LED ZEPPELIN To Receive 'Lifetime Achievement' Grammy

LED ZEPPELIN were among the 10 acts selected Tuesday (Jan. 4) to receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. "The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture around the world," said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy in a statement Tuesday. "These profoundly ...

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ENTHRALLMENT To Enter Studio This Month

Bulgarian brutal death metal band ENTHRALLMENT have set "Smashed Brain Collection" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in the spring. The CD will be recorded at Marinov studio beginning on January 22 and will contain nine songs. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Awaiting the Death", "Total Zombie Domination", "Mutant", ...

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CALMSITE To Enter Studio In April

Finnish "melodic deathrock" band CALMSITE has re-signed with the U.S. label Oak-Knoll Productions for the release of their sophomore album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in April, will be licensed to Firebox Records for the European territory. CALMSITE released their debut album, "The Erector", in early 2004 through Oak-Knoll. In existence ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Talks About DIMEBAG MEMORIAL FUND Benefit Concert

RollingStone.com is reporting that DISTURBED frontman David Draiman took a break from recording the band's third album to organize a benefit for the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund on February 23 at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. The fund was established to cover medical and bereavement expenses for three victims of the Columbus, Ohio, nightclub shooting on December ...

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THUNDERSTONE: In Mixing Mode

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their third album at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne. 11 songs are being finalized, with the track listing, album title and release date soon to be announced. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Tool of the Devil", "Welcome ...

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ACHERON: Polish Live Photos Posted Online

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON made their Polish live debut as part of the Conquer Records Winter 2004 Festivals in late November. Check out photos from Progresja.com. As previously reported, ACHERON have been working on music for their next album, tentatively titled "Sanctum Regnum". The band are taking it slowly and ...

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GAIA EPICUS Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have parted ways with drummer Mikael Duna. "He will put the drumsticks away for good!" the band write on their web site. "He has made this decision because he just didn't feel like playing anymore. GAIA EPICUS says thanks for all the good times and good drumming that he did ...

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DOOM SHALL RISE Festival Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the third Doom Shall Rise festival, the world's biggest festival exclusively dedicated to doom metal, are now on sale at the festival web site, DoomShallRise.de. The third installment of this annual event will take place on April 15-16 in Göppingen, Germany. The billing is as follows: BEYOND BELIEF (NL) BURNING SAVIOURS ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Santa Monica

DOPESICK, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring former SKINLAB/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show on Wednesday, January 5 at 14 below in Santa Monica, California. Showtime is 9:00 p.m. Commented Albright: "I started writing a bunch of songs when all the SEBASTIAN stuff was going on, and when that ...

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