AS HOPE DIES Reform, Begin Writing New Material

Roughly one year after breaking up, Southern California metal/hardcore band AS HOPE DIES have reformed with a new line up. The group have reportedly completed five new songs for an upcoming record, with three more songs in the works. According to the band, their new material is "very similar to the old stuff, just a ...

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ANTIMATTER To Go 'All Natural' On Upcoming CD

Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have posted the following update at their official web site: "Recording is now complete for the English half of ANTIMATTER's as yet untitled third album. Mick recorded four tracks in mid-July ('A Portrait Of The Young Man As An ...

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LUPARA Add New Guitarist, Prepare To Enter Studio

LUPARA, the Illinois-based band featuring former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, recently relocated to Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL where they are rehearsing and preparing to record close to 20 new songs. "We've spent the last few months (late spring and all of summer) basically writing and trying to move forward with the band," ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Live Album, DVD Due Before The End Of The Year

THE NEW YORK DOLLS are scheduled to release a new live album, entitled "Pre-Crash Condition", in September, according to Gigwise.com. Recorded at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival earlier in the year, the album features recordings from the bands comeback shows. A DVD from same show is also planned for release before the end of the year. All ...

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GARY MOORE Cancels MILLER STRAT PACK Concert Appearance

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore has cancelled his previously announced participation in the Miller Strat Pack concert on Friday, September 24 at Wembley Arena, in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. According to a posting on Gary's web site, Moore is still receiving treatment for an infection to his left hand, which jhad previously led to the ...

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STEVE VAI To Honor CARLOS SANTANA

Steve Vai will perform the Carlos Santana track "Love of My Life" with Dave Matthews at an event honoring Santana with the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year award on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Actress Salma Hayek and the executive producer of the evening, Quincy ...

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CATHEDRAL To Support H.I.M. On U.K. Tour

British cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as main support on the forthcoming H.I.M. U.K. tour. Commented CATHEDRAL frontman Lee Dorrian: "Touring with H.I.M. is really a great thing for us, we are really excited!" Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 11 - Dublin, IRE @ Olympia Oct. 12 - Belfast, IRE @ Mandela ...

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