Ex-GEEZER Vocalist Forms New Project

Vocalist Clark Brown (GEEZER, LD/50, BEWKENHEIMER) has reportedly teamed up with members of popular Worcester, Massachusetts-area hardcore bands CHANGE OF SYSTEM, HOOD and SEVEN HILL PSYCHOS in a brand new project dubbed CHAGRIN. The group, whose sound is said to be "heavier" than that of BEWKENHEIMER while still featuring Clark's "catchy hooks", are currently working ...

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KAMELOT: Songwriting Sessions Going 'Better Than Expected'

KAMELOT mastermind Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello Kamelotians!!! "We are very pleased to tell you all that the writing sessions are going even better than expected. We have now completed 8 new songs and cannot get the melodies out of our heads. A good sign for ...

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AEROSMITH Get Charitable

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford and JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell are among the stars appearing on the Disney album "A World of Happiness", due February 2. Farrell and Deborah Harry perform together on the track "The Patience Bossa", one of two songs the BLONDIE singer appears on. Billboard reports that a percentage of proceeds from ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Play California In January

MURDERDOLLS, the band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 15 - Key Club - Hollywood, CA Jan. 17 - ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES To Explore 'New World' On Forthcoming CD

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have reportedly set "New World Messiah" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "Shadowland", tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Working songtitles include "Against the World", "The Icon" and the projected title track. The group's bassist Nils Eriksson had previously described the new material as "pretty ...

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GAMMA RAY, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR Members To Partake In 'All-Star' Jam

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen, HAMMERFALL's Joacim Cans, PRIMAL FEAR's Tom Naumann and GODIVA's Mitch Koonz are among the musicians tentatively scheduled to partake in an "all-star" jam at the 20th anniversary party for the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg (Germany). The jam, which is slated to take place this Sunday, December 28, will reportedly include selections from HELLOWEEN ...

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