THUNDERSTONE: In Writing Mode

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE are currently writing songs for their third album, tentatively due next spring through Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to record three new songs as part of the pre-production process for the new CD. The actual recording sessions for the follow-up to this year's ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's sophomore album, "Years In Waste", is scheduled for release on November 9. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light", "Years In Waste" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Court Case Coming To Close

Mike Lewis of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports: Janie Hendrix dominated Al Hendrix's financial affairs before and after he died, so why would she be silent during discussions of the estate's most important long-term issue, an inheritance worth millions, asked attorney Robert Curran during closing arguments in the legal battle over the Hendrix estate. ...

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RE:IGNITION: New Song Posted Online

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB mainman Steev Esquivel, have uploaded a new song, entitled "For Our Souls", at their official web site. Download it here. "We've been hard at work recording new material at [SKINLAB guitarist/RE:IGNITION bassist] Snake's Greendot Studios," the band write on their web site. "So far we have around ...

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DISGORGE Sign With CRASH MUSIC INC.

California death-grind band DISGORGE have signed a three-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. The band are currently working on their Crash debut, entitled "Parallels of Infinite Torture", which will be released in early 2005. DISGORGE released their first demo In 1992 entitled "Cognitive Lust of Mutilation" and made a name for themselves in the underground ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Star In 'The Polar Express'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will star in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the Caldecott-winning children's book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg, according to Zap2it.com. In keeping with the holiday theme, Tyler will play one of Santa's elfin helpers. "Polar Express" tells the story of a skeptical young boy who is transported along with ...

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DAATH: New Album To Be Mixed By Former DEATH Guitarist

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have recruited former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy to mix their second album, tentatively titled "The Hinderers". "We are currently in pre-production and expect to start tracking in November," the band write on their web site. "We're going to slow down on booking gigs in order to allow more time for ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Music Available For Download

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF, now featuring singer Jeff Martin (RACER X), have uploaded the two remaining songs from their recently recorded three-track demo at their official web site. The full-length MP3 files can be downloaded at the following links: "Behind the Gun" (mp3) and "Disconnect" (mp3). A full-length MP3 of the ...

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