TARAXACUM Cancel Bochum Gig

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Matrix in Bochum, Germany on April 17. According to Exxel, "Our sound engineer and owner of ...

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DESTINY Sign With GMR MUSIC

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have landed a deal with GMR Music Group for the release of their new album, "Future Of The Past", due in the fall. "Future Of The Past" was recorded in the band's own DRS Studios and features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson. ...

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EPHEL DUATH Set Release Date For 'The Painter's Palette'

Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH have set a May 19 European release date through Elitist Records for their second album, "The Painter's Palette". Joining main visionary and guitarist Davide Tiso on the new album are a number of guest musicians, including hardcore vocalist Lucio Lorusso George, progressive bass player Fabio Fecchio, singer Davide Tolomei and ...

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MNEMIC Guitarist Seeks Web-Design Work

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie (ex-MERCENARY), who also works as a webdesigner at Effigy Design, is on the lookout for new bands to design web sites for. Eftemie has previously worked with such groups as MESHUGGAH, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GENOCIDE SS, and HATESPHERE, among others. Interested parties can visit www.effigy-design.dk or e-mail [email protected] MNEMIC, ...

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WOLVERINE Complete Work On 'Cold Light Of Monday'

Sweden's WOLVERINE have completed work on their second full-length album, "Cold Light Of Monday", tentatively due in June through Elitist Records. According to an official press release, "the album explores WOLVERINE's darker side, packed with high-quality, brooding classics tempered with the exquisite technical bravado that you'd readily expect." The full track listing for "Cold Light ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Have New Album Ready

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have finished writing songs for their follow-up album to last year's "Songs For The Deaf". Frontman Josh Homme revealed that he and bass player Nick Oliveri have already written enough songs to fill a double album. Homme said: "We've got 20 songs. They're all written and the band understands how ...

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SOILWORK Guitarist: 'DEVIN TOWNSEND Is A Machine'

SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers recently spoke to Chart Attack about the recording process for the new record, "Figure Number Five", after working with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend on the band's last album, 2002's "Natural Born Chaos". "Well, one thing was to be extremely anal," Wichers said. "When it came to recording, [Devin] was ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO and his band KILLERS are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO ...

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TURBONEGRO: New Music Posted Online

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have posted two brand new tracks in MP3 format at this location. "Turbonegro Must Be Destroyed" and "Fuck The World (F.T.W.)" come off the group's upcoming album, "Scandinavian Leather", due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. ...

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