VELVET REVOLVER To Add B-Sides To New Version Of Debut Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER's U.S fans will be able to hear some of the B-side cover versions from some of their overseas singles. The band will release a new version of their debut album, "Contraband", later this month packaged with an additional disc featuring the covers — AEROSMITH's "No More No ...

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CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2005

CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED and LENG TCH'E are the latest bands confirmed for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, a two-day festival set to take place May 28-29 at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. The complete list of acts scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: CRYPTOPSY (Canada) IMMOLATION (New York) ABORTED (Belgium) GENERAL SURGERY (Sweden) ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Album Delayed?

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's new album tentatively titled "Hypnotize", appears to have had its projected release date pushed back to March 2005 from the previously announced January 18, 2005. The new CD is the long-awaited follow-up to SYSTEM OF A DOWN's 2001 sophomore effort, "Toxicity", and its companion disc of leftover "Toxicity" tracks, 2002's "Steal ...

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AFTER ALL Negotiating New Record Deal

Belgium's AFTER ALL are in the final stages of negotiations with record labels for the release of their recently completed new album, "The Vermin Breed". The follow-up to 2002's "Mercury Rising" was recorded with producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, SODOM, KREATOR) at the Spiderhouse Studios in Berlin, Germany. A final decision regarding the new record deal ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's HELLFUELED are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, SONATA ARCTICA, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information ...

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IN BATTLE Set Working Title For New Album

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have set "Terrorkings" as the tentative title of their next album, tentatively due in 2005 via Cold/Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to this year's "Welcome to the Battlefield" will be produced and mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist), who worked with the group on their most recent ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Perform At HELP THE HOMELESS Benefit

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy, former JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney (bass) and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison are among the musicians that will be performing a short acoustic set to benefit Help The Homeless at The Falcon (7213 Sunset Blvd.) in Hollywood, CA this coming ...

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