SAXON Name New Album

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have set "Lionheart" as the title of their new album, due on September 20 through SPV Records. Taking care of all drumming duties on the CD is Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS), who will also join the group on their upcoming tour, according to Germany's Rock Hard magazine. Previous SAXON skinsman Fritz ...

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UNLEASHED: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new UNLEASHED track, titled "Winterland", has been posted online in Real Media format at this location. "Winterland" comes off the legendary Swedish death metal band's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", due on July 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hell's Unleashed" was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Folkare at ...

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Ex-TROUBLE/ZOETROPE Drummer To Play With DEBRIS INC.

Former TROUBLE/ZOETROPE drummer Barry Stern will be sitting behind the kit for DEBRIS INC. when they perform at the Templars of Doom Festival in Indianapolis on June 19. He will also be playing with the band at their Templars warm-up date on June 17 at the Liar's Club in Chicago, Illinois. DEBRIS INC. is the ...

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CHIMAIRA To Co-Headline ROADRAGE Tour

CHIMAIRA will be teaming up with three other Roadrunner acts (who will be named in the next few days) in August to co-headline the return of a USA RoadRage tour. Dates, venues and bands will be announced shortly. In other news, the second CHIMAIRA show in Greece (Thessaloniki) has been canceled due to "venue problems," ...

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DEATHSTARS To Support DISSECTION In Stockholm

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have been booked as the opening act for the DISSECTION comeback show on October 30 at Klubben in Stockholm. As previously reported, DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — was released through Nuclear Blast last November. The Swedish band, in ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Members Form New Band

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band. "[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record New EP, Hit The Road

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Greetings! We are leaving to go to Atlanta to record (and play ...

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CELLOUT Singer To Participate In Swedish TV Program

Sweden's CELLOUT have been forced to turn down a number of festival gigs in June and July so that the group's singer, Percy Mejhagen (info), could participate in SVT's (Swedish national television) new production, called "Riket" (Swedish for "the Realm"). In the meantime, several new songs have been recorded and the rest of ...

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STRATOVARIUS Drummer To Guest On KALEDON CD

STRATOVARIUS' Jörg Michael will be recording the drum tracks for the third full-length album from Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON at the Alpha Omega studio in Como, Italy. "This is a very professional recording studio, and the sound engineer is the ANCIENT's manager," reads a post on the group's web site. "He is a very ...

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