CELTIC FROST's TOM FISCHER To Release Solo Album

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom G. Fischer has announced plans to release a solo album sometime in 2005. The following is Fischer's official statement on the matter: "Yes, I am working on a solo album, and I am aiming at releasing it next year. This will in no way negatively affect or delay work on the ...

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Court Battle Over JIMI HENDRIX's Estate Begins

Gene Johnson of The Associated Press reports: Relatives of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court Monday (June 28) to begin another legal battle over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. The case, the latest of several that have entangled the Hendrix estate in the ...

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ROADRAGE 2004: Tour Dates Announced

A bunch of dates have been announced for the RoadRage 2004 tour, which is scheduled to kick off early August and run through mid-September. Joining co-headliners MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be Roadrunner Records' newest signings, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 03 - The Odeon - ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with GWAR, which also included a ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Perform With The BOSTON POPS Orchestra

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth will be performing with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at this year's "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" Independence Day concert in Boston, to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade via the CBS television network. Roth is scheduled to perform his hits "California Girls" and "Jump" with the ...

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VADER: 'The Beast' Track Listing Announced

Polish death metal veterans VADER have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "The Beast", due on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, including two new songs, will be released on August 25 with the 4/2004 issue of Thrash 'em All magazine. "The Beast" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio ...

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HATE ETERNAL To Enter Studio In August

Florida's kings of extreme death metal HATE ETERNAL have confirmed plans for the recording of their third album, the follow-up to 2002's breakthrough "King Of All Kings". As yet untitled, the album will be recorded and mixed at HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan's own studio, Mana Recording Studios, in Tampa, Florida. Recording is set to ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING: European Dates Announced

Following their successful appearance at last month's Fuck The Commerce VII festival in Germany, Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING will return to western Europe for two additional concerts in mid-July. The dates are as follows: Jul. 16 - Little Devil - Tilburg, NETH (w/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION, BRUTUS) Jul. 17 - The Frontline - Gent, ...

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NONPOINT Single 'The Truth' Wins #1 Most Added Honors

Florida's NONPOINT have landed the #1 most added single at rock radio with the politically charged tune "The Truth". "The Truth" can now be heard in nearly every market in the Top 20, including heavy hitters WZZN (Chicago), WAAF (Boston), WRIF (Detroit), KUPD (Phoenix), KXXR (Minneapolis). "The Truth" comes off the band's long-awaited third album, ...

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