SOIL Recording Acoustic Tracks With DAMAGEPLAN's VINNIE PAUL

SOIL are currently at Chasin Jason studio (owned by Dimebag Darrell of DAMAGEPLAN) in Dallas, Texas recording a few acoustic tracks with producer Vinnie Paul (DAMAGEPLAN) during two days off from the SHINEDOWN/SOIL tour. Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, MERCYFUL FATE, DAMAGEPLAN) is engineering the sessions. More details will be made available soon. ...

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MARDUK To Enter Studio In July

Swedish black metallers MARDUK will enter Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden in mid-July to begin recording their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in November. So far, only one songtitle has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming CD — "Throne of Rats", which the group performed live at the Motala Metal Festival last month. Also ...

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JIMMY PAGE Signature Guitar Sold For $55,000

Billboard.com reports: The first Gibson Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul guitar from Gibson Guitar Corp.'s Custom, Art & Historic Division has been sold for a reported $55,000 to an anonymous buyer. The figure, more than double its suggested list price, is a record for a new, first-run Gibson guitar. Page signed and numbered each of ...

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DESTINY Confirmed For Sweden's METAL MEET FESTIVAL

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have been confirmed for the Metal Meet Festival, a two-day event set to take place July 30-31 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This will be DESTINY's first "real" gig in their hometown since their gig with IN FLAMES way back in early 1999 (not counting their short set at the release party ...

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KORN To Cover PINK FLOYD, NIN On Greatest Hits Album

KORN's upcoming greatest hits collection will include two new cover tunes, according to Launch Radio Networks. The group's versions of PINK FLOYD's "Another Brick In The Wall" and NINE INCH NAILS' "Head Like A Hole" will be featured on the album, which is due out this fall. By coincidence, California goth-punk act A.F.I. has also ...

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KHANG Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

British doom merchants KHANG, featuring former members of SERENITY and DOOM, are presently seeking a new vocalist. The group, who released their last CD, "Worship the Evil", in 2002, parted ways with singer Bryan Outlaw in April due to apparent "musical differences." Interested parties can contact Lee Baines at [email protected] ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Make Live Debut With New Guitarist

HANOI ROCKS will play their first show with new guitarist Stevie Klasson (DIAMOND DOGS) on July 8 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have posted sound clips of their new single, "Keep Our Fire Burning", at their official web site. Check out the title track and "Heaven Is Gonna ...

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