ACES HIGH to Release 'Forgive And Forget' In Late Spring

Swedish melodic hard rockers ACES HIGH will release their long-awaited third album, "Forgive And Forget", in late spring through GMR Music. The follow-up to 1998's "Pull No Punches" (Megarock Records) was mixed at Denmark's Soundpage Studios, and features a guest appearance by HAMMERFALL/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Anders Johansson. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: European Chart Domination

CRADLE OF FILTH's major label debut, "Damnation And A Day" (Sony), has scored the following first-week European chart entries: 15 - Germany 30 - Sweden 37 - France 44 - U.K. 44 - Austria 48 - Belgium 51 - Holland 81 – Switzerland CRADLE OF FILTH's "Damnation And A Day" will receive a U.S. release ...

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SOULFLY's CAVALERA Appreciates U.S. Troops' Efforts In Iraq

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, currently on the road in Europe to promote the band's "3" CD, has seen Europe's reaction to the world's events, and has also run into some of America's armed forces along the way. "We saw many things like the Militar...Presence de Militar (military) in places like the Vatican that we visited ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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MARBLE ARCH To Perform On Swedish Radio

Swedish atmospheric metal/gothic rock act MARBLE ARCH (formerly EVERCRY) will perform live on Swedish radio channel Rockklassiker 106.7 FM's "Morronrock" show on Thursday, April 24. In other news, the band will appear at Kafé 44 in Stockholm on April 24 and at Hard Rock Café in Stockholm on Friday, April 25. The Hard Rock Cafe ...

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DIAMOND REXX: No More SCHMIDT

Contrary to a report posted here last week, former MASTER drummer Bill Schmidt is no longer a member of Chicago's DIAMOND REXX. Schmidt, who joined REXX "officially" on Sept. 22, 2002 was not featured on the band's latest CD, "The Evil", and was replaced earlier this year by returning REXX drummer Johnny Cottone. ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Offers Free Download

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer is making available for download the solo track "Spinning Round" "on account of the war in Iraq," the singer wrote on his official web site. "The overwhelming feedback that I've received tying together the lyric in this song seems appropriate for the times, so to all that wanted this ...

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SHADOWKEEP Seek New Drummer

Britain's SHADOWKEEP have parted ways with drummer Scott Higham (ex-ANGEL WITCH) and are currently seeking a replacement. All applicants must be "powerful, tight, technical and precise. Double bass, pro equipment and a great attitude [are] also essential. No timewasters." For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (0771) 4600 430. ...

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IMPELLITTERI: 'New Sound' Planned For Upcoming CD

IMPELLITTERI, the band led by guitar legend Chris Impellitteri, are currently working on their new CD, due before the end of the year. According to the group's official web site, the forthcoming album will represent "a new sound for the band. Fast, furious and a touch of opera. Chris has been talking with MAJOR producers ...

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