ELVENKING To Release 'Wyrd' In The Fall

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have set "Wyrd" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in the fall through AFM Records. The band used several studios for the recording sessions, including Gernhart Studio in Siegburg, Germany and the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM). The follow-up ...

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HOMO IRATUS Begin Work On New Album

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Apocalypse", tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group, who parted ways with Arctic Music Group at their own request, are laying down 12 tracks at the Rock studio in Thessaloniki, Greece. The tentative track listing for "Apocalypse" is ...

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W.A.S.P.'s 'The Neon God' To Surface In October

W.A.S.P. have set "The Neon God" as the title for their forthcoming concept/opera CD, tentatively due in late October through Sanctuary Records. According to unconfirmed reports, the forthcoming album will be a double record, with the second set arriving around Christmas. No further information is available at this time. ...

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PAPA ROACH To Enter Studio In Late September

PAPA ROACH will enter the studio on September 22 with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", tentatively due in early 2004 through Dreamworks Records. "[Howard] makes huge sounding rock records, and that's what we're going for… just big rock," frontman Jacoby Shaddix recently said. PAPA ...

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CHAOSBREED Drummer Explains Change In Recording Plans

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is Nalle from CHAOSBREED, greetings from Stockholm! Even when we had to cancel our recordings at Sunlight [studios] we didn't want to leave our ferry tickets unused. So instead of CHAOSBREED traveling to Stockholm, the 31th of ...

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Review: KISS, AEROSMITH Aging With Grace

Mary Ethridge of The Beacon Journal reports that Dan Foley, 40, a police officer from Detroit, did his head-banging in 7-inch platform boots at the KISS/AEROSMITH concert at Blossom Music Center Wednesday night (September 3). "He was dressed in full KISS regalia, including the Kabuki-inspired face paint for which the band is famous. Foley was ...

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