location. In a recent interview ...

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MAYHEM Documentary Maker Planning Sequel

A sequel to the acclaimed Norwegian/Swedish documentary "Cult of Aggression", focusing on the Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM, is currently in the works. "The first documentary about MAYHEM, 'Cult of Aggression', was about their history — mainly about their music, but, of course, if a band has such a bloody history as MAYHEM, you can't ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist Hard At Work On New Solo Album

Vocalist Clark Brown is currently in the studio with BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recording the follow-up to Butler's 1997 solo release, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner), tentatively titled "Ohmwork". A 2005 release is expected. In the meantime, Clark can be heard on several new tracks from his metal/hardcore band SYMATIC, based out ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer To Perform With OVERKILL

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will be playing a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL this Friday, October 29 for Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween party. The event will take place at The Hard Rock Café, located at 57th St between Broadway and 7th Ave. in New York City. Doors open at 9:30. OVERKILL will ...

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KISS 'Headline Act' To Air On VH1 CLASSIC This Friday

VH1 Classic "Headline Act" presents KISS premiering on Friday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. The half-hour block features an interview with KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from the VH1 Classic studio as well as classic KISS videos from their history-making career. Simmons and Stanley also discuss the goals the band had when they ...

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