BESEECH To Release New Album In February

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH have set a tentative February 2004 release date through Napalm Records for their fourth full-length album, "Drama". BESEECH have spent the past few weeks at Studio Mega recording the follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway", the group's first effort since the departure of longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin. According to guitarist Robert ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Split Up

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band featuring former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have split up. Click here to read the complete tale of internal bickering and finger-pointing that led to the band's break-up. Former AGGRESSION CORE drummer Dale Puckett, who was ousted from the group in the fall of 2002, is ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese tour in support of their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 03 - Shinsaibashi-Club Quatro – ...

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Another Female Singer Covers DEF LEPPARD: Free Download Available

Mariah Carey's version of DEF LEPPARD's "Bringin' On The Heartbreak", which was released as a single recently, generated renewed interest in another female singer covering a LEPPARD classic: Emm Gryner recorded her version, or should we say interpretation, of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" a couple of years ago. Says Emm: "I was the only ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Show Headed To CD, DVD

Fans of the legendary guitarist JIMI HENDRIX will be pleased to learn that plans exist to issue a CD and limited-edition double-LP, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Berkeley (The Second Set)", on October 14. The recording stems from a 1970 performance that has long been partially available on VHS, according to Billboard.com. A ...

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