IMMORTAL Side Project GRIMFIST To Release Debut In September

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring IMMORTAL drummer Horgh and ex-IMMORTAL bassist Iscariah, will release their debut album, "Ghouls of Grandeur", in the U.S. on September 23 through Candlelight Records. Together only a short while, GRIMFIST played part to a label bidding match before settling on Candlelight as their official home in late 2002. "Ghouls of ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Debut Release Postponed

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), have been forced to postpone the "official" release of their self-titled debut album "until [they've negotiated] the last distribution contracts into ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Begin Mixing In Late August

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES are on track to complete the recordings for their new album on Monday, July 28 and begin mixing the effort on August 24 in Los Angeles. The band, who are currently recording the follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" at Stockholm's Polar studios with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS ...

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DEFTONES Singer Says He Feels Lucky To Be Touring With METALLICA

T'cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette is reporting that "celebration was in the air as METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium tour rolled into Parc Jean Drapeau yesterday (July 20). For music that is supposedly dark and angry, there were an awful lot of smiles going around. " 'You guys are f--king amazing,' LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce European Tour!

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) will embark on a European tour during October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 18 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo Oct. 19 - Offenbach, GER - Capitol Oct. 21 - Dortmund, GER - ...

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Record Label: IMMORTAL Did Not Split Up!

According to a posting on the Nuclear Blast Records web site, the reports of a split within the ranks of long-running Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL "aren't 100% correct. In fact, IMMORTAL will simply take a long break, as the musicians need to rest a while after 12 months of excessive touring. In the ...

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Album Sales Down, But Hard Rock Rebounds

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that "hard rock took a hard fall in recent years, but the embattled genre may be climbing the comeback trail. "Album sales, down 8.3% from a year ago and certain to register a third year of decline, vary from genre to genre, with jazz and Latin ...

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