AMEN: CASEY CHAOS Box Set Available For Pre-Order

An AMEN/Casey Chaos box set, entitled "Pisstory: A Catalogue of Accidents/A Lifetime of Mistakes", is available for pre-order at CDBaby.com. Having released three albums in the last few years on three separate major labels, as well as two limited-edition, self-released, self-funded, fan club-only CDs, this four-disc do-it-yourself box set comprises 90 tracks and ...

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VINTERSORG To Record New Album Next Year

VINTERSORG mainman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) has issued the following update regarding the group's current activities: "We're working hard on the new material. The songs feel very artistic, some progressive elements are of course there, but it's taken a more symphonic approach. The recording of the piece will take place next year and we're really ...

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Producer: HELLOWEEN To Begin Recording This Month

Acclaimed German producer/engineer Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, RAGE, BLIND GUARDIAN) has posted the following update at his official web site: "Finally we started the pre-production phase of the next HELLOWEEN record about a week ago. The guys are already in songwriting and rehearsal mode since [last] month and are working very hard to shape up ...

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GRIMFIST: New Lineup Revealed

GRIMFIST guitarist Ole Walaunet has issued the following update on the Norwegian band's upcoming activities: "As some of you've noticed, we're confirmed for the Inferno kick-off show in London on the 27th of January. "With regards to the line-up... In early January, Dustin Pearl is coming over from California to join GRIMFIST! An awesome drummer ...

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MNEMIC: New Album To Receive Japanese Release

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC will have their latest album, "The Audio Injected Soul", released in Japan on February 2, 2005 via Soundholic Records. The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. In other news, MNEMIC guitarists Micea Gabriel Eftemie and Rune Stigart ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, ...

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TED NUGENT To Tour With Country Star TOBY KEITH

Billboard.com is reporting that Ted Nugent will join country star Toby Keith for about 20 arena dates in the first quarter of 2005. The pair first worked together on a USO tour last summer, according to Keith's manager, T.K. Kimbrell. "Ted loves country music, and on this USO tour, Toby's band backed him up and ...

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