CAMP FREDDY Begin Recording Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), entered a Los Angeles studio last week to begin recording ...

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Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Tour With FIVE FIFTEEN

Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson will play a couple of dates as a special guest with FIVE FIFTEEN in Scandinavia at the end of February. FIVE FIFTEEN are out promoting their new album, "The Sensational Five Fifteen", with the line-up of Mika Jarvinen (guitar & vocals), Saana Koskinen (vocals & flute), Matti Salovaara ...

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NAGLFAR Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's ...

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GODSMACK To Release Acoustic EP In March

GODSMACK's all-acoustic "The Other Side" EP finally will hit shelves March 16. The set originally was intended to drop last fall. "We haven't put it out yet because 'Faceless' still has legs and we didn't want to interrupt the momentum," singer Sully Erna told MTV.com. "['The Other Side'] will keep GODSMACK in the public eye ...

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ANTESTOR, BENEA REACH, TEKLA KNOS Confirmed For BOBFEST 2004

ANTESTOR (atmospheric black metal), BENEA REACH (hardcore) and TEKLA KNOS (punk) are the latest bands confirmed for Bobfest 2004 (Europe's biggest Christian metal festival), which is scheduled to take place held March 5-7, 2004 at Ryttargårdskyrkan in Linköping, Sweden. Also set to appear are EXTOL (progressive thrash/death masters from Norway), HARMONY (melodic metal from Sweden), ...

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WINDIR Frontman Died Of Hypothermia

The surviving members of the Norwegian black metal band WINDIR have issued a statement confirming reports that vocalist Terje "Valfar" Bakken was found dead on Saturday, January 17. "Terje left his home Wednesday [January 14], when he did not return his family got worried and contacted the police. Saturday [January 17] our greatest ...

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SUFFOCATION Commence Work On 'Souls To Deny'

Death metal legends SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new full-length album, entitled "Souls to Deny". The wildly influential band are recording at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta. The band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within", "Souls to Deny" also marks the band's first full-length album for ...

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ZEKE Complete Work On New Album

Relapse Records recording artists ZEKE have completed work on their forthcoming album, entitled "'Til the Livin' End". Recorded at Seattle's Sound House Studios with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY) and mixed at Hanzek Studios, "'Til the Livin' End" is set for an April 6 U.S. release date via Relapse Records and Ryko Distribution and ...

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