SYSTEMATIC: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of pictures taken during a recent SYSTEMATIC photo session have been posted online at this location. SYSTEMATIC's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", was released Tuesday (April 15) through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Release Debut Next Week

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, will release their debut album, "Waltzing Mephisto", on April 22 through Black Lotus Records. The initial release will be made available in a limited-edition (1,500 copies) slip-case, featuring an alternate cover with an embossed logo. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Unveil New Lineup

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) — featuring Michael Schenker (guitars), Chris Logan (vocals), Stu Hamm (bass) and Jeremy Colson (drums) — are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions", scheduled for a June release via Mascot Records in Europe and Shrapnel in the U.S. Guitarist Schenker assembled MSG in the early ...

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ANGEL 13 Showcase For Labels, Post New Music

New York-based ANGEL 13 have posted two recently-recorded demo tracks for download via their official web site at this location. The band, who consist of Luke Brian (vocals), Timothy Falzone (bass), Marcelo Vaz (guitar), and Scott Harris (drums), have been playing out locally and are currently shopping their music to interested major labels, ...

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MS2 Announce Upcoming Dates

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, who feature in their ranks former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have lined up a couple of gigs in early May. They are as follows: May 02 - Topeka, KS @ Bobbie Trap May 03 – Wichita, KS @ Champs Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), ...

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EVANESCENCE: Interview Controversy Leads To Product Recall

EVANESCENCE's record label, Wind-Up Records, has officially recalled the group's products from Christian stores, Christian radio, and Christian charts, citing "recent statements by band members [which] have made it abundantly clear that EVANESCENCE is a secular band." In a letter dated Thursday, April 10, Alan Meltzer, the Chairman and Owner of Wind-Up Records, explained the ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Seeks 'Celebrity Justice'

Sharon Osbourne is set to appear on the television show "Celebrity Justice" Tuesday (April 15), according to MTV.com, to tell her version of how an altercation with a talent agent left her with a fist-size bruise on the left side of her face. "I honestly thought my jaw was broken," Osbourne says on the program. ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Continues Work On Solo CD, Seeks Label Deal

Courtney Love is in France recording a solo album titled "America's Sweetheart" with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release, Billboard has reported. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. Courtney is in talks for a ...

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QUIET RIOT: Tour Dates Announced

QUIET RIOT have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 23 - Liberty, MO @ Liberty Performing Arts Center Apr. 24 - Laughlin, NV @ River Palms Casino Apr. 30 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy May 01-02 - Burley, ID @ The Office May 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ ...

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