SUN CAGED Announce New Singer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have announced the addition of singer Paul Adrian Villarreal to the group's ranks. "Paul is currently residing in the USA in San Diego (California) but he will be moving to Europe soon," the band write on their web site. "He is a very talented singer and has a wide range ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Single Set To Go To Radio In Early January

JUDAS PRIEST's new single, "Revolution", is scheduled to go for radio adds on January 3. "Revolution" is the first single off the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's singer Rob Halford's first album with the band since 1990's "Painkiller" and was produced by Roy Z, who has previously ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue New Instrumental CD

Former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G has set "Dr. Erector Pili" as the title of his new instrumental CD, tentatively due in April 2005. In other news, Tracy has completed work on the new CD from his DRIVEN project, which is now going under the GOADED moniker (reportedly due to the existence of several other groups ...

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OPUS DRACONIS: New Album Due In January

Portuguese black/death metallers OPUS DRACONIS will release their new album, "Satanic Truth About False Union", on January 31, 2005 via Nemesis Musica. A track off the CD, entitled "The Throne Of Absence (Version II)", can currently be previewed at this location. OPUS DRACONIS is: Lord Dusk - Vocals Aeturnus - Guitar Geryon – ...

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MANES: New EP, Full-Length Album Planned

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, are planning a busy 2005, with the recording of an EP and a new full-lenght album (working title: "Invention - Or How The World Came To An End And Why We Did It"). The EP, titled "[view]", will include two new ...

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DIABOLICUM Scrap Album Recordings

Swedish maniacs DIABOLICUM spent the entire summer in a studio recording their third album, titled "Vengeance (The Matricide)". Unfortunately, the final result did not match their expectations, so they decided to re-record everything from scratch. In the meantime, they composed "killer" new songs and are planning on entering another studio in February 2005. The album ...

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COMMUNIC Film Video For 'Conspiracy In Mind'

Norwegian progressive/power metallers COMMUNIC, featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have posted the following message on their official web site: "It has been a really amazing year for COMMUNIC. One year ago we made our first demo and was unknown of what to come, and during this year we have ...

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