METALIUM Commence Work On New Album

Germany's METALIUM have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. "The boys gathered in the past weeks to listen to the songs (as you should know meanwhile ALL musicians in METALIUM are writing music...) and arranging as well as pre-produce the ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Release New Single

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA will release a new single, "Far Away Vol. 2", on May 19. The title track to the single will feature guest lead vocals courtesy of LAMBRETTA singer Linda Sundblad. The full track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Far Away Vol. 2 02. Far Away Vol.2 (extended version) 03. ...

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SUGARCOMA Announce U.K. Gigs

British female-fronted act SUGARCOMA have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 19 - Romford, Essex, UK @ Best of the Best All Dayer Jun. 14 – Newport, Cardiff, UK @ TJs (w/ SKINDRED) SUGARCOMA are tentatively set to begin work on their sophomore album later in the year. The follow-up to ...

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TARAXACUM Cancel Bochum Gig

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Matrix in Bochum, Germany on April 17. According to Exxel, "Our sound engineer and owner of ...

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DESTINY Sign With GMR MUSIC

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have landed a deal with GMR Music Group for the release of their new album, "Future Of The Past", due in the fall. "Future Of The Past" was recorded in the band's own DRS Studios and features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson. ...

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EPHEL DUATH Set Release Date For 'The Painter's Palette'

Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH have set a May 19 European release date through Elitist Records for their second album, "The Painter's Palette". Joining main visionary and guitarist Davide Tiso on the new album are a number of guest musicians, including hardcore vocalist Lucio Lorusso George, progressive bass player Fabio Fecchio, singer Davide Tolomei and ...

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MNEMIC Guitarist Seeks Web-Design Work

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie (ex-MERCENARY), who also works as a webdesigner at Effigy Design, is on the lookout for new bands to design web sites for. Eftemie has previously worked with such groups as MESHUGGAH, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GENOCIDE SS, and HATESPHERE, among others. Interested parties can visit www.effigy-design.dk or e-mail [email protected] MNEMIC, ...

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WOLVERINE Complete Work On 'Cold Light Of Monday'

Sweden's WOLVERINE have completed work on their second full-length album, "Cold Light Of Monday", tentatively due in June through Elitist Records. According to an official press release, "the album explores WOLVERINE's darker side, packed with high-quality, brooding classics tempered with the exquisite technical bravado that you'd readily expect." The full track listing for "Cold Light ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Have New Album Ready

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have finished writing songs for their follow-up album to last year's "Songs For The Deaf". Frontman Josh Homme revealed that he and bass player Nick Oliveri have already written enough songs to fill a double album. Homme said: "We've got 20 songs. They're all written and the band understands how ...

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